The key to a great karaoke session is to have a playlist up your sleeve before the evening starts.

The Japanese knew what they were doing when they invented the wonder that is karaoke. A get-together with your girls involving food, drinks, singing and a few dance moves if it tickles your fancy – what’s not to love?

Whether you’ve got a great voice and are itching to get hold of that microphone, or you feel like you could do with a couple of lessons before you get up there, we’ve got the songs for you.

Let’s dive right into the 10 best female karaoke songs to make your next girls night a jammin’ success.

1. Respect – Aretha Franklin

Genre: R&B

Multiple Voices: Yes

Aretha’s classic hit was released all the way back in 1967 and still gets on the radio today. It shot to number 1 back then and is now rated number 5 in the top 500 greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. This is why we have chosen Respect as #1 on our list of best karaoke songs for women.

With sassy confidence ringing in every note, this tune’s a great one to belt out as the opener to your evening.

2. Oops, I Did It Again – Brittney Spears

Genre: Pop

Multiple Voices: Yes

Oops, I Did It Again is one of the best-selling singles of all time, with over 4 million copies sold, so it’s the perfect song to sing along to with the girls.

With the planet Mars, astronauts, red catsuits, and the Titanic all featuring in some way, shape or form, it’ll be sure to get you in the party mood.

3. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Genre: Dance (Disco)

Multiple Voices: No

This was Gloria Gaynor’s only number 1 hit, but what a hit it was. Originally released as a B-side, it was soon being played by disco DJs and created quite a storm.

Charting in the top 100 every decade since it was released back in 1979, I Will Survive joins Respect in the top 500 songs of all time, featuring at number 492. I Will Survive has become one of the most popular karaoke songs for women around the world.

4. Valerie – Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson

Genre: Indie

Multiple Voices: No

A cover of the less popular Liverpudlian Zutons original, this upbeat track is a favorite.

Featuring in Canadian Idol, Glee, and The X Factor USA, Valerie has a rich vocal quality that bounces energy around a room.

You and the girls will find yourself wanting to dance to this top tune, and it’s one to sing out with some passion.

5. Wannabe – Spice Girls

Genre: Pop

Multiple Voices: Oh, yes.

You’re halfway into your musical adventure, now, and what better song to pick than one with 5 different vocalists, all harmonizing together?

Wannabe was the Spice Girls’ debut single, and it propelled them into the limelight with its staggeringly popular response.

With 5 different girls and 5 distinct voices, Wannabe is perfect to sing out with your friends for a bit of nostalgia.

6. Someone Like You – Adele

Genre: Soul

Multiple Voices: No

Featuring the soulful, inimitable vocal style that is Adele, this haunting yet beloved track is definitely one of the karaoke songs for women ever.

Rather than confining this beauty to just being sung in the shower (because admit it – we’ve all done it), Someone Like You is one to sing on an evening out.

With its ‘one that got away’ theme, it’s a song that’s easy to relate to, so there’ll be some heartfelt crooning going on, no doubt about it.

7. I Try – Macy Gray

Genre: Soul

Multiple Voices: Yes

With so many songs featuring such a varied vocal range, it can be hard to find a tune for ladies with a lower vocal range. Well, I Try is especially great for you.

Macy Gray’s gravelly voice is just beautiful in this song about love and attachment and, again, is totally relatable-to.

I Try is one of the best female karaoke songs to shout out as you head towards the end of your evening.

8.Toxic – Brittney Spears

Genre: Pop

Multiple Voices: Yes

We couldn’t help but use 2 of Britney’s songs on our top 10 list of best female karaoke songs – Toxic is another hit!

With cool elements of bhangra music, and an other-worldly feel to some of the musical riffs, Britney’s toxic has a pacy rhythm that gets you up and moving.

Again, in typical Brittney style, the video throws an airplane, an air stewardess, and a Ducati into the mix… Who can say no?

9. Mamma Mia – Abba

Genre: Pop

Multiple Voices: Yes

How could you have a night of girly karaoke and not rock out this beauty while you’re at it?

