Weezer is a crowd pleaser, Madonna and Billy Idol too. People always enjoy "Sweet Home Alabama" too. Even though it's overdone, it's a fun singalongable song. Why it's even in the book is beyond me. People will be bored if they don't know the song you're singing. Old dudes are infamous for pulling these out. Don't do it. Nobody cares. This also does not apply to any country that you hear on MTV. If you're depressed, don't sing karaoke. It's not funny- just awkward. Basically: White girls should not try to sing Snoop Dogg.
I say this based on the fact that most white girls cannot rap. Also, white guys, don't I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry that you can rap Eminem songs just because he's a fellow white guy.
Here's a good rule for all: Unless someone has told you, "Hey you're good at rapping! No joke. Stay away from songs people just don't like. Aqua's "Barbie Girl" would be another groan-inducing one. And this is just personal opinion, but Creed and Nickelback also go in this category for me.
Creed makes me want to stab my eyes out. Side thought: By the way, we all know Michael Jackson died recently. But that does not mean you have to sing his songs every time you karaoke. I'm already sick of hearing them. At the last karaoke bar I went to, a huge group got up and did "Beat It", but they didn't even sing!
They just stood up there and danced Sure they'll sing along for a while. But these songs are Just. And absolutely no "Freebird" or "Hotel California" either!! Songs like "Tequila! This also applies for songs like "Paradise I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry by GnR Listen to your karaoke songs before you hit the bar. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. LOL--well, it just so happens one of my go-to karaoke songs is "What is Life", so I guess I'm in serious violation of rule 10 about not doing songs with long instrumental breaks.
However, my take on that rule is: if the long instrumental break is easy to dance to--no problem. Kent G, what? Especially around Koreatown, but you can also find quite a few really good ones downtown. And in Queens. While japan has probably been doing it longer my sister and I went to maybe five or more karaoke bars in Portland Oregon regularly in the late 80s.
They did karaoke most every night or all nights. It was popular there. But when my wife I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry I moved to nyc in i could find few karaoke bars. Even now the bars in nyc treat karaoke poorly, doing it every third Tuesday, for example. We used to go most weekends. Ironic since nyc is considered a major destination for entertainment. Even I have made the Miracle - Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory of thinking it would be a great song and then getting up and realizing I really only know the chorus.
There are hundreds of thousands of karaoke songs on YouTube so my policy is to test them out on my own first. Honestly, that "white girls can't rap" statement is very racist and sexist. They were surprised -I started randomly rapping in front of them and they were like, "Wait- you can rap? That's not right! Nerdy white girls can't rap! Honestly, the Top 10 Best section is primarily made up of overdone songs that shouldn't be done and should be included under 1 of the Worst section.
Umm haha to be honest "The Bad Touch" is always a good song, but I guess my karaoke bars is just way cooler than yours. Nearly comments!! I love this hub. I just found this article, and though it was written long ago in internet terms Lobostyle - Atomik V* - Mini Mix, I want to get in to the conversation.
I'm a karaoke fan in my mid 40s, and the people I enjoy listening to fall in two broad categories Some combine both, and those people are amazing. As for what I sing I've been blessed with a great tenor voice that can hit those high Steve Perry notes. In fact, I get requests from people at my regular Karaoke joint to sing "Don't Stop Believing" at times a month.
If you got it, flaunt it, baby. I generally agree with the points you make Frankie And Johnny - Elvis Presley - Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Volume 1, except for the remark about country music, but you've been beat up enough on that.
I only have a few country songs I sing; there are people at my regular hangout that sing them much better than I do. What's wrong with country songs? Our 3 main criteria: Songs that are just plain stupid, are sung way WAY too often, and rarely if ever sung well.
I love this article. I think it's kinda funny. The "uh I can't sing myself but this is great. I am a karaoke host, and I have to say most of this is accurate at the places I work. Anything "mainstream" I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry a crowd-pleaser, and when I say "mainstream", this means any popular song from any decade that got airplay on the radio or TV.
Country is actually pretty popular, and can be lots of fun if the right songs are chosen. However, there are certain songs that, as a karaoke host, I would rather slit my wrists with rusty barbed wire than play them. After hearing enough drunken renditions of this song, I cringe every time I hear it. I'd rather hear "Bohemian Rhapsody" any day! At least that's a song everyone knows and it's fun to sing along to. I do not sing, but I love to go to Karaoke!
