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

SONGARTIST
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

SONGARTIST
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


SONGARTIST
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

SONGARTIST
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
MMMbopHanson
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
WonderwallOasis
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

SONGARTIST
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


SONGARTIST
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


SONGARTIST
(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

SONGARTIST
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

SONGARTIST
No ScrubsTLC
No DiggityBlackstreet
PoisonBell Biv DeVoe
PonyGinuwine
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


SONGARTIST
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

SONGARTIST
HaloBeyonce
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

SONGARTIST
HelloAdele
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
LonelyAkon
She BangsRicky Martin
InformerSnow
Don't Stop BelievingJourney
My Heart Will Go OnCeline Dion
KissPrince

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


SONGARTIST
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
SAD!XXXTentacion

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


SONGARTIST
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

SONGARTIST
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
WorkRihanna
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

SONGARTIST
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


SONGARTIST
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
WorkRihanna
RideTwenty One Pilots
Yeah!Usher
WonderwallOasis
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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