10 Most Popular Karaoke Songs of All Time
List by Dejan KvrgicToday we bring you a great collection, the 10 Most Popular Karaoke Songs of All Time. In general, it is very hard, or to say almost impossible to measure the popularity of songs, and rank them based on it. We examine that in our 10 Most Popular Songs of All-Time list as well.
There’s always the factor of “taste” and the time factor, as popularity isn’t measured nowadays as it was measured 20, 30 years ago. Today’s list is about Karaoke Songs, and that is even harder to do, as that’s not something often seen on TV, but more in private. Whether it is in the shower, on your way to work, in a small pub in front of a crowd, or up on a festival stage, karaoke was and still is one of the world’s most loved leisure activities.
There’s no doubt in our mind that you’ll find a song you love singing in the section below. If by any chance you missed the opportunity to sing karaoke, or didn’t have the wish to try it, believe us, you won’t regret doing it. Isn’t singing one of the most beautiful activities, something done by the very first human civilizations? Now, technology has advanced so much, with just a few clicks and tweaks, you’ll find yourself sounding just like your favorite artist. Let’s take a look at the most popular karaoke songs of all time.
10. “Rock & Roll All Nite” – KISS
The song in 10th place is originally performed by the famous band KISS. It reached the rank of the top 20 songs in many charts, or even higher, in the year 1976. Some of the bands that later covered this rock song were “Poison” – who recorded it in 1987 for their “Less Than Zero” soundtrack and “Summer Set” – the power-pop band. “I Wanna rock and roll all nite/ And party everyday” – lyrics of the “Rock & Roll All Nite” song, to which every homework-avoiding kid can relate to.
9. “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” – Journey
In 9th place stands the highly entertaining and motivational song “Don’t Stop Believin’ “. Originally performed by Journey in 1981, it was covered by “Glee” whose cover even got the song into higher rankings on many billboard charts. In 2009, it reached the 4th spot, and five years later was used in the movie “Rock of Ages”. Also, a nice rendition of the song was performed on the show “Family Guy” by Seth MacFarlane.
8. “The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers
Here we have a song which is known to everyone. We all learned its lyrics and picked it up during our childhood, and grew up with it, while singing it in school, the choir or with our families. That’s right, we are talking about “The Gambler” a song originally performed by Kenny Rogers.
7. “Summer Nights”
“Summer Nights” is the song ranked in 7th place, originally appearing in the Broadway musical “Grease” in February, 1972. The people who performed “Summer Nights” in the musical were John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Their version reached No. 5 on many charts, during the year 1978. If you have ever seen the sitcom “Parks and Recreation”, you might have witnessed Amy Poehler’s and Jon Glaser’s version of this karaoke hit.
6. “I Love Rock & Roll” – The Arrows
Even though it isn’t even in the top 3 of our list, there was a period when the whole planet was into this amazing song, and there wasn’t a single person who didn’t know the lyrics to it. That period was during the year of 2002, when Britney Spears did her karaoke version of “I Love Rock & Roll” in the movie “Crossroads”. She wasn’t the original performer of the song; that was the band “The Arrows”, who introduced this song to the world in 1975. Also, one of the well-known covers of the songs belong to Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
5. “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel
If the year 2002 was the year when everyone knew the song listed above, then 2014 was the year of “Let It Go”. Originally performed by Idina Menzel in the Disney musical “Frozen” it captured many hearts by storm. The song can still be heard in many contests like The Voice, especially The Voice Kids, in many countries. One of the best-known covers is the pop version by Demi Lovato, which is also quite popular. That is why “Let It Go” is No.5 in the 10 Most Popular Karaoke Songs of All Time list.
4. “Roxanne” – The Police
In 4th place is one the greatest hits performed by “The Police, truly. “Roxanne” is even more popular as a karaoke song than as a single. A lot of upcoming talents who come to show their singing talent in various shows, choose to sing this powerful song. It’s simply one of those tunes where everyone has to sing along.
3. “Born To Be Wild” – Steppenwolf
Now, this is getting serious. In 3rd place lies a hit, so often heard on TV, in movies, simply everywhere. Who doesn’t like to sing “Born To Be Wild” once in a while? Originally performed by Steppenwolf, it is a classic rock tune, which will always create a great atmosphere, no matter how good or bad the singer is. Yes, we all know it’s a bit old, but the fact is – people love to sing it.
2. “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
The runner-up spot goes to a song performed Mr. Neil Diamond, who is neither a classic rock star nor a lounge singer, but somewhere in between. The song “Sweet Caroline” which maybe doesn’t ring a bell immediately, is Mr. Diamond’s greatest hit ever, which is hard to sing, but the loveable piece. Be warned if singing this on your own – the chorus is pretty special.
1. “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
Many times we wrote that the things separating No.2 and No.1 in our lists are small, just tiny details; that is not the case with the winner of the 10 Most Popular Karaoke Songs of All Time. “I Will Survive” is one of the most famous disco songs, which will light up the atmosphere of every party. Honestly, do you happen to know anyone who doesn’t know the words to this tune, or its melody? Gloria Gaynor performed it originally in 1979, and already then it became an instant hit. Jennifer Love Hewitt was one of the many actresses and actors who sang their version. She did it in the 1998 movie “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”. We hope you enjoyed this list, now go grab yourself a mic, and start singing.
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