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June 22, 2012 2:34 PM Subscribe
Help me find a karaoke song that fits my personality and musical abilities!
posted by jph to media & arts (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a singer. A real-honest-to-goodness-legitimate singer. So it galls me that I can sing all of Beethoven's 9th Symphony from memory, or dazzle a cocktail party with a French art song... but I can't karaoke to save my life. I'd like to find something at the intersection of my personality and musical abilities that would let me successfully perform at karaoke!
Personality: I am a late-20s gay dude who could probably be typecast as Leaf Coneybear from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. I'm silly with a healthy dose of awkwardness. I'll never be a hair band rocker or a lothario or a cowboy. I find it very difficult to be "serious" when performing.
Vocally: I'm a dramatic tenor/heldentenor with a darker timbre than I'd really like, but a quick and flexible voice. When I try for the really bright lyric tenor sound, I just end up sounding whiny. My range is C3 to C5.
Musically: I'm about 250 years behind on pop music, so I'm ill-equipped to figure this part out on my own. I do like some modern singers, but they translate terribly well to karaoke. Joni Mitchell. Janelle Monae. Robyn. So not a ton of help there. Whomp whomp. Fairly familiar with Broadway, though. So there's that. But the things I like from Broadway are rarely available in karaoke collections. Sad trombone.
Help me rock the mic, MeFi!