I've almost completed entering in all the discs into my database (11925 CDG's/DVD's/VCD's so far!) And here are some facts never before calculated in the history of karaoke (that I know of) .
Artists With Most Karaoked Songs
#1 - Elvis Presley (505 unique songs!) #2 - Frank Sinatra (243) #3 - The Beatles (152) #4 - George Strait (104) #5 - Reba McEntire (96) #6 - Julio Iglesias (91) #7 - Garth Brooks (85) #8 - Celine Dion (83) #9 - Linda Ronstadt (78) #10 - Luis Miguel (77)
Some other impressive artists include:
Madonna with 71 songs, Backstreet Boys with 67, Rolling Stones with 59.
Over half of the total number of artists that have songs on karaoke are one-hit wonders (e.g., only one song was ever made by that artist for karaoke.)
There are currently over 30,000 songs available for karaoke. Here are the songs I have classified so far:
Country = 6,200 Oldies = 3,977 Modern Pop = 2,775 Classic Pop = 2,472 Specialty/Novelty = 2,326 Classic Rock = 2,313 Spanish = 2070 Modern Rock = 1,642 Rap/Hip Hop/Regage = 459
There are 15,000 songs currently available for karaoke that Sound Choice hasn't made yet.
There are over 162 different karaoke manufacturers!
Here are the top ten most widely-produced songs by all manufacturers:
#1 - I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston #2 - Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler #3 - You're Still The One - Shania Twain #4 - My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion #5 - Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes #6 - Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie #7 - My Way - Frank Sinatra #8 - Baby One More Time - Britney Spears #9 - New York, New York - Frank Sinatra #10 - Crazy - Patsy Cline
Top 5 Classic Pop Songs (minus ones on the list above):
#1 - The Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston #2 - The Rose - Bette Midler #3 - Like A Virgin - Madonna #4 - Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram #5 - Summer Nights - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
Top 5 Classic Rock Songs:
#1 - Candle In The Wind - Elton John #2 - Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf #3 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John #4 - Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison #5 - I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Top 5 Country:
#1 - I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline #2 - Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus #3 - Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette #4 - Breathe - Faith Hill #5 - Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Top 5 Modern Pop:
#1 - I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys #2 - Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin #3 - Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion #4 - Oops!… I Did It Again - Britney Spears #5 - Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
Top 5 Modern Rock:
#1 - Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas) - Santana #2 - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith #3 - Change The World - Eric Clapton #4 - Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down #5 - All Star - Smash Mouth
Top 5 Oldies:
#1: Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers #2: Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley #3: Respect - Aretha Franklin #4: Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison #5: My Girl - The Temptations
Top 5 Rap/Hip Hop/Reggae:
#1 - It Wasn't Me - Shaggy & Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent #2 - Angel - Shaggy #3 - Men In Black - Will Smith #4 - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith #5 - Bust A Move - Young MC
[This message has been edited by Grateful (edited October 09, 2003).]
All original "Beatles" songs, no individual work. And no, I didn't get those Canadian discs in... never heard of them, but I'll find them. There's still a lot more discs I have to enter.
I'm using Microsoft Access to control the data... and I'm making sure all the song titles and artists are spelled the same way, otherwise it wouldn't work.
Another cool thing (I mentioned it before), is than I can run a query on, for example, all the Beatles songs NOT in my songbook... then look at those discs and see what else on those discs I don't have. But, for fun... here's the 152 Beatles songs available :
