Listening to Adele makes me want to crank up the stereo (ok, iPod) and belt it out baby. Listening to Chris Brown makes me wonder how a human makes those noises. And then I realize that humans don't naturally make those noises and I dismiss his music.
I like songs I can sing along to. I don't sing well, but I sing loud and with enthusiasm. I can't make weird techno-sounds so there's no way I can do it loudly and with enthusiasm, so that style of music is not on my radar. Britney Spears? Same thing. Voice too studio-ized. Rap? I got no rhythm, so that's no good either.
"What do you like, Shannon?" I'm so glad you asked! Here is a list of some of my favorite sing-along songs.
- "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam. Do I have a flipping clue what the words are? No. Does that matter? No. Eddie Vedder is one of the greatest voices to try to mimic. Try it. You'll like it.
- "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis.
- "Patience" by Guns -n- Roses. Axl Rose is another fanatasically fun voice to try to mimic.
- "End of the Road" by Boys II Men. Ok, so I can't hit the low parts, but it is so over-done with emotion that it is irresistable. Completely.
- "Somebody to Love" by Queen. I have yet to hit that last "Lo-o-o-o-o-ve" but I keep trying.
- "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac. I was brainwashed at a young age. My father believes Fleetwood Mac to be THE BEST. Once this song landed on Rock Band, I rediscovered it's awesomeness.
- "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones
- "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers. It started out with a kiss...
- "Your Love" by The Outfield. Josie's on a vacation far away...sing it. You know you know it.
- "Into the Mystic" Much more mellow than the above the selections, and a little low for me, but that chorus. Oh, that chorus.
- "Sometimes Salvation" by the Black Crowes. Just throw your head back and sing.
- "Squeeze Box" by The Who. Best sing along song about an accordian (ahem) ever.
- "Plug in Baby" by Muse. Wow. Turn that one up. (My daughter hates it.)
- "Laid" by James. I hate that I can't introduce this sing-along to my kids. The chorus is so catchy.
- "Barrier Reef" by the Old '97s. If you don't know this song, you should. It's catchy and not exactly wholsome, but funny.
- "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John. I didn't love this song until I saw "Almost Famous." I have loved it with my whole heart ever since.
- "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" by Cake. Cutest. Song. Ever.
- "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head. Best song ever from a musical about Chess. Plus it has my favorite line from a song: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.
- "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver. Try to NOT sing along.
- "American Girl" by Tom Petty. Not even Silence of the Lambs could ruin this for me.
- "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha. Stupid Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. I would have never liked it if wasn't for you.
- "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol. Let's sink another drink!
- "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. I will never have a voice like that, but it's fun to try.
- "Texarkana" by REM. I don't know what it is about this one, but it just gets me.
- "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga. Roma-roma-ma-ma