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
- Choose a popular song that will win the audience over.
- Learn the lyrics by heart. The lyrics will be displayed, but if you know the song by heart, you can concentrate on your performance.
- Practice the song at home in front of the mirror to see how other people perceive you.
- 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.
- 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.
|14.||Like a Prayer||Madonna|
|15||Say My Name||Destiny’s Child|
|17.||She&#39;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&#39;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|
|28.||All the Small Things||Blink-182|
|29||Fuck You||CeeLo Green|
|31.||All Star||Smash Mouth|
|32.||Paradise by the Dashboard Light||Meatloaf|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|56.||You Oughta Know||Alanis Morissette|
|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|
|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|
|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||—|
|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|
|87.||Sign of the Times||Harry Styles|
|88.||I Want You Back||The Jackson 5|
|90.||You&#39;re Still The One||Shania Twain|
|91.||New Romantics||Taylor Swift|
|92.||Mr. Brightside||The Killers|
|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|
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.
|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|
|8.||My Heart Will Go On||Celine Dion|
|10.||Wicked Game||Chris Isaac|
|11.||Your Song||Elton John|
|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|
|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&#39;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.
|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&#39;m Gonna Be (500 Miles)||The Proclaimers|
|12.||Just A Girl||No Doubt|
|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&#39; On A Prayer||Bon Jovi|
|21.||Kiss From A Rose||Seal|
|22.||Eye of the Tiger||Survivor|
|23.||You&#39;re So Vain||Carly Simon|
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.
|1.||Shake It Off||Taylor Swift|
|2.||Baby One More Time…||Britney Spears|
|4.||Sorry Not Sorry||Demi Lovato|
|6.||Like a Prayer||Madonna|
|8.||Dangerous Woman||Ariana Grande|
|9.||Black Velvet||Alannah Myles|
|11||Party in the USA||Miley Cyrus|
|12..||Son of a Preacher Man||Dusty Springfield|
|13.||I Will Survive||Gloria Gaynor|
|15.||Man! I Feel Like A Woman||Shania Twain|
|18.||Call Me Maybe||Carly Rae Jepsen|
|19.||Girls Just Want To Have Fun||Cyndi Lauper|
|20.||You&#39;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.
|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|
|10.||Born in the U.S.A.||Bruce Springsteen|
|11.||Don’t Stop Believin||Journey|
|12.||Livin&#39; on a Prayer||Bon Jovi|
|13.||If I Was Your Girlfriend||Prince|
|14.||Sweet Home Alabama||Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|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.
|1.||Love Shack||The B-52&#39;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.
|3.||Push It||Salt ‘n Pepa|
|4.||Lean On Me||Club Nouveau|
|5.||Bye Bye||&#39;N Sync|
|6.||We Are Family||Sister Sledge|
|7.||I Want It That Way||The Backstreet Boys|
|10.||California Dreamin&#39;||Mamas & The Papas|
|11.||Rapper’s Delight||Sugar Hill Gang|
|13.||California Dreamin||The Mamas and the Papas|
|14.||Hold On||Willson Phillips|
|15.||It&#39;s Raining Men||The Weather Girls|
|17.||Stayin&#39; Alive||Bee Gees|
|18.||Where is the Love?||The Black Eyed Peas|
|21.||Lady Marmalade||Christina Aguilera, Lil&#39; 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.
|2.||Don’t Speak||No Doubt|
|5.||Black or White||Michael Jackson|
|7.||How Do I Live||LeAnn Rimes|
|8.||She’s So High||Tal Bachman|
|10.||November Rain||Guns ’N Roses|
|11.||Black Velvet||Alannah Myles|
|12.||Time of Your Life||Green Day|
|14.||Better Man||Pearl Jam|
|16.||Everything I Do (I Do It For You)||Bryan Adams|
|19.||Who Am I? (What’s My Name)||Snoop Dogg|
|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|
|29.||Losing My Religion||R.E.M.|
|30.||Basket Case||Green Day|
|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.
|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&#39; Mine||Guns & Roses|
|11.||I Want to Know What Love Is||Foreigner|
|12.||Tainted Love||Soft Cell|
|13.||Don&#39;t Stop Believin&#39;||Journey|
|14.||I Think We’re Alone Now||Tiffany|
|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.
|1.||You are so beautiful||Joe Cocker|
|3.||Let it be||The Beatles|
|5.||Let’s Get it On||Marvin Gaye|
|7.||The Sound of Silence||Simon & Garfunkel|
|9.||Hopelessly Devoted To You||Olivia Newton John|
|10.||We Will Rock You||Queen|
|12.||Dust in the wind||Kansas|
|13.||I’m Every Woman||Chaka Khan|
|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|
|25.||My Girl||The Temptations|
|26.||It’s a Heartache||Bonnie Tyler|
|27.||Sweet Caroline||Neil Diamond|
|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.
|4.||The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades||Timbuk 3|
|5.||Just a Friend||Biz Markie|
|8.||Party All the Time||Eddie Murphy|
You don’t have to know how to sing along to a song. The joy of singing is much more important.