Saturday, December 4, 2010

Top Karaoke Songs for 2010

The American Karaoke Group, AKG, has reported its Top Twenty Karaoke songs for the year of 2010. The list is compiled by 42 reporting KJ's throughout the USA, based on the number of times the song is performed per reporting event. Here are the top songs performed for the past year....

  1. Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow - "Picture"
  2. Kesha - "Tik Tok"
  3. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"
  4. Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"
  5. Bob Seeger - "Turn The Page"
  6. Train - "Hey Soul Sister"
  7. Miranda Lambert - "The House That Built Me"
  8. Carrie Underwood - "Before He Cheats"
  9. Jim Croce - "Bad Leroy Brown"
  10. Grease - "Grease Medley"
  11. Janis Joplin - "Me And Bobby McGee"
  12. Lady Gaga - "Pokerface"
  13. Billy Currington - "People Are Crazy"
  14. Sugarland - "Stuck Like Glue"
  15. Harry Chapin - "Cat's In The Cradle"
  16. Toby Keith - "Cryin' For Me"
  17. Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"
  18. Beyonce & Lady Gaga - "Telephone"
  19. Miranda Lambert - "White Liar"
  20. Owl City - "Fireflies"
A lot of classics, and some that will be before long.. Hard to believe that people still perform some of these songs.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Come out and join TGIK at the VFW!!!

Party, Sing, Dance, and Ring in 2011!

New Karaoke Titles Added

We just added over 50 brand NEW Karaoke titles to our song list... Including;
  • Lady Gaga - "So High I Could Die"
  • Travis McCoy - "Billionaire"
  • Bruno Mars - "Just The Way You Are"
  • Lady Antebellum - "One Day You Will"
  • Lady Antebellum - "Hello World"
  • Kelly Clarkson - "Cry"
  • Little Big Town - "Kiss Goodbye"
  • The Judds - "I Will Stand By You"
  • Billy Currington - "Let Me Down Easy"
  • Katy Perry - "Circle The Drain"
  • Adam Lambert - "Ring Of Fire"
  • Adam Lambert - "If I Had You"
  • Craig Morgan - "Still A Little Chicken"
  • Sunny Sweeney - "From A Table Away"
  • Tim McGraw - Felt Good On My Lips"
and many, many more!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 10th Karaoke Party

Come and P-A-R-T-Y with TGIK at the VFW!

December 10, 2010.

The Watertown VFW is having a Party! Come out and sing your favorite song, dance, and have fun!

Raffles, prizes, snacks, karaoke and friends!

7PM - 11PM

Bring your family and friends.. The more the merrier!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Latest Karaoke Titles

  • Kenny Chesney - "Boys Of Fall"
  • Blake Shelton - "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
  • Sunny Sweeney - "From A Table Away"
  • Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
  • Shinedown - "Crow & The Butterfly"
  • Lady Gaga - "Teeth"
  • Taylor Swift - "Mine"
  • Stealing Angels - "He Better Be Dead"
  • Buckcherry - "All Night Long"
  • Kesha - "Take It Off"
  • Enrique Iglesias - "I Like It"
  • Dierks Bentley - "Draw Me A Map"
  • Gretchen Wilson - "I Got Your Country"
  • Bruno Mars - "Just The Way You Are"
  • Goo Goo Dolls - "Home"
  • Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party"
  • Brad Paisley - "Anything Like Me"
  • Reba McEntire - "Turn On The Radio"
  • Billy Currington - "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"
  • Blake Shelton - "All About Tonight"
  • Carrie Underwood - "What Can I Say"
  • Little Big Town - "Little White Church"
Come and sing one of our NEW songs, or one of your favorites!

New Years Eve Party

NEW YEARS EVE KARAOKE PARTY
Watertown VFW
8PM - 1AM

Ring in 2011 with TGIK!

Singing, Dancing, snacks, Fun, and Friends.

Bring along your family and friends to celebrate the end of 2010 and the coming of a New Year!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CMA Awards

The 44th Annual Country Music Association awards were presented last night, November 10th, in Nashville, TN. The show had some great musical moments, as well as few flops.

Reba McEntire performed her newest single, the 2008 Beyonce song "If I Were A Boy," which came across like a hot mess! Some other not so "great" performances were by Kenny Chesney, and the opening song by Carrie Underwood, which was barely audible.

The big winners of the night were Miranda Lambert, who won three awards including Female Vocalist, Best Album for "Revolution," and best single record for "The House That Built Me."

