You might not believe it, but Americans spend over $1 billion a year on karaoke!
If you want to hold your own in a karaoke sing off, it’s essential to find the right song to sing and it doesn’t matter if you’re partying in Tennessee or Tokyo, our best songs for karaoke will ensure you sound like a deity of your own making.
Check them out!
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Possibly, the best known song in history, almost everyone loves it and thanks to Wayne’s World, you can’t really mess it up, either. A great way to get the party going or as your “card up your sleeve” if things are feeling a little flat.
Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
The world’s greatest earworm and once you start the “Na na na na”, everyone else will join in, making the quality of your singing moot.
Oasis – Wonderwall
A super singalong that you really can’t go wrong with, the right crowd will sing this for you and you can sit back and bask in the glory.
Robbie Williams – Angels
The British crooner nailed a generation’s romantic urges with this tune and it’s built for a karaoke, just get to the chorus and let everyone else take it from there.
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
If your audience is a little old for Robbie or Oasis then you can’t go wrong with Sweet Caroline, a smart crowd pleaser which stretches beyond its own generation.
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
If you’re not the world’s greatest singer then you should know that not only is Build Me Up Buttercup super popular, but it’s almost impossible to sing out of key too.
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Not into singing? Then you want Baggy Trousers which is, essentially, a four minute talk-along set to music and people love it!
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
It’s a great number, but Uptown Girl is also not that hard to sing, it’s the perfect beginner’s song to get your confidence up.
Ian Dury And The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Ian Dury is physically disabled and thus, his singing voice isn’t exactly traditional, that makes this smash hit super easy to sing along to.
Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Need to do a cool duet, join Elton & Kiki in this dance floor filler!
Cast Of Grease – Summer Nights
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta at their sexiest? They’ll lend that timeless appeal to your performance, trust us on this.
Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
It may be the greatest duet sung between two men in history and it’s easier to sing than you might believe.
Jay Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
If you’re up for a serious challenge, then Empire State of Mind will blow people away but it’s not the easiest duet to sing.
Frozen Cast – Let It Go
If your little ones are going to join you in your karaoke fun, they can’t go wrong with Let It Go.
Pinkfong – Baby Shark
You won’t get it out of your head for days but your kids will love to belt out “Baby Shark”!
Aladdin Cast – A Whole New World
Another super song for kiddies to get their pipes around and everyone will join in.
Pharell Williams – Happy
It’s happy! And perfectly child-friendly too.
Eminem – Lose Yourself
Want to make a distinct impression. Then why not undertake the rapping challenge that is Lose Yourself? No singing needed.
Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
Get that party raging! Sing Fight for Your Right and bring that early Hip Hop sound back to life.
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’Roses
The rockers in the room will already know, you can never, ever go wrong with Welcome to the Jungle.
Killing In The Name Of – Rage Against The Machine
And as long as it’s audience appropriate, the “**** you, I won’t do what you tell me” approach can’t fail, either.
Final Thoughts On The Best Songs For Karaoke
There’s a good reason that Americans love karaoke, nearly 45 years after it first arrived from Japan in America.
That reason is that it’s a huge amount of fun, it’s almost impossible to feel sad when you’re singing a great song and everyone around you is enjoying the vibe, it’s so freeing.
Of course, the best way to be good at karaoke is not just to choose the right song but to practice it at home and for that, you need the right speakers.