You say you weren’t blessed with the songbird voice of Carrie Underwood, or the dreamy vocals of Ne-Yo? Maybe you sound more like Miss Piggy or Sam the Eagle when you sing? Don’t panic. There are plenty of songs you can perform on karaoke night without embarrassing yourself (or your kids). If that nerdy actor Ed Helms and The Muppets can karaoke-sing (some of) these songs and look cool, so can you. Presenting the top Karaoke Songs Anyone Can Sing:
“All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun)” (Sheryl Crow) – A sure crowd-pleaser, this mellow hit is mostly spoken words and folks will generally help you out with the catchy chorus.
“Everybody” (The Backstreet Boys) – Backstreet’s back! This campy song is perfect for a group of guys who can ham it up. Plus it invites hilarious audience participation with nonsensical questions like, “Am I original?”
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) – This is another fun, easy one, but if you’re really worried about how you sound, just shake your hips a lot while singing the chorus. It’s a surefire distraction.
“Sweet Caroline” (Neil Diamond) – No one knows why, but people love Neil Diamond. And if you’re in a bar and there’s a Boston Red Sox or college frat kid within 50 feet, they’ll join in.
“Tubthumping” (Chumbawamba) – A no-brainer. Pretty much just a soccer chant with the same verse (“I get knocked down, but I get up again!”) shouted over and over again.
“Love Shack” (B-52s) – The B-52s make great audience-participation songs like this because of their spoken lyrics (Example: “Tin Roof, Rusted!”) mid-song. Same goes for “Rock Lobster.”
“Crushin’ It” (Brad Paisley) – This down-home ode to beer is just silly enough to be amusing and uncomplicated enough for even the biggest barfly to stumble through. You’ll crush it.
“Mamma Mia” (ABBA) – One of the Swedish sensation’s less complex songs, “Mamma Mia” requires almost no vocal melody or talent and, thanks to the movie and musical, most spectators know the words by heart.
“Crocodile Rock” (Elton John) – Any song where you can sing an exaggerated falsetto is great for the tone deaf and the “Naaa-na-na-na-na-na” chorus here is so silly, no one can accuse you of screwing it up.
“Blame It (on the Alcohol)” (Jamie Foxx featuring T. Pain) – In a bar? You can’t lose with this chart-topper, which becomes more entertaining the more slurred the words are.
“Party Rock” (LMFAO) – Pretty sure the statute of limitations for uncoolness has run out on this one, and besides, who doesn’t want to say, “Every day I’m shufflin'”?
Now, that you have a few songs in your noggin, next, practice at home. How? YouTube, silly. Or if you have a Samsung Smart TV, you can use the free MyMusicCloud app to access your entire music library from your TV and follow the words to songs on-screen with the “Lyrics” feature.
To find MyMusicCloud on your Samsung Smart TV, click the Smart Hub button on your TV’s remote control. If you don’t see the MyMusicCloud app on the front page of your Smart Hub, go to “Samsung Apps.” Press the down button to highlight the text box for searching, then use the voice controller to say the app name, or type it in with either a blue-tooth keyboard or your remote control. If you haven’t already activated your account through our app, simply follow the directions in our “How to Activate” post.