Man! Shania Twain tops new Billboard top 100 karaoke songs of all time
« Let’s go girls. »
These words may have already awakened a musical memory in your brain. Maybe you’re even humming the country pop hit and gearing up for a high kick in the name of female empowerment.
And that’s exactly why Shania Twain’s 1998 song Man! I feel like a woman! was just named the greatest karaoke hit of all time on Billboard’s new list.
« The crowd will know exactly what kind of party they’re in the minute they hear those first three words, » Billboard noted on its list of the « 100 Greatest Karaoke Songs of All Time, » released Wednesday.
« You don’t have to be in Nashville to perform this country classic. It’s a crossover in every sense of the word – a country-pop crossover, a young-old crossover and, as Harry Styles proved at Coachella, it’s not just for the ladies either. »
Twain, who was born in Timmins, Ontario, recorded Man! I feel like a woman! on his third studio album, Come here. The song won her a Grammy in 2000 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Along with being named the number one karaoke song of all time by the Billboard team, the song has also proven to be a popular karaoke hit with Billboard readers, garnering 76% of the votes so far. in an online survey.
Billboard celebrates the return of karaoke
Also topping Billboard’s official list was I want it this way by the Backstreet Boys at second place, Gloria Gaynor’s I will Survive in third place, and number four went to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might agree with that choice. He was recently recorded singing the hit in a hotel lobby days before Queen Elizabeth’s funeral).
The shutdown of karaoke at the height of the pandemic was a major cultural loss, Billboard explained on its website. Now that it’s back, the American music and entertainment magazine says it wants to « celebrate the art form that has given us countless examples of incomparable joy and equally incomparable hangovers over the years. year ».
What makes a good karaoke song? As Billboard notes, there is no single answer, but they tend to have similar characteristics.
« Most often our favorite karaoke songs are familiar, accessible, simple without being predictable, and reminiscent of a specific time and place without being hopelessly stuck there. More importantly, they all sound great at high volume and pitch. questionable, and they all invite you to have fun with them. »
« This lady taught me to sing »: Harry Styles
The karaoke accolade comes as Twain enjoys more time in the sun. A new Netflix documentary, Not just a girlgives fans a glimpse of his rise to fame in the 90s, from Timmins to Tennessee.
« I’ve always been very bold and direct about what I thought and my perspective on things as a woman in particular, » Twain says in the documentary.
WATCH | The official Not Just a Girl trailer:
And in April, she made headlines for a surprise appearance with pop superstar Harry Styles during his performance at Coachella.
« Now I have to tell you, in the car with my mother as a child, this lady taught me how to sing, » Styles said onstage, according to People magazine.
« She also taught me that men are garbage, » he said with a laugh.
And yes, they sang Man! I feel like a woman.
WATCH | The Styles and Twain collaboration: