Rescue Rooms are turning fifteen this month, and are throwing one hell of a birthday bash to celebrate. They’ve invited the I’m Not From London lads down to host an epic Bamalamasingsong; the only karaoke event complete with a live band that makes the whole room the lead singer. To get right in the spirit of things, we’ve rounded up what we reckon to be some of the greatest karaoke tunes of all time...
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear. So long as you can hold a tune and have got a pretty good air guitar up your sleeve.
Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Open white shirts not necessary, but a Country twang just might be.
Valerie – Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson version
The Zutons brought us this tune, but it was the late, great Amy that truly made it a karaoke classic.
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Pour yersen a cup of ambition, yawn and stretch and give this one a go.
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
That distinctive piano riff is enough to get anyone going.
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
A little more refined than the Wonderwall alternative, but both are belters nonetheless.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Bonus points if you can sing every single part yourself. Deep breath…
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
It’s a duet. It tells a story. It’s got some terrifyingly high notes. Rather you than us, duck.
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
It’s a ballad and a half, this one, and can be done as a solo or a duet, if you’re feeling fancy.
Crazy in Love – Jay Z and Beyonce
Another one for a duet, but only one of you needs to have a good set of pipes.
Mr Brightside – The Killers
A modern-day classic. An ode to the misery of being cheated on. An absolute belter.
U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
This one made the list less for the vocals, and more for the performance opportunity it offers.
Get yourselves down to the Bamalamasingsong event at Rescue Rooms on Friday 23 February.