Across The Universe Act Naturally All I've Got To Do All My Loving All You Need Is Love And I Love Her And Your Bird Can Sing Anna Go To Him Another Girl Any Time At All Ask Me Why Baby It's You Baby You're A Rich Man Back In The U.S.S.R. Ballad Of John And Yoko Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! Birthday Blackbird Can't Buy Me Love Chains, The Come Together Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, The Day In The Life, A Day In The Life, A (Duet) Day Tripper Dear Prudence Devil In Her Heart Do You Want To Know A Secret Don't Bother Me Don't Let Me Down Don't Pass Me By Drive My Car Eight Days A Week Eleanor Rigby Fixing A Hole Fool On The Hill, The For No One Free As A Bird From Me To You Get Back Getting Better Girl Glass Onion Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End Good Day Sunshine Good Morning, Good Morning Got To Get You Into My Life Happiness Is A Warm Gun Happy Just To Dance With You Hard Day's Night, A Hello Goodbye Help! Helter Skelter Here Comes The Sun Here, There And Everywhere Hey Bulldog Hey Jude I Am The Walrus I Call Your Name I Feel Fine I Need You I Saw Her Standing There I Should Have Known Better I Want To Be Your Man I Want To Hold Your Hand I Will If I Fell If I Needed Someone I'll Be Back I'll Cry Instead I'll Follow The Sun I'll Get You I'm A Loser I'm Down I'm Happy Just To Dance With You I'm Looking Through You In My Life It Won't Be Long It's All Too Much It's Only Love I've Just Seen Your Face Julia Lady Madonna Let It Be Long And Winding Road, The Love Me Do Lovely Rita Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Magical Mystery Tour Maxwell's Silver Hammer Michelle Misery Mr. Moonlight Night Before, The No Reply Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Nowhere Man Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Octopus's Garden Oh! Darling Old Brown Shoe P.S. I Love You Paperback Writer Penny Lane Please, Please Me Rain Real Love Revolution Revolution (Blues Version) Rock & Roll Music Rocky Raccoon Roll Over Beethoven Run For Your Life Sexy Sadie Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band She Came In Through The Bathroom Window She Loves You She's A Woman She's Leaving Home Something Stars On 45 Strawberry Fields Forever Taxman Tell Me What You See Tell Me Why Things We Said Today Think For Yourself This Boy Ticket To Ride Til There Was You Twist And Shout Two Of Us Wait We Can Work It Out When I'm Sixty-Four While My Guitar Gently Weeps Why Don't We Do It In The Road With A Little Help From My Friends Word, The Words Of Love Yellow Submarine Yer Blues Yesterday You Can't Do That You Like Me Too Much You Never Give Me Your Money You Won't See Me Your Mother Should Know You're Gonna Lose That Girl You've Got To Hide Your Love Away You've Really Got A Hold On Me
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Elton John has 70 songs in the database. Billy Joel has 55.
Georgetto, I initially had an "R&B" category (as well as "New Wave", "Disco", etc), but it got too difficult to maintain and categorize, so I lumped them all into Classic Pop. Maybe someday though... unless I can find a massive list of songs by genres somewhere.
PS: That "R&B" brand of discs (like 23 discs) really sucks.
There are many smaller manufacturers...from Canada / UK / Europe / Asia ... Grateful, can you post or email your list so far? ..perhaps we can add to it.
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Many European companies made a lot of "All N-Sync", "All-Backstreet Boys" discs - so that's why there's so many songs by them. Probably a lot of them are just made by only one company.
Like, MM just released another Elvis Disc, so that makes 520 different Elvis Songs. But the majority of those songs all come exclusively from MM. And Pocket Songs owns the Sinatra stuff.
For karaoke, there are about 92 "headbanging artists", with 711 songs. Sound Choice has made 533 of these songs (75%). The other 25% are primarily from Sweet Georgia Brown, Legends, Pocket Songs, Sunfly and Pioneer.
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Thanks Grateful for the HB Stats-Excellent. If I was there, I give ya a pat on your back. Looks like that HipHop stuff is catching up, more HB's & AMU's!!! LOL
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I'm surprised SC isn't responsible for more like 85 or 90 percent of the Headbanger stuff. I try to buy almost ALL the HB songs (from any label). The only two songs I can think of that Sound Choice doesn't have (that someone else does) are Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Goodbye To Romance.
I'm sure there's others; I just can't think of them at the moment. Also, I'm sure it depends on how you classify Headbanger songs, and whether or not it includes classic rock like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin.
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Here they are... Oh, and actually the numbers have changed. I forgot that "Cinderella" is also some Broadway play or something that got grouped in with the rock band. The artists I selected are the same ones that SC selected for their KHOF and HB discs. (e.g., "Queen"? Lol. SC put it on HB #2 and on KHOF.)
