Jamie's Reviews > Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life

Don't Stop Believin' by Brian Raftery
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May 31, 09

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Read in May, 2009

A quick and entertaining read about the development of karaoke in America and abroad, from the perspective of a karaoke junkie. I especially enjoyed learning about the production of karaoke backing tracks (mostly made by Sound Choice) and tacky videos. The author asserts that the rise of karaoke is due to the popularization of boy bands starting in the late 90s, American Idol's success, and its inclusion in movies such as Lost In Translation (thus making it cooler). Makes me want to go rent a k-box in Osaka.

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