Vlad Ioan Topan

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Karaoke songs & free player

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Karaoke is one of my more enjoyable means of killing time (and music itself, some might argue, as I’m a rather untalented singer). A while ago I’ve found a free karaoke player (far from perfect, as it BSODs my new laptop, but pretty usable otherwise), which together with some fun .kar songs I’ve gathered over time make for a ~20 MB pack of (potentially) great fun.

The player – Karafun

You can get a player called Karafun here (if you know of any other, preferably better, free karaoke player, lemme know). You don’t have to buy the songs from that site too; there are plenty of free karaoke (.kar) songs on the web. It’s also portable, meaning you can copy the installed folder (c:\Program Files\KaraFun by default) on a USB stick and carry it around.

The songs (.kar files)

The most commonly used song files for karaoke are .kar files, and there’s plenty of them online. The .kar format, for the inquisitive(ly?)-natured, is a MIDI (instrumental music) file with synchronized lyrics strapped on. This is relevant because some of the files you’ll find won’t have the .kar extension, but a .mid extension; they most likely will still work (the lyrics could be missing from such files, so try playing them to make sure they’re there).

Google for “free kar songs” or something similar and you’ll find many searchable databases of such songs. To find the .kar file of a particular song, google for it’s name + kar (e.g.: “sinatra my way kar”). In Opera, clicking links pointing to .kar files will play them instead of prompting to download them, so simply right click & “Save Linked Content As” to save them.

I’ve found a nice and well-organized collection on karaokebash.com, and a good .kar search engine on vanbasco.com.

Personal selection

As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve put together a collection of .kar songs, split in two “tiers”: “the most frequently played” and “other good karaoke songs”, plus a huge folder called “unsorted” which occasionally feeds the two categories above when I have enough time to plow through the pile.

Songs I (and my friends) most often sing along to (download link the whole pack from easy-share.com or wikiupload.com):
ABBA – Chiquitita.kar, ABBA – Fernando.kar, ABBA – Thank You For The Music.kar, Ace of Base – All That She Wants.kar, Aerosmith – Cryin’.kar, Afroman – Cause I Got High.kar, Andrea Bocelli – Con te partiro.kar, Andrea Bocelli – Vivo per lei.kar, Animals – House Of The Rising Sun.kar, Aqua – Barbie Girl.kar, Bangles – Manic monday.kar, Beach Boys – Kokomo.kar, Beatles – Hey Jude.kar, Beatles – Yesterday.kar, Bee Gees – Tragedy.kar, Berlin – Take My Breath Away.kar, Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire.kar, Blondie – Heart of Glass.kar, Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy.kar, Bon Jovi – Always.kar, Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses.kar, Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory.kar, Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer.kar, Bon Jovi – This Aint a Love Song.kar, Bonnie Tyler – It’s a Heartache.kar, Bonnie Tyler – Sometimes when we touch.kar, Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart.kar, Boyzone – Father and Son.kar, Boyzone – Words.kar, Brian May – Too much love will kill you.kar, Bryan Adams – Cloud number 9.kar, Bryan Adams – Everything I do, I do it for you.kar, Celine Dion – Beauty And The Beast.kar, Coolio – Gangstas Paradise.kar, Cranberries – Zombie.kar, Crash Test Dummies – Mmm.kar, Dean Martin – Sway.kar, Dean Martin – That’s Amore.kar, Disney’s Jungle Book (Terry Gilkyson) – Bare Necessities.kar, Don McLean – American Pie.kar, Eagles – Hotel California.kar, Eddy Grant – Gimme Hope Joanna.kar, Edith Piaf – Ne me quitte pas.kar, Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight.kar, Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love.kar, Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender.kar, Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds.kar, Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven.kar, Extreme – More Than Words.kar, Frank Sinatra – My Way.kar, Frank Sinatra – Something Stupid.kar, Frank Sinatra – Strangers In The Night.kar, G. Capurro – O sole mio.kar, Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone.kar, Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street.kar, Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive.kar, Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind.kar, Guns’n’Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine.kar, Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song (Day-O).kar, Jim Croce – Operator.kar, Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville.kar, Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful.kar, Joe Dassin – Et si tu n’existais pas.kar, Julio Iglesias – A veces si, a veces no.kar, Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven.kar, Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World.kar, Lucio Dalla – Caruso.kar, Mariah Carey – Without you.kar, Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love.kar, Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.kar, Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime.kar, Pet Shop Boys – Go West.kar, Phil Collins – Groovy kind of love.kar, Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody.kar, Queen – Love Of My Life.kar, Queen – Too Much Love Will Kill You.kar, Ray Charles – Hit the road Jack.kar, Richard Marx – Hazard.kar, Robbie Williams – Supreme.kar, Rod Stewart – Sailing.kar, Rolling Stones – Satisfaction.kar, Scorpions – Wind of change.kar, Smokie – Alice.kar, Soul Asylum – Runaway train.kar, Status Quo – In the army now.kar, Sting – Englishman in New York.kar, Supertramp – The Logical Song.kar, Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner.kar, The Carpenters – Close To You.kar, The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin.kar, Tina Turner – The best.kar, Tom Jones – Delilah.kar, Tony Braxton – Unbreak My Heart.kar, Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle.kar, Westlife – Seasons in the sun.kar, Whitesnake – Here I go again.kar, Whitney Houston – I will always love you.kar.

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Written by vtopan

October 6, 2009 at 12:51 AM

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  1. Mulțumim! Va fi de folos de revelion! 🙂

    NutriCris

    December 30, 2015 at 8:12 AM


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