Karaoke and The (Always Forgotten) Playlist




I've always a huge fan of music, ever since I was a little girl. My father had this huge cabinet filled with cassettes and the music is always playing in our house. I owned (and broke) lots of music player, headphones, and earphones. I've listened to the radio since I could barely walk. My father told me that there were these periods of my life when one of my morning rituals ware sitting the living room and listening to the radio. That was on my preschool years. 

When I was in high school, I used to sing with my friends when they played the guitar. We decided then to practice regularly in a music studio. I was thinking, "Wow, this is too cool." We've never got to the point of playing a gig or whatever, but I remember those time very clearly, one of the signs of really great experiences in life. 

In the university, I also found fellow music lovers and we formed a band. We're really not that great, but I think people liked us because it's an all girl band. I was the nervous-wreck singer who couldn't play anything, not even the tambourine. It was probably one of the best experiences I had in university, if not in my life. I've learned a lot; from working with a group of people, gaining confidence when I have to stand and sing in the front of lots of people, and how to have fun while doing it. 

Lately, I'm back to singing again, but in the form of karaoke. I used to do it with my friends back in the university, and with some of my friends from my associate work. Couple of months ago, some of my co-workers and I found ourselves in the dire need to let off some steam, and we decided to go to karaoke. We've only done it twice, but on both occasions, we had tons of fun. Some of the song selections were so hilariously outrages, we just laughed the whole way through. 

I love it when the karaoke place have the original video of the artists, and hates it when the videos were these random views of scenery or models dancing and romancing each other. They're so weird, because the video makers seemed like they could care less about what the songs are about and just pair some random videos with the songs. So, there will be sad songs about heartbreak and loss, and the videos feature these models running and dancing, smiling all the time. 

In my experience, doing karaoke seems equal spontaneous decision, so I decided to list some of my favourite songs to sing, just in case my mind went blank whenever faced with the endless list of songs.

·         Sara Bareilles' Love Song, Uncharted, or Gonna Get Over You
·         The Cranberries' Ode to My Family
·         The Corrs' All The Love in The World or Summer Sunshine
·         Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me
·         Lady Antebellum's Need You Now
·         Six Pence None The Richer's Kiss Me or Don't Dream It's Over
·         Katy Perry's Thinking of You
·         Paramore's The Only Exception
·         Adele's Someone Like You
·         No Doubt's Don't Speak

Do you have any playlist of karaoke songs of you own? 

Picture of microphones was borrowed from here.

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