January 4, 2009

Tip Our Hats: Guys That Pick Great Songs To Sing In Karaoke

There are few things better than a guy who can start the party with his totally spot-on karaoke song choice. When he commands the stage and really gets into it, it's pretty awesome. For that minute, in that dank karaoke den, we beam with pride that yes, we are there with the guy who just gave Axl W. Rose a run for his money and belted out to, "Watch it bring you to your shun-na-na-na-na knees, knees."

We're not historians on the subject, but we suppose that Ferris Bueller was the earliest example of this phenomenon. He got an entire city to boogey to "Twist and Shout." I mean, look at him over there rockin' the mic like it ain't no thang. His hair is all wind-tossed, his eyebrows are, like, ten feet off his forehead. He OWNS that karaoke performance. And, he didn't even need a monitor with the words! That's impressive.

Other stellar karaoke song choices are:
  • "Everybody Wants Some" by Van Halen, complete with Diamond Dave-esque howls
  • "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran
  • "Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)" by Wham
  • "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
  • "Big Poppa" by Notorious B.I.G.
  • "Turn Back Time" by Cher (trust us on this one)
  • "Fallen Angel" by Poison
  • "Sail Away" by Enya (just kidding!)
  • "Kiss" by Prince
  • "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard
  • "Live Wire" by Motley Crue
  • The Fresh Prince theme song
An honorable mention goes out to some country songs and old-skool rap songs. Those can be really fun, too. But, only in moderation. We're looking for upbeat crowd-pleasers here.

So, to all you karaoke superstars, we tip our hats to you. Your ability to bring the house down with your soulful renditions can really lift our spirits up.


vixen in the city said...

Im new to your blog but I love it! My fave karaoke song is "all she wants to do is dance" by Don Henley

Anna said...

Ooooh! Good song choice. I might have to try that out next time I karaoke.

True story: my first time karaokeing was in a Memphis bar during a road trip with my bff Courtney. We had just gone to Graceland earlier in the day. I sang "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake and while on stage I asked the management to bring out a black and a white BMW for my stage props, like how the band has it in their video. Strangely, they didn't comply.

I never got to unleash my inner Tawny Kittaen! Put that one on the bucket list.

Lisa said...

This post is super-ironic to me as I am going out for karaoke tomorrow night....a trip that has been in the works for like, weeks. My friends are pumped. I think I'm scared.

And I'm the singer.

Sarah said...

If you can get a fella to duet with you, don't you want me by human league never fails

Anna said...

Even though there isn't a dude in the mix, Shannon wanted to sing that with me when we went karaokeing last week! Too funny. It's pretty much the only vocal range I can do well and not crack the windows of the place.

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