Ahhhh karaoke. Like so many other ill-advised activities, it's sounds like a great idea after a few several alcoholic beverages. Trust me, I've been there myself. At it's core, karaoke it's meant to give average schmoes like you and I the opportunity to live out our rock star dreams. More times than not, the end result does nothing more than prove that we should keep our day jobs.

Unbeknownst to pretty much everyone (myself included until yesterday), this week marks National Karaoke Week. To celebrate, I've scoured the depths of YouTube to bring you five of the biggest karaoke fails I could find. Let's begin.

#5 - Being on key is the "Last Resort"

You have to appreciate those that know they're terrible singers, but still have the guts to get up on stage in front of a room of strangers knowing full well they will do nothing more than embarrass themselves. After all, that's basically what karaoke has become right? Check out this duo rocking out to Papa Roach's "Last Resort" paying particular to the guy whose body apparently decided it was time to have puberty set in right in the middle of the vocals.


#4 -  Danish "Barbie Girl" (Wooden Clogs sold separately)

This one represents the best of both worlds. For starters it's a guy "singing" the part originally recorded by a woman which is always wacky. Secondly, he's from Denmark which means he has an accent that only adds to the hilarity. My favorite part is his "Ah, ah, ah, ah" reply to the verse, "Come on Barbie, let's go party". It sounds like someone is strangling a cat.


#3 - Mambo Number Floor

For being such a simple concept, a karaoke stage can be a hazardous place. There's the monitor, the speakers, the CD player, the mic stand, and all the cords running over the floor to hook it all together. Someone could easily trip or bump into something. Or they could just dance themselves right off the stage...


#2 - The Tipsy Chicks

First off, I can't take credit for the witty title. Whoever upload the video to YouTube called it that so I "borrowed" it. Now that my conscience is clear, on to the video. It's inevitable that anytime a group of friends gather together to enjoy a some drinks under the stars, a song will break out. That's exactly what happens here when two ladies decide to break out into what I assume is a song from the Dixie Chicks (I don't listen to country). Regardless of what song it is, the question becomes, "Who put that lawn chair there?"


#1 - Jesus Take the WiI

Of all the various ethnicity's the world has to offer, none have embraced the karaoke concept more than those that originated it...Asians. It is believed karaoke originated in Kobe City, Japan when a guitarist scheduled to perform at a snack bar backed out at the last minute due to illness or some other reason. The quick-thinking owner of the snack bar pulled together some instrumental tapes and allowed vocalists to sing along. In an instant, a world-wide phenomenon was born.

However, originating it and perfecting it are two different things. When you combine Asia's love of karaoke with their love of American music and their infamous accents, you get gems like the video below. What is supposed to by a cover of Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel", becomes "Jesus Take the Wii". I'm on the fence about which is funnier, the absolute butchering of the lyrics or the fact that the dude is taking it so seriously.

What's your go-to song when the karaoke bug bites?

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