I recently satisfied my ktv craving when I met up with my ex-colleagues. Joel (hotpot) is back from his studies in UK!
Well, almost. Because I couldn’t find some of the songs I wanted to sing. I don’t really keep up with Chinese songs these days so I mostly sing Japanese songs at ktv.
Here’s my ideal ktv (Japanese) song list:
- YUI – Good-bye days
- YUI – fight
- ZONE – secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜
- NO NAME – この涙を君に捧ぐ
- AAA – a piece of my word
- Perfume – My Color
- 浜崎あゆみ – Who…
- OLIVIA inspi’ REIRA (TRAPNEST) – A Little Pain
If I really had to, I’ll add these in too:
- AKB48 – 桜の木になろう
- NEWS – 星をめざして
- NEWS – ずっと
- 宇多田 ヒカル – First Love
- モーニング娘。- ふるさと
- Berryz 工房 – ジリリ キテル
Looks like I have quite a list right? Except…the usual popular ktv hangouts don’t have most of these in their systems. Can’t blame them. Not many people sing Japanese songs and some of these are not main singles…more like B-sides. Of course, my list is not that long either compared to some other people, but that’s because I can’t read Japanese fast enough and can only manage simple and slower-paced songs. As said before, I don’t quite like relying on romanji. Used to do that, but it’s not good if you want to practice your Japanese reading skills. I rely a bit on memory from singing the song over and over again too. Yup, jpopasia is my good friend as they list the actual Japanese lyrics to songs and not just the romanji lyrics.
I probably could throw in a few more songs but I’ll either fumble through the lyrics or sound really bad. Sis and I have agreed that there are songs you like but you just can’t sing. That’s why if you’re taking part in a singing competition, you don’t just choose songs you like, you gotta choose songs you like that suit your singing style and pitch. Which is partly why I also end up singing the same Chinese songs because I know I sound good.