Not everyone will admit it but a great way to unwind is by singing along to good karaoke songs. The great thing about this activity is that it can be done almost anywhere with almost anyone.
In your bedroom, in the living room, in your car, or in a karaoke bar.
By yourself, with your dog, with your friends, or with co-workers.
When you’re not pressured to perform well, it’s almost therapeutic to be singing your stress away! Other perks of singing for fun include inducing the release of feel-good brain chemicals (making it a natural anti-depressant), improving mental alertness, giving your lungs a good workout. Singing along to good karaoke songs is also a great way to get used to performing if you have stage fright.
Who knew there were so many perks to singing?
“What if I really can’t sing?”
Anyone can learn to sing, but different voices have varying ranges and ranges and therefore suit different songs. A singing teacher from Classes A to Z will be able to help you distinguish which songs best suit you best, and even help you build a repertoire that will really blow your audience away! For the record, you’re really better off taking singing lessons if you want to know how to sing better.
For now, here are some good karaoke songs with easy melodies and a range of an octave or less. These are ideal for those still trying to learn to sing – or those just looking to have fun with friends.
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
No karaoke list is complete without at least ONE 90’s boyband song in it. For this list we chose a super upbeat and danceable song from one of the most iconic boybands in the 90s – time to show off your dance moves!
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Zig-a-zig-ah along to this other feel-good karaoke staple from the 90’s!
I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Let’s step away from the pop songs and turn to a hard rock track from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, a certified crowd pleaser. Even when the crowd turns out to be your pets watching you cut loose in the living room.
Lean On Me – Club Nouveau
Perfect for bonding with friends and expressing how much you care!
Here, There, and Everywhere – The Beatles
Practice singing this for your special someone, and we guarantee he or she will appreciate the effort!
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Last but definitely not the least, this Journey song should encourage you to, a-hem, continue your journey to learn to sing. That exhilaration you feel after singing along to these song? Hold on to that feeling! Don’t stop believing!
Good karaoke songs for non-seasoned singers typically do not have large intervals, so these should all be relatively easy for beginnrs. If there are notes you can’t reach, or if you run out of breath easily, or find it hard to transition between head and chest voice, don’t worry about it. All of these and several other problems you may have in singing can be corrected through vocal exercises and singing techniques that can be provided by your singing teacher.
Don’t have one yet? Still not a problem! You can find teachers offering affordable singing lessons through Classes A to Z.