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
- Karaoke Songs For Men
- Duet Karaoke Songs
- 90’s Karaoke Songs
- 80’s Karaoke Songs
- 70’s Karaoke songs
- Rock Karaoke Songs
- Pop Karaoke Songs
- R&B Karaoke Songs
- Country Karaoke Songs
- Love Karaoke Songs
- Worst Karaoke Songs
- 2018 Karaoke Songs
- 2017 Karaoke Songs
- 2016 Karaoke Songs
- Christmas Karaoke Songs
- Fun 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
SONG ARTIST Respect Aretha Franklin Oops, I Did It Again Brittney Spears I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor Valerie Amy Winehouse Wannabe Spice Girls Someone Like You Adele I Try Macy Gray Toxic Brittney Spears Mamma Mia Abba I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston Complicated Avril Lavigne Hero Mariah Carey Perfect Ed Sheeran A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton Single Ladies Beyoncé It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls Burn Ellie Goulding Man, I Feel Like a Woman Shania Twain Say My Name Destiny's Child Call Me Maybe Carly 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
SONG ARTIST Radioactive Imagine Dragons (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones Ring of Fire Johnny Cash Love Yourself Justin Bieber Basket Case Green Day All The Small Things Blink 182 Yellow Submarine The Beatles I Love Rock n' Roll Joan Jett Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly My Band D12 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd American Pie Don McLean Livin on a Prayer Bon Jovi Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Baby Got Back Sir Mix-A-Lot Hey Ya Outkast Say It Ain't So Weezer Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
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
SONG ARTIST Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye Don't Give Up Peter Gabriel Cruisin' Gwyneth Paltrow Need You Know Lady Antebellum Ebony & Ivory Stevie Wonder Don't Know Much Linda Ronstadt Unforgettable Nat King Cole Dream a Little Dream of Me Ella Fitzgerald Don't Let The Sun Go Down George Michael Beauty & The Beast Celine Dion Seperate Lives Phil Collins Where The Wild Roses Grow Kylie Minogue Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Ginger Rogers Perfect Ed Sheeran Sailing Christopher Cross Two Story House Tammy Wynette I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Aretha Franklin The Fighter Keith Urban All I have Jennifer 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
SONG ARTIST Barbie Girl Aqua Wannabe Spice Girls I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana No Scrubs TLC Macarena Los Del Rio No Diggity Blackstreet ...Baby One More Time Brittney Spears Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve Livin' la Vida Loca Ricky Martin I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys MMMbop Hanson Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden What Is Love Haddaway Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera Killing Me Softly With His Song Fugees Jump Kris Kross Wonderwall Oasis I'll Make Love To You Boyz 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
SONG ARTIST Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi Take On Me A Ha Every Breath You Take The Police Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper Don't Stop Believin' Journey With Or Without You U2 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears for Fears Billie Jean Michael Jackson Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N' Roses Tainted Love Soft Cell I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston When Doves Cry Prince Beat It Michael Jackson Down Under Men at Work Here I Go Again Whitesnake Jump Van Halen Push It Salt-N-Pepa Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
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
SONG ARTIST Dancing Queen Arrival Bohemian Rhapsody A Night at the Opera Stayin' Alive Bee Gees I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor Killing Me Softly The Fugees My Sharona Get the Knack Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin Best Of My Love Eagles Heart Of Glass Blondie Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Tiny Dancer Elton John The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd Layla Eric Clapton Imagine John Lennon Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees Brown Sugar The 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
SONG ARTIST (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf Carry On Wayward Son Kansas Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Don't Stop Believin' Journey Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana Natural Imagine Dragons Sweet Emotion Areosmith I Was Made For Lovin' You Kiss Free Fallin' Tom Petty Slow Ride Foghat (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones Everlong Foo Fighters Won't Get Fooled Again The Who Do It Again Steely Dan Hey Jude The Beatles School's Out Alice Cooper Nothing Else Matters Metallica Rocket Man Elton John November Rain Guns 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
SONG ARTIST Toxic Brittney Spears Perfect Ed Sheeran Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson Delicate Taylor Swift Hey Ya! OutKast Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen Bye Bye Bye NSYNC Counting Stars OneRepublic Hips Don't Lie Shakira In My Feelings Drake Bad Day Daniel Powter Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars Happy Pharrell Williams Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Beyoncé Beautiful Christina Aguilera Gold Digger Kanye West So What P!nk Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Uptown Funk Mark Ronson We Found Love Rihanna
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