The complete list of winners are:
Best Song: "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Best Single Record: "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert
Best New Artist: The Zac Brown Band
Best Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum
Best Vocal Duo: Sugarland
Best Album: "Revolution" by Miranda Lambert
Best Male Vocalist: Blake Shelton
Best Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Vocal Event: "Hillbilly Bone" by Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins

The show was hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who did a wonderful job. Their comedic timing was spot on.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sugarland Karaoke MySpace Contest

Sugarland and MySpace are having a Karaoke Contest.

The grand prize is 2 tickets to a concert and accommodations for 2 with airfare. The contest ends November 9th. To enter, you must log into the MySpace site and record your song to the karaoke tracks, and submit it for voting.

The link to the contest is http://ksolo.myspace.com/contest/sugarland

Gift bags and CD's of "The Incredible Machine" will also be given away to other winners.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scary-Oke Karaoke Night News

We had a great time last night, Oct 29th, at the VFW for Scary-Oke. It started slow.. but we ended up with a big crowd after 9, and even stayed til almost 1AM.

There were lots of singers, and some great costumes. Photos will be posted as soon as my photographers send them.. LOL.

Best costume went to Erin for her cool Lady Gaga outfit, third place went to Christine for her scary Witch, and second prize was a tie for Tim and David. The VFW provided cash awards to the costume winners, as well as snacks for the crowd.

Some of our singers included Ginny, Pat, Deb, Kathy, David, George, Penny, Mel, Christine, Wayne, Betty, Taylor, Erin, Snooki, Patty, Julia, and Cecil.

Mel brought the house down with her rockin' rendition of "Me & Bobby McGee".. she was channeling Janis Joplin. A big crowd favorite was Kathy & Ginny doing "Monster Mash," and Taylor & Erin singing "Stuck Like Glue."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scary~Oke Karaoke Night


Come out on Friday, October 29th to the Watertown VFW for Scary-Oke Karaoke!!

Costume prizes, snacks, singing, dancing, and FUN!

Open to the public. 231 Bellew Avenue. 7PM - 11PM.

Bring along your friends, family, goblins, and ghouls for a fun night of karaoke.


Join our Facebook Page for photos of the night and other updates!


Newest Karaoke Titles

Newest Karaoke Titles..

  • Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
  • Shinedown - "Crow & The Butterfly"
  • Lady Gaga - "Teeth"
  • Glee Cast - "Like A Virgin"
  • Taylor Swift - "Mine"
  • Taio Cruz - "Dynamite"
  • Stealing Angels - "He Better Be Dead"
  • Buckcherry - "All Night Long"
  • Kesha - "Take It Off"
  • Enrique Iglesias - "I Like It"
  • Dierks Bentley - "Draw Me A Map"
  • Gretchen Wilson - "I Got Your Country"
  • Bruno Mars - "Just The Way You Are"
  • Goo Goo Dolls - "Home"
  • Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party"
  • Brad Paisley - "Anything Like Me"
  • Reba McEntire - "Turn On The Radio"
  • Billy Currington - "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"
  • Lady Gaga - "Fashion"
  • Blake Shelton - "All About Tonight"
  • Carrie Underwood - "What Can I Say"
  • Little Big Town - "Little White Church"
and many, many more!! Come and check them out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blake Shelton to be Inducted into Opry

Grand Ole Opry | Blake Shelton's Induction

The Grand Ole Opry made a historic invitation on September 28, and the 85-year-old radio show did it the modern way: by Twitter.

After performing "Hillbilly Bone" with Trace Adkins, tweetin' fool Blake Shelton was told he'd just received an important message via Twitter. A screen at the back of the stage displayed the note from @opry: " @blakeshelton, you're invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. See you on 10/23/2010!"

With that 69-character invitation, Blake became the first new member added to the cast since Montgomery Gentry joined the Opry family 15 months ago. He gave an ecstatic hug to Trace, then a figurative tip of the hat to the crowd.

"Man, it takes a long time!" he exclaimed. "I know a lot of guys that want this just as bad as I wanted it and, uh, forget them!"

11 Karaoke Songs No One Wants To Hear
A panel of experts offered 25 NEW tips for fail safe singing situations, including karaoke. Beyond their advice, someone who steps up to the mic at a karaoke bar should start with picking a song people actually want to hear, and one that they already know. One note is to remember that you are in a club full of people who are there to have FUN. Ballads are a big no-no, as well as show tunes, and these tunes, which will have people scrambling to the door faster than Last Call!

