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Singing is fun for everyone. We sing in the bathroom, hum at the workplace, or bawl in the car on the way home. Sometimes we even sing in the shower. Whether you’re a talented singer or you’re just. The singer is or is not. Singing your favorite song lifts your mood and can be liberating.

More and more people also like to sing at a karaoke night with friends at home or in the bar. Karaoke is even a weekly ritual for some people. Viele Partygänger singen zum Spaß, andere nehmen es sehr ernst und nehmen sogar an Karaoke-Wettbewerben teil.

You’re a beginner and you’re looking for songs that are easy to sing? Maybe you are even invited to a karaoke evening. In our article below, we will help you choose the best songs to make the best of the night.

Choose the right karaoke songs

First of all, it is important to be able to evaluate yourself, so that you can choose the right songs for your voice and your character. Especially for singing and karaoke beginners, it is helpful to already have some songs in mind. So the stress of choosing the right song is already gone.

Never sing: „Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. First of all, the song is way too long at almost six minutes. Secondly, the song is quite difficult to sing.

Choose a song that you really like to sing. It’s always a good idea to choose a song that is sung a little faster. Wenn du sehr nervös bist und z. B. a Love ballad When you sing, your voice may become shaky. Choose a song that a lot of people know. The audience will thank you. This way they will have much more fun listening and may even start singing along themselves.

Your performance: How to make the karaoke night a success

  1. Choose a popular song that will win the audience over.
  2. Learn the lyrics by heart. The lyrics will be displayed, but if you know the song by heart, you can concentrate on your performance.
  3. Practice the song at home in front of the mirror to see how other people perceive you.
  4. Improve your singing. Take a confident stance and breathe deeply. Keep your head above the microphone with your chin slightly lowered. This way your voice sounds much more hearty.
  5. But the most important point is: have fun! Enjoy your time in the spotlight and don’t take everything so seriously. You are there to have a good time with your friends and are not there to impress people.

In the following, you will find over 370 songs that are ideal for singing. We have arranged the songs in 12 categories subdivided.

(For each list, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

The most popular songs to sing along

01. Lou Bega – “Mambo № 5”


As One-hit wonder Lou Bega (David Lubega), who comes from Munich, is indifferent to being a one-hit-wonder. „Mambo № 5″ was a monster hit that stayed at the top of the international charts for weeks on end. His roots have “Mambo № 5” in a 1949 composition by Cuban musician Pérez Prado. A symbiosis of Latin music and electronic pop was crucial for success. „Mambo № 5“ erschien 1999 bei RCA und wurde zum Zankapfel, der es bis vor das Bundesverfassungsgericht schaffte. Disputes over the distribution of royalties have been fought over several legal battles. With his “Mambo № 5,” Lou Bega is still booked for performances.

02. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – “Human”

The song “Human” from 2017 has the potential to be a karaoke classic. „Human” is limited to very thin instrumentation and lives on the vocal power of the British singer Rory Graham. Thematically, “Human” is about a person’s weaknesses with a plea not to blame them. Commercially “Human” was a great success. Top positions in the international charts paved the way for Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s further career. The US singer Ron White Performers “Human” daily at Phantasialand in Brühl, Rhineland, as part of the “Musarteum” show.

03. USA for Africa – “We Are the World


Over 20 million copies sold make “We Are the World” one of the best-selling singles of all time. Penned by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, international stars sang the song under the direction of Quincy Jones. Harry Belafonte (Island in The Sun) is considered to have given the idea for the project, which was to raise money against the famine in Ethiopia. Thanks also to the vocal power of Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Diana Ross, “We Are the World” became a timeless classic. In total, over 100 million dollars have been collected to date.

04. Monty Python – “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”


Written and sung by Eric Idle (Monty Python), the song achieved cult status. In the 1979 film “Life of Brian”, the song accompanies the final scene of the film, when Brian is crucified. „Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” demands to see life in a positive light in spite of all problems and to see life in a positive light even in hopeless situations.

