The 17 Greatest Karaoke Songs of All Time
Grab the mic and hold on tight
A good karaoke pick is a crowd-pleaser, one that can turn a solo ditty to group jam-out in one chorus flat. A bad pick can clear a bar in seconds. (No one wants to hear a Les Misérable ballad at 2 a.m.) Here, 17 songs guaranteed to get you a standing ovation (or at least a free appetizer).
WILSON PHILLIPS, “HOLD ON”
Because everyone loves a good Bridesmaids reference.
Backstreet Boys, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
Bonus points if you adopt Nick Carter’s dance moves.
Bonnie Tyler, “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
Channel Old School and throw in the expletive to really hammer it home.
Shania Twain, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
Followed closely by “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.”
Boston, “More Than a Feeling”
If Paul Rudd can do it, so can you.
Janet Jackson, “When I Think of You”
Nothin’ else seems to matter.
Cher, “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Start practicing your “hey-oooohhhh.”
Coolio, “Gangster’s Paradise”
Nostalgia, check. Easily rappable, check check.
Alanis Morissette, “You Oughta Know”
Obliterating stress since 1995.
The B-52’s, “Love Shack”
Don’t exactly have the voice of an angel? This is a great place to start.
Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
But you’d like to pretend you have the voice of an angel? Done.
Elton John, “Tiny Dancer”
Group sing-along results guaranteed.
Hall & Oates, “Rich Girl”
Ladies and gentlemen, 1977 FTW.
Natalie Imbruglia, “Torn”
And 1997 FTW.
Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin”
Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean”
We couldn’t make a list without including MJ.
Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”
The go-to closer song, ever damn time.