Top 20 Summer Songs For Karaoke
From Nelly to Katy Perry, we give you the top 20 summer sizzlers to sing at karaoke...
Ain't no party like a summer karaoke party! There have been many wonderful songs written over the years that make for a sizzling addition to any BBQ or picnic, and these are the absolute creme de la creme of the bunch. From Bob Marley to Alice Cooper, get ready to add a bit of karaoke sunshine to your life...
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P.P.S. If you're after even more inspiration, check out our round up of the top 20 karaoke songs for guys or our mighty compendium of the top 100 karaoke songs of all time.
1) Miami – Will Smith
The ultimate summer song for feel good factor, singing 'Welcome to Miami, bienvenidos a Miami!' with friends never gets old.
2) Good Vibrations –Beach Boys
Pretty much any song from the Beach Boys – clue is in the name – back catalogue works perfectly for summer karaoke, but the all time classic is definitely Good Vibrations.
3) Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
As soon as you hear that opening guitar riff you know you're in for a classic bit of American rock! I got my first real six-string, bought it at the five-and-dime...'
4) Hot In Herre – Nelly
'I was like, good gracious, ass is bodacious' may well be the best opening line to a song ever written!
5) Summer Nights – Grease
The flagship song from the most successful movie musical of all time is a perfect summer karaoke choice.
6) Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley
Buffalo Soldier is an ideal song for those after a really mellow karaoke performance that won't tax the vocal cords too much. See also: Could You Be Loved, Jamming and One Love.
7) Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
One of the best terrible songs ever written, extra marks awarded for getting topless and pretending to dance in a waterfall while you sing along.
8) Crazy In Love – Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
The song that launched Beyonce's solo career is an exuberant rollercoaster drenched in summer flare. But be warned: this is a tough one to perform!
9) American Pie – Don McLean
A song so good it led to this incredible quote from Don McLean – "When people ask me what 'American Pie' means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to."
10) California Love – 2Pac ft Dr. Dre
A West Coast hip hop banger that's guaranteed to get you and your friends jumping around like crazy people – California knows how to party!
11) Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Probably the only karaoke song you'll ever sing that's a satirical comment on tax rates for the aristocracy, Sunny Afternoon is a brilliantly avant garde piece of self-aware 60s rock 'n' roll.
12) This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
A funky fresh R&B track dripping in so much summer swag it was nominated for a Grammy – 'You see the hood's been good to me, ever since I was a lower-case G'.
13) Schools Out – Alice Cooper
For heavier rock fans, Alice Cooper's ode to "the last three minutes of the last day of school" perfectly captures the excitement you felt as a school boy/girl before the summer holidays.
14) California Gurls – Katy Perry
A perennial karaoke classic for sassy bi$*£*, the Katy Perry/Snoop Dogg combo in California Gurls never disappoints!
15) Paradise City – Guns 'N' Roses
Fun fact: this is Slash's favourite Guns 'N' Roses song. If it's good enough for the king of rock 'n' roll, it's definitely good enough for your next karaoke session!
16) Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Another feel good factor classic, performing this song at karaoke is like rolling around with a litter of Labradoodle puppies in a scented meadow bestrewn with wild flowers.
17) Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Of course the original flower power rockers were going to feature on this round up somewhere! All You Need Is Love is another great summer karaoke choice.
18) San Fransisco – Scott McKenzie
Keep the flower power vibe going with Scott McKenzie's San Fransisco – brilliant moustache, brilliant song. That is all.
19) Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
A dance remix to Lana Del Rey's melancholy hit 'Summertime Sadness' might not sound like it'd make for a fun karaoke choice, but trust us – somehow it works.
20) Dance Wiv Me – Dizzie Rascal & Calvin Harris
You can never go far wrong rounding off a karaoke session with the Dizzieist of Rascals, and Calvin Harris's synth-pop influence on Dance Wiv Me ensures it's full of swashbuckling summer energy.
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