  • "Picture" by Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
  • "American Pie" by Don McLean
  • "Summer Nights" from GREASE
  • "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" by Meatloaf
  • "Turn The Page" by Bob Seger
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
  • "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N Roses
  • "Me & Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin
  • "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix A Lot
  • "My Way" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Cat's In The Cradle" by Jim Croce

Posted from Chicago Tribune/Edited by TGIK

Scott Smith @ Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe

Scott Smith performs during the Elvis Show at Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe near Knoxville, TN.

Adam Edwards @ Big mama's Chartbuster Cafe


Adam Edwards sings in the Elvis Show at Chartbuster's Big Mama's Cafe near Knoxville, TN.




Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The American Karaoke Group, AKG, has reported its Top Ten Karaoke songs for the third quarter of 2010. The list is compiled by 40 reporting KJ's throughout the USA, based on the number of times the song is performed per reporting event. Here are the top songs from July to September, 2010...

  1. Lady Gaga - "Alejandro"
  2. Ke$ha - "Tik Tok"
  3. Lady Antebellum - "Our Kind Of Love"
  4. Zac Brown Band - "Free"
  5. Easton Corbin - "Roll With It"
  6. Sugarland - "Stuck Like Glue"
  7. Rob Thomas - "Someday"
  8. Lady Gaga & Beyonce - "Telephone"
  9. Jerrod Neimann - "Lover, Lover"
  10. Blake Shelton - "All About Tonight"
We have all of the top hits for you to sing... TGIK just added over 40 NEW titles to the rotation. Come and check out new songs by Kenny Chesney, Rhianna, Katie Armiger, Josh Turner, Reba, Beyonce, Nickleback, Train, and More!

Billy Currington - Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer

Monday, October 4, 2010

Booking

Please contact your favorite hot spot, club, or gathering place to have them book TGIK for karaoke night. Or.. just telephone them to remind them that TGIK is your favorite!

Here is a handy list of suggested phone numbers:

Watertown VFW 315.788.2945
Black River Legion 315.773.5768
Watertown American Legion 315.788.0911
Northside Improvement League 315.788.4480
Adams VFW 315.232.2214
Dexter American Legion 315.639.8803
Eagles Club 315.782.5495

Or call YOUR favorite place. ;)
Also booking private parties for the coming season

Saturday, October 2, 2010

TGIK Karaoke Friends for 2010




Some of our Friends and Voices from Thank God It's karaoke for 2010. Thanks to all who came out to our shows and supported TGIK!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Newest Karaoke Titles..

Newest Karaoke Titles

  • Trace Adkins - "This Ain't No Love Song"
  • Jamie Cullum - "Wheels"
  • Billy Currington - "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"
  • Lady Gaga - "Fashion"
  • Patty Loveless - "Drive"
  • Lifehouse - "All In All"
  • Blake Shelton - "All About Tonight"
  • Alan Jackson - "Hard Hat And A Hammer"
  • Norah Jones - "It's Gonna Be"
  • Bomshel - "Just Fine"
  • Justin Moore - "How I Got To Be This Way"
  • Carrie Underwood - "What Can I Say"
  • Alan Jackson - "It's Just That Way"
  • Chely Wright - "Broken"
  • Jason Aldean - "Crazy Town"
  • Kenny Chesney - "This Is Our Moment"
  • Miranda Lambert - "House That Built Me"
  • Kesha - "Your Love Is My Drug"
  • Little Big Town - "Little White Church"
  • Train - "Save Me, San Francisco"
And Many, Many More!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fridays Highlights

We had a great time on Friday, August 27th, at the VFW in Watertown. With about 100 people in attendance, it was a fun night.

Happy Birthday to Michelle.. she was surprised! George played a trick on her and she thought she was surprising somebody else.. She and Randy came all the way from Rome for the festivities.

We had lots of singers, and lots of dancing throughout the night. Some of the singing highlights are, Christine singing "Satin Sheets," Penny singing "Hey Jude," Michelle singing "Suds in the Bucket," Harry M. singing "Turn The Page," Randy singing "The Gambler," George singing "Waltz Across Texas," and Pat singing "Brown Eyed Girl."

We also heard from Cecil, David, Deb, Jay, Harry, David, Don, Grizz, and myself. Jay finally gave up her beer bottle microphone and sand on the real one with a nice performance of "Here For The Party."

Thanks to all who came out, and see ya on September 10th.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue Lyrics

Great new Sugarland tune.. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

BOOKING

We are currently booking for the Fall... Parties, Clubs, & Events. Check out our full catalog of karaoke songs available to sing, and all of our Hot Hits for dancing, listening, and partying!

