Friday, September 18, 2009

Somebody To Love. I Need A Karaoke Song. Queen.

Just like a boy scout, you need to be prepared. And I'm not prepared...if I walk into a bar sometime and karaoke is happening and people are like, "Come on Zibbs! You need to get up there and do a song!"

I'm really unprepared. I've only done Karaoke in public twice. The first time was in Media PA after being out for a friend's birthday. We had come back from Philly in a limo (classy) and everyone was pretty fired up. A group of us did The Weight - by The Band.

It was one of the worst things you ever heard. They were so throwing me off. Terrible.

The second time was in China. Karaoke is HUGE in China. So we were out with some factory reps and interpreters and they took us to this karaoke place. It was a freestanding building just dedicated to Karaoke. We had our own room. I forget what song I did but it was a Motown song. They clapped like crazy but it was not a great performance.

So here's a song that I might need to practice - Queen's, "Somebody to Love" as performed my George Michael. You know..so I'm prepared and all.

27 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Oh yeah - so let me know what song is an easy one to sing. But it needs to be one that I can showcase myself. And I don't want a song that has a lot of intrumental in the middle.

So what are some of the standards?

Whiskeymarie said...

My "go to" karaoke song is Squeeze's "Tempted". It's all I do, and I do it well.

Well...at least I THINK I do- if I'm singing karaoke, it means I'm probably drunk.

Dr Zibbs said...

Whiskey M - will add that to the list. And I remember how you love Elvis Costello - I saw Squeeze with Elvis C back in the day at the Tower Theater.

BeckEye said...

Can you actually sing? If not, please don't butcher that Queen song. It's beautiful.

Every time I've ever been to a karaoke bar, someone has done "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond or "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks.

S E E Quine said...

Whoo! Karaoke! Never! Wish I had sound on my computer...

mikeb302000 said...

War Movie by The Jefferson Airplane, but you're probably too young to know that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma9lGs_-OH0

"Gonna roll roll roll the rock around," yeah, baby.

Vodka Mom said...

i love that song..................

Dale said...

I would recommend starting with the Happy Birthday song and for the big finish For He's A Jolly Good Fellow. That way, you win the crowd for sure. Or, have George Michael drive his car through the bar wall if you're not doing well, then make your getaway.

Dr Zibbs said...

Beckeye - Can I sing? Uh...I'm no terrrible but I'm not great. I just need to start songs at the right pitch. ..is that what they call it? Yeah that's it.

erin said...

The ONLY time I've ever done karaoke was at my own dorm party 8 years ago. I did Fat Bottom Girls and I made the rocking world go round.

Prunella Jones said...

How about a country song? For some reason those are easier to sing. I tend to go with anything by Loretta Lynn or Tammy Wynette myself. Hank Williams, "Hey Goodlookin" would be great for you because you can ham it up with some yodeling and also pick a table full of ladies to sing it to.

diane said...

How a bout 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover? It's not very challenging, but it's a crowd pleaser.

Dr Zibbs said...

Very good suggestions.

SkylersDad said...

If you can pull it off, the theme from Shaft always goes over well.

phd in yogurtry said...

Freddie Mercury and George Michael as karaoke inspiration. Is there something you want to tell us?

Dr Zibbs said...

PHD - yeah it is kinda gay.

Dr Zibbs said...

..and by the way I heard "Under the Boardwalk" when I was out and about today and that is added to my list.

Kirby said...

I always choose either "You Oughtta Know" by Alanis Morisette or "Hopelessly Devoted To You", Olivia Newton-John. Schizophrenic, I know.

Dominica said...

Remember that scene from Lost in Translation ?
Bill Murray doin' that Roxy Music song, More than this ?
Love that scene and now I will always think of karaoke, Bryan Ferry and Dr Zibbs whenever karaoke is mentioned !

~E said...

I like the one that goes "who waaaannnnttts to liiiivveee foreeeverrrrr..."

that one's by Queen right?

Right??

Wait, which one's Queen again?

Dr Zibbs said...

~E - oh yeah..that one..yeah...that's a good one.

Tor Hershman said...

You should've done that thar Queen song "Bo n' Heman Rapes A Tree."

Dr Zibbs said...

Tor Hershan - hahaha - what does that even mean? Is that a song?

Jennifer said...

I'd try Grand Funk Railroad's 'Some Kind of Wonderful' you can really belt out the tune nicely and possibly make some moves esp w/the ladies LOL check it out..last time I sang karoke I was crawling around the floor to Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' pretty sure that was BEFORE kids. HA!

Dr Zibbs said...

Jenn - that's a good one. I love that song.

Dr Zibbs said...

Jenn - that's a good one. I love that song.

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