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23 Best Karaoke Songs For Bad Singers

Do you love karaoke but feel you are not a good singer? You shouldn’t let that stop you from getting up there and singing your heart out! You’re not on “The Voice” or “American Idol.”

What you need is to know some of the best karaoke songs for bad singers. You’ll be a shining star even if you can barely carry a tune in a bucket and have the vocal range of a teaspoon.

So, you’re likely at a local karaoke bar or restaurant. Or maybe you’re on vacation at a resort. Wherever you are, it doesn’t matter because karaoke night is all about having fun, letting loose, and entertaining.

With that being said, if you don’t have the best singing abilities, you may want to think a bit more carefully about making great choices of which songs to sing. Choosing a song like “My Heart Will Go On” from Celine Dion or “I Will Always Love You” from Whitney Houston may be a bit more of a challenge.

But hey, if that’s what your heart’s set on, go for it and do you, and don’t let anyone stop you, not even yourself! Now, if you want a fun song that you don’t need strong vocal abilities for, and one without any long or high notes, there are a ton out there that will make excellent karaoke song choices for you.

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Sing Your Heart Out Like No One is Watching with These Karaoke Classics

Here are some of the best karaoke songs for bad singers that you may want to consider the next time you take the stage at a karaoke night. The great thing is that these are clearly some of the easiest karaoke songs out there. Additionally, these songs span multiple generations, too, meaning they’re all enjoyable for all ages.

One tip? Choose the right song that most of the audience will know and want to sing along too, as well. It’ll make things even more fun for all you and for those watching. Truthfully, you shouldn’t have a hard time finding one of your own favorite songs on this list.

In the case where you’re worried about feeling some pressure, it’ll take a lot of the pressure off of you. Everyone will be too focused on singing the song, having a good time, and won’t be focusing on your voice at all.

Best Solo Songs For If The Stage Is All Yours

“I Love Rock And Roll” by Joan Jett
When you think karaoke songs, this just comes to mind, doesn’t it? The song requires more attitude and grit than a good voice.

It also doesn’t have much of a range, making it easier to sing. Plus, it’s chorus is so powerful, you can yell it and you know the audience will be yelling it with you!

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
This is another karaoke crowd pleaser for a reason. It’s a song you can excitedly yell into the microphone and people will get pumped up and scream “Sweet Caroline” right back at you.

Think of it, one of the most exciting parts of the songs are the “Oh Oh Oh”s which really doesn’t take that much effort to sing, or really, exclaim loudly.

“Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
Sure, there’s some songs where Britney Spears shows off her range, but this song isn’t one of them. It’s truly an excellent choice of song for you to just sing and have fun with!

First, think of how Britney just doesn’t care when she’s posting on her Instagram. Then, channel that “I could careless what you think of me” vibe.

“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred
Everyone will be taken to a nostalgic ’90s filled time with this fun song that they won’t even notice your voice! Or they’ll be too busy laughing at the absurd lyrics.

But truthfully, this song doesn’t really have any real singing, so you’re good to go. Flaunt some gaudy moves on that dance floor and the crowd will be howling.

best karaoke songs for bad singers

“Material Girl” by Madonna
Madonna songs are probably some of the easiest to sing, so if you’re looking for an easy go-to karaoke song, try anything by Madonna. “Material Girl” is just a super fun one, but there’s others she has that are, too!

“How Bizarre” by OMC
He’s pretty much just talking in this song, rather than singing, making it a perfect choice if you really don’t want to sing at all. You really can just get away with performing this just by talking.

“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash’s low voice is a great one, but an easier one to sing because of it. This is one of those favorite songs which will probably have people singing along to it, too.

“All My Exes Live In Texas” by George Strait
Get the crowd laughing and singing along with this one! It doesn’t have much of a range, making it pretty easy to sing.

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
This is an anthem for a reason and everyone will be singing with you! But in reality, she does quite a bit of talking in this song rather than singing, doesn’t she? It’s a lot of exclaiming, which you definitely can do!

“Party In The U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
We know that Miley Cyrus has some serious vocals, but “Party In The U.S.A.” is an easy song of hers to sing thanks to its simple lyrics and catchy chorus. It’s all full of carefree and easygoing vibes. Have that kind of free attitude while performing it, and you’re good to go!

“Single Ladies” by Beyoncé
What an anthem! And you know what that means? If you sing it, you’ll be bringing the party, and everyone will be singing along with you…. especially if any GFs are there with their BFs who have not yet popped the question!

“Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
Literally everyone else will be singing along and no one will even really hear you singing. If it’s high notes feel too high for you just fan the mic out to the crowd and let them sing it for you!

It’s the go-to karaoke song for a reason. When it doubt, go with “Don’t Stop Believing.”

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson
This is the perfect choice to use to bust out some dance moves! It will shake out your stage fright and everyone will sing along too! They may even end up joining you on the dance floor.

You can even watch the music video for some refreshers on how to make those dance moves pop! If you find yourself adventurous after “Thriller”, you could try his “Billie Jean” ballad to keep the Michael Jackson vibes going.

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Best Karaoke Duets to Sing with a Partner Or Bestie

Remember to drag your friends or significant other into your shenanigans, don’t let them escape the good time! Even if they think they are a bad singer too, these easy karaoke songs will be perfect to get them singing right along. There’s also nothing like a group song to get the dance floor filled up.

“You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Arguably the most iconic song from “Grease,” you’ll have everyone singing and dancing along with you to this one! Think about it – have you ever been able to resist screaming out ” I got chills, they’re multiplying”?! This will bring everyone to the dance floor too!

“Summer Nights” can also be a good one to sing in karaoke, but those notes are a bit more difficult. Unless you’re all for playing along and really emphasizing your off-key singing – the audience may get a kick out of it!

“I Got You Baby” by Sonny and Cher
One of the most famous duets, and an easy one to sing! It’s fun, flirty, and is pretty easy to sing thanks to its easy lyrics and repetition.

“Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
Want a fun song that will get everyone out of their seats and dancing? “Señorita,” with its latin-pop vibes will do just that. And if everyone’s dancing, no one’s caring how your voice sounds, right?

“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls
Sure, you can sing this by yourself, but it’s just more fun with your gal pals! This song is all about bringing the energy and expressing your true self, not about your voice! Release your inner Spice Girl and go ahead and rock it.

“Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
You can’t go wrong with this classic and will find it to be a perfect karaoke song especially for an “older” crowd. It is another with a catchy chorus and as part of the rock music genre there will be a lot of music lovers out in the crowd singing it along with you.

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John and Kiki Dee
This song is all about interaction between the two singers. If you and your karaoke duet partner have that, then people won’t be paying attention to your voice! Showcase your fun – and your love – on stage!

“Start Of Something New” by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Every “High School Musical” fan will love you and thank you… and they’ll definitely be singing along! It’s such a nostalgic duet for millennials, one that’ll bring a smile to their faces. They won’t even care how you sound!

“Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC
Another crowd pleaser that you could sing by yourself, but is also super fun if you sing with others. Going with a boy band is always a good idea in karaoke.

You know it’ll bring the fun so grab your best friend and you’ll get others singing along. “Bye Bye Bye” is an ideal choice because the vocals aren’t strained and don’t have crazy ups and downs.

“Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor
Charlie Puth’s voice is awesome, but the upbeat tempo of “Marvin Gaye” makes it pretty easy to sing along with. Plus, this song gives you all the opportunities to dance around on stage with your boo. Bring on the sexiness!

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
This classic karaoke song is a must, especially if you have a group of people with you. Wouldn’t recommend “Bohemian Rhapsody” for solo singing but all the vocal parts that can be belted out during this song promises a great time for everyone.

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A Final Thoughts on 23 Best Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers

When it comes to singing karaoke, it’s all about the entertainment factor and shouldn’t be about your voice. Take a look at your audience and take note of which generation they fall under. Regardless of which song you pick off this list of best karaoke songs for bad singers, you’ll be a hit!

It will be easy now to choose a song that will guarantee you get others singing along too. When you’re up there, forget about needing a good vocal range, just let loose and have fun! Pretend you’re home alone, blasting your favorite song, and singing into your hairbrush.

The energy you bring to the stage will be contagious – the more energy you bring, the more others in the audience are sure to love it and cheer for you! That’s the most important part of karaoke, not your vocals. Remember that.

Also, if you have a bad voice, you can totally rock that during karaoke if you’re comfortable with it. Choose a more difficult song and purposefully sing it off-key or badly. Chances are those in the audience will realize you’re exaggerating that you’re not a good singer and find it funny. Make sure to check out our list of best 90s karaoke songs too! It’s full of gems.

Do you have a go-to easy karaoke song? What is it? We want to know! Share it with us in the comments.

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.