The first Karaoke machines were developed in Japan in the 70’s. Over the next 20 years, into the 1990’s interest for Karaoke parties developed all over Asia and in many European countries. Karaoke was not successful at first in the United States and Canada. Now, however, in the U.S. many bars and restaurants have jumped in to offer Karaoke nights for customer retention (as it is requested) and outside the U.S. Karaoke is even used as an educational tool to increase the literacy rate!
Through much research, it was determined there are a myriad of songs requested — but several that stand out over and over by diverse groups: Here are the most popular:
Journey Don’t Stop Believing
Bon Jovi Living’ On a Prayer
Garth Brooks Friends in Low Places
Steppenwolf Born to be Wild
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
Alanis Morrisette You Oughta Know