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Buzz In: What's Your Go-To Karaoke Song?

Buzz In: What's Your Go-To Karaoke Song?

Here at Sugar HQ we're gearing up for the annual holiday party and if past soirees are any indication, the karaoke machine will probably be a focal point. This is always a hilarious way to bond with co-workers, and I'm excited to find out which tunes people will choose to croon this year.

For some, selecting a karaoke song requires a bit of thought. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," for example, is a fun song to sing, but once you get into it you might realize that it seems to go on forever (see also "November Rain" and "My Sharona," among many others). Can't be too slow and boring, and some of the super belt-y ones can go from amusing to annoying in no time.

So, what do you think I should sing when it's my turn at the mic? What are your favorite karaoke songs? Do you have a tried-and-true, go-to tune?


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maldelus maldelus 8 years
I may be weird, but it's a toss-up between "Commanche," "A White Sport Coat," and "Hitching A Ride."
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Sir Mix A Lot's Baby Got Back.
Staceygirl Staceygirl 8 years
My go-to karaoke songs are usually No Rain - Blind Mellon, Big Poppa - Biggie, What a Man - Salt n' Pepa & En Vogue, I Touch Myself - Divinyls and anything by George Michael (although Freedom is another one that goes on and on).
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
I have to say that I usually do Don't Stop Believin', but my friend and I once did 500 miles by the Proclaimers ( By the end of the song we had a standing ovation and declarations of love from men at the bar. Such a fun song!!!
Karen13 Karen13 8 years
I recently sang "Downtown" by Petula Clark at a Karaoke bar and it turned out to be a big crowd pleaser! It is something a litte out of the ordinary for Karaoke and is pretty easy to sing. I have loved that song ever since I was a little kid listening to the oldies station in the car with my parents.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
anything from the Grease soundtrack. anything by Blondie. Tubthumping by Chumbawama.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
"I will survive!" by Gloria Gaynor. It's best when you are drunk with your girlfriends. I totally agree.
lindsaypie lindsaypie 8 years
Something to Talk About- Bonnie Rait
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Mine has always been Baby Got Back - I've known all the words pretty much since it came out, and I've always had kind of a big booty, so it works :)
emms emms 8 years
"I will survive!" by Gloria Gaynor. It's best when you are drunk with your girlfriends.
piper23 piper23 8 years
"Hit me with your best shot" Pat Benatar. And of course, "The Love Shack" B-52s. I bring the house down with both of these. Literally. The windows burst and everything. Its great.
SATClover SATClover 8 years
wow that wasn't last year that was like three years sense of time is all off...
SATClover SATClover 8 years
Hahaha me and my girlfriends went on a cruise last year and we sang Britney Spears' song "Toxic". NONE of us knew the words and we sounded awful.....we cleared the room, it was pretty bad but we had such a BLAST and it was hilarious needless to say. My boyfriend doesn't like karaoke so we hardly ever go to places when they are doing karaoke :(
kissykiss kissykiss 8 years
-whole lotta love -you oughta know -I'm just a girl and if my best friend is with me -ballroom blitz -under pressure -groove is in the heart
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
"Brass in Pocket" by The Prentenders "Oops I did it again" by Britney Spears
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi "Love Shack" by B52's
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
"Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry, "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence, or "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. Because I'm from New Jersey, however, I can only sing that last one if I'm in another state. I also love "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet, but it's hard to sing if I'm having an off day.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Eternal Flame by the Bangles!
katie171 katie171 8 years
Wannabe and Stop by the Spice Girls, Stars are Blind (as a joke song) by Paris Hilton, One Headlight by the Wallflowers, Bitch by Meredith Brooks, Comedown by Bush, Just a Girl by No Doubt, Barbie Girl (another joke song) by Aqua, Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind, I'll Be There For You by the Rembrandts...I've sung a lot of karaoke!
jesssa jesssa 8 years
i have a pretty standard shortlist: -night moves, bob seger -all right now, free -criminal, fiona apple -good lovin' gone bad, bad company any country song or late 90's pop song always gets me onstage too
kea718 kea718 8 years
Ooo...and for the record people... STOP SINGING THAT STUPID TENACIOUS D SONG "F--K HER GENTLY!!" ITS SOO INCREDIBLY STUPID AND YOU GUYS LOOK LIKE IDIOTS SINGING IT!!! lol..sorry, had to ge that off my chest...and no offense if anyone here actually sings that song.
ibelieveiny0u ibelieveiny0u 8 years
material girl is my go-to song to start the night out.
kea718 kea718 8 years
Hahaha....I just did Karaoke last night. I sang Ace of Base- The Sign and then my friend and I sang Spice Girls- Wannabe. They were both crowd pleasers. Garth Brooks- Friends in Low Places is always a good choice. I hate when bad singers try to sing songs that your really need to know how to sing well to pull off (hmm...that made sense right?)
sundew sundew 8 years
American Woman by the Guess Who, and Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind (though that one is a bit of a tongue twister!)
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