A weekly scrape along the bottom of the pop culture barrel
Wednesday 12 October 1994
The sound of the city is unhip, not to say unhinged. We're talking karaoke, that aural torture cum audience participation that puts stars in eyes and frogs in throats and makes Auntie Sadie get up after three sweet sherries to render 'I Left My Heart in San Franciso'. . . why oh why oh why couldn't she have left her voice there too?
Strangely enough, the Tony Bennett classic doesn't feature in the list of most requested Karaoke songs, compiled by Pioneer LDCE, just in time for the Christmas rush. Otherwise it's round-up the usual suspects:
Rock Around the Clock
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
It's My Party
Blue Suede Shoes
Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Hi Ho Silver Lining
Doo Wah Diddy Diddy
It's Not Unusual
You'll Never Walk Alone
What, no Bryan Adams?
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after injuring spine doing somersault celebration
- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage