Playlist Analysis: Admired Boy Bands 👦

Playlist Analysis: Admired Boy Bands 👦

Karaoke Game has multiple playlists that help you choose songs to sing. But what do they actually include? Let’s choose the Admired Boy Bands playlist this time and analyze it a bit.

Admired Boy Bands

Overview

Like the name says, there are various boy bands’ songs in the list. Some of them are bands of past golden years and others are today’s teens’ favorites. 😌 So if you like boy bands but are only aware of your time’s hits, you may find new bands to admire!

The Beatles

The Beatles is all time favorite and maybe in a different category than today’s boy bands. Admired Boy Bands playlist includes six songs by The Beatles so you have to sing at least one of them! Hey Jude and, Let It Be and Help! are at least familiar songs so maybe one of them would be an easy option. The Beatles is a band which brings a smile on your face and calm thoughts to your mind. Even though the band is old and gone, their music lives strongly! 💪

The Wanted, Take That, Boyzone

These are more like “classic” boy bands. In these bands, the boys concentrate only on singing so unlike in The Beatles, these groups are singer bands. These boys are born in Europe so maybe they are not so familiar to you? Great reason to try songs like Boyzone’s Love You Anyway or Take That’s Patience. 😉

Backstreet Boys

Now this is the boy band of all time. 😍 In 90’s there wasn’t anyone who didn’t know Backstreet Boys. Even the Finnish people had a nickname for the band! As Long As You Love Me is a perfect song for a lovely time travel back to 90’s.

One Direction

These cuties started their journey together in 2010 when they participated in British X Factor singing contest. Later One Direction managed to win the prize of Artist of the Year in American Music Award. That happened in 2015, just before they announced about their hiatus. 😢 Fortunately they made some super nice songs before the hiatus! One Thing is absolutely one of their best songs, let’s find that song from the playlist and start singing. 😊

These bands are examples of the music behind the Admired Boy Bands playlist in Karaoke Game. Of course we can’t forget other musicians like the boys in 5 Seconds of Summer, Jonas Brothers or Twenty One Pilots. Swipe through the playlists until you find the list of Admired Boy Bands! Happy singing! 😃


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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Harmony Singing

Harmony Singing

You may have heard the melody at the background of the song. That’s called harmony singing!

harmony singing

Karaoke Game’s music tracks also include some harmony singing. Listen to your records and you will notice extra vocals especially at the chorus parts. Backing singers give the main melody depth by singing vocals that match the harmony. But how is this harmony singing formed? I want to get my karaoke singing to the next level! 🙂

What is it?

Harmony singing means that two or more melodies are sung at the same time. You can recognize the main melody that you hear from the artists, it’s logically the melody that you’re are singing in karaoke too! Harmony singing gives a boost to the whole song and separates the special parts of the song. As the name suggests, harmony singing is part of the song’s musical harmony.

Start with canon singing

If you would like to try harmony singing, you can start with simple canon known as round song. Maybe you have sung Row, row, row a boat or Brother John as a round song at some point of your childhood. The thing is to start singing same melody at different times. For example one can start singing “row, row, row the boat..” and the next singer starts singing same melody when the first one has sung that first bar. Round music can also be found from popular music! For example Queen has used it as a funny effect:

Improved harmony singing

The second vocal behind the pop song doesn’t usually follow the rules of canon singing but however, backing singer sings a melody that is part of the harmony. Listen to the music and analyze it a bit. If you can separate the tunes behind the chords, you may use those notes and create a melody with the help of them. Usually singing a third below the melody is also suitable for harmony singing. Feel the majors and minors of the harmony and trust your ears! When the chord progression is familiar enough, you can add your own rhythms and polishing to the singing.

Harmony singing is based on music theory but you can also learn it with listening and training your ears. Hum and try suitable tunes, practice makes perfect! 😀

References and more information:

Rockway (lessons in Finnish), https://www.rockway.fi/laulu/stemmalaulamisen-alkeiskurssi/stemmalaulu-osana-harmoniaa/
Quora, https://www.quora.com/How-does-someone-learn-how-to-sing-harmony


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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Singers on YouTube 📹

Singers on YouTube 📹

Internet is full of talented singers and social media is a perfect place for sharing music videos, so let’s talk about singers on YouTube!

Singers on Youtube

Some of the today’s top artists have their roots in YouTube and also other promising singers keep arising from the YouTube. All kind of entertainers in social media have a big role in this world and they totally deserve to be mentioned! YouTubers may start by making for example gaming or vlogging videos but many of them expand their channels and start singing for their subscribers.

Justin Bieber

Okay, this is the story we all know. Or do we? Justin Bieber is so famous nowadays that it’s almost unbelievable how he started his career. Justin’s mom uploaded videos of little Justin on YouTube and luckily he was then discovered! These home videos were Justin’s road to music career:

SAARA

Sara Forsberg, known as SAARA or previously Smoukahontas, is a Finnish girl who started her YouTube channel by making vlogs and funny videos for example about languages. She has musical background so that helped her to start making music related videos. SAARA got popular in three years and now she in affiliation with Universal Music Group. She has also written music for big artists, been a host for several TV shows and also released music of her own. SAARA has kept humorous touch in her music videos, so typical! 😀

Jbunzie

Many find Jess, Jbunzie, Vill because of her remarkable make-up and costume videos. Jbunzie makes awesome work with re-creating versions of well-known characters and people. Jess likes specially vintage style and Disney movies. Besides being a creative make-up artist and costume maker, Jbunzie can sing very well! This is Jess singing one of her favourite songs:

And the list goes on and on: Christina Grimmie, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes… So many popular stars got their start on YouTube! Let’s introduce more YouTube stars later on this Blog.


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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Playlist Analysis: Jazz it up! 🎷

Playlist Analysis: Jazz it up!🎷

Karaoke Game has multiple playlists that help you choose songs to sing. But what do they actually include? Let’s start these blog series by analyzing Jazz it up playlist for the celebration of international Jazz day!

Jazz it up

Overall Jazz it up includes classic jazz songs, for example blues, bossa nova and a bit of soul. Jazz is the base of many music genres so I think it’s hard to categorize music purely into jazz. However, artists like Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Michael Bublé are categorized into this playlist. The songs in Jazz it up playlist have all the same kind of jazzy atmosphere. Let’s pick up some artist and songs from the list!

Women

In Jazz it up playlist there are a couple of remarkable women singers for example Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline. Eva Cassidy’s Over The Rainbow is very sensual piece of music. Choosing that song on Karaoke Game is perfect if you seek for calm atmosphere. Aretha Franklin’s song is a bit more energetic. Natural Woman is a soul jazz song published in 1968. Many of you have definitely heard Aretha Franklin’s Respect so maybe Natural Woman would be good addition to your collection of known jazz songs. Patsy’s version of song called Crazy is also a song from the 60’s and has a touch of country music. If you have played Fallout games, you can sing and imagine that you are creating a soundtrack for the game! You may notice that the atmosphere in the Fallout game’s music and Patsy’s Crazy are similar.

Men

Maybe you also found familiar men artists from the Jazz it up playlist? I’m sure that Frank Sinatra, James Brown or at least Stevie Wonder rings a bell! Frank Sinatra was a great entertainer in the 20th century being a singer as well as film actor. One of the Sinatra’s most popular songs is Strangers in the Night and it also has a lot of cover versions sung by other artists. Maybe you should sing a cover of your own too? James Brown’s I Got You can’t be unfamiliar song to anyone! That classic R&B song has been used as a soundtrack music and in many adverts on TV. Also Stevie Wonder has well-known songs but maybe Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours isn’t the most popular one? However, you should give it a try!


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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Can’t sing, Don’t care

I want to be a star but I can’t sing! 😧

Hey I know that you can’t probably sing very well and that’s totally fine! Singing is truly overrated and of course you can become a star without being able to sing at all. 😏 Singing is just a feature that can be replaced with other celebrity attributes like clothes and hair style. These tips help you to become a real star without having any special gifts in the field of singing!

Can't sing, Don't care

1. Be a “family member” 👫

It’s not very common to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth but if you were…well, good for you! There is your stairway to celebrity life. We others have to marry famous people or infiltrate ourselves somehow to the life of other celebrities or rich people. Do a little research of the celebrities living nearby or move to the hoods of your target. But be careful, don’t become a stalker!

Can't sing, paris

2. Style 💄

If you want to be famous, you have to follow the fashion and find your own style. Be stylish and stand out for your own good! Read fashion magazines and watch fashion shows to get some inspiration. Also you hair and makeup have to be imposing. You can search tutorials from YouTube and create your own art! When you’re about to finish your style, just add accessories and remember to use colors. More is more!

