10+ the best karaoke songs ever*

Do you love karaoke and singing some great hits from all the decades? If you do, then you should read this list. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and The Backstreet Boys are a few examples of what you can find here. We listed hip-hop, pop, rock and many other genres for you to choose from. So remember the next night you’re going to a karaoke party, choose your weapon and just show everyone how it’s done. Here are the best songs to karaoke and have fun with your friends or colleges while you impress them with your unique voice. Go ahead and pick one of this songs!

Manuel WildzeiszFeb. 26, 2018 04:58PM EST    


Purple Rain


This Prince’s classic must be in every karaoke party. His signature slow jam is a trend that will make everyone crazy. If you are choosing a karaoke song to sing, you can’t fail with this one. 

Like a Prayer


Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone, I hear you call my name and it feels like home. These lyrics are iconic and Madonna is a karaoke queen. Yas!

Let’s get it on


„Let’s Get It On“ by Marvin Gaye really gets a room all worked up. If you hit the notes and follow the beat, your chances of leaving the bar alone decrease 100%.



This Philadelphia duo has one of the best songs to karaoke. If you are an R&B lover, you HAVE to choose this song and nail it. Everyone will dance to 70s and 80s music so it’s an absolute success.

I want it that way


„I Want It That Way“ by the Backstreet Boys is the 2000 pop song every girl who was in love with Nick Carter knows. Just choose this song, press play and the next will be nothing else than fun. 

Born to run


This 70’s song was Bruce Springsteen’s first charting single, the one that laid the foundation for decades of battered blue jeans and working-class anthems. If you want an epic night, you need to choose this song. 

I Wanna Dance With Somebody


This Whitney Houston hit will make you dance like your drunk uncle at a party. Even if you weren’t alive during the 80’s, a lot of films feature this classic and you know the lyrics. 

Love Shack


The B-52’s must OWN karaoke songs. Love Shack is so fun to sing along and dance to you can refuse to choose it. You might need a couple of friends on stage to help with the Kate and Cindy parts of this 1989 chorus.

Forget you


You can dedicate this song to whoever you want and while singing wreak one’s anger. We think CeeLo Green is an underrated gem and this song need to be on every karaoke list. 

Since U been gone


Since you been gone, I can breathe for the first time! If you want to sing about your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend this Kelly Clarkson hit is your song. Screaming the chorus at the top of your lungs is just the best. 

Stand by me


You can find this song in many versions and sung by many artists, but it is for sure a classic. No karaoke is complete without a teary moment, and here’s yours, courtesy of the 1961 hit „Stand by Me“

Wuthering Heights


Kate Bush is a heroine for many girls who want to become a rock star. If you want to have your moment, choose this song and it will not disappoint you.

Paradise by the Dashboard Light


This song tells a full story through its lyrics. This Meatloaf’s classic lasts more than eight minutes and sets a rock and roll vibe you will love.Go ahead and choose it!

Hey Jude


Hey Jude, don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better. This Beatles‘ classic is one of our favorites songs of all time. If you don’t karaoke this song you have no soul. 

Living on a prayer


If you want to have fun at a karaoke night with your friends, „Livin‘ on a Prayer“ is exactly what you’re looking for. Your voice may crack after the key changes, but nobody will hear over the roar of the whole bar singing along.

You Oughta Know


Alanis Morrissette has some classic that will turn up almost every karaoke party. No matter how much you like this song, this one should be reserved for those bar-goers who actually have the voice for it. 

Bohemian Rhapsody


Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? These lyrics will bring everyone to the stage and sing this classic out of their lungs. It’s an epic high pomp of opera and the gutter circumstance of rock & roll tangle memorable.

Lean on me


„Lean On Me“ by Bill Withers must be on your karaoke list. This tribute to brotherly love will send your friend out into the world with a warm and fuzzy feeling. 

Don’t go breaking my heart


„Don’t Go Breaking My Heart“ is Elton John and Kiki Dee’s hit. It was written as a homage to the great Motown duets of the ’60s and this classic is pure sunshine and rainbows.



If your ex-girlfriend left you without a duet partner you can bomb this song on your own. Feel free to shake your hips and snap along as you revel in the joy of being single.

The real slim shady


If you are a rap or hip hop lover you will know the lyrics to this Eminem classic. You can practice it at home before you try it, though, because there will be a whole lot of words on that screen

Sweet Home Alabama


As soon as the first chords of this song start, everyone knows what Lynyrd Skynyrd hit is gonna bring the bar alive. Don’t let your lack of Alabama roots stop you from rocking to this classic. 

Son of a preacher man


„Son of a Preacher Man“ is a song by Dusty Springfield but you may know the Aretha Franklin’s epic pure-soul version from 1970. You can’t sing it without giving it your all and making the whole bar crazy. 

Let’s stay together


This one by Al green has an inimitable falsetto that you should try to copy but will fail for sure. Even Obama loves this song, he broke into „Let’s Stay Together“ during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater. 

