Never is the phrase “Know the room” more relevant than when singing karaoke.  If it’s Saturday night and it’s party time at the bar, it’s probably not the best time to break out with “Everybody Hurts” or “With or Without You.”  At a small social gathering with some work friends?  You may think twice before singing “Get Lucky.”

Whether at a karaoke bar or private party, you don’t have to be able to hit those high notes, have a great vocal range or even sing in tune to have have the most amazing time belting out the latest top karaoke songs. So what do you sing?  What are some solid song choices the crowd will love? (Love Shack. Baby, Love Shack! )

Is it really possible to make a list of the best karaoke songs and not include Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, or Mamma Mia? We don’t think so! Here’s a list of our favourite songs that everyone can get into.  And that’s really the point of karaoke, right?  Everyone should have fun and you get to be the star, try a few! Check out our list of easy songs to sing below:

100+ Easy Karaoke Songs

  • Female Karaoke Songs

    From R&B classics to hit pop songs, we’ve picked from the most fun and memorable songs ever made for you to sing at your next karaoke event. Here are our top 20 picks for the best female songs.

    Oops!….I Did It Again – Britney Spears

    RespectAretha Franklin
    Oops, I Did It AgainBrittney Spears
    I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
    ValerieAmy Winehouse
    WannabeSpice Girls
    Someone Like YouAdele
    I TryMacy Gray
    ToxicBrittney Spears
    Mamma MiaAbba
    I Will Always Love YouWhitney Houston
    ComplicatedAvril Lavigne
    HeroMariah Carey
    PerfectEd Sheeran
    A Thousand MilesVanessa Carlton
    Single LadiesBeyoncé
    It’s Raining MenThe Weather Girls
    BurnEllie Goulding
    Man, I Feel Like a WomanShania Twain
    Say My NameDestiny's Child
    Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen

    Karaoke Songs For Men

    Men, it’s time to step up to the microphone, don’t be afraid to show everyone you’ve got a killer voice. We’ve picked out the greatest songs for men from a variety of genres and popular songs over the years.

    I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

    RadioactiveImagine Dragons
    (I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones
    Ring of FireJohnny Cash
    Love YourselfJustin Bieber
    Basket CaseGreen Day
    All The Small ThingsBlink 182
    Yellow SubmarineThe Beatles
    I Love Rock n' RollJoan Jett
    Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley
    I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
    Ignition (Remix)R. Kelly
    My BandD12
    Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
    American PieDon McLean
    Livin on a PrayerBon Jovi
    Bohemian RhapsodyQueen
    Baby Got BackSir Mix-A-Lot
    Hey YaOutkast
    Say It Ain't SoWeezer
    Eye Of The TigerSurvivor

    Duet Karaoke Songs

    Karaoke with your friends is always twice the fun so grab a friend and get up some stage and sing one of the best duet songs!

    Ebony and Ivory – Stevie Wonder

    Islands in the StreamKenny Rogers
    Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye
    Don't Give UpPeter Gabriel
    Cruisin'Gwyneth Paltrow
    Need You KnowLady Antebellum
    Ebony & IvoryStevie Wonder
    Don't Know MuchLinda Ronstadt
    UnforgettableNat King Cole
    Dream a Little Dream of MeElla Fitzgerald
    Don't Let The Sun Go DownGeorge Michael
    Beauty & The BeastCeline Dion
    Seperate LivesPhil Collins
    Where The Wild Roses GrowKylie Minogue
    Let's Call The Whole Thing OffGinger Rogers
    PerfectEd Sheeran
    SailingChristopher Cross
    Two Story HouseTammy Wynette
    I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)Aretha Franklin
    The FighterKeith Urban
    All I haveJennifer Lopez

    90’s Karaoke Songs

    Remember the classic hits from the 90’s you would always sing along to in the car? We put together 20 of our favourite 90’s karaoke songs that are sure to get everyone in the room singing along with you.