SONG ARTIST No Scrubs TLC No Diggity Blackstreet Poison Bell Biv DeVoe Pony Ginuwine Too Close Next My Lovin (You're Never Gonna Get It) En Vogue This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan Boo'd Up Ella Mai Say My Name Destiny's Child You Make Me Wanna... Usher Fantasy Mariah Carey The Boy Is Mine Brandy Bump n' Grind R. Kelly That's What I Like Bruno Mars Fallin' Alicia Keys Real Love Mary J. Blige Remember The Time Michael Jackson Candy Rain Soul For Real Motownphilly Boyz II Men Tell Me Groove 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
SONG ARTIST Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band Need You Now Lady Antebellum Ring of Fire Johnny Cash Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert This Kiss Faith Hill Amarillo by Morning George Strait Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood Strawberry Wine Deana Carter Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker Tennessee Whiskey Chris Stapleton Your Man Josh Turner Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette 9 to 5 Dolly Parton Body Like a Back Road Sam Hunt Simple Florida Georgia Line You Make It Easy Jason Aldean Break Up in the End Cole Swindell Burning Man Dierks 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
SONG ARTIST Halo Beyonce Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye Make You Feel My Love Adele My Girl The Temptations Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran She's Always a Woman Billy Joel Hero Enrique Iglesias (Everything I Do) I Do It For You Bryan Adams Without You Mariah Carey End Of The Road Boyz II Men A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Love Me Like You Do Ellie Goulding Why Can't I? Liz Phair Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley Endless Love Lionel Richie I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton You're Still The One Shania Twain My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion How Deep Is Your Love Bee 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
SONG ARTIST Hello Adele I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston How You Remind Me Nickelback Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot American Pie Don McLean Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice Baby Justin Bieber Bohemian Rhapsody Queen I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor Thong Song Sisqo Friday Rebecca Black I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred U Can't Touch This MC Hammer Sexy and I Know It LMFAO Lonely Akon She Bangs Ricky Martin Informer Snow Don't Stop Believing Journey My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion Kiss Prince
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
SONG ARTIST I Like It Cardi B No Tears Left To Cry Ariana Grande In My Feelings Drake God's Plan Drake This Is America Childish Gambino Love Lies Khalid Make Me Feel Janelle Monáe Back To You Selena Gomez All The Stars Kendrick Lamar Better Now Post Malone Eastside Benny Blanco My My My! Troye Sivan Psycho Post Malone Solo Clean Bandit No Brainer DJ Khaled Call Out My Name The Weeknd Jackie Chan Dzeko Havana Camila Cabello Freaky Friday Lil 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
SONG ARTIST Despacito Luis Fonsi Bodak Yellow Cardi B HUMBLE Kendrick Lamar Slide Calvin Harris Boys Charli XCX Mask Off Future Wild Thoughts DJ Khaled It Ain't Me Kygo XO Tour Llif3 Lil Uzi Vert Bad Liar Selena Gomez Unforgettable French Montana Shape of You Ed Sheeran Sign of the Times Harry Styles Believer Imagine Dragons Bad and Boujee Migos Feel It Still Portugal. The Man Stay Alessia Cara Attention Charlie Puth Love Lana Del Rey Girls Like You Maroon 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
SONG ARTIST One Dance Drake Starboy The Weeknd Black Beatles Rae Sremmurd Work from Home Fifth Hormony Let Me Love You DJ Snake Closer The Chainsmokers Treat You Better Shawn Mendes Heathens Twenty One Pilots Can't Stop the Feeling! Justin Timberlake I Took a Pill in Ibiza Mike Posner Cheap Thrills Sia Furler Cold Water Major Lazer Side to Side Ariana Grande Too Good Drake Work Rihanna UItralight Beam Kanye West 24K Bruno Mars Starving Hailee Steinfeld NO Meghan Trainor Tiimmy Turner Desiigner
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
SONG ARTIST Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Mariah Carey White Christmas Bing Crosby The Christmas Song Nat King Cole Winter Wonderland Michael Bublé God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings Barenaked Ladies Let It Snow Dean Martin All I Want for Christmas is You Mariah Carey O Little Town of Bethlehem Elvis Presley Wonderful Christmas Paul McCartney I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus The Jackson 5 Happy Xmas (War is Over) Yoko Ono Silver Bells Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Destiny's Child Holly Jolly Christmas Michael Bublé Sleigh Ride The Ronettes Blue Christmas Elvis Presley I Heard the Bells Larry Gatlin Christmas Time Is Here Peanut Gang Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry Step into Christmas Elton 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
SONG ARTIST Shake It Off Taylor Swift Super Bass Nicki Minaj Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Poker Face Lady Gaga Hot N Cold Katy Perry Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Backstreet Boys Hot In Here Nelly Work Rihanna Ride Twenty One Pilots Yeah! Usher Wonderwall Oasis Lose Yourself Eminem Uptown Girl Billy Joel Shape of You Ed Sheeran Mr. Brightside The Killers Forget You CeeLo Green Jump Van Halen Wannabe Spice Girls You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi Call Me Maybe Carly 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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