86 Karaoke Songs To Turn Up The Party—So Save this List for Your Next Outing

Karaoke–everyone's chance to be an absolute rockstar, even if it's just for a few minutes. Whether it be a hole-in-the-wall pub or your neighbor's living room, singing along to the instrumental track of your favorite tune can make you feel on top of the world. Thanks to the internet, just about every song you could imagine has been transformed into a sing-along version.

Karaoke is a favorite pastime for both tune-carrying professionals and tone-deaf folks around the world. Deciding to grab the microphone is the first and bravest step when it comes to partaking in karaoke, but choosing a good song that stands the test of time can be tough. And while you might have your favorite sing-along track, it might not be the crowd-pleasing tune that everyone is eager to hear.

Whether you're a fan of '80s rock, classic country, catchy pop, or Y2K R&B, there's no shortage of fun karaoke jams to please any crowd. So before you pick up that mic, be sure to read through our list of the 80 best karaoke songs to keep in your back pocket for your next session.

86 Best Karaoke Songs of All Time

1. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

Get everyone to sing along with this college bar classic.

2. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

If you're going through a breakup, this song is sure to kill the heartbreak blues.

3. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

Feel the rain on your skin with this spirit-lifting karaoke jam.

4. "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi

No one can resist singing (or screaming) along to the iconic chorus of Livin' On A Prayer.

5. "Wonderwall" by Oasis

Is it really a successful karaoke sesh if this song isn't performed?

6. "Party In The U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus

What do you mean this isn't the United States' national anthem?

7. "Love Shack" by The B-52's

Bring it back to the late '80s and jam out with your friends with this retro banger.

"Carry me home" with this rock n' roll track.

9. "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis

Everyone will be in their feels as they sing along to this heartbreak melody.

10. "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

This song may be a flash in the pan, but it's hard to find someone that doesn't know the chorus by heart.

11. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

You simply can't go wrong with Daddy Yankee karaoke.

12. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get on stage and sing this popular track.

13. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

You probably won't even have to look at the lyrics on the screen for this one.

14. "Kids In America" by Kim Wilde

Bring this childhood classic back at the next karaoke bash.

15. "I Want It That Way" by The Backstreet Boys

You don't need a boy band to rock this sing-along track.

16. "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5

Dance the night away as you jam to this feel-good rhythm.

17. "Dancing Queen" by ABBA

With the return of ABBA, it would be a shame to skip this karaoke anthem.

18. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

Feel the heat and sing your heart out to this classic song.

19. "We're All In This Together" by the High School Musical Cast

Make your musical dreams come true on the karaoke stage with this track.

20. "Africa" by TOTO

Grab a mic and jam out to the sounds of TOTO.

21. "Hey Jude" by The Beatles

You're sure to be a sing-along star should you choose this song at the next karaoke night.

22. "I Love Rock n' Roll" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

You'd struggle to find someone who doesn't know this rock n' roll anthem by heart.

23. "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

Take over the stage with this track.

24. "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

You'll impress your friends if you can sing all the words to this hip-hop beat.

25. "I Like It, I Love It" by Tim McGraw

Put on your cowboy boots and sing the night away to this well-known country bop.

26. "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye

Everybody needs a little Marvin Gaye at karaoke night.

27. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

Everyone is sure to sing along to this classic love ballad.

28. "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett

Get tropical with this tune.

29. "American Pie" by Don McLean

A true karaoke classic.

30. "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

Don't forget to play the air drums with this one.

31. "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

You don't have to be from Alabama to know this song by heart.

32. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Bring out your best dance moves and sing along!

33. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

Every audience member will sing along to this one at the next karaoke night.

34. "No One" by Alicia Keys

Hit those high notes like a pro!

35. "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears

Pay tribute to a pop icon with this track.

36. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

There won't be a dry eye in the room after singing this song.

37. "Don't Speak" by No Doubt

A true heartbreak melody.

38. "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles

Were you really a 2000s teen if you don't know every word to this song?

39. "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

To be fair, almost any Bruno Mars song makes for a great karaoke track.

40. "Y.M.C.A." by The Village People

You're sure to have everyone dancing along!

41. "Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees

Strut your stuff to this throwback.

42. "Somebody To Love" by Queen

A love ballad that stands the test of time.

43. "Take Me Away" by Christina Vidal

You'd be surprised at how many people know the words to this absolute banger from Freaky Friday.

44. "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard

Be a rockstar by singing this '80s hit at karaoke night.

45. "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse

Pay homage to Amy at the next sing-along session.

46. "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus

This song will have everyone putting their hands in the air like they don't care.

47. "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys

You may not know all the words by heart, but that's what the lyrics screen is for!

48. "RESPECT" by Aretha Franklin

Show some respect by grabbing the mic and jamming out to this song.

49. "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman

Turn on the blues with this karaoke track.

50. "Waterfalls" by TLC

A great karaoke choice for all the girl gangs out there.

51. "Mamma Mia" by ABBA

Even if you haven't seen the movie, you know the song.

52. "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel

A feel-good classic that everyone knows.

53. "Glamorous" by Fergie

Who else learned how to spell the word "glamorous" because of this song?

54. "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners

The perfect pub chant for a fun time.

55. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper

You can't be sad when you're shouting the lyrics to this upbeat tune.

56. "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles

Just make sure your friend, Jack, stays for his turn at karaoke.

57. "Black Horse And A Cherry Tree" by K.T. Tunstall

Step up your karaoke game with this track.

58. "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton

A true crowd favorite.

59. "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel

Try as you might, but it's truly difficult not to sing the words to this Disney bop.

60. "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" by Elton John

Break out your lighters and get to swaying should you choose this track at your next karaoke night.

61. "Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra

You'd be surprised at how many people know the words to this swanky tune.

62. "Bye, Bye, Bye" by *NSYNC

Live out your boyband dreams with this karaoke hit.

63. "Pony" by Ginuwine

A true classic for a more mature karaoke night.

64. "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast

Get everyone up on their feet with this tune.

65. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

You will survive karaoke night if you choose this track.

66. "Good As Hell" by Lizzo

A newer, yet just as popular karaoke hit.

67. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain

Grab your girls and sing your hearts out to this tune

68. "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N Roses

Become a rock n' roll star at the next karaoke session.

69. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

Recover from a breakup by singing your heart out to this revengeful tune.

70. "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King 

No worries for the rest of your days with this track.


71. "Jolene" by Dolly Parton

A timeless favorite.

72. "I Got A Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas

Tonight's gonna be a good night with this banger.

73. "Goodbye Earl" by The Chicks

One of the most entertaining stories told via song.

74. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Steal the show with this number.

Best Duet Karaoke Songs of All Time

75. "I've Had The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

This karaoke classic is best performed by two.

76. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Terry Terrell

Another classic karaoke duet to spice up the party.

77. "Umbrella" by Rhianna and Jay-Z

Sing along to this 2000s pop classic.

78. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee

A true karaoke duet classic.

79. "A Whole New World" by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane

Grab a partner and sing along to this Disney classic.

80. "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Another timeless duet.

81. "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Reenact the Oscar moment where Gaga and Bradley had the entire world thinking they were in love. 

82. "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z

You'll need one person with a great voice and another who's great at rapping.

83. "Perfect Duet" by Ed Sheeran and Beyonce

I mean the title says it all.

84. "Seniorita" by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

If you've got a crush, you should ask them to sing this song with you.

85. "Rewrite the Stars" by Zac Efron and Zendaya

The perfect duet for star-crossed lovers. 

86. "Islands in the Stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

I mean you don't get more classic than this. 

Originally Published via Parade by Maryn Liles, May 31, 2023