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Jameson Taillon, Jared Hughes and Corey Hart dish on their go-to karaoke songs

There may be no question to truly cut a person to their core quite like "What is your go-to karaoke song?" After all, are you someone who wants to be the center of attention and will choose a Mariah Carey song to show off your 27 different octaves? Do you try and get the party going, choosing a classic '90s jam like Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping?" Or do you attempt to prove your indie cred by choosing the most arcane song that the DJ has, usually ending up with the one Husker Du song that somehow found its way into rotation? 

(For the record, I'm a "Born to Run" for early in the evening and "There is a Light that Never Goes Out" at the end of the night.) 

Fortunately, we now know a little bit more about three Pirates players. Corey Hart and Jared Hughes are sure to get the crowd fired up with some Spice Girls and Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise," but Jameson Taillon prefers to read the audience. 

The 6-foot-5 right hander tailors his set to the mood of the room like an experienced stand-up comic. Taillon may swing between Puddle of Mudd at a dive bar, to the classic "Friends in Low Places" that will please the older set, and he's currently working on John Mayer's "Your Body is a Wonderland." He said he's trying to "conquer every type of music that I can." 

Even though Taillon admits that he doesn't have the best voice, he added, "I'm not afraid to let [my voice] be heard." Which, at the end of the day, isn't that the whole point of singing in a bar in front of a bunch of strangers? 

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