Thursday, July 9

There's "great" karaoke, and then there's "GRATING" karaoke...

Found these two lists on

10 Great Karaoke Songs

1) “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” - Pat Benatar
2) “I Want it that Way” - Backstreet Boys
3) “What’s Up” - 4 Non Blondes
4) “Basket Case” - Green Day
5) “Umbrella” - Rihanna
6) “Uptown Girl” - Billy Joel
7) “Before He Cheats” - Carrie Underwood
8) “Jump in the Line” - Harry Belafonte
9) “All or Nothing” - O-Town
10) “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” - Celine Dion

10 Grating Karaoke Songs

1) “American Pie” - Don McLean
2) “Summer Nights” - Grease Soundtrack
3) “Vision of Love” - Mariah Carey
4) “Rehab” - Amy Winehouse
5) “Hurt” - Nine Inch Nails
6) “Irreplaceable” - Beyonce
7) “Heart of Glass” - Blondie
8) “Like a Rolling Stone” - Bob Dylan
9) “Hollaback Girl” - Gwen Stefani
10) “Sweet Caroline” - Neil Diamond

What thinks ye of this list?

I'm guilty of committing one of these Grating Crimes... I've played Karaoke Roulette, and have had to sing Hollaback Girl. And by "sing" we really mean "puke out" ... is the statute of limitations run out on apologies for that??

Although, as anyone who has frequented the local karaoke circuit knows, the Toni Ryan Karaoke Song of Choice is Pat Benatar's rendition of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". Classified here as "Great". THANK GOD. Have also done "What's Up" and "I Want It That Way" <-- hey, it's an awesome group singalong song.

So quit acting like you don't understand what this list means.... comment here or chime in on the chat room:


  1. I didn't even know before he cheats was considered karaoke. Sweet caroline should be on the great list.

  2. Agreed, my roommate and I have done an excellent rendition of "before he cheats"...and by excellent I mean screaming. And I agree Sweet Caroline is a great karaoke song!

  3. I think the lists are relatively accurate. I'm surprised the the nine inch nails song is on the list simply because i can't understand who would actually want to choose that song for karaoke. weird.

  4. American Pie seems like a disaster ... I would think Sweet Caroline (especially in Boston area) is likely to be a sing along - oh oh oh