There’s nothing better than a fun-filled Saturday night-out with friends, drinks, dance and music, to flush out the week-long stress out of your system. Irrespective of whether you are a shy closet singer, or a keen aspirant for the next season of American Idol, one cannot deny the fact that music- particularly karaoke, is one of the most enthusing recreational activities for all age-groups alike, and of course, an excellent stress-buster. Interestingly, even the most terrible singers can give crowd-drawing karaoke performances, while fairly good singers sometimes end up getting booed away. The key to being a great karaoke singer does not solely depend on your melodious (or not) voice; it lies in being confident, energetic, uninhibited (the more drinks down you are, the better!) and choosing the right karaoke song.
Here’s a list of the top 2014 karaoke songs that you can take a pick from.
1. “We are One (Ola Ola)”
Having been declared as the official song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this chartbuster by Pitbull has taken football fans in a frenzy, and has vocals by Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte to add to its mass appeal. As this song has acquired cult status since the world cup, the crowd will cheer and sing along with you, even if you are the worst singer!
2. “A Sky full of Stars”
British rock band Coldplay’s dramatic number from Ghost Stories, might seem to be a somber, mood-dampener to many, but its soaring up to the top of playlists in most karaoke clubs, has to have a strong reason. We believe it’s the wonderful piano notes and the intrinsic danceable quality of this song that has brought it to the list of the top 2014 karaoke songs.
3. “Love Never Felt So Good”
This 2014 version of the 1983- demo track by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson has been reworked to a duet with Justin Timberlake, and has become one of the raging hits of recent times. The live performance of this song at the 2014 iHeart Radio Music Awards by American singer Usher, made it all the more reminiscent of the pop legend’s enthusiasm on the dance floor. The karaoke club audience is most likely to cheer for this one!
4. “Dare (La La La)”
Combine Shakira, the 2014 World Cup, the simple, catchy lyrics of this song that any amateur can voice out, and hey presto, you have an instant karaoke hit ready and going! The drums and chants in the background, and the mass hysteria associated with this peppy track, make it great for karaoke singing.
This song from Ed Sheeran’s second album X, has received a great deal of appreciation from pop fans across the world, and has even been compared with Justin Timberlake’s compositions. Its subsequent live rendition by Sheeran on Saturday Night Live, gave the song greater publicity, and it is one of the most popular choices for karaoke, so far in 2014