but now, having sang karaoke for the first time i can officially say: i don't get it!
why are all the songs people choose from some musty awful vault? if they came on your car radio you'd switch stations. ace of base? seriously? yet everyone ooooohed "that's a great karaoke pick."
it's like going to a family party and hearing the same childhood stories again and again. isn't it time we collectively moved past love shack? yes, i know it's a good song, but come on.
i get it that part of the fun of karaoke is everyone knowing the words and singing along. but it might also be fun not feeling stuck in a time warp. the best part of the night was the mc singing alejandro by lady gaga. a song from, gasp, last year!
i hear you. you're saying, as a culture our musical tastes are too varied nowadays. popular to one person will be unknown, and probably unliked, by another. so we must fall back on songs from the eighties. plus they're great to sing. plus, get over yourself, corrie. it's karaoke. you aren't supposed to think about it this much. it's supposed to be fun. plus plus plus, you picked a song from the nineties, so get off your high horse.
fine. so i'm a karaoke hater and a hypocrite and i didn't conquer my fear at all because without a doubt, i'll be 100 percent as mortified and nervous next time. if there is a next time.
i might be working that night.
apologies if this video is awful. i couldn't bear watching it more than a few times for a proper edit.