Your choice for the hardest song to sing at a Karaoke Bar? Mine is "Along Comes Mary."

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  1. Lisa Adamson

    Lisa Adamson Active Member

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  2. xilef regnu

    xilef regnu Forum Resident

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    I guess you missed this episode...

     
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  3. lc1995

    lc1995 Forum Resident

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    Bohemian Rhapsody
     
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  4. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    Jim Yester actually. Great song by them!
     
  5. Hell on Reels

    Hell on Reels Forum Resident

    Difficult to phrase correctly: Mack the Knife Bobby Darrin
    Difficult to sing with the authentic emotion necessary: Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto
     
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  6. bhazen

    bhazen Abbey Roadhog

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    I got arm-twisted at a company holiday party to do a Karaoke, you had to do a random song picked when it was your turn. "Bohemian Rhapsody" fell to me. So, I did it in the style of William Shatner.
     
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  7. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    I wrote Jerry? And John sang Yesterday.
     
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Twist & Shout-The Beatles!
     
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  9. Shaker Steve

    Shaker Steve Beatles & Elvis Fan

    Ya Ya Twist by Petula Clark, an early 60's UK hit for her, & she sings it all in French!
    Also Dominique by The Singing Nun. Although I can't imagine anyone daft (or drunk) enough to try that one.
     
  10. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    We did Dominique in our band. My lead player and I sang it sharing a microphone, doing that little harmony part just right. At first it was a joke but as we got in to it all of a sudden it became serious. We tried to get it just right. We made it twice as long by singing it in both Belgian accented French and then English. I still remember most of it.. My dad thought we were ****ing crazy.
     
  11. Shaker Steve

    Shaker Steve Beatles & Elvis Fan

    Ha Ha! Dad's are always right! Well done for having a go.
     
  12. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Hard enough when you're sober.
     
  13. Gaslight

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    The REM one would be muscle memory for me.
     
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  14. davenav

    davenav High Plains Grifter

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    Turn To Stone by ELO has that impossible to sing middle eight. I saw a cover band do it recently, and it was like a barge running aground when they hit that bit.
     
  15. Gaslight

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    Daughter had a party recently, and Karaoke was requested by her. Dad is the one that had to kick things off.
    These were considered. But were just as quickly thrown out as "you're out of your mind"

    Hello [Adele]
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Take on Me

    I did belt out "All My Life" [Foo Fighers] later on that day, merry with drink. And it was just as bad as you would expect it to be. And my father-in-law had already done "My Way" else I would have probably sung that instead.
     
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  16. Luvtemps

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    I Destroyed Your Love-Special Delivery...try hitting that first tenor,hehehe!!!
     
  17. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    The Jam " Going underground"
     
  18. kippyy

    kippyy Forum Resident

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    I tried Superstition
    Didnt work
    Take home: Let Stevie do his own songs
     
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  19. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    I have minimal vocal skills, so I prefer talky songs more than real singing songs.

    My primary karaoke setlist used to be:

    Chantilly Lace (verses were just me berating an invisible woman and her mother-in-law for doing me wrong until strangely admitting that they knew what I like)

    The Humpty Dance (like I said... "talky" songs)

    Age of Aquarius/Let Sunshine In (first part soprano, second half the insane ranting of a deranged televangelist). A man of color at the bar eventually told me to, quote, "stop singing my people's music", which I took as high praise!

    Summer Nights (I sang both parts and slipped plenty of Welcome Back Kotter references in there)

    Lay Lady Lay - I could do a pretty good NASHVILLE Skyline-era Dylan impersonation. At least I thought so. I'd pull this one out in mellower times.

    I'd try other songs here and there but usually they sank like a stone. I did "Born to Run" once and included an interpretive dance routine during the instrumental break. I didnt feel the love so I didnt do it a second time.

    I'd fill my body with Jack Daniels and nicotine from Doral brand cigarettes and turn into a superstar every Friday and Saturday night down at the dive. Those were the days.
     
  20. The Ole' Rocker

    The Ole' Rocker Forum Resident

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  21. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

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    I once heard someone do "Sixty Minute Man" by Billy Ward & the Dominoes in the original key.
     
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  22. BluesOvertookMe

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    Nessum Dorma
     
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  23. Glennza

    Glennza Londoner, lost in the back of beyond

    I love this clip, and it shows both the vocal and emotional range required to bring a Bacharach song to life. Good old cilla!



    ...and I would not be brave enough to attempt this in a karaoke bar!
     
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  24. soarer29

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    “Yellow Ledbetter” by Pearl Jam.
     
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  25. drad dog

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    I sing along with the TM soundtrack sometimes, and it took me a long time to realize (duh) that there were cues being followed that I couldn't see, and I had no chance in hell of getting it right. Anyway good luck on all your versions of it. You are great.
     

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