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

Let's Get Weird with Karaoke

May 17, 2022

This week, The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly) gets… weird (weirder?). After a Weird Al themed trivia challenge that ends up turning into a sing-a-long a few times, Adam and Ed get into what’s weird at karaoke (already a fu…

Karaoke Singer Podcast Host

Hip Hop at Karaoke: The Don't, the Do, and the Deuces

May 4, 2022

Let's be honest--when it comes to talking about hip hop, you probably don't want to hear two middle-aged white guys wax philosophical about it. Hell, neither do your hosts Adam and Ed. But when it comes to talking about hip …

Guest: Young Deuces
Karaoke Singer Comedian

Finding Your Karaoke Voice (or Voices) with Comedian and Impressionist Bobby Hedglin-Taylor

April 20, 2022

Karaoke is all about singing, right? That should be obvious, but what's a little less obvious is finding your voice. Do you sing like yourself, in your natural voice? Do you try to imitate the original artist? Ed makes the …

Karaoke Singer Author Podcast Host

A Cool Thing About Karaoke: Taking Risks with Good People

April 6, 2022

In the movie BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT, one of the characters says “life’s a risk, carnal.” Life is absolutely a risk–and so is karaoke. After this episode's Karaoke Trivia Bullpen challenge, Adam and Ed talk about the risks and r…

Guest: Joey Held

The Endless Knot of Karaoke. Sort of.

April 1, 2022

Hey, look at us, posting on a Friday! Today, we’re the podcast that takes etymology *exactly* as seriously as it should be taken. Well, we don't, but The Endless Knot ( does–it’s April Fool’s Day, and Operat…

Karaoke Singer Musician

The Real Karaoke Is the Friends We Made Along the Way

March 23, 2022

You know, doing this podcast has been a journey for Adam and Ed. Or, rather, it's been a step on their own personal karaoke journeys, and that's what this episode is all about. Even the Karaoke Trivia Bullpen focuses on jour…

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

Adam Wainwright Profile Photo

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.

Ed Cunard Profile Photo

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.

Ben Dumm Profile Photo

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

Gabe Cetra Profile Photo

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.