Fight for your right


Fight For Your Right (to Party) by Beastie Boys has everything you need on the title. It’s one of the easiest and best options for a totally incredible karaoke night. 

A natural woman


This one was actually originally sung by the goddess Aretha Franklin. If you feel like a natural woman you should hit this beat and make everyone slow dance and even cry. 

I think we’re alone now


„I Think We’re Alone Now“ by Tiffany was released in 1967 by rock band Tommy James and the Shondells. Since then the song became a classic and a great way to start a karaoke party. 

Don’t you want me


If you have a duet partner you should go ahead and try this hit. Just put yourselves in the singers‘ British shoes (and ’80s outfits), and sing this classic to turn on a karaoke night. 

Space Oddity


David Bowie is our rock and roll king. Here’s a psychedelic short story about an astronaut getting lost in space, released nine days before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. You need to sing this one at the top of your lungs.

The tears of a clown


„Tears of a Clown“ by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles has a great opening riff that will make you want to sing along instantly. You need to choose this underrated gem.

Baby got back


A song by an artist called Sir Mix-A-Lot should honestly be on every karaoke list. Nicki Minaj sampled him for „Anaconda,“ J. Lo and Iggy Azalea gifted the world with a track simply titled „Booty“.

Drunk in love


This is the duet but we know who stands up in this song: Queen B. Select this song for karaoke, and be prepared to go the distance with its delivery. It’s not recommended for work parties.

Say my name


Destiny’s Child are really iconic.“Say My Name“ is an R&B song that doesn’t require all that big a singing range. What it does need is some pretty fast talking and a lot of courage. 

Just a friend


If you are trying to tell someone that you are just friends maybe this song is for you. Pick it at the right time at karaoke night and nothing can go wrong. 



If you come from a long day at work and want to yell and curse at the world, this is your beat. We all know nobody’s perfect, but Brooks’s ’90s anthem welcomes you to not only admit you’re a sinner, saint, bxtch, and lover.



There’s no way you can hit Toto’s high notes on the chorus, and no one has any idea what vocalist David Paich is carrying on about. If you’re feeling in the right mood go ahead and pick this one. 

Total Eclipse of the heart


This song is like singing a love letter out loud. There’s a reason no karaoke night ever has passed without someone shredding their upper register on „Total Eclipse of the Heart“.

What’s up


„What’s Up“ by 4 Non-Blondes is a 90’s hit. Non-Blondes had this one-hit wonder that you need to sing at karaoke. Give yourself over to attitude as you belt out the confrontational lyrics.

Semi-Charmed life


„Semi-Charmed Life“ by Third Eye Blind will give you some 90’s nostalgia. Every part of this alternative rock classic seems specially made for groups of sing-alongs. Sing it with your friends and have fun!



If you can pronounce Chumbawamba you can definitely sing this song. If you’re a little drunk and having fun with friends or colleges maybe you can choose this hit and make your night even better.

Summer Nights


„Summer Nights“ by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is a Grease classic. If you love that musical and you have either a Travolta or a Newton-John mate you should sing this duet!

I Believe in a thing called love


If you believe in love and are one of those cheesy guys or girls, this is your song. Just plant one foot on top of the monitor cabinet, engage hip-shake and feel the love take hold.

Billie Jean


Michael Jackson is the king of pop and the new king of karaoke hits. Watch your friends‘ faces light up when that perfectly crisp beat kicks in and exit the floor moonwalking, with your shiny jacket slung over one shoulder.

Hey Ya!


„Hey Ya“ by Outkast will make you want to jump and dance. If singing isn’t your strongest suit, then fire up this early favorite. It will make everyone happy as you. 



The tried to make me go to rehab but I said no, no, no! Everybody knows this lyrics as „Rehab“ by Amy Winehouse starts. The audience will know immediately what you are singing, and they will respond with the rest of the lyrics. 

Last Nite


This one is for indie rock music lovers. The strokes are legends of the 21st century. Julian Casablancas almost always sings drunk so you should do the same and feel like a rock star.

Beast of Burden


Mick Jagger has referred to „Beast of Burden“ as an „attitude song“, the lyrics don’t matter as much as the melody and the feeling of it. You should take this into account if you choose to nail this song.

What’s my age again


If you were once a teenage you probably listened to Blink 182, felt like a rebel and knew the entire lyrics of this song. The lyrics demand a carefree, know-it-all attitude, and Tom’s instantly recognizable guitar riff is sure to make the bar scream.

Say it ain’t so


„Say It Ain’t So“ by Weezer was MADE for karaoke. The only problem you’ll have is figuring out where to stash the mic as you furiously air-guitar. But we think you’ll be alright. 

I love rock ‘n roll


This Joan Jett and the Blackhearts hit is what every woman needs to feel powerful. It’s perfect for the karaoke-goer who has more swagger than actual vocal ability and will get the room singing along.

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