PopWatch Dictionary: Hangaoke

hangaoke
noun

A private-room karaoke experience, which the participants enter into knowing that they’ll consume enough alcohol to produce a hangover the following morning — or, what is technically "later this morning," by the time they finally part ways.

Origin: For the umpteenth time, an EW Happy Hour Thursday night turned into three hours at a bar, followed by three hours at a karaoke establishment, where Michael Slezak and I may or may not have dueted on Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s "All Cried Out." (Next time, we recreate the choreography below.)


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  • Melissa

    OMG! I love Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and I love this song. I would pay scads of money to see you guys do this choreography. If I had not given birth to my second son two weeks ago, I would want to come to NYC to add my back up vocals! :)

  • Brandon

    Post a video next time.
    Seriously.

  • Annie Barrett

    Hangaoke’s here
    To remind us
    Of the mess we left when we went to play
    It’s not faaa-air…

  • Vilya

    Was Slezak sporting his new Iraheta-red hair? ;-)
    I used to have a mullet just like Lisa Lisa in that video!

  • davidsask

    I can’t believe women allowed their hair to ever be put in that way.

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