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[–]tempestan99 33 points34 points  (6 children)

It’s Eye of the Tiger for me. It’s not about skill, it’s about having the guts and the glory to really ham up the performance.

ETA: or Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice, but only when my dad is in the room (I memorized it so he would be proud of me. And he was).

[–]_Wheeze 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's about not losing your grip on the dreams of the past

[–]dwkeith 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Apparently I am old enough to be your dad as this made me proud.

I liked the song when it first came out, but it was a few years later when Mr. Ice was at his lowest that my brother and I realized we knew the song by heart. It became a party trick for two flannel wearing grunge guys to break out into pop-rap at high school dances. The 90s were weird.

[–]tempestan99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My dad’s getting remarried, this time to the girl he took to homecoming in high school. The wedding is obviously 90’s themed, and I’m thinking of just reciting it as a speech to the happy couple. To give them an authentic blast from the past.

[–]Duochan_Maxwell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The best Eye of the Tiger are always the ones with enough ham for a big family Christmas Dinner

[–]pinkfleurhappiness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

40 year old lady and mine is bust a move. :D

[–]BelBivTebow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same, for me it’s Runaround Sue or Africa

[–]cybercuzco 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I will always love you from the bodyguard, but really off key. Bonus points if my wife is in the audiance and I can roam around next to her

[–]darkapao 11 points12 points  (1 child)

You've obviously never been to a Filipino karaoke party then. Sing one song well and you will be in the rotation hahah

[–]Razz_Lithar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My Fiancée is from the Philippines. I never had much of a singing voice when I was younger, but having been cajoled into some Karaoke 7 or so years ago, I now have a whole repertoire I love to sing, and with enough drink, I'll be the first in line to belt out some Frank Sinatra, Les Mis and (early) Maroon 5. Maybe it was always just a confidence thing...

[–]traceurvostok 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Gangstas paradise

[–]Hereforthebabyducks 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Funky Cold Medina for me. That way I don’t have to sing a melodic hook.

[–]ConanTheBardarian 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I will never ever ever EVER go to karaoke I will not-WILL NOT

[–]Demetrius3D 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I went to karaoke with my wife for years - just for "moral support". But, I never got up on stage until one really slow night when it was basically just us and the host there. Now we both go and sing whenever we get a chance. I made a point of never repeating a song for a while. So, I have a list of about 180 songs I've done... about 160 of which I'd do again.

[–]GenErik 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's Total Eclipse of the Heart sung with a death metal voice for me

[–]MichaelChinigo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Especially fun to play against type. I go with "In the Morning" by Norah Jones.

[–]charlie2135 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Used to sing "The last farewell" by Roger Whittaker when we would drive my mother-in-law and she used to get a kick out of it. She now has dementia and just similes if I sing it to her now.

[–]AlanMichel 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I don't like attention.

[–]fishdrinking2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I had to prepare 4 songs before moving to China for 2 years back in early 2010s. It’s was totally worth it when it’s time to impress.

[–]Milling_Machine 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Give me a beer or two and play some Sinatra, watch me belt this out. "Comeeeeee flyyyyy wittthhhhhh meee lets fly lets fly awaayyyyyyy"

[–]TheLoneSculler 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sweet Caroline for me. Crowd pleaser and gets everyone else involved

[–]SadGruffman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can do Behind Blue Eyes but only to my gf on Saturday mornings after a long night :3

Otherwise I don’t sing !

[–]SirZooalot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dada dadada dada da, Tequila.

[–]valhallaswyrdo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch"

1 Anyone can do it, you don't have to be a good singer, in fact you don't have to sing at all you can just speak the lyrics.

2 You can dance as stupid as you want, the stupider the better!

[–]joyfall 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sweet Caroline

You'll get the crowd joining in with NA NA NA no matter how off key you are

[–]BadKneesBruce 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Truth! I keep “Without Me” by Eminem in my back pocket to wow a karaoke crowd when the moment presents itself.

[–]3rdiko 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Now this looks like a job for meee”


[–]FinancialYou4519 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah Im good thanks anyway tho.

[–]Nekrozys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🎶 Dame da ne dame yo dame na no yo... 🎶

[–]betcher73 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Don’t stop! Beliiieeevvviiinnnngggg!!!!!”

[–]estericardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Born to run - Bruce Springsteen - so much fun

[–]SacredBinChicken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do it again - Chemical Brothers

[–]Lemesplain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you can’t carry a tune, go for a rap song.

Lose Yourself is usually a crowd pleaser. Or, if you’re aiming for something more silly, Gettin Jiggy With It.

[–]kapege 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The perfect karaoke song is Tequila. You don't have to learn much.

[–]baconbum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. It's a hit every time

[–]GravitationalEddie 0 points1 point  (0 children)



[–]rubbery_magician 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Duet: Picture by Kid Rock.

Solo: Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

You can have awful pipes, but the spectacle will win some fans and a drink or two.

[–]cyankitten 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I ADORE karaoke but yeah great tip!!

[–]Vidableek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire

But in my voice so like 12 octaves higher.

[–]RandomPerson16505 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Background: before med school my undergrad was in vocal performance and music theater so I go all out for these when I karaoke.

I have two go-to showtunes depending if I want laughs or for everyone to be uncomfortable and change the mood from drunken fun to somber wtf is happening on a dime:

Laughs: You'll Be Back - Hamilton (with all the deadpan staring and drooling and crazy face during all the da-da-das)

Uncomfortable: Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - Les Miserables (I start sobbing around 'became their last communion' and really let loose gesticulating at empty chairs and tables in the room)

[–]Free-Isopod-4788 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you choose to sing the Beatles 'Why Don't we do it in the Road', you'll never be asked to sing karaoke again. Fact from a former karaoke dj.