Best Karaoke Songs of All Time

March 12, 2024

Karaoke is like a mini-concert in your living room but with more off-key notes and giggles. Some of us have voices like nightingales. And some, well, let's just say our pets might leave the room. But that's okay. Karaoke is all about fun, not winning a Grammy.

We all know picking a song can be hard. You don’t want to select a boring song and hear your friends snore. But you also don't want a song so hard that you sound like a cat in a washing machine. It's a tricky balance.

So, we've put in the effort to get the top karaoke tunes on our list. There are enjoyable ones that will get your grandmother dancing and simple ones to prevent biting your tongue. Even the ladies can shine in some of the songs. Also, we have duets for those "let's rock this together" moments.

So, are you ready to find your new go-to song? Let’s roll!

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Top Karaoke Songs

It makes no difference if you have the voice of an angel or if all you want to do is laugh with your pals. We have a list that will brighten your evening. Here are some of the greatest karaoke songs ever. To make choosing one easier for you, we grouped them.

Top Hits Everyone Knows (And Loves)
Ah, the songs we all know. When these come on, even your shy friend in the corner will want to join in.

  1. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams – It's all in the title. If you’re not clapping by the end, we’d be surprised!
  2. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Bet you can't sit still. This one's got a groove!
  3. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift – Did you make a mistake in the previous song? Shake it off and get ready for the next one.
  4. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran – A tune everyone knows, whether they admit it or not.
  5. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke – Another song that'll get everyone moving.
  6. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi – Even if you don't know Spanish, you probably know this one!

Easy Songs: Perfect for Karaoke Newbies
Starting out, or just want a break from those high notes? Here you go!

  1. "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles – No, it’s not a lesson in marine biology.
  2. "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley – We hear it’s loved by birds. Three of them.
  3. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond – Ba ba baa! Enough said.
  4. "Country Roads" by John Denver – Take us home, where we belong!
  5. "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King – Good for swaying and friend hugs.
  6. "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett – Lost your shaker of salt? Find it here.

For the Ladies: Karaoke Songs for Women
When it's time for the women to take the mic!

  1. "Respect" by Aretha Franklin – Say it with us, R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
  2. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston – High notes ahead, but you've got this.
  3. "Firework" by Katy Perry – Sparkle and shine with this banger.
  4. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper – Yes, they do!
  5. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls – Tell me what you want, what you really, really want!
  6. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain – The title says it all.

Duets: Twice the Voices, Twice the Fun
Everything's better with a friend, right? Grab a buddy and sing aloud.

  1. "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – Ah, pure gold.
  2. "A Whole New World" from Aladdin – Just don’t drop the mic when you fly.
  3. "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross – A touch of romance.
  4. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee – Stay on key and keep that heart safe!
  5. "Summer Nights" from Grease – Relive those summer memories.

Slow Ballades: Let’s Get Emotional
Tissues at the ready. These songs might just make someone tear up (in a good way).

  1. "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers – A timeless classic.
  2. "Hello" by Adele – Yep, we’re talking to you.
  3. "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion – No icebergs here, just feels.
  4. "Someone Like You" by Adele – Someone in the audience is definitely crying now.
  5. "Purple Rain" by Prince – A song to pour all your emotions into.

For the Fun of It: Happy, Dancey Karaoke Songs
Ready, set, dance your socks off!

  1. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson – Slide into those moonwalk moves!
  2. "Dancing Queen" by ABBA – If your feet ain't tapping, check your pulse.
  3. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! – So poppy, it's like a candy for your ears.
  4. "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins – Time to shake those tail feathers!
  5. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake – Best sung while doing a little jig.

Karaoke Songs with Lyrics, So You’re Never Lost
Blanked out on the words? These tunes have got your back!

  1. "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan – No pressure, just roll with it.
  2. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen – It's like four songs in one. Bonus!
  3. "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams – Ah, come on, even your grandma knows this one!

So there you have it, folks. A list to fit all moods and vocal ranges. Remember, karaoke isn't about being the best singer. It's about having a truckload of fun. So, grab that mic, clear your throat, and let's get the party started.

Maximizing Your Karaoke Fun: Easy Tips and Tricks

Karaoke is just the best, right? But, oh boy, blanking on lyrics? We've all been there. Good thing some music apps are starting to show those pesky lyrics.

Think karaoke needs a big machine and flashing lights? Nope! YouTube's got you. Punch in "karaoke songs" and boom – endless choices. Need tunes perfect for women? They got it. Into those heart-melting duets? Yep, they've got those too.

Worried about tackling those sky-high notes? Relax! There are tons of easy-peasy and super fun songs waiting for you. We're all friends here. It's all about the laughs and memories.

Have you heard of SmartLink? It’s a great tool you can use to make a list of all your favorite karaoke songs. Then, with just one link, you can share it with your friends. And if you're ever stuck and wondering what to sing next, don't fret. There's a list of 50 iconic songs of all time, according to science.

On the other hand, if you adore Spotify but find yourself longing for the ability to watch music videos on YouTube, there is a workaround for that as well. Learn how to convert Spotify playlists to YouTube.

Therefore, it does not make a difference whether you are singing into a real microphone or merely into your hairbrush; either way, it is OK. You are now ready to have a karaoke experience that will stand out in your head for all the right reasons.

Transfer Your Music With FreeYourMusic

Look, we know the struggle. You’ve got that amazing playlist with all your shower concert hits. What happens when you want to switch your jamming station? Start all over? Nope, not on our watch!

With FreeYourMusic, moving your go-to karaoke songs from one music service to another is easier than trying to hit those high notes in "I Will Always Love You" (we've all tried, no shame). Say goodbye to the days of rebuilding playlists from scratch. I mean, redoing a playlist? That’s more exhausting than a five-minute drum solo!

FreeYourMusic is like that buddy who remembers every song you love, even the ones you won’t admit to (looking at you, 80’s disco fans). Keep your karaoke groove on, and let FreeYourMusic handle the playlist hustle.

So, ready to take your car concerts and shower solos to the next level? Download FreeYourMusic, and let's keep the party rolling! And hey, if you decide to add some air guitar, we won’t judge.

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