An interesting fact about the title ‘Mamma Mia’ is that it’s the Italian equivalent of the exclamation ‘(oh) my!’ in English. That’s why, throughout the song, you’ll hear the girls sing, ‘my, my’, as a translation from the Italian.

Since its release in 1975, we’ve been singing along to it as one of the best female karaoke songs of all time. And with the release of Mamma Mia the movie, Meryl Streep’s had us joining in the song from our couches.

So give this classic the treatment it deserves, and belt it into a microphone for the full Abba effect.

10. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Genre: Soul

Multiple Voices: No

It’s not a surprise that we chose this Whitney Houston cover of the Dolly Parton original, to end your night.

This heartbreaking song starts off slow and steady with a powerful message and grows louder and more impassioned with every note.

Follow along with Whitney and do this song some justice by singing it loud and proud. It’s not an easy one to sing, with the complex trills the artist seemed to carry off effortlessly.

But don’t let that hold you back; I Will Always Love You is one to smash out together at the end of your evening, bringing it to a close with the song’s fitting crescendo.

Bottom Line on the 10 Best Female Karaoke Songs

With so many songs to choose from, it was hard coming up with just 10. But with their upbeat tunes, great harmonizing, or soulful themes, our selection is sure to give you a fun-filled evening full of musical highs.

Whether you’re a soprano desperate to ring out the high notes, or a contralto with a lower range looking for an outlet, these 10 songs will get you singing your hearts out the whole night though.

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The Best Female Karaoke Songs Playlist

Check out this very popular playlist of karaoke songs for women. We found a lot of songs we weren’t able to mention above but thought many of you would have a lot of fun with!

More Karaoke Songs for Women

In addition to our 10 best karaoke songs here is a much larger list of songs that didn’t quite make our top 10 list.  You will find 45 more of our favourite songs below.

ComplicatedAvril LavigneListen / Watch
Last DanceDonna SummerListen / Watch
Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat BenatarListen / Watch
He Wasn't Man EnoughToni BraxtonListen / Watch
Don't Stop Believin'JourneyListen / Watch
Over The RainbowJudy GarlandListen / Watch
I Will Remember YouSarah McLachlanListen / Watch
My Love Is Your LoveWhitney HoustonListen / Watch
I Will Always Love YouWhitney HoustonListen / Watch
Come On OverChristina AguileraListen / Watch
Love Don't Live Here AnymoreMadonnaListen / Watch
Try AgainAaliyahListen / Watch
Chapel Of LoveDixie CupsListen / Watch
MusicMadonnaListen / Watch
FeverPeggy LeeListen / Watch
I TryMacy GrayListen / Watch
Summer NightsGreaseListen / Watch
Doesn't Really MatterJanet JacksonListen / Watch
Way He Makes Me FeelBarbra StreisandListen / Watch
It Feels So GoodSoniqueListen / Watch
Always Be My BabyMariah CareyListen / Watch
MemoryBarbra StreisandListen / Watch
Simple Kind Of LifeNo DoubtListen / Watch
Can't Help Falling in LoveElvis PresleyListen / Watch
Forget YouCee Lo GreenListen / Watch
PhotographEd SheeranListen / Watch
Trap QueenFetty WapListen / Watch
Black VelvetAlannah MylesListen / Watch
Hold Back the RiverJames BayListen / Watch
Let It GoJames BayListen / Watch
Want To Want MeJason DeruloListen / Watch
Say SomethingA Great Big WorldListen / Watch
Love YourselfJustin BieberListen / Watch
Years & YearsKingListen / Watch
Are You With MeLost FrequenciesListen / Watch
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd SkynyrdListen / Watch
Friends in Low PlacesGarth BrooksListen / Watch
Billie JeanMichael JacksonListen / Watch
ThrillerMichael JacksonListen / Watch
9 to 5Dolly PartonListen / Watch
CheerleaderOMIListen / Watch
Hey YaOutKastListen / Watch
I’m Not The Only OneSam SmithListen / Watch
Stay With MeSam SmithListen / Watch
See You AgainWiz Khalifa ft. Charlie PuthListen / Watch