Dear 100 Hour Board,
BOARD KARAOKE PARTY!
Which 1 (one, and one only) song do you sing to blow everyone away?
- Heart and Seoul
Hey Seoul Sister,
Cry by Faith Hill
It's been my 'dramatically sing into a hairbrush mic' song for nearly a decade and I'm convinced you'd all be impressed.
Karaoke is about entertaining people. You've got to perform, you need emotion, you need style, you need the audience to feel it. This basically boils down to 2 factors: ability to sing, and showmanship.
The downside of karaoke is most people are terrible singers and their inhibitions and coordination prevent them from producing a worthwhile performance. Most of the world solves this problem with alcohol by lowering the audience's tolerance for bad singing and the performer's inhibitions. As this will be a Board Party, aka we're BYU students, we're definitely not drinking alcohol (I can't even spell alcohol without spell check lol). This means I have to choose a song that requires little singing ability that I can really get into.
For me this song is Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift. First of all, this song requires basically zero singing. Second of all, not only do I know all the lyrics, but I know all of the instrumental parts so I can play air piano, air drums, air guitar etc. Throw in some dancing and a dramatic "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh because she's dead." moment and you have quite the spectacle. Other writers may judge, but they won't be able to deny that my performance will unforgettable for better or for worse.
-guppy of doom
If I only get to pick one, I'm going to go with "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" by Stevie Wonder. It's not super long and it's an absolute classic. This was a really tough question, though, so I've got some honorable mentions:
- "Jackie and Wilson" by Hozier
- "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon
- "I Wanna Get Better" by Bleachers
- and my current favorite song, "Hide" by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
I cringe at the thought of karaoke... Can I request a duet?
...But now that I think about it more. I would sing both parts of I Won't Say (I'm in Love) from Hercules. Since I already do that all the time!
Can't Help Falling In Love by A*Teens from the Lilo and Stitch album. 100 percent.
I don't have the voice for blowing anyone away, unfortunately.
But that doesn't mean I won't go all out and dramatically choose someone whose voice I can't hope to compete with.
So "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse.
Total Eclipse of the Heart.
I'm in the same boat as Luciana, except I am so bad that everyone still might be blown away.
In the immortal words of myself the last time I did karaoke:
I only sing Whitney
Dear classic duet,
I would probably sing "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen, not Handel). I personally enjoy the Cloverton lyrics, but would likely opt for the original lyrics of the song for familiarity and entertainment factor.
I've also done "Love is an Open Door" and sang Anna's part, so maybe something with more pizzazz would be good for me to sing. The problem is that I am pretty terrible with song lyrics, so I'll probably be the one singing my heart out a half beat off for part of the song, looking at my phone the whole time checking to make sure that I am getting the lyrics right. I guess every karaoke party needs one, though, right?
Dear hi, my name's bob:
My favorite karaoke song is "Magic" by B.o.B. (ft. Rivers Cuomo), because I love the rap sections where I get to spit those mad flows. What can I say? I got the magic in me.
--Ardilla Feroz, who approves this message
The trick that I'll attempt will blow your mind
Pick a verse, any verse I'll hypnotize you with every line
I'll need a volunteer how about you, with the eyes
Come on down to the front and sit right here and don't be shy