Are you ready to hit the karaoke stage and belt out your favorite tunes? Whether you're a seasoned karaoke pro or a beginner looking to try something new, this article has got you covered. We've compiled a list of the best karaoke songs across different genres, from catchy pop hits to timeless rock anthems and toe-tapping disco classics. Get ready to sing your heart out and have a blast at your next karaoke night!

The Art of Selecting the Perfect Karaoke Songs for You

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Some of the most effortless karaoke songs to perform include:

  •  Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"
  • The B-52's "Love Shack"
  • Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline"
  • Bon Jovi's "Livin’ on a Prayer"
  • Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"
  • Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"

The essential factor for a karaoke song to be easy is to opt for a melody that is simple and lyrics that repeat. With practice, even more challenging songs can become easier to sing. Don't hesitate to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

If you're still unsure about which karaoke song is best for you, make sure to seek advice from your singing coach. And if you haven't enrolled in singing lessons yet, watch the video below to discover the advantages of doing so:

Which Karaoke Songs Are Ideal for Those Who Don't Sing Well?

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Karaoke is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable ways to participate in singing, whether with friends or as a solo act. However, not all of us possess perfect singing voices. So, which karaoke songs are suitable for bad singers?

  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow"
  • Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"
  • Journey's "Don’t Stop Believin'"
  • Beyonce's "Love on Top"
  • Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline"
  • Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass"
  • Bon Jovi's "Livin’ On a Prayer"
  • Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
  • Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way"
  • Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
  • Karaoke is all about having a great time, and your performance is all that matters. Regardless of whether you're a proficient singer or not, these ten karaoke songs will surely have you singing your heart out like a pro. From touching ballads to catchy upbeat anthems and timeless classic rock hits, these songs will guarantee a memorable karaoke experience.

    The Top Ten Karaoke Songs of All Time Across Genres

    These ten songs span a variety of genres, but they are guaranteed crowd-pleasers that elevate any karaoke session. Trust us, no karaoke event is complete without at least one of these exceptional classics!

    1) Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" – Is this reality or just a dream? This masterpiece seamlessly blends pop, rock, and opera to create the ultimate karaoke song of all time.

    2) Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" – La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

    3) Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" – Most of Whitney's songs make for an incredible karaoke experience, but "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" stands out from the rest.

    4) Spice Girls' "Wannabe" – This fantastic song is perfect for performing with your own pop superstar group of girlfriends. The iconic opening line, "I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want," never fails to get everyone on their feet.

    5) Oasis' "Wonderwall" – Whether shouted or sung, "Wonderwall" is an excellent karaoke choice that works well for groups of lads performing together.

    6) Robbie Williams' "Angels" – Prepare to be amazed at how many of your friends, who are usually reserved, will join in on the chorus of "Angels" and unleash their inner rock!

    7) Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" – If your heart doesn't beat a little faster when you hear "Just a small town girl, livin' in a looonely world, she took the midnight train going aaaaaanywhere," something is seriously wrong.

    8) Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" – Get ready to have a blast singing "Sweet Caroline" after a few drinks. It's as much fun to perform at karaoke as it is on the football terraces where you usually hear it chanted.

    9) Toto's "Africa" – The excellence of Toto's "Africa" is one of the few things that both Millennials and Baby Boomers can agree on, and it's easy to see why!

    10) Abba's "Dancing Queen" – You're never too old to experience sheer joy while singing along to "Dancing Queen."

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    The Trickiest Karaoke Songs: A Test of Skill

    Whether you're seeking the most challenging karaoke tracks to test your musical prowess or simply want to know which songs to avoid at all costs, it's always good to be aware of the trickiest songs to tackle!

    1) The Darkness' "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" – The vocal range of lead singer Justin Hawkins is simply outrageous, and the quick key changes will leave singers sounding like a tone-deaf grown man one minute and a choir boy the next.

    2) Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" – This tune has the power to melt even the coldest hearts, but it can also make the strongest ears bleed once you attempt it in a karaoke booth.

    3) Eminem feat. Dr. Dre's "Forgot About Dre" – Even if you can actually rap, Eminem's double-time delivery will leave you tongue-tied in knots!

    4) Christina Aguilera's "Hurt" – The emotion, dramatic pauses, gradual key changes, and ridiculously high vocal range throughout the entire song will truly leave you hurting.

    5) Evanescence's "My Immortal" – Some of the easier verses may trick you into thinking you've got this song down, but trust us, you don't!

    6) Adele's "Hello" – Is it another Adele song? Indeed, it is! Is it another stunning but ridiculously difficult-to-sing Adele number? Oh yes, it absolutely is.

