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You’re on stage. The lights are low. Suddenly, a spotlight shines down on you and a murmur goes through the crowd as the first chords of a familiar song begin to play. You raise the mic to your mouth, wait for the words to appear on the screen, and become the rock star you always knew you were meant to be.
That’s right, folks. It’s karaoke. Everyone’s chance to show off their (lack of) talent by singing their favorite songs. In public. To a bunch of friends and strangers. Who will simultaneously laugh at and sing along with whoever’s up on stage.
I Asked, You Answered: Best Karaoke Songs
This week I asked my email subscribers:
What song would you choose to sing if you were at a karaoke bar?
“I’ve had many a run at the karaoke night at the bar when I was younger and had no kids. It was always a group sing-along of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ from Journey or ‘Piece of My Heart’ from Janis Joplin.” –Renee C.
“I’ve only been in a karaoke bar once but I would love to do it again. I think my song would be from ABBA ‘Thank you for the music’! This song can make you the star of the night or make you feel really embarrassed! There are some pretty high notes in it! I would need a Vodka-Coke for sure to even start singing…..or two :)” -Barbara A.
” ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ – Shania Twain.” -Jackie B.
“My go-to karaoke song is ‘Born To Be Wild’ [Steppenwolf]. I’m not sure how it started, but it goes back a looooong time and usually includes some stand up comedy!!” -Carolyn D.
What song would you sing?
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I don’t think I’ve ever done karaoke….is that weird? I suppose though if I did it now it would be Let it Go!
No one would have any clue that you were a mom 😉
I can’t sing… Like at all, but put a few drinks in me and I’ll sing some ‘Girls just wanna have fun!’ Cliche and amazingness!!!!
I think the cliche songs are the best. Everyone knows them!
Never been to a karaoke place but the kids and I often have a version of karaoke when Disney has their sing a long movie versions and I can break into my own words to Let it Go or Do you Wanna build a (insert object of topic here) at random times through out the day. I have also been know to sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow…. I’m pretty sure Disney is now trying to figure out how to sue me for butchering their material.
That sounds exactly like what I do! I change the words to songs all the time and when I’m with the kids, I’ll really belt it out.
I love, LOVE Karaoke! My songs are Old Time Rock N Roll by Bob Seeger, Hit me with your best shot by Pat Benetar and Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot.
Ooh, those are good ones!
I used to love Karaoke, but now with kids I haven’t done it in years. Back in the day, I think I was in the 8th grade, I won a contest singing Tiffany’s version of “I think I’m alone now.” But, if I had to do it now, I would probably try Dolly Parton’s “9-to-5.”
Tiffany!!! I loved her!
Creative Mama Renee says
And I must say, not embarrassed at all for my tone-deaf renditions of these songs during my time in the spotlight of the karaoke mic. But, that might have been… no, definitely was, the alcohol talking…
Katy Blevins - Chaos & Kiddos says
Admittedly, I’ve never done karaoke, nor do I plan to (even though I can actually sing!). I have the world’s worst stage fright. I do love watching it though. I love seeing people just let loose and have fun. It’s always a great laugh and such a great environment to kick back with friends for a good time!
I always admire people who can let loose and not care what other people think. I’m definitely too self-conscious.
I love rock n roll put another dime…! but not a bog karaoke fan.. too much attn in all the wrong places!
I’ve only done it once. Several friends were doing it with me and I was still mortified.
Tove Stakkestad says
I am not sure I can be drunk enough to go to a Karaoke bar again… But Cyndi Lauper “Time after Time” – with an exaggerated and over-dramatic head movements.
Haha! Yeah, I think the dancing/movements is just as important as the singing 😉