(315) 783-7931

Ask your local club or bar to host TGIK as their Karaoke Hosts.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Top Karaoke Songs

The American Karaoke Group, AKG, has reported its Top Ten Karaoke songs for the second quarter of 2010. The list is compiled by 44 reporting KJ's throughout the USA, based on the number of times the song is performed per reporting event. Here are the top songs from April to June, 2010...
  1. Ke$ha - "Tik Tok"
  2. Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"
  3. Beyonce - "Single Ladies"
  4. Owl City - "Fireflies"
  5. Toby Keith - "Cryin' For Me"
  6. Miranda Lambert - "White Liar"
  7. Lady Gaga - "Pokerface"
  8. Lady Gaga & Beyonce - "Telephone"
  9. Train - "Hey Soul Sister"
  10. Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Karaoke Friday Night @ VFW!

We hope to see everyone this coming Friday Night, June 11, 2010, at the Watertown VFW for Open Karaoke Night. Music starts at 8PM until Midnight. It's always a great time at the VFW. So come and join us for a drink, dance, and a song! Karaoke night is open to the public, but please, no children under age 18 after 8 PM. :)
To keep up with all dates and after show news and photos, join TGIK on Facebook.

Lance Taylor Sings "Unchained Melody"

At Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe in Knoxville TN.. Lance Taylor performs on stage..


Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours Karaoke

Train - Hey Soul Sister Karaoke

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday Night Highlights May 28th




We had a real big crowd once again at the Watertown VFW, Friday, May 28, 2010.




Over 100 people attended... and we had 23 singers in the rotation throughout the night. Everyone had a fantastic time, and it turned out to be a super fun night.




We heard songs from Mike, Kimber, Erin, Pat, Cecil, Diane, Taylor, Bethany, David, George, Wayne, Steve, Lisa, Don, Penny, Christine, Harry, Adam, Deryk, Deb, Dee, and a few others.




The highlight of the night was an outstanding performance of "The Boxer",, lie, lie, lie... lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie...


We had a few duets, and a couple of group sings, and lots of dancing! It's always fun when everyone gets up to dance along... of course, our star shaker was Corina, who always lights up the floor.


Congratulations to Ken & Dora on their anniversary.. and big thanks to everyone who came out and partied with us. Hope to see you next time.


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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday Night Highlights





We had a great night on Friday, May 14th, at the VFW. With about 100 people showing up, it turned in to a real fun time. There was lots of singing, partying, dancing, and good times had by all!








We had performances by Pat, Joe, Ginny, Candice, David, Cecil, George, Don, Kathy, Erin, Sherry, Dena, Harry, Taylor, Beth, Deb, Duff, Danielle, and several others.. There were several group performances and sing alongs, and a couple of duets.









Sue Adams celebrated her birthday with us, and there was snacks provided.. It was good to see the dance floor being used, as many numbers got the crowd out and moving to the groove! How many times have you danced to "Moving On Up" from The Jeffersons? LOL.

For more pictures from the night, visit our Facebook page.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Coal Miners Daughter

Betty Abbit performs the classic at Chartbuster's Karaoke Cafe in Knoxville TN.


Come Out Friday Night, May 14th, at the VFW for Karaoke!
Bring along your friends and introduce them to the joy of sining live.
We have tons of new titles to try out... Including hits from Miranda Lambert, Lady Gaga, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Laura bell Bundy, Pearl Jam, Adam Lambert, Kesha, Sade, Susan Boyle, and Kelly Clarkson.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday Night Highlights










We had a nice time on Friday, April 23, at the VFW. The crowd was not big, but it picked up later in the evening. We still had a lot of singers.




We heard from Heather, Steve, Lisa, Brittany, Jay, Adam, Erin, Diane, Pat, Cecil, Don, Jim, Joey, and Dee. Thanks to everyone who came out for the night... here are a few pictures from the night. To see all of them, please visit our Facebook Page.














Thursday, April 22, 2010

See Ya Friday Night

Hope to see everyone this Friday, April 23, at the Watertown VFW for karaoke. Remember that we start at 8PM there, and go until midnight. New summer hours... it will be staying lighter outside soon. Check out all of our newest titles!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday 3/26 Highlights







We had a great time on Friday, March 26, at the Watertown VFW. There were lots of new voices and faces... it was good to see the dance floor being used.



We heard songs performed by Diane, Dee, Mark, Michelle, Pat, Cecil, Shawn, Danielle, Don, Jack, Wayne, George, Barry, David, Hazel, and a few others.