AC/DC - Meltdown AC/DC - Big Gun AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (Studio Version) Aerosmith - Pandora's Box Aerosmith - Deuces Are Wild Aerosmith - Train Kept A Rollin' Aerosmith - Luv Lies Aerosmith - Fly Away From Here Anthrax - Only Bad Company - Movin' On Bad Company - Seagull Bad Company - Ready For Love Benatar, Pat - Looking For A Stranger Benatar, Pat - Little Too Late Benatar, Pat - I Need A Lover Benatar, Pat - Precious Time Benatar, Pat - Everybody Lay Down Benatar, Pat - Helter Skelter Benatar, Pat - I'm Gonna Follow You Black Sabbath - Paranoid/War Pigs (Live) Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Bon Jovi - Rockin' In The Free World Bon Jovi - Say It Isn't So Bon Jovi - Living In Sin Bon Jovi - Silent Night Bon Jovi - Someday I'll Be Saturday Night Bon Jovi - Diamond Ring Bon Jovi - In These Arms Bon Jovi - Queen Of New Orleans Bon Jovi - One Wild Night Bon Jovi - Never Die Young Bon Jovi - Mr. Big Time Bon Jovi - Misunderstood Bon Jovi - Miracle Bon Jovi - Like Everyone She Knows Bon Jovi - Lie To Me Bon Jovi - Only Lonely Bon Jovi - Always Be My Baby Boston - We've Only Just Begun Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel Cheap Trick - Woke Up With A Monster Cooper, Alice - I Never Cry Cooper, Alice - Dead Babies Cooper, Alice - Ballad Of Dwight Fry Cooper, Alice - Sick Things Cooper, Alice - I Love The Dead Cooper, Alice - Some Folks Cooper, Alice - Is It My Body Cooper, Alice - Hello Hooray Cooper, Alice - Raped & Freezing Cooper, Alice - Desperado Cooper, Alice - Generation Landslide Cult, The - Painted On My Heart Damn Yankees - You Gotta Have Heart Damn Yankees - Whatever Lola Wants Deep Purple - Black Night Deep Purple - Spacetruckin' Def Leppard - Stand Up Def Leppard - Now Extreme - Hole-Hearted Filter - Where Do We Go From Here Firehouse - Here For You Great White - Save Your Love Guns N' Roses - Estranged Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry Guns N' Roses - You Could Be Mine Guns N' Roses - Video Maria Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door Guns N' Roses - Live & Let Die Heart - Secret Hendrix, Jimi - Castles Made Of Sand Hendrix, Jimi - Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Hendrix, Jimi - Voodoo Child Hendrix, Jimi - Stone Free Hendrix, Jimi - Long Hot Summer Night Hendrix, Jimi - Wait Until Tomorrow Hendrix, Jimi - Are You Experienced? Hendrix, Jimi - You Got Me Floatin' Hendrix, Jimi - Gypsy Eyes Hendrix, Jimi - Little Miss Lover Hendrix, Jimi - Highway Circle Jett, Joan & The Blackhearts - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap KISS - Nothing Can Keep Me From You KISS - Rock And Roll All Nite (Smashes & Trashes Studio) KISS - Rock And Roll All Nite (Live) KISS - Tears Are Falling KISS - Crazy Crazy Nights KISS - God Gave Rock 'N Roll To You KISS - Plaster Caster Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me Led Zeppelin - Traveling Riverside Blues Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid Megadeth - Moto Psycho Metallica - The Memory Remains Metallica - Wherever I May Roam Metallica - One Montrose - Rock Candy Mötley Crüe - You Are All I Need Nugent, Ted - Just What The Doctor Ordered Nugent, Ted - Stranglehold Osbourne, Ozzy - Goodbye To Romance Poison - I Want Action Queen - Breakthru Queen - It's A Hard Life Queen - The Show Must Go On Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You Queen - It's A Kind Of Magic Queen - The Miracle Queen - Kind Of Magic Queen - I Want To Break Free Queen - I Want It All Queen - Innuendo Queen - Save Me Queen - 7 Seas Of Rhye Queen - Friends Will Be Friends Queen - One Vision Queen - Here I Go Again Queen - Hammer To Fall Queen - Heaven For Everyone Queen - Don't Stop Me Now Queensryche - Real World Rainbow - Since You've Been Gone Rainbow - The Temple Of The King Rush - Nobody's Hero Rush - Cold Fire Rush - Secret Touch Rush - Fly By Night/In The Mood Scorpions - Destiny Scorpions - Under The Same Sun Scorpions - Always Somewhere Stryper - To Hell With The Devil Survivor - Burning Heart Van Halen - You Really Got Me Van Halen - Give To Live Van Halen - Free Your Love Tonight Van Halen - Pretty Woman Van Halen - Black And Blue Van Halen - Dancing In The Street Van Halen - Can't Stop Loving You Van Halen - Dreams Whitesnake - Can't You See That She's Mine
[This message has been edited by Grateful (edited October 16, 2003).]
As regards Hendrix, we don't list him on Headbangers discs particularly - I think there is 1 song. Even though he was one of the founding fathers of the genre.
Depending on how "purist" one is, and how old one is, there's a lot of grey area between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal/Headbangers. Lots of crossover if you're open and if you know the musical history. Lots of debate if you're hard core about it.
But, in addition to "Hey Joe" on the Foundation and "Red House" on a Blues disc, here is our Hendrix Star. I don't see some of these songs in the listing. Then again, many of them wouldn't qualify as hard, heavy or headbanging in my personal opinion.
#2279 - Star Series Hits Of Jimi Hendrix - Vol. 1 "Fire" - Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience "All Along The Watchtower" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Manic Depression" - Jimi Hendrix "Foxy Lady" - Jimi Hendrix "Angel" - Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing" - Jimi Hendrix "The Wind Cries Mary" - Jimi Hendrix
As regards Queen - yeah there are a few headscratcher artists on the early Headbangers discs. (Rush comes to mind.) Although, "Tie Your Mother Down" is certainly a hard rocking song.
