Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I Love Karaoke!

That right! I'm saying it right out loud: I love it! Some may think it's a craze that's passed while others might just not understand it's important place in the world. But I'm here to tell you that karaoke is awesome and if you haven't given yourself permission to feel the thrill of getting up on that stage, taking the mic, and staring at the words on the screen as you belt out the tune of your choice from the depths of your heart...your life is not yet complete!

Some of my favorite karaoke classics are:
  • "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield
  • "I Say a Little Prayer for You" by Dionne Warwick
  • "High Hopes" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity
  • "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line

What are your thoughts on karaoke? Any special karaoke memories? Favorite songs you enjoy singing (or slaughtering--both are acceptable in karaoke!)?

Do tell!!!


Autumn's Mom said...

Oh you are a brave girl! My one and only Karaoke experience was an "intoxicating" experience. I think we sang a Garth Brooks song. YIKES I love that song I say a little prayer for you. Remember My Best Friends Wedding? Good times.

Jenn said...

oh no no no I don't do Karaoke. I used to have a good voice back in highschool, but too much drinking and smoking ruined it. Now I keep it to myself, and don't tourture the world with it. My husband however, loves it. My favorite is when he sings our wedding song to me in front of everyone at the bar. Engelbert Humperdink - After the Lovin

J said...

I think you love it because you're born for the stage, for acting, and being in front of a bunch of people is a thrill. Sorry to say, my experience was more like Autumn's Mom's experience, with the drinking and all...I think the song was,"Addicted to Love", and I was laughing so hard, I couldn't get any words out. But we were doing the dumb dance, so that should count for SOMETHING. :)

I love "son of a preacher man". Haven't heard that in a long time....we have it on CD somewhere, so I'm gonna need to add it to my iPod. Oh, and High Hopes makes me think of my Grandma, just because I seem to have inherited the tendency to break out into song, and that's a good one for that. :)

Cherry said...

I seem to think I have a good voice, until you put a mic up to me and then the truth is told. I can carry a tune as long as you can't really hear me. Like in the car... I'm awesome!

I once kararoked in a bar, and beer was involved, and I believe it was a country song.
I also once recorded one of those karaoke tapes at a Six Flags in Texas, also a country song.
And I have a friend, with a kararoke machine which is always pulled out at parties, and she feels I have a good voice, so she always sticks the mic in my face and compliments me so I keep singing.

Deep down, I LOVE IT and would love to improve but where does one find the time. (and we'll add that my mother is a voice trainer so its not like I don't have the resources, but bratty daughters and mom's as teachers dont' always blend well, plus she does classical voice training, and I'd rather develop more of a pop voice).

Queen, III said...

Son of a preacher man?! Right on!! you can never go wrong with that one!!!

Jilly said...

All I know is that I'm $50 richer because of karaoke. "I Will Survive" is a winner! Remember that Tracy? And then they guy with the bob haircut who wanted to sing "Delta Dawn" with me. Awesome!

Tracy said...

That's right! Jilly and I entered a karaoke competition together and made a deal ahead of time that if either of us won, we'd split the winnings! That was good negotiating on my part, because Jilly won HANDS DOWN by singing "I Will Survive", so technically, I think she may only be $25 richer!!! ;) But if I recall, she also had people handing her $1 bills while she sang her song, so maybe she's actually $32 richer because of karaoke.

Jilly, I'll never forget your win that night. Probably my favorite karaoke memory!!!

a-dub said...

I LOVE karaoke! Some of my greatest hits: "Cry Me a River" by Julie London, "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt, and "Sweet Child o' Mine" by Guns N Roses!

Gray-Ham said...

I enjoy Karoke, and surprisingly was intorduced to it, by folks like a-dub and N.O.

My hits are : "Brown Sugar"-The Rolling Stones. "Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash, "Mama told me not to come" Three Dog Night, and finally "500 miles" The Proclaimers.