250+ Best Karaoke Songs in Every Category


Whether you’re singing at a casual karaoke party or in a bar, you’ll need to pick the perfect song. That’s why we’ve put together this list of over 250 karaoke songs to help you choose the one you should sing! We’ve split this list into categories too, so you’ll find the best one whether you’re looking for a specific genre or just a song that’s easy but will make you sound like you can sing well! Here are the categories. 

  • Classic Karaoke Songs
  • Female Karaoke Songs
  • Male Karaoke Songs
  • Easy Karaoke Songs
  • Duet Karaoke Songs
  • Group Karaoke Songs
  • 80’s Karaoke Songs
  • 90’s Karaoke Songs
  • 00’s Karaoke Songs 
  • Love Karaoke Songs
  • Rock Karaoke Songs
  • Pop Karaoke Songs
  • R&B Karaoke Songs
  • Country Karaoke Songs

Don’t forget to have a look at our ultimate karaoke party guide for tips and ideas on equipment, entertainment, supplies, snacks, drinks, games and more! So let’s get started! 

10 Best Karaoke Songs

  1. Livin On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  2. True – Spandau Ballet
  3. Alone – Heart
  4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  5. Angels – Robbie Williams
  6. We are the Champions – Queen
  7. Mamma Mia – Abba
  8. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  9. You’re the One that I Want – Grease
  10. Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain 

Best Female Karaoke Songs

  1. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
  2. Dancing Queen – Abba
  3. Ghost – Ella Henderson
  4. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
  5. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  6. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
  7. Hit Me Baby (one more time) – Britney Spears
  8. Hold My Hand – Jess Glyne
  9. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
  10. Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
  11. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  12. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  13. Ironic – Alanis Morissette
  14. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
  15. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  16. Alone – Heart
  17. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  18. Kids in America – Kim Wilde
  19. Like a Prayer – Madonna
  20. Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain
  21. No Scrubs – TLC
  22. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
  23. One Last Time – Ariana Grande
  24. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
  25. Price Tag – Jessie J
  26. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  27. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  28. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  29. Single Ladies – Beyoncé
  30. So What – Pink
  31. Starships – Nicki Minaj
  32. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  33. The Promise – Girls Aloud
  34. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  35. Unfaithful – Rhianna
  36. Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  37. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  38. When I Grow Up – The Pussycat Dolls
  39. White Flag – Dido
  40. Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

Best Male Karaoke Songs

  1. Africa – Toto
  2. All of Me – John Legend
  3. Angels – Robbie Williams
  4. Back In Black  – AC/DC
  5. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  7. Counting Stars – One Republic
  8. Crazy Train – Ozzy Ozborne
  9. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  10. Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  11. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  12. Gold – Spandau Ballet
  13. Hey There Delilah –  Plain White T’s
  14. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  15. I’m Yours – Jason Myraz
  16. John Lennon – Imagine
  17. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  18. King – Years and Years
  19. La Grange – ZZ Top
  20. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  21. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  22. More Than a Feeling – Boston
  23. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  24. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  25. Night Fever – Bee Gees
  26. Poison – Alice Cooper
  27. Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
  28. Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  29. Rock You Like a Hurricane – Scorpions
  30. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  31. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  32. Take on Me – A-Ha
  33. This Love – Maroon 5
  34. Thunder – Imagine Dragons
  35. Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
  36. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  37. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  38. When You Were Young – The Killers
  39. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  40. Wonderwall – Oasis

Easiest Karaoke Songs

 

  1. 22 – Taylor Swift
  2. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  3. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  4. Alive – Pearl Jam
  5. All Star – Smash Mouth
  6. Believe – Cher
  7. Billionaire – Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
  8. Cheap Thrills – Sia
  9. Classic – MKTO
  10. Copacabana – Barry Manilow
  11. Dancing Queen – Abba
  12. Demons – Imagine Dragon
  13. Don’t Speak  – No Doubt
  14. Don’t Stop the Music – Rhianna
  15. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  16. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  17. Flying Without Wings – Westlife
  18. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  19. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – Abba
  20. Glad You Came – The Wanted
  21. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  22. Hey Brother – Avicii
  23. I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
  24. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
  25. I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith
  26. Murder on the Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  27. New Rules – Dua Lipa
  28. Pokerface – Lade Gaga
  29. Price Tag – Jessie J
  30. Raise Your Glass – Pink
  31. Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
  32. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  33. Sorry – Justin Beiber
  34. Sound of the Underground – Girls Aloud
  35. Stop – Spice Girls
  36. Sugar – Maroon 5
  37. That’s the Way (I Like It) – KC and the Sunshine Band
  38. These Boots Are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
  39. Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
  40. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

