The news of British songstress Amy Winehouse’s tragic death has saddened the world since yesterday. Not only has the music world lost an amazing talent, but a young life with so much potential has ended at just 27. Join Red karaoke has we remember the incredible vocalist and musician Amy Winehouse was with our five favorite songs by her.
When Rehab hit the radio, the combination of jaw dropping vocals and uniquely non pop musical style stopped everyone in their tracks and sent the single soaring up the charts. It is, to date, Winehouse’s most memorable single, with three grammy awards and spawning many celebrity covers.
Another mixture of jazz and R&B, You know I’m no good also adds hip hop inspired beats to the raspy vocals Winehouse is known for. The single was a huge success, featured in many media outlets and named by Entertainment Weekly as the second best song of 2007.
A beautiful and moody ballad of sorts, Back to black is one of Red Karaoke’s favorite Winehouse singles with its incredible display of Winehouse’s emotional and vocal prowress. We also kind of like Santana’s version from Glee!
Also a favorite of singer George Michael’s, Love is a losing game was named on his eight choices for a BBC special. Prince also likes to cover the beautiful single that has garnered most of the biggest British music accolades.
American Idol winner Scotty Mcreery has been the talk of the country music scene with his first hit, I love you this big, and his highly anticipated debut album. While all you country fans may be anxiously awaiting his next move, Red Karaoke is happy to have a little bit of Scotty Mcreery right here as the newest addition to our karaoke catalogue.
North Carolina born and bred, Mcreery is a Southern boy at heart with ties to Puerto Rico through his father. He began impersonating a classic Southern influence, Elvis, at a young age, and eventually joined several music groups in middle and high school.
After auditioning for the tenth season of American Idol and impressing judges with the deep voice that came from such a young guy, he made it past the entry round and swept away the competition, never once appearing in the bottom two or three and, at the age of 17, becoming the second youngest idol winner ever behind Jordin Sparks.
This week we’ve added new karaokes straight from Broadway’s musical, based on the infamous Robert Louis Stevenson novella, Jekyll and Hyde. Join Red Karaoke as we go behind the scenes of this dark musical and sing the music that turned the tale into a song and dance.
The score and lyrics for Jekyll and Hyde were originally written in the 1980′s by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, though the musical didn’t not premiere on Broadway due to financing and instead premiered at the Alley Theatre 1990.
Chuck Wagner was the leading man as Henry Jekyll with Linda Eder as Lucy, the leading actress, though during the tour there were some notable replacements including David Hasselhoff.
The show finally appeared on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre in 1997, becoming the longest running show at The Plymouth when it closed after over 1,500 showings by 2001. Many of the actors and much of the music was nominated for Tony Awards among other accolades.
Now you can sing these great songs below and many more from the Broadway show Jekyll and Hyde here on Red Karaoke and share them with your friends!