Karaoke Songs Anyone Can Sing

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.

DIY: How to Improve Your TV’s Picture and Sound

When shopping for TVs, most of us set a budget and choose the biggest and best-looking screen in the store’s flashy TV department, regardless of how large or small our living space is. Sound about right? But once plugged in at home, that glossy high-definition TV often doesn’t look or sound as great as it did in the store. What gives? Never fear. With a few simple furniture moves and some easy math, your HD or Smart TV can provide a home-theater-like experience. Try these free and easy DIY tips to improve your TV picture and sound quality right now.

1. Don’t mount your flat-screen TV over the fireplace like a painting. That’s too high for comfortable viewing. Your TV should be on or near eye level so your eyes are perpendicular to the screen, website Rtings.com advises.

2. Don’t sit too close to or too far from your TV. Sitting too near the TV doesn’t make you, your dog, or your kids nearsighted, a new study that tracked the vision of thousands of children over 20 years confirms. But it may dull your movie experience by causing you to see the pixels in the picture of the new 1080 hp resolution screens. By sitting further away, TV picture density increases, producing a smoother, more realistic image. For the ideal home cinematic experience, the Society of Motion Picture Theater Engineers and THX say the ideal viewing angle from your couch is 30 degrees.

3. That’s great, but how far should my couch be from my TV? Wondering what 30 degrees looks like? Basically, it’s about 1.6 times the diagonal measurement of your television. So if you have a 55″ television, multiply that by 1.6, which gives you 88 inches or 7 feet and 4 inches. When placing the furniture, be sure to measure from where your eyes are, not the front or back of the couch. Too much math? Use this handy calculator to tell you exactly how near or far to sit: http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html

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4. Calibrate your TV picture. Brightness, Contrast, Overscan and Movie vs. Vivid TV settings can make a big difference in how rich your favorite movies and TV shows look at home. To set these, simply download and burn the *free* AVS HD 709 Calibration disc files. (Lifehacker.com walks you through the process here.) Or if you or your kids are a little more tech-y, connect your PC to your TV via HDMI or DVI, and use the built-in Windows display calibration utility.

5. What about surround sound? Audio snobs make a big deal out of surround sound and home theater systems. But it’s not that complicated. Basically, a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound setup uses five or seven main speakers, plus a sub woofer for low-bass tones. These speakers should be set up as close to ear-level as possible with at least 3 feet between each. But for small rooms or apartments, you may just want to go with a sound bar below the TV and a sub woofer, Samsung TVs advises.

6. Use canvas art, books and rugs to improve your movie and music sound. Wood and tile floors are all the rage, but they make the sound from your TV bounce and echo like crazy. A sofa helps absorb these sounds but rugs, shelves filled with books and simple painted canvases (without glass frames) can too. Remember you can also enjoy your music on many of today’s Smart TVs. Samsung Smart TVs have the MyMusicCloud app built right in, so you can play, mix and search your entire music library right from your couch. Find out more about How to Activate MyMusicCloud here. Learned something cool from this post? Click the “Follow” tab in the bottom right corner to get more tech and music updates.

Help: How to Activate MyMusicCloud on Your Smart TV

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Edit: Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17. 

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.
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If you just bought a Smart TV, congratulations! With a few simple steps, our MyMusicCloud app makes it easy for you to fill your home with all your music right from your Smart TV.

We’ve partnered with Samsung Smart TVs (the most popular brand), so you can play your favorite songs, make party playlists, and check out the latest releases from your favorite singers using your TV remote.

Once you have a free MyMusicCloud account, it’s simple to get started. Here’s how in 5 steps.

STEP 1: 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.

STEP 2. Once you see the MyMusicCloud TV app, click it. You’ll see a TV activation URL (format: http://www.mymusiccloud.com/XXXXX). The activation code is embedded in the URL; it’s the letters and digits after the ” / ” in the URL.

STEP 3. Type this URL into a browser on your computer, cellphone or tablet. If you choose a cellphone, it sends you to the App Store or Google Play to download the MyMusicCloud app. Download it. (Note that this URL is only valid for 1 hour, so if you get up to make snacks, text or answer a phone call and an hour passes, you’ll need to close the app on your TV and reopen it to get a new URL.)

STEP 4. Sign in to your existing MyMusicCloud account with your usual login and password, or create a new account by clicking “Sign In” on that same screen where you entered the URL. It’s free to upload and store all your music, plus listen to 250 songs anytime you want. (For first-timers, learn how to import your music by reading this step-by-step post.)

STEP 5. Check out your TV screen: It should now show that your account’s active and your music will be right there, ready to browse and play.

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