Best Duet Karaoke Songs

  1. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing
  2. A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
  3. All the Way – Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra
  4. American Boy – Estelle feat. Kanye West
  5. Barbie Girl – Aqua
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley
  7. Breaking Free – High School Musical
  8. Bring it On Home to Me – Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls
  9. Crazy In Love – Beyonce feat. Jay Z
  10. Cruisin’ – Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow
  11. Dancing With a Stranger – Sam Smith and Normani
  12. Dead Ringer for Love – Meat Loaf and Cher
  13. Don’t You Want Me Baby – The Human League
  14. Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
  15. Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
  16. Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  17. Especially For You – Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
  18. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
  19. For the First Time in Forever – Frozen
  20. Hearbreaker – Mariah Carey and Jay Z
  21. Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
  22. I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran and Justin Beiber
  23. Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  24. It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye feat. Kim Weston
  25. Me! – Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie
  26. Needles and Pins – Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks
  27. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  28. Say Something – A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
  29. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth
  30. Senorita – Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
  31. Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  32. Somethin’ Stupid – Robbie Williams feat. Nicole Kidman
  33. Stitches – Shawn Mendes and Hailee Steinfeld
  34. Summer Lovin  – Grease
  35. The Boy is Mine – Brandy and Monica
  36. The Girl is Mine –  Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
  37. Timber – Pitbull feat. Kesha
  38. Up – Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
  39. When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion and Clive Griffin
  40. You’re the One That I Want – Grease

Best Group Karaoke Songs

  1. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  2. ABC – Jackson 5
  3. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  4. No Scrubs – TLC
  5. YMCA – Village People
  6. Love Shack – The B-52’s
  7. No Scrubs – TLC
  8.  Bye, Bye, Bye – ‘N Sync
  9. Where is the Love – The Black Eyed Peas
  10. It’s Raining Men – the Weather Girls 
  11. Summer Nights – Grease
  12. Beat Again – JLS
  13. What Makes you Beautiful – One Direction
  14. Shine – Take That
  15. I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  16. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  17. Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls
  18. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  19. All or Nothing – O-Town
  20. I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan 

Best 80s Karaoke Songs

 

  1. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  2. I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
  3. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham!
  4. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  5. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  6. All Night Long – Lionel Richie
  7. Gold – Spandau Ballet
  8. Take on Me –  A-Ha 
  9. Like a Virgin – Madonna
  10. Our House – Madness
  11. Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie
  12. Africa – Toto
  13. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
  14. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  15. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  16. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  17. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive
  18. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  19. Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
  20. Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle

 

 

Best 90s Karaoke Songs

 

  1. Closing Time – Semisonic
  2. Time of Your Life – Green Day
  3. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  4. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
  5. Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera
  6. Who Am I? (What’s My Name) – Snoop Dogg
  7. Don’t Speak – No Doubt
  8. No Scrubs – TLC 
  9. Everlong – Foo Fighters 
  10. Relight my Fire – Take That and Lulu
  11. Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
  12. MMMBop – Hanson
  13. Believe – Cher
  14. Moving on Up – M People
  15. Stop – Spice Girls
  16. There She Goes – The La’s
  17. Dreams – Gabrielle
  18. Some Might Say – Oasis
  19. I’m Outta Love – Anastacia
  20. Ironic – Alanis Morissette
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Best 00s Karaoke Songs

 

  1. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
  2. Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
  3. Halo – Beyonce
  4. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  5. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  6. Umbrella – Rihanna, Jay Z
  7. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  8. She’s So Lovely – Scouting for Girls
  9. Jenny From the Block – Jennifer Lopez
  10. Tik Tok – Kesha
  11. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  12. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
  13. Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls
  14. No One – Alicia Keys
  15. White Flag – Dido
  16. So What – Pink
  17. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
  18. Beggin’ – Madcon
  19. Leave Right Now – Will Young
  20. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
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Best Love Karaoke Songs

 

  1. Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
  2. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  3. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  4. Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
  5. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
  6. I Melt With You – Modern English
  7. I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
  8. In My Life – The Beatles
  9. Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
  10. My Girl – The Temptations
  11. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
  12. She Loves You – the Beatles
  13. That’s the Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
  14. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  15. The Sweetest Thing – U2
  16. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  17. Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
  18. Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
  19. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  20. You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King

 

 

Best Rock Karaoke Songs

  1. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  2. Creep – Radiohead
  3. Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen
  4. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  5. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. Zombie – The Cranberries
  7. Enter Sandman – Metallica
  8. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  9. Jump – Van Halen
  10. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  11. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) – Aerosmith
  12. More than a Feeling – Boston
  13. Back in Black – AC/DC
  14. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  15. The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
  16. We Will Rock You – Queen
  17. Come as You Are – Nirvana
  18. Roxanne – The Police
  19. Pinball Wizard – The Who
  20. Ace of Spades – Motorhead
 

