Hang on sloopy works in Columbus ...lol... Country roads works here in WV... definitely regional songs...
i used to play James - "Laid" and Violent Femmes- "Blister in the sun" and "Add it up" ... Janes Addiction "Jane Says" ...and Beasties " Girls" ..."No Sleep til Brooklyn" at the club and college kids would scream along... im sure times have changed
I've noticed they like to do the rap part of "yeah" by usher. Rapping along rather than singing along is done on other songs too. American Pie used to be a sing along song but I wouldn't play it unless it was requested!
I always find the following to be a hit in addition to the above:
-Pour Some Sugar on Me
-You Give Love A Bad Name
-Livin on a Prayer
-God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood.
God Bless the USA starts out slow and usually gets me some looks but 30secs in everyone is singing along and several times throughout the song I pull back the vocals and let them belt out the lyrics. They love it! It usually ends in them all chanting USA USA USA!
Don’t stop believing
Living on a prayer
Dominic the donkey
All really big karaoke songs . I probably know all of the words. But pretty much any of the sing along songs they play at the baseball games will work too.