The single has been reissued several times since 1979, most recently in a 12″ version in 2014. On British Funerals “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” is the most requested song. Eric Idle presented his classic life at the Graduation of the 2012 London Olympics.

05. Boney M. – „Brown Girl in The Ring”


They were the kings of the 70s. The band, founded by star producer Frank Farian in 1976, is now considered the first retort band in music history. Of the four members, only Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett sang. The rest was contributed by Frank Farian himself. Dancer Bobby Farrell, who died in 2011 in St. Petersburg, only moved his lips. In 1978 Boney M was released. the album “Nightflight to Venus.

Brown Girl in the Ring” was released as the B-side of the single “Rivers of Babylon” and quickly became a party hit. Based on a Caribbean children’s song, the chorus with its constant “Tra la la la la” animates to sing along. The song was covered several times and is known in German versions as “Bier und’nen Appelkorn” and “So sehn Sieger aus.

06. Gompie – “Who the Fuck Is Alice”


At the peak of the disco wave the British band Smokie 1976 the song “Living Next Door To Alice”. The song placed in the Top 10 Single Charts all over Europe and is still considered the biggest success of the formation today. About 20 years later, Dutch musicians Rob Peters and Peter Koelewijn covered the track and released “Who the Fuck Is Alice” in 1996. In the chorus, the name “Alice” is supplemented by the phrase “Who the Fuck Is Alice”. The song is not missing on any Ballermann party and even 20 years after its release it is one of the most popular tracks at a karaoke party.

07. Opus – “Live is Life


With over 250.000 copies sold, “Live is Life” reached gold status in 1985. The Austrian band Opus recorded the track in September 1984 during a concert in Oberwart, Austria. The single, released as a live version, was not well received at first and did not enter the international charts until early 1985.

Partygoers appreciate the song because of its simple melody, which is good mood makes. Live is Life” arrived on the political stage in 2014. At the request of outgoing German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière, the song was played during the Great Taps.

08. Queen – “We Are the Champions


One of the most famous songs of British formation around frontman Freddy Mercury is “We Are the Champions”. Mercury wrote the title in the mid-70s as the second A-side of the single “We Will Rock You”. The flamboyant, homosexual Mercury later described the song as one of his greatest inspirations. We Are the Champions” was first released on the album “News of The World” in 1977. Critics agree that the song only really comes into its own at a live concert. Mercury was aware of this and used “We Are the Champions” to interact with the audience.

09. Kelly Family – “An Angel”

Often dismissed by critics as semi-professional street musicians, the singing extended family landed one hit after another in the early 90s. „An Angel” is a shallow ballad that is often sung along at parties. The chorus is quickly memorized and does not require a big singing voice. Paddy and Angelo Kelly sang themselves into the hearts of female teenagers with the song.

“An Angel” cannot offer a profound meaning. The song is about a boy who wished to be as free as an angel. In Germany, “An Angel” blocked the German charts for weeks. Today, the members of the Kelly Family sing the song in different versions.

10. Gloria Gaynor – “I Am What I Am”


The anthem of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals should not be missing at any party. „I Am What I Am” has Earworm potential and is sung along with pleasure. Gloria Gaynor covered the song, which was composed for a musical, in 1983 and is now one of her biggest hits. To stand by oneself and never capitulate to the opinion of others is the core message of the song. In the style of a 70s Disco songs, I Am What I Am” is a classic of the early 80s. Karaoke without this anthem is unthinkable.