Some of the highlights were duets by Shawn and Michelle on "Picture," and Dee & Diane on "Proud Mary." We also had a few group performances, which got everyone involved.



It turned out to be a really fun night, and the later start time gave everyone that extra boost to get up and sing. I hope to see all the new faces back again on April 9 for more fun!
























Saturday, March 20, 2010

Black River Last Night

We had a very nice night at the Black River Legion, Friday, March 19th. The club had a fish fry, and so many people stayed around for the great music and karaoke fun. We had over 80 people in the crowd, with more singers than we expected.

We heard very nice performances by Don, Hazel, Marcus, Rob, Cecil, Alison, Shari, Jeff, Maggie, Rick, Pat Gaines, Jeff Miller, Louise, Julie, Billy, Andy, John Chamberlain, and Tim & Carol, who performed the last song of the night.. their smokin' version of "Proud Mary."

Thanks go out to all who attended. It was another nice evening, and we hope to see everyone next time at the VFW for another round!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Top Karaoke Songs

The American Karaoke Group, AKG, has reported its Top Ten Karaoke songs for the first quarter of 2010. The list is compiled by 40 reporting KJ's throughout the USA based on number of times the song is performed per reporting event. Here are the top songs from January to March, 2010...
  1. Owl City - "Fireflies"
  2. Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"
  3. Lady Gaga - "Pokerface"
  4. Miranda Lambert - "White Liar"
  5. Keith Urban - "Til Summer Comes Around"
  6. Kesha - "Tik Tok"
  7. Beyonce - "Single Ladies"
  8. Blake Shelton - "Hillbilly Bone"
  9. Miley Cyrus - "Party In The USA"
  10. Black Eyes Peas - I Gotta Feeling"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Taylor Swift Awarded

Taylor Swift’s six-times-Platinum album, Fearless was officially recognized as the Most Awarded Album in the History of Country Music last night at a private dinner in Nashville. Fearless is the only album in history to win the all-genre Album of The Year Grammy, plus Country Album of the Year Awards from the Grammys, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and the American Music Awards.


Representatives from NARAS, The American Music Awards, The Country Music Association, and the Academy of Country Music all joined Big Machine Records Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta in honoring Swift for her achievement. Other speakers praising Swift included her producer Nathan Chapman, BMI’s Jody Williams, SonyATV Music’s Terry Wakefield, ole’s Gilles Godard and MusicRow Publisher David Ross. Wakefield noted his boss Troy Tomlinson was on vacation, but desperately wanted to attend this party, so Wakefield brought a life-size cardboard cutout of the publisher. Swift later thanked everyone saying, “I never expected I would get to stand up at awards shows as much as I have. I’m proud of the people this happened to along with me. We’ve all had a lot change for us. I’ve seen a lot of you get new cars, but other than that you’re the same people.”


“We tend to always look forward when it comes to Taylor, but tonight it was time to stop for a moment and look back on one of the most successful music works of all time,” said Borchetta of the historic evening. “The eighteen months of our lives known as the ‘Fearless‘ era have been history-making, euphoric and triumphant. The sales, the airplay, the accolades and the awards have all just been incredible. But most important to me is that my friend Taylor and her collective team of family, record label, management and her road family continue to raise the bar with work ethic, achievement and enjoyment. Dreams do come true.”

Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday 3/12 Highlights

Some photos from last Friday night's show at the VFW in Watertown..
















Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Karaoke Titles


Come out to our next show, Friday, March 12, at the Watertown VFW, and check out some brand NEW karaoke titles.

We just added over 90 brand NEW SONGS to our playlist! Including the new hits by Lady Antebellum - "American Honey," Martina McBride - "Wrong Baby Wrong," and Trace Adkins - "Ala Freakin' Bana."

Of course... we always have the best of your favorite songs. Come out and hear what's new!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fridays Show @ The VFW




Friday Night, Feb, 26, 2010, at the Watertown VFW was another great show. We had a very big crowd with lots of singers. There was a rotation of 25 singers, and about 65-70 people in attendance throughout the night. It was nice to see so many returning fans and those who joined us for the first time.



We had performances from Cecil, Don, Tammy, Lisa, Bob, Patty, George, David, David Z, Diane, Jeff, Pat, Maggie, Deb, Dee, Bobbie, Doc Pete, Ginny, Deryk, Adam, Erin, Hazel, Andy, Rob, Nicole, Jim, and myself.



