Thursday, January 24, 2013

Your Turn

Best sing a long song. You can turn it on the radio or at a club and everyone will know the words and sing.

147 comments:

auntliddy said...

American Pie

VIPblonde said...

Love Shack!

rejectedcarebear said...

Bohemian Rhaspody

ChickenPick said...

Jessie's Girl

KPeony said...

Don't Stop Believin

cdanluva said...

Friends in Low Places
American Pie
It's the End of the World

FSP said...

Hey Jude

Renoblondee said...

Everybody knows YMCA

Thea812 said...

Tainted Love by soft cell

auntliddy said...

2nd the hey jude

Amber said...

"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. Or, more currently, "Hot Cheetos and Takis" - in Minneapolis at least.

Vicki Cupper said...

American Pie and Bohemian Rhapsody. Hands down.

Roman Holiday said...

We are the champions! Not best sing a long but everyone knows this song.

kmidgitz said...

Careless Whisper

Vicki Cupper said...

Oh, wait. Duh. Summer of '69.

I was on a trip once with my youth group (don't judge) and we went to some fast food place with a jukebox. I played Summer and almost everybody in the restaurant started singing. It was awesome.

Mary said...

Baby Got Back.

Roman Holiday said...

Oh and BTW, I LOVE YOUR TURN :)

LottaColada said...

@Roman, that is the best sing a long at any sporting event. The minute it comes on everyone starts singing.

Christopher Cruz said...

Push It, Salt N Pepa.

Roman Holiday said...

@ LottaC - and no matter what team you route for everybody always thinks it's about his/her team :)

*karen* said...

Total Eclipse of the Heart

MontanaMarriott said...

I Will Survive

Cara said...

Bohemian Rhapsody
Build me Up Buttercup
Piano Man
Sweet Caroline
That one part of "End of the World (as we know it)" by REM where they sing "LEONARD BERNSTEIN!"

cdanluva said...

Everyone knows Country Roads
also
Sweet Home Alabama

SusanB said...

agree with Hey Jude. Although American Pie and Jessie's Girl are in the top 10.

Del Riser said...

Summer In The City

LottaColada said...

For me it's New York, New York by Sinatra. NYE in Times Square and Yankees Stadium EVERYONE sings along.

dia papaya said...

I have this kids song stuck in my head today. At least it's a happy song ;)

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Ms. Good Intentions said...

FREE BIRD!!!!!!!

Sweet Home Alabama

Sympathy For The Devil

Lavender Pekoe said...

Piano Man

Vicki Cupper said...

Now I'm gonna have some great songs stuck in my head today.

plrtz glrb said...

Working class man

Bulldog Fart said...

Who Let the Dogs Out.

Maja With a J said...

I find singalongs mostly awkward, but I can't keep quiet if Sweet Caroline comes on. Or Take On Me (sadly).

My favourite thing ever is when "Crosstown Traffic" comes on the radio, and guys sing along with the guitar doodle in the beginning. It's quite charming.

phoenix said...

Last Dance - Donna Summer

Benny and the Jets - Elton

Christopher Cruz said...

God I hate that song!!!

phoenix said...

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Merlin D. Bear said...

David Allen Coe, "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" when in a c/w bar.
However, if it's a gay c/w bar, "Looking for a City" by Vestal Goodman.
In that same vein, "Dark Lady" by Cher when in any gay bar.

Christopher Cruz said...

Khe San!!!

FSP said...

Macarena

Christina said...

This!

dia papaya said...

LOL FSP. I didn't know it had words. I was always too drunk ;)

bflogurl said...

Come On Eileen and Margaritaville...

seaward said...

Lots of good ones in here, I'll add Hey Ya. That song transcended genres and social groups when I was in high school.

PotPourri said...

I've never seen anyone sing along with Sweet Caroline.

We had a kid from a 3rd world country stay with us, and I said goodbye with a card that had the song "Hoop there it is", and he went crazy. No matter what continent, everyone knows that.

