Must-avoid Karaoke Tracks

Karaoke is an immensely fun activity that ultimately leads to some memorable moments with friends. Sharing a song with a loved one or maybe grooving to some catchy beats, everyone loves to bring out the superstar inside. That being said, there are some songs that are best left unsung. To this end, if your objective is to clear the bar of all its patrons, the following songs should be on the top of your list.

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

This classic Celine Dion track has captured the imagination of one too many karaoke singers, who unfortunately all think they can sing as well as Miss Dion. Unless you manage to go back in time 15 years, this track must be avoided at all costs. You may be singing for your heart to go on but everyone is hoping this track doesn’t for too long.

“Mister Boombastic” by Shaggy

Shaggy truly is a one-of-a-kind artist. The unique rasta voice, suave demeanor and stylish fashion choice have made him quite the ladies favorite. However, this does not mean that singing “Mister Boombastic” is an ideal strategy for surrounding yourself with women. However,if against better judgment you decide to select this song for karaoke, don’t be surprised to find the half the pub go for a smoke break.

“Baby Got Back” by Sir Mixalot

Just because a song is fun to sing in private does not make it good for karaoke with other people. Sir Mixalot had a certain swag about him that let him get away with singing a song about a woman’s derrière—a trait which will not apply to everyone. Expect many heads to shake if you decide to grab the mike for this one.

“Mmmbop” by Hanson

This song is probably as catchy to sing as it is painful to hear. Ask yourself, what sort of person wants to hear two minutes of someone going “mmmm bop doo wop wop!”? Avoid this song like the plague.

Any “Weird Al”Yankovic Song

Let’s get one thing straight: singing a Weird Al song does not make you funny. In fact, there’s even a healthy debate as to whether Weird Al and his music are fundamentally funny. However, if you do get the urge to sing any of his songs, ask your friends to pin you down until better judgment takes over your senses.

If you still need help choosing a good song for karaoke, download and install the McDowell’s No 1 karaoke app available for Android and iOS. The awesome collection of popular English and Hindi music ensures that you and your friends never have to worry about deciding your next karaoke track. Record and share your favorite tracks with other users and spread some of that karaoke goodness. 

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