If you’re looking for a great set of songs to belt out at your next karaoke session, look no further than the 1990s. This decade was packed with hits that are perfect for karaoke – whether you’re into pop, rock, hip-hop, or anything in between. So put on your favorite ’90s outfit, fire up the karaoke machine, and get ready to sing your heart out. Here are 41 of the best 90s karaoke songs to get you started.
1. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” – Bryan Adams
This song is a classic love ballad released as a single in 1991, and it quickly became a hit all over the world. The lyrics are about how the singer would do anything for the person he loves. If you’re looking for a love ballad to sing at your next karaoke party, you may try this song.
2. “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” – Lenny Kravitz
If you’re a fan of classic rock, there’s a good chance you may want to listen to this hit song. Thanks to its catchy beat and lyrics, the song was released in 1993 and instantly succeeded.
3. “Life Ain’t Easy” – Cleopatra
The R&B group from Los Angeles had many hits throughout the decade, but their most famous song was “Life Ain’t Easy.” Released in 1996, the song spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remains one of the most popular karaoke songs today.
4. “Hit Me Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
The song was released in 1998 and became an instant pop hit. It was the number one song in the United States for two weeks in a row. The song is still one of the most popular songs today, and anytime it comes on the radio, you may have to sing and dance along.
5. “All Apologies” – Nirvana
If you’re looking for a song that will get everyone up and singing along, then Nirvana’s “All Apologies” is maybe the perfect choice. Released in 1993, the song quickly became a fan favorite and has been covered by countless artists over the years. So put on your best flannel shirt and get ready to rock out.
6. “Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice
In 1990, Vanilla Ice burst onto the music scene with “Ice Ice Baby.” The song was a massive success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries. While it has been years since Vanilla Ice’s original release, it still enjoys popularity today.
7. “Jump They Say” – David Bowie
In the song “Jump They Say“, David Bowie reflects on suicide and asks the listener if they are ready to make that jump. The song is dark and haunting, with a cynical view of suicide as a way out. It’s a powerful song that asks difficult questions about what happens when we take our own lives. Whether or not you are a fan of David Bowie, this song is worth listening to for its insight into one of the darker aspects of human behavior.
8. “I’ll Stand By You” – The Pretenders
It’s a powerful song that speaks to the heart, and many artists have covered it over the years. If you need somebody to stand by you, listen to this song. It will remind you that you’re not alone.
9. “You’re Still The One” – Shania Twain
The song was released in 1998 and quickly became a hit. Despite being over 20 years old, the song still holds up today. Many people consider it one of the best love songs of all time.
10. “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You” – NSYNC
“(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You” is the perfect karaoke song for anyone who wants to show off their vocal skills. The song is upbeat and fun, and it’s easy to sing along to. Whether you’re at a karaoke bar or in your living room, this song could get everyone’s attention.
11. “Barbie Girl” – Aqua
This fun pop hit from the 1990s is unforgettable, making it the perfect song to sing at Karaoke night. We all like to feel like a Barbie girl from time to time!
12. “On Top Of The World” – England United
The song has been a hit with fans since its release, and its message of hope is sure to inspire listeners. Whether you’re facing a challenging situation or just feeling down, this song may make you feel like you can conquer the world.
13. “When A Man Loves A Woman” – Michael Bolton
When a man loves a woman, he is dedicated to her happiness and wellbeing above anyone else. He cherishes their time together and strives to make her feel loved and appreciated every day. This song captures the essence of this powerful emotion perfectly. If you’re in love with someone, listen to this song and let it fill your heart with happiness.
14. “Aeroplane” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The 90s classic has been given a new lease on life and is sure to get everyone up and singing along. Whether you’re a fan of the band or not, this is one track that’s worth adding to your karaoke repertoire. So grab your friends, plug in your microphone, and prepare to rock out.
15. “Black Cat” – Janet Jackson
Released in 1990, this song was an instant hit and quickly became a favorite among fans of all ages. With its catchy beat and upbeat lyrics, “Black Cat” is the perfect song to get you moving and feeling happy. So what are you waiting for? Put on your dancing shoes and groove along to this classic 90s tune.
