Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The 3 Unwritten Rules to Singing Karaoke With Your Friends.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had a terrible karaoke experience.
Hence, I came up with some basic common rules to follow when singing karaoke with friends.

The 3 Unwritten Rules to Singing Karaoke With Your Friends.

1. Never EVER, and I repeat EVER skip or stop your friend's favorite jam

Just don't, especially when they are in the middle of the song. It's rude, it's unethical, it's the most basic courtesy. You got your jam, they got theirs too. They let you finish yours, you let them finish theirs. Simple as that, it is also known as mutual respect.

2. Be considerate and picked songs which everyone can sing and enjoy.

I know some of you love foreign language song, especially with the recent Kpop craze. But please, 1 or 2 is enough. Other people don't necessarily know the song, even if they do, they couldn't read the lyrics. So please be a kind lamb, choose something everyone understands. If you really want to sing Kpop song so much, next time, go with  Kpop lovers only.

3. Please don't let group karaoke turned into your solo performance.

I know that particular song may have a very deep sentimental impact on you, but at least pick something famous and people familiar with. When everyone says they do not know the song, please have the courtesy to skip it. Or else it will become your solo session. You're not the only who paid for the songs. This is a shared room with only two microphones and limited time. Your consideration towards others' feelings is very much appreciated.

All these rules are very subtle and we don't spell out loud. So if you're a karaoke frequent and reading this, I hope you understands the circumstances and apply it in your next karaoke session.

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