The best karaoke songs

Do you ever just get the urge to sing at the top of your lungs? Well, you can do just that in the shower or in your car on the way to work, but sometimes that just doesn’t cut the mustard. Sometimes you just need an audience to transform your one-person-show into one that could potentially go down in history. Of course, this could be for a rather negative reason, but let’s just hope that you’re so good a record label will want to sign you right there on the spot. It’s worth a try, right? Well, if you’re planning on causing a scene at your local karaoke bar this weekend, then be sure to try out these awesome karaoke songs.


“I Want It That Way” – Backstreet Boys

This particular karaoke song gives you an option. You can either choose to become all five of the Backstreet Boys for one performance, or you can invite your friends up to the stage with you for some traditional boy band dance moves. Whatever you choose to do, you can rest easy knowing that you probably already know all of the lyrics. After all, who didn’t scribble all of these lyrics alongside “Mrs. Nick Carter” on their school books?

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston

Oh, you just can’t beat a bit of Whitney Houston. If you want to impress the crowd with your singing skills, then this song is definitely a crowd pleaser. You can have a little dance, you can make some eye contact with the person you really want to do, and you can even attempt the high notes. Whether you hit them is another story, but it’ll be a fun one to tell later on. Make sure one of your friends films this one.

“Purple Rain” – Prince

If you’re the kind of karaoke lover who loves to throw an intense ballad into the mix, then we’d definitely recommend “Purple Rain.” This song is the ultimate air-grabber and will allow you the chance to show off your vocal range and your ability to wear a frilly blouse. Sure, you might not sound exactly like Prince, but you’ll give it a good shot. It’s a lot of pressure, but we believe in you.

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Elton John and Kiki Dee

This one is for all of the lovers out there. If you want to do a duet with your significant other, then this song has everything you could possibly want. It has solos, it has duets, and it even has the kinda beat you can dance to. There’s no need for broken hearts in this karaoke duet because you know that you’re going to smash it as a couple. All you need to decide is who’s going to be Elton John and who’s going to be Kiki Dee.


“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

If you want a bit of audience participation, then we would definitely suggest trying “Sweet Caroline” out for size. The song is begging for people to sing along to it, and you can be the conductor for the whole song. You can have your own solo, you can amp up the crowd, and you can even hand the mic out to the crowd when it’s there time to scream the chorus at the top of their lungs. You know you want to.

Are you ready for some karaoke action? We hope you are.