My Karaokes

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Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By

Notes



It's Not Unusual


Tom Jones


Rob & Fonda

Rob does a good job of that low voice.



Take On Me


A-Ha


group

You know THAT note is really hard for guys to hit.  Well,
this is what happens when a bunch of guys tried...  Plug your
ears!!!



YMCA


Village People


group

This song is the worst all time mutilated songs that we ever
brutalized.  It starts off normal but trust me we went right off
the deep end...



Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By

Notes


Barbie Girl


Aqua


group


Ok, this song had everything go wrong with it.


Fly Me To The Moon


Frank Sinatra


group


Ok, we only really picked this because it is the ending theme
song for Neon Genesis Evangelion.  But man, did we ever mess this
one up.


Glory Of Love


Peter Cetera


Rob, Dan, Chad


This is what happens when Cartman (South Park) and Jar-Jar
(Star Wars) sing a song in karaoke.


Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
Now


Starship


Rob, Dan, Chad


Ok, it started fine, but when we had to hit those hard notes,
they said forget it, and then the song deteriorated....


Phantom Of The Opera


Andrew Lloyd Webber


Rob, Anna


This song was done really well.  Anna's voice held up
with all the screaming!


Staying Alive


Bee Gees


Rob, Dan


Ok, a rather better attempt to hit Barry Gibb's high
notes.   


Forever Love


X - Japan


John, Anna, Rob


This was a long ballad, but it was well done.  Well, even
though they were goofing around during the instrumental solos.


You Can Do MagicAmericaWilliamI forgot how the song went and then I
couldn't get back on track. I thank Anna for helping me out.


Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By


Notes


Don't Speak


No Doubt


William (Birthday boy)

I was just going to do this song normally because I heard the
remix of it. As I was practicing the song, I just realized how
perverted the song is, or rather... could be... hehehe...



Toy Soldiers


Martika


William

After botching up a song, I tried and do one right.



I Want You


Savage Garden


Megan

She did a great job with this song, since the lyrics on the
screen are actually out of sync to the song so she sang most of this
song with her eyes closed.



Smooth Criminal


Alien Ant Farm (Michael Jackson)


James, Rob

The MJ version is hard enough to do as it is with his voice,
now try and do it with a bit more punk!



Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By


Notes


Take On Me


A-ha


group

One of the hardest songs to sing for a guy, because of that
one damn note.....



Shout!


Tears For Fears


group

At Kobininya, the you order drinks with your room. It gets
really rowdy with a room full of drunks. (at least a few anyway...)



Living On A Prayer


Bonjovi


group

One or the more easier songs for a group to do. Woow, Woow,
woow...



Careless
Whispers


Wham


group

Brutal mutilation of a love song... Oh yea...



That's The Way

KC And The Sunshine Band



group

If it wasn't for the fact most of us did Dance Dance
Revolution....



Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By

Notes



We Are The World


USA For Africa


group

Alright, the song started ok when we started to alternate the
lines that each of the different artists were suppose to sing. 
However, the song dragged on and on and on, and that is when we started
dying....  Oh, what a horrible death....



Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By


Notes


All Out Of Love


Air Supply


William, Elick

Although, later Elick's voice gave out, he has a great singing
voice. Puts mine to shame.



Ole Ole


Ricky Martin


"Kentaro" Feron

A "big" person with a great vocal strength and man, does he
have control even when he has to do the Spanish lyrics.



Bohiemian Rhapsody


Queen


James, Feron

God, these guys know this song TOO well. They even got all the
lyrics that didn't come up on the screen.



Lucy In The Sky With
Diamonds


William Shatner (Beatles)


James, Rob, Feron, Chad

Oh, yes, we have all been to William Shatner's Starfleet
School of Acting. "Jim, I'm a doctor not a singer!"



Don't You Forget About
Me


Simple Minds


Rob (birthday boy)

He does a great version of this song.



You Can Do Magic


America


William

This is actually my second time doing this song at Mike's.
This time I got it closer than my first time. Well, kind maybe.....


Baby Hit Me One More TimeBritney SpearsRobDo you think Cartman from South Park
can sing? Yea, I didn't think so...


Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By


Notes


Staying Alive


Bee Gees


group

Not many people has got a voice like Barry Gibb. None of us
do... and you can hear how that sounds..



Beat It


Michael Jackson


Warren, William

Heck, if Barry Gibb wasn't hard enough to do, Michael
Jackson's voice is even harder to match.