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Artist: Listen:
11. Africa Toto
12. Bitch Meredith Brooks
13. Thriller Michael Jackson
14. Like a Prayer Madonna
15 Say My Name Destiny’s Child
16.. Boombastic Shaggy
17. She's So High Tal Bachman
18. Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
19. Drunk in Love Jay-Z and Beyonce
20. Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
21. Love Shack The B-52’s
22. We Will Rock You Queen
23. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
24. What’s Up 4 Non Blondes
25. Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
26. Space Oddity David Bowie
27. Happy Ending MIKA
28. All the Small Things Blink-182
29 Fuck You CeeLo Green
30. Halo Beyoncé
31. All Star Smash Mouth
32. Paradise by the Dashboard Light Meatloaf
33. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
34. Don’t Stop Believin Journey
35. The Sign Ace of Base
36. Uptown Funk Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
37. I Want it That Way Backstreet Boys
38. Want To Want Me Jason Derulo
39. All of Me John Legend
40. Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
41. Dreams The Cranberries
42. The Longest Time Billy Joel
43. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
44. Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
45. Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
46. Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers
47. Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly
48. Roar Katy Perry
49. Soak Up the Sun Sheryl Crow
50. Living on a Prayer Bon Jovi
51. Price Tag Jessie J featuring B.o.B
52. I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
53. Sorry Not Sorry Demi Lovato
54. You Belong With Me Taylor Swift
55. Purple Rain Prince
56. You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette
57. Mamma Mia ABBA
58. Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot
59. Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
60. Don’t You Want Me The Human League
61. Private Eyes Hall & Oates
62. Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
63. Wonderwall Oasis
64. Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
65. Lean On Me Bill Withers
66. The Middle Jimmy Eat World
67. Baby One More Time… Britney Spears
68. Sugar Maroon 5
69. Born to Run Bruce Springsteen
70. Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande
71. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
72. Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
73. With or Without You U2
74. So Yesterday Hilary Duff
75. Single Ladies Beyonce
76. Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
77. Timber Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
78. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
79. Stay With Me Sam Smith
80 Beat it Michael Jackson
81.. Love On Top Beyoncé
82. I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
83. She Will Be Loved Maroon 5
84. Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
85. Dancing Queen ABBA
86. Tubthumping Chumbawamba
87. Sign of the Times Harry Styles
88. I Want You Back The Jackson 5
89. Faith George Michael
90. You're Still The One Shania Twain
91. New Romantics Taylor Swift
92. Mr. Brightside The Killers
93. Hey Ya Outkast
94. Shake It Out Florence + The Machine
95. Say It Ain’t So Weezer
96. The Real Slim Shady Eminem
97. Man! I Feel Like A Woman Shania Twain
98. A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton
99. Hey Jude The Beatles
100. Hello Adele

The best karaoke love songs

After all Party songs you create a romantic mood with these songs. Become a romantic and conquer the heart of your crush. Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen to:
1. Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
2. Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
3. I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher
4. Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O’Connor
5. Someone Like You Adele
6. That’s the Way Love Goes Janet Jackson
7. Perfect Ed Sheeran
8. My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
9. Joana Roland Kaiser
10. Wicked Game Chris Isaac
11. Your Song Elton John
12. Always Bon Jovi
13. Favorite person Namika
14. She Loves You The Beatles
15. Tears do not lie Michael Holm
16. Girl Crush Little Big Town
17. Try a Little Tenderness Otis Redding
18. Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran
19. Lust For Life Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd
20. I Melt With You Modern English
21. How beautiful you are Sarah Connor
22. Hello Lionel Richie
23. Come to My Window Melissa Etheridge
24. One Moment In Time Whitney Houston
25. Bed Of Roses Bon Jovi
26. People Help The People Birdy
27. The Power Of Love Frankie Goes to Hollywood
28. The Sweetest Thing U2
29. It Must Have Been Love Roxette
30. I Can't Help Myself The Kelly Family

