Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Karaoke Kraze

Karaoke is always a fun night with your friends. Singing out of tune to your favourite songs, eating lots of fried food. What more could you want!

Did you know the karaoke machine was invented in Japan 40 years ago by Japanese muso Daisuke Inoue. Karaoke became so popular in Japan that it spread across Asia in the 80’s and then to the rest of the world. Today, in the Philipines there are karaoke booths at shopping centres. If you feel that you want to sing, you can just pop in to the booth. The booths kind of look like fancy portable toilets. I think only 2 people will be able to fit in it.

We all have favourite songs to sing at Karaoke! I particularly like to sing James Blunt! Surprisingly, I cannot hit the high notes that he sings in his hit songs like ‘You’re beautiful’. Other favourites of mine are Utada Hikaru, Rain, Britney Spears, Spice girls. What are your favourite songs?

I went surfing on the net to find out what is the top karaoke song. On this website they listed the top 500 songs of all time. Interestingly the songs in the top 5 spots are songs I have never sung.

5. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
4. Journey – Don’t stop believing
3. John Travolta, Olivia Newton John – Summer Nights
2. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

And number 1 – Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock – Picture

What would you rank as the number one karaoke song of all time?

Happy singing everyone!!

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