Patrick Chung’s been following in the footsteps of a few legendary Patriots defenders during his two stints in New England. Now, he’s going to be following in the footsteps of Larry Izzo (Larryoke) and Zoltan Mesko (Zolioke) as he hosts Open Mic Holiday Party, a celebrity karaoke fundraiser on Mon., Dec. 15 at 7 pm at Showcase Live in Patriot Place. The Patriots safety, who funded a six-week summer music program for teens through his Chung Changing Lives charity, has an affinity for music. His mother, Sophia George-Chung, was a Jamaican reggae star in the mid-80s. A raffle, auction, photo booth, DJ and desserts will all be part of the karaoke event, which will begin with a performance by Chung and Boston Children’s Hospital patients. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at chungchanginglives.org. Chung shared with The Improper his top karaoke songs, and his reasons for picking them. Enjoy his list on Spotify, above!
1. “As She’s Walking Away,” by Zac Brown Band
Patrick Chung: Lyrically, I love this song.
2. “Live Your Life,” by TI (featuring Rihanna)
PC: You only live one life, so you have to live it to the fullest. It’s a great song for the crowd to sing, and it’s a great duet song.
3. “You Remind Me,” by Usher
PC: This is an oldie but goodie. It’s a song you might struggle to hit all the notes with, but it’s a perfect song that the crowd will know.
4. “Bump ‘n Grind,” by R Kelly
PC: This is pretty much a song you can serenade the crowd with, attempting to hit each high note correctly, while you give 100 percent effort. Its an oldie, but it’s a song the crowd will remember and enjoy.
5. “Rude,” by Magic!
PC: This is another song that will get the crowd singing along, and I love how it has a little reggae fusion to it.
6. “We Dem Boyz,” by Wiz Khalifa
PC: This song gives everyone energy, and it’s a great song selection to do with all my teammates. Of course, crowd participation means everything for this one.
7. “Latch,” by Disclosure
PC: I love the sound and beat of this one. This is definitely a Top 40 hit that everyone knows.
8. “Jingle Bell Rock,” by Bobby Helms
PC: Since our event is holiday themed, I wanted to put my favorite holiday song on the karaoke list. “Jingle Bell Rock?” Why not.
9. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
PC: Another holiday classic.