    Macarena – Los Del Rio

    Barbie GirlAqua
    WannabeSpice Girls
    I Will Always Love YouWhitney Houston
    Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana
    No ScrubsTLC
    MacarenaLos Del Rio
    No DiggityBlackstreet
    ...Baby One More TimeBrittney Spears
    Bitter Sweet SymphonyThe Verve
    Livin' la Vida LocaRicky Martin
    I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
    Semi-Charmed LifeThird Eye Blind
    Truly Madly DeeplySavage Garden
    What Is LoveHaddaway
    Genie in a BottleChristina Aguilera
    Killing Me Softly With His SongFugees
    JumpKris Kross
    I'll Make Love To YouBoyz II Men

    80’s Karaoke Songs

    Are the 90’s a little “too soon” for you? Want something that might be more familiar to you? These 80’s karaoke songs are sure to have the audience singing right along with you.

    Beat It – Micheal Jackson

    Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi
    Take On MeA Ha
    Every Breath You TakeThe Police
    Total Eclipse Of The HeartBonnie Tyler
    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Eurythmics
    Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper
    Don't Stop Believin'Journey
    With Or Without YouU2
    Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldTears for Fears
    Billie JeanMichael Jackson
    Sweet Child O' MineGuns N' Roses
    Tainted LoveSoft Cell
    I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston
    When Doves CryPrince
    Beat ItMichael Jackson
    Down UnderMen at Work
    Here I Go AgainWhitesnake
    JumpVan Halen
    Push ItSalt-N-Pepa
    Eye Of The TigerSurvivor

    70’s Karaoke songs

    Let’s take things all the way back to the 1970’s with our list of hit 70’s karaoke songs that range from “Dancing Queen” to “Free Bird”.

    Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

    Dancing QueenArrival
    Bohemian RhapsodyA Night at the Opera
    Stayin' AliveBee Gees
    I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
    Killing Me SoftlyThe Fugees
    My SharonaGet the Knack
    Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye
    Stairway To HeavenLed Zeppelin
    Best Of My LoveEagles
    Heart Of GlassBlondie
    Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
    Smoke On The WaterDeep Purple
    Tiny DancerElton John
    The Boys Are Back In TownThin Lizzy
    Free BirdLynyrd Skynyrd
    LaylaEric Clapton
    ImagineJohn Lennon
    Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
    How Deep Is Your LoveBee Gees
    Brown SugarThe Rolling Stones

    Rock Karaoke Songs

    Do you love singing rock songs? These top 20 rock karaoke songs are sure to make you look and sound like a rock star!

    Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

    (Don't Fear) The ReaperBlue Öyster Cult
    Born To Be WildSteppenwolf
    Carry On Wayward SonKansas
    Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin
    Don't Stop Believin'Journey
    Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana
    NaturalImagine Dragons
    Sweet EmotionAreosmith
    I Was Made For Lovin' YouKiss
    Free Fallin'Tom Petty
    Slow RideFoghat
    (I Can't Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones
    EverlongFoo Fighters
    Won't Get Fooled AgainThe Who
    Do It AgainSteely Dan
    Hey JudeThe Beatles
    School's OutAlice Cooper
    Nothing Else MattersMetallica
    Rocket ManElton John
    November RainGuns N' Roses

    Pop Karaoke Songs

    Pop songs are crowd pleasers that can get most people singing with you at a karaoke night. These top 20 pop songs are all-time favourites that will span generations to come.

    Bye Bye Bye – NSYNC

    ToxicBrittney Spears
    PerfectEd Sheeran
    Since U Been GoneKelly Clarkson
    DelicateTaylor Swift
    Hey Ya!OutKast
    Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen
    Bye Bye ByeNSYNC
    Counting StarsOneRepublic
    Hips Don't LieShakira
    In My FeelingsDrake
    Bad DayDaniel Powter
    Just The Way You AreBruno Mars
    HappyPharrell Williams
    Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)Beyoncé
    BeautifulChristina Aguilera
    Gold DiggerKanye West
    So WhatP!nk
    Moves Like JaggerMaroon 5
    Uptown FunkMark Ronson
    We Found LoveRihanna

    R&B Karaoke Songs

    Pour your heart and soul into these top 20 R&B songs. These karaoke songs will be sure to leave you and the audience filled with emotion.

    Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

    No ScrubsTLC
    No DiggityBlackstreet
    PoisonBell Biv DeVoe
    Too CloseNext
    My Lovin (You're Never Gonna Get It)En Vogue
    This Is How We Do ItMontell Jordan
    Boo'd UpElla Mai
    Say My NameDestiny's Child
    You Make Me Wanna...Usher
    FantasyMariah Carey
    The Boy Is MineBrandy
    Bump n' GrindR. Kelly
    That's What I LikeBruno Mars
    Fallin'Alicia Keys
    Real LoveMary J. Blige
    Remember The TimeMichael Jackson
    Candy RainSoul For Real
    MotownphillyBoyz II Men
    Tell MeGroove Theory

    Country Karaoke Songs

    Love a good country tune to sing with your friends? Check out our top 20 best country karaoke songs that you will have a blast singing at your next karaoke night.

    Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

    Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks
    Chicken FriedZac Brown Band
    Need You NowLady Antebellum
    Ring of FireJohnny Cash
    Gunpowder and LeadMiranda Lambert
    This KissFaith Hill
    Amarillo by MorningGeorge Strait
    Before He CheatsCarrie Underwood
    Strawberry WineDeana Carter
    Wagon WheelDarius Rucker
    Tennessee WhiskeyChris Stapleton
    Your ManJosh Turner
    Man! I Feel Like a Woman!Shania Twain
    Stand By Your ManTammy Wynette
    9 to 5Dolly Parton
    Body Like a Back RoadSam Hunt
    SimpleFlorida Georgia Line
    You Make It EasyJason Aldean
    Break Up in the EndCole Swindell
    Burning ManDierks Bentley

    Love Karaoke Songs

    Want to show your love for a special someone in the most spectacular way on karaoke night? Choose one of these classic karaoke love songs and melt everyone’s hearts.

    Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

    Sexual HealingMarvin Gaye
    Make You Feel My LoveAdele
    My GirlThe Temptations
    Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran
    She's Always a WomanBilly Joel
    HeroEnrique Iglesias
    (Everything I Do) I Do It For YouBryan Adams
    Without YouMariah Carey
    End Of The RoadBoyz II Men
    A Thousand MilesVanessa Carlton
    Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
    Love Me Like You DoEllie Goulding
    Why Can't I?Liz Phair
    Can't Help Falling in LoveElvis Presley
    Endless LoveLionel Richie
    I Will Always Love YouDolly Parton
    You're Still The OneShania Twain
    My Heart Will Go OnCeline Dion
    How Deep Is Your LoveBee Gees

    Worst Karaoke Songs

    Here is a list of what NOT to sing on your next karaoke night! Avoid these songs at all costs because not only are many of them hard to sing, the audience is sick and tired of them hearing them everywhere they go!

    Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

    I Will Always Love YouWhitney Houston
    How You Remind MeNickelback
    Baby Got BackSir Mix-a-Lot
    American PieDon McLean
    Ice Ice BabyVanilla Ice
    BabyJustin Bieber
    Bohemian RhapsodyQueen
    I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
    Thong SongSisqo
    FridayRebecca Black
    I'm Too SexyRight Said Fred
    U Can't Touch ThisMC Hammer
    Sexy and I Know ItLMFAO
    She BangsRicky Martin
    Don't Stop BelievingJourney
    My Heart Will Go OnCeline Dion

    2018 Karaoke Songs

    Try singing a few of the most popular karaoke songs from 2018 at karaoke next time you are out with your friends. These songs from 2018 are a ton of fun to sing and are still fresh in the minds of the audience. 2018 was a hit year with the emergence of Spanglish songs from artists like Cardi B and Camila Cabello that are a blast to sing (if you can mumble the Spanish parts!).

    I Like It – Cardi B

    I Like ItCardi B
    No Tears Left To CryAriana Grande
    In My FeelingsDrake
    God's PlanDrake
    This Is AmericaChildish Gambino
    Love LiesKhalid
    Make Me FeelJanelle Monáe
    Back To YouSelena Gomez
    All The StarsKendrick Lamar
    Better NowPost Malone
    EastsideBenny Blanco
    My My My!Troye Sivan
    PsychoPost Malone
    SoloClean Bandit
    No BrainerDJ Khaled
    Call Out My NameThe Weeknd
    Jackie ChanDzeko
    HavanaCamila Cabello
    Freaky FridayLil Dicky

    2017 Karaoke Songs

    Check out our list of the best 20 songs to sing for karaoke from 2017. We have put together the most popular songs from an amazing year that anyone can sing at their next karaoke night.  Our featured song “Believer’ by Imagine Dragons, check out the video below.

