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(Starpulse)   This slideshow of 10 songs that should never be sung at karaoke assumes that there are songs that should be sung at karaoke   (starpulse.com) divider line 25
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2013-04-15 04:09:05 AM  
American Pie. It's very long, and you need to be a good singer.
 
2013-04-15 06:28:25 AM  
Dolly Parton did "I will always love you" first, so can we sing her version?


/you obnoxious ass, what do YOU sing?
//also i DID see a trio of drunk older women perform My Humps last week
 
2013-04-15 08:04:06 AM  
That video of Jewel in disguise singing karaoke is pretty awesome, actually. She's a cool chick. Punked the whole crowd in the best way.
 
2013-04-15 08:27:14 AM  
Needs Bohemian Rhapsody on the list.
 
2013-04-15 08:28:52 AM  
I was at a karaoke birthday party a few months ago and somebody decided to sing Brown Sugar apparently not realizing what the actual lyrics were until they started showing up on the screen.
 
2013-04-15 08:41:04 AM  
What's the Meatloaf song that's a duet? Some married couple was doing that at a bar once. Things like that are why no one will sell me a gun.
 
2013-04-15 08:57:36 AM  
Here's a tip, if you don't like listening to people sing karaoke then don't go to karaoke bars. If, despite that advise, you chose to go anyway then you lose the right to biatch about what people sing.
 
2013-04-15 09:03:35 AM  
Do not try singing "Ain't No Sunshine" because even though it's a short song and you can get things over with quickly, you will lose track of the I-know's.

Also, unless you are Al Green do not sing any Al Green.
 
2013-04-15 09:28:23 AM  
I didn't see "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" on the list.
 
Pud
2013-04-15 09:32:28 AM  
 
2013-04-15 09:52:11 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-15 09:54:54 AM  
On my phone.. Can someone go to clusterfake and see if it can be de-slide-ified?
 
2013-04-15 10:24:11 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Here's a tip, if you don't like listening to people sing karaoke then don't go to karaoke bars. If, despite that advise, you chose to go anyway then you lose the right to biatch about what people sing.


Pretty much this. Isn't the point to be bad at it?
 
2013-04-15 10:26:00 AM  
What about songs that should be sung at karaoke?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
 
2013-04-15 11:01:15 AM  

Hagbardr: What about songs that should be sung at karaoke?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ


Rick Rolling just doesn't work anymore when you have to sit through a 15 second commercial for something else first.
 
2013-04-15 11:05:34 AM  

dletter: Hagbardr: What about songs that should be sung at karaoke?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Rick Rolling just doesn't work anymore when you have to sit through a 15 second commercial for something else first.


Damnit. No commercial when I brought it up.
 
2013-04-15 11:19:24 AM  

Earguy: On my phone.. Can someone go to clusterfake and see if it can be de-slide-ified?


Tried that. Doesn't work.

Sorry. ;(
 
2013-04-15 11:30:08 AM  
i don't often do karaoke - but i did once drunkenly attempt tom jones' "what's new, pussycat." it was not pretty.

/that is NOT an easy song to sing
 
2013-04-15 11:49:55 AM  
If you're going to karaoke, know what songs are on the machine you'll use then practice first.
Did karaoke once. I used to be in a bar band in the 80s, local club had Black Sabbath-Paranoid on the karaoke.
Went in to have a few beers while in mechanic's overalls and grease, and showed the youngsters a thing or two.
 
2013-04-15 01:10:40 PM  
Manually de-slided:

10. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" The Baha Men

Nostalgia for the 90's seems to be all the rage these days, but there are certain things that should be left in the past. "Who Let the Dogs Out" should not only be left in the past, but also should be burned, buried, and it should be forbidden to speak about. It also serves as a karaoke dj's worst nightmare, because people usually sign up for it despite only knowing the incredibly simplistic yet incredibly stupid chorus. Only sing this if you like being hated by a large group of people at the same time.

