‘YMCA’ by The Village People is an all time favourite karaoke song. What is the next line to these lyrics? “Young man, there’s no need to feel down. I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground. I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town ____________________”
o There’s no need to be unhappy
o You can stay and have a party
o Your heart no longer feels empty
o Please don’t let yourself feel guilty
There’s no need to be unhappy
The song was released in 1979 and became a massive hit in the UK and USA. There is also a choreographed dance movement that has become just as familiar as the song.
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Roy Orbison sang ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ but I’m sure you can do better as long as you finish these lyrics?”Pretty woman, walking down the streetPretty woman, the kind I like to meetPretty womanI don’t believe you, you’re not the truthNo one could look as good as you ____________________”
Released in 1964, the song was written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees. It was the title song for the 1990 film ‘Pretty Woman’ starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
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Another favourite karaoke song is ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. What line comes next?”First I was afraidI was petrifiedKept thinking I could never live without you by my side ____________________”
o There is heartache on its way
o I sent letters through your door
o But then I spent so many nights
o You said goodbye so many times
But then I spent so many nights
Since its release in 1979, ‘I Will Survive’ has become one of the most famous disco and karaoke songs of all time. It is a popular female empowerment song as well as an anthem for the gay community.
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A favorite karaoke duet is ‘Summer Nights’ by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. How do these lyrics continue?”Summer lovin’ had me a blast Summer lovin’, happened so fast I met a girl crazy for meI met a boy, cute as can be____________________”
o Summer sun, something’s begun
o Summer dreams ripped at the seams
o Summer fling don’t mean a thing
o Summer days driftin’ away
Summer days driftin’ away
The song was a massive hit, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the UK charts in 1978. Written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, it is best remembered as one of the soundtracks from the movie ‘Grease’.
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Tom Jones had a hit song in 1968 with ‘Delilah’. What words come next? “I saw the light on the night that I passed by her windowI saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind____________________”
o They were together
o He stole her heart
o I am her lover
o She was my woman
She was my woman
Tom Jones sung about ‘Delilah’, a woman who was seen having an affair with another man. When the other man leaves, the deceived lover knocks on the woman’s door only to find her laughing at him. He killed her in revenge. The song reached number one in Britain, Germany and Switzerland, and number 15 on the US Billboard chart.
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Many girls, like Cyndi Lauper, just wanna have fun. What is the next line to these lyrics? “Come home in the morning lightMy mother says when you gonna live your life right____________________”
o Tell me girl, when will you learn your lesson
o And daddy screams until he comes undone
o Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
o Your sister is so good she could become a nun
Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
This is female anthem song popular at karaoke parties. It was released in 1983 as the first major single for singer Cyndi Lauper. The song became a number one hit in ten countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and Norway.
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Which words follow these ‘Sweet Caroline’ lyrics originally sung by Neil Diamond?”Where it began, I can’t begin to know whenBut then I know it’s growing strongOh, wasn’t the spring, whoooAnd spring became the summerWho’d believe you’d come along____________________”
o Love, sweetest love, melting hearts
o Hands, touching hands, reaching out
o Kiss, kissing you, holding tight
o Words, whispered words, in your ear
Hands, touching hands, reaching out
Released in 1969, ‘Sweet Caroline’ was a song written and sung by Neil Diamond. It reached number four on the US Billboard chart. Diamond has since revealed that Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F Kennedy, was the inspiration behind the song.
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‘American Pie’ was sung by Don McLean. What is the next line to these lyrics?”A long, long time ago…I can still rememberHow that music used to make me smile.And I knew if I had my chanceThat I could make those people danceAnd, maybe, they’d be happy for a while____________________”
o But December went on forever
o But January winds made me quiver
o But February made me shiver
o But March was cold by the river
But February made me shiver
‘American Pie’ was sung by Don McLean and released in 1971. The song was in memory of the 1959 aeroplane crash which killed Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, otherwise known as Jiles Perry Richardson Junior.
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What is the next line to ‘Unchained Melody’?”Oh my love, my darlingI’ve hungered for your touchA long lonely time,And time goes by so slowlyAnd time can do so much,____________________”
o A long lonely time
o I’ll be coming home
o I need your love
o Are you still mine?
Are you still mine?
The music and lyrics for this 1955 song were by Alex North and Hy Zaret. Several recordings have been made by different artists but it became an all time favourite with the version sung by The Righteous Brothers. In 1965, it reached number four on the US Billboard chart and number 14 on the UK charts.
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Let us finish this karaoke quiz with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’. What words follow on from this?”And now, the end is near, And so I face the final curtain. ____________________”
o I cry a silent tear
o To you, I hold so dear
o My friends, I’ll say it clear
o I’ve lived my final year
My friends, I’ll say it clear
The song was written by Paul Anka and became the signature tune for Frank Sinatra. Originally released in 1969, it also became a popular song choice for Elvis Presley with his version reaching the charts after his death in 1977.
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