Sing-Along Songs! [Funk Radio E103]

Today we explore a few songs that we personally enjoy singing along to, and dive deeper into the reasons behind this phenomenon. Are there specific factors that determine whether we sing along to one and not another?


Have you ever done it in the shower? While driving? Maybe in public after one too many drinks?

Singing along to our favorite songs is something we’ve all done at one point or another, but is there a science behind it? Does the song have to be catchy or repetitive, or just one that you know really well regardless? Maybe you tend to sing more often to a singer of a common gender? (Or at least an octave your vocal chords can handle.) Also, why do we sing when we know we’re awful at it? In this episode we try to come up with answers to your burning questions on this topic.

Support the artists we mentioned in this episode!

“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

“Happy” by Brick

“He’s the Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge

“Boom Clap” by Charli XCX

“Bonfire” by Childish Gambino

“You to Me are Everything” by the Real Thing

“ABC” by the Jackson 5

“Take Your Time Do It Right” by SOS Band

“Work to Do” by the Isley Bros.

“I Got Ants in My Pants” by James Brown

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly & the Family Stone

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