Of course, there were a few duets performed as well, but the rotation of singers was so long it was hard getting in every one's requests. Still, we had nice versions of "American Soldier" by Andy, "The Rose" by Hazel, "All My Ex's Live in In Texas" by Jim, "A Lesson In Leavin'" by Ginny, and "When I Call Your Name" by Deb & Jeff, among many others...



We had three birthday celebrations on Friday. Betty and Jeff both had their birthdays, and Deryk was happy he made it to 21!! Congratulations to them all. Thanks to Bobbie who made peanut butter cookies and gifts for them all.



Cecil did his regular job of taking photo's thru the night, and captured some great shots of our great friends and singers. To see all of the pictures, please visit our main web page at TGIK.



I hope to see everyone next time at the VFW on March 12th, for more fun!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NEW Karaoke Titles

Come to a TGIK show and check out our newest titles available to perform...

Carrie Underwood - "What Can I Say"
Lady Gaga - "Monster"
Kesha & 3OH3 - "Blah Blah Blah"
Taylor Swift & John Mayer - "Half Of My Heart"
Michael Buble - "Cry Me A River"
Hank Williams Jr - "All The Roads"
Eric Church - "Hell On The Heart"
The Fray - "Syndicate"
Alan Jackson - "It's Just That Way"
Luke Bryan - "Rain Is A Good Thing"
Colt Ford & Jamey Johnson - "Cold Beer"
Darryl Worley - "Best Of Both Worlds"
Owl City - "Vanilla Sky"
Black Eyed Peas - "Rock That Body"
Alicia Keys - "Put It In A Love Song"
Katy Perry & 3OH3 - "Starstrukk"
Ryan Leslie - "I Choose You"
Reba McEntire - "Consider Me Gone"
and 25 more new titles.... the TOP Radio Hits.

Also... more titles available to sing than any other karaoke show around.

2010 Country Music Hall of Fame Winners


Don Williams, Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky and record producer Billy Sherrill are the latest additions to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Country Music Association announced the honor Tuesday via press release, with a formal induction ceremony promised later this year.

“I thought I was already in there!” Jimmy joked. “Seriously, it brought a huge grin to my face. I am honored.”

Each of the four has contributed significantly to the genre. Jimmy, whose name is synonymous with a line of sausage, gave country music plenty of TV exposure as the host of several different programs, most notably “The Jimmy Dean Show,” a 1960s ABC variety series. He often featured the likes of Roger Miller, Buck Owens or Faron Young. One 1964 episode aired live from the Grand Ole Opry, while a 1965 installment captured Eddy Arnold’s recording session for “Make The World Go Away.” The CMA also used “The Jimmy Dean Show” as a vehicle to announce the Hall of Fame inductees in 1966. As a recording artist, Jimmy is best known for “Big Bad John,” a recitation about a coal-mining accident that sold a million copies after crossing into the pop charts.

Ferlin’s hit “Gone” is often credited as the first example of “the Nashville Sound,” a recording approach that softened hillbilly twang in favor of string sections and/or lilting background singers. His “Wings Of A Dove,” which spent a whopping 10 weeks at No. 1 in 1960, has become a gospel standard. Ferlin has been hospitalized numerous time with heart problems — most recently in July — but has become a symbol of both faith and persistence.

“I’d like to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for dying for me, saving my soul and bringing me into the world as a country boy,” Ferlin said. “And also for giving me the talent to sing, entertain and help convert millions around the world to country music. I’m still a country boy and proud of it. In the words of my close friend, the late Stringbean, ‘I sure am glad I’m me!’”

Don is the most recent hitmaker of this year’s crew, having last occupied a Top 10 slot in 1991. He routinely couched his rich, masculine vocals in understated productions, putting the focus of his work squarely on the material he selected. And those songs were inevitably intelligent and mature, including the crossover ballad “I Believe In You,” the roots-aware “Tulsa Time” and the tale of a Southern man’s self-acceptance, “Good Ole Boys Like Me.” Don went into retirement following a 2006 tour, though he is still revered among the current generation of stars. Keith Urban has repeatedly cited Don as an influence, and Josh Turner — who duetted with the Gentle Giant in his final Nashville concert — included a remake of Don’s hit “I Wouldn’t Be A Man” on the new Haywire album.

“It is unbelievable,” Don said, “that CMA thought about me in this manner.”

Billy Sherrill might not be a household name, but he enters the Hall for his work behind the scenes as a record producer, songwriter and executive. He produced such hits as George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” David Allan Coe’s “The Ride” and Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job And Shove It.” He also wrote or co-wrote Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man,” Charlie Rich’s “The Most Beautiful Girl,” David Houston’s “Almost Persuaded” and Keith Whitley’s “Ten Feet Away.”

