What's the Weirdest Thing You've Sung at Karaoke?

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Dave I would pay top dollar to see you irk some Belltown joint with a rendition of "Discipline."
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metallica, "one."
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Dude, get with it. Check out Baby Ketten Karaoke (http://babyketten.com/) at the Spectator or the Skylark Cafe. They do have "Some Velvet Morning," one Throbbing Gristle song ("Hamburger Lady"), and 2 PiL songs ("Rise" and "Flowers of Romance"). Not to mention internet memes like the "Bed Intruder Song" (with autotune) and a gibberish song written by an Italian guy. And if they don't have a song you want, you can request it, and if they can't find it to buy, they might make it from scratch.

And the awful-to-mediocre percentage of the singers is wayyyy lower than you think.

Read and understand: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/magazi…
(The article is about Portland karaoke, but Baby Ketten has a very active scene in Seattle, too.)
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Thanks for the enlightenment, #3.
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I used to like to do "Highway Star" which was mostly weird because they left the entire, like, five minute guitar solo AND organ solo in so you could literally go to the bathroom, order a drink, or go outside and smoke in the middle of the song. But I'd just stand there awkwardly smirking at my feet because somehow I always forgot about that.

I think Joan Baez's "Diamonds and Rust" would be a hilarious karaoke song. But most places have Janis Ian's "At Seventeen," which is close. And the Crescent had "Pictures of Matchstick Men." And I know a lot of places have both "Some Velvet Morning" and "Jackson" because my sister sings those.
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The karaoke song I want to do more than anything is "Some Velvet Morning" and the weirdest song I ever sang was "Pony" by Ginuwine in a bar in Shoreline, after which guys at the bar were arguing about how "punk rock" my performance was. I guess it wasn't a weird choice, but it was one of my stranger karaoke experiences.
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I once sang that "Cry Little Sister" song by Gerard MacMahon from the Lost Boys, which I guess isn't too weird until you factor in the incest-y lyrics and the confusing bridge. oh, I nailed that part where they hold "I need you noooooooooooooooooooooow..." for like 20 seconds and then abruptly hit the last chorus.
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Laurie Anderson, "O Superman"
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Laid Back "White Horse" with Baby Ketten. The man has a truly encyclopedic song book.