With all the parties going on during this holiday season, there are bound to be some holiday festivities! So gather around the living room with some egg nog and a mic and start signing! No, we don’t mean Cumbaya… more like the spotlight is now on you! Karaoke! Whether you can sing or not, karaoke has been a fun, festive, holiday activity for many parties. Don’t be nervous, you might be the next music superstar!
Boom! My favorite song to sing karaoke.
Scream like Chester, or rap like Mike? I can do both! This was my go-to karaoke song back in high school and early college.
I’d rather pull a Ru Paul’s Drag Race and “lip sink for my life” than actually sing! I’ve never participated in karaoke at my family Christmas parties, but I was always thoroughly entertained by my mom and her sisters belting out songs by Madonna (with video!). If I HAD to choose, I would pick this song. I’m sure my friends would attest that I’m a much better rapper than a singer. Haha!
Christmas or not, this song never fails to show up at Karaoke.
I would rather rap than sing. Especially if I can rap BG… ‘cause it’s hilarious.
If you don’t pull out the H&O during Karaoke, something’s wrong.
A lot of times I’ve had to drop by karaoke sessions having to leave early, with the chance to sing only one song. This has been my go-to for its all-in-one shot to show off vocals, acting ability, emotional vulnerability, and UNBRIDLED PASSION. Oh and everybody sings along too.
We’ve all watched a song rise to the top of the charts, irresistibly encouraging us to sing along to every single word each and every time we hear it. Then, it’ll slowly fade away and we’ll never hear from the artist again.
This week, we’re paying homage to these one hit wonders. Although we probably won’t be buying a full album from these artists any time soon, these classic songs will stay in our hearts forever.
As always, enjoy our mixtape on Spotify or Rdio!
This track was all over the radio in 1996… for it’s time, it was fairly avant-garde, and I’ll admit that I was pretty obsessed with it. Haven’t heard a single track from Gravity Kills on the radio since… and that’s probably okay.
As it turns out, this cover song came out before I was born… When I was in middle school/ high school I would play this song on repeat as well as a few other 80’s One Hit Wonders. I learned later from VH1 and William Shatner that no one ever heard of Soft Cell again after they covered “Tainted Love”. This song is definitely a part of the soundtrack of my life. Soft Cell! Where did our love go?!
Whatever happened to the bee girl?!?!?
I never get tired of dancing to “U can’t touch this”and wish MC Hammer had some other songs that were as awesome as this one. Seemed like he had a groove going when releasing this song. More please!
One of my favorite 80s songs, by Kajagoogoo. This is their main hit, though some may not know their other secret banger—the theme song to The Never Ending Story!
I mean, how can this song not make you want to dance and sing along?!? I’m pretty sure I was in elementary school when this came out, but I always wondered about Monica, Erica, Rita, and the many others…and why Lou Bega had so many lady friends. It still brings a smile to my face and makes me sing along when I hear this.
I’ve never been too attached to any one hit wonders, but this is one of my favorite songs from a movie about the one hit wonder. This song features great harmonies and a great bassline and who could forget those catchy drums that made this song so popular?
Anyone who knows me knows that I listen to R&B and soul almost exclusively. But when I heard this tune in high school, I immediately had to get the whole album just for this one song. Kids at school laughed at me, but I had an awesome song playing on my Walkman (!). And that’s all that really mattered.
The 80’s and New Wave paved the way for many great (and not-so-great) artists and, thankfully, helped to kill Disco. In turn, Gary Numan helped pave the way for those 80’s artists with this cult classic from 1979. For me, it takes me back to the hazy ‘Dazed And Confused’ era of my youth. Ahh, nostalgia.
This song takes me back. Such good memories, such a good one hit wonder. The BEST.