Karaoke https://blog.stingray.com/karaoke en Karaoke Etiquette 101 | 7 Foolproof Tips https://blog.stingray.com/karaoke-etiquette-101-7-foolproof-tips <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Karaoke Etiquette 101 | 7 Foolproof Tips</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/teresa" lang="" about="/teresa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Teresa</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/18/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>There is nothing like singing karaoke to get the adrenaline pumping! Things can easily get out of hand. Follow these tips to ensure that everyone has a good karaoke time.</p> <p>It’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T!</p> <ul><li> <p>Remember that karaoke is for fun. <strong>It’s not a competition</strong>. You are not a superstar singing in front of a stadium full of adoring fans. There’s no reason to get upset if you don’t sing well, or if someone sings “your” song or you’re not called to sing as quickly as you would like.</p> </li> </ul><p>Eagerness is cool, but <strong>don’t jump in on someone else’s song</strong>, unless they invite you to sing with them.</p> <ul><li> <p><strong>Share the mic</strong>. Sure, if no one else is singing, you might request to sing more than one song, but don’t hog the microphone.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Politeness will get you everywhere</strong>. Be nice to the Karaoke Jockey! They’re the ones running the show. Let them do their thing and list the songs and singers in the order they think best. They’re pros, they know what they’re doing. Be nice to the other singers: if you support them, they’ll support you. Applaud enthusiastically and loudly. <strong>Do not boo. Ever</strong>.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Equipment is not cheap. Don’t abuse it</strong>. Don’t swing the mic around your head or anywhere else. Don’t be gross: someone will be singing into the mic right after you. Pay attention to where the monitors and speakers are located. Don’t treat them as furniture. The China Store rule may apply, if you break it you may need to pay for it.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Choose your songs wisely</strong> and think about the audience you’re singing to. Songs that go over 10 minutes may not be the best choice. Songs with long musical breaks can be a bit awkward unless you’re a good dancer. Songs that are more adult-oriented may not be the best choice at an event where there are children.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Take it all in stride</strong>. No matter what happens, how well you or others sing, remember it’s about enjoying each other’s company and having fun.</p> </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>You're now ready to get the karaoke party started with a selection of 14,000 songs!</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit the <a href="https://karaoke.stingray.com">karaoke store</a> or download the all-new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8">Stingray Karaoke mobile app</a> for iOS.</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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We’ve just launched a new version of our karaoke app and, trust us, it’ll make you want to break into song anywhere, anytime (we can’t be held accountable if you get a few weird looks in the bus or grocery store!)</span></span></h2> <p><span><span>Stingray has offered karaoke services under the brand name The KARAOKE Channel since 2008 (we launched our first karaoke mobile app in December of 2009.) </span></span></p> <p><span><span>We recently completed the transition of our mobile app from THE KARAOKE Channel brand name to <i>Stingray Karaoke</i>. Not only did we rebrand The KARAOKE Channel app as <i>Stingray Karaoke</i>, we also redesigned and improved it with new features and released an Android version.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Alone or with family and friends, it’s always time for a karaoke party! Display the app on your TV with Apple TV, Google Chromecast or via an HDMI cable for even more fun.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Try <i>Stingray Karaoke</i> for free with a selection of great songs that are refreshed monthly or purchase an in-app subscription to sing along to more than 13,000* songs!<br /><br /><b>What you get:</b> <br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>• Song library includes songs by today's top-charting artists and yesterday's legends</span></span></span></span><br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>• Browse most popular songs, recent additions, song charts, artists, by decade or language</span><br /><span>• Search by title, artist or lyrics</span><br /><span>• Selection of pre-made party mixes in a variety of themes, including Party Time, Karaoke #Hits, Disco Party, Totally 80s, and more</span><br /><span>• Add up to 100 songs to the song queue and keep the party going</span><br /><span>• Save songs as favorites</span><br /><span>• Sing along to songs with or without lead vocal (when available) </span><br /><span>• High-quality karaoke videos streamed over your mobile network or Wi-Fi to your phone or tablet. Switch to lyrics on black to save on bandwidth costs.</span><br /><span>• Listen to 30-second samples of the more than 13,000* karaoke songs available by subscription (see below) </span><br /><span>• Purchase one of two in-app subscriptions (weekly or monthly) to access full-length version of all available songs </span><br /><span>• Songs added every Friday</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>iOS</span></span></span></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Android</span></span></span></a></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><b><span>If you want to sing it, <i>Stingray Karaoke</i> probably has it!</span></b></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>The full song catalog consists of more than 13,000* licensed karaoke songs in many genres, eras, and languages. Songs by today’s artists such as Shawn Mendes, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, and more. Songs by yesterday’s legends: Elvis, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Queen, ABBA and more. Genres include pop, rock, R&amp;B/hip-hop, Disney, country, Latin, and more.