The Best Karaoke Songs of 2010 – Country and Pop

The Best Karaoke Songs of 2010 – Country and Pop

Now that 2010 has come and gone, we can look back on the year and see what were the best selling karaoke songs, both Pop and Country. Although there are reviews that are very similar in nature, this Pop and Country Karaoke Review is different in that it shows what people that sing wanted to perform, not just what people that love Today’s Music wanted to listen to.

Here are our top ten picks-based on sales, requests, and popularity-first the Pop List and then the Country List. Many discs that we sold during the year had several of these songs on the same disc so there is no concrete method in determining the principal song the buyer was interested in when purchasing the disc. In other words, our choices cannot be considered 100 percent accurate of which songs topped the list for 2010, but we think it comes close.

2010 Top Karaoke Pop Songs

#1 – Need You Now – Lady Antebellum ( Yes, a country group tops the 2010 Pop Music Chart; this song’s pop mix version has electric guitar replacing the country guitar twang in the chorus and the bridge.When I first heard this song I thought I had heard it before; many believe it to be similar to ‘Eye In The Sky’ by Alan Parsons. I think it’s chorus is similar to ‘More Than Words Can Say’ by Alias)

#2 – California Gurls by Katy Perry – (Katy Perry has proven to be not just a flash in the pan but a bonafied Pop Star. I, for one, thought her career was going to be short-lived when her first single came out entitled ‘I Kissed A Girl’ – the American Top 40 fanbase is fickle and forgetful. But here she is two years later with her 2nd album that has spawned 3 #1 Hits, including California Gurls. The song is catchy with the line ‘Daisy Dukes, Bikinis on top’. She does need someone to help her in the spelling department)

#3 – Hey, Soul Sister by Train – (We may have thought that Train was ancient history because it had been five years since they had any Pop Chart Success. However three of those years they were on hiatus and lookie now; ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ has brought this group back from the dead. Who would have thought that a song with a ukulele as the lead instrument could top the charts? Maybe Tiny Tim would have, but who remembers him?)

#4 – TiK ToK by Ke$ha- (A catchy tune justifiably compared to ‘Just Dance’ by Lady Gaga, this song could be a cookie cutter pattern of the many dance numbers on American Top 40 today)

#5 – Nothin’ On You by B.o.B – (This debut single from artist B.o.B features Bruno Mars on guest vocals, but the karaoke version can obviously be sung as a single artist.)

#6 – Glitter In The Air by Pink – (This song puts Pink on a whole new level. It is a bluesy, emotional, heartfelt ballad and therefore it was heavily requested. She performed this song at the 52nd Grammy Awards in a Cirque du Soleil style performance)

#7 – Bad Romance by Lady Gaga – (Another hit from the never predictable Lady Gaga. Features of this song have been compared to her earlier hit ‘Poker Face’.)

#8 – Today Was A Fairytale by Taylor Swift – (A nice little ballad featured on the soundtrack of ‘Valentine’s Day’. Although at times I find myself wincing at some of Taylor Swift’s off-key live performances, I appreciate most of all her ballads, as do many karaoke singers. Add your own vocals to the instrumental arrangements and it doesn’t matter what her ‘live’ performance sounded like.)

#9 – Only Girl (In the World) by Rihanna – (Rihanna continues her string of success, with this uptempo dance tune. This song became her 9th number one single, more than any other artist since 2000)

#10 – Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars – (This song is not a remake of the song with the same title by Billy Joel. It is an original composition that is just so sappy that it can make you cry. Most every girlfriend, fiancée, or wife would blush to have this song sung to them, much like the official video of this song depicts. This great video and convincing vocals from Bruno Mars has made this one of the most requested Karaoke Songs for 2010)

Top 2010 Karaoke Country Songs

#1 – Need You Now by Lady Antebellum (This song obviously has broad appeal, topping both the Country and Pop 2010 Karaoke Charts. The fact that it is a duet helps since many Karaoke fans are looking for a song that they can sing along to with someone else, but since it is a karaoke track a singer can easily sing the whole song solo.)

#2 – The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert – (This song is about returning to your childhood home that is now occupied by other people.The hope is to reconnect with a former self there, in order to heal from unspecified troubles and stresses caused by current life. The request is made to come in just one last time and “I won’t take nothing but a memory.”)

#3 – Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood (Though not as commercially successful as some of Carrie Underwood’s other singles, this song has enough feeling and emotion to make it one of 2010 most requested Karaoke Songs)

#4 – Why Don’t We Just Dance by Josh Turner (This song is infectiously fun and appealing to most all country music fans)

#5 – Water by Brad Paisley (Although not as witty with it’s lyrics as other country tunes, the song is catchy and will probably remain a song used around summer for it’s various applications of ‘Water’.)

#6 – Hillbilly Bone by Blake Shelton (This uptempo country ditty is a statement of rural pride. Note the line: “We all got a hillbilly bone down deep inside”.)

#7 – Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland (A catchy tune that, if it weren’t for Jennifer Nettle’s obvious country lead vocals, could pass for a Pop Song)

#8 – Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood – (a late 2009 release that actually peaked in January 2010. This song is upbeat and similar to Carrie Underwood’s earlier hit “Before He Cheats” in that it’s message stands as a warning to girls about unfaithful men)

#9 – Rain Is A Good Thing by Luke Bryan – (It seems like a country song is either going to tell you a story or have a developing hook. For this song by Luke Bryan the development of the theme is this: “Rain is a good thing,” because “rain makes corn, and corn makes whiskey, and whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky”. Obviously ‘corny’ but it worked)

#10 – Only Prettier by Miranda Lambert – (The message in this song is that city girls and country girls are basically the same except that country girls are ‘only prettier’.)

So, if you are a singer, 2010 gave you plenty of new music to choose from. Sometimes it may seemed that there is no good new music out there. However it may seem that way because you’ve gotten into the habit of listening to your ‘iPod’ with your pre-selected choices in music. Start making it a habit of listening to radio or turning on a music channel more often, then you’re going to find plenty of new selections to choose from.