For me, it's always going to be FEELINGS, wowowowowo, FEELINGS!

Veech said...

Shoop by Salt N Pepa

Amber said...

@PotPourri - come to Minnesota. People here LOOOOOOOVE "Sweet Caroline". There used to be a bar downtown Mpls that played that as the last song of the night every night.

Jane said...

Faith No More- Epic. It's impossible to listen and not sing along. Impossible I tell ya.

Diana G said...

Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" and for the clubs - that Usher song "Yeah" and 50 Cent - that one song (forgot the name).

Jane said...

Faith No More- Epic. It's impossible to listen and not sing along. Impossible I tell ya.

Diana G said...

Ooh....I love FNM!

RocketQueen said...

Bohemian Rhapsody
Hurts so Good - Mellencamp

RocketQueen said...

Oooh or I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett

Tuxedo Cat said...

In this town it would be Old Time Rock & Roll

wacko jacko said...

"The way I are" by Timbaland

Roman Holiday said...

Sexual Healing! Rapper's delight!
Born in the USA, oh there are too many.

fancyscreenname said...

@Mary.....YES

Anna Nonymous said...


Bohemian Rhapsody
Tiny Dancer

fancyscreenname said...

@ccruz....YES

prolixe said...

I like big butts and I cannot lie!

I have no idea who sang that, but it was the one episode of Friends that had me in tears.

fancyscreenname said...

@mmarriort....YES

Susan said...

As a Jersey Girl, I would hands down say Rosalita and Livin' on a Prayer.

Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel is a personal fave.

Roman Holiday said...

Oh what about Celebration by Kool and the gang! Played at every party that ever was.....

Comma Chaser said...

Yellow Submarine, Beatles.

NomNom83 said...

Fresh Prince theme.

Friends visiting New Zealand started singing it on a bus and by the end, EVERYONE had joined in.

libby said...

Jack & Diane.

Also as someone mentioned, Come On Eileen.

Seachica said...

Louie Louie

Sweet Caroline is big only in certain parts of the country. Similar to Thank God I'm a Country Boy

KPeony said...

@ Susan

Livin on a Prayer was my second choice. I'm a Jersey Girl too. It's in our blood

Diana G said...

I love Bon Jovi! My 4-year old son is currently obsessed with "Livin on a Prayer" he makes me play the song on repeat in the car. ;-)

Gayeld said...

@Thea812 Seconded and thirded!

Now I feel I've got run away, I've got to get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me...

Gayeld said...

*snort* I have a friend who only has to read the first four words on that song and will wind up with it stuck in her head for days. Oh Jenni, this one's for you.


Time can never mend...

JSierra said...

ALL OF THEM. Spice Up Your Life especially.

I just love singing, I don't shut the fuck up. But I don't not sing while fucking a la Zooey D.

JSierra said...

I can't even read this post without breaking into a medley of everyone's sing along songs.

Tru Leigh said...

Daydream Believer.

Tru Leigh said...

Daydream Believer.

AKM said...

"Margaritaville." But I'm biased.

"Sweet Caroline" and "Hey Jude" work well, too. Props to Jersey Girl Susan for "Rosalita," too!

mynerva said...

Wake me up before you go go or else Borderline. Yes I was a (very small) child of the 80's.

Flo said...

Haha. I'm pretty sure most of these songs would never be played at a club unless it was a 60 and over place. Umm, maybe something cheesy like "You spin me right round" or "Baby got back"

lc said...

Sister Christian
Walking on Sunshine (ug!)
Jessie' Girl
Enter Sandman AND
Happy Birthday to You!

VeeBee said...

I'm so happy there were a few other mentions of Baby Got Back!! C'mon, you know you ALL know it...

phoenix said...

@Flo, since Enty asked for songs that "everyone" would know the words to, I understood it to mean songs that transcend generational lines.

Agent**It said...

My Girl.

ms snarky said...

