Wednesday, December 16

Sing Alongs

What is it with our fascination with Sing Alongs? Not just karaoke, but in the shower, the car, and in front of the mirror. We just love to sing along to our favorite tunes, and we love pretending we are on stage!

We can't help ourselves.

Which is why we are seeing the pop culture success of these sing along concepts, all of which I love equally ....

Jimmy Fallon does a bit where he sings along with famous artists singing their signature songs with only classroom instruments. He had me at Holiday with Madonna, but then Hello, here's Adele:



I guess I'm not the only one with the fascination...it seems that this is a genre where Jimmy Fallon is most comfortable. As the creator of Lip Synch Battle, the show has hosted many a sing along including this most recent version of Rhythm Nation:



Speaking of Jimmy Fallon, just this week he did this sing along with the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to much social media fanfare, par for the course given all of the Star Wars hype:



But enough about Jimmy, then there's Late Night Carpool Karaoke.  While I've never been much of a Carrie Underwood fan, would couldn't love her singing in harmony with herself:


Jesus Take the Wheel!

There is one big thing that separates these sing alongs that have come long before them...social media. The shareability is out of control, which is how I've gotten hooked to begin with.

Do you sing along? What's your experience?  JIM.

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