Many people's idea of hell on earth, many people's idea of the most awesome night imaginable (and that includes a Black Lace comeback gig).
Whatever your personal opinion of karaoke, there'll be smiles and laughs aplenty. That's guaranteed.
So what does it take to host a great karaoke night? Well, there's the soundsystem, obviously; there's a willing clientele... and there's soundproofing. But more than that, there's a welcoming, forgiving atmosphere that - when you decide the time is right - will embrace your rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings and leave you feeling that, yes... you can fly higher than an eagle.
Here's our rundown of London's best venues for a spot of karaoke.