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><b><span>Today's hits include</span></b><br /><span>- “Shake it Off” / Taylor Swift</span><br /><span>- “Let It Go” / Cast of Frozen</span><br /><span>- “Despacito” / Luis Fonsi</span><br /><span>- “24K Magic” / Bruno Mars</span><br /><span>- “Hello” / Adele</span><br /><span>- “Thunder” / Imagine Dragons</span><br /><span>- “Paris” / The Chainsmokers</span><br /><span>- “Attention” / Charlie Puth</span><br /><span>- “Green Light” / Lorde</span><br /><br /><b><span>Yesterday's classics include</span></b><br /><span>- “Bohemian Rhapsody” / Queen</span><br /><span>- “Summer of '69” / Bryan Adams</span><br /><span>- “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” / Cyndi Lauper</span><br /><span>- “Eye Of The Tiger” / Survivor</span><br /><span>- “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” / Neil Diamond</span><br /><span>- “Ring Of Fire” / Johnny Cash</span><br /><span>- “The Gambler” / Kenny Rogers</span><br /><span>- “I Will Survive” / Gloria Gaynor</span><br /><span>- “Hound Dog” / Elvis Presley</span></span></span></span></span></span><br />  </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>iOS</span></span></span></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Android</span></span></span></a></span></span></p> <p><br /><br /><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>*Number of songs varies by territory.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">(s) Stingray Digital Group Inc.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/1200x628_IOS_SK.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The all-new Stingray Karaoke mobile app" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:51:00 +0000 Teresa 394 at https://blog.stingray.com Karaoke Survival Guide | 5 Essential Tips https://blog.stingray.com/karaoke-survival-guide-5-essential-tips <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Karaoke Survival Guide | 5 Essential Tips</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/teresa" lang="" about="/teresa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Teresa</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/23/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><span><span><span>Singing karaoke for the first time can be scary. You might not think a “How to” guide to singing karaoke is necessary, especially if you’re not much of a karaoke fan.  But even those who don’t actively seek karaoke can often get roped into it! </span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span>You’ll be better off making the experience as painless (read: embarrassing train wreck-free) as possible. Here are some basic tips you might not have thought of to make your karaoke experience much more enjoyable for both you…and your audience.</span></span></span></h3> <h3><strong><span><span><span>1. Song Choice</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span><span>Choose a song that you know and that is easily in your voice range.  Singing a song that you know really well will make it easier for you to give your best performance on stage.  You can practice songs online at home or by singing along with the original recording.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you’re singing at a karaoke bar or party, singing an up-tempo song rather than a ballad will keep the crowd in a party mood (singing a ballad can clear a room.)  “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks is a good song in a mid-range that almost everyone can sing easily.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Choose a song that’s under 3 or 4 minutes – unless you’re a pro and really know the song well. Singing for more than 3 or 4 minutes on stage will seem like a really, really long time.  Although it might seem like a good song choice, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, is over 7 minutes long. It would be best to sing it online rather than on stage! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong><span><span><span>2. Bust a move! </span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span><span>No matter how well you move, entertaining the audience with your dance moves is part of the fun, particularly during musical breaks (if you’re not comfortable dancing by yourself on stage, you might want to make sure that the song you choose does not have long musical breaks).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana (At The Copa)” is a great song choice, but be prepared to dance around the stage for almost 2 minutes in the middle of the song.  Don’t be discouraged from singing songs with musical breaks, just be prepared to do something during them. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>3. Look out at the crowd and smile</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Not only will you have more fun if you know the lyrics really well and don’t have to rely on the screen, the audience will enjoy your performance much more if you’re moving around the stage and at least sometimes looking out into the crowd and smiling.  Any audience participation will increase the amount of applause you receive at the end of your performance. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>It’s a win-win situation, the audience will enjoy your song more and so will you! Singing karaoke is all about having fun.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>4. Go with friends and perform a duet</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>If it’s your first time and you don’t know a song really well, or you feel too nervous, you don’t have to sing karaoke alone.  Find a friend and sing together, or get a group of people and go on stage to shout it out!  A good song choice for multiple voices, that’s danceable and a lot of fun to sing and to perform is Kool &amp; The Gang’s “Celebration”</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>5. Share the mic</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>After you’ve sung your song and basked in the applause, hand the mic back to the KJ and let someone else have their moment on stage.  While you’re not on stage, sit back and enjoy other karaoke performances and encourage others by listening to their performances and applauding. When it’s your turn you’ll get back what you give.