Not only does this song have a great chorus meant to be shouted as loud as you can, but then it gets even better. Because by the end of the song, there's a key change imploring you to sing even louder. Thus proving that the members of Bon Jovi are true geniuses.
Most choruses have just one repeated phrase or maybe up to four lines or so, But the chorus of this song just keeps going and going for what seems like an eternity. And yet, somehow, everyone knows every single word.
The phrase "Friends in low places" might be one of the most perfect lines in all of country music. Even non-country fans have to sing along to this Garth Brooks classic. However, wearing a cowboy hat and headset is still optional.
We don't know why anyone would accuse Sir Mix-a-lot of lying when he says he likes big butts. It seems like it would be an odd thing to fib about. But Sir is clearly speaking from the heart about a meaningful subject, and you have to respect that.
This Billy Joel song was designed to be sung along to at a bar, and it was a success. People don't even seem to mind that the is basically Billy Joel bragging about how much everybody loves him. You can get away with that much arrogance if you've got the tunes to back it up.
There are many songs where a whole crowd/bar/stadium of people will want to sing all the words. But with this Neil Diamond classic, people take it a step forward by also singing "ba ba ba" and "so good, so good, so good." The song is so powerful that people sing along to words that aren't even there!
You could have a party that's been going for several hours, but it doesn't really start until this song is played. Sure, it's a song about partying because the end of the world is coming, but the song still works. That's the magic of Prince.
Once Whitney Houston covered this Dolly Parton song, people everywhere tried to sing it just like her. And they all came up short. But they're going to keep trying to hit the same notes Whitney hit in the song until they get it right.
When this song comes on, you'll have a room full of people singing "Can't touch this" and "Stop! Hammer time!" And then you'll have a room full of people trying to remember the words of the verses. And you'll also have one or two people who get confused and start singing "Superfreak" instead.