Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Sep 2, 2019.
i would love to see someone at the karaoke try and sing this song! Haha
I guess you missed this episode...
Jim Yester actually. Great song by them!
Difficult to phrase correctly: Mack the Knife Bobby Darrin
Difficult to sing with the authentic emotion necessary: Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto
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.
I wrote Jerry? And John sang Yesterday.
Twist & Shout-The Beatles!
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.
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.
Ha Ha! Dad's are always right! Well done for having a go.
Hard enough when you're sober.
The REM one would be muscle memory for me.
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.
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"
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.
I Destroyed Your Love-Special Delivery...try hitting that first tenor,hehehe!!!
The Jam " Going underground"
I tried Superstition
Take home: Let Stevie do his own songs
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.
I once heard someone do "Sixty Minute Man" by Billy Ward & the Dominoes in the original key.
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!
“Yellow Ledbetter” by Pearl Jam.
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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