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Hot Line Karaoke Introduction

The Hot Line Karaoke Series is a set of eight discs. However, seven of those discs are AKA Backstage (BS) discs.

The other one is also similar to a Backstage disc. But, while the HL05 in this collection has 10 Billy Joel tracks, its counterpart from the BS series has 17 tracks.

Apart from HL05 and the labels themselves, these discs are duplicates. While keen karaoke disc collectors might want this set in their collection, the casual user needs to balance the pros and cons of owning them.

Hot Line Karaoke - HL04 disc label.

Second-Hand Only

Hot Line Karaoke, as well as Backstage, don’t make karaoke discs now. So you can only get these discs on the second-hand market. When we checked eBay last, we found Hot Line discs were cheap.

Imagine owning a complete set of BS Karaoke discs when these Hot Line Karaoke discs become available. In this case, you would add eight discs to your already bulky collection if you bought them. Karaoke Info is all about saving you time, space and money, so avoid them!

Here is a list of all the Hot Line Karaoke discs available.

Hot Line Karaoke Discs

  • HL01, AKA BS5917
  • HL02, AKA BS9917
  • HL03, AKA BS6017
  • HL04, AKA BS5717
  • HL05*
  • HL06, AKA BS5817
  • HL07, AKA BS9817
  • HL503, AKA BS5217

* This one is similar to BS9117 but has fewer tracks than its BS Karaoke counterpart.

HL03 - Elvis disc.

Hot Line Karaoke Review

Two females singing.

Since this collection of karaoke discs comes from BS, they will perform well enough, but they are far from the best.

However, these discs do not provide any unique songs. Indeed, karaoke collectors would be better off collecting BS Karaoke. But we don’t even recommend those!

It’s bad enough for the karaoke collector to sift through mountains of discs to find the right track. So, you should only buy these if you have no intention of building up a collection from BS Karaoke.

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is HL04-02 – Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All.

Because these are duplications of the BS discs, they will score relatively low. We only looked at one sample song and could see that it was a dupe. Playback showed the usual slight lag, so we didn’t go further in our tests. Therefore, we will reproduce the scoring for that label:

  • On-screen Lyrics: 2.5
  • Music Content: 3
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 2.5
  • Cover Art: 2.5
  • Overall Average: 2.6
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 2.75

Official Review By Julie: Hot Line Karaoke.

October 1, 2014

Hi, my name is Julie, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your comments below. However, to rate this karaoke label, visit the Backstage Karaoke info page.

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Desirability Factor

Pointless! The only reason these discs have a karaoke info page is to help people understand the label clearly.

Hot Line Karaoke Songbook

Indeed, we do have a songbook for the above discs. It lists all the tracks from the above series. Moreover, should you buy some of the discs listed above on account of the information here, please consider telling us your opinions about them.

In short, click the link below to access the songbook for this collection.

Let us sing like a star.

Rate This Label

To rate or review Hot Line Karaoke, please use the form below. Because this label has a parent group, you vote for the manufacturer as a whole.

The ratings here represent the score combined with the parent label. So, make sure you have your say.

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You can also use this handy link to the voting and reviews section for the Backstage group. Your ratings and opinions here will go to that page, too. However, any comments you make below this page stay here.

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