What Are Some Good Karaoke Songs?

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Karaoke is an entertaining and often hilarious pastime enjoyed by people all over the world. If you are heading out to the karaoke bar with a group of friends, it might help if you have a list of potential songs before you get there, so you don't spend all night looking through the bar catalog. Different songs are better for male, female and group arrangements.

Men

  • Men can choose songs originally recorded by male artists and songs that are lower in pitch that are generally easier to sing. If you want to rock out, "Always" by Bon Jovi or "My Sharona" by The Knack are two classics that will get the whole bar jumping. If you're looking to slow things down with a serenade, try Mr. Big's "To Be With You" or K-Ci and JoJo's "All My Life." Look for other rock classics with lots of lyrics like "Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC or even cult favorites like "The Time Warp" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." This ensures that you'll have plenty of people singing along with you.

Women

  • Women have a smorgasbord to choose from when it comes to picking titles for their songs. They can go with powerhouse sensations by singing Whitney Houston's, "I Will Always Love You" or Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone." They can also transform themselves into girl power pop divas by testing their vocals on "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls or "Barbie Girl" by Aqua. Or they can pick up a moody, singer song-writer vibe by slinging Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" or Vanessa Carlton's "1,000 Miles." Just don't forget to choose a song within your vocal range.

Groups

  • If you're not ready to brave the stage all on your own, choose a song that can be sung by a group so that you have a little more moral support behind the microphone. Songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is perfect for a group with a variety of singing abilities. A group of guys can slow it down with a Boys II Men number, and a group of girls might want to sing "Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls. Look for group songs that have different parts and assign them out so that you can all feel like rock stars on the stage.

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