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07-15-2012, 08:26 PM
I've recently been singing karaoke once a week, and building up my repertoire. I was just thinking it would be interesting if we all posted and listed the songs we enjoy singing (and how well we feel we can sing them, and how well others have told us we sing), and whether we sang it in karaoke, a choir, a musical, in the car alongside the radio, in the shower, as a serenade to a lover, or whatever reason you have to sing.

I am a baritone, but my voice goes all over the place, and I'm not bad at mimicking accents once I've heard them enough.

Thus far, my list of songs I have sung for Karaoke (with mixed results) have included the following:

Everything by Michael Buble'
Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift
On My Own by Eponine from Les Miserables
Why Not; Stranger; Someone's Watching Over Me; Wake Up; What Dreams are Made Of by Hilary Duff
Once Upon a Dream by Emily Osment
God Help the Outcasts by Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood
Matchmaker Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof
Doll on a Music Box from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Gimme Gimme; What Do I Need With Love; Forget About the Boy from Thoroughly Modern Millie
The Dream That You Wish Will Come True from Disney's Cinderella
Under the Sea, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and Kiss The Girl from the Little Mermaid
I Hope You Dance by Leann Womack
Summer Nights by Rascal Flatts
Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins
Mirror Mirror by M2M
Once Upon A December from Anastasia
Insensitive by Jann Arden (though I'll admit I first heard LeAnn Rimes sing it first)
Impossible and In My Own Little Corner from Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
What's This from the Nightmare Before Christmas
God Must've Spent A Little More Time On You by N*Sync
Chasing Pirates by Norah Jones
The Impossible Dream from the Man of La Mancha
I Won't Say I'm in Love from Disney's Hercules
Fairytale; King of Anything by Sara Bareilles
Kissin' U; Adored by Miranda Cosgrove
Layla by Eric Clapton
Broken Arrow by Pixie Lott
Liar Liar by Christina Grimmie
Dance Forever; Not Your Birthday by Allstar Weekend
You Found Me by Kelly Clarkson
Girl Next Door by Saving Jane
Nobody Wants to Be Lonely by Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera
Pyromania; Summer of Love by Cascada
Sanctuary by Utada Hikaru
Breathe by Michelle Branch
Back Here by BBMAK
I'm Not Missing You; There's Gotta Be More by Stacie Orrico
Party For Two by Shania Twain and Billy Currington
How Soon is Now by the Smiths
A Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos
Tangled Up in Me by Skye Sweetnam
Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson
Looking Through Your Eyes by LeAnn Rimes
Saints and Angels by Sara Evans
Who I Am by Jessica Andrews
Just the Girl by the Click Five
7 Things; Can't Be Tamed by Miley Cyrus
Barenaked by Jennifer Love Hewitt
LA LA Land; This is Me by Demi Lovato
She's So High by Tal Bachman
Funhouse by Pink
Witchy Woman by the Eagles
Breaking Free from High School Musical
Firefly by the A*teens
The Last Unicorn by Kenny Loggins/America
Kokomo by the Beach Boys
Calling All the Monsters by China Anne McClain
If I Didn't Have You by Devon and Cornwall from Quest For Camelot
Let Me Be Your Wings from Thumbelina
... and probably several others I've forgotten

p.s. Yes, the title of this thread is a quote from Ursula.

07-15-2012, 08:59 PM
I'm constantly saying "I sing sweetly, but softly." I'm a soprano/2nd soprano, and I can sing well but have never been able to get up much volume. As for what I sing...anything, really, with words I know and a fun tune. My tastes are pretty varied. Most of the time I have fun making up harmonies for the main melody. Off the top of my head:

*Away from the Roll of the Sea (Alistair MacGillivray, pretty ballad. A beautiful version here (though no female voices:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCxB4vnJ0QA&feature=related)
*If I Can't Love Her (from Beauty and the Beast, usually harmonizing)
*Cryin' Out My Heart for You (Van Alexander?, stuck in my head recently, fun recording here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX9dflw2kWU)
*Hello, Young Lovers (from the King and I)
*Can't Help Singing (from Deanna Durbin's Can't Help Sining, recording here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rW4SNvWDg ...yes, that's her real voice XD)

...and that's just songs I've sung in the past 3 hours! XP

Merman Dan
07-15-2012, 11:18 PM
"Whooooooo..... lives in a pineapple under the sea?"


07-15-2012, 11:38 PM
*retaliates* This is the song that never eeeends...

(+10 pts if you actually remember Lamp Chop...gosh, I feel old...)

07-16-2012, 02:11 AM
*retaliates* This is the song that never eeeends...

(+10 pts if you actually remember Lamp Chop...gosh, I feel old...)

Yay, I get +10 points! I wonder if I should sing that for Karaoke... I feel like it can't be worse than the numerous times people have rick-rolled the audience by singing Never Gonna Give You UP.

I actually got to see Shari Lewis (with Lamb Chop, Charley Horse, and Hush Puppy) at a Christmas show at the Valley Forge Music Fair.

Back to the subject, I am wondering if I can sing Scissor Sister's Only the Horses this week... hmmm.

07-20-2012, 02:59 AM
Tonight I sang these four songs, though two of them are repeats from previous Karaoke nights:





Mermaid Narina
07-20-2012, 03:09 AM
well im pretty sure im either soprano or alto (i can vary my voice), but the song in the mermaid scene in Pirates of the Carribean 4, is the perfect pitch for me! i love singing it, or humming it to myself. sadly, im not brave enough for karaoke :P

07-28-2012, 05:04 PM
This week, in honor of Christmas in July, I sang all christmas-related (even if only slightly) songs:

What's This? from the Nightmare Before Christmas


Scrooge from the Muppet Christmas Carol


Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt


I sang the role of the Wolf in Baby It's Cold Outside with the help of a friend of mine. And yes, I know this isn't the original performers, but I love this clip from Glee:


Once Upon a December from Anastasia


And Mele Kalikimaka


The group as a whole wrapped up the night with It's Raining Men, and I thought I sang it pretty well. It might be interesting to do a youtube video at a gathering where the mermaids talked about the recent explosion of mermen on the forums, I thought.


08-04-2012, 07:17 AM
This week I sang all male singers' songs... I know, shocking, right? I started out with 3 Doors Down's Let Me Go


Next I sang Anthem Of Our Dying Day by Story of the Year


Then I sang Ricky Martin's The Best Thing About Me Is You


I wrapped up the evening with a reprise of my version of Thoroughly Modern Millie's song "What Do I Need With Love?"


08-10-2012, 03:12 AM
This week I also entirely male songs, and did pretty well.

She's So High by Tal Bachman

Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

You and Me by Lifehouse

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Fly me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPYqLFokZtA&feature=BFa&list=PLFBDE101AB2B37737)
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

and Superman by Five for Fighting