Songs for the deaf

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For the last five years, Arzu Gokcen has divided her time between shaking stages with local punk bands (like the Selby Tigers, So Fox, and the spankin' new Spider Fighter), and giving us non-musicians a spotlight with Staraoke. Starting this week she adds a regular Wednesday gig at the Leaning Tower of Pizza Uptown to her three-nights-a-week run at Grumpy's Downtown. We asked the lady with the killer scream--and the even killer-er wig collection--for some insight into what it's like listening to karaoke every other night. Here are her picks for the most overdone tracks, as well as her forgotten favorites.


Songs I never need to hear again
1. "Me and Bobby McGee" - Janis Joplin
2. "Love Shack" - The B-52's
3. "Stay" - Lisa Loeb
4. "Like A Virgin" - Madonna
5. "I Got You Babe" - Sonny and Cher

Songs I wish people would do more
1. "The Breakup Song" - Greg Kihn Band
2. "I Got You" - Split Enz
3. "Destination Unknown" - Missing Persons
4. "Living After Midnight" - Judas Priest
5. "Kickstart My Heart" - Motley Crue


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