30-Day Song Challenge: Karaoke Duets!

Karaoke duets is the Song Challenge for today, Dear Reader…

*Ooh that reminds me, I must ask Cade if he’s up for remote viewing Phoenix Nights with me, Clicky…*

… With contributions from Leggy…

*Neil Innes died the other day, Clicky… /sniffs…*

… And his sweetheart, Poppy Sweet Pea…

^Elton John – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)^

… And, of course, Cade, below. Enjoy! ❤


Day 17: songs you’d sing as a duet with somebody at karaoke

Cade’s first song pick…

If we are gonna sing a duet, you carry yo key, and I’ll carry mine. K? I mean, what would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Welp, lend me your beers and I’ll sing a song with you. I will try not to sing out of…

Keystone brand beer, manufactured by the Coors Brewing Company, Golden Colorado

Had to slide a commercial in there to get the advertising revenues up.

^The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go (Official Audio)^

Roob’s first song pick…

Assuming my karaoke duet partner is a bloke, there’ll be no messing about: I’ll sing Jennifer Warnes and he can sing Bill Medley…

*Yeah, or Joe Cocker. I’m not fussed, Clicky, both are great…*

^Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life^

Cade’s second song pick…

This one really should have been included in the “classics”. I mean, seems like I read somewhere that this song has been played on the radio more than any other song in history. Someone sure seems to like it. That means everyone at a karaoke type event would love to hear it butchered by someone…so…how ’bout you and me give it a whirl!!! We can take turn on the verses, and back each other up when the other is singing. Should be a blast.

^The Romantics – What I Like About You (Video)^

Roob’s second song pick…

Now, should my Karaoke duet partner be a woman, then I definitely think we could give Summers and Streisand a run for their money…

keep dreamin

*Oi! Well, I’ll tell you what then, Clicky, you pick your perfect karaoke duet song for my third song choice. Okay?*

^Donna Summer Barbra Streisand No More tears enough is enough Lyrics^

Cade’s third song pick…

Been bopping through a few Beatles tunes to see which one might make a good duet, but it slowly became painfully aware that the truth of the matter is that I have no gf, nor do I have many friends, and the friends I do have are pretty goddamn far away. So me figuring out a song to sing with someone is a tall order. Maybe ‘Don’t You Want Me‘ by Human League? ‘Puff The Magic Dragon‘ by Peter, Paul & Mary? ‘I’m Gonna Be‘ by The Proclaimers? ‘More Than This‘ by Roxy Music? ‘Cosmic Thing‘ or ‘Bushfire‘ or “Private Idaho‘ by The B-52’s? ‘It’s Only Love‘ by Bryan Adams and Tina Turner? Who is this person I’m putting vocal demands upon? Can she belt it out like Tina Turner? Is she a soprano? Tenor? Baritone? Mezzo-soprano? Erm…Bass?

^Nobody Knows^

Fuck it…if I’m trying to figure out how to make a duet work, I may as well go ahead and convolute the whole mess further by selecting a trio tune that has very little actual singing and plenty of impossible dancing.

^1080p HD “Good Morning” – Singin’ in the Rain (1952)^

Roob’s third song pick…

*So come on, what’s is it, Clicky?*

*Hahahah… Wait, seriously?*

^Marvin Gaye Tammi Terrell “You’re All I Need To Get By”)^

The final word to Cade…

Poor Roob is illin’ so I prolly shouldn’t be running all long-winded like this. However, it’s already too late. The die is cast. My backspace button on my keyboard is inoperative, and there’s no going back. I’ve gone way the fuck overboard, and guess I should just keep on rambling.

We prolly aren’t treating this like an audition on Britain’s Got Talent or American Idol, so we can prolly just focus on having fun and just letting the moment develop however it does. But it’s prolly important that my singing partner be at least somewhat familiar with the song. Prolly should even be a something they like. Dunno if this would be in their repertoire, but it never hurts to ask.

^The Smiths – Ask (Official Music Video)^


Day 18’s challenge is to compile three songs each from 1967, Cade and mine’s birth year. We look forward to seeing you then, Dear Reader. Have a song…

^Frank & Nancy Sinatra – Something Stupid (1967)^

7 thoughts on “30-Day Song Challenge: Karaoke Duets!

  1. Okay. I have more or less recovered from the mind damaging stress of 2019. But nope, I still don’t understand what you are on about.
    In fact if you didn’t own a Dachshund I would think that you are completely mad.
    Shit, what am I saying? You can belay that pipe.

    Oh Lord please don’t let me be misunderstood. Watch “Traces”, It is mind boggling, if you have nothing better to do.

    So, so Happy New 2020.

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    1. Happy New Year to you Elena ❤

      Poppy the dachshund turned up in my life shortly after I started investigating synchronicity – meaningful coincidence. That fact that her birthday is the same day as my wedding anniversary was not lost on me 😉

      I've found a good copy of Traces online, so I will it a whirl 😀


  2. Dear Lord, you have to own one of these monsters to know how very worth it they are. How worth it sometimes leaves me a bit flummoxed. I went looking for mine. Probably a minor aberration because Charlotte The Pug wasn’t doing very well. And I couldn’t bear the thought of being without a dog again. And O’Connor was a bit cheap anyway.

    I am so Dog that it is almost embarrassing. My poor children I sometimes think.. “If that dog bites you then I will blame you.” What a God awful mother I must have been.
    Incidentally none of my dogs ever bit any of them and were generally better behaved anyway.

    Sorry about that. My current obsession with O’Connor is quite likely a bit boring, but the rotten little horror will learn to behave one fine day. He will, he will.

    His latest trick is jumping at the back of my knees when I am doing his dinner or breakfast. But I don’t suppose that he seriously wants me to fall flat on my face as my knees buckle.
    But he could get very fat if I were not careful.

    Some of the delights of owning Dachshund.

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    1. Thoughtful Man has not finished a meal since we got Poppy…

      She has him completely trained 😉


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