I’ve had a few nights out with the girls getting on one(s) at the Zoo karaoke bar in Newmarket and I think we’ve cracked the codes for the best karaoke songs to sing. The best songs are not necessarily your favourite songs, or the best songs ever written. Often you can fall into the trap of picking a song that’s great to listen to, but is an absoloute bitch to sing. Or, you might pick a song that you can sing really well, but is a real drag for everyone else in the room to listen to. Karaoke isn’t about showing off how great you are at singing, it’s about laughter and fun and maximum crowd participation. For a karaoke song to really be great, it’s gotta have that immediate, ‘I know this!!’ reaction. Perhaps the song will have a bit of nostalgia thrown in, the pattern won’t be too complicated, the lyrics simple, fun and giggle inducing, and most importantly, it will get even the shy-guys joining in. So, keeping that formula in mind, here are the 10 best songs to sing at karaoke:
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way – Song climax – Nick @ 2:30 : “DON’T WANNA HEAR YOUUU (SAYYYYY YAYAYA AHAYEAH)…Ain’t nothing but a heartache, ain’t nothing but a mistake…”
Boyz II Men – End of The Road – Song climax @ well, actually, this song is pretty much at a climax the entire way through, but karaoke makes this song even better cos you get to do Michael’s ‘baby I knew about it, I just didn’t care…you just won’t come back to me, will you? just come back to me!’ word for word.