Friday, March 25, 2011

Your Turn

This is all about karaoke. Writing about Snoop and singing Gin And Juice made me think about the beloved drinking activity and made me wonder if you sing karaoke and if so, what is your go to song.

62 comments:

Kelly said...

I love to sing, but I don't do karaoke at all. Singing in front of people feels more like torture than it does like fun.

Sadie said...

Crazy - Patsy Cline

maggiemei said...

There are soooo many good karaoke songs, but my standard ones are George Michael's "Faith" and if a duet, then "Don't Gp Breakin' My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee.

But I have an affinity for any Grace Slick song, too.

Katie C. said...

Juice Newton - Queen of Hearts or The Bangles - Manic Monday

My friend Tina and I also use to do a mean 'Crusin' duet at The Gas Lite back in my LA days...

Billy Baloney said...

Isn't everyone's drunken karaoke song "Total Eclipse of the Heart?" I once had the pleasure of pulling that one out of my drunk ass in Tokyo. Memories.

Merlin D. Bear said...

I've never done karaoke in my life and since I'm not a drinker I don't see it happening any time soon -
But if I were to find myself behind the mike, I have two go to songs... "Crazy" by Patsy and "Sway" by Dean Martin. Both are my guaranteed singalong songs in the car.

mindyj9 said...

Meatloaf - Paradise by the dashboard light

Lori said...

I loooove karaoke...Cher- The Shoop Shoop, but if my girl Nicky is there, then we revert to Salt n Peppa's Shoop...

RocketQueen said...

Haven't done karaoke for some time, but I like doing funny songs, like Bohemian Rhapsody or Push It. I also once embarrassed myself by doing Livin on a Prayer.
I once read about Bill Murray standing up and doing "Marie's the Name" (Elvis) and have decided that is an AWESOME song to do in karaoke. That's what I'm doing next.

feraltart said...

Loooove my Karaoke. My song is The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

KiKi said...

Son of a Preacher Man

bluebonnetmom said...

Have never done Karaoke even though I love to sing. Don't think I could get up in front of a crowd and do it....Unless I was very drunk and just didn't give a crap. Maybe then....

The Nightmare Child said...

Johnny Cash. Always Johnny Cash.


I did a version of The Sex Pistols' Anarchy In The UK that ended with a circle pit forming in the bar. And I did a duet of Holy Diver with another guy...and we did a combo of the Dio & Killswitch Engage versions and brought the fucking HOUSE down.

Audrey said...

Just like KiKi said - Son of a Preacher Man or Miss You by the Stones.

awesome balla. said...

'if i could turn back time.'
'lucy in the sky with diamonds.'

nothing is worse than a karaoke clunker, those slow songs that no one really knows and i swear, makes your beer flatter.

Leslie said...

If you love Gin and Juice you MUST check out the hillbilly version by the Gourds. I mean MUST! :-)

Ice Angel said...

Duh...of course...I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts...what else???

caydian said...

"Stop In The Name of Love"

Was singing that in the Cat's Meow on Bourbon Street...right before they threw me out. Good times.

mindyj9 said...

Beck - Loser. Song with my sister at her surprise b-day party.

The Nightmare Child said...

@leslie - HELL. FUCKING. YES. That's right up there with Rasputina's cover of Heart's Barracuda.

thedealyo said...

Not kidding...my favorite is It Ain't No Fun by Snoop! My two sisters and I sang it in Okinawa and we're pretty sure the video is on youtube somewhere. Apparently three white girls from So Cal rapping is pretty funny.

califblondy said...

I can carry a tune, but never sang karaoke. Stage fright is terrible and even with liquid courage.. I know alcohol makes the voice go to hell, so I've never done it.

When I listen to others though, I like "Summer Loving" from Grease. That always gets the crowd going. I hear a lot of Spanish songs with karaoke and other than knowing "beso mi mucho", I can't sing along very well.

Cancan said...

The theme from High Noon.

Sonny Amou said...

The Way You Look Tonight by Sinatra. My fiancee loves it when I make a fool of myself. I hold no illusions as to my vocal talent, I just really like this song. In the shower, I'm Sinatra. Everywhere else, I'm me.

kelly said...

Coal Miners Daughter (My dad drove a truck and I spent a lot of time with him in it listening to all the oldies)

and if I've had a lot to drink
Mary Chapin Carpenter -- He Thinks He'll Keep Her

Dana said...

xanadu

AndrewBW said...

I don't often sing karaoke, but when I do my standard song is the Beatles' version of Chet Atkins' "Act Naturally." Ringo fits my limited range perfectly.

J said...

No Doubt - Spiderweb
Keane - Everybody's Changing

Chrissy Buns said...

don't stop believin, Journey...anything Sarah McLachlan or No Doubt

Ice Angel said...

@caydian! I still have the tape of my friend and I doing the Locomotion at that place from 20 years ago!

rachelstargirlrox said...

I sang karaoke last night! My friends and I usually go to this place called Azteca's.
Last night I sang "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard.

RocketQueen said...

^^good one!

La Pachuquita said...

ohh i love karaoke! lets out my inner diva! my songs is "don't stop believing" by journey, "believe" my Cher, and "Just a girl" by no doubt.

ea17 said...

is the radio show back from last week's hiatus?

sunnyside1213 said...

Alas, I can't sing.

Chrissy Buns said...

@Sunnyside, that shouldn't stop you, it doesn't seem to stop anyone else! hahaha!

nunaurbiz said...

