Sometimes, you need to get drunk and let loose. For most people, that’s pretty much a given. Who wants to sit home alone on a Friday night sipping water and scrolling Facebook when you can be out on the town, having a blast with your friends and getting up to all sorts of trouble! One thing that inevitably gets suggested is: KARAOKE MUTHAFUKAZZZZZ!!!!!!
Yes, a lot of people choose to sing karaoke songs as one of the best ways to relieve the stress of hectic work week. And many people choose to do this very publicly, and very drunkenly…not always the best combo, but hey what can you do?
In terms of where, some people may chose to go out and perform at a local bar and either get tons of cheers or epically crash and burn in front a room full of people, while some others prefer inviting a few friends over for a more private karaoke party. Either way – I’m there!
However, no matter where your preferred location is, it seems that you can’t escape the following songs when it comes to getting drunk and singing karaoke.
The 10 Best Karaoke Songs Of All Time To Sing Drunk And Be A Hero
- Hotel California – Eagles
- Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
- Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
- Living on A Prayer – Bon Jovi
- Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
- Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
- Lets Get It On – Marvin Gaye
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Lean On Me – Bill Withers
- Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
Here’s why these songs are great. For one, they’re all super popular and for another, everyone really gets into them when they come on. It never seems to fail. Once the first few notes play through the loud speakers, people will be watching whoever has the mic, and waiting for what comes out of their mouth. Will it be good? Will it be bad? How drunk are they?
Now let me explain in more detail why these karaoke songs are the all time best ones you want to sing drunk. I’ve put some strategy into this, so please hear me out!
#1 – Hotel California by The Eagles
Everyone knows this song, and that’s why it’s one of the great karaoke songs for the drunken mind to remember when a song – like gimme a song to sing right friggin’ now – is needed. Why not choose one of the most radio played songs of all time from one of the hugest albums in history – Hotel frickin’ California boiii. Hell, even if you don’t think you know this song, you probably actually DO know it deep in your mind somewhere. You can actually sing this song via the collective subconscious. I know, I’ve done it myself! LOL. Plus, if you mess it up, people will probably sing along and help you finish it. Or maybe not… 🙂
This is one of those songs that if you do it badly, you’ll go down in history for ruining it, but as long as you can laugh at yourself, you’ll be a legend. If you do it well, people will probably ask if you can come and sing at their wedding.
Check out these guys giving it a shot sober. Surely you can do better than this?!
#2 – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
This is another song that your average room full of drunks will appreciate, whether they know it or not – it’s hilarious. If you know it, once again, you will be a star, and it’s a song that is fairly easy to sing because it tells a story and as long as you get the story part right, people will listen and laugh, ’cause it’s pretty funny actually. In fact, you can almost not go wrong with this song because if you can’t sing, it still sounds funny. As long as you hang in there, I think you’ll be a star. The original song is a bit of a joke, so why not have fun with it?
Look at these two heroes:
#3 – Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
If you want to slay a crowd, and have them eating out of the palm your hand, do your best to nail this song. People hear it and go bananas every time, and you don’t even have to know how to sing, you just have to have some rhythm and say the words. This song is just hilarious no matter what. The only way you can fail is if you’re shy and perform it as a shy person. That literally won’t work. If you’re a guy, you gotta hump some booties. If you’re a gal, you gotta shake your thang, and guys will go nuts. Once you have 4 or 5 whiskey sours in ya, you’ll forget that you’re shy and you’ll be a total sex god up there on stage with the whole rooming hooting and hollering at you. This song is a modern classic. You just need to channel your inner Sir Mix-A-Lot. You know he’s in there!
Just look at this guy ruling the crowd. Even Simon Cowell can’t hold this guy back from rockin’ this song.
#4 – Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
Holy lord, if you want to impress people, step up to the mic and do this song some justice. Girls will swoon and probably die mid-orgasm if you do. This is more a song for the fellas again, simply because it is one of the most arena-rocking anthems of all time and it’s sung by Mr. Jon Bon Jovi himself.
Not to say that girls can’t take a crack at this puppy. Of course they can, and it might even be easier for them to sing. That said, some of the notes are super high even for a girl, so be prepared for them when the time comes. Having no balls to sing those high notes is kind of a must, so when those notes hit, suck ’em in and go full castrato. Even the band can’t pull this song off like they used to, but there’s nothing stopping you from getting some drinks in ya and giving it a go!
