I bet you’re reading this going “what’s a norebang?” A norebang is a singing room in Korea. We all call it Karaoke. You pay for whatever amount of time you want (one hour, two hours etc). This is usually pretty cheap, 20,000won an hour or sometimes a little more expensive but divided by the amount of people in your group, it won’t leave a big hole in your wallet.
No singing talent is required really. Show up for the craic, grab a tambourine and off you go.
I am the biggest fan of the norebang and let my competitive nature get completely out of control. If the machine doesn’t show a 100% score or a very high score, it’s clearly broken. There could be no other reason for a low score. Broken, it’s broken.
No more small talk. Here are the 5 best songs to sing at a Norebang as chosen by my friends;
5. For anyone who can read basic Korean. Or if you can’t read it, it’s still pretty entertaining singing baaa baaa baaa and doing the dance. This song has been everywhere. Everyone knows the jumping song.
4. What does the fox say?
3. Barbie Girl.
2. Anything by Abba. Unless you’ve been living under a really big rock, you’ll be able to join in on at least one of these songs.
1. Anything by the Beatles. Everyone knows the Beatles. You can’t go wrong with this.
Added Bonus if you live in Korea and go to the Norebang with Koreans;
I have yet to meet a Korean adjussi who doesn’t know this song,
Leave you’re favourite songs in the comments below!