I am a karaoke slut!!!!! I love my "party songs": "Pour Me," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Here for the Party," and "All Jacked Up."

My bday is next Wednesday so come on over, we gonna karaoke!!!!!

annie said...

Sorry if this is off topic-but when I try to log on I get a white background unresponsive site. I must then click away and log on again and finally get the black background and a useable site. What is up with this?? This has been happening for the last couple of weeks.

empyrios said...

@annie

download google chrome to use as a browser and you won't have that problem:

http://www.google.com/chrome/?brand=CHMB&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&utm_medium=ha

personally i haven't found any other solution when using firefox or explorer

Me said...

one time. the girl before my friend and i (only way i would do it) was so freakin awesome i wanted to die. she was there with what seemed like her manager or something, all decked out in this hot little red dress. she sang "my funny valentine". got a standing ovation. don't remember what we sang. but i know we sucked and i will NEVER do that again.

nunaurbiz said...

Oh, my best karaoke experience: Years ago, my bf actually showed up at MY karaoke bar with another woman! Of course i heard about it quickly.

On the next karaoke night, I went in and started to unleash my favorite "you done me wrong" songs.

Right smack dab in the middle of "Lesson in Leavin'" who should walk in but the Scuzbucket himself and the Slut du Jour!!!!! It was HILARIOUS! My friends said he shrunk down and the Slut was too proud to turn tail. Everyone gave them the cold shoulder and after I sang a couple more songs, they left. HAHAHAHAHA It was great timing!

The Black Cat said...

Last time my warm up song was Lyin' Eyes and then I did Dream On.

3culprits said...

@The Nightmare Child...I am in awe. Let me know if you ever bring your show to Bend.

Let's Stay Together, Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay, and Never Been To Spain. Every time. And I most certainly do not bring the house down. Maybe out, but not down.

kympossible said...

Radio show? Happening? Your Turn: What's the biggest scam you ever fell for? Your answer: Donating money for "start-up costs for a radio show for Enty". Watch this blog disappear along with your 'donation'.

Marcie said...

I'm a part of the National Karaoke League in Austin, TX! My last performance was Whip My Hair! I wore a multi-colored ribbon wig and whipped it reaaaal good!

mirandaLP said...

Lol @ kympossible! well said.

Lady Chatterly said...

I am not familiar with the dealings of AM radio. Is there someone here familiar with that market?

If I am not mistaken there was a reader here who broadcasts from her home pc thru some service?. If money was an issue why not, go that route first?

I have a hard time believing that someone who is resourceful when it comes to celeb shenanigans, fails to seek help from those in media to gain a good footing.

chigirl said...

Enty: are you not going to do pictures and regular blind items on your blog anymore? If no, let us know. Most of us are getting tired of checking only to be disappointed.

Panda said...

@chigirl -- I'm seconding that opinion. :/

RenoBlondee said...

My 2 go to songs are "Picture" (Sheryl part of course)and "Beautiful" by Xtina

cricket said...

I can't sing for shit,but if I am really really drunk I will do Kyle's Mom's A Big Fat Bitch by Eric Cartman from South Park. The whole bar seems to reallty get into and sings along thus no one can hear how badly I suck.

Private said...

I've never really cared whether Enty was a lawyer or not. There is obviously a few people writing posts under Enty banner, again don't care. The change in the site of late I do care about. Unresolved technical issues... jesus, no excuse for that.

But it stuck me with the radio show that the team behind this blog is fairly clueless about syndication. Two hour show? Cripes, that very difficult to sell. 30 minutes, much easier to syndicate.

Enty team - the blog is your anchor. Treat it well, please.

MCH said...

@Leslie - I love that version. :)

I've only done it once (although I did once back up dance to someone's karoke Bon Jovi). I am extremely shy, so it helped that i was with a friend, hammered and in a hole in the wall bar that I didn't care about making a fool of myself in.
We sang "Love Shack" by the B-52's.

FoxyLoxy said...

I lurve me some Karaoke. Brings out the show-fox in me. And my go to song is 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton.

Lady Chatterly said...

Thanks for that Private. I know very little about radio. We do know that Enty has done a show out in Tenn?. Why couldn't he work with other radio hosts across the country, who wouldn't mind him being mysterious/anonymous, to get his name out there.

So a 30 min radio show is easier to syndicate? Okay.

magog said...

I'm a Karaoke Jockey and I still have just a handful of songs that are my 'go to'. Midnight Train to Georgia, Angel from Montgomery, Don't Stop Believing, Beautiful.

linnea said...

With the right amount of alcohol in my system, I will sing anything.

Lori said...

I had a broadway moment last week at karaoke..."Popular" from Wicked and "Out Tonight" from Rent:)

Tenisha said...

"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell :))

Fav song to sing...and the crowd always loves it.

Angie said...

"Lets stay together"...Al Green

shakey said...

My husband and I have a crappy little karaoke machine. We'll sing anything. Especially when we're drunk/tipsy. My son however, likes Hey Jude. I have a video of him going to town on the "Naaaa naaa naaa NA NA NA NAAAA" part.

Melissa said...

@Billy Baloney
'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is definitely my go-to. My aunt and I ROCKED it at some townie bar in Northern Wisconsin, we even had the FIBS (F'n Illinois Bastards for all you non Midwesterners:) cheering us! I even drop the F bombs and the gratuitous crotch tapping or whatever the hell he does. Favorite. Karaoke. Ever.

Well that, and anything Hall & Oates.