I was on my way home from work and listening to my ipod in my car. It had been on the same playlist for about forever! I decided I couldn't listen to Duffy or Sara Barreilles one more time. I needed something different, something I love, something I could really sing to, really belt out. Of course, I needed ......Celine Dion.
Now I know many of you are concerned about this and quite possibly some of you may have thrown up in your mouth. Here is my confession. I love Celine Dion music. I rarely listen to it anymore but anytime I do I am reminded about how much I love her. So Celine it was and I cranked it up and sang along very loudly and happily and with lots of drama. She has some awesome songs to just sing-a-long to.
So while singing along to "All by myself" I started to think about the movie Bridget Jones Diary (yes, I watched it on tv edited). Aren't you amazed that I at this point I am doing three things at once -- driving, singing, and thinking. Anyways, at the begining of the movie Bridget is sitting in her living room watching tv and she just starts to belt out the very same song along with the tube and uses her remote as a microphone. Its so funny. (little known fact: in the movie it is not Celine Dion singing it is Jamie O'neal). Now stay with me here....this got me to thinking of great sing-along moments in movies. You know what I'm talking about. Where a character is lip syncing or just a great musical moment (no I'm not referring to High School Musical!). So after Bridget Jones my thoughts went to none other than Ferris Beuller. I totally want to be him on the Parade float with the entire city singing along with me. How cool was that? Another favorite...About a Boy. It is so cool when Hugh Grant goes out on stage and saves his little friend from the most embarrassing moment ever singing "Killing Me Softly With His Song". He even sings with his eyes closed. Finally Bohemian Rhapsody in Waynes World. I love Queen and well, Wayne and Garth, they are hysterical. I do want to give a big shout out to Jack Black in School of Rock as well. (hey click on the green ones for video of what I'm talking about).
I have had some experience personally with public singing although I don't know that they were great sing-along moments ......
First impersonating another personal favorite Abba - the crowd really loved singing-along to Waterloo.
Next an original group .... The Dixie Hicks
The next two gigs were more in the line of Singing Telegrams.....
Now here is the contest. I am not going to ask you to do any public singing. I want to hear from you what your favorite sing-along music in the car is and your favorite music moment in the movies. Really I do. I don't want you to be shy about it either after all I bore my soul to you and confessed about Celine.
The prize.....I will mail to the winner a homemade CD of my five favorite Celine Dion sing-a-long songs. I am dead serious. Now lest you not make a comment for fear of winning the prize let me say I will include a top secret prize along with it that everyone will want. Please remember that the more comments I get the less likely you are to win. So COMMENT. I will do a random drawing for the winner. This contest ends whenever I feel like it.