Get a load of these guys…
#5 – Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Now THIS is a song everyone knows. And if you’re drunk, you know you’re going to sound 100 x better trying to pull it off in front of a large crowd – amiright?. Might as well slam some shots and go for it. If you can do it, once again, riches untold be yours. If you fail, people are going to laugh so hard they’ll be pissing themselves as you essentially Rick Roll yourself in public.
Luckily, when you’re drunk and don’t know what or how to sing, this song is fairly easy to think of and the lyrics are very repetitive, so you have multiple chances to get your act together. Plus, who doesn’t secretly love Rick Astley. Personally, I’m out and out with my love for Rick.
Even the kids know it. Check out this future rock star…
#6 – Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer
Notice a trend here? We’re listing off songs that absolutely everyone knows, young or old. Can’t Touch This is another rap classic, and although people have made fun of it plenty over the years for…well, for what?, it’s a great song to whip out when you’re in desperate need of a karaoke classic to impress the crowd.
Yeah, this is a song that if you’re too drunk, you’ll probably screw it up because it’s got some fast-paced word rhyming to do (Hammer ain’t no slouch!), but, no matter what, people are going to get entertained if you can just not leave the stage and maybe you can wear some super huge “hammer pants” just to make it that much better.
Check out the distinct lack of moves on this very white fellow trying to do the song.
#7 – Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
You might need to have a couple drinks in you to loosen up properly for this song, but if you can get in the right lovemaking mood, and sing it just the right way, you’re going to be a hit for sure! It’s good to remember that Marvin Gaye is a guy that can actually really, really sing. So, if you go up there drunk and can’t sing, it’s going to be a pretty spectacular FAIL. I think the key here is to do it sensually and just really feel the song, which can be tough when you’re super hammered. That said, this is another song everyone knows and loves, and, if you do a good job, you won’t be leaving the bar alone tonight! LOL
Here’s a guy on a cruise ship that knows what to do with this song…
#8 – Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
This is another crowd pleaser. Well, they all are, of course. But this one takes some serious skill not to screw it up royally. The vocal chops needed to sing this song are something else, so if you attempt it, you better know what you’re doing. If you’re drunk, that might just be too much to handle, so you’ll have to limit your consumption so you can really follow all the twists and turns of the song. That said, if you’re the type who doesn’t care what happens, you could just get drunk and high and just massively blunder the whole thing. If you’re a good singer, you have a chance. In any case, people always like to see someone try this song. It’s hard, and very dramatic. Good luck with that one!
#9 – Lean On Me by Bill Withers
Often, when a room full of people is just drunk enough, they will get highly emotional. And what better time than to hit them with this beautiful, timeless classic about needing your friends. If you’re too drunk to sing well, and you hit a bum note, that’s ok, because this song is all about forgiveness. This isn’t really a party song, so you aren’t going to have people losing their minds when you sing it, but what it is good for is tapping into the communal aspects of karaoke, and making everyone feel good and connected to one another. Basically, if you do a good job, people are going to go home and call their exes, moms, and old best friends. Definitely a song worth singing, drunk or not.
Here’s a great clip of Vin Diesel singing Lean on Me in a chipmunk voice, with the crowd going wild!
#10 – Fight For Your Right To Party by the Beastie Boys
This song was made back in the mid-80’s when the Beastie Boys were essentially just a bunch of New York street punks, going around misbehaving and endorsing partying any chance they got. They once opened a concert for Madonna with giant inflatable penis. So it makes perfect sense to get really drunk and try to do this song karaoke style. It’s obnoxious, it’s irreverent, and it’s classic. If you decide to do it at a karaoke night, your friends and fellow drunkards and going to be like “Oh mannnn yessss!!!”, and people are going to be falling all over themselves if you can keep up with the lyrics. So just channel your inner obnoxious New York prankster and go ham on this song. It’s good times!
This is the kind of reaction this song generally gets.
So there you go! 10 epic songs for you to pull out when you’re in need of a karaoke classic to sing. Great for birthdays, great songs to get drunk and embarrass yourself to, and crowd pleasers every one. Now get off the internet and go sing some karaoke!