I agree that it was good fun. It was more difficult than I had thought though (it was my first time doing karaoke
) - with or without lyrics. If you could hit the "lyrics" button on time, it was OK. Perhaps it would be possible to insert a list of songs to come so that we could look up the lyrics? (I suppose if they don't come on the MaccaCentral page, most of us have them somewhere or can google them) What I liked was that sometimes you were given a "second chance".
There were certain songs that were quite well suited for "bloody beginners" like me, such as "Ob-La-Di...", "Eleanor Rigby" and "Listen to What the Man Said" (i.e. well-known ones and having a "straightforward" melody and pattern), others seemed to be "advanced level" such as "Rocky Raccoon" and "Uncle Albert". Maybe you could ask for people's suggestions as to songs they would like to do or think are particularly well-suited?? For example, I could think of
- Hey Jude (not necessarily my favourite, but I think we all have some practice singing along to it
- Let It Be
- The Long and Winding Road (which you did, thank you
- She's Leaving Home
- Yesterday (we wouldn't even have to look up the lyrics, I suppose
- Mull of Kintyre (I know some don't like it, but it seems a good choice for karaoke)
- Let 'Em In
- Letting Go
- Let Me Roll It (which you did as well - my second try was quite alright
If John songs are also eligible (which for me personally would be great, among others, because of the keys - I wouldn't have to jump "up and down" an octave so many times; I can sing along to most of them without straining my voice or "jumping"):
- Ticket to Ride (one of my favourites)
- Across the Universe (with lyrics "advance warning"
- The Ballad of John and Yoko
- Imagine (an obvious choice, I know)
- Jealous Guy
I don't know if this would be possible at all, if there are karaoke files for these, etc., just asking
Anyhow, it's a great idea, Mike, and I can't express how much I appreciate it.