Saturday, April 9, 2011

Karaoke

Thirteen finance lawyers – seven of them Japanese, two English guys, two Singaporeans, a Chinese girl and me – after work on a Friday night (or more accurately, Saturday morning), in a Karaoke Box in downtown Tokyo. And which is the one song that everyone knows?

Hey Jude? Knocking on Heaven’s Door? Smells Like Teen Spirit? A seminal moment in musical history, an evergreen classic?

The answer is simpler and funnier: Backstreet Boys. I Want It That Way.

8 comments:

relativelytruthful said...

this song and Doctor Jones(Aqua) were the only (English) songs i knew all the words to, until Paul Simon happened to my life.

Shrabasti Banerjee said...

W.O.W. You sang? :D

Priyanka said...

I thought Karaoke was for people who didn't know the words to songs.

vw: alryte

Priyanka said...

ARGH.
*wv

Tommy said...

I don't know I Want It That Way.

Sroyon said...

@relativelytruthful: Both classics.

@Shrabasti: Ha! Yes! :D

@Priyanka: That's true, what I meant is -- this was the only song where nobody needed to look at the words.

@Tommy: Your education is incomplete!

chyanne said...

there has to be some others....
spice girls - wannabe? i bet everyone knows a few of their songs. and the venga boys - the vengabus is coming... you know you know the rest!!! lol.

Anasua said...

what's funny about it, huh? its a nice song and those in their teens in late ninetees with a little love for music OUGHT to know this song.