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68 go-to karaoke songs for people going out in Charlotte

When the feeling hits, there is only one solution. Grab the mic and own the stage! Some people like to show off their pipes, while others need a little liquid courage before performing, but either way, most of us have had an experience or two with karaoke.

When your name is called you don’t want to be sitting there trying to think of the best song to sing, so be sure to have your go-to karaoke song ready.

All the CharlotteFive Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette (voting is still open, so go vote!) contestants gave us their go-tos, and we’ve turned that into a list of 68 songs you can use next time you take the karaoke stage.

(1) “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston (5 votes)

(2) “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks (4 votes)

(3) “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne (3 votes)

(4) “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot (3 votes)

(5) “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond (3 votes)

(6) “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith (2 votes)

(7) “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys (2 votes)

(8) “No Scrubs” by TLC (2 votes)

(9) “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (2 votes)

(10) “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child (2 votes)

(11) “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey (2 votes)

(12) “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors

(13) “Love Shack” by The B-52s

(14) “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

(15) “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

(16) “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn

(17) “Like a Prayer” by Madonna

(18) “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

(19) “Hot in Herre” by Nelly

(20) “Come Sail Away” by Styx

(21) “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj

(22) “Hey Ya!” by OutKast

(23) “So Fresh, So Clean” by OutKast

(24) “What’s Luv” by Fat Joe

(25) “Barbie Girl” by Aqua

(26) “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg

(27) “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” by T-Pain

(28) “Don’t Need Nobody” by Ellie Goulding

(29) “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield

(30) “I Apologize” by Anita Baker

(31) “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” by Shania Twain

(32) “I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick

(33) “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

(34) “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

(35) “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

(36) “Forgot About Dre” by Eminem and Dr. Dre

(37) “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

(38) “Bennie and The Jets” by Elton John

(39) “Everybody” by Backstreet Boys

(40) “For Free” by DJ Khaled

(41) “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

(42) “Work It” by Missy Elliott

(43) “All by Myself” by Eric Carmen

(44) “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift

(45) “Oops!… I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

(46) “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young

(47) “Fallin” by Alicia Keys

(48) “In Da Club” by 50 Cent

(49) “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio

(50) “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips

(51) “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show

(52) “Bye Bye” by Jo Dee Messina

(53) “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul

(54) “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

(55) “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

(56) “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks

(57) “What the Hell Did I Say?” by Dierks Bentley

(58) “Rumor Has It” by Adele

(59) “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

(60) “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson

(61) “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers

(62) “I Get Around” by Tupac Shakur

(63) “U Remind Me” by Usher

(64) “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

(65) “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty

(66) “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

(67) “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith

(68) “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher

What’s your go-to karaoke song? Comment below!

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