Since the seventies, karaoke’s been spreading as quickly as wildfire and seducing singers far beyond the island of Japan where it was born. It’s become a real social phenomenon and claims the title of the most popular cultural practice in the world.
Karaoke fans that we are, we think we know a thing or two about our favorite past time, but, here are a few fun facts that you might have missed.
They marked our childhood and adolescence, just like MTV, tube socks, dial-up internet, pinball machines or the orange formica furniture in the kitchen. They are the musical heroes of our past, to whom we listened on our 8 tracks, Walkmans and CD players. And just like fashion gets repeated, so do these artists! They're back! ABBA, the The Cure, Kiss, Spice Girls ... 2019 is going to be radical dude! Wait, what?! We don't say radical anymore? ;)
Expect to be hearing about the comeback of these artists in 2019!
A pre-planned emergency exit is always useful for any karaoke singer who’s miserably and desperately free-falling in front of unknown song lyrics. We’ve all been there, trying to save face by mumbling through the words. Even some well-known songs may still get the best of us. Maybe it's the lyrics that are just a little too complex or simply some wacky word play instead of comprehensible text. Whatever the cause, here are six songs with misunderstood song lyrics.
The 30+ year-olds amongst us might remember bubble gum in a tube? It came and went just as quickly as its synthetic flavor. And just like gum in a tube, the following tracks may have already lost their zing, spit out in spite of their unexplainable sweet melody, played out repeat. Quickly chewed and spit out, here are the tubes of 2018 that you've likely already forgotten.