Karaoke is a funny thing.  I've stepped up to the karaoke stage a few times and never without a pretty good buzz. The first time I got up to sing, I took on Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time".  My knees were literally knocking and that song seemed to go on forever.  My voice cracked and it was embarrassing.  But I felt I owed to all those contestants I had judged in so many karaoke contests throughout the years. By judging all those contests I got a real feeling for the over used karaoke songs that are so popular.

In my experience "Me and Bobby McGee" should be at the top of this list, but it ranks #29 instead.  The United States Karaoke Alliance has compiled this list of the Top 500 Karaoke Songs of All Time.  I also have to admit that radio cohort Paul Wozniak and I are very guilty of butchering Sheryl Crow/Kid Rock's "Picture" and clearly being completely unoriginal in the karaoke world.

Here are the top 30:

Pos# Artist Title Score
1 Duets-Crow, Sheryl & Kid Rock Picture 220.2
2 Underwood, Carrie Before He Cheats 187.5
3 Duets-Travolta, John & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights 172.2
4 Journey Don't Stop Believing 156.1
5 Myles, Alannah Black Velvet 149.5
6 Brooks, Garth Friends In Low Places 136.1
7 Sublime Santeria 132.2
8 Diamond, Neil Sweet Caroline 115.2
9 B-52's Love Shack 114.5
10 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts I Love Rock and Roll 109.3
11 Morissette, Alanis You Oughta Know 108.9
12 Bon Jovi Wanted Dead Or Alive 107.7
13 Wilson, Gretchen Redneck Woman 105.2
14 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back 104.9
15 Gaynor, Gloria I Will Survive 101.3
16 Benatar, Pat Hit Me With Your Best Shot 100.9
17 4 Non Blondes What's Up 98.7
18 Fugees & Lauryn Hill Killing Me Softly (With His Song) 97.5
19 Radiohead Creep 97.0
20 Stone Temple Pilots Plush 90.5
21 Cash, Johnny Folsom Prison Blues 89.9
22 Jewel You Were Meant For Me 88.7
23 Tyler, Bonnie Total Eclipse Of The Heart 87.4
24 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 86.7
25 Evanescence Bring Me To Life 84.2
26 Brooks, Meredith Bitch 80.7
27 Sinatra, Frank New York, New York 80.6
28 Buffett, Jimmy Margaritaville 78.8
29 Joplin, Janis Me and Bobby McGee 77.5
30 Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge 71.5

Some people take it very serious like this guy!

And some people just have fun like these ladies