Can't sing, makeup

And don’t forget to train your special poses!

Can't sing, pose

3. Get viral 😎

Make up something new and do something crazy! It can be so stupid like combining an apple with a pen and singing a funny song about them. Or maybe you could do amazingly entertaining music video with Karaoke Game and upload it everywhere! 😉

Can't sing, viral

4. Autotune 🎵

This option may feel like cheating but come on, who cares? If it sounds cool, everything is fine and legal, right? Besides, big stars use autotune and some of them even use playback at their concerts!

Can't sing, autotune

It’s important to learn to laugh to yourself. Can’t sing, don’t care! This blog post is just for fun so don’t take anything too seriously. 😌


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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New Lyric Display helps you to become a Karaoke Star! ✨

New Lyric Display helps you to become a Star!✨

Do you know the feeling when you are about to start singing karaoke and you have no idea how the melody goes when the lyrics begin? Chorus’ melody may be as familiar as it can be but a little remainder would be nice with the first verse’s melody. Karaoke Game’s lyric display tries to help you with the melody by giving hints of it. Also, in the new version you can easily see if you hit the note. We continue developing the application so that you will have the best singing experience with Karaoke Game’s new lyric display! ☺️

new lyric display image

Our new version of the lyric display includes improved color coding of the pitch. Words will be painted pastel red if the melody goes wrong. The color is orange or yellow when you miss the note a bit and green color shows that you sing the melody correctly. The greener the color is, the closer you sing to the right pitch! Colors were hidden behind the lyrics before so now it’s easier to see which words hit the note. New colors do look pretty cool too!

You can also notice a shadow under or above the lyrics if the pitch doesn’t match. The shadow shows if the sung melody is too high or low by informing the pitch the device recognizes. So if you sing too high, the shadow is above the lyrics and vice versa.

By taking the colors and shadows into account you can train your ear and learn songs faster. For example, I noticed that I always sing flat in Justin Bieber’s Let Me Love You so now I can focus on singing a bit higher. The faster I try to correct my mistakes, the easier it will be! If I don’t care about the problems with incorrect pitch, I may get used to singing the song wrong and then it’s hard to learn the correct melody.

Karaoke Game’s new lyric display is developed for providing entertainment as well as teaching songs. Of course it can’t replace a professional singing teacher but you can definitely improve your singing skills with it. And you can always ask feedback from the Karaoke Game community. 🙂


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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Karaoke Gamer Categories

Karaoke Gamer Categories Character

What kind of Karaoke Gamer are you? 🤔

Karaoke Game can be used in a various ways: you can use all the features or choose your favorites. Karaoke Gamers form a family having similar interests and sharing also personalities. We have all made the decision to download the application and familiarize with it. However, people are individuals and like to have their own styles in using applications. Which of these fictional Karaoke Gamer categories would you fit into? 😁

Type 1: Lone Wolf 🐺

Lone Wolf likes to sing just for him or herself. He or she may not even create a profile because singing karaoke songs is the main target. Lone Wolf has his or her favorite hits that must be sung over and over again. Scores are not important to Lone Wolf, though he or she may check them in any case. At some point Lone Wolf tries new songs and may even create a profile for VIP songs. Sharing songs isn’t thing that Lone Wolf likes to do. He or she may save them to the phone’s memory but won’t publish them to anyone.

Type 2: Observer 👀

Observer likes to follow other Karaoke Gamers and listen to their performances. He or she may not sing or share their own performances because the main interest is to follow others. Observer gives likes and comments other Karaoke Gamers’ performances. He or she likes to scroll the feed and check for new videos and users. Sometimes he or she may try singing some of the most known songs but sharing or even finishing the song isn’t important.

Type 3: Entertainer💃

Entertainer is the one who shares his or her performances for other Karaoke Gamers. Entertainer doesn’t have to sing perfectly but instead he or she empathizes maximally and puts on the show! At first he or she doesn’t necessarily record a video but with the help of other Karaoke Gamers encouragement, Entertainer starts to take videos of the performances and shares them to the members of Karaoke Game community.