    7) Michael Buble's "Cry Me A River" – When a song starts as dramatically as "Cry Me A River," it serves as a warning sign. The notes only become harder, longer, and higher as you attempt to imitate the Bubes*.

    8) Beyonce's "Listen" – It's no surprise that Queen B made this list. Most of her songs are nearly impossible for mere mortals, but "Listen" takes the (honey) cake.

    9) Birdy's "Skinny Love" – It was challenging enough when Bon Iver initially sang it, and it became even more challenging when Birdy covered it. Her super high-pitched voice with soft undertones is virtually inimitable.

    10) Britney Spears' "Womanizer" – This song is low, deep, high, fast, repetitive, and way beyond a reasonable comfort zone.

    The Top Ten Karaoke Duets that'll Rock Your World

    It's fantastic to kill it at karaoke, but killing it with a partner takes the experience to a whole new level. The rhythmic exchange of a great duet creates an incredible shared singing experience. These ten duets are guaranteed to resonate with you and your karaoke partner on a spiritual level.

    1) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" – One of the standout tracks of 2018, "Shallow" is an instant classic, offering a captivating romantic duet for star-crossed lovers.

    2) Elton John & Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" – The beauty of this duet is its relative simplicity. The vocal range isn't extensive, so it doesn't take much effort to sound decent. A definite crowd pleaser!

    3) "Summer Nights" from Grease – This song is perfect for a sing-off between boys and girls at your next karaoke gathering. It's particularly amusing to see who can hold the song's final note the longest!

    4) Queen & David Bowie's "Under Pressure" – A duet that's unique in its approach, as both parts are sung by men. "Under Pressure" stands out as a fantastic choice, breaking away from the conventional boy-girl love song dynamic.

    P.S. If you find the bass line familiar, it's because Vanilla Ice remixed it for "Ice Ice Baby"!

    5) Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder's "Ebony & Ivory" – Did we expect anything less from a collaboration between two of the greatest rock stars of our time? Definitely not!

    6) Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman's "Come What May" – It's impossible to listen to this romantic duet between Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman without feeling all the emotions. It's simply a beautiful song.

    7) Nelly & Kelly Rowland's "Dilemma" – Infusing some '90s R&B flavor into this list, we still love singing along with Nelly and Kelly. Boys, give the rap your best shot. It's not super fast and can be performed by karaoke beginners too.

    8) Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "Time Of My Life" – Immortalized by the '80s hit Dirty Dancing, this fabulous duet is just as much fun to sing along to now as it was when Patrick Swayze was an international sex icon.

    9) The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl's "Fairytale of New York" – Although you're most likely familiar with this song from its December dominance on the radio, it's equally enjoyable to sing away from the Christmas hustle and bustle.

    10) Jay Z & Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind" – We must caution you: this duet is absolutely phenomenal but rather difficult to nail. Alicia Keys' vocals are powerful, and you'll only remember about half of Jay Z's rap lyrics as you think you do!

    The Top Ten Karaoke Hits for Kids

    Scientific studies have proven the numerous physical and mental benefits of singing for children. So, if you want to encourage your little ones to sing as much as possible, here are ten kids' karaoke classics that make it easy!

    1) "Let It Go" from Frozen – A firm favorite across generations, this song is actually one of the top three most sung songs by adults in our karaoke bars.

    2) "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift – Another fantastic kids' karaoke song with a positive message. Let the haters hate while you have fun instead of worrying!

    3) "Baby Shark" by Pinkfong – Love it or hate it, "Baby Shark" isn't going anywhere! With over 2.5 billion views on YouTube, it's a great choice for young children and the entire family to sing together.

    4) "Price Tag" by Jessie J – Eight years after topping the UK Singles Chart, "Price Tag" remains an absolute karaoke anthem. It also conveys the important message that money isn't everything!

    5) "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles – This upbeat rock 'n' roll tune from The Beatles is guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of children and parents alike.

    6) "A Whole New World" from Aladdin – This enchanting duet is the best song from Disney's Aladdin for a kids' sing-along. However, "Arabian Nights," "Friend Like Me," and "One Jump Ahead" are also excellent choices.

    7) "Happy" by Pharrell Williams – This toe-tapping, finger-snapping earworm is ideal for kids' karaoke. Plus, the lyrics are pretty easy to remember!

    8) "MMMBop" by Hanson – Unsurprisingly, a song written and performed by a 16-year-old, 13-year-old, and 11-year-old is a perfect fit for kids' karaoke.

