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Best Karaoke Songs: 100+ Tunes To Sing At Your Next Session

This list of the best karaoke songs has something for everyone, whether you’re a great singer, a nervous one, or somewhere in between.

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The best karaoke songs fall into a number of different categories. And that’s what makes karaoke so much fun. Even if you’re not the best singer, you can get a great reaction with a killer choice of song and delivery of the tune. Karaoke is popular and loved all over the world, of course. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s an opportunity to get together with friends, let loose and laugh while singing songs. Many of us sing in the car or the shower already, and karaoke songs enable us to do it with supportive friends cheering us on. So cast your fears aside and go for it!

Songs To Get The Karaoke Started

At the beginning of any karaoke session, even the most confident singers need a little push to get the night rolling in full swing. These tunes will get the party started instantly and will have everyone in the room singing along with you. No one can resist these classics.

Spice Girls – Wannabe

Lizzo – Good As Hell

Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It

Bell Biv Devoe – Poison

Nelly – Hot In Herre

Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

Blackstreet – No Diggity

Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee – Despacito

Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA

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Easy Karaoke Songs To Sing

Karaoke is all about fun. If you’re nervous or hesitant, these songs will put you at ease as they are pretty straightforward. You won’t find long-winded ballads with high notes here. Simply fun and easy-going tunes.

The B-52’s – Love Shack

Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

The Village People – Y.M.C.A.

The Clash Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Joan Jett – I Love Rock-N-Roll

Madonna – Like a Prayer

Aqua – Barbie Girl

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

KC & the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Shania Twain – Man, I Feel Like a Woman

Tom Petty – Mary Jane’s Last Dance

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Songs To Sing To Your Crush

If you’re out and about with friends and have your eye on that certain special someone, these songs are sure to break the ice. Whether you go for a comical song like, “Never Gonna Give You Up” or choose something more heartfelt, you can’t go wrong with these tunes.

The Ronettes – Be My Baby

Tina Turner – The Best

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl

Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

TLC – No Scrubs

Seal – Kiss From a Rose

ABBA – Dancing Queen

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name</h3

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

The Crystals – And Then He Kissed Me

Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle

Ginuwine – Pony

Justin Timberlake – Senorita

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

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Duets

Karaoke is a good time, but it makes for an even better time when you perform a duet with a friend. Whether you’re looking into each other’s eyes singing a ballad or belting out a pop anthem, these karaoke songs will win over your audience.

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – Time of My Life

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights

Aretha Franklin & Annie Lennox – Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony & Ivory

Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe

Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – Islands in the Stream

Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine

Elton John & George Michael – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Lea Salonga & Brad Kane – A Whole New World

Kid Rock feat. Sheryl Crow – Picture

Beyonce & Jay-Z – Crazy In Love

Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

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Karaoke Songs To Show Off Your Voice

If you’re the one in your friend group that has the best pipes, then this list is for you! Impress and amaze your friends with a ballad or rock opera. No matter what song you choose, these songs will wow your audience.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin

Robbie Williams – Angels

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Amy Winehouse – Rehab

Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman

Erasure – Respect

The Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song

Elton John – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Queen – Someone To Love

Toto – Africa

Patsy Cline – Crazy

Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road

Blondie – Heart of Glass

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Songs For Hip-Hop Lovers

Whether singing an old school classic or a new tune, these hip-hop karaoke songs will get the party started. So take a deep breath, grab the mic, and bust a move.

Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Eminem – Lose Yourself

The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

Young MC – Bust a Move

Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance

House of Pain – Jump Around

Outkast – Ms. Jackson

JAY Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

Rob Base and DJ EZ-Rock – It Takes Two

Jay-Z and Pharrell – I Just Wanna Love You

Method Man & Mary J. Blige – All I Need

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Karaoke Songs For Country Lovers

Country songs are very fun to sing, especially if you don’t already have a Southern accent. At times the lyrics are dramatic, other times hilarious, and sometimes both. These lively tunes will get everyone clapping and cheering on your performance.

Johnny Cash & June Carter – Jackson

Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places

John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

Dolly Parton – Jolene

Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart

Deana Carter – Strawberry Wine

Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman

Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel

Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road

Shania Twain – Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under

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End Of Night Tunes

It’s almost “last call” and the night is coming to an end. At this point in the evening, everyone has lost their butterflies and is ready to rock! These karaoke songs will have your audience on the edge of their seats, doing a bit of air guitar, and cheering you on one last time.

George Michael – Faith

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer

Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight

Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Prince – Let’s Go Crazy

Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me

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Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being a Friend

Prince – Purple Rain

AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)

The Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Oasis – Wonderwall

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

The Beatles – Hey Jude

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – Home

The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

James Brown – Living In America

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Frank Sinatra – New York New York

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

Donna Summer – Last Dance

Wilson Phillips – Hold On

Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart

Radiohead – Creep

Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How it Feels

Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville

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Think we missed one of the best karaoke songs ever? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. PAT TERKUILE

    February 13, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    ITCHY COO PARK by the Smallfaces

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