    Believer – Imagine Dragons

    DespacitoLuis Fonsi
    Bodak YellowCardi B
    HUMBLEKendrick Lamar
    SlideCalvin Harris
    BoysCharli XCX
    Mask OffFuture
    Wild ThoughtsDJ Khaled
    It Ain't MeKygo
    XO Tour Llif3Lil Uzi Vert
    Bad LiarSelena Gomez
    UnforgettableFrench Montana
    Shape of YouEd Sheeran
    Sign of the TimesHarry Styles
    BelieverImagine Dragons
    Bad and BoujeeMigos
    Feel It StillPortugal. The Man
    StayAlessia Cara
    AttentionCharlie Puth
    LoveLana Del Rey
    Girls Like YouMaroon 5

    2016 Karaoke Songs

    2016 was an amazing year for karaoke. This top 20 list of the best songs from 2016 has hits from every genre of music and is sure to have a few of your favourite songs that are an absolute blast to sing on stage.

    Work From Home – Fifth Harmony

    One DanceDrake
    StarboyThe Weeknd
    Black BeatlesRae Sremmurd
    Work from HomeFifth Hormony
    Let Me Love YouDJ Snake
    CloserThe Chainsmokers
    Treat You BetterShawn Mendes
    HeathensTwenty One Pilots
    Can't Stop the Feeling!Justin Timberlake
    I Took a Pill in IbizaMike Posner
    Cheap ThrillsSia Furler
    Cold WaterMajor Lazer
    Side to SideAriana Grande
    Too GoodDrake
    UItralight BeamKanye West
    24KBruno Mars
    StarvingHailee Steinfeld
    NOMeghan Trainor
    Tiimmy TurnerDesiigner

    Christmas Karaoke Songs

    Christmas time is near again so let’s dust off our favourite Christmas carols and take a look at the best Christmas karaoke songs by some of your favourite artists from Mariah Carey to Michael Bublé.

    Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

    Santa Claus Is Coming To TownMariah Carey
    White ChristmasBing Crosby
    The Christmas SongNat King Cole
    Winter WonderlandMichael Bublé
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three KingsBarenaked Ladies
    Let It SnowDean Martin
    All I Want for Christmas is YouMariah Carey
    O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley
    Wonderful ChristmasPaul McCartney
    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausThe Jackson 5
    Happy Xmas (War is Over)Yoko Ono
    Silver Bells
    Rudolph, the Red-Nosed ReindeerDestiny's Child
    Holly Jolly ChristmasMichael Bublé
    Sleigh RideThe Ronettes
    Blue ChristmasElvis Presley
    I Heard the BellsLarry Gatlin
    Christmas Time Is HerePeanut Gang
    Run Rudolph RunChuck Berry
    Step into ChristmasElton John

    Fun Karaoke Songs

    What good is a list of karaoke songs if we didn’t include the top 20 funnest songs to sing of all time? These songs are an absolute blast to sing, either solo or with your friends.

    Hot N Cold – Katy Perry

    Shake It OffTaylor Swift
    Super BassNicki Minaj
    Moves Like JaggerMaroon 5
    Poker FaceLady Gaga
    Hot N ColdKaty Perry
    Everybody (Backstreet's Back)Backstreet Boys
    Hot In HereNelly
    RideTwenty One Pilots
    Lose YourselfEminem
    Uptown GirlBilly Joel
    Shape of YouEd Sheeran
    Mr. BrightsideThe Killers
    Forget YouCeeLo Green
    JumpVan Halen
    WannabeSpice Girls
    You Give Love a Bad NameBon Jovi
    Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen

    9 More of The Best Karaoke Songs

    “Party in the USA” – Miley Cyrus

    Everyone knows this work-safe song.  Young girls, middle-aged men, biker dudes, it doesn’t matter; everyone knows the lyrics and they sing along when they hear this tune.

    Even people that hate Miley will begrudgingly tap their toes and try not to sing.  But they will fail.  No one resists the magical powers of this, dare we say, classic?

