Unauthorised Singing

Confession Alert: I like to spontaneously break out into song, a lot. Unfortunately, I don’t always acknowledge that there is a time and place for everything. Actually, this is something i rarely acknowledge in life in general! Over the years, I have picked up a few pointers of when the singing is a no no. Lucky for you guys, I am going to share my mistakes so you aren’t caught red faced in a rather embarrassing situation. Let us begin.


Public Transport

You’re thinking: “Obvious” and I’m thinking: “Sometimes Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On demands to be felt and expressed. Loudly.” Oh, you read that right. I am well used to using buses for college transportation and trips to Dublin airport when preparing to jet off, however, I generally don’t apply the same etiquette to the train.

Growing up, my best friend lived an hour and a half away in the middle of nowhere, easily accessible via train. I would like to state at this point that I often traveled very early in the morning or late at night when very few others would be using the train.Making this unnecessarily long story short, the cabin I was in wasn’t as empty as I had though. My recommendation is to look around before reenacting a scene from the titanic (with lyrics) (or the lion king for that matter.)

Office Desk

Even I am aware how foolish this one is, but as previously stated, I generally don’t pick up on the most obvious of things.One evening, whilst belting out James Bay, I came to the harsh reality that I should have paid more attention to my location. If the looks from my coworkers weren’t enough, the look on my manage’s face told me clearly not to think about doing it again.

Whilst Walking Outside (Among the General Public)

Recently, I discovered a new Irish band named ‘Picture This’ thanks to one of my colleagues. Brilliant songs and most definitely deserved to be sung at the top of one’s lungs. That said, walking around outside my office building may not have been the best choice of scene. By the second line I had warranted the attention of everybody in earshot. Not my intention.


All that into consideration, for some of us it is just natural to burst into song when happy or merely a good tune is on the radio. The more appropriate location for this spontaneous singing would be in the car or in the shower. Maybe you’ll decide to bust out a tune when in the comfort of your own bedroom or out at a karaoke bar if you’re feeling brave for a night. For now though, perhaps we should leave the singing in front of the public to the experts. They appear to know what they are doing!

Keep dreaming!


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