For those who don't know, we're celebrating the Twelve Days of Mimsey. And I thought it was time I admitted something: I love to sing. In fact, spend long enough around me and I'll randomly break into song. It's one of my more endearing traits.
So, I thought it would be appropriate to share nine of the songs you'd likely hear me sing...
Karaoke With Mimsey! Nine Songs I Randomly Sing...
Now, I have to preface this by saying that all songs on this list had to 1) Be songs I sing fairly regularly and MORE IMPORTANTLY 2) Songs I knew all the words to. I know it's not a requirement for Karaoke, but it's important to me.
1) Full House theme
I could have gone with any number of TGIF show themes, but I decided on Full House because that chorus just goes for a full 100%. Don't get me wrong, Perfect Strangers theme has a nicer melody and Family Matters theme has more nostalgic value for me, but nothing can match the power of da House.
2) "The Gambler"
Do I love country music? Yes, I do. Could I have made this entire list just country music? I think the better question is, could I have made this list Nine Kenny Rogers Songs I Know By Heart? Yes. Yes I could. Kenny's awesome. Anyway, here's David Tennant and the cast of Blackpool singing "The Gambler".
3) "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
Yeah, this is a They Might Be Giants song, but my first exposure to this particular melodious eclair was from the criminally underappreciated Pushing Daisies. That isn't to say I don't love many other TMBG songs. I just can't claim to know all the words to "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)".
4) "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
This isn't my favorite Bill Medley song. No, that honor belongs to "Unchained Melodies" which I have used to woo many hearts in my time. However, when called upon, I can duet this with both intensity and passion.
I don't know why this song seems to have stuck in my head. Maybe it's because there was a certain point where it was on continuously every time I turned on the radio. Beats me. I just know I have that song in my head, even as I type this. Also, I love Jimmy Fallon's children's instrument sessions. And of course, my new favorite is a Disney song.
8) "Baby It's Cold Outside"
I won't lie, this isn't my favorite Christmas song of all time, but it also reminds me of one of my favorite Zooey Deschanel scenes, the one from Elf. It's awesome.
9) "Take On Me"
On the second day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: A Labyrinth And David Bowie!
On the third day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: Three Crocodile Dundee movies!
On the fourth day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: Four Books Are Written!
On the fifth day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: Five Awesome Ensembles!
On the sixth day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: Six Santas And A Movie!
On the seventh day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: The Seven Best Fictional Phones!
On the eight day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: Eight Ladies Writing!
On the ninth day of Mimsey, my true love gave to me: Nine Songs Randomly Singing!
Jay Mims writes books, blogs, and recently wrote about what made Disney Princess' tick. Jay lives with The Mimsus, a semi-adopted cat named Eartha Kitty, a lizard named Bob and a passive-aggressive Dalek named Steve. Jay is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter. Jay now has a website.