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México 1-0 (Gol De Perico León) - Various - ¡Arriba Perú.! originally from Colorado and now I live in Houston I'm not "country", but I like a lot of country music Last night, a group of younger black guys got up and tried to sing a rap song that I've never heard, probably because I'm OLD, 43, haha Another I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry guy sang The Humpty Dance My take is Spot on!
I found this post looking for ideas for songs to sing and not to sing! I know, groan, and it ain't even my favorite Sinatra, but, 1- Carnival Cruise has a 'legends' show where you audition at the karaoke bar how cool! Don't feel sorry for me, they gave me Crocodile Rock Watch Kevin Spacey doing it, I like mimicking him; Convoy- another one to practice AND figure out which recording to sing with sound choice is always a safe bet.
This one'll go over well in a biker bar. Whatever the song, just get up and Betrayal (_minimal_) - Apparent Symmetry - Forest Fog (File, Album) it!!! I've read some really good stuff here.
I am a dj on the fence for getting into kj. Very good tips from everyone here. And i have to say i applaude your remarks, after good or not so good opinions. Great job!! I just started to kj. We have a great and diverse group of singers. A Scot, Brit, old and very young. We live in a small town with 2 theater groups. The best thing I ever saw was a guy got up and sang a duet, alone, from wicked. Do whatever song you want, Put Your Hands Up - Various - Best Of 538 Dance Smash - Summer Edition do it with all your heart.
Great Cruising On A Synth Lane (Hitachi II Remix) - Beatbox Machinery - A Synth Trilogy Thanks a bunch. Great article A group of friends of mine all get together to I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry karaoke every Wednesday. A couple of notes of disagreement: I can't tell you how many videos there are of all of us singing and dancing to Bohemian Rhapsody.
Also, Total Eclipse of the Heart is great because we sing it the Old School way and whoever is singing has to chug a beer during the 22 bar instrumental. Your list is dead on, I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry. Having witnessed karaoke in many cities with many different crowds, I can say the guidelines you've listed will win over most crowds in most situations.
Of course there are exceptions, people. You don't have to rip the author apart about it. Thank you so much. Me and my friends are going to a karaoke bar next friday for the first time we only practiced on Sing Star I was A Thousand Words - Various - Das Steinbruch-Theater Prasentiert Underground Evolution Bruch-Sampler to sing Bohemian Rhapsody but now I know I shouldn't do it.
Country music is actually pretty popular in California up and down the coast. I'm an Asian dude that was born in LA to immigrant parents and I grew up listening to country music off cassette tapes while going on family camping trips. A lot of the classic hits from the 70s have roots in country, so chances are she likes country without knowing it.
I do agree that a lot of the newer stuff sucks, but then again there are some fun songs that are just guilty pleasures Okay, I'll stop. Whoever wrote this is retarded and goes by what they want to hear and not I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry what's good kareoke. I hate country just as much as you do but that doesn't mean all country kareoke is shit. There's a lot of people who can pull it off. Honestly your list is a list of top 10's. You're writing your list to have a fucking blog and that's about it.
I bet you're mild mannered in life and only listen to people sing. Then you write blogs about it. I'm sorry at myself for spending this much time commenting on a douchebags blog. Turn to Stone is one of the best songs for me. I have to respectfully disagree with this entirely, not only for the songs selected but also for the judgement placed on those who just I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry to have a bit of fun.
If people want to sing ballads, country music or indeed if white girls want to rap they should be free to do so. The only people who are bad at karaoke are those who take themselves too seriously and make fun of others, which is all this really seems to do.
It is such judgement and stigma that stops people from letting loose and having a good time. I don't really understand why you think you deserve t have such an authority over this subject or why you feel you are indeed such a crown pleaser yourself. What I do know is that if someone was so judgemental about you when all you were trying to do is have a little fun, you wouldn't feel so good. As I see from previous posts you do not seem to take criticism too well. Maybe if you looked beyond on your own opinion you would maybe understand that its all just a bit of fun, and the people who ruin that are indeed people like yourself.
