Killer Karaoke: My Go To Songs

I’m Asian, so therefore karaoke is in my blood. True story: one time during a family reunion in the Philippines, one of the activities was a karaoke contest, and I sang Reflection from Mulan (ohmygod i’m such a stereotype) and made the ‘finals’, but was beat out by my uncle, who I’m only assuming was drunk at the time.

I know karaoke isn’t for everyone, but I love it. If I’m comfortable (read: drunk) enough, I’ll do it, but otherwise it’s just so entertaining watching good and/or bad people doing it. Here’s a list of my go to songs that I know I won’t embarrass myself with.

Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem

This is the only song I know I can MURDER when I get up on stage. Seriously. I can do either part, and I don’t even play. Just ask the people who were at the North Hollywood Big Wang’s on New Year’s Eve 2009.

Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill

This is a great, great song, and I think a perfect karaoke option, since it mixes rapping and singing.

Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve feat. Gwen Stefani

Do you see a pattern here? I enjoy rapping. Whether at a karaoke bar or not. Also, I have a special place in my heart for 90s music and anything that was on TRL in its heyday.

Alone – Heart

This song isn’t for amateurs. Ok, maybe it is, seeing as how I’m an amateur and I’m basing my skill off of singing this jam on American Idol Karaoke. If an animated Simon Cowell loves my performance, then it’s good enough for me.

Don’t Got Breaking My Heart – Elton John and Kiki Dee

Obviously, this is a great song for two pals or like lovebirds on a 90s sitcom like Cory and Topanga.