Karaoke can be a popular activity for just about any happy and fun occasions. Whether it is enjoying a night out on the down, having fun at a family reunion, or listening to the sound of your own voice, singing to favorite songs always seem to come up.
For some, it can be a nerve-wrecking occasion. You don’t want to sound bad in front of an audience. What these people need are easy and popular songs that can get the crowd going. The audience may be more interested in joining in on some of the lines rather than boo.
So here are eight songs that a person can karaoke to with little fear of messing things up. It’s worth noting that you can typically find a karaoke CD that may include all of these on it – there are plenty of diverse karaoke CD options out there, spanning all decades and genres of music. You can check out Amazon or a karaoke-centric site like theboxtigermusic for help if you can’t find a good karaoke cd to get started with.
8) “Summer Nights” – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
This classic song from the Grease movie literally demands audience participation when it gets sung. Many others likely will want to sing to the “Tell me more, tell me more” lines that constantly crop up.
7) “Fly” – Sugar Ray
This simple song should be easy to sing to because it wasn’t really that well-sung to begin with despite becoming a No. 1 hit back in 1997. The tone is relatively flat throughout even on the “I just wanna fly” bits.
6) “Love Shack” – B-52s
If you are a guy, then this song could work though you may actually need a girl or two. Still, given its fun-loving style, funny yet energetic rhythm, and easy singing parts, this B-52s song makes for popular listening to any audience looking for a happy song.
5) “Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba
Also known as “I Get Knocked Down“, this unique song is simple to sing to and just plain crazy with its lyrics. It is an ideal song if your fellow buddies are already feeling tipsy drink.
4) “Say My Name” – Destiny’s Child
This song is perfect for a group of girls with one lead and a pair of backup vocals. It is simple to sing and it has a snappy rhythm to it. Let’s just say you will sing the line “say my name” a lot and then are mostly talking the rest of the way.
3) “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
For some reason, everyone wants to hear this at a karaoke bar. You may need someone with a high pitch to get through the “Somewhere in the NIGHTTTTT” and “PEOPLEEEEEEE”, but the audience always seems to get up for this when it sung by a group of a guys trying to have fun.
2) “500 miles” – The Proclaimers
A popular song and an easy song to sing for the person on stage and for the audience to join in. The line “But I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more” is so bouncy with its rhythm and tone, many want to join in.
1) “I Love Rock n’ Roll” – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
This is a song more about loudness and attitude more than actual singing ability. The Joan Jett version is easy to sing to in its simplistic tone. However, it easy to clap to and sing along to, so the audience usually joins in after a few lines. It doesn’t take a good voice to sing this, yet the song remains popular to this day.