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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.

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

For the country 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!

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 is currently working on social media and event planning in the nonprofit world while blogging on the side about the Mets. Her interests include The Mets, The Patriots, iced coffee, Greece, and escaping to tropical islands. Her long term career goal is to continue to share her story and experiences to help as many people as she can.

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