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?
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Al Pacino on suffering from depression: 'It can last and it's terrifying'
- 2 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 3 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
Jessica Chastain demands Scarlett Johansson superhero movie from Marvel: 'To me it's a no brainer. Why is it taking so long?'
Downton Abbey series 5 start date revealed: Drama returns in late September
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
New Netflix releases: Films and TV shows coming in September 2014
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain