Great sing-along songs are usually in a major key, mid-tempo (not too fast and not too slow), with lyrics and melodies that are easy to sing along to. They have repetitive choruses with themes of love, support during difficult times, and appreciation.
Belgium. It may conjure up thoughts of beer, chocolate and waffles. Maybe the famous cyclist Eddy Merckx, the painter Rubens, the cartoon TinTin, the singer Jacques Brel. Audrey Hepburn was born there. (OK, if you live outside Europe, you may be thinking, “Where exactly is Belgium?” It’s between The Netherlands and France.)
By Scott Johnson
What makes a great sing-along song? Why are some songs sung year after year for decades around the world?
The songs in the list below of the best 10 sing-along songs in English tend to have some common themes and characteristics.