Help us create an ultimate karaoke guide. Tell us what your go-to songs are (and why)

Two people singing karaoke with the lyrics of Selena's "Dreaming of You" in the background
Gabby Zavaleta, left, and Julie Hidalgo sing karaoke to Selena’s “Dreaming of You” at the Boulevard in Pasadena.
(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

You’re at a karaoke bar for happy hour, and your co-worker dares you to go up on stage.

Or maybe you’re in a private karaoke room with your friends, trying to fill that awkward silence after you realized there were no more songs in the queue.

What do you sing? How do you get the crowd pumped up? What will help you let out some steam after an exhausting week?


We’re creating a guide to help people find karaoke songs that work for them, and we want to hear from you.

Karaoke aficionados know that it’s good to have a few songs in your back pocket that you know you can do. Even if you already have a karaoke playlist, it’s always fun to find new songs you never realized you could nail in karaoke.