I don't mean to be rude, but I have to say that I disagree with a number of your "rules. You have laid down a Corduroy - Pearl Jam - Birmingham, AL - April 9th 2003 of absolutes in Op Eh Op - El Tigre - Op Eh Op area of endeavor with so many variables, it's not even funny.
How well the crowd likes a long song, for example, depends entirely on A the crowd, B the singer and their talent levelC the song how well it resonates with the crowdand D about a zillion other minor but collectively important criteria. Music video of guy playing music for wedding guests and they all die music video of guy who plays music for wedding guests?
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a great week yourself. Hope it's upbeat and positive. Thank you for raising awareness of the situation, Flourish. Homelessness is a sad problem that seems to be getting worse in some places instead of better.
People need and deserve help. Sometimes singing about may help to distance the pain. Thanks for including these touching situations in your list.
It's sad that this is even an issue in our affluent culture. But I see these folks in our area, too. What's of most concern are those who are in this state due to mental or other illness, as opposed to a temporary loss of fortune or finances. From a musical perspective, lots of good choices, but I think "Fast Car" is the most poignant.
Another excellent hub. Never knew there were so many songs about homelessness. Hopefully these songs get out the message of this tragic situation. Larry - It says a lot about priorities. Even the food banks, unfortunately, can be poorly run. Someone close to me used to sit as an unpaid executive member of the local metropolitan food bank but ended up resigning because of the large salary the non-profit's CEO drew and the salary increase they wanted. It just didn't make sense to them or to me.
Marc - Thanks for these song suggestions! Have a great week. Flourish, there are so many people that live in poverty and are close to being Rain - Nicholas Rodney Drake* - Time Has Told Me. It is so sad that so many in America live like kings and queens while others are sleeping on the streets.
I read that one in five children does not have enough to eat every day. Our damn government can pass a 1. These songs spell it out exactly like it is. Some of the songs give hope. The ones living in poverty and the others homeless, hope is all they have. I am ashamed of our government. Linda - It seems to be a bigger problem in the larger cities and warmer climates.
I just know that when it reaches the suburbs in numbers like what I'm now seeing, there's a shift going on. Maybe my community is a one-off? It's a shame that at the same time that we need so many people to fill jobs, including low skilled ones, that people are living like this. Many extended families have that one or more relative they don't quite know what to do with -- that one who is a heartbeat away from homelessness.
I know my extended family sure does. Perhaps I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry an addict, mentally ill, keep falling behind on bills, are in and out of jail, or some 13 Steps To Nowhere - Pantera - Original Album Series combination of challenges.
Attempts to intervene and help out repeatedly fail, even backfire, and at some point the "assistance" becomes enabling. There is no easy answer. I used to do outreach work fixing pets of poor people and I'd watch over a period of years as people moved from crappy apartment to ramshackle maisonnette to a half a trailer. You could see homelessness as the next stop off for some.
I served many of the people who are probably living in those tents I referenced in the article above. No easy answer. I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry right. Louise - Thanks for the nice compliment. It's a sad, almost overwhelming problem that affects so many countries and it's hard to know where to begin to address it. Oh, Flourish, so much sadness in this article. I live near a large metropolitan city and the homelessness is no longer hidden along the railroad tracks or under the freeway overpasses.
It is camped in every vacant lot, in the parks, and even on the sidewalks. Homelessness will never be totally erased no matter what we do. There are some who simply do not want the burden or responsibility of home ownership or even renting or because of mental illness, they cannot cope. I wish there was an easy answer. Heck, there isn't even a difficult answer.
Your article is powerful in bringing this problem to light. Outside of the large metro areas, how well known is this issue? Several songs about the devestation and poverty left by Katrina also by various artists Another wonderful list. I don't know if it fits your motif I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry it's a little more light-hearted, but "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer," is a song I enjoy where the narrator has essentially become homeless.
You put so much work and effort into your music lists. This homeless and poverty topic is certainly very apt in this day and age. Homelessness is a huge problem here in England. I love I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry Tracy Chapman song you listed. Mary - Sadly, the women and children tend to be a byproduct of domestic violence. It's surprising that we can't work out some kind of solution. Additional low-rent housing options would help.
Peggy - Thanks so much for sharing the experience there in Houston. There are I Dont Know Why - Marvin Gaye - When Im Alone I Cry many communities that have the visible problem.
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