LA is known for a few things. Thanks to the overabundance of karaoke bars, karaoke is one of those things. Sure, it’s fun to rent a dingy room somewhere in the heart of Koreatown. The thing with those is if you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a $730 tab at the end of the night. Do yourself a solid and avoid that at all costs. Literally.
Instead, transform your living room or den or entire studio apartment into an at-home karaoke room complete with the comforts of your couch, your dog and your pajamas. All you need is an at-home karaoke machine and a playlist of the best karaoke songs. We can hook you up with both. The Mariah Carey voice is all you though.
B-52s “Love Shack” Lyrics That’s where it’s at! Because everybody’s movin’ and everybody’s groovin’ at this karaoke party.
Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” Lyrics Who doesn’t want to dance with somebody?
Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” Lyrics Listen, Bon Jovi swears you’re gonna make it.
Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” Lyrics Her loneliness is killing us, too. Someone give her a sign and sing this song already.
Prince “Purple Rain” Lyrics I mean, this one’s kind of a no-brainer. It’s the only way to pay your respects to the late music legend (RIP).
Madonna “Material Girl” Lyrics We’re technically against material items, but this one’s too fun not to sing.
Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” Lyrics You’re not doing karaoke right if you don’t sing Michael Jackson at least once.
Aerosmith “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” Lyrics We don’t want to miss a thing either, Steven! Thankfully there’s Instagram for that now.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “I Love Rock & Roll” Lyrics Put another song on the karaoke machine, baby, and dance with all your friends.
Beastie Boys “(You Gotta) FIght for Your Right (to Party)” Lyrics But probably not too hard. This is your karaoke party, after all.
Ace of Base “The Sign” Lyrics Get into the limelight where you belong.
Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” Lyrics This is definitely real life and not just a fantasy.
The Human League “Don’t You Want Me” Lyrics Who’s up for a little duet action?
Sir Mix-A-Lot “Baby Got Back” Lyrics Just try and keep up with this one. Just try.
Bill Withers “Lean on Me” Lyrics No shame in it. We all need somebody to lean on.
Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” Lyrics Look, we will all survive this presidency together.
Billy Joel “Piano Man” Lyrics There’s always going to be someone practicing politics at the bar.
Snoop Dogg “Drop it Like it’s Hot” Lyrics LBC, represent. Enough said.
David Bowie “Space Oddity” Lyrics Major Tom, can you hear us?
N'SYNC “Bye Bye Bye” Lyrics We saved this one for last for a very obvious reason.
Now that you have the ultimate karaoke playlist at the ready, set a date and send out a friendly little Facebook invite. To keep costs minimal, ask your friends to BYOB and BYOS (bring your own snacks) for sharing. You can’t sing on a sober and empty stomach, after all. When it’s finally time for at-home karaoke night, make sure to capture and tag us in every pitch-perfect, or not so perfect, moment — @joymode #joymode.