1. Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
This 2003 operatic rock song can be done as a solo or a duet. No matter how you do it, this is going to bring everyone in the room to life.
2. Valerie – Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse covered this 2006 song the following year, and it showed off the best of her amazing voice. That’s what makes it such a perfect jam for karaoke night.
3. American Boy – Estelle featuring Kanye West
In 2008, Estelle and Kanye West brought us a great song that has been in everyone’s head since the day it came out. The melody goes all over the place, so it’s an excellent choice for performers with flexible ranges.
4. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Here’s another one that can be done as a solo or a duet. Straight from 2005, it was a hit right away. If you can dance while you sing this, that’s a bonus that will drive the audience crazy in the best possible way.
5. In the End – Linkin Park
Opening the 2000s was Linkin Park with this epic song. It was one of the best hits from their debut album, and karaoke regulars know it’s a great one for singing along.
6. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé
Arguably one of the best music videos of all time, Beyoncé’s 2008 release is yet another fantastic girl power anthem that will never get old. Get ready for all the single ladies in the room to put their hands up.
7. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
What better way to wow the crowd than with the 2003 Grammy award winner for the best rock song? The recording is known for the singer’s distinctive voice, but karaoke night is your chance to put your vocal spin on “Seven Nation Army.”
8. Toxic – Britney Spears
The sound of this 2003 song is so quintessentially early 2000s that it’s hard to think of a better anthem for the era. From the music to the melody, this has it all for a great karaoke jam.
9. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz came out with this playful love song in 2008, and it is the ultimate long song to get the whole bar smiling—or swooning.
10. Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC
*NSYNC was the peak boy band in 2000 with this one. Even if you made fun of “Bye Bye Bye” when it came out, we’re willing to bet you find you love it now. Turn this into a solo song or grab the whole crew to put on an epic performance.
11. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! at the Disco
The year 2005 was perhaps the height of emo rock, and Panic! At The Disco showed up to headline everyone’s playlist. This is a great one for karaoke night because it’s both melodic and fun.
12. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Call it emo, synth-pop, new wave, rock-pop, or whatever you want. This 2004 track from The Killers will have you killing it on stage.
13. Yeah! – Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
Fun fact: everyone loves this song from 2004. It has the ultimate party vibe, which is why it was at the top of the charts for 12 weeks in a row.
14. Right Round – Flo Rida featuring Kesha
An absolutely epic shout-out to the 1980s hit by Dead Or Alive, this 2009 song is the perfect chance to demonstrate how fast you can spit lyrics like fire.
15. TiK ToK – Kesha
Karaoke is all about expressing the best of your vocal talents. If you’re ready to do some spoken word rap along with your party singing, Ke$ha’s 2009 hit is a perfect choice.
16. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys released this unique sound in 2005 and then performed it at the 2012 Olympics. It’s instantly recognizable by everyone, which makes it the perfect choice for a fun night out.
17. Stickwitu – The Pussycat Dolls featuring Avant
Party girl band The Pussycat Dolls released this upbeat ballad in 2005. It’s a sweet love song, but because the ladies are known for their beautiful voices, it’s also a great track for karaoke night.
18. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Before Beyoncé was just Beyoncé, she was a member of the fabulous trio in Destiny’s Child. This 2001 girl power song is filled with epic energy and plenty of places to sing your heart out.
19. Lose Yourself – Eminem
There’s no reason you can’t rap at karaoke night. From the film 8 Mile, this 2002 song became one of Eminem’s biggest hits of all time, and for good reason.
20. Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, this 2001 pop hit was a sensation when it first came out. That’s what makes it perfect for your 2000s night karaoke lineup.
21. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
If you’re going for girl power, you need “Since U Been Gone” in your lineup. When this came out in 2004, Kelly Clarkson had women everywhere singing about the joys of becoming single again.
22. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
British pop R&B artist Natasha Bedingfield became a household name with this release in 2004. Its beautiful melody and thoughtful lyrics made it an instant favorite.
23. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera spoke directly to the haters in 2002 with “Beautiful,” and this song remains a crowd favorite when it comes to self-love ballads. It may be slow, but it’s powerful.
24. Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
When this came out in 2009, it was one of the top best-selling singles of the year. And when you bust it out at karaoke, you’ll be the best thing to hit that stage all night.
25. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Is it R&B? Is it funk? Is it pop? It’s a little bit of everything that’s great. This 2006 hit crossed genres and made the world sing along. Now, it’s your turn at the mic.
26. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
If you’re looking for an epic duet, look no further than “Need You Now” from 2009. The back and forth tells a heartbreaking story, and the vocals pack a big punch.
27. Leave (Get Out) – JoJo
JoJo was 13 years old when this hit number one on the charts in 2004. That made her the youngest female artist with a solo chart-topper. There’s no doubt this song helped her make a well-deserved name for herself.
28. Day ‘N’ Night – Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi brought electronic hip hop dance to the world in 2008, and we’re all better for it. This one is sure to get people bopping along to your performance.
29. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Show off your suave vocals with Enrique Iglesias’ 2001 love song. We aren’t responsible for how many people fall for you by the end.
30. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Beware: This folk-pop emo ditty from 2006 will get stuck in everyone’s head for at least one week following your performance.
31. Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
In 2000, Toploader covered this 1970s hit, and it became a hit all over again. Now, you can give it a shot at karaoke.
32. Naive – The Kooks
This came out in 2006 and instantly became the best-selling song The Kooks would release in their career. It’s a universally likable song, and it’s perfect for showing off your vocal style.
33. Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
Inspired by doo-wop, R&B, and reggae, Sean Kingston recorded this amazing track in 2007 when he was only 17 years old. He certainly knew how to make a splash.
34. So Sick – Ne-Yo
In 2005, Ne-Yo finally said what we’d been thinking for decades. “So Sick” expresses what we’ve all felt occasionally: enough with all the breakup songs, already.
35. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
It’s impossible not to sing along to this one if you know the lyrics. Released in 2002, the song is an absolute bop.
36. The Only Exception – Paramore
For when you absolutely need to show off the best of your vocals, Paramore has “The Only Exception” from 2009 ready to go. It received a Grammy nod and is still one of the band’s most successful singles.
37. Dilemma – Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
The 2002 Grammy award winner for Best Melodic Rap Performance definitely deserves a place in any great karaoke night.
38. Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Three times Platinum, this 2000 track is pure fun. Is it any surprise this was the second-best-selling single of the year?
39. Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s been going strong for a long time now, but her 2008 track is pitch-perfect for karaoke. If you’re looking to sing something totally fun, this is the one you need.
40. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Remember this hilarious song? So does everyone. It came out in 2003 and deserves a good performance every chance you can get.
41. Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun
Certified double Platinum, this 2008 release by Australian synth-pop band Empire Of The Sun was a dream come true for music fans.
42. Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down – Alicia Keys
Anyone who’s listened to music in the past few decades knows that Alicia Keys brought one of the most beautiful voices of all time to the radio. She used only the best melodies to show off her range. Now, it’s time to revive her 2009 hit with your own vocals.
43. 21 Questions – 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg
You may not think “love songs” when you think of 50 Cent, but that’s because you’re forgetting this amazing track. Released in 2003, this is 50 Cent at his most thoughtful.
44. One More Time – Daft Punk
Daft Punk is in a class of its own. This French synth-pop song from 2000 is featured in the film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
45. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake Featuring Timbaland
It may have come out in 2006, but “SexyBack” will never get old. If you’re ready to get everyone in the mood for dancing, and maybe even romancing, throw this one on the list.
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