Stuff Frat People Like: Blackout Sing-a-Longs

We all know that the music at any Fraternal gathering is absolutely essential to a good time, and few moments are as memorable as the post-bar crawl sing-a-long. While the early hours of a night may typically consist of your typical “bitches-and-hoes” type rap songs, as time wears on, and the average blood alcohol content reaches double digits, a subtle change occurs beneath the Frat Castle or bar roof.

After a brief moment of silence whilst fiddling with the Ipod or Jukebox (“Bro, I got this, just let me pick one song.”) the tune begins and what occurs next is something one must see to truly comprehend.

It could be nearly anything from “Proud to be an American,” to “Wagon Wheel,” or even the annoyingly long “American Pie,” but as soon as the speakers chime with that intro guitar riff, a mystical silence takes over the occupants of the room until the lyrics begin.

It doesn’t really matter if you know all the words, because chances are most of your peers don’t either. In that illustrious moment, the only thing that matters is raising a triumphant fist in the air, and singing as enthusiastically as a coked up 80’s hair band. Standing on chairs, tables, or even the bar during the chorus is not only possible, but encouraged. You might sound terrible, but you sir are a fraternal man, so why the fuck do you care?

Obviously this is no American Idol, and I doubt Simon Cowell in all his V-neck Euro glory could handle a real night of Fraternal insanity anyways. It is a proven scientific fact after all that alcohol makes everyone sing better, and this is a truth that should be exploited.

Fraternity men don’t hold back for anything, and a late night classic melody is no exception. And if some asshole at the bar decides to pull the “Who sings this song? Let’s keep it that way” stunt I encourage you to rip the puka shell necklace off his geed-tastic little throat.

For the complete playlist of TFM Blackout Sing-a-Longs Click here.

  1. Upper Fratosphere

    You could have just said, “Blackout Singalongs. TFM.” I’m sure after reading this some idiot on here will anyway though.

    13 years ago at 9:24 am
  2. JayFratsby2038

    That one guy who stands by the speakers all night drunkenly screaming the lyrics devoid of all singing talent. TFTC

    13 years ago at 9:25 am
  3. 46 BRO Lawn

    True column. Don’t forget ‘Just a Friend” by Biz Markie, and Sweet Caroline, those always seemed to get everyone goin around 2 am.

    13 years ago at 9:27 am
  4. Rick Brocasek

    One of the greatest events in human history involved the simultaneous nationwide occurrences of this event following the death of Osama. Nearly every chapter of every fraternity in this great land threw a Patriot Party (or something to that effect) and everyone belted out Proud To Be An American at some point during the evening. And if your chapter didn’t have a party that week to celebrate America always kicking ass and taking names, go hang yourself now because you’ve committed treason.

    13 years ago at 9:32 am
    1. Damn Right

      Aww damn, Ill proabably just see if I can get a sympathetic jury to just give me life in prison

      13 years ago at 9:45 am
    2. Year Around Frat

      I’m all for Osama being killed but it was finals week. I was very glad to hear of the event and celebrated after my finals. I think it’d be interesting to see if final grades dropped in average score across America because so many people were patriotically raging.

      13 years ago at 10:47 am
    3. Bronan the Barbarian

      We did one better, we had a riot, and got the cops to join in. Essentially, they wouldn’t stop us if we didn’t break shit or set a bus on fire. Only time I’ve seen cops not enforce open container laws here, but it was fucking awesome. We shut down route 1 for 5 hours.

      13 years ago at 10:48 am
    4. John__Wayne

      Damn Bronan, you and your brothers must really throw down. You guys are fucken crazy.

      13 years ago at 11:07 am
    5. fratpittEX

      John Wayne would just shoot him in the face. ‘Merica being protected by John Wayne, TFM.

      13 years ago at 10:11 am
    1. Tom Petty Jr

      Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares To You” is everyone’s go to around here.

      13 years ago at 11:08 am
  5. Today I Fratted

    When “Don’t Stop Believin” comes on at the bar, I know it’s time for me to go.

    13 years ago at 11:07 am
    1. Eighteen Fifty Five

      You get kicked out of the bar around here if you play that song on the jukebox.

      13 years ago at 11:54 am
    2. Oprah Is A Dyke

      You get your dicked sucked it you put on that song at our bar. Granted it’s mostly a gay bar.

      13 years ago at 11:55 am
    3. SigEPandPike_frat

      Oh frat blunts gating up another post. I fucking hate you, you hippie pot head. I would love to punch your teeth in if I knew who you were.

      13 years ago at 12:05 pm
  6. Bro B Hall

    Brilliant list. All that’s missing is the original We Are the World, featuring Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers and the guy from Journey

    13 years ago at 11:10 am
    1. Go Frat Win

      Its like when you hear the first part of that song, Come Sail Away by Styx. If I hear the first part of that song I have to finish it… I can’t do anything until its done.

      13 years ago at 4:16 pm