Best Karaoke Songs For A Garden Party
The time will soon come when our gardens won’t just be a place we look into through a window to check if it’s raining or not. With the promise of nicer weather as the year continues, many will be wiping down plastic chairs and cleaning the barbeque ready to accept friends and family into their own little Garden of Eden.
And of course there shouldn’t ever be a party without music. In honour of the most pleasant of all parties, here is a list of 10 karaoke songs that everyone can join in on and that encapsulate the good times garden parties are known for:
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
With enough people in the garden, you may truly be able to do this epic prog-rock song justice. Just imagine: one group does the call, another the response, some loner over by the grill provides the “Galileo, Galileo”. We would go as far as to say that a garden party is the only proper place to sing this song. You decide.
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Turns out, it’s not just good for big footballing occasions. This feel-good track is sure to have everyone singing in unison, and you might even get the neighbours joining in over the fence too.
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Inevitably the mums are going to have enough of stopping kids from wrecking the place. And when they do this is the tune they’ll reach for. Hopelessly cheesy and joyfully simple, this ABBA classic never ceases to make an appearance at family gatherings.
Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Something about this song is so infectious that even the party host, who has been obsessing over the number of sausage rolls and dips, will join in for a quick ensemble. Quick is the word too - the brisk tempo of this song is sure to inject some life into those drifting into a nap after their fourth burger in 20 minutes.
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Who knew garden parties could be so inspirational? As soon as those signature piano chords kick in on this musical classic, everybody knows that it’s time to take to the stage (or in this case the porch).
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
We admit that not a lot of love is shown on these lists for early 2000’s alt rock, considering how often songs like Mr. Brightside rear their pretty heads at parties. Honestly, shame on us, as this genre reminds of a simpler time and nostalgia is a beautiful feeling to add to a party.
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Of course. Burnt meat? Shake it off. Noise complaints from petty neighbours? Shake it off. No matter the trials and tribulations your garden party might face, singing this song will make it all fade away.
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
One of the conditions of this list was that the songs should be ones that everyone can sing. In this case, everyone can try to sing it. Whitney’s extra-terrestrial vocals aside, this song is iconic and certainly symbolises good times for all.
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
There would have been a time when you were sick of this song. Us too. But time is a wonderful healer and now we can appreciate the upbeat charm of this feel-good hit.
Elton John - I’m Still Standing
Understandably some people at a garden party will not be standing by the end of it. But for those that are, this song is up there with “Eye of the Tiger” for most motivational ever, and will surely encourage a rendition from everyone.