No more doing it my way

MANILA (Reuters) – A Filipino man was killed and his friend seriously wounded after they sarcastically applauded a student for singing Frank Sinatras classic My Way off-key, according to a newspaper report.

The 21-year-old student felt insulted when the victims clapped after he sang the song at a karaoke parlor in downtown Manila, the reports said Monday.

After getting into a fight with the students friends, the victims left the parlor to avoid trouble but were ambushed outside and shot by the student who was later arrested. Newspapers have said Philippine karaoke parlors have been removing My Way from play lists because fights frequently broke out – for unfathomable reasons – when the song was sung.

The song seems to drive many drunken men to commit anything from slight physical injuries to homicide, reports said.

In a remarkably similar incident last November, one man was killed and another wounded when a brawl broke out in a karaoke bar in northern Manila, once again apparently sparked by the quality of singing.

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