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The Best 90s Karaoke Songs

Man, do I miss the ’90s. And ’90s music! A decade filled with hit wonders of songs and artists that are now unparalleled when it comes to choosing your song selection for karaoke. 

There is something liberating about getting on stage, with a microphone, and just going all out, isn’t there?

Some of us have a go-to karaoke song—I will admit, mine is “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, but I can also admit, I sound NOTHING like her! Her vocal range is iconic!

Songs from the ’90s are always a good choice, especially as they are the best way to get a sing-a-long started from the audience at the karaoke bar and get a good time going.

Here are some of the best ’90s songs you should sing your heart out to the next time you have karaoke night. I mean, I distinctly remember begging my parents for a portable karaoke machine for my bedroom and jamming out to these songs.

The Best 90s Karaoke Songs

We’ve got a little bit of country, we’ve got pop, we’ve got a love song or too. These are a few of my favorite songs from an era of unmatched bops from the music industry.

Barbie Girl by Aqua

A fun beat. So catchy. And even funnier if you have a male counterpart singing karaoke with you that can do the “Ken” part.

Wannabe by the Spice Girls 

Who doesn’t love screaming “yo I’ll tell ya what I want what I really really what” like come onnnnn!

All Star by Smash Mouth 

This song in itself gives you the chance to make the “L” loser sign on your forehead, and what more could you want?

MMMBop by Hanson

One of the catchiest (and easiest) choruses to remember, everyone will sure to be bopping along to your performance of this song. What a great way to have a night to remember…because this song will get stuck in your head for a few days!

I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys 

Have you ever been somewhere where this song is playing and there are not people singing along? I haven’t.

This is sure to get the crowd going. Everyone remembers the era of boy bands!

Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears 

What better way to join the #FreeBritney movement than by dedicating your karaoke song to the pop princess? Plus, it’s just hands down a classic.

Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain

Shania is always a classic and this is a great song!

Ain’t Going Down Til The Sun Comes Up – Garth Brooks 

For the country music lover.

Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

Before there was Miley, there was Billy.

Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera 

You can’t forget the other ’90s diva as a fantastic ’90s karaoke choice. Release your inner genie while preforming this song.

I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts 

Want to get the crowd SUPER involved? Get them clapping with this song. Or perform it with all of your friends and pretend that you are the cast of “Friends.”

Boom Boom Boom Boom by Vengaboys 

In search of a fun, party song that does not have tons of words you need to remember? Look no further.

Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin 

You do not need to speak Spanish to preform this song, but it may help!

A Whole New World from the “Aladdin” Soundtrack 

Do you love Disney? This is the perfect choice for you, and it will get the audience singing too, regardless of whether or not they are Disney crazed.

I mean, who doesn’t love this song? Plus, bring your significant other/partner/friend on stage with you for this song so you’re not alone.

My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion 

If you have some pipes you want to show off, go ahead with this song, the theme from The Titanic. Even if you don’t have the pipes, still go ahead and sing it, as the audience will be sure to be singing along with you!

Vogue by Madonna 

You may have assumed this was an ’80s song but it actually came out in 1990! Who doesn’t want to release their inner Madonna? Or want an excuse to Vogue it out?

Basket Case by Greenday 

You have definitely already screamed the lyrics to this song while jumping up and down, so why not just do it know with a microphone in your hand on a stay? The song talks about getting it all out, so go ahead and do just that!

Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio and Stevie Wonder 

Wanna set the chill vibe for the audience? Look no further.

Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton 

One of the ultimate breakup songs, if you’re looking for a ballad or a way to get your feelings out, this song is a fantastic song.

This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan 

Have you ever heard this song play and not see people bopping around or singing along? A great choice.

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson


Emotions by Mariah Carey 

If you’re looking to release your inner diva, you gotta go with Mariah, right?

All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey 

It really, really does not matter if it’s the Christmas season or not. This song is always a karaoke winner.

Torn by Natalie Imbruglia 

I’m not sure it’s possible to sing this song without going all out while doing so.

You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette

From the singer of “Ironic” you have to imagine screaming “You Oughta Know” into the karaoke mic…talk about a release of emotion and energy!

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

A forever classic.

“Are You Gonna Go My Way?” by Lenny Kravitz

This one is easy to shout with friends!

“Life Ain’t Easy” by Cleopatra

A massively underrated jam – this hits harder now that we’re older.

“I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders

For a strong emotional performance, pick this song.

“You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain

Shania always hits the love songs.

“Sometimes” by Britney Spears

A classic that’s actually easy to sing.

“When A Man Loves A Woman” – Michael Bolton

Put on your sunglasses and sing your heart out.

“Like a Virgin” by Madonna

Everyone knows this song, right?

“I Want It That Way” by The Backstreet Boys

Bring the energy with this one!

“All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow

The funky arrangement is fun for all types of karaoke venues.

“Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

This is definitely a soulful song for a karaoke party but it’s one of the most popular songs of the 90s!

“Waterfalls” by TLC

You can’t go wrong with this one.

“Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSYNC

For all of our NSYNC fans out there, pick this throwback!

Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child

Always the best.

“Closing Time” by Semisonic

I can’t help but think of The Office.

“No Diggity” by Blackstreet

Another classic you can’t go wrong with.

“The Rain” by Missy Elliott

“Whoomp (There It Is)” by Tag Team

Bring the energy with this one. The is the best song for getting everyone involved.

“Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Peppa

Definitely a song to sing with your girlfriends!

“End of the Road” by Boys II Men

“No Scrubs” by TLC

Grab your girlfriends and belt this one out.

“You Get What You Give” by New Radicals

“Smooth” by Santana

Straight from the heart of the 90s.

“Under the Bridge” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Pick this one when you’re a few drinks in.

“Cowboy” by Kid Rock

Some of our favorite Kid Rock songs come a little later in his career but this song is good for kareoke.

Wide Open Spaces by The Chicks

Previously known as The Dixie Chicks, this sings straight to my 90s heart.

Fancy by Reba McEntire

Ending on a country note, Fancy is a next level kareoke song.

Playlist: 50+ Best 90s Karaoke Songs

In Summary: 50+ Best 90s Karaoke Songs

The ’90s had so many great songs that it was hard to choose just twenty of them. Whether you want to release your inner diva, boy band, barbie, or sing your heart out to a ballad, the ’90s had it all.

What do you think of this list of the best karaoke songs from ’90s? Are any your perfect song for karaoke night? Have we missed any? What are your top picks?

About the Author

Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.