If you pay me enough, I’ll sing these songs at a karaoke bar

You really don’t have to pay me anything to get me on a karaoke stage these days. After my post-Christmas trip to Baltimore with my soon-to-be boyfriend, I popped the karaoke cherry big-time and have never looked back. (Several dozen Coronas and a few cherry bombs helped with that initial outing.) These days, Seth and I spend most Saturday nights at a tiny dive bar called Local Pub, flipping through the karaoke book like old pros. It’s become one of our favorite things to do and we spend a slightly embarrassing amount of time looking for just the right hits. I tend to go for 70s and 80s singalong hits, and he brings the house down with his rap and alternative. We’re a good team that way.

Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

I already have! It’s quickly becoming my go-to karaoke performance on our weekly excursions. Yeah, I’m kind of channeling Gwyneth Paltrow in Duets when I do it, but that’s cool. I somehow feel like a karaoke badass when I bust this one out.

Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna

If not for the fact that Local Pub did not actually have karaoke this weekend, I would have busted it out. I’m looking for a few lower songs to try and this seemed like it might be a winner.

Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson

This was my starter song in Baltimore because I knew it well enough to sing it in my sleep. It’s fun for others to sing along with as well. Our current karaoke guy doesn’t have this in his lineup quite yet, which is a shame because I’d like to get a little more practice in on it.

4 Replies to “If you pay me enough, I’ll sing these songs at a karaoke bar”

  1. My karaoke songs: Gypsys, Tramps, and Thieves; You’re So Vain; and On the Wings of Love. Of course, I lack the talent that you have, so I have to go a little offbeat.

  2. Hmmm, this may warrant hearing. Funny that I’m on business in L-burg and there may be 2-4 inches of snow tonight.

    My karaoke (Japanese for kara=empty and oke=orchestra) tunes would likely be “Love Reign O’er Me” or “With or Without You”.

  3. I love to do:
    Uninvited by Alanis Morisette
    White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
    You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield

    And my favorite KJ (Karaoke Jockey) will sometimes do “Suddenly Seymour” with me when he’s had a shot or two.

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