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Singing My Way

For a few years, I’ve been singing my heart out at karaoke. Cute blue-haired Carli hosts it. Participants get to sing one or up to three songs during the night. We also listen to other singers, some great, some bearable. I think I sing fairly well. I have a mini fan base who cheer me on.

Carli and I in the Black Sheep (I’m actually taller than she is!)

Thought I’d list the songs I’ve sung or want to (mostly the former).

Singing activates our brains and hearts like nothing else. It takes some daring and confidence to go ahead. Fortunately, the words and timing are on the screen. Only the background music plays; it’s up to the singer to supply the main melody. There’s a joy in singing out, honoring the songs I like (from the 30s up to the current ones) with my attempts.

See if you recognize these. Here’s my list:

Karaoke Songs

Impossible Dream

Feeling Good (Luther)

Feeling Good (Michael Buble)

Hotel California

What Kind of Fool am I?

Everybody Knows

Piano Man

Tweedelie (LaVern)

Logical Song

Crazy

My Way

White Rabbit

Change Gonna Come

He (She) Touched Me

Cold Sweat (James B)

Little Wing

Mustang Sally (Buddy)

Sharp Dressed Man

New York State of Mind

The Good Life (Tony)

Sympathy for Devil

Nights in White Satin

When Music is Over

House of Rising Sun

Fragile

Tenderly

Superstition (Often sung as a duet with Carli)

You Don’t Know  Me

We are the Champions

Nature Boy

Fly Me to the Moon

Sentimental Journey

September Song

One for my baby

Angel Eyes

Love Me Tender

If I Were a Rich Man

God Bless the Child

I’m in the mood for love

You’re Nobody Till Somebody

Since I met you baby

Let’s Dance

Father and son

My Romance

You Were Always On My Mind

Nothing could be finer

I Get a Kick Out of You

Rapture (Blondie)

Maniac (She’s a)

Right Place, Wrong Time

Get Lucky

Fever (Eva Cassidy)

I Put a Spell on You

Everybody Dance Now

Play that funky music

One More for the Road (Robbie Williams or Bette Midler)

Holy Now

Wicked Game (Chris Issacs)

Carnival (Natalie Merchant)

What’d I Say (Ray)

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Hallelujah

Strangers in the Night

Witchy Woman

Seven Nation Army (Haley Reinhart)

Let’s Get This Party Started

Chain, Chain, Chain

Within You Without You

Tomorrow Never Knows

House of the Rising Sun

Give Me a Drink

Creep

Desperado

Summertime

You Don’t Know Me

Please Send Me (Sade)

Smooth (Santana)

Sympathy for the Devil

Brown Sugar

My Favorite Things (Kelly)

Stray Cat Strut

Night and Day (Diana Krall)

If I Only Had a Brain (Wizard)

Joy to the World (3 Dog)

Fever (Elvis)

The Good Life (Tony Bennet)

Take Me to Church

Hey, now You’re a Rock ⭐

Black Hole Sun

Cry me a River

Hello (Lionel)

King Duke (Stevie)

Tennessee Whiskey

You’re Nobody till (Dean M)

Staying Alive

I Will Survive

I’m a Creep

That’s Life

When they Begin the Beguine (30s)

Piano Man

We Want the Funk

Faniculi Fanicula

Feel it in the air tonight. (Phil Collins)

Sideways

Come Fly with Me

Ain’t that a Kick in the Head?

Fly me to the moon

China Girl

Laura (40s) Mercer/Raskin

Working for the weekend

Town Without Pity

I Will Survive

Joy to the World

It was a Very Good Year

Shame

Love Potion Number 9

Wild Horses

That’s Why the Lady is a Tramp

My Girl

Don’t Lie to Me (Barbara Streisand)

Take me to the Water (Talking Heads)

Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway, 30s)

Dream On (Aerosmith)

We’ve Only Just Begun (weddings)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

We Will, We Will Rock You

Come Together (Beatles)

Life is Hard (can’t get to heaven on roller skates)

Vienna Waits for You (Billy Joel)

Byron has been using his writing and public speaking to engage, challenge and inspire audiences for over 40 years. Reverend Carrier's mission is to rescue and revive our earthly Eden, including our human worth and potential. If you enjoy his work, consider supporting him with Patreon.

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Jim-el
Jim-el
1 month ago

Well, with a playlist like that, you could sing All Night Long! (which I didn’t see on the list)

Teja
Teja
1 month ago

Fun post!

I did recognize quite a few!

Keep singing, what a blessing you are to this Earth!

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