9. "I Want to Know What Love Is" Foreigner

Power ballads were all the rage in the 80's. It is now 2013, however, and that rage has since died down and has turned into old age. Unless your hair is more obnoxious than the excessively loud keyboard in the background of this (seriously, it sounds like it was recorded at twice the volume of any other instrument on the track), please don't sing this song.

8. "With Arms Wide Open" Creed

This is quite possibly one of the most pathetic songs ever written, and singing it terribly at 1 a.m. is definitely not going to help it's credibility in any way, unless you sing it ironically in a super low pitched voice.

7. "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston

I would hope that Whitney Houston personally haunts everyone who butchers this song, but I don't even think that ghosts have schedules that are that flexible. Seriously, no one can sing like Houston could, so just let this one die peacefully (oops, too soon?)

6. "I Touch Myself" The Divinyls

This song made it onto my guilty pleasure road trip song list, but it should only be sung in the comfort of your car where others don't have to hear it. Seriously, unless you like making people really uncomfortable, avoid this one. If you really like making people uncomfortable though, I would also recommend skipping this and heading right into some 2 Live Crew.

5. "Bodies" Drowning Pool


Some of you may read this and wonder, "Hmm, why would anyone ever sing a song like that at karaoke?" Unfortunately, some people do, and those people tend to ruin whatever fun everyone else is having.

4. "Tom Sawyer" Rush

"Tom Sawyer" is a stellar song, and one of the best rock anthems ever. However, it also features long instrumental passages that leave the singer with nothing to do (other than air bass if they're fans of "I Love You Man") and leaves the next singer in line angry that they have to waste their precious time waiting for the guy singing the song to be done just standing in place while checking his phone.

3. "My Humps" Black Eyed Peas

I have yet to ever see anyone sing this song at karaoke, but dread the day when someone is going to. This song, to be tactful, was less than stellar when the Peas performed it, and will not be made better when sung by a couple of frat boys or drunken moms, because those are the only two groups that would probably perform this.

2. "My Heart Will Go On" Celine Dion

If it came between freezing to death in the cold Atlantic or having to hear this song again, I would like to think that most people would choose the first option, having at least spared their ear drums if nothing else. If someone really wants to sing this song, then they should accept the fact that they audience can "iceberg" them at any moment, also known as throwing large chunks of bar ice at them (or urinal cakes if those are more readily available).

1. Anything by Nickelback

Nickelback might be the most hated band on the internet. That's probably for a reason, and singing their music at karaoke is basically insulting the audience. It's also impossible to narrow down just one of their songs to put here because all of them sound exactly the same, and all are equally as atrocious.
 
2013-04-15 01:24:59 PM  
Uzzah:

6. "I Touch Myself" The Divinyls

This song made it onto my guilty pleasure road trip song list, but it should only be sung in the comfort of your car where others don't have to hear it. Seriously, unless you like making people really uncomfortable, avoid this one. If you really like making people uncomfortable though, I would also recommend skipping this and heading right into some 2 Live Crew.



I disagree.

If you're a hot big tittied redhead like Christina Amphlett was in the early 1990s, you get up there and sing about touching yourself. It's your duty!
 
2013-04-15 02:15:03 PM  
The patrons at the local tavern get rather fidgety when I sing "Alice's Restaurant" at karaoke.
 
2013-04-15 03:06:18 PM  
Hmm... I'll have to remember number 5.
 
2013-04-15 06:22:22 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: The patrons at the local tavern Nixon gets rather fidgety when I sing "Alice's Restaurant" at karaoke.


FTFY

/Too obscure?
//Lets the next guy in line know he can go off for a smoke or two before he's up
 
2013-04-16 12:29:18 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: The patrons at the local tavern get rather fidgety when I sing "Alice's Restaurant" at karaoke.


If you make a batch of brownies (Alice B. Toklas or not) and divide them into two pans, they should be ready to be pulled out of the oven by the time this song is over.

/Brownies. Mmmm.
 
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