Karaoke Songs

So I have to sing karaoke soon…and it’s not something I’m particularly comfortable with. Mainly because I have no go-to songs and don’t know the words or verses to most popular music.

I did some research and my safest bet (for something that americans actually might know that is somewhat australian/obscure) is inxs. Also my jukebox default.

Who has some good ones ready to go?

I think if they have it I’ll do this one;


if anyone recommends the vegemite sammich song they can fuck right off.

Rhinestone Cowboy.

US Forces - Midnight Oil.

Divinyls - Boys In Town



Rise Against - Hero of War

or the one you can sing completely outta key and still do it justice…

Radiehead - Creep

Journey: Don’t Stop Believing

Boston: More Than a Feeling

Taylor Swift: We are Never Getting Back Together

Katy Perry: Fireworks

Toto: Africa.

Learn all the words to Ice Ice Baby and you will always be able to rock a karaoke jam.


Kenny Rogers: The Gambler

Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody (screamed a la West Coast hardcore.)

I thought the theme was Australian right?

^ Oops, got excited.

Implied in post only, not explicit.

Human Nature songs make for good karaoke guilty pleasures. (e.g. Wishes).

Or I’m sure they’d know the words to “Somebody that I used to know” if you want to go there.

Otherwise something by the Bee Gees? Or “down under” by Men at Work.

Happy man, Sunnyboys


Not Australian, but I always sing “Superstar” by the Carpenters and I can’t sing, so I do my best Thurston Moore impersonation.


Anything from Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet.

My karaoke go-to too.


I’d do this

Welp, see you round, folks!

Steppenwolf - Born to be wild. Just yell at top of lungs until it’s over.

Edit: or Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”. Won’t be a dry eye in the house.