Stop laughing. I love videoke. LOVE it. I have a deep and abiding passion for videoke that I don’t think would even be possible in
But here, people love videoke with the passion is deserves. Here people sing it without shame, without irony. People take videoke seriously and sing it with abandon. People in the
But if you’re a Canadian in the
- Knowing a song’s chorus does not mean you know the song. In fact, main melodies are often quite different from the chorus. You can try that song you “think” you know, just realize that the only sociable reaction to the embarrassed silence that ensues when you realize you don’t is to pass the mike off to someone who does.
- The key you think a song is in is not the key the videoke machine thinks the song is in. Transpose, or be prepared for some spectacular octave jumps.
- Don’t wait to enter your song numbers. You may think you need some time before choosing a song to get into the videoke groove. That is because you’re a videoke novice. Everyone else at your table has 3 or 4 favourites already queued up. So has everybody at all the other tables. So if you hesitate, you’ll be waiting for your songs long after your friends are finished, feeling slightly ridiculous for making people wait so you can sing ‘Piano Man’.
You’ll need some songs, too, and while that’s an intensely personal decision people make within their relationship with videoke, I hope you can learn from the top 17 songs that bring meaning to Megan’s videoke experience:
- Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonny
- Making Love Out of Nothing at All – Air Supply
- Like a Prayer – Madonna
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
- Without You – Air Supply. (Air Supply is one of those bands most people don’t realize you know until you hear them. I cant’ liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive, if living is without you……)
- My Humps – Black Eyed Peas (Ok, I’m a little ashamed of this, even here.)
- Material Girl – Madonna
- Bang Bang – Sonny and
- Eternal Flame – The Bangles
- Narda – Kamikaze (I’m trying to learn more Tagalog songs, but there’s so many syllables, so little time.)
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
- Piano Man – Billy Joel
- It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
- Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
- Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
- I’ll Be – Edwin McCain