Getting up to sing at a karaoke bar is never easy (especially if you’re only on your first Sapporo). But anyone can be a karaoke star—you just have to pick the right song. Avoid expert level tracks like Eminem’s Without Me or Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Instead, opt for one of these 25 tone deaf-proof songs that anyone will sound good singing. Take a shot of liquid courage (aka soju) and get on the mic.
Thanks to your teenage emo phase, the words to this song are forever burned into your brain, and anyone can sing-scream it no matter their vocal range. Not only is it short and sweet, but the chorus is so catchy that once it starts everyone within earshot will join in.
Though best performed with a full posse in tow, this song is so infectious that you’ll have no problem finding enough people in the bar to help you belt it out. If you’re really feeling it, recreate the chair dancing scene in the music video with the nearest barstool.
Tease out your hair and warm up your pipes, this ‘80s anthem is a karaoke staple for a reason.
Despite what you may think, you don’t need to be a baritone like Johnny Cash to sing this country classic. With a tempo that trots slowly along like a horse, you’ll never miss a beat.
A must-sing, especially if the crowd leans towards that honky-tonk style (or your karaoke bar of choice is somewhere in Texas). Just make sure to order yourself a whiskey to help ease your nerves (something cheap to really get you in the right mood).