Shoop by Salt n Pepa ----

any song lyric that can work in "I wanna thank your mother for a butt like that" has my vote

Marie said...

My husband has been in covers bands for years here (Australia) and in NZ, and every single time everyone sings along to Sweet Home Alabama, My Sharona and anything by Metallica.

Pink_Palace said...

I'm with Roman Holiday...Celebration...

Recently started playing Somg Pop - updated version of Name that Tune.

Journey Songs, Air Supply and Billy Joel are the easiest for me to pick up. Had no idea I knew so much Billy Joel, but w/2 much older sisters, their music taste spilled over...lol

And, I hate to admit it but 2 of Taylor Swift's songs from Fearless...the one about the next door neighbor and the Romeo/Juliet one...Sigh...

lc said...

Like a Virgin
Tainted Love
Freebird
All of the songs above. Music is so powerful and I don't think we should have to decide on ONE particular song. Everyones pick is...Supercalafragelistic..Music is love!

Oh and OT, that new show 'The Carrie Diaries' has a soundtrack to die for! All '80's!

Pink_Palace said...

And I left out - all my friends know the same songs. Air Supply is so repetitive that they are easy to pick up - oh and one other - the Grease soundtrack!! Lol

nevermindthat said...

LMFAO "Party Rock" Anthem

Sherry said...

We are the Champions, Bohemnian Rhapsody, New York, New York, and We Are Family at almost every wedding you go to.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

If you live in Boston and/or follow the Red Sox, you're ALL too familiar w/"Sweet Caroline", I assure you...

Agree w/"Bohemian Rhapsody"; that's probably the all-time champ, esp. for people my age or who were old enough when Wayne's World came out.

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phoenix said...

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

LottaColada said...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Ladies, when you have a certain amount of alcohol in you the words just come naturally (along with some gibberish.)

BiscBayView said...

I was at an event on New Year's eve at Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. The cover band started playing Joan Jett's "I love rock 'n' roll" and the entire place, with about 1,000 guests, went crazy singing and every server was dancing and singing around the tables. It was impressive when you consider that Atlantis has guests there from all over the world, and all of the staff are Bahamian.

prolixe said...

I can still only sing it as "badadoosh, badadoosh, do the fandango!"

prolixe said...

Gah, J - me, too. They are all stuck in my head!

bobbi_1025 said...

I'm gonna go with
Crazy or Cryin-Aerosmith
Fly away-Lenny Kravitz
Bullet with Butterfly Wings-Smashing Pumpkins(my kids call it the Whale War song)
Hey Jealousy-Gin Blossoms

Mary said...

@prolixe - Sir Mix-a-lot sang "Baby got back" aka I like big butts.

Gayeld said...

Big Jamie Summers fan, huh?

So, dating myself with that one.

Liv said...

Tom Petty's "American Girl".

Maja With a J said...

@Liv - that only makes me think of "Silence Of The Lambs" now...*L*

Syko said...

I can not believe nobody mentioned "Mony Mony".

caydian said...

Love is a Battlefield - Joan Jett

caydian said...

...oh and also: Take on Me by a-HA

TracySwingKid said...

"I've Got Friends in Low Places" -Garth Brooks

"Ice Ice Baby" -Vanilla Ice

astrogirl said...

Kick by INXS

fancyscreenname said...

@Cay....not Joan Jett. Pat benetar

Sunny said...

"Pip" and I have performed our choreographed version of Livin on a Prayer across the world, and peeps always sing along. I'm going with the Jersey girls upthread - LIVIN ON A PRAYER!

Della said...

Love it!

MadLyb said...

Hey Jude - it's easy!
Bohemian Like You
That's What I Like About You

OMAMA is BROKO said...

different strokes theme song

Erin said...

Paradise by the Dashboard Light.

short le chic said...

Oh yes!!

AndyCane said...

Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy? Caught in a landslide no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and seeeeeeeeeee. I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy. Because I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low. Any way the blows, doesn't really matter to me. To meeeeeeeee

AndyCane said...

The other night for the first time in a long time I had music playing while gettin' busy with the man. I started singing to every song. Thought of the Zooey blind, started to laugh and things got awkward from there on.

AndyCane said...

Forever and ever I will head bang to this song. I love you Wayans World for bringing that simple pleasure to my life. And Garth just moving his mouth not knowing the words when their singing doesn't really matter, anyone can see, I've based my life existence off of that moment.

yodelay said...

You Give Love...A Bad Name!

Christopher Cruz said...

Me, too!!!

BFSkinnerchick said...

You got it!

Beth Padgett said...

I Will Survive.....

Beth Padgett said...

I Will Survive.....

Beth Padgett said...

I Will Survive.....

Feline said...

@auntliddy - I agree! American Pie

Scallywag said...

Amie, what you wanna do... Pure Prairie League

Mango said...

True story, as embarrassing as it is:

I was at a biergarten in Germany with a bunch of other college students and there was a band in lederhosen playing German beer drinking songs that most of our group didn't know. We tried to find a song that we could all sing along to (and by then we were all pretty drunk-- the beer steins are HUGE) and after muddling through a bunch of songs the only song that EVERYONE knew the words to were the lyrics for the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies.

No wonder this country is in such a mess.

IMakeNoSense said...

Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
Got to Give It Up- Marvin Gaye

Green Wave Gal said...


I can't believe no one mentioned It Takes Two:

I wanna rock right now
I'm Rob Base and I came to get down..

Green Wave Gal said...

Piano Man

Bust A Move

Green Wave Gal said...


I can't believe no one mentioned It Takes Two:

I wanna rock right now
I'm Rob Base and I came to get down..

Jaiden_S said...

Friends in Low Places

RocketQueen said...

@Green Wave Gal

I'm not internationally known
But I'm known to rock the microphone!

Green Wave Gal said...

I get stupid. I mean outrageous.
Stay away from me if you're contagious.

RocketQueen said...

Oh I could go on...but I'm laughing too hard to type!

phoenix said...

Only because I don't think there's anyone who hasn't heard it, doesn't knows the words, or hasn't sung along with it at least once..

I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher

Newfie Chick said...

Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim

lynn said...

Beat it- Michael Jackson. Or Purple rain- prince

bobbi_1025 said...

I just thought of another
Billy ray Cyrus- Achy Breaky heart

Jenn said...

Because Lynn picked Purple Rain...

Karma Chameleon-Culture Club
True- Spandau Ballet
I Love Rock n Roll -Joan Jett

Andy said...

Bohemian Rhapsody FTW.

Me said...

we lived in a condo when we were first married (before i knew he was lying whore). on sunday mornings one of our neighbors would BLAST "sweet caroline" and sing along. so one time we joined them. they never did that again. guess i had thoughts of the whole complex joining in. makes me smile everytime i hear it now, and i think of that sing-a-long.

Lelaina Pierce said...

Ahhh, You Never Even Called Me By My Name is the closing song at one of my favorite bars.

Don't Stop Believin
Wonderwall
Old Time Rock n Roll

@Green Wave Gal, I LOVE that song! (Check! Woo!) ;)

anonymous said...

Yes! That's what I was thinking!

bouncergirl said...

Landslide...

Seriously. Turn it on at any dive bar or while on a road trip and everyone over 30 will sing along and anyone with taste under 30 will join in...

dash said...

Best song to sing AND dance to is "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles.

Maja With a J said...

Lelain Pierce will like this one: "Tempted" by Squeeze.

slowflea said...

The Lion Sleeps tonight. Once took and admittingly drunk bus ride home with my pals and started singing the main part and over the speaker system the driver chimes in with the "a whimba way" bit. Great moment.

Lelaina Pierce said...

@Maja - Ooh good one! Love every song on the soundtrack! ;-)