    This song has it all: Irresistible beat, catchy melody and party lyrics. It’s also a strong female karaoke song, although it’s not off-limits for guys.

    The best part about singing this song is you can really let loose.  The crowd takes their cues from you, and when they see you getting your jam on, well, it’s “Party in the U.S.A.” time baby.

    “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen

    “Born to Run” is the Boss’s signature song and everyone relates to the young working-class theme and the desire to be free.

    Best of all, you get to implement all of Bruce’s rock poses.  Raise your fist while tapping your feet aggressively.  Turn your back to the audience and throw your arms out wide.  Make your face look like you just sucked a lemon while you shred on air guitar.

    The key is to bring it home enthusiastically when you sing, “Tramps like us /  baby we were born to run.”  It’s a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

    “Just a Friend” – Biz Markie

    An old school song that transcends generations, “Just a Friend” is funny and memorable.  Even better is the fact that audiences get into the chorus and will sing along passionately.

    People understand the pain of loving someone unattainable and delight in this fun, storytelling rap.  Put your hand over your heart and feign your death when you sing “Oh baby you.”

    The barrier to entry is low with this song as Biz wails out of tune throughout.  So if you can’t sing or rap, or if the crowd is too drunk to know the difference, it’s a perfect choice.

    “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

    The song begins with “Turn it up,” which is a familiar call to crowds everywhere to get up and dance.

    Are you’re sensing a theme with this list? All of these choices are songs people can get into.  To that end, “Sweet Home Alabama” fits the bill.

    Audiences of all ages and musical tastes know every word of this song. That’s possibly because it is prevalent in many films.  They even made a movie called Sweet Home Alabama.

    Put on your Joe Dirt mullet wig and rock out to this 70’s classic.

    “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

    Exes everywhere rejoice in this whimsical revenge tune.  And if revenge songs are your thing, pretty much any Taylor Swift song will do.

    But we like this one because it’s fun and people get into singing “ever ever ever” a lot.

    And if your ex is in the crowd, even better.  Be bold and make a dedication.  You know their reaction will be priceless.

    “Drunk in Love” – Jay-Z and Beyonce

    “Drunk in Love” is a fun song for couples.  So if you and your bae-bae love this Jay and Bey jam, go for it.

    This song is best performed anywhere you can safely get your freak on.  The risque lyrics are perfectly fine at parties and bars, but it’s not advised for work functions and family get-togethers.

    It’s all about the performance.  Specifically, Queen B’s part is what matters here because, frankly, this is her song.

    Let your inner diva out and completely commit to it to bring the house down.

    “Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey

    We have to include “Don’t Stop Believin” because by any measure it’s a classic.  It is the first song to have a million downloads on iTunes.  In fact, it was the most downloaded song ever until 2014.

    It’s a karaoke mainstay as well.  The United States Karaoke Alliance named it as the #4 song of all time.

    Laurels aside, everyone knows and loves this song and you will be a hit if you are born to sing the blues too.

    “All The Small Things” – Blink 182

    A 90’s classic, “All The Small Things” works well if you’re crowd has had a few adult beverages.  Besides being a catchy song, you don’t have to think about too much.  Lots of “na na nas” in this one, giving it high marks for sing-along-ability.

    Pro Tip: Hold out the mic when it’s time for the crowd to shout, “Work sucks.”  You’re welcome.

    “Uptown Funk” – Bruno Mars

    Almost any Bruno Mars tune is a good karaoke song.  The man knows how to create upbeat songs that make people happy.

    As the karaoke singer, you can be the conduit that delivers such goodness to the crowd.

    Dancing is not optional.  You must throw your inhibitions out the window and have fun.  Let the crowd feed off your energy.

    Groups can have fun with this one too.  Let one person sing lead with the  background singers/dancers bringing it home with every “Hot damn.”  Crowd around the mic for the chorus.

    There are no rules with this song.  Have fun and perform it with reckless abandon.

    The Top Karaoke Songs: The Bottom Line

    It’s best to sing a song you already know.  That way you won’t have to stare at the machine to read the lyrics.  You can relax, get into your performance and just have fun.

    Choose your favourite songs that people already know and love.  When everyone in the room is on the same page there’s a connection.  The crowd loves your energy and you get to feed off of them too.  It a great time for everyone.

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