“Take On Me” – Aha
Even if you can hit the notes, they probably do not sound good. This song has been botched over and over again and people will watch you assuming they will cringe any second. Do not set yourself up for failure.
“We Are the Champions” – Queen
This is so overdone and Freddie Mercury was one of the best singers of the 20th century. Give the crowd something different.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey
The most popular karaoke song – only do this one if you want a chorus of cougars screaming louder than you are singing.
“Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix A Lot
We all know the words. That fact that you do does not make it special. Sorry.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
First off, this song lasts forever. Secondly, Freddie Mercury was a genius. Third…sorry, I tuned out because another person has been singing Bohemian Rhapsody for the past twenty minutes.
“Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson (or an Michael Jackson)
Some people are so iconic that it is impossible to replicate them. The King of Pop was king for a reason. Do not try to emulate the King.
Dudes, you know you sing it in your car. Keep it there because they keys never line up right and you do not want to bring everyone down.
“Born in the USA” – Bruce Springsteen
This song is pretty great, but what makes it great is Springsteen’s interpretation. No one else can really do the song justice. And we have heard so many people try.
“Love Shack” – The B52s
If you want to do funny karaoke, you have to think better than this one. Most guys just come across as car salesmen trying to woo drunk chicks.
“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
Listen to the words of this song, guys. Creepy.
“Paradise City” or “November Rain’ – Guns N Roses
Almost impossible to sing and incredibly long, do not be the guy people want off the stage. Stick to shorter, happier songs that show off your personality.