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01/27/2010

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AmyH

That's why no one, under any circumstance, should be allowed to sing "El Paso" by Marty Robbins. 

crankypants

Scenes is like 6 songs in one.  Maybe if Daby sings it, Jesus Take the Wheel should go by the wayside.?  Dare I say?

Maybe next year I can be a coach, I don't know what all one has to do, but I'm getting fat enough to walk the sidelines of an NFL game, that's for sure.  I don't even know what that means except that I am off to Wawa to stuff my face with some unhealthy food and then take the dog to the sitter's.

AmyH

So what will you be singing, Ms. Pants? 

hotrod

Oh, man.  You should try to talk him into that so I can sing "Jesus Take the Wheel."

hotrod

Okay, I've finally listened and, yes - you should definitely sing "Italian Restaurant."  It's so terrible.  It's the perfect song for you.  In fact, this should be the only song you sing.  It's a clear winner.

crankypants

Oh no, I won't be singing.  I humiliate myself enough any time I step outside my house, and sometimes while I'm still in it.  Besides, though I am no singer, I have to give myself enough credit that I don't think I'd have a chance in hell to win, unless I simultaneously puked and wet my pants onstage.

IG

I did finally listen to Restaurant all the way through. I almost stabbed myself in the eye. It's the one.

Dabysan

Thanks IG, I would authorize combat pay for you if I could. 

Dabysan

That's a strong statement. 

Lurkertype

If you only get one, I think "Scenes" is your best shot.

If you get two, go for "Oh What a Night" and YLUML.

The latter seem to have a better chance of holding the audience's attention, I think; I lean towards that option.

If you sing OWAN, you must sing it in the original key which no intact male in loose-fitting pants can manage. No fair shifting it down.

I'm not helping, am I.

OWAN it is.

hotrod

Oh, I mean it.  I've never been more sure about anything.

Dabysan

I wouldn't dream of dropping a register. And I intend to sing whatever wins this contest and Jesus Take the Wheel. So I will be singing twice. 

FS

"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" of course.  Clearly, all the people in this thread who had never heard it didn't go to my high school, where owning Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vols 1-2 was pretty much mandatory.

I would like to point out that Scenes is FAR from the worst song on that album.  It's full of terrible, terrible songs.

FS

Point of order:  the Bosom Buddies theme song is actually a cover, and not the Billy Joel version.

FS

I think the problem with Kashmir as a KttD candidate (other than it being a really good song) is that it has long instrumental stretches.

Dabysan

Really? I had no idea. It totally sounds like him (to my admittedly untrained ear).

CarrieNation

Starship Trooper, ha! Only with the lyrical improvisations. 

hotrod

I love that song - though it never would have occurred to me to sing it.

silverchimes

I followed the link from Cranky's Vox and thought I'd put in a vote. I agree that Scenes from an Italian Restaurant is really bad, but halfway through song I opened another browser tab and started reading the news. There could be potential for the audience tuning out.

I vote for Oh What a Night, but you should play the air drums while singing it.

YGRS

I'm voting for "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"! Definately. And if you get to do an encore, then "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Have fun! &:o)

Dabysan

Thanks for voting! Unfortunately, Bohemian Rhapsody was the winning song at KttD II, and cannot win again, according to the rules.

Dabysan

One of the wild things in all this, was that I never knew that someone other than Frankie Valli himself sung most of that song, and I certainly never knew it was the drummer. I didn't even know the Four Seasons had a drummer. Thanks for your vote! 

Dabysan

STARSHIP TROOPERS...la da ddeeee da daaaaaa.....

silverchimes

I didn't realize it was the drummer singing most of the song, either. That all-white outfit he has on is quite cringe worthy. If he was wearing white dress shoes, I'd have to gouge my eyes out.

Do awful outfits count as part of the "badness" of the KttD performance or is it only the singing?

Dabysan

There has been talk in the past of dressing up for KttD, but so far, nobody has followed through. It's hard to know how it would cut with the judges. Some might see it as enhancing, but others might view it as hamming it up.

The KttD judges want to see you suffer up there, and it doesn't help if you appear to be in on the joke.

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