Best Karaoke Pop Songs

 

  1. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  2. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  4. Hello – Adele
  5. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
  6. Fix You – Coldplay
  7. Believe – Cher
  8. California Girls – Katy Perry and Snoop Dog
  9. Alejandro – Lady Gaga
  10. Airplanes – BoB and Hayley Williams
  11. Timber – Kesha and Pitbull
  12. Only Girl – Rihanna
  13. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
  14. Mr Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan
  15. Take Me to Church – Hozier
  16. Counting Stars – One Republic
  17. Symphony – Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson
  18. Glad You Came – The Wanted
  19. Blank Space – Taylor Swift
  20. Hey Ya! – OutKast

 

Best R&B Karaoke Songs

  1. This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  2. Poison – Bel Biv Devoe
  3. No Diggity – Blackstreet
  4. Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
  5. Not Gon’ Cry – Mary J. Blige
  6. He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
  7. Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  8. Umbrella – Rihanna and Jay Z
  9. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
  10. Bump N’ Grind – R. Kelly
  11. No One – Alicia Keys
  12. My Love is Your Love – Whitney Houston
  13. The Colour of Love – Boyz II Men
  14. It’s Not that Easy – Lemar
  15. Ignition – R.Kelly
  16. No Scrubs – TLC
  17. Jumpin’, Jumpin’ – Destiny’s Child
  18. Work – Kelly Rowland
  19. Hotline Bling – Drake

Best Country Karaoke Songs

  1. Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain
  2. Something to Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
  3. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  4. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  5. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
  6. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  7. One the Road Again – Willie Nelson
  8. Islands in The Stream – Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton
  9. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
  10. Celebrity – Brad Paisley
  11. All My Ex’s Live in Texas – George Strait
  12. Picture to Burn – Taylor Swift
  13. Wanna Be That Song – Brett Eldridge
  14. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
  15. How Do You Like Me Now?! – Toby Keith
  16. Springsteen – Eric Church
  17. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  18. The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
  19. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  20. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell 

How to Choose a Karaoke Song

There are a few things you should think about to help you choose the perfect karaoke song. Firstly, you’ll need to think some of the songs you like or your favourite bands or artists. You’re a lot likely to perform better if you choose a song you actually enjoy.
 

Choose the Key

Once you’ve narrowed it down a bit, you should think about the key of the song. If you have a naturally low voice, then you’ll probably struggle with Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights, even if it’s one of your favourite songs. Equally, if you’ve got a fairly high voice, don’t pick something by Elvis. 
 

Think About Vocal Range

The hardest songs require a wider vocal range, for example, anything by Leona Lewis is likely to be too difficult unless you’re very confident with your vocal range. So be realistic and think about your range and which songs will best show it off. 
 

Pick the Right Tempo

Next, have a think about the tempo of the song. If you’re a very confident singer, you might be able to pull off a slower ballad. But if you’re nervous or not as confident, pick something more upbeat. Faster songs are better at hiding a shaky performance as slower songs are likely to highlight it. 
 

Know your Audience

If you know you’re performing in front of a group of 20 something’s, then it’s unlikely that a song by the Beatles will be the best option, even if they’re your favourite. The most important thing is that you pick a song you like however, but keep your audience in mind too. 
 

Think Outside the Box

There’s no harm in straying from the 10 classic karaoke songs, doing something different is a great way to stand out. But don’t do anything too obscure and make sure it’s a song that most of your audience are likely to know well. 

Karaoke Singing Tips

So now you’ve chosen your ideal karaoke song, how can you make sure your performance is as good as it can be? Here are some karaoke singing and performance tips to help you out.
 
  • Always warm up first if you can. It’ll go a long way to making your performance as good as possible. 
  • Keep hydrated before your performance to avoid your throat getting dry and affecting your singing ability. 
  • Be confident and smile! Move around the stage and get into it! It’s a lot easier for the audience to enjoy the performance if they can see that you do. But don’t overdo it and make sure it’s not cringey. 
  • Remember your breathing. Keep it regular and deep in order to be able to consistently hit the more challenging notes.
  • Keep the microphone a few inches from your lips. Don’t get too close or it could get muffled, and if you’re too far then you’ll have to sing a lot louder which can decrease your ability to hit all the notes properly.

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So there you go! All the tips you need to choose the perfect karaoke song, performance and vocal tips and a list of the best karaoke songs you can choose from! 
 
Don’t forget to have a look at our ultimate karaoke party guide too! It’s full of tips and advice on karaoke equipment, party entertainment and games, snacks, drinks and much more! 

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