2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this as a Christmas present to myself last year and it has provided me with many hours of pleasure ever since. Not so my neighbours, but then they don't have any sense of rhythm whatsoever - you can tell that by the way they thump on my front door with blatant disregard for the beat of whichever one of these 60 numbers I happen to be completely murdering at the time.
This is a nice selection of 80s hits and the quality of the recordings is excellent. The lyrics are perfectly in time with the music and there are appropriate backing vocals here and there to really highlight the fact you're singing totally out of tune. For reasons that continue to baffle me, there is a complete lack of any of Bananarama's finest on here. The presence of 'Lady In Red' in the style of Chris de Burgh in no way makes up for such a loss, believe you me. Never mind though - there's still 'Fame'! When life is getting on top of you, or when things are not going quite according to plan, what better pick-me-up can there be than to grab a bottle of Babycham, break out the pink leg-warmers, crank up the telly volume and let rip with your finest Irene Cara impression? If you've got the leotard as well of course, so much the better. It helps with the high notes if nothing else. No? Oh well, that must just be me then.
These two discs are good to go almost as soon as the drawer to your DVD player closes although, as has been mentioned previously, the menu does not refer to the tracks by name at all. Still, they are all listed on the box so that really isn't too much of a problem. And they appear in alphabetical order too which, although logical, does make great demands on the voice if you're going through the 60 tracks in order. 'Dead Ringer For Love' is a tough ask anyway, never mind having to then sing 'Don't Leave Me This Way' like Jimmy Somerville immediately afterwards. I've been told I sound like I've been left in a waist-high man-trap when I try which I'm fairly certain is no compliment.
One rather odd thing, which I only noticed when I played the first disc on my computer, is that there is a truly bizarre 'naming' of the tracks. Instead of 'Call Me', for instance, it says 'Baby-Sitting Babes'. Instead of 'Chain Reaction', you'll find 'Parking Lot Entrepreneurs'. Try it yourself - it's very strange.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2012
We have bought quite a few Zoom Karaoke DVDs now. They are always good fun and all the classic 80's tracks are there including artists such as The Human League, Diana Ross, George Michael, The Communards, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Cyndi Lauper to name a few! As with all the Zoom titles, my only quibble is that when the DVDs are loaded, the menu isnt listed by song or title. The menu is in fact just numbers, and you have to find the song number you want by looking at the small print on the DVD box. Other than that its great and the backing music is better than some Ive heard.