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>However and wherever you sing karaoke, remember to have fun. You’re only as good (or bad) as your last performance and unless you’re recording songs and publishing them online, chances are that you’ll be the only one to remember your performance.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Ready to throw a karaoke party or want to practice solo? The Stingray Karaoke mobile app has you covered! </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>The full song catalog consists of more than 13,000* licensed karaoke songs in many genres, eras, and languages. Songs in the style of today’s artists like: Shawn Mendes, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, and more. Songs in the style of yesterday’s legends: Elvis, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Queen, ABBA and more. Genres include pop, rock, R&amp;B/hip-hop, Disney, country, Latin, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><br /><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8">iOS</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en">Android</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>*Number of songs varies by territory.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>.</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/1200x628%20%281%29.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The Stingray Karaoke survival guide" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:03:27 +0000 Teresa 393 at https://blog.stingray.com Bon Jovi | Top 10 Karaoke Tracks https://blog.stingray.com/top-10-bon-jovi-karaoke-tracks <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bon Jovi | Top 10 Karaoke Tracks</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/65" lang="" about="/user/65" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Noémi</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/13/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Rock Hall-bound rockers Bon Jovi have more than their share of big hits. </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>The band</span></span><span><span> is not only cherished by old-school rock fans, but</span></span><span><span> also by listeners who prefer high-octane live rock to casual blues grooves.</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span> Nobody does it better than Bon Jovi, and their '80s sound still resonates in the 21st century. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>In a karaoke setting, their songs have a supernatural ability to bring a room together. They’re familiar without being too obvious, as almost two decades have passed since their omnipresent radio plays. </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>Bon Jovi songs are not especially difficult to sing, but the high notes in the choruses offer opportunities to flex those vocal muscles! Without further ado, here are our top 10 Bon Jovi tracks to belt out! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-03-top10-bon-jovi/14.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="14.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Bon Jovi. All rights reserved.</p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>10. This Ain’t A Love Song </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Following the rootsy, personal <em><span>Keep the Faith LP</span></em>, "This Ain’t A Love Song" comes across like Bon Jovi's concession to love songs. Even so, the track is unmistakable Bon Jovi, from the guitar solos to the full-throated, mountain-top-tickling bellow that announces the chorus. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>9. Something For The Pain</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“Something For The Pain” radiates confidence with a country stomp and guitar riffs that demand a Travolta-like strut. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>8. Thank You For Loving Me</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Listening to the confessional musings of singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi can sometimes feel like looking in a mirror and seeing your truest self-exposed. The devastating imagery in Jon’s songwriting has always felt relatable and raw, but on “Thank You For Loving Me”, he’s paired her incisive insights with a sonic balm of beautifully layered reverb guitar. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>7. Bad Medicine</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Bon Jovi never misses its go-to formula of pairing pop-leaning beats with irresistible choral vocals on the hook, and "Bad Medicine" continued that streak. The aggressive, nostalgic lyrics of its verses -- "Your love is like bad medicine, bad medicine is what I need, whoa / Shake it up just like bad medicine / There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease" make it a karaoke-party playlist staple.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>6. Bed of Roses</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>This song captures the more tender, romantic side of the band. <span><span>"</span></span>Bed of Roses<span><span>"</span></span> aces the power ballad form. As Bon Jovi entered the ’90s, it also helped prove their maturity as a band as the popular music around them shifted away from the big hair flashiness of the ‘80s.</span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-03-top10-bon-jovi/16.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="16.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Tourphotographer.com. All rights reserved.</p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>5. Always</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>When a Bon Jovi song begins with a gently strummed guitar and Jon’s whisper-singing, you know it won’t last long -- a sonic burst is inevitably on its way. Within 30 seconds of "Always," the drums kick in and Jon’s softly-spoken words are turned to passionate yells.<em> </em><span><span>Off the album</span></span><em><span> Bon Jovi</span></em>, this one stands out for its cross-generational feel, straddling the explosive energy of the band.