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Phonetic Karaoke

Sing the song how the singer sings it
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Karaoke songs with the words on the screen appearing how the artists sings it.

"oowh-wargh wud wolk five hun-dread my-ills"-The proclaimers

"leets geet fizzy-cow, fizzy-cow"- Olivia Newton John

"Tell-me-watcha-wan-watcha-weally-weally-wan"-Spice Girls

"Wot's thiz lie-hife foooooour"-Creed Note: all those attempting creed songs would given the option of singing with a marble in their mouth

Fink, Jul 20 2002

Say What? karaoke http://www.mtv.com/onair/saywhat/
The antithesis. [polartomato, Jul 20 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

The correct link for [pfperry]'s link http://www.sfgate.c...l/mondegreens.shtml
(You missed off the 'http://') [angel, Jul 22 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Kiss This Guy - The Archive of Misheard Song Lyrics http://www.kissthisguy.com/
[hippo, Jul 22 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Great idea. Crois for you. When I sing Creed songs, I find it helpful to constipate myself first. Maybe use the marble for that purpose instead, and avoid choking.
polartomato, Jul 20 2002

       Oh the humanity!... somebody get Scott Stapp some turbolax!
Fink, Jul 20 2002

       "slow motion walter...fire engine guy" (smoke on the water...fire in the sky)
shelley, Jul 20 2002

       Why not use the International Phonetic Alphabet?
juuitchan3, Jul 21 2002

       Because [juuitchan3] that would just be too sensible.
Fink, Jul 21 2002

       I weally weally weally wanna zig a zig, ahhh.
waugsqueke, Jul 22 2002

       There's that great Diana Ross song, "Tell Eddie Waring there is no sal-vay-shun".   

       I think for this to really work you'd need unambiguous phonemes, which may make the Proclaimers song originally referred to quite hard to write...
PeterSilly, Jul 22 2002

       Who cares how the singer sings it? The goal of karaoke is not to perfectly copy a pop star's attempt at phrasing.
bookworm, Jul 22 2002

       I was under the impression that it was. The one time I have done karaoke (on "holiday" in Japan), the karaoke machine gave a score based on how closely one's singing matched that on the original song. I got a very low score for my rendition of "U Can't touch This".   

       The other goal of karaoke (UK style) is to make a noise like someone is twisting your balls for three and a half minutes and then to stand there expecting applause.
calum, Jul 22 2002

       I stand corrected (though I suspect the score was based more on being on-key than matching phonetics). Then again, I prefer piano bars to karaoke.
bookworm, Jul 22 2002

       thanks for fixing the link angel. My fave mondegreen was back in the folksinging days when a friend thought it was "are you going to start an affair" not Scarborough Fair!
pfperry, Jul 23 2002

       Bun fo uuuuu!
DesertFox, Dec 20 2005

       I thought that I was mis-hearing the lyrics to 'I Predict A Riot', until I looked up the lyrics. What kind of band uses 'lairy'?   

       Anyways, bun!
froglet, Dec 20 2005


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