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50 best karaoke songs for your next sing along party

Fun fact: Did you know that the word "karaoke" comes from the Japanese words "kara" (meaning empty) and "okesutora" (meaning orchestra)? From its humble beginnings in Japan, karaoke has become a beloved global pastime.

This week's blog celebrates this beloved activity by listing some of our most requested karaoke songs—I've even included a few of my personal favourites! They are all nicely categorised, so if you're considering adding a karaoke segment to your next party, aim for variety and mix things up.

Here we go..

Classic Karaoke Hits

  1. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

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

  3. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond (Not many parties escape this one)

  4. "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

  5. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor (One of my top picks)

  6. "Hotel California" by Eagles

  7. "Wonderwall" by Oasis

  8. "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

  9. "Piano Man" by Billy Joel

  10. "Let It Be" by The Beatles

Pop Sing Along Favourites

  1. "Someone Like You" by Adele

  2. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

  3. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  4. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

  5. "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

  6. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran

  7. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston (Can’t hit the notes but definitely my personal favourite)

  8. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake

  9. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

  10. "Firework" by Katy Perry

Rock Anthems

  1. "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC

  2. "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen

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

  4. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

  5. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

  6. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

  7. "We Will Rock You" by Queen - (This one always ends up with the whole room chanting the chorus)

  8. "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest

  9. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake

  10. "Every Breath You Take" by The Police

Cheesy Karaoke Songs

  1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

  2. "Africa" by Toto

  3. "Mamma Mia" by ABBA

  4. "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys

  5. "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

  6. "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (This is a childhood favourite of mine)

  7. "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

  8. "Summer Nights" from Grease (This makes for the best duets)

  9. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred

  10. "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls

If you want to go all out cheese check out our cheesy party song playlist

R&B and Soulful Ballards

  1. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye

  2. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

  3. "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

  4. "Respect" by Aretha Franklin (R.E.S.P.E.C.T at the top of your lungs is what this song deserves)

  5. "My Girl" by The Temptations

  6. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

  7. "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

  8. "Ain't Nobody" by Chaka Khan

  9. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack

  10. "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Let us know in the comments which Karaoke songs are your favourite or if you think our list is missing an absolute classic.

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