Care home residents share the best songs to sing along to

02 October 2023

Is singing good for you?

There's nothing like a good singalong to energise a room. But have you ever wondered how singing lifts our spirits? Here, we explore the wellbeing benefits of singing for all ages, along with a definitive list of classic karaoke songs.

What karaoke songs are our residents singing?

Singing is fun for people of every age. If you're planning a karaoke party we've done the hard work for you. We surveyed Bupa's care home residents across the country to find out their favourite karaoke songs. Here's what we found.

  • Karaoke songs are timeless - Our residents chose songs that ranged from the Victorian era to the 2010s.
  • There were hits from this side of the millennium - Over ten percent of the songs chosen are from the 21st century.
  • The 60s and 70s are still swinging - Almost a quarter of song choices were from the 1960s and 1970s

Most popular karaoke songs for senior citizens

No matter our residents' age or location, there were some songs that kept everyone singing.

Hits from the 40s and 50s

The 1940s and 50s proved to be popular eras with our residents, showing that great songs can stand the test of time.

40 top sing-along songs for seniors

If you’re putting together the perfect karaoke playlist, here are our residents’ top 40 tracks.

Benefits of singing for seniors

Whether you're pitch perfect or stick to singing in the shower, singing has wellbeing benefits for both body and mind.

Psychological benefits of singing

Physical benefits of singing

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