“Anything I have ever accomplished,” Billy said, “would have been totally impossible without the help and support of the greatest songwriters and musicians in the world — and, of course, what I stole from [producer] Owen Bradley!”

The new members bring the total number of Hall of Famers to 112. They will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame’s Rotunda with bronze plaques alongside such fellow inductees as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.


SOURCE: GAC.COM

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fridays Show @ Black River Legion


Friday nights show at the Black River Legion, Feb, 19, was lots of fun. We only have a handful of singers, but lots of dancers and listeners. It turned into a great evening of karaoke.

We heard songs from Patti, Don, Doc Pete, Rob, John, Rick, Bobbie, Big D, Karen, and a few others... the dancers really got into Bobbie singing "Pokerface," and Cecil performing "Tik Tok." As well as Rick doing "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."



We were experimenting with a new system, so it was tweaking all night until we finally got the sound set perfectly. Luckily, ev
eryone sounded awesome, and the show turned out to be great!




To view all of the pictures from the night, please visit our main website at TGIK.

Hope to see everybody next Friday at the Watertown VFW for more fun!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fridays Show at the VFW





Happy Valentines Day to everyone!! We had a great time at the Watertown VFW on Friday Night, February 12th.

It turned out to be a very good night, with about 60 people in attendance for the karaoke and entertainment. So many returning guests and lots of new people, made the night loads of fun, and super busy. The night just flew by. Seemed like we just got started and the crowd was wound up and it was time to end the show.




With songs performed by Steve, Lisa, Don, Cecil, Bobbie, Dave, George, Ryan, Ginny, Brian, Carlton, Mark, Sabrina, Mary, Doc Pete, Bob, Pat & Donna, and Heather, it was a full rotation from start to finish. We ended up staying a little longer than normal to fit everyone in.


George Bensor was celebrating his 56th birthday, and performed "Good Gollly Miss Molly" for the crowd. Ginny finally returned and gave us a beautiful rendition of "Help Me Make It Through The Night," and Mark & Sabrina did their famous version of "I Got You Babe."

Hope to see everyone back at the VFW on Feb. 27th, and next week, Feb. 19th, at the Black River Legion.

For more pictures from the night, please visit our TGIK Website or join us on Facebook.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Grammy Winners

The 2010 Grammy Awards were telecast last night on CBS. The show was amazing as far as the performances, but lacking in actual "awards." The show decided to give most of the trophies pre-show, with only the major categories being telecast, leaving more time for the performances.. which ended up running 40 minutes over time anyway.
Grammy Winners 2010 List
Pink gave the performance of the night with her magnificent vocals and beautiful gymnastics, hanging from the ceiling by a scarf. Beyonce took down the house with her rocking number, and Lady Gaga & Elton John killed it. The Zac Brown Band did a fantastic job with their medley, and tho she was lacking in vocals... Taylor Swift brought on Stevie Nicks for a duet version of their songs. Swift proved that she is no match for the vocals of the other female chart toppers, and if not saved by Nicks, the performance would have been the "bomb" of the night. However, that was saved for "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx.

Here are some of the major winners:
Best Album - Taylor Swift "Fearless"
Female Pop Performance - Beyonce "Halo"
Rock Album - Green day "21st Century Breakdown"
Record of the Year - Kings Of Leon "Use Somebody"
New Artist - Zac Brown Band
Country Album - Taylor Swift "Fearless"
Song of the Year - Beyonce "Single Ladies"
Male Pop Performance - Jason Mraz "Make It Mine
Male Country Performance - Keith Urban "Sweet Thing"
Dance Record - Lady Gaga "Poker Face"

Friday, January 29, 2010

Courtney Love Gets Vocal Coach

COURTNEY LOVE TURNED TO COACH TO FIX 'TERRIBLE' SINGING

LOVE was so embarrassed by her "terrible singing" on a leaked HOLE recording, she hired a vocal coach.
The rocker was left red-faced after an early version of Nobody's Daughter, the title track from the band's upcoming album, leaked on the ne
t and was ridiculed by fans.
Love admits she then recruited a voice expert - and insists her singing skills returned in just three sessions.
She tells Britain's NME magazine, "(On) the song Nobody's Daughter, the one that went out on the internet, my singing was so terrible, I couldn't sing on pitch. So I found this vocal coach who taught me what my hard palette and my soft palette meant. He's Bono and PJ Harvey's vocal coach. I didn't even need to go to him more than three to four times. He gave me my voice back. I can f**king sing Violet three times in a row, and I couldn't do that in L.A.
"I cut down on smoking... well, not so much, I still smoke, I cut down a little bit on it and he told me what you're doing with your larynx when you smoke, which is you're frying it basically, and unless I want to sound like Marianne (Faithful)... as much as I love her, I don't want to sound like her every day."

