The Best Karaoke Songs Of 2011 – Country And Pop

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Another year has passed us by so it’s a good time to review the year and see what songs top the sales for the year 2011. As mentioned in our review last year, there are similar reviews. Ours is different in that it shows what people wanted to sing last year and not just what they wanted to listen to. No review can be completely accurate but we feel the following lists give a good review of the best music that came out in 2011 and that karaoke singers were requesting.

2011 Top Karaoke Pop Songs

#1 – Rolling In The Deep – Adele (Many people assume Adele to be a black singer because of the sound of her voice but she’s not. What you hear from her are powerful vocals with the feel of emotion behind every note. That is exactly what a good singer wants from a song. The challenge for any singer with ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is matching the emotion and feeling that Adele puts in her original version. Of course you can get away with not being able to match Adele’s vocal quality and still please your audience if you’re a six year old girl singing this song with all your heart, as did Alexa Narvaez on YouTube with currently over 13 million views.)

#2 – Someone Like You – Adele (Yes, Adele comes in with the top two Pop songs for 2011. ‘Someone Like You’ speaks of a person coming to terms with the fact that her past lover has moved on. She wishes him the best and sings that she will find ‘someone like you’, claiming to have come to terms with the status of their break-up but obviously revealing otherwise. Perhaps this song became so popular because most of us have had our hearts broken in the same way that this song relates.)

#3 – Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & Goonrock (Well I thought LMFAO must be a band, with possibly each letter of this group’s name representing one of their members. Man, am I ever out of the loop. LMFAO is an acronym for Laughing My Freaking Ass Off. LMFAO is actually a duo composed of Motown founder’s Berry Gordy’s youngest son Stefan aka Redfoo and his grandson Skyler aka SkyBlu. The song was one of the most popular dance songs of the year. If it’s fun to dance to then it must be fun to sing.)

#4 – On The Floor – Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull (If anybody remembers the Lambada from 1989 then you’ll no doubt notice the borrowed beat for the main riff. What can we expect for J-Lo’s next big single? Maybe a reworking use of the main riff from ‘Islands In The Stream’ or ‘Afternoon Delight’.)

#5 – You And I – Lady Gaga (Unlike most of Lady Gaga’s tunes and maybe just a shade less successful as some of Gaga’s dance songs, this tune was highly requested as a karaoke song. ‘You And I’ is a bluesy, rock and country inspired ballad that mildly samples the classic Queen song ‘We Will Rock You’.)

#6 – Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (This song has a catchy hook and was popular among the karaoke crowd, and what has made it more appealing is that it is a female/male duet.)

#7 – Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson (The original American Idol is still going strong five studio albums later. This song once again capitalizes on strong vocals and the hook ‘you don’t know a thing about me’ will stay in your head long after the last note of the song is played.)

#8 – Lighters – Bad Meets Evil & Bruno Mars (Bad Meets Evil is a duo consisting of rappers Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem. This duo actually was formed before Eminem gained his mainstream popularity in 1999, they broke up and now have since reunited. The song ‘Lighters’ is an alternative hip-hop song, different from hard core rap, especially with the added vocals of Bruno Mars.)

#9 – We Found Love – Rihanna (Rihanna once again hits the top of the charts with a catchy dance song. Many versions of this song also list Calvin Harris in the credits but we have not heard a duet version or any version that feature vocals other than Rihanna’s.)

#10 – I Do – Colbie Caillat (Like Colbie Caillat’s first single Bubbly, this song is a feel good, happy-go-lucky sunny day song that speaks of taking relationships to the next level. A perfect tune for the optimistic romantic.)

 

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