Sunday, April 26, 2009

Springsteen Karaoke

Bruce is both the best and worst artist to sing at karaoke. Allow me to explain.

Why he is the worst?

Springsteen's lyrics are very complex especially in the early years. He labored over each word, and although you may have heard the songs a million times, it's possible the last time was quite a while ago. You may not remember them as well as you think you do. As far as reading the lyrics off the karaoke teleprompter, if you're sober enough to read off that thing, you're too sober for karaoke.

Springsteen is known for his style and the texture of his voice, not so much his singing per se. However, he is a professional singer with more experience than you. His songs also have a lot of non-word noises that Springsteen sings--take for instance "oh oo o oo oh" from 'No Surrender.' Drunk dudes will always murder the "oos," "sha la las," and the "woo whos."

Why he is the best?

The songs are just so much fun.


Allan said...

Whenever it was available, I always karaoke'd "Born in the USA" in Japan which takes on a different meaning when you're abroad. The best song for karaoke, though, has been scientifically determined to be "Love Shack".

Bluefish Canoe said...

How did you deal with the "going to kill the yellow man" part? Did you go with "goin' to peal a yellow pan," or "gonna drill, a hello clam."