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By Kayla Shults
It is much less intimidating to step up to the microphone after having a few drinks. Singing in front of a room of strangers turns into a performance, and everything you sing will sound Grammy Award worthy, at least to your ears.
For the next time you go out to your local karaoke bar, here are a list of songs to sing to your drunken heart’s contempt.
1. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
Alcohol is a definite confidence booster, which can make belting this Whitney Houston classic a lot easier, and a lot more fun.
2. “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
Use this pop anthem to sing about a relationship gone bad or just get some practice with the high notes.
3. “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC
What’s better than a singing drunk? Dancing drunk!
Channel your inner marionette and pay tribute to the 90’s and your favorite boy band with a full on performance.
4. “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus
Might as well perform an American tune, and this one has the perfect mix of performance and patriotism. There’s also the perfect opportunity for a dance break in the chorus.
5. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
This song will give you a chance to let loose and sing a good old country jam. Nothing better for a night of karaoke than men’s shirts and short skirts!
6. “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce
Channel your inner Beyonce and bust a move, but make sure to grab a friend for Jay-Z’s part!
7. “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
There is a Taylor Swift song for every situation, and this song’s dramatic feel makes it a great karaoke contender.
8. “Shoop” by Salt N Peppa
Grab a few friends and unleash your inner rap artist by giving this 90’s classic a try.
9. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
If someone says they don’t know the words to this song, they’re lying. Just start singing and I promise, by the end, the entire crowd will be singing right along with you.
10. “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
An oldie but a goodie. And if you’re feeling a little extra adventurous, feel free to add in some air guitar.