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Do YOU need a voice coach? Visit Judy Rodman's Site for information.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Idol Contestant Booted


The new season of American Idol is still young, but we already have some controversy to drool over.

An Idol contestant, Michael Lynche aka Big Mike, was reportedly given the boot by show producers after his father revealed in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times that he had made the Top 24. Speaking about a contestant’s status before an episode airs in a violation of Idol’s confidentiality rules. Reports state that the father also told the news who the other finalists were.

According to The New York Post, via American Idol-related blog Joe’s Place, Lynche has already been replaced.

This would be the second year in a row we’ve lost a contestant in the semi-finals stage. Last year, Joanna Pacitti was disqualified after it was discovered she had a “close relationship” with two 19 Entertainment — the studio which produces Idol

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Last Nights Show @ VFW




Well... it turned out to be a very fun and busy night for us at the Watertown VFW last night, Jan. 22. We ended up playing a little longer because the time just went by so fast with everyone having such a great time.

With about 55-65 people in attendance, we had around 16 singers throughout the night, and it seemed like everyone was enjoying themselves.

We had a nice gathering for Dora Bodah, who celebrated her birthday with TGIK. I think she said she was turning 35.. but that is her story. A lot of dancing and partying was had by everyone, and it seemed like everyone was really getting into the fun.

A lot of new voices and faces, and a lot of familiar friends showed up.. It was good to see Corrina out on the dance floor once again. LOL. The dance floor just was not the same without her there, and she really tore it up last night!

Of course, we had lots of singing too... We heard great songs from Pat, Tom, Rob, Christine, Jeff, Doc Pete, The Chicks, Liz, Danielle, Travis, Don, and a few others. Then we had, all the way from the Miami Municipal Auditorium, Diane... who performed a great hit, "My Baby Loves Me," and direct from her world tour, Nicole, who did a beautiful rendition of "Please Mr Please."

And also, all the way from Madison Square Garden we had Cecil, who sang his heart out on a new song, "Tik Tok."

It was hard keeping the dancers happy, but we managed to get in "Poker Face," "The Cupid Shuffle," and "The Cha-Cha Slide." Nobody scooted out the door and into traffic, so it was a pretty good party.


For all 24 of the pictures from the show, please visit the TGIK web site at http://www.thank-god-its-karaoke.com and look under PHOTOS 1.

Hope to see everyone back again at the VFW on Feb. 12!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Taylor Swift - Today Was A Fairytale

Taylor Swift's Brand New Song- To Be Released Tuesday- Can Be Heard Here Now

Taylor Swift just can’t get enough of her fairytales even in her new song, “Today Was A Fairytale.” It appears on theValentine's Day film soundtrack and will be available in iTunes on Tuesday, January 19th.

Taylor has said to Allure mag about her fairytale obsession, “I have always been fascinated with fairy tales, and the idea that Prince Charming is just one castle away. And you’re gonna run across a field and meet each other in the middle, and have an amazing, perfect movie kiss. And it’s gonna be happily ever after.”

Preview the new song below...


Is Dolly The Next Simon?

According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, at PerezHilton.com, the powers over FOX TV's "American Idol" are touting a few names around already as a possible replacement to judge Simon Cowell, who will leave the hit show after this season to start up the US version of his big Brithish show, "The X Factor."

The day that new judge Ellen DeGeneres began her stint, Cowell announced his departure from the show, which made some wonder if Ellen was set up to be the shows king pin. However, several sources say that Idol is in preliminary talks with several people as potential judges. Among those at the top of the list are country superstar Dolly Parton, musical legend, Elton John, and LaToya Jackson.

In a side note... Simon Cowell has let it slip that one of the possible judges on "The X Factor" will be Paula Abdul, who left Idol after last season over contract disputes.
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Country Legend Carl Smith Passes Away

Country Music fans are mourning the death of legend, Carl Smith. Carl was born in 1927, and passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010 of unknown causes.

Smith was an American Country singer. Known as "Mister Country," Smith was the former husband of June Carter Cash and Goldie Hill and the drinking companion of Johnny Cash. He was one of country's most successful male artists during the 1950s, with 30 Top 10 hits. His success continued well into the 1970s, when he had a charting single every year except one. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.