Pandemic COVID-19 forces, the karaoke bar turned into an extreme sport in 2020. Social distancing, plexiglass, disinfection of the micro, closing early, wearing the mask… The measures to ensure the safety of participants are numerous. Then, when it is your turn to go on stage, grace, don’t waste your time – and ours – by selecting a song too heavy, too long, too obscure, too difficult, or too beige. You run out of inspiration ? Take a look at our list of 15 classic karaoke quebec. Woe guaranteed.
BETWEEN The SHADOW AND THE LIGHT | MARIE CARMEN
M-A : I have a friend who picks up this song every time we set foot in a karaoke. And the more it exaggerates the emotional moments, the better it is. If there is one thing that I remember of all my outings in the genre, is that at karaoke, subtlety has never taste better. It should be spread with butter thick. On this song, it means to imitate the arm movements of signatures of Mary Carmen. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, goes to see his old clips on YouTube.
- To listen to the same artist : Piaf was prepared to sing rock music, The black eagle
TONIGHT LOVE IS IN YOUR EYES | MARTINE ST-CLAIR
B : Actually, that would be a night of karaoke without a great ballad, chanted in unison by a full bar – and a little worse for wear ? Good, the result is not always harmonious, but whatever. This hit of 1985 has a I-don’t-know-what that makes me as much good as the first sip of sangria prepared by a bartender who judges me.
- To listen to the same artist : On va s’aimer, All the juke-box
It IS ZERO | JULIE MASSE
M-A : Side ballad, I prefer this worm ear written by Manuel Tadros. The fantasy of any good fan of karaoke, it is to blower of his chorus in front of a fan works at full speed, to reproduce the climax of the video. Unless it is just me.
- To listen to the same artist : The black thoughts, Take care
FOR A HISTORY Of ONE NIGHT | MARIE DENISE PELLETIER
B : I will confirm that this is one of my most precious dreams. Like to be able to reach the same peaks voice that Marie Denise Pelletier on stage. For many, its a must, it is All the cries the S. O. S. But I’ve always preferred For one-night stands. It is less dangerous vocally, that brings people together, and it is equally satisfactory. I haven’t sung in public for years, but I have to admit that ” it happens to me often before “.
- To listen to the same artist : To 17, Surprise
EMBARQUE MA BELLE | CAIN
M-A : Slight change of tempo for say that a good song for karaoke is not necessarily a song that we enjoy in normal times. The proof : when I hear Embarque ma belle on the radio, I change my position. But when I hear it at karaoke at 2 am in the morning, after two pitchers of beer, I just want to go out and get the person on stage. Because Cain, must admit, it is really a unifier. And without knowing it, we know the words by heart.
- To listen to the same artist : Parle-moi d’toi, Mexico
JUST TO SEE THE WORLD | THE CHICANE
B : The chicane, this is another group very karaoke-esque. This song brings me back automatically to my first karaoke night in bars misty 450. The details are fuzzy, but I remember very clearly that there was always someone to come and bellowing Just to see the world just a little before the last call. Yes, it was often me.
- To listen to the same artist : Calvary, You made me miss
FOR YOU to LOVE Me AGAIN | CELINE DION
M-A : there is also always someone to kill a Celine song. A cataclysm of the type ” come to me, cut off the two ears, it’s press “. I never thought to attack me in his repertoire, because unlike many wannabe singers of the weekend, I know that my vocal range is limited to two notes. But if I had the whole range, I would reiterate that you love me still, its more beautiful. (And, especially, to be able to do his famous “I am not other, non-non-non-non-noooooon”.)
- To listen to the same artist : words that sound, Unison
CRYING IN THE RAIN | MARIO PELCHAT
B : another vocal register difficult to imitate ? Mario Pelchat. Except, perhaps, for Crying in the rain, where enthusiasm can compensate for a lack of talent. In fact, this song, it is like a gin and tonic ordered in a bar doubtful : it is the safest of all safe values. The crescendo of emotion, the hyperthéâtralité, the tremolo in the voice… it sounds like it was written to be resumed at the karaoke.
- To listen to the same artist : I love you more, Lost the want to love
YOU WILL NEVER KNOW | B. B.
The B. B.
M-A : You never know also seems to have been spawned in order to be beuglée in front of a mic stand improperly adjusted. It is the classic of another friend. But obviously, she is not the only one to love it. All the customers of the bar (even slot machines) will eventually go to his lungs. Small tip, if ever you wanted to sing it the next time : make sure that this friend of whom I won’t name (a journalist at the Journal de Montréal, by the way) is not present, because the risk that it could break away the eyes when hearing the first chords. She is very possessive of Patrick Bourgeois.
- To listen to the same artist : Snob, beware
PROVOCATIVE | MARJO
B : Also possessive than the fans of Marjo ? I don’t think I’ve ever spent an evening at the karaoke without hearing Provocative. Though it is easy to understand why : it is perfect to break the ice and set the mood. And it déniaise even faster than a shooter of Jagermeister, swallowed in the race before grabbing the microphone.
- To listen to the same artist : Am not crazy, At the end of the sky
NIGHT OF SCOTCH | LUCE DUFAULT
M-A : Speaking of alcohol, I’ve never really associated the scotch in karaoke. By experience, it is rather pints of Molson Ex or cocktails too sweet. But I am always willing to make an exception for this indestructible success of Luce Dufault. And it is the karaoke that I’ve heard that in the chorus, she sang ” Sweet and warm as a nest “.
- To listen to the same artist : You make me feel good, billions of things
I was WAITING for You | DANIEL HÉTU
B : I was waiting for you, this is my guilty pleasure. I might have discovered it later, I have largely caught up lost time with me taking it on board in the karaoke bars of Montreal, before the gaze unbelieving people of my age who had never heard this little gem melodramatic.
- To listen to the same artist : The heart in quarantine, Do not go
TURN THE PAGE | RENÉ AND NATHALIE SIMARD
René and Nathalie Simard
M-A : as Much as I hate it when 10 people get on stage at the same time to sing a song they know half as much as I love when two clients more or less in a state of driving decided to unite their voices. Woman Like U, K. Maro, and Nancy Martinez, Under the wind, Celine Dion and Garou, and You’re my love, you’re my mistress, Jean-Pierre Ferland and Ginette Reno, are valid choices, but there’s nothing which exceeds Turns the page, René and Nathalie Simard. Bonus Point if you sing the chorus back to back.
- To listen to the same artists : Rest friend, The bird
REMIX MY LIFE | GINETTE RENO
B : Ah, Ginette ! Difficult to choose only one song of this great lady. But my favorite is probably their Remix of my life. After all, we all have already had the desire to offer a little remix, and invent a ” comedy more musical Funny Girl “, right ? Small detail is not insignificant : it is a choice that pleasantly surprises and annoys less the ears as I am only a song, flayed by the vocal cords, let’s say, lack of exercise.
- To listen to the same artist : It will get better, I Do not want to
CALL GIRL | NANETTE WORKMAN
M-A : A challenge for your next release karaoke : take that-bomb-1980s, imitating the accent of our Nanette national. The words signed Luc Plamondon are also something. An example of this ? “Tow truck is exceptional for manic sexual / Détourneuse occasional husbands faithful. “
- To listen to the same artist : Lady Marmalade, The time to make me