Best karaoke for closet freaks

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After scouring thousands of song titles in the sticky-from-beer binder, you finally submit your pick (Madonna's "Express Yourself") and anxiously anticipate the DJ calling you to the stage. Except your name is never called. Instead it's the same girl sincerely belting Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" every week. Heartbreak! But at Karaoke Melody, you can have your star moment. Each of the rooms at the Japanese-owned karaoke bar, with a neighboring second location also on Buford Highway, is equipped with iPads containing an expansive selection of American and Asian hits for you to butcher. The private lairs have great sound systems and a buzzer to summon the bartender whenever you need more liquid courage. And once the door is closed, you can practically do whatever you want in those rooms — even if it's just singing your heart out. $5-$6/hour per person. 5979 Buford Highway, Suite A-11. 770-986-8881; 7130 Buford Highway, Suite B-240. 770-825-0088. karaokemelody.com.

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