Monday, December 3, 2007

Top 5: Karaoke

This weekend, I celebrated my birthday (as I did the year before) singing karaoke at my local pub. I love karaoke...probably more then any normal person really should (but this site is pretty much all the evidence you need that I am not normal) and, despite the fact that Liz did not sing Gwen Stefani as promised, we all had a blast (well, I did anyway, and it was my birthday so my happiness is all that really mattered). I thought I'd pass along my top 5 karaoke songs because, you know, I care about you and want you to have more fun in your life.

Not actually a picture of me singing karaoke

Here goes:

1. You Outta Know: Alanis Morisette - This is a great song it get the crowd pumped. People love singing along (and it shows off some serious range). It's pretty hilarious when a guy sings it, but when I sing it, it kinda scares off the fellas. Eh, whatever. They just can't handle my truth.

2. Open Arms/Don't Stop Believin': Journey - Really, any Journey song works, but these are my two favorite. Everyone loves Journey. If you're a guy and you can really hit the Steve Perry high notes, you must be a pretty decent singer. Ladies love good singers. And because Steve Perry is basically a eunuch, these songs are in a good range for most women, too.

3. Dancing Queen: Abba - Again, anything by Abba is great (I've been working up the guts to try The Winner Takes it All for, like, a year now), but this is the classic. This is the first song I ever sang for karaoke so it has some sentimental value. A guy sang it Saturday night and was pretty awesome.

4. Hopelessly Devoted to You: Olivia Newton John - This one is just for the ladies. I should sing this song more. People love it, shows off the voice and, if you're lucky, some cute guy will ask you to follow up with a duet of Summer Nights (and presumably, you will fall in love, get married and have ten thousand babies).

5. Sweet Caroline and/or Livin' on a Prayer: Neil Diamond/Bon Jovi - Just for the fellas. Both are awesome. Both get the crowd singing along. Both rock my karaoke world.

Now, get out there and sing!


Liz said...

Dancing Queen guy was awesome!

Garney said...

I've sang Sweet Caroline a few times...

here are my top 5:
1. It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
2. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
3. Landed - Ben Folds
4. Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
5. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel

I also do a killer duet of Inside Out by Eve 6 with Andy Cron.

Red said...

I like your picks! I've never seen Ben Folds Landed sung at karaoke, but I imagine it is awesome

Heidi said...

Love the list. I'm so sad I wasn't there. I sing on Tuesday nights and You Oughta Know is definitely one of my favorite jams to sing. Here's my top 5:
1. No One - Alicia Keys
I've been singing the hell out of this the last two weeks. I can't get enough of it!
2. Hate it or Love it - The Game and 50 Cent
3. Drop it like it's Hot - Snoop & Pharrell
4. Glamorous - Fergie
5. Dang, it's hard to pick a last one. Probably Alanis but I love anything 50, Snoop, Madonna, 2Pac, Jay Z, Biggie etc. Man I just love to sing so really anything I know the words to and don't kill the audience with could fit for my #5!

Red said...

I love that you do hip-hop, Heidi. That is awesome.

I've been wanting to do Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie, but haven't seen it on any lists.