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01/22/2010

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mariser

cranks, you should take "scenes from..."
c'mon, you get to play AIR PIANO,  in PUBLIC.
the townies will be pleased, no doubt

crankypants

I don't have it in me.  I could see M-----l hamming it up though with that one.  I totally think Scenes is full of win.  I just lip synched and did my cheesey office dance to it, all 7 minutes and 37 seconds of it.

homebody


I don't think vocals are extreme enough in that one, though it provides a great ballad destruction opportunity.


crankypants

Has anyone ever done Nothing Compares 2 U by Shinehead O'Connor?

crankypants

Oh yeah, that GM song is a good one.

Dabysan

You want to push yourself. It's the songs that really make you cringe that have the most potential for victory.

Also, this Debby Boone idea makes me very, very happy.

Dabysan

Nothing Compares 2 U had its KttD debut last year. I still think it has potential in the right (wrong?) hands though. 

CarrieNation

I've said it before, I'll say it again -- "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene. "I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't s'posed to see."

mariser

Journey?   "Don't Stop Believing" is big with the kids these days.

crankypants

Definitely Debby for the win.

see, I'm trying to help you win something.  PLUS Jodi hasn't posted anything today yet so you are getting all my comments.

Dabysan

Journey, for me, would be tough, since I really like that song. The more I like it, the more I ham it up, and the more people think I'm having too much fun to win a bad singing contest. 

Dabysan

I greatly appreciate your fairness.

What I love about the Debby Boone song is that it is a) terrible b) difficult to sing and c) about Jesus. That's a real recipe for success.


crankypants

God Only Knows by the Beach Boys?

Just When I Needed You Most?

Hopelessly Devoted To You?

Against All Odds?

hotrod

Against All Odds is a tremendous suggestion.

hotrod

Actually, Cranky - you should consider getting into coaching for next year after you get a sense first-hand of how this goes down.  You've got tons of great suggestions.

crankypants

You are welcome to it.  I'm just having a good day I guess, whenever I tried to come up with something for Cap'n it was shot down, but that might be more him than my suggestion.  But like I said earlier it was always something that had been done or was unacceptable due to being a power ballad, or a sing-along-with-the-townies song.  But I think I'm in the groove now.

Dabysan

Some have forwarded the notion that power ballads cannot win, but I think that's bunk. While it is true that nobody has ever taken the cup with a power ballad, some have come close. In the right hands, the right power ballad could be epic.

Sing-alongs are a bigger problem. A real sing-along song can blow you out of the water when the townies basically drown out your crappy singing with their own crappy singing. None of your suggestions here fall into that trap though. 

hotrod

It's not a good song for me, but in the wrong hands it has potential.  Part of Cappy's problem is that I think he lacked the fortitude to humiliate himself to the level necessary to win this thing.  He can find an excuse not to sing any song.

crankypants

he humiliates himself in many other ways though.

AmyH

"You Light Up My Life" is about Jesus? Huh. I never knew that. Granted, I haven't heard it in, oh, 25-30 years or so.

But it reminded me of "Candle on the Water" by that Canadian lady - what's her name? Maybe I'll sing that one if no one else wants it. I'll have to pull out my Pete's Dragon movie soundtrack LP and refresh my memory on the words.

I was thinking of doing 10cc's "The Things We Do Love" because that's my usual karaoke song - and if it's on at the grocery store I'll sing along to it regardless of how many people stare at me.

Dabysan

Here's the link about Debby's interpretation of the song...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Light_Up_My_Life_%28song%29

Also, I strongly considered 10cc's Dreadlock Holiday last year.

M-----l

All y'all just stay the fuck away from Huey Lewis.  He's mine.

Dabysan

Huey's voice is a little too low for me. He's all yours. Any suggestions to add to the vote?

M-----l

I can't worry about your song selection.  I've got to pare down my own list of 25 potentials...many of which I doubt will be available.

Having said that, I'm offering $20 bucks if you and Hotrod will sing "You're a Friend of Mine" by Jackson Browne & Clarence Clemons.

AmyH


I have limited range, so I call dibs on my 10cc pick for one of my entries.


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