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 Post subject: Karaoke
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Do you do it? What songs do you like to sing? What songs do you like to hear other people sing? What songs do you hate to hear others sing? Discuss.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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I have never, probably will never, but I would watch others.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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My number one jam is "Its the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)"

I spent a lot of time learning that song back in HS and college so I like to bring it out.

I'm a good entertainer, not a good singer. So I stick to goofy songs where I can jump around and make a fun asparagus of myself and not worry about the singing.

Other songs I like to do: Psycho Killer, Rock Lobster, stuff from Rocky Horror, They Might Be Giants, Blister in the Sun (I might do Kiss off or Add It Up too, but I never have), Ben Folds 5 (mostly Song for the Dumped) etc. Just gotta be goofy! I need more goofy songs suggested that show up in karaoke lists.

I like to have practiced a bit too, because I am not very good at singing the verses without practice, I just don't freaking remember the tune when I'm on my own!

I looooove karaoke. I don't tend to hate too many songs, though I tend to loathe pop country, I'd loathe it karaoke or not.

My fave karaoke performance of someone else: I Need a Hero. Damn that was good! Though there is a guy around here who always does some awesome Johnny Cash and wears all black and a big belt buckle and its awesome. That and the old dude who did eminem.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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I go to karaoke almost every week, but I've only done it once. And it was the most horrific 4 minutes of my life. So now my love for karaoke is strictly voyeuristic.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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I would like to request video of lycophyte doing karaoke. i bet it'd be magical.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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Get enough soda water with lime into me and I might bust out some Spice Girls.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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interrobang?! wrote:
I would like to request video of lycophyte doing karaoke. i bet it'd be magical.



Well, if one of the Asheville folks have a video camera, or a camera with video capabilities, I would gladly oblige! My camera's flash is dead, so it freaks out when its dark. It might not work.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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interrobang?! wrote:
I would like to request video of lycophyte doing karaoke. i bet it'd be magical.

+1 yummy

I have a flair for the dramatic - my biggest karaoke hit was "S.O.S." by ABBA. That shiitake brought down the HAUS. (It was in Germany).

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Ive only done karoake once and it was because my best friend forced me to sing with her, some shitty shania twain song. The best karoake performance I have EVER seen was when my Mom, her best friend, my sister and I took a girls trip to Provincetown. We got my mom and her friend sooooo drunk at a bar that has drag queen karoake every night they decided to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Not only were they wasted, my mom had never done karoake and was rocking out like a star, holding the microphone out to the crowd, doing the metal sign with her hands and head banging, and then my aunt fell off the stage. Hahahahahahahaha they totally rocked it though!

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:31 pm 
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I've done it a few times, the most memorable being singing "I'm Not That Innocent" and being really drunk and basically screaming out the words. The problem with me and karaoke is, I have a terrible voice, and yet once I stand up to do one song I get hooked and somehow seem to think people need to hear me sing repeatedly. So I've sort of banned myself from ever doing karaoke ever again, it's just the kindest thing for other people.

ETA: I just realized the the song is actually called "Oops I Did It Again"...oops! I did it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:32 pm 
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I'm a musical masochist. I like to let my friends choose what song I'm going to do.

Left to my own devices, though, I've been known to do "Inside Out" by Eve 6 and "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind. Or if I won't need to actually USE my voice again for a few days, "You Shook Me All Night Long".

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Oh man, the next gathering should totally have karaoke.

I've only done it among friends, but I like "My Humps." People are usually shocked that I know all the words. Broadway tunes are always fun, especially anything from Rent. Anything by the Spice Girls. Oh and of course "Baby Got Back" so I can shake my asparagus.

It should be noted that I can't sing very well. Most of my karaoke attempts are awful and usually take place under the influence of alcohol.


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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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Everything wrote:
I have a flair for the dramatic - my biggest karaoke hit was "S.O.S." by ABBA. That shiitake brought down the HAUS. (It was in Germany).