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>4. Wanted Dead Or Alive</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>"Wanted Dead Or Alive" was a bold reminder that the members of Bon Jovi are arena rockers at heart. The undulating verses are as much of a hook as the sing-songy chorus, making the entire jam one that's irresistible to hum along to. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>3. Blaze of Glory</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>“Blaze of Glory” is timeless. The riff on the acoustic guitar is perfect in its classic simplicity. This dynamite hit song is so loved that Bon Jovi included it on their greatest hits compilations, even though only Jon was part of it. </span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>2. Everyday </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>"Everyday" is much more of a pop rock song with its unusual opening bars, slightly offbeat drumming, and catchy chorus. It's set to become another of their anthems, easily sitting alongside such legends as "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Keep The Faith". "Everyday" features upbeat, loud tracks with superb power chords, a big drumbeat and Jon's unmistakable vocals that ooze good clean American fun. You won't be able to stop your feet tapping and your hands playing imaginary drums.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>1. It’s My Life</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Our staff favorite from Bon Jovi’s 2000 album <i>Crush</i>! </span></span><span><span>It’s also an emotional minefield: At some point in your life, you've probably confronted the fact that you’re not going to live forever. “I just wanna live while I’m alive,” you’ll bellow, and there’s no better room in which to shout these words than at a karaoke event. This song is shockingly cathartic, and thus our number one Bon Jovi song. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>1. Livin' On A Prayer</h3> <p><strong>Let's face it, Bon Jovi has more than one number 1 song</strong> ? </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>It's been 31 years since Bon Jovi<span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>'s mega-anthem </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>“<span>Livin' on a Prayer</span>”<span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> topped the </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><em><span>Billboard</span></em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> Hot 100 for four weeks. The song, long a staple of adult and rock radio stations' '80s music libraries</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>, is simply: iconic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>What are you waiting for? Whip out your rock star vocal and transform your living room into a sold-out arena singing along to songs in the style of Bon Jovi with The KARAOKE Channel Mobile App. Download it from the<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/sing-with-the-karaoke-channel/id334259050?mt=8 "> App Store</a>.</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span><strong><span><span><span> </span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most important stories in music. 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There is a tried and true secret to keeping your guests happy and your sanity in check: <a href="http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/" target="_blank">karaoke</a>!</p> <p>From your shyest cousin to your diva-est friend, no one will resist the sweet siren song of the karaoke mic! Trust us; there won’t be any time for family feuds over politics, your dating status or the overcooked turkey while everyone is happily singing their hearts out!</p> <p>Nothing beats karaoke to work up an appetite for another piece of fruitcake, ring in the New Year, or keep the kids merry while they wait for Santa.</p> <p>Beware, if you follow these easy tips, everyone will ask for an invite next year!</p> <h3><strong>9 Tips for a Merry Karaoke Party</strong></h3> <ol><li>Warn or invite the neighbors (Christmas might only last a few days, but you’ll be dealing with your neighbors all year!)</li> <li>Tune in to Stingray Karaoke*</li> <li>Don’t have a microphone? Singing into a remote, hairbrush or candy cane works just as well</li> <li>Raid your closet for costumes, props, and accessories</li> <li>Set up musical instruments (toy instruments for the kiddos)</li> <li>Prepare bite-size snacks aplenty</li> <li>Break the ice by singing the first song and getting a group together</li> <li>Pour beverages. Lots of ‘em!</li> <li>Keep your camera ready to take tons of photos of the fun (the blackmail material will last you all year!)</li> </ol><p>*<a href="http://www.thekaraokechannel.com" target="_blank">Stingray Karaoke</a><a href="http://www.stingray.com/entertainment/karaoke" target="_blank"> </a>has thousands of tracks to choose from including Christmas songs to keep the fun going till New Year’s and beyond.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most important stories in music. 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Today we officially introduced the new Stingray Kids’ Karaoke app for Android tablets compatible with the Singing Machine Kids product line.</p> <p>The family-friendly app lets kids join in the karaoke fun with an upbeat and colorful song selection curated specially them.</p> <p>Create unforgettable memories by singing along to favorites such as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, “Eentsy Weentsy Spider”, “Old Macdonald had a Farm”, “Pat-a-Cake”, “Alphabet Song”, and more great tracks selected from the best nursery rhymes and lullabies.</p> <h3><strong>What you need to know</strong></h3> <ul><li>Features vocals that play along to the music and on-screen lyrics</li> <li>Beautiful and fun background graphics to match each song</li> <li>Fun categories such as Four-legged Friends, Bust-a-Move, and 1-2-3-Sing!</li> <li>The most popular children's songs including All songs and lyrics are rated G (General)</li> <li>Compatible with the new Singing Machine Kids product line that features Bluetooth® and microphones to bring out the best in kids’ performances</li> </ul><p>The Stingray Kids’ Karaoke app is free to download from the Google Play app store and offers a complimentary song. 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