It’s a big weekend for the golfing folk and certain members of the Lucky Voice team are getting quite excited. As a result, some karaoke-related Ryder Cup predictions have been born. America, Europe, let’s keep this clean.
A couple of big hitters first out, as the boys from the beach take on Bjorn, Benny and co. A few fine shots from Statesiders with Good Vibrations and Barbara Ann but in the end this was no contest. Mamma Mia, Waterloo and the hen party essential, Dancing Queen. If you’ve ever sung karaoke, you’ve sung an Abba song. But there’s no Surfin’ USA for Abba, these guys surf with seals, which is weird.
ABBA beat Beach Boys 5&4
USA 0 Europe 1
We all know Bono wants to be the best and even loves giving us his music for free - but can he defeat the Karaoke King, Sir Jonathan Bonaparte Jovi? In a word, no. U2 sink a few birdies with I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With Or Without You but Livin’ On A Prayer is as good as a hole in one in our book. The USA are back in it…
Bon Jovi beat U2 1 up.
USA 1 Europe 1
The Miracle at Medinah has become the Katfight of karaoke with this battle of the big egos. These two are the most popular karaoke solo artists around today and Perry starts off her round with a Roar and surges ahead on the front 9 with Firework and I Kissed A Girl. But hold on Katy! Do you know who is the most sung karaoke artist on the planet? Here’s a clue: Her name begins with A and ends in Dell. Someone Like You and Skyfall leave Miss Perry Rolling In The Deep rough. Top work Adele. You remain our Karaoke Queen.
Adele beat Katy Perry 2 & 1
USA 1 Europe 2
On paper this has got an Aerosmith win written all over it. Walk This Way, Pink and I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing surely give Tyler’s boys the point that will bring the US level. A couple of tidy iron shots from A-Ha on the closing holes with The Living Daylights and The Sun Always Shines On TV just about keep them in it. But then comes the hammer blow on the 18th hole. 200 yards, straight in the hole with Take On Me. That ladies and gentleman is karaoke gold. “I’ll be gone, in a day or twooooooooooooooooooooooo” Ahem, sorry about that… a hard fought draw gives them half a point each. Steven ain’t a happy bunny.
Aerosmith halved with A-ha
USA 1 ½ Europe 2 ½
Battle of the heavyweights, with the Europeans one point from victory. Girls screaming down each side of the fairway makes for an unusual golfing scene. But It’s Not Unusual and Deliliah give Mr Jones a solid start to his round. But the King is the King. Suspicious Minds, Hound Dog, Can’t Help Falling In Love… the list goes on. Look at this… it’s 2 ½ points each. All down to the last game. THIS IS TENSE.
Elvis beat Tom Jones 3&2
USA 2 ½ Europe 2 ½
It’s all down to the last pair and it’s all about karaoke booming drives and sand saves. Piano Man and Always A Woman give Mr Joel an early lead but Rod comes soaring back with Sailing and Do You Think I’m Sexy, so it’s all down to the last putt… It’s Uptown Girl vs Maggie May. The suspense is killing me…….. He’s done it, with that near perfect final line, Stewart wins the Karaoke Ryder Cup for Europe! “Maggie, I wish I’d never seen your face”.
Rod Stewart beat Billy Joel 1up
FINAL SCORE: USA 2 ½ Europe 3 ½
So there you have it, a narrow win for the Europeans. Now you’ve got a taste for it, here’s a playlist with all the songs mentioned for you to sing along to this weekend, while watching all the action: https://www.luckyvoice.com/sing/playlists/1729850-ryder-cup-playlist-karaoke