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Are you a couple looking for songs for your wedding this summer? Searches for 'wedding songs karaoke' up +40% and 'best karaoke songs 2023' increasing by +300%, and thortful has put together a list of the most iconic marryoke songs for 2023.
The top 20 karaoke songs for your wedding this year Taking the top spot is the absolute belt-it-out classic that is Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams. Given that it has remained a popular song after pretty much four decades, we'd say the score is well-deserved. Just behind in second place is a song that any '90s kid could sing in their sleep – the girl power megahit Wannabe by the Spice Girls.
The top 20 songs
1 Summer Of '69 Bryan Adams
2 Wannabe Spice Girls
3. Mr. Brightside The Killers
4 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
5 Angels Robbie Williams
6 Valerie (feat. Amy Winehouse) - Version Revisited Mark Ronson
7 Don't Stop Believin' Journey
8 Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
9 Don't Look Back in Anger Oasis
10 Dakota Stereophonics
11 Africa TOTO
12 I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys
13 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Beyoncé
14 Let It Go from Frozen Soundtrack Version Idina Menzel
15 What's Up? 4 Non Blondes
16 Don't Stop Me Now - Remastered 2011 Queen
17 Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
18 Sorry Justin Bieber
19 Daydream Believer The Monkees
20 We Built This City Starship
Thortful.com teamed up with one of the UK's most loved drag queens, Divina De Campo, who has offered her top tips on putting on an amazing karaoke performance.
Don't be nervous – you're not there to be a West-End-Wendy!
"Remember that everyone in the room wants you to do well, and you're all there to just have a good time! You're not there to be a West-End-Wendy."
Remember – WWADQD?
"What would a Drag Queen do? She'd put her shoulders back, tip her head up, and GO for it! The more you use your body language, the more you'll relax into it. There's been plenty of girls on Drag Race who can't sing for toffee, and they put on a great show!"
"While you're singing, put your hands in the air, stamp your feet, and jump around! The crowd will love that you're having the best time, and it'll make them have a great time too. Have fun with it!"
Make the audience love you by loving them first
"While you're performing, listen to what the crowd are doing and respond. If they sing some backing vocals for you, point the mic out to them and get them involved! Make the audience love you by loving them first."
ALWAYS pick a song you like, and know well
"Even if the lyrics are on a screen with you, you'll feel more confident picking a song you love and know well. You'll be able to perform better if you know what words are coming next!"
Commenting, Becky Daniels, Senior Brand Manager at thortful, says: "Even if you're not the world's greatest singer, karaoke has long since been a popular party choice for weddings, hen do's, stag do's, and more. It's a chance for all generations to come together and enjoy their favourite songs from times gone by."
For more information on thortful's research including insights on the best songs based on your star sign, check out their blog here.