At Iggy's Karaoke Lounge and Grill in New York City people wait for up to an hour and a half to belt out Bon Jovi. "In 15 years I've never had an altercation. I've had other bars with pool tables and that can be a problem. I've taken out pool tables because never know what people are going to do with a pool cue, but with karaoke, it's never been a problem," said Iggy, who doesn't use a last name.
Karaoke DJ Brooke Edwards said "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey is by far the most requested song. Edwards has to play it as often as four to five times a night. "Living on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi are also popular choices. For women, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cindi Lauper and "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar are also "pretty big," said Edwards.
And for an older crowd Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" is a popular request.
Which, given the passion that some people bring to the karaoke lounge, may be a hopeful choice as well.