It's not just in the shower anymore. Now in front of an audience and with microphone in hand, anyone with a gift for singing can put on a show to be remembered.
You don't have to leave home, although the most popular shows take place in bars and clubs. You just have to overcome stage fright and let yourself go. For those who want to "make the leap to fame", some ideas of songs for karaoke.
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Oh cruel world
Despair and heartbreak seem to be the favorite stars in karaoke songs. For reasons that are not entirely clear, audiences who go to singing pubs seem to have an irresistible soft spot for lyrics where someone was misled. Or where the protagonist of the story ended with him Broken heart, like Alejandro Sanz.
Mexican rancheras capture the attention of this type of audience. You decided o The cigarette Ana Gabriel's are a good example. Also classic songs by Vicente Fernández, such as Divine women.
But if the story is about rancheras and heartbreak, it is mandatory during a karaoke night, to sing The king. Popularized by Vicente Fernández himself, it is one of the most popular themes within the Spanish-speaking culture.
Among the favorites for sing each other on a karaoke night and heartbreak, too there are several pop ballads in spanish. Make love with another by Alejandra Guzmán or My loneliness and I by Alejandro Sanz are two of the most “cried”.
This list also includes My story between your fingers by Gianluca Grignani (in Spanish or Italian), as well as Another day without seeing you by John Secada. I'm not for you of Rosana, Desperate by Martha Sánchez or Laura is not here by Nek are songs that are shouted with living passion.
From Mexico also comes one of the hardest letters that a woman can dedicate to a man. This is Two-legged rat, a theme immortalized by Paquita la del barrio. Scum of life. Badly done demeanor. Infrahuman, specter of hell ”(…)“ because a creeping creature, even being the most cursed, compared to you, stays very small ”.
Long live love
But lovers can also dedicate many songs for karaoke. Declarations of love are not a strange thing in the middle of drinks and couplets. After all, to get to spite, you must first fall in love.
Luis Fonsi, long before Slowly ("modern" favorite among karaoke songs) sang I do not give up. Enrique Iglesias also had his time of romantic ballads. There they stand out to sing Hero (in English or Spanish) and Religious experience.
Also from Spain Pablo Alborán adds to the list Finally y Only you. There are some "historical archives" like Forgive me y Do you want to be my lover by Camilo Sesto when we have the information. Can't ignore Raphael (How I love you), Nino Bravo (A kiss and a flower) and Julio Iglesias (Do not break the night).
To sing a duet
Going on stage to play at being singers can also be done as a couple. Many of the karaoke songs are historical duets, where spite and romance continue to be the main protagonists.
Within the first group, pieces such as Forget me and turn around of Pimpinela or Things of love by Ana Gabriel and Vicky Carr. More recent are Shakira's duets with Prince Royce and Maluma on the songs Deja Vu y chantaje respectively. Just like Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony who insisted on singing to each other Do not love me.
Happier are the lyrics of When I Fall in Love sung by Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra, as well as Hanging in your hands by Carlos Baute and Martha Sánchez. Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato assume their penalties in Blame me, the same as Malú and Antonio Orozco in Give me back my life.
Other classic duets are those of the Salazar sisters, better known as Azúcar Moreno. Two of its flagship themes are You only live once y Devour me again. While Julio Iglesias and José Luis Rodríguez fear a woman who steals their sleep in Bullfighter.
To sing in groups
If the shame of some must be shared with more than one person, there are very popular karaoke songs, to be sung among several. Boy bands made headlines for years and still many of their songs are sung insistently. Some of these bands continue working, although without generating the same mass hysteria of other times.
Backstreetboys, N´Sync and Take That are iconic. Of the boys in the back street the best known topics are Everybody (in whose performance the choreography must be included) and I want it that way. The quintet led by Justin Timberlake sing (and also dance) bye, It's gonna be me y Pop.
While from Take That, where Robbie Williams once passed, the favorite is Back for Good.
Other very popular and more recent boy bands are One direction, who are performed on karaoke nights. one thing o what makes you beautiful. While the Jonas Brothers Burnin 'up y When you look at me in the eyes.
The girls also have their representation, the most successful being the Spice Girls. They rang out loud in the 90s, although their fame was rather short-lived. Even so, several of his songs are still on the list of songs for karaoke. Wannabe y Say you'll be there The most popular.
Songs for karaoke: Latin party
Latin rhythms and more recently reggaeton too have captured the attention of "karaoke artists". Livin 'the crazy life marked a before and after in Ricky Martin's career. It is also a turning point for Spanish pop music.
What to say about the wave of Colombian singers that dominates the world and the karaoke playlists? Of the not always well weighted Maluma is interpreted insistently Happy the 4, while J Balvin excites all who sing My people.
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