Pretty Fly For A White
Guy


Offspring


group

Ah yes, rap songs like this and Eminiem are just mindless
reading off of the screen. It really shows why rappers need no singing
talent.



You Are Not Alone


Modern Talking


William, Victor (birthday boy)

Ok, one of the few occasion, Victor sings. It is also an
example of how one just reads rap of the screen. Just babble and mumble
and ramble on.



I Don't Want To Miss A
Thing


Aerosmith (from Armageddon Soundtrack)


Warren, Hieu

Ah, yes. How to mangle a love song.



Angel Queen


Dara Sedaka (from Queen of 1000 Years Movie)


William

An incredibly obscure song, with video footage from Expo 86. I
was very surprised that they had it. Unfortunately, my vocal range is
beyond what she could sing.



Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By


Notes


I Can Dream
About You


Dan Hartman


William

Sure it wasn't break dancing music but never the less it was
catchy and in a range I could probably hit. sort of....



China Girl


David Bowie


William

Bowie has a nice deep voice in this song so I tried to keep it
low and close to the microphone.



True


Spandau Ballet


Rob

Maybe it is because he is British he can do this song. This
has become one of his standards.


Song Name


Original Artist


Performed By


Notes



Hello Sadness


Maison Ikkoku OP1


Daisuke, William

The first of a number of anime theme songs we were to sing
this evening.



Gatchaman


Gatchaman (Battle Of The Planets)


Daisuke, William

Fortunately, this was as sentai as we got.



Sasae-San


Sasae-San OP 1


Daisuke, William

A very fun song.



Suki-sa


Anzen Chitai


Daisuke, William

One of my favourite Japanese songs. One the best shots at a
Japanese song.


Mike's Karaoke


Located in Metrotown, this is by far the one we most commonly
go to. It has the largest selection of English music and has the best
equipment. It also has a tape deck, for you to do recordings of your
sessions. Japanese and Chinese selections are quite extensive too.
Unfortunately, they closed up in 2002.


Kobininya Karaoke


Located in downtown Vancouver on Robson Street on top of a
convience store, we tried this a few times. The equipment is kind of
old, not very loud and very midi sounding. The selection of music is
mostly Japanese but there is some English songs and actually, there are
some English stuff that a lot of other places don't. What impressed me
was how much 80's bands like Hall And Oates, they had. No tape
recording devices supplied. You also have to order at least a drink a
person for the room.


Da Di Da Karaoke


Located in Richmond on top of a network gaming room, this
place has a rather slick computerized menu for their choices. However,
this made the browsing a little hard to do at the beginning. Also
Japanese songs were harder to access since they were Chinese-ized.
English selection was a bit lacking, but it did have a few really
obscure songs. Also no tape recording devices supplied.


Karaoke In A Closet


Actually this is a nickname I gave it but it describes it
well. Made by a www.coinworld.co.kr,
they put a karaoke machine in a closet with a recording set up. The UBC
arcade and Space Rush Arcades had them. The one from Rush got moved
downtown to Lion's Lair. Again, midi sounding, and the recording on the
supplied machine has too much midi and not enough you singing. Mostly
Korean songs with some Japanese and some English. They have some more
obscure 80's bands but they have Heavy Metal bands like "Def Leppard"
and Eurodisco bands like Modern Talking, Baccara and FR David. The
recorder that is in the unit tends to record a high volume on the
background midi and a low volume of your voice. I just used another
tape recorder to record the opposite, high vocal with almost no midi. I
took the two tracks and merged them together.


Icon Karaoke


A new venue that opened in Richmond.  They had a great
setup on a computer but the TV screen was 50+ inches.  Also had
quite of few songs that I didn't really see anywhere else, "In The Heat
Of the Night" and "Spaceman Came Traveling" were some of them.


Sing Sing Karaoke


On Kingsway in Queens Plaza. It has changed ownership a few
times, and had incidents of gang violence. But in 2003, we had tried it
out again, and it has by far the best ANIME collection of songs of
anyone. Make sure you ask for the "DAM" book. (pun). Other than that,
there is also a rather fun scoring system which is also kinda funny.
Some of the updated books does contain some songs I haven't seen
elsewhere like Scorpians "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and Colin found
all the Linkin Park, and Rob found his Jamariqui. Unfortunately, due to
Asian gang bangers, the place closed down.