Karaoke nights are a great way to build lasting friendships. You can bond over mediocre covers of classic songs while impressing — or depressing — your counterparts with your musical talents. Here are 10 songs sure to make a statement at your next karaoke outing.
‘Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
What do sports teams, bar dwellers and your dad all have in common? They probably know all of the words to this ‘80s power tune.
‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers
The ultimate anthem of several generations. It’s okay if you only know the chorus, just belt it loud and proud.
‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth
From the moment it first appeared in “Shrek” until it’s reappearance in social media meme culture, this jam has flooded our eardrums and made lasting impressions.
‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry
This upbeat teen classic will have everyone up on their feet asking for an encore of California Gurls.
‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston
Dance and sing along with this feel-good pop tune. Be sure to hit all of the high notes, even if it doesn’t sound good.
‘Baby ft. Ludacris’ by Justin Bieber
After “Bieber Fever” infected almost everyone and their cousin, this modern pop song is an easy one to put on and hope at least one person in the audience can sing along with you.
‘Hey There Delilah’ by Plain White T’s
Get the crowd in their feels with this light love song.
‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi
Put your lung strength to the test with this ‘80s rock hit sure to get the crowd up and out of their chairs.
‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles
Even decades after its release, this song has remained a classic to croon at your local karaoke night.
‘Party in the USA’ by Miley Cyrus
Odds are you’re probably lying if you say you don’t know the words to this song. It is basically the second national anthem.