Top Karaoke Songs That Anyone Can Sing

karaoke songs that anyone can sing

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide...

If you’re brave enough to step up to a karaoke mic, it’s just gotten real. Pick a winning karaoke song and you’ll have the crowd joining you in the melody, harmony, or even dancing if you’re lucky.   

A quick trip around the web and you can find a list for just about any karaoke category you want: Easiest karaoke songs to sing, best karaoke songs of all time, best karaoke of your choice of genre (including pop, rock, country, kids), best karaoke songs for women, best karaoke songs for men, funny karaoke songs, sentimental karaoke songs, karaoke love songs. And the list goes on ... ad nauseum.   

How do you find a great song for karaoke? Are there karaoke songs that anyone can sing? A sure-fire way to find an easy song for karaoke is to search songs from the decade of your formative years. 

No escape from reality.

Why are the songs we loved as a teenager marked indelibly on our hearts? In fact, why do we love those more than anything we hear as an adult. There is now “[evidence that suggests] our brains bind us to the music we heard as teenagers more tightly than anything we’ll hear as adults—a connection that doesn’t weaken as we age.” 

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty

Daniel Levitin, the author of This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, notes that the music of our teenage years is fundamentally intertwined with our social lives. ‘We are discovering music on our own for the first time when we’re young, often through our friends. ...That melds the music to our sense of identity.’” 

Classic Karaoke Songs Through the Decades

As far as karaoke goes, pick the decade of your teens and you’ll find a song that makes your heart sing; you’ll find the music in which you identify.   

Take your shower singing to a new level with these easy karaoke songs (by the decade) that anyone can sing.


The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup (1968)

Here’s a pop/soul classic that brings on the ‘feel good’ vibe, and makes you sound great at the same time!

Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire (1963)

Bring your beginner karaoke rockabilly to the stage!

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl (1967)

It doesn’t matter if you botch this; everyone loves to sing with Brown Eyed Girl.

The Beatles - Hey Jude (1968)

Who doesn’t love’em some Beatles? The whole crowd will join you in this all-time favorite karaoke tune that anyone can sing!


ABBA - Dancing Queen (1976)

Bring on your inner Mama Mia to this great song for karaoke. 

Queen - We Are the Champions (1977)

Choosing this rock classic will be ‘no bad mistake.’ You’ll have the crowd joining in before the chorus.

The Gambler - Kenny Rogers (1978)

Guys, this one is for you. Karaoke doesn’t get much easier for Country lovers. 

Grease - Summer Nights (1978)

You know that you know the lyrics. Grab a leather jacket, a partner, and tell’em more!


Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey (1981)

You’ve been singing this one for decades. Take the stage and belt it out!

a-ha - Take On Me (1985)

Everyone will be dancing, no worries if it’s not perfect.

B-52's - Love Shack,  (1989)

No one expects professional vocals with this new wave duet. One guy + one girl = Great fun. Sing on!


Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart (1992)

Super low, twangy country. Guys, you got this.

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (1992)

It’s hard to mess up this 90’s electronic dance tune. Really, it’s just half talking. 

Lisa Loeb - Stay (1994)

Slow and steady pop that’ll send your friends reeling. A sure-fire winner.


Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles (2002)

Simple, clean pop. There’s a reason why it’s a go-to piano song.

Blink 182 - All The Small Things (2009)

Half-shout the lyrics while singing through your nose and you’re bound to nail this rock/punk/alternative song!

Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried (2005) 

Your audience will love this classic country song about the common threads that bring us all together. 


Taylor Swift - Shake It Off (2014)

There are basically three words in this R&B/pop tune. Just sing’em over and over again.  

Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are (2010)

This legendary rock song will send shivers down your spine. Try it at your next party.

The Band Perry - If I Die Young (2010)

This country classic will have Glee groupies everywhere joining you.

Idina Menzel - Let It Go (2013)

Find your inner princess. Let it Go. Sing it out.  

Find your decade; find your inner-teen, and you’ll find your voice. Then, picture your teen-self in your mind’s eye and you’ll find your own classic karaoke song list.  

Go ahead, you already know the words. The karaoke stage is waiting for you!

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