- Even Flow – Pearl Jam
- Little Bitty Pretty One – Bobby Day
- Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
- Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
- Tequila – The Champs
No one who wears a mask knows how to talk, let alone, sing through them. As business give classes on sanitation, hand washing, and proper social distancing procedures, I wish they would give a class on how to speak clearly and enunciate through a mask. So until they come up with a COVID elocution class, here’s the top five songs anyone can sing a lot of without knowing how to sing behind a mask.
Even Flow – Pearl Jam
This song came out about 15 years ago and I honestly don’t understand about half of the words. That makes it a prime candidate for singing in a mask. If someone corrects you on a lyric, just say, “That’s what I said! Must of been the mask.”
P.S. – Adam Sandler covered this on SNL a long time ago too. He couldn’t understand the lyrics either.
Little Bitty Pretty One – Bobby Day
Technically not the whole song, but just the intro. But let’s be honest. The number of people who know the humming intro to the song is at least a couple of orders of magnitude bigger than the number of people who even know the name of the song. Most people just know it as that song in the hamburger commercial, or that song in the Indiana Jones movie, that song that Matilda eats Cheerios to, or any one of a couple other film and TV uses.
Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
If you want to accuratly reproduce the vocals for this classic track you either need to be a drunk as Bluto Blutarski, or wear your COVID mask. The former is a lot more fun.
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
This one’s a bit of a toss up. The vocals are actually very clear. There’s just a lot of humming. Most of the posers that sing a long ony sing the Mmm Mmm Mmm’s anyway.
Tequila – The Champs
1 word. Even you can do that. Even when wearing a mask. If you choose to sing a long in an adult cinema please keep your clothes on. Especially your mask Mr. Reubens.
Jonathan is a degreed physicist and engineer by day, and amateur entertainer in the evenings. He enjoys studying and performing improvised comedy and writing sketch comedy. When he’s had enough of listening to people complain, you can find him underwater scuba diving where he can’t hear you. It’s like space. No one can hear you, but not because of a vacuum. No. It’s because you can’t talk. So it’s like space, but without the radiation and deadly aliens that burst out of your chest.