The easiest karaoke songs to sing

You are a bloody beginner? Then these songs are just right for you. These songs have simple lyrics and are great to sing even when drunk. Each song is linked via the title with the corresponding music video.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
1. Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
2. What’s Up 4 Non Blondes
3. Baby Got Back Sir Mix A Lot
4. Turn Down For What DJ Snake & Lil Jon
5. Say My Name Destiny’s Child
6. Undone (The Sweater Song) Weezer
7. All The Small Things Blink 182
8. Wannabe The Spice Girls
9. Like A Virgin Madonna
10. …Baby One More Time Britney Spears
11. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
12. Just A Girl No Doubt
13. Happy Pharrell Williams
14. Zombie The Cranberries
15. As Long As You Love Me Backstreet Boys
16. Don’t Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
17. I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
18. Rich Girl Hall & Oates
19. Celebration Kool and the Gang
20. Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
21. Kiss From A Rose Seal
22. Eye of the Tiger Survivor
23. You're So Vain Carly Simon
24. Funkytown Lipps, Inc
25. Hey Ya! Outkast

The best karaoke songs to sing along with for women

You’re a little nervous in the spotlight in front of strangers? Fear not! These songs were made to give women that extra confidence behind the microphone. Each song is linked to its music video via the title.

Place: Song: Artist: Listen:
1. Shake It Off Taylor Swift
2. Baby One More Time… Britney Spears
3. Stronger Kelly Clarkson
4. Sorry Not Sorry Demi Lovato
5. Single Ladies Beyoncé
6. Like a Prayer Madonna
7. Rehab Amy Winehouse
8. Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande
9. Black Velvet Alannah Myles
10. Emotions Mariah Carey
11 Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
12.. Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
13. I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
14. Halo Beyoncé
15. Man! I Feel Like A Woman Shania Twain
16. Roar Katy Perry
17. Bitch Meredith Brooks
18. Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
19. Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
20. You're Still The One Shania Twain
21. It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls
22. Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
23. Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover Sophie B. Hawkins
24. New Romantics Taylor Swift

The best karaoke songs to sing along with for men

Which karaoke songs are suitable for men? It has to be upbeat and singable, and most importantly, it shouldn’t make you bury your head in the sand and disappear into the bathroom right after. With these songs, it won’t happen to you! Each song is linked to its music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen to:
1. Wonderwall Oasis
2. Beastie Boys Sabotage
3. Losing My Religion R.E.M.
4. Mack the Knife Bobby Darin
5. Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
6. When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars
7. I’ve Got a Woman Ray Charles
8. My Way Frank Sinatra
9. Everlong Foo Fighters
10. Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
11. Don’t Stop Believin Journey
12. Livin' on a Prayer Bon Jovi
13. If I Was Your Girlfriend Prince
14. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
15. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
16. Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
17. Body of an American The Pogues
18. I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
19. Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
20. Should I Stay or Should I Go The Clash

The best songs for a duet

Singing with a friend is twice as much fun. These songs make both singers shine. Each song is linked to its music video via its title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen to:
1. Love Shack The B-52's
2. All I Have Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J
3. Need You Now Lady Antebellum
4. Feeling Myself Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé
5. American Boy Estelle, Kanye West
6. Empire State of Mind Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
7. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
8. I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher
9. No Air Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown
10. The Boy is Mine Brandy, Monica
11. Promiscuous Nelly Furtado, Timbaland
12. Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
13. Under Pressure David Bowie, Queen
14. Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
15. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John, Kiki Dee
16. Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
17. You’re The One That I Want John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
18. Dream a Little Dream of Me Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
19. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Die beliebtesten Karaoke-Songs für eine Gruppe

Du hast keine Lust alleine auf der Bühne zu stehen? Suche dir ein Lied aus der nachfolgenden Liste aus. These songs are especially good to sing with a group of friends. Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
1. YMCA Village People
2. Bootylicious Destiny's Child
3. Push It Salt ‘n Pepa
4. Lean On Me Club Nouveau
5. Bye Bye 'N Sync
6. We Are Family Sister Sledge
7. I Want It That Way The Backstreet Boys
8. Love Shack B-52's
9. Wannabe Spice Girls
10. California Dreamin' Mamas & The Papas
11. Rapper’s Delight Sugar Hill Gang
12. Supersonic JJ Fad
13. California Dreamin The Mamas and the Papas
14. Hold On Willson Phillips
15. It's Raining Men The Weather Girls
16. No Scrubs TLC
17. Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
18. Where is the Love? The Black Eyed Peas
19. ABC Jackson 5
20. Dancing Queen ABBA
21. Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink
22. Bang Bang Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

