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[[caption-width-right:350:''I love to sing, Sing in the Shower, A-ha, As the water falls, I let my voice sing loud and clear.....]]
A character is shown while singing while [[ShowerScene bathing]] or [[InformedAbility said to do this]] -- depending on amount of CensorSteam and CensorSuds the author uses.

That being a small room with hard walls, its acoustics should be bad enough to resign all worries about voice and quality. Add to it that during the bath time one is alone ([[BathtubBonding usually]]) and feels secure ([[CantBatheWithoutAWeapon usually]]), and it makes more or less a light-hearted version of WhatYouAreInTheDark. Though usually someone overhears the singing character anyway. As a narrative device, this usually is an opportunity to show that the character is in good mood and to demonstrate amusing quirks (beyond this habit as such).

Mostly a ComedyTrope. Happens a great deal in RealLife, too.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Blair's introduction in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a BathtubScene of her singing.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Aqualad is shown to sing in the shower in ''ComicBook/TeenTitansYearOne''

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''{{ComicStrip/FoxTrot}}''
** One strip had Roger singing "Burning Love" in the shower, and an annoyed Andy meaningfully tells one of the kids about the valve marked "[[FlushingToiletScreamingShower cold water shutoff]]".
** Roger also did so a second time, this time with "Love Machine." Jason ended up exacting revenge by using the message recorder from the phone to record as the answering machine message taker Roger singing the song while singing in the shower, which went unnoticed by Roger for at least a few weeks. It should also be noted that it was also partly Roger's fault that Jason was able to pull it off, since apparently Roger was the one who bought the model whose cord was long enough to reach the shower.
** Another strip has Peter singing "Heartbreak Hotel", with the rest of the family gathering outside the door to complain:
-->'''Roger:''' You mean "Earache Hotel".\\
'''Andy:''' I'd say "Headache Hotel".\\
'''Paige:''' "Shampoo-Bottle-Stuffed-Down-His-Stupid-Throat Hotel!"\\
'''Jason:''' Too many syllables, Paige.
* Wanda also had this problem in ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''. One strip had Darryl, Zoe, and Hammie wondering what some noise was, and trace it to the bathroom before discovering that the noise was actually Wanda singing in the shower, when Darryl removed the shower curtain, while also feeling insulted at the implication that she was a bad singer.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* There's an old NormanWisdom film in which somebody hides a microphone in our hero's bathroom, records him singing in the bath, and pretends it's his own work.
* ''Summer Stock'' begins with Creator/JudyGarland singing "If You Feel Like Singing" in the shower.
* In one of ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movies, Jane is in the shower singing when an assassin walks in to try to kill her. He is entranced by her singing and starts to hum along, then gets louder and louder until he starts belting, which causes Jane to find out he's there and run away.
* ''Film/PitchPerfect'' contains a scene where the protagonist Beca's singing talent is discovered in this way. Beca is forced to [[LesYay sing a duet with Chloe while they're both in the shower and naked]]. Beca is embarrassed but Chloe doesn't see anything wrong with this.
* In ''Film/ToRomeWithLove'', Creator/WoodyAllen's character discovers his daughter's future father-in-law has an amazing voice because of this. He gets him to audition, which fails horribly, because it turns out he can ''only'' sing in the shower. Eventually, they stage an opera in which everyone is in appropriate period dress, except him, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny who sings from a movable shower cubicle.]]
* In the beginning of ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', Ferris starts singing "Danke Schoen" in the shower, using the showerhead as a mike. [[spoiler:This of course foreshadows his performance when he hijacks a float in a parade later on that day.]]
* In ''Film/{{Elf}}'', [[Creator/ZooeyDeschanel Jovie]] sings "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in the shower. Buddy listens and tries to join in, freaking her out.
* In ''Film/EasyA'', [[Creator/EmmaStone Olive]] slowly becomes addicted to the song "Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield over her weekend, and is shown singing it in the shower as she grows to like it more and more.
* Michael in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anomalisa}}'' hums the Flower Duet from the opera "Lakmé" under the shower.
* Parodied in ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' when Dave catches Alvin taking a shower in the dishwasher while singing "Don't Cha".
* ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'' has [[ManlyGay Beef]] singing in the shower. When the Phantom hears him, he threatens him.

* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', when Harry opens up his egg to reveal the clue for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament, there's a screechy wailing and George Weasley says that it sounds like Percy Weasley singing, saying that maybe Harry has to attack him while he's in the shower. This would imply that this is something that Percy does, but isn't very good at it.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'': Gopher is overheard singing in the shower and is really good, so he's talked into singing at the crew/guest TalentContest. But it turns out he's good at singing ''only'' [[CongruentMemory while in the shower]]; so they make a prop shower for him to sing in for the show.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': Umeko’s favorite pastime, taking a bath, is often accompanied by singing.
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'': Doogie has been seen on a couple of occasions belting out a few random Music/TheRollingStones and Righteous Brothers tunes in the shower (granted [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog he can sing)]]; usually ends with Vinnie subsequently barging in on him.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The Doctor is heard singing in the shower in episode "The Lodger", while he's sharing a flat and trying to act like an ordinary human being.
** And the third Doctor sings the shower in the hospital his first appearance in "Spearhead from Space". The Third Doctor would often break out into snatches of song, so it could be assumed this was a regular thing for him.
* ''{{Series/Glee}}''
** This is how Mr. Schuester learns of Finn's singing talent.
** This scene is mirrored in season 2 with Finn hearing Sam in the locker room shower.
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Taystee sings in the shower in S1Ep1, and Vee sings in the shower in Season 2. Red overhears the latter--this is how she discovers her nemesis is back.

* There's the song "Singing in the Bathtub" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rj5OQirHfY see on Youtube]]), which is about this, except [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the bathtub instead of a shower]].
* And there's a song called "Singing in the Shower" which is about... well, guess.
* Music/ImagineDragons' video for "Roots" features DeliberatelyMonochrome scenes of Dan Reynolds singing while submerged in a bathtub.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie" (naturally enough) in the bath.
** As seen on the trope image, Olivia, Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird does so in the song, ''Sing in the Shower''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* At one point in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'', Max comes upon Mona singing RecurringRiff[=/=]SolemnEndingTheme "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]" in the shower.
-->'''Mona Sax:''' I'll tell you one thing, Mona, you're no singer.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', Mario can be heard humming and vocalising his own theme music in the shower.
* In the online mode of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', when your character is in the shower, you can use your microphone to sing to earn a few ExperiencePoints. With the added bonus of having the entire lobby hearing your awful singing and vote kicking you.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-03-24 sings well in the shower]]. Which would be irrelevant in context of [[GenderBender transgender party]] karaoke -- if it wasn't [[SecondLawOfGenderBending about]] ''[[ChivalrousPervert Tedd]]''.
* ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'': It's [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1800/fc01737.htm rubber duck Mozart shower time]]!
* ''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers'' has a [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2009/11/karaoke/ botched analogy case]] (see also AltText).
* ''Webcomic/SuicideForHire'': Arcturus [[http://suicideforhire.comicgenesis.com/d/20060430.html sings]] "I'm So Cute" from Frank Zappa.
* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'': Victor is heavily implied to do this by the punchline of [[https://sites.google.com/site/comccomic/archive/comc36 str'p #36]]. It doesn't help that he's an atrocious singer.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The toon/game "One Two, One Two" on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has Strong Bad doing this, for some reason referring to himself as a woman and girl many times in the song (although he could just be singing an InUniverse existing song by a female singer and not bothering to genderswap the lyrics).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Eddy does this in the beginning of Over Your Ed.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'': The beginning of The Scarlet Pimple shows Stacy Stickler doing this.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Mr. Hyunh Goes Country", Arnold and Gerald hear Mr. Hyunh singing [[NonSingingVoice surprisingly]] [[Music/RandyTravis well]] in the shower, and convince him to record a demo and become a star.
* An entire episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' is based on the discovery that Barney could sing really well -- [[CongruentMemory but only while bathing]]. Cue a ZanyScheme to have him perform onstage in a bathtub.
** Similarly, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow'' had Bamm-Bamm being a good singer while only in the shower.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}}'': In season 1 episode 22, a mirage of Evangelyne under the shower is heard [[ThemeTuneCameo humming the show's tune]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' had the teacher's discover Mikey's great singing voice (by Robert Goulet) that he only sings in while he's in the bathroom, so they train him to sing like that everywhere else (starting with dismantling the bathroom while he sings).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' series, you can always expect the characters to be singing while bathing, usually either "Singing in the Bathtub" or "April Showers."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode "I Scream, You Scream", Zidgel sings a little song in the ship's shower about how it's great being a man, er, penguin.