Trying to find the best karaoke songs? Whether you want to sing a Whitney Houston medley or a Grease duet, you’ll find it here. When it comes to karaoke, nothing beats showing up with a list of songs selected by your friends. You can also brush your choreography skills and prepare to impress. The top karaoke songs of all time are listed below. These guys have been around for ages, and they’re not going anywhere!
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List of Top 20 Best Karaoke Songs
1. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean
One of the most popular karaoke songs of all time, this classic 80’s hit has become a karaoke staple. The release of this album coincided perfectly with the spread of karaoke to the USA from Asia. Unfortunately, it’s usually performed badly due to the fact that it’s one of the hardest songs to sing. However, the venue has plenty of space for dancing, which is always well-received.
2. Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’
Listeners are captivated from the word go by this sacreligious banger by the queen of pop. You croon, your voice piercing through the darkest night as you sing ‘Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone’. The soaring melody swells as the unmistakable beat of the 1980s anthem explodes into action.
3. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody
This seems like a fantasy, but is it really true? It’s easy to say that Bohemian Rhapsody is the best karaoke song of all time due to its seamless blurring of pop, rock, and opera.
4. Grease Cast’s Summer Nights
In the history of movie songs, Summer Nights is undoubtedly one of the best. The song is one of the most requested ones at karaoke sessions, so it comes as no surprise that it is so popular. While it’s pretty hard to sing, the theatrics often mask poor vocals, so even the worst singers don’t hesitate to give it a try.
5. Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since U Been Gone’
One of the greatest buildups to a powerhouse chorus in pop music is Clarkson’s 2004 hit song’s simple chord progression and restrained vocals. Whenever you sing this in front of a group of strangers, everyone will start scream-belting, ‘But since you have been gone, I have been able to breathe for the first time’
6. ABBA’s Dancing Queen
Over 30 years after their breakup, ABBA continues to be a household name among music lovers. The most popular karaoke song of the band is Dancing Queen. Plus it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser because it’s light, entertaining, and allows for lots of dancing.
7. Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’
This 1987 smash remains one of Whitney’s best, her powerful, agile voice effortlessly soaring over spritely synths and funk-inspired guitars. All of that makes it sound like the best Friday night ever…finding a soulmate on the dance floor.
8. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
There is something seriously wrong with you if you don’t get a little excited hearing “Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, she took the midnight train going anywhere.” It’s the best karaoke song of all time.
9. Spice Girls’ Wannabe
Including Wannabe, one of the most popular Spice Girls songs, would make this list incomplete. Vocally, it isn’t the most challenging song, so amateur singers should be able to succeed. In addition, the song is often performed in groups at karaoke bars, since most people don’t want to perform solo.
10. Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run
No one knows how to pull off a karaoke classic like the Boss when it comes to an Americana ode to blue-collar youth. A working-class anthem, this was his first chart-topper in 1975, which laid the groundwork for decades of battered blue jeans.
11. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
This duet is fairly easy to sing, which makes it great for beginners. Due to the limited vocal range, sounding half decent isn’t much of a challenge. Definitely one to get a crowd going!
12. The B-52s’ Love Shack
The song Love Shack is an excellent choice for those looking for a karaoke song that’s easy to sing. Since 1989, it’s remained one of the most popular karaoke songs in history. This song fits perfectly into the karaoke vibe because it’s fun and happy. Despite not being everyone’s favorite song, it’s still one of the most popular karaoke songs of all time.
13. The Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’
If you’ve got a lot of confidence or a killer set of pipes, this hit by the Fugees works best as a karaoke song if you have a lot of confidence. The song is a hip-hop-inspired reinterpretation of Lori Lieberman’s 1970 ballad (inspired by her experience taking part in a concert with Don McLean).
14. Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor’s Come What May
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor’s romantic duet is so beautiful that it’s impossible not to get emotional when listening to it. If you have a partner, you can sing karaoke together.
15. Oasis’ Wonderwall
Among amateur guitarists, this song is one of the most overplayed. Therefore, it doesn’t surprise me when someone playing a cheap acoustic guitar wants to perform this song on stage. You do not need a guitar to try this out.
16. Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’
There’s a monster guitar riff in this song that made it famous. The song’s esoteric, affecting lyrics, coupled with Rivers Cuomo’s bellowed “Say it ain’t so,” makes it an ideal choice for karaoke.
17. Aladdin’s Whole New World
This list had to include lots of Disney! One Jump Ahead, Arabian Nights, and Friend Like Me from Disney’s Aladdin are also excellent choices for kids’ sing-alongs.
18. A song by the Righteous Brothers called “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”
‘Playing with the Boys’ by Kenny Loggins, performed during a beach volleyball match, is undeniably the best musical moment in Top Gun, but Cruise and Goose singing the Righteous Brothers in a bar is probably more memorable. It is from that scene that every singer of this doo-wop sings it in a karaoke parlor.
19. Blackstreet – No Diggity
Many people forget how difficult the Queen Pen verse at the end of this song is, because they remember Dr. Dre’s opening verse and chorus.
20. Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’
It’s sometimes necessary to stand in front of strangers and declare that, no matter what challenges or misfortunes come your way, you’re going to survive. The iconic breakup anthem by disco diva Gloria Gaynor is a great choice when you’re in those situations.
A timeless playlist of 20 karaoke favorites transcends generations in the world of karaoke. There is something enduring about these tracks that creates memorable moments and brings people together. You can express your inner superstar and make memories you’ll never forget with these songs, whether you’re a seasoned karaoke pro or a first-timer. You’ll be taken on a musical journey like no other when you sing karaoke.
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