But Queen isn't on the Headbangers KHOF pak. I think you're confused with Queen being on the "70's & 80's" KHOF pak (The combo "We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions", I think.)
quote:Originally posted by Grateful: Here they are... The artists I selected are the same ones that SC selected for their KHOF and HB discs.
Queensryche - Real World
WAIT a minute Grateful! LOL!
The only disc that has "Real World" on it is a Nutech (both VCD and cdg, and I THINK Laser)... but what about their other stuff from SC?
Another Rainy Night (Without You) - originally on a Brickette SC0053 Della Brown - SC8691 Empire - SC8660 Eyes Of A Stranger - SC8691 I Don't Believe In Love - SC8713 Jet City Woman - SC8691 Queen Of The Reich - SC8756 Silent Lucidity - PI-045 & SC Take Hold Of The Flame - SC8691
Or am I confused, and don't know what you're posting here! LOL!
Matt, I think you're confused. That list we're looking at is a selection of Headbanger-type songs that are available on OTHER labels, but not on Sound Choice.
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Oops... "Video Maria" is by some spanish artist named "GNR". Somewhere down the line GNR got translated into Guns 'N' Roses. Thanks.
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No Grateful, thank you. With all those discs somethings got to be wrong or misleading. And I really apreciate that you answered back on my questions. Amazing job you have done with some very interesting information.
One more thing, the song "High Enough" is from both the Musical "Damn Yankess" and the Group Damn Yankees; but they are different songs.
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20% of the songs in Sound Choice's library cannot be purchased on any other brand.
Top 10 of SC's "favorite" artists (# of songs they covered):
The Beatles = 93 songs George Strait = 84 songs Reba McEntire = 67 songs Elvis Presley = 65 songs Alabama = 63 songs Garth Brooks = 56 songs Alan Jackson = 49 songs Elton John = 49 songs Dolly Parton = 46 songs Randy Travis = 42 songs
I'm guessing that many artists in the "Top 10" are country because I don't think there's a multitude of popular country singers.... same artists raking in the dough.
Top 10 Songs SC Hasn't Released by Genre (probably due to copyright)
1 - Whitney Houston - How Will I Know 2 - Bangles - Eternal Flame 3 - Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 4 - Michael Bolton - When A Man Loves A Woman 5 - Abba - Waterloo 6 - Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You Now 7 - Madonna - Like A Prayer 8 - U.S.A. For Africa - We Are The World 9 - Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 10 - Lionel Richie - All Night Long
1 - Elton John - Nikita 2 - The Eagles - Take It Easy 3 - Air Supply - Lost In Love 4 - Air Supply - All Out Of Love 5 - Chicago - If You Leave Me Now 6 - Elton John - The One 7 - Billy Idol - Mony Mony 8 - Glenn Frey - The One You Love 9 - The Doors - Riders On The Storm 10 - Jefferson Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
1 - Clay Davidson - Sometimes 2 - Maureen McGovern - The Morning After 3 - Reba McEntire - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia 4 - Terri Clark - No Fear 5 - Joe Nichols - The Impossible 6 - Travis Tritt - Can I Trust You With My Heart 7 - Elton John - Candle In The Wind (Goodbye England's Rose) 8 - Emmylou Harris - Mr. Sandman 9 - Kevin Denney - That's Just Jessie 10 - Reba McEntire - Cathy's Clown
1 - Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter 2 - Janet Jackson - Together Again 3 - Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You 4 - Madonna - Frozen 5 - Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson - Beauty And The Beast 6 - Janet Jackson - All For You 7 - Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina 8 - Ricky Martin - Shake Your Bon Bon 9 - Ricky Martin - She's All I Ever Had 10 - Alanis Morissette - Thank U
1 - Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight 3 - Pearl Jam - Last Kiss 4 - Lifehouse - Breathing 5 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song 6 - Green Day - Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) 7 - John Rzeznik - I'm Still Here 10 - Santana - Love Of My Life
1 - Carpenters - Close To You 2 - Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman 3 - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street 4 - Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart 5 - Frank Sinatra - All The Way 6 - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Heatwave 7 - Bee Gees - I Started A Joke 8 - Frank Sinatra - You Make Me Feel So Young 9 - Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness 10 - Sam & Dave - Soul Man
1 - UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love 2 - Bob Marley - Is This Love 3 - Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved 4 - Jagged Edge & Nelly - Where The Party At 5 - MC Hammer - 2 Legit 2 Quit 6 - Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex 7 - Shaggy - The Strength Of A Woman 8 - UB40 - Kingston Town 9 - UB40 - The Way You Do The Things You Do 10 - Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
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