Why We Love Karaoke Party (And You Should Too!)
Karaoke is a Japanese word that means “empty orchestra.” But for karaoke lovers, there’s nothing empty when it comes to karaoke because it’s something that brings everyone together. Haven’t you noticed that everyone seems to love this pastime? We’ll try our best to explain why we love karaoke and why you should love it too.
- Karaoke is liberating
Holding the microphone and just letting go is something that makes karaoke very popular. No one cares if you’re a guy, and you want to sing “Genie in a Bottle,” or you want to sing and dance to Brittney’s “Baby One More Time.” You can let it all out and just sing what you have always wanted to sing. This liberating experience can help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Karaoke is fun
No doubt that this is the most enjoyable musical equipment ever invented! You’ll sing karaoke with YouTube accompanied by cool videos or dance to the tune as well. You can have a karaoke contest by playing random songs and passing the mic around the group. Another fun game is a karaoke duet. Pick names of people who can sing a song together and, of course, pick random duet songs. And since most karaoke sessions are held during parties where there’s alcohol, you can host a drinking and singing game. Do you have other fun karaoke games in mind?
- Karaoke is a challenge
Yes, some people love to show off and sing as a challenge. Karaoke machines usually come with a scoring feature that grades the skill and talent of singers. Those who get a high score are lauded while those with poor scores are still cheered on. It’s fun and challenging to find out how good your singing can be, and although the scoring may not be that accurate, just getting the highest score is something that can make one’s day.
- There’s no judgment
Another great thing about karaoke is that there’s no judgment in a group. Anyone can just pick up the mic and sing no matter how great you are or how awful you may be. Just remember to watch and cheer on; everyone deserves encouragement, not judgment.
- Karaoke makes any party livelier
Music can turn any dull party to a livelier one, and of course, karaoke is double the fun. You don’t just listen and enjoy the music; everyone can be the star of the party. Just make sure to pass the mic around. Don’t hog the mic and the attention; let everyone have a go.
- Karaoke brings everyone together
When someone invites you to a karaoke party, it’s hard to refuse, right? Whether you’re in a big company or a small business, you can take advantage of a karaoke party to get to know your employees or fellow employees. You can take this opportunity to meet new people and to get to know each one better. You can also do karaoke for any occasion: birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July celebrations, and so many more.
- Karaoke Etiquette
As karaoke is a form of entertainment, there are also some rules to get by. If you’ve never been in a karaoke session or you are planning on hosting the perfect karaoke party, remember these simple rules:
- Avoid doubling or tripling up
If there’s a golden rule of karaoke, then this is it. Don’t hog the limelight and let everyone else have their chance. Doubling up or tripling up songs is one way of showing off, and trust me, you’ll get fewer and fewer applause as you go along.
- Don’t hog the back-up mic
In most karaoke parties, a second mic known as a back-up microphone is available for duets and songs that come with cool backup lyrics like the Spice Girl’s “Wannabe.” Hogging the back-up mic is just like doubling or tripling, and again, no one’s going be pleased.
- Never force anyone to sing
Some people are born performers, while some are just too frightened to sing. So if someone refuses the mic, let him be. He may still be building up his confidence, or he just likes to watch and admire others as they sing.
- No Guns n Roses songs, please
Even if Guns n Roses songs are awesome at karaoke, these are just too boring to sing as most songs are too long. Take “Sweet Child of Mine” and “November Rain” with very long instrumentals; how do you sing to the tune of shredding guitars?
- No raps, unless you’re a pro
We also say no to sing rap songs unless you can sing one. And besides, many other songs will showcase your singing prowess.
- You can always stop the song
And if you just can’t keep up, you can always press stop and pass the mic to the next person.
Karaoke is fun, and we all love it. It’s a great way to break the ice and keep everyone entertained. Follow these simple etiquette rules, and you’ll be a karaoke pro in no time.