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Andrew Huff / March 28, 2011 12:21 AM

Turns out I can sing a mean "Crazy Train," but it blows my vocal cords for the rest of the night.

Bronco / March 28, 2011 9:35 AM

DOWNTOWN! People love to sing along.

Mateo / March 28, 2011 10:09 AM

Total Eclipse of the Heart has the ability to unite a karaoke bar at 2am like no other song I have ever sung.

Jesse / March 28, 2011 10:19 AM

Gin & Juice

Mucky Fingers / March 28, 2011 11:30 AM

David Tortuga / March 28, 2011 1:14 PM

I like to sing a song I wrote myself entitled: I JUST WANTED TO PARTY, BUT NOW I'M IN YOUR BODY!

kate / March 28, 2011 2:26 PM

Joan Jett's "I Love Rock n Roll" every time... which, for the record, is maybe 5 times total.

fluffy / March 28, 2011 10:31 PM

I once sang "Moving on up", the song from The Jeffersons at a honky tonk in San Antonio, TX. All I could hear was my boyfriend laughing.

Jasmine / March 28, 2011 11:57 PM

"Girl You Know It's True" by Milli Vanilli - I think it's the lycra bike shorts I wear when I sing it that makes it such a crowd-pleaser.

mary s / March 29, 2011 12:09 PM

salt n pepa - shoop or dio - rainbow in the dark

Carrie / March 29, 2011 12:25 PM

Step by Step- New Kids on the Block

Dave Knapik / March 29, 2011 4:39 PM

Hands down, it's Roger Miller's 1965 classic "King of the Road". On a recent visit to New York, I found a karaoke bar that not only had it, but also had his song, "Dang Me", which begins, "Well here I sit high, gettin' ideas, ain't nothin' but a fool to live like this." Any song that starts like that rules.

Charles / March 29, 2011 9:49 PM

I always go with Stevie Wonder. Higher Ground or Superstition...can't avoid the verbal assault, but if he entered the room, he would never recognize me.

Jen / March 29, 2011 9:56 PM

carly simon's your so vain!

Brandy / March 30, 2011 8:29 AM

Danke Schoen, Mack the Knife or Brandy. Thank heavens I *like* that song.

Lisa Crowe / March 31, 2011 1:17 PM

"Eternal Flame" by the Bangles.

paul / April 1, 2011 1:21 AM

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". But sung like Tom Waits would do it.

Spook / April 1, 2011 2:53 PM

I bellow out the complete Commendatore Scene from
Don Giovanni.

It NEVER fails to bring the whole bar- in tears -to a long standing ovation, and I
of course NEVER leave the bar alone, cause I got it like that ;-)

Berninger / April 1, 2011 10:06 PM

"All the Wine" by The National. I really do feel like it's all for me when I sing it...and get the subsequent stares.

Cinnamon / April 2, 2011 1:39 PM

Thanks to last night's event I have a song finally: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham. Easy, repetitive, fast.

Pat / April 3, 2011 12:17 PM

Cheap Trick's "I want you to want me." And as a bonus, it would be in the pastiche of a Morrissey song.

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