The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly)

The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly)

The podcast that takes karaoke *exactly* as seriously as it should be taken.

Every episode, hosts Adam Wainwright and Ed Cunard discuss an aspect of karaoke or music and play a short round of trivia on that topic, where one of them challenges the other with five questions related to the topic, along with an Impossible Bonus question.

Then, they're joined by someone (karaoke hosts and singers, musicians, actors, comedians, authors) with a connection to that topic—and feature that guest singing karaoke when possible.

Each interview finishes with a quickfire game, where a very important question is asked: “If you could magically strike one song from every karaoke list ever, which song would you choose?"

Recent Episodes

Like Ursula for Good: Vocal Health and Karaoke Singing Tips with Vocal Coach Katherine Werbiansky from Voice Revolution

Oct. 19, 2022

Today, the show might as well be called “The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Slightly Better Than Before),” which is far less catchy, but it captures the theme: it’s all about taking care of your vocal instrument and sounding bette…

We Have a Karaoke Podcast: Karaoke Personas and Branding with Vinnie Potestivo from "I Have a Podcast"

Oct. 5, 2022

In their 1978 song “Who Are You,” The Who asked “who are you? Who, who, who, who,” and in this episode, Adam and Ed ask the same question: who are you… at karaoke? Are you the same person on and off stage? Do you change who …

Kind of Creative, But Mainly Just a Mess: Answering the question "is karaoke punk?" with Johnny Marriott of Pet Needs

Sept. 7, 2022

While their tastes in punk rock are a little different, punk is a genre that Adam and Ed both adore. This week, The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly) tackles a weighty question: is karaoke, in a way, kind of punk? The Karaoke…

That Struts and Frets Their Hour Upon the Stage: Live Band Karaoke with Tom Medvitz of Lead Singer Wanted

Aug. 24, 2022

Listen. There’s really nothing Adam and Ed love more than karaoke–that should be obvious nearly two years into this podcast. But as much as they love regular karaoke, they recognize that there’s something special about one o…

The Games Karaoke People Play: Adding Fun to Karaoke, Work, and Life with Mike Montague

Aug. 10, 2022

If there’s one thing folks lose over time–even in a pursuit as wild and zany as karaoke–it’s the fun, the joie de vivre that makes everything that much better. While Adam and Ed have always tried to carpe de karaoke and make…

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Karaoke Singers: The Villains of Karaoke with Tiana Hennings (Next Door Villain)

July 27, 2022

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows at “The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly)” this episode, just like it isn’t all raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens at your average karaoke night. No, sometimes villainy creeps in, an…

Recent Blog Posts

A Diversion from the 50 Songs for National Poetry Writing …

It took 14 days, but of course I caved in and worked karaoke into a poem, almost as a karaoke poem (given it's taking lines directly from another poem, A…

Time Out's Top 50 Karaoke Songs of All Time: (#44) "Party …

If you're wondering what this is referring to, check out the previous posts in this series: Intro,#50, #49, #48, #47, #46, #45  Titl…

Time Out's Top 50 Karaoke Songs of All Time: (#45) "Hey Ya…

If you're wondering what this is referring to, check out the previous posts in this series: Intro,#50, #49, #48, #47, #46    Ti…

About the Hosts

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Gabe Cetra

Facebook Group Moderator

Episode 8 Guest and Esteemed Facebook Group Moderator Gabe Cetra is the unsung hero of the podcast, of backyard punk rock shows, and of two entirely too charming dogs. At some point, you may get to hear him play with Photo Joe and the Negatives if you are seeing gigs in the Pittsburgh area.

We just fucking love Gabe, man.

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Ben Dumm


Ben Dumm will have a real, grown-up bio soon, but he's real busy working on music (both for his personal projects and his professional ones). He graciously let us use his song "Gasoline" as our theme and bumper music. He's got lots of music to check out, and does commissions for commercial projects that require a music bed:

Current Music:

The Ben Dumm 3

Past Projects:

The Marauders
Ben Dumm and the Deviants

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Ed Cunard

Podcast Co-Host

Co-host and chief researcher for the podcast, Ed Cunard comes by his catholic knowledge of all things music honestly--he's oddly two degrees of separation away from a lot of old school musicians through his grandparents. The biggest gap in his musical education is how to actually make music that doesn't sound awful. When not singing in bars, he works as Director of Operations for a sales company, which almost makes sense with all those English degrees he's still paying for. He lives in the middle of nowhere with nine cats and two dogs.

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Adam Wainwright

Podcast Host

Much like the protagonist of "I've Been Everywhere," Adam Wainwright has, in fact, been pretty much everywhere--all across the US, Japan, Australia. And, if there's a place with karaoke in his whirlwind path, Adam has probably already sang karaoke there. Currently, he lives in Newark, NJ, making use of that sweet, sweet GI Bill to get some continuing education.