Another year has passed us by so it’s a good time to review the year and see what songs top the sales for the year 2011. As mentioned in our review last year, there are similar reviews. Ours is different in that it shows what people wanted to sing last year and not just what they wanted to listen to. No review can be completely accurate but we feel the following lists give a good review of the best music that came out in 2011 and that karaoke singers were requesting.
2011 Top Karaoke Pop Songs
#1 – Rolling In The Deep – Adele (Many people assume Adele to be a black singer because of the sound of her voice but she’s not. What you hear from her are powerful vocals with the feel of emotion behind every note. That is exactly what a good singer wants from a song Abiola . The challenge for any singer with ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is matching the emotion and feeling that Adele puts in her original version. Of course you can get away with not being able to match Adele’s vocal quality and still please your audience if you’re a six year old girl singing this song with all your heart, as did Alexa Narvaez on YouTube with currently over 13 million views.)
#2 – Someone Like You – Adele (Yes, Adele comes in with the top two Pop songs for 2011. ‘Someone Like You’ speaks of a person coming to terms with the fact that her past lover has moved on. She wishes him the best and sings that she will find ‘someone like you’, claiming to have come to terms with the status of their break-up but obviously revealing otherwise. Perhaps this song became so popular because most of us have had our hearts broken in the same way that this song relates.)
#3 – Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & Goonrock (Well I thought LMFAO must be a band, with possibly each letter of this group’s name representing one of their members. Man, am I ever out of the loop. LMFAO is an acronym for Laughing My Freaking Ass Off. LMFAO is actually a duo composed of Motown founder’s Berry Gordy’s youngest son Stefan aka Redfoo and his grandson Skyler aka SkyBlu. The song was one of the most popular dance songs of the year. If it’s fun to dance to then it must be fun to sing.
This process begins when the final vocals from the singer are sent back to the producer. Put the vocal tracks and their backing tracks in to the song and begin to mess around with its structure. Some songs sound best when the chorus hits you from second 1 and yet some sound best after a nice gradual build up to the climax. Arranging is often overlooked as an important process but it is essential to a good song. Knowing where to place the sections in your song will help highlight the crucial parts and create some nice crescendos to parts of the song.
During the arranging process, play around with the instruments in your beat…do they sound right with the voice?…are there any clashing notes between the lead instrument and the lead vocal? Some songs don’t gel together with the beat because an outstanding beat would have been put underneath and outstanding vocal! You need to decide which parts of the song will have the beat shining and which parts will have the vocals shining…this should keep things interesting and provide a balance in the mix. Playing around with not velocities here may help as well as provide a human feel to the song but usually the delete button works best. Some music makers hate deleting the parts they’ve created and may end up with too many instruments in 1 section of the song…don’t even think about falling into that trap.
After this you will be ready to track out your song to prepare it for stage 2 which is the mixing process. Mixing is actually challenging and usually requires a professional to get the best out of your song.
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Creating your own unplugged acoustic version of a song goes way beyond simply playing the original, as it is, on your acoustic guitar. Sure, you could do this, but you will only end up with an at best average acoustic rendition of the song you are creating the unplugged version from.
A much better approach would be to observe, listen, and learn from the thousands upon thousands of existing unplugged songs that have been done over the years. There are just so many cool and unique things available to you when creating your acoustic arrangements, that you need to know about. Many of these things you would not be aware of if you were to try and go it alone with a trial and error approach.
In this article, I am going to introduce you to 5 killer acoustic versions of songs that have been arranged by various artists. Together, we will pull these unplugged versions apart to see what has been done to the song compared to the original. By the end of the article you will have several very cool approaches you can start using right away to create your own unplugged acoustic version of a song.