I might... maybe... possibly do karaoke in a foreign country. But it's unlikely. I'm way to self conscious for that shiitake. And I don't drink, so it's not like my inhibitions are going to be lowered any time soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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There's a rumor among my bway community/fora that a bar in Philly has or used to have a Broadway Karaoke night, like chill and calm where people actually listen to each other and cheer them on and are really supportive. This is the only way I would ever do karaoke. It also sounds like my heaven.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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RandiJM wrote:
There's a rumor among my bway community/fora that a bar in Philly has or used to have a Broadway Karaoke night, like chill and calm where people actually listen to each other and cheer them on and are really supportive. This is the only way I would ever do karaoke. It also sounds like my heaven.

I would totally go to that! Let me know if you ever find out that it still goes on.

I'll be going to karaoke for a friend's bday this weekend. I always do "hit me with your best shot" but sound awful.


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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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RandiJM wrote:
There's a rumor among my bway community/fora that a bar in Philly has or used to have a Broadway Karaoke night, like chill and calm where people actually listen to each other and cheer them on and are really supportive. This is the only way I would ever do karaoke. It also sounds like my heaven.


Are you serious?! When are we going there?? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:55 pm 
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I would adore an all show tunes karaoke night. Those are mostly what I prefer to sing and love to hear others perform anyway.

And all of you who have only done it once and hated it, it gets easier. Give it another try!

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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VeganFoodRocks wrote:
The best karoake performance I have EVER seen was when my Mom, her best friend, my sister and I took a girls trip to Provincetown. We got my mom and her friend sooooo drunk at a bar that has drag queen karoake every night they decided to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Not only were they wasted, my mom had never done karoake and was rocking out like a star, holding the microphone out to the crowd, doing the metal sign with her hands and head banging, and then my aunt fell off the stage. Hahahahahahahaha they totally rocked it though!


This is an awesome story.

I've only been to karaoke once and it was in Tokyo with my teammates. I really didn't want to sing, but everyone in the group had to go at least one. I sang a SMAP (a pretty famous Japanese band) song with another girl, and then the other foreign exchange student and I sang a Journey song together.

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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I'm reviving this thread because I'm doing karaoke tonight (private room with close friends - the only way I will ever do it). But I need some more song suggetions! Keep in mind, I have zero vocal range and cannot carry a tune, but I guess that's what makes it fun ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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FabulouslyFierce wrote:
I'm reviving this thread because I'm doing karaoke tonight (private room with close friends - the only way I will ever do it). But I need some more song suggetions! Keep in mind, I have zero vocal range and cannot carry a tune, but I guess that's what makes it fun ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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Good one! Adding it to my list.

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Copa Cabana is my go to karaoke song. I can't hold a tune to save my life and I find that one pretty easy.

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Another good suggestion - thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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Heh, love Karaoke. My tips are: never, ever pick Bohemian Rhapsody. Ugh that one sucks for the audience. Try not to pick really long songs (I know, sometimes it's hard to remember how long a song is). Also, don't pick slow or sad songs unless they are slow or sad in an entertaining way (like someone mentioned 'Total Eclipse of the Heart', that would work). The worst nights are the ones where the KJ does't stagger well and there's like six depressing songs in a row. I don't know why, but people always tend to choose those kind of songs! Ugh!

ABBA's fun, Blondie's a good choice usually... If you can sing in a higher range, Prince and Jackson 5 always go over well... also depending on your appearance/personality, some rap songs can be really awesome. This tiny quaint looking girl did 'Good Day' by Ice Cube the last time I went to karaoke, and it was amazing; the entire audience was in love, and dancing. I think generally people will be more into your stuff if you pick something that you're not serious about, something that you can do with a bit of sass. I've seen plenty of musical theatre actors and actresses sing perfect-pitch musical theatre numbers, but the audience always seems bored, they don't get up and dance, they tend to start talking and socializing with their table...

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 Post subject: Re: Karaoke
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when I get a karaoke room with friends, I tend to do a lot of silly/embarrassing stuff like disney songs because it's fun and my friends won't care! also, anything/everything 80s madonna! I also really like to do Take a Bow by rihanna.

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