    9) "Under The Sea" from The Little Mermaid – Any song that includes the lyrics "The newt play the flute, The carp play the harp, The plaice play the bass, And they sounding sharp" is undeniably a masterpiece!

    10) "Don't Stop Moving" by S Club 7 – The masters of child-friendly pop, most of S Club 7's songs are great for kids' karaoke sessions. However, thanks to its upbeat and energetic tempo, "Don't Stop Moving" is definitely the best choice.

    The Top Ten Hip Hop Karaoke Anthems

    Who hasn't dreamed of being a rapper at some point in their life? While partying in the club with 50 Cent might not be entirely feasible, rapping along to his music during karaoke most certainly is. Get ready to groove to these classic hip hop tracks!

    1) The Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" – An absolute classic and forgiving for hip hop karaoke novices. The mellow flows of Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank, and Master Gee aren't too difficult to sing along to.

    2) Blackstreet's "No Diggity" – Be warned: this song is much harder than most people realize. While everyone remembers the opening verse by Dr. Dre and the chorus clearly, they tend to forget how challenging Queen Pen's verse is at the end!

    3) Eminem's "Lose Yourself" – The first hip hop song to win an Academy Award, Lose Yourself is an absolute masterpiece. Eminem recorded it during breaks while shooting scenes for his film 8 Mile using a portable recording studio on set.

    4) 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre's "California Love" – The initial recording features three verses by Dr. Dre. Interestingly, only one copy of this session exists, owned by DJ Jam, Snoop Dogg's personal concert DJ.

    5) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" – It's impossible to resist the opening chords of this instant mood booster. There's great joy in watching yourself and your friends struggle to match Macklemore's double-time flow.

    6) Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right" – This is another great choice for hip hop beginners. The slower flow and clear enunciation of Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D are quite manageable, and jumping into the chorus with gusto is inevitable!

    7) OutKast's "Hey Ya!" – When a song is so successful that it becomes its own catchphrase (shake it like a polaroid picture!), you know it's hip hop gold. "Hey Ya!" is an energetic and upbeat choice for karaoke enthusiasts.

    8) Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg's "Still D.R.E." – The lead single from Dr. Dre's album 2001, "Still D.R.E." is perfect for anyone who wants to establish their boss status during a karaoke performance.

    9) Black Eyed Peas' "Where is the Love" – The song that brought The Black Eyed Peas into the musical mainstream, "Where is the Love" remains an absolute banger 16 years after its release. Sing it with a larger group for an epic hip hop karaoke experience.

    10) 50 Cent's "In Da Club" – In search of the ultimate hip hop party anthem? Look no further than this standout single from 50 Cent's debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. If "In Da Club" doesn't get you moving, nothing will!

    The Top Ten Karaoke Rock Anthems

    Do you want to rock and roll all night and party every day? Fulfill your wildest fantasies of being a rock star with these ten classic karaoke rock anthems!

    1) The Killers' "Mr Brightside" – "Mr Brightside" continues to be a chart-topper, reappearing in the UK Top 100 Singles Chart even 15 years after its release. It's no wonder—it's the perfect song to sing along to during a night out.

    2) AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" – If you're in the mood for something heavier during karaoke, the entire AC/DC repertoire is ideal. However, "Thunderstruck" takes the rock anthem crown.

    3) The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" – What a music video and what a song! This Grammy-winning rock hit features an instantly recognizable guitar riff.

    4) Dexys Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen" – Poor old Johnny Ray! If you've ever attended a rugby match, chances are you've heard this tune from Dexys Midnight Runners dozens of times.

    5) Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" – This title track from Springsteen's album remains as amazing to sing along to today as it was when The Boss released it in 1975.

    6) Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" – The song that catapulted the Arctic Monkeys into fame, "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" is a wonderful slice of Britpop. And who can resist the lyric, "Oh, there ain't no love, no Montagues or Capulets, just banging tunes 'n' DJ sets"?

    7) Guns N' Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" – If this song doesn't get your heart pumping, you might need to check your pulse. During a karaoke performance, it's a fantastic choice for releasing inner rock energy.

    8) The Beatles' "Hey Jude" – A favorite at sports events everywhere, "Hey Jude" offers a fantastic opportunity to shout "Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah" with your friends during karaoke.

    9) The Who's "Baba O'Riley" – The initial recording of "Baba O'Riley" lasted 30 minutes, but The Who edited it down to a more manageable five-minute masterpiece.

    10) Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" – If you're truly seeking catharsis, it's hard to find a more therapeutic karaoke experience than screaming "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!" It even held the Christmas Number 1 spot back in 2009.

