Month: March 2012

New Releases on RK: The Wanted, Gotye and children’s favorites

This Thursday we added a handful of great new gold mp3s to our catalogue, ready and waiting for you to enjoy. From chart toppers to children’s favorites, there is something for everyone, so what are you waiting for?


The Wanted – Glad you came


Taking the US charts by storm, UK boy band The Wanted’s second single from their album Battleground is a dance pop sensation is what the boys describe as “a refreshing sound and a perfect song for the summer which really gets you in the mood for a party.” We couldn’t agree more, and now you can enjoy karaoke-ing along to Glad you came – just in time for Spring Break :)


Gotye – Somebody that I used to know


With lyrics that describe the bitterest of breakups, its no wonder that Belgian-Australian singer songwriter Gotye’s first major US single Somebody that I used to know has climbed the charts and brought the man millions of fans who can relate to the breakup anthems theme.


The Little Mermaid – Part of your world


Old and young alike cannot deny the way Disney classics seem to stick with them, and here at Red Karaoke we agree… which is why we were happy to add some high quality versions of some Disney favorites including the heart warming Part of your world from The Little Mermaid.


Phineas & Ferb – Today’s gonna be a great day


Another addition for the younger Red Karaoke-ers out there was from the television favorite, Phineas and Ferb, in the form of its catchy and upbeat theme song Today’s gonna be a great day – because our young singers deserve as many of their favorites to enjoy singing as well!


Be the first to sing these new mp3s as well as many more karaokes in our catalogue!

Red Karaoke Debut: Fun

Here at Red Karaoke we’ve up to our necks in big changes on the site, adding loads of new karaokes and mp3s and making sure everyone is enjoying our karaoke community to the fullest. This means we’ve had a little less time to being your fun updates, games and new features here in the blog… but don’t worry, we’re back with a feature on one of Red Karaoke’s newest artists Fun. and their smash single We are young.


In February 2008, the indie musical group The Format split up allowing leader Nate Ruess to pursue members to join his new project, which recorder their first demo Beson Hedges in 2008. The project, dubbed Fun., went on to produce their debut album Aim and ignite that same year.


2010 saw greater recognition for the group as they were invited to tour with Paramore, and 2011 even more success, when the lead single from their second album, We are young, was covered by the cast of Glee for the popular show. This helped We Are Young to reach the number 1 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, making Fun. the first rock band to make a Billboard debut with the #1 spot in the Hot 100 since Nickelback’s How You Remind Me charted in 2001.



With Fun.s‘ time at the top just beginning, we’re happy to bring you an mp3 version of We are young to sing and download to your hearts content as we wait for more wonderful karaokes from this great group!

New Releases on RK: Guetta, Gaga, Winehouse & Journey

This week we are featuring tons of new karaokes for you to sing along with, from the latest dance hits by David Guetta to classic karaokes like Don’t Stop Believin’ from Journey. Whether you enjoy singing with the Java recorder, our high quality gold mp3s or your fun avatar on Virtua Sing, there’s plenty for everyone so take a look at some of our awesome new choices…



This week you can enjoy not just one amazing hit from David Guetta, but two! We’ve added his fun collaboration with some of our favorite – Fergie, LMFAO and Chris WillisGettin’ Over You as well as the 2011 house hit featuring Australian vocalist Sia, Titanium for your singing (and dancing) pleasure.



We’ve also had the pleasure of adding a little more from Lady Gaga to our catalogue… but don’t worry, we didn’t want to overload you too much on the dance music. Gaga’s flirtation with a pop-country crossover, You and I is her newest karaoke you can sing along with here on RK.



As obvious karaoke fans, we happen to love a good remake, and when that remake happens to involve one of the greatest modern voices in blues, Amy Winehouse, we are totally crazy for it. So we were more than happy to add Amy Winehouse’s rendition of the oldie It’s my party to our catalogue. The only question is, will you channel the 60′s version or try to add a little Winehouse-esque twist?



And last, but certainly not least, we’ve added one of karaoke’s greatest picks for the stage, now finally in an excellent high quality mp3 for you to sing with, Journey’s Don’t stop believin’. You may have sung this 80′s chart topper before, but you haven’t sung it with a karaoke like this.



We hope you enjoy singing all of these great new karaokes here on RK, whether its with the midis or mp3s, and don’t forget to download your favorite backing track to take with you anywhere!

Who sang it better? I am woman

This week Red Karaoke is celebrating International Women’s Day (tomorrow) by honoring some of our favorite music from female musicians and artists throughout the decades. And what better way to show some love for the ladies than to consider one of our favorite girl anthems, I am woman, in a new installment of Who sang it better?


Early in her career, Helen Reddy probably never thought her voice would become one of the most well known in the women’s liberation movement. But Reddy’s early search for an original song that “would express her growing passion for female empowerment”, Reddy not only recorded a single that would become one of the most supernaturally inspiring anthems for women, it would also propel her to pop stardom, when I am woman made over $40 million in the united states and topped the charts in 1972, a year after its release.



Reddy described the song’s message as reaching beyond feminism. “It’s not just for women,” she said. “It’s a general empowerment song about feeling good about yourself, believing in yourself. When my former brother-in-law, a doctor, was going to medical school he played it every morning just to get him going.”


But while Reddy’s version may be the original and most well known rendition, even going so far as to be played as the theme at a Miss World competition (infuriating feminists everywhere), there are a few other interesting and fun contenders for who might have sang it better…



Possibly one of our favorite remakes of the seventies hits came much more recently and from a surprising source… the cast of Sex and the City sang their own version in a karaoke scene we just happened to love from the second film. Sure, the girls may not be professional singers, but our favorite ladies from one of women’s favorite television series singing one of the world’s most well known girl anthems? What’s not to love?



Of course, Jordin Sparks sang her own incredible rendition of the theme during her time competing on American Idol in the final four, and Dusty Springfield her own classic performances of the anthem.


You get to be the judge though…. take a listen to these recordings, or record your own rendition of I am woman and share it in the forum – either way, we want to know – Who sang it better?