Some people are born to sing. (Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Freddie Mercury come to mind!) Their voices are angelic and beautiful. They give you chills every time they hit a note. They are gifted and amazing.
I am not one of those people.
But, I do like to sing, and I like to sing loudly (much to the chagrin of my friends and family). Everyone needs to sing a song as loud as they can every once in a while, so here's a list of universally accepted singalongs for you to jam with!
1. American Idiot
This jam by Green Day will have you headbanging (even if you don't know how to)!
2. Bad Day
This bluesy song by Daniel Powter is the perfect soundtrack for those days when you're craving contrived wistfulness.
3. Billie Jean
Michael Jackson says Billie Jean isn't his lover, so why is he writing a song about her?
4. Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis had all of us crying about heartbreak before we even got our driver's licenses.
5. Bodak Yellow
Is there any song that can hype you up like this one by Cardi B? I think NOT! (Check out my article on how relatable Cardi B is here!)
6. Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen's musical masterpiece has transcended generations.
7. Bye Bye Bye
*does N'SYNC's 'Bye Bye Bye' dance*
8. Dead And Gone
I know it's TI's song by all anyone knows is the Justin Timberlake part. (And, let's be real, that's all that matters)
9. The Devil Went Down To Georgia
You've heard of the air guitar, but this classic by the Charlie Daniels Band will have you playing the air fiddle!
10. Don't Stop Believing
This Journey song is arguably one of the most overplayed songs in history, but dang it we like it!
11. Don't Trust Me
The 3OH!3 that produced one of the most iconic lines in lyrical history: "Tell your boyfriend, if he says he's got beef/ That I'm a vegetarian and I ain't f****** scared of him!"
We've all tried to sing both parts of Fergie's hit single.
13. Friends In Low Places
The Instagram caption seen 'round the world (or at least the American South) was created when Garth Brooks released this song: "Blame it all on my roots/ That I showed up in boots"
This anthem by Avril Lavigne had us angry at a girl that didn't even exist.
15. Gold Digger
Kanye West & Jamie Foxx = the perfect party song
16. Goodbye Earl
We love The Dixie Chicks, but Wanda & Mary Ann sure didn't like Earl.
17. Gunpowder And Lead
What are little girls made of? Just ask Miranda Lambert.
18. Hey Ya
Outkast had us shaken' it like a Polaroid picture (because this generation still remembers those).
19. i hate u i love you
lowercase letters, uppercase feels. Brought to you by gnash
20. I Will Always Love You
The queen Whitney Houston may be gone, but her version of this song will live on forever!
Before the Cupid Shuffle, Beyoncé's classic pioneered "to the left, to the left."
22. It's Gonna Be Me
Last day of April memes aside (It's gonna be MAY), N'SYNC's song will get you pumped up!
23. Lady Marmalade
The cast of Moulin Rouge had us singing "Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada" before we even realized what this song was about.
24. Lip Gloss
Personally, I know this Lil Mama song by heart, and you should too!
25. Livin' On A Prayer
If you don't scream "WOAHHH WE'RE HALFWAY THERE" when this Bon Jovi song comes on, you can't be my friend.
26. Mr. Brightside
Have you ever wondered what song they play over and over again at college bars? Wonder no more! It's this one by The Killers.
27. My Heart Will Go On
This Céline Dion song was great on "Titanic," but there was definitely enough room for Jack on that door. (I'm looking at you, Rose)
28. My Life Would Suck Without You
The perfect love song for the people who hate love songs! Show your feelings in this jam by Kelly Clarkson without getting too sappy.
29. Oops! I Did It Again
One of the songs that crowned Britney Spears as the "Princess of Pop."
Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow's sorrowful hit will make you miss a relationship that's not even yours.
31. Potential Break Up Song
We miss you, Aly & AJ! (We also hope you find boyfriends that remember your birthdays)
It's no secret that this hit by OneRepublic should still be in your playlist!
33. She Will Be Loved
There is arguably no better song to sing at the top of your lungs than this one by Maroon 5.
34. Sk8r Boi
Can I make it any more obvious? This song by Avril Lavigne is timeless.
Created in the glory days of Destiny's Child, this song will give you the strength to do the thing!
36. Tik Tok
Back when Kesha was Ke$ha, this song came out and rocked our worlds, and it's still a pretty popping track!
Let's be real, flight attendant Britney Spears is our favorite Britney Spears. Check out the music video if you don't believe me!
The ultimate friendship song by Rihanna has been giving us all the feels since it was released.
And there we have it! Have a rockin' summer, y'all!