    The Top Ten Karaoke Anthems for Disco Lovers

    Disco music has an incredible feel-good factor that makes it absolutely irresistible during karaoke sessions. So grab your friends and get ready to unleash your inner Dancing Queen with these ten disco karaoke anthems!

    1) Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" – Do you remember the 21st night of September? This disco anthem will have you and your friends hitting those falsetto high notes and dancing non-stop.

    2) The Village People's "YMCA" – Macho Man and In The Navy are other beloved classics from The Village People, but no list of the best disco karaoke songs is complete without "YMCA" among the top three!

    3) Kool And The Gang's "Get Down On It" – How will you dance if you don't want to stand on the wall? Get on your feet and groove to this feel-good anthem!

    4) The Trammps' "Disco Inferno" – "Burn baby burn..." It's impossible not to get fired up when the funky opening rhythm of "Disco Inferno" starts playing. This song is truly disco royalty, as it earned its place in Saturday Night Fever.

    5) Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" – What a band, what a song! This is particularly fun to perform during karaoke with a large group of friends. Laugh along as you all struggle to match Barry Gibb's exceptionally high-pitched singing voice.

    6) Chic's "Le Freak" – "Aaaah, freak out!" This disco karaoke classic was inspired by the band's guitarist and bassist being denied entry to New York's infamous Studio 54 nightclub. Quite the surprise, isn't it?

    7) Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" – This ultimate breakup anthem is perfect for a rousing group sing-along during karaoke. It empowers divas of all ages to belt out the chorus with gusto.

    8) Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" – Speaking of disco divas, it doesn't get much better than Diana Ross and her iconic disco power ballad. Fun fact: "I'm Coming Out" was inspired by seeing three drag queens dressed as Diana Ross at a New York nightclub!

    9) Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" – This Grammy Award-winning disco classic successfully blends rock and disco. You may have encountered it in The Full Monty or witnessed Prince Charles doing some impromptu hip thrusts to it!

    10) Earth, Wind & Fire ft. The Emotions' "Boogie Wonderland" – Earth, Wind & Fire are so good that they make the list twice, this time with a little help from The Emotions. "Boogie Wonderland" is a disco gem with an infectious hook and enough gold sequined vests in the music video to fill a disco ball.

    The Top Ten Karaoke Country & Western Songs

    These ten songs transcend genres and are guaranteed crowd-pleasers at any karaoke session. No karaoke event is complete without the inclusion of at least one of these timeless classics!

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    1) Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" – Is this real life, or is it just fantasy? An absolute masterpiece that effortlessly combines pop, rock, and opera, "Bohemian Rhapsody" stands out as the ultimate karaoke song.

    2) Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" – La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

    3) Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" – Most of Whitney's songs make for an unbelievable karaoke experience, but "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" is definitely the cream of the crop.

    4) Spice Girls' "Wannabe" – This fantastic song is ideal for performing with your own pop supergroup of girlfriends. The iconic opening line, "I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want," never fails to get everyone moving.

    5) Oasis' "Wonderwall" – Whether you sing it or shout it, "Wonderwall" is an excellent karaoke choice that works just as well for groups of lads performing together.

    6) Robbie Williams' "Angels" – You'll be amazed how many of your usually reserved friends join in on the chorus of "Angels" like certified lunatics.

    7) Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" – If your heart doesn't skip a beat when you hear "Just a small town girl, livin' in a looonely world, she took the midnight train going aaaaaanywhere," then something is truly amiss.

    8) Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" – This song is an excellent choice after a few drinks. It's as much fun to perform at karaoke joints as it is on football terraces, where you usually hear it chanted.

    9) Toto's "Africa" – The superiority of Toto's "Africa" is one of the very few things that both Millennials and Baby Boomers can agree on. Its appeal is easy to understand!

    10) Abba's "Dancing Queen" – You're never too old to experience pure giddiness while singing along to "Dancing Queen."

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    In conclusion, karaoke is an incredible way to let loose, have fun, and unleash your inner rock star. Whether you're belting out a power ballad or grooving to a disco anthem, there's a karaoke song for everyone. From classics to contemporary hits, these top ten lists are sure to inspire your next karaoke session. So gather your friends, grab the microphone, and sing your heart out – because in the world of karaoke, everyone's a star. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new – you might just discover a hidden talent or find a new favorite song. So go ahead, embrace the joy of karaoke and let the music take you on a journey you'll never forget. Get ready to rock the karaoke stage and create memories that will last a lifetime. Happy singing!