Interesting facts about karaoke.
Karaoke, one of the entertaining discoveries in modern music forms, is embraced gracefully across the world.
Over the last few decades, karaoke has emerged as the most preferred choice of entertainment on any occasion. Ever thought about how this strange form of music became so popular and how? There is an interesting history and associated fun facts about karaoke music. If you are a fan of karaoke and want to learn some interesting facts, this is the article for you.
What is the meaning of karaoke?
Karaoke is a unique form of music where people sing in the microphone with prerecorded background music or track. “Karaoke” comes from two Japanese words, “Kara” and “oke” which mean “empty” and “orchestra” respectively. So, combining these two comes the word, “empty orchestra”. It came from the concept that, anybody can sing and entertain people. Thus, it is mainly sung by amateur singers other than the main singer. A professor at the University of Florida, Robin Lygdbäck once said that “Karaoke is a mechanism for synchronizing our singing to each other”.
How did karaoke was originated?
Japan is the place where Karaoke music was invented. In the Kobe province of Japan, the karaoke music concept was implemented first in 1971. It was originated as a less expensive form of entertainment. Eventually, it became very famous among the young generation. Around 1975, it became popular across the globe. Later, in 1979, the karaoke music machine was invented in Japan.
Guinness world record associated with karaoke music:
Leonardo Polverelli, an Italian singer, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop singing karaoke with 1295 songs for 101 hours 59 minutes and 15 seconds. This record was created in 2011.
Most popular and preferred song in karaoke worldwide:
Frank Sinatra’ssong “My Way” is the most popular karaoke of all time.In the initial days of origin, the most-preferred karaoke song was Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” in the 1980s. For the next decade, in the 1990s, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” remained the best-selling karaoke song. In the 2000s, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles became the best-selling karaoke song. Other popular karaoke songs are, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, “The Power of Love”, and so on.
Karaoke has become a fundamental part of American culture:
Although originated in Japan, Americans have embraced karaoke music wholeheartedly.Music was always an important part of American culture. As karaoke machines became popular in America in the 1980s, people started playing karaoke everywhere starting from the bar, to the housewarming party.Songs and dance bring people together. As America is a place where many immigrants reside, they can easily connect to the karaoke culture. The survey report says that, approximately, 6-7 billion people listen to karaoke music globally.
Aren’t those facts about karaoke music fascinating?