90s karaoke songs to sing along with

Any generation can be satisfied with a song from the 90s. The 90s Party is thus saved! Each song is linked to its music video by title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
1. Torn Natalie Imbruglia
2. Don’t Speak No Doubt
3. Closing Time Semisonic
4. Creep Radiohead
5. Black or White Michael Jackson
6. Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
7. How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes
8. She’s So High Tal Bachman
9. One U2
10. November Rain Guns ’N Roses
11. Black Velvet Alannah Myles
12. Time of Your Life Green Day
13. Song 2 Blur
14. Better Man Pearl Jam
15. Everlong Foo Fighters
16. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) Bryan Adams
17. Santeria Sublime
18. Dreams The Cranberries
19. Who Am I? (What’s My Name) Snoop Dogg
20. Linger The Cranberries
21. Blue Monday Orgy
22. Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey
23. You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette
24. Two Princes Spin Doctors
25. I’ll Stand By You The Pretenders
26. I’m the Only One Melissa Etheridge
27. Been Caught Stealin Jane’s Addiction
28. Bitch Meredith Brooks
29. Losing My Religion R.E.M.
30. Basket Case Green Day
31. 1979 Smashing Pumpkins
32. Killing Me Softly The Fugees
33. Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera

80s karaoke songs to sing along to

The decade that produced some of the greatest pop anthems in history, plus a good helping of the best karaoke songs. Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen to:
1. All Night Long Lionel Richie
2. Still Loving You Scorpions
3. Billie Jean Michael Jackson
4. Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
5. I Can’t Wait Nu Shooz
6. Wake Me Up Before You Go Wham!
7. Endless Love Diana Ross
8. Don’t You Want Me Human League
9. Every Breath You Take The Police
10. Sweet Child O' Mine Guns & Roses
11. I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
12. Tainted Love Soft Cell
13. Don't Stop Believin' Journey
14. I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany
15. Heaven Bryan Adams
16. Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears
17. One Moment in Time Whitney Houston
18. Total eclipse of the heart Bonnie Tyler
19. Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder

70s and 60s karaoke songs to sing along with

Don’t miss the best disco songs from these two decades. Each song is linked to its music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
1. You are so beautiful Joe Cocker
2. Hotel California Eagles
3. Let it be The Beatles
4. Yesterday The Beatles
5. Let’s Get it On Marvin Gaye
6. Crazy Patsy Cline
7. The Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
8. Dancing Queen ABBA
9. Hopelessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton John
10. We Will Rock You Queen
11. Imagine John Lennon
12. Dust in the wind Kansas
13. I’m Every Woman Chaka Khan
14. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
15. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy Rod Stewart
16. We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters
17. Here comes the sun The Beatles
18. Stayin’ Alive The Bee Gees
19. Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers
20. You’re So Vain Carly Simon
21. Strangers in the Night Frank Sinatra
22. Stand By Me Ben E King
23. Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues
24. Rapture Blondie
25. My Girl The Temptations
26. It’s a Heartache Bonnie Tyler
27. Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
28. Brick House Commodores
29. My way Frank Sinatra
30. Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell

Funny songs to sing

Karaoke nights are inherently fun. With these songs, you will heat up the mood once more. Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
1. Tubthumping Chumbawamba
2. Rock Lobster B-52s
3. MMMBop Hanson
4. The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades Timbuk 3
5. Just a Friend Biz Markie
6. Rico Suave Gerardo
7. Mickey Toni Basil
8. Party All the Time Eddie Murphy
9. Whip It Devo

You don’t have to know how to sing along to a song. The joy of singing is much more important.

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