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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March’s Top Songs on Karaoke Game

March’s Top Songs of Karaoke Game

Karaoke Gamers have decided!
These are the most popular songs of March:

March's Top Songs Adele
  1. Adele – Hello
  2. Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
  3. Lukas Graham – 7 years
  4. Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This is what you came for
  5. Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
  6. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  7. Selena Gomez – Same Old Love
  8. Clean Bandit – Rather Be
  9. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  10. Clean Bandit Feat. Sean Paul & Anne Marie – Rockabye

This list is based on the most sung karaoke songs on Karaoke Game mobile application. Thousands of Karaoke Gamers have chosen the best songs of March. Thank You for being part of the Karaoke Game Community! Let’s keep singing and we’ll see what kind of list do we have next time 😉 🎵


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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Beginner’s Guide to Karaoke Game

Beginner’s Guide to Karaoke Game

New applications are always unfamiliar at first and maybe you feel a bit anxious when you are still getting familiar with them. When you try Karaoke Game for the first time you don’t have to make a user profile like usually. Take your time to explore through the application until you feel comfortable. This Beginner’s Guide to Karaoke Game will advise how to become a pro Karaoke Gamer!

Beginner's Guide happy girls

First steps

When you open the application for the first time, you can slide through the playlists and check if you find familiar songs easily. You don’t need to register or care about the “Me” view, just sing few songs and explore the application! Check the feed and listen to other users’ performances. I bet you’ll find talented singers! You can also go to the settings and read the legal terms if you’re interested.

Create a profile

When you have assimilated the idea of the application and would like to keep using it, you should consider creating a Karaoke Game account. You don’t have to share your personal information to anyone, just your email address and volitional password are required for your profile creation. Your login information is safe and secured. 🙂 If you decide to create an account, you’ll be able to claim achievements and react other users’ performances. You can personalize your profile by adding a photo and write a short description. After that you are ready to follow some of your favourite Karaoke Gamers!

Achievements

Going through the achievements will introduce you all the main features of the application. Some of these may already be available for claiming but you should collect them all for the best experience and free VIP time!

1. Sing a song
Choose one song and tap to sing! You don’t have to record or share the performance, just go to the singing view and enjoy the good song. 🙂

2. Sing a song with headphones
Singing with Karaoke Game is special if you plug your headphones in. You should give it a try!

3. Follow five users
Find new friends from feed and search view. Listen their performances and tap follow!

4. Watch a recording
In the feed you can watch other user’s performances. Find your favourite video and remember to give it a like!

5. Three Playlists
Try different playlists and sing three songs from various playlists.

6. Like five videos
After you’ve found some people to follow, you can like their videos. It will definitely cheer up their day 🙂

7. Try filters
There are a few filters available for video recording. Choose the video icon and test them out! You don’t have to record or share the video.

When you have unlocked all the achievements, you can claim VIP time for 60 minutes. So be ready to use the time wisely!

Become a pro

After you have cleared this Beginner’s Guide and got familiar with the features, you can prepare to share your own performance! Choose one song and practice it over and over again. For the best performance, tap the camera on and choose your favourite filter. Then you’re ready to record the song and share it with other Karaoke Gamers. If you have VIP time left, you can add a cover image and share small introduction to your video. And if you don’t feel like singing the whole song, you can click finish & save whenever you feel like!

References:
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SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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YouTuber tests Karaoke Game mobile application!

YouTuber tests Karaoke Game!

What is it like to use Karaoke Game in a sight of real user? YouTuber, PAEft, found our application and uploaded a review on YouTube. Check how YouTuber tests our app:

PAEft is an Austrian YouTuber who uploads music related videos on YouTube. He found Karaoke Game on App Store and liked it! 🙂 PAEft introduces Karaoke Game’s singing view and mentions his favourite features on the video. He has also made a video about choosing good karaoke songs:

We are happy to share Karaoke Game’s users’ videos and other posts on social media! You can follow PAEft on YouTube, subscribe his channel here. Let’s make Karaoke Game community awesome together! 🎵


SingOn Ltd. is a Finnish company which was founded in 2009. It has previously developed a web browser based service called karaokegame.com and karaoke service for PlayStation 3. Karaoke Game mobile application is part of SingOn brand having the special lyrics display that shows melody’s pitch with letters so singer can read the lyrics and learn songs’ melodies at the same time. This makes it possible to learn new songs notably faster than with classic karaoke’s lyrics display! Free mobile karaoke app is available on App Store, download it now!
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