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Do you sing in the shower?

Ah, nothing like standing in the shower and belting out your favorite tune, right? It’s said that people enjoy singing in the shower because the hard walls and surfaces create echoes and reverberation, making one’s voice sound nice and strong (probably much better than it actually is).

The phenomenon is centuries old. In the year 1377, Ibn Khaldun wrote, “…when those who enjoy a hot bath inhale the air of the bath, so that the heat of the air enters their spirits and makes them hot, they are found to experience joy. It often happens that they start singing, as singing has its origin in gladness.”

Singers such as Paul Simon and “Weird Al” Yankovic say they enjoy singing in the shower. “Weird Al” even recorded his first hit single, “My Bologna,” in the bathroom.

Do you sing in the shower? Please tell us in the poll below.

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Jeff Craig
11 months ago

Since I’m half deaf and can’t hold a tune, I let others do the singing for me….

I have an old Samsung tablet in a weather resistant housing that sits in the shower caddy, and plays YouTube music videos (or replays from my favorite PC video game). The audio is handled by a Harmon Kardon Onyx Studio bluetooth speaker sitting just inside the bathroom door. In the RV I use a JBL Charge waterproof speaker to play downloaded videos.

Tony Barthel
11 months ago

Funny – over the weekend I had a song in my head that started in the shower but continued when I was in the rest of the trailer. I was so enthused about this song that I was belting it out like a Broadway star but with none of their talent.

I know you could hear me outside my little travel trailer and I wonder what the other RVers were thinking. And, now, I can’t remember what the stinking song even was.

Pishka
11 months ago

The shower is the only place nobody can tell me to stop singing.  3 year olds have told me to shut up as my voice is so bad !!! lol

Moose
11 months ago

No

Jeb
11 months ago

I have glass shower doors and am afraid of fracturing them.

Jim Knoch
11 months ago

I’ve been a lead vocalist in numerous bands in and around New Orleans since 1965 and I find the acoustics in the shower to be very good for singing. You can hear yourself clearly without a monitor and the reverberation from the walls add a little depth. So if you like “Singing in the Rain”, go for it!

Marty
11 months ago

My husband lets Alexa sing for him. Mostly Connie Francis or the Beach Boys.

Brad
11 months ago
Reply to  Marty

Me too!! BUT, I sing along…….

Lois
11 months ago

Sometimes I can’t help myself. I sing, splish splash I was taking a bath.

bloom144
11 months ago

If I know my wife’s within earshot I may sing something I know will make her smile. Normally something goofy…