Queen Win Karaoke Crownby Contributor | 14 December 2007
Rock classic Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen has been named the number one karaoke song of all time, after a new poll.
The only single to have reached the UK Christmas number one spot twice, Bohemian Rhapsody pipped two efforts by Robbie Williams to the post, with Angels and Let Me Entertain You named the second and third most popular tracks for Britons to belt out at the karaoke bar.
And in the poll carried out by videogame store GAME, to coincide with the release of SingStar on PlayStation 3 and Boogie on PlayStation 2, party favourites such as I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Cyndi Lauper's Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun and Uptown Girl by Billy Joel were included as other karaoke standards for British singers.
The poll also revealed the top five people with whom Britons would like to duet, with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury predictably the most popular.
But despite her youth, Smile singer Lily Allen was voted to be a more desirable singing partner than the esteemed likes of Elvis Presley, Kylie Minogue and Madonna.
The reasons for the host of delusional wannabes gracing talent shows like The X Factor were made evident by the poll, with a modest 36 per cent of respondents rating their own singing voices as "average" but a cocky 20 per cent considering their vocal talents to be "great".
The top ten UK karaoke songs
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Angels by Robbie Williams
Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
All You Need is Love by the Beatles
Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
It's Raining Men by the Weather Girls
The top five fantasy duets
The top five voices we'd love to have