Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Thing #363--Singalong

I was at home by myself tonight, so it was time for a chick flick. I put on "Mamma Mia! The Movie", one of the DVDs I got for Christmas; in addition to the regular movie, one of the bonus features on the disc is a sing-along version. Tonight I sang with the sing-along version of a movie.

In case you're not familiar with "Mamma Mia!", (which is scripted around the songs of the '70s musical group Abba) it's about Sophie, who wants to discover her father's identity on the eve of her wedding. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. However, in this movie the plot is secondary to the music. There's one great song after another--22 of them, to be exact.

The sing-along feature was great! The lyrics to every musical number were subtitled on the screen, karaoke-style. Since there was nobody else around, I cranked up the stereo, and didn't have to worry that my horrible voice would disturb anyone else. The cats, though, were not amused with my performance:

There was one downside to the sing-along version, though. When I was able to read the words, I realized how some cheesy some of them were. In the song Our Last Summer, they manage to rhyme Paris restaurants and morning croissants. That still didn't stop me from bopping around the family room, dancing and singing.


  1. I haven't seen this movie yet. Sounds like you had a great time with the karaoke-style singing! A long time ago I used to be a karaoke host. I know how fun it can be for the singers (and how much work it was for the host).

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  2. i must admit that i turned that movie off yesterday when i found out from a co-worker that they don't even tell you who the father is in the end! glad you enjoyed singing along...i might have enjoyed it more if i had that version.

  3. I so love that movie. I did the same thing last wknd when I rented it. The look on your cat's face matched on one on my hubby's face. LOL!

  4. The look on your cat's face is pretty much how I looked while watching this movie. While strapped into my airplane seat. With no other options. Musicals are so not my thing...but I did watch the entire thing!