16. “2 Become 1” – Spice Girls
It’s hard to believe that the Spice Girls first hit the charts over 20 years ago, but their song “2 Become 1” is still one of the best karaoke tracks from the 1990s. If you’re looking for fun and nostalgic music to sing with your friends, this may be it. With its upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics, you’ll be sure to have everyone up on their feet in no time.
17. “Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
Many different artists have covered the song, but the original remains a classic. This song has become a staple at weddings and other special occasions, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a beautiful sentiment that speaks to the depths of human emotion. Whether you’re singing along to the original or one of the covers, this song may make you feel something special.
18. “Honey” – Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey’s track is a beautiful ballad song about falling in love. The lyrics are sweet and romantic, and the melody is charming. If you’re looking for a heartwarming karaoke song to show your loved one how much you care, this could be it.
19. “This Used To Be My Playground” – Madonna
The lyrics evoke memories of carefree days spent outside with friends, and you can’t help but smile every time you hear it. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Madonna or just discovering her music for the first time, this song is worth listening to as it could bring back some of your fond memories.
20. “What A Girl Wants” – Christina Aguilera
The song was released in 1999 and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. According to Aguilera, the song is about “being happy with who you are and not trying to be somebody else.” While the song’s lyrics may be light-hearted, they offer some insights into what women want from life and relationships.
21. “Stay (I Missed You)” – Lisa Loeb
If you’re looking for a powerful karaoke song to perform at your next 90s themed party, look no further than Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You).” Released in 1994, the song spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has become a karaoke classic. With its catchy lyrics and upbeat melody, this song may be sure to get your guests singing and dancing along.
22. “Forget Me Nots” – Patrice Rushen
The song was released in the 90s, and it quickly became a hit. The song is about a woman trying to forget her past and move on with her life. The lyrics are lovely wonderful, and they speak to the heart. Listening to this song could touch your soul.
23. “If You Had My Love” – Jennifer Lopez
Released in 1999, the ballad became one of Lopez’s most popular singles and was later certified platinum. Music critics have widely praised the song and were featured on many “Best of ’99” lists. Numerous artists have also covered it.
24. “I Knew I Loved You” – Savage Garden
Released in 1999, this hit ballad has been a karaoke favorite for years. With its heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocals, it’s no wonder why “I Knew I Loved You” is one of the best 90s karaoke songs around. So if you’re looking to impress your friends with your knowledge of 90s music, be sure to add this song to your song list.
25. “All The Man I Need” – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has been one of the most successful and famous singers globally. Her 1992 album, The Bodyguard, became one of the bestselling soundtracks. One of the songs from that album, “All The Man I Need,” is a ballad about a woman searching for her soulmate.
26. “On Bended Knee” – Boyz II Men
Released in 1994, the ballad quickly became a hit and has since been covered by various artists. The song tells the story of a man in love with a woman who is not interested in him. He continues to pursue her even though she does not return his feelings. In the end, he finally admits defeat and begs her to take him back. Although it is a sad song, it is also very romantic.
27. “All Star” – Smash Mouth
It’s so 90s to have the “shape of an L” on your forehead! Be sure to use the iconic hand gesture when doing this song at Karaoke.
28. “Achy Breaky Heart” – Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’s dad really knows how to get down. Good thing he came before the popular artist, as he really knew how to make a hit in the 90s!
29. “Torn” – “Natalie Imbruglia”
In 1995, Natalie Imbruglia’s debut single “Torn” was released. The song quickly became a hit worldwide and is still considered one of her most famous tracks. With its haunting lyrics and ethereal melody, Torn is a beautiful ballad that has stood the test of time.
30. “Black or White” – Michael Jackson
In 1991, Michael Jackson released the song “Black or White.” The music was intended to address racial tensions and promote harmony. However, some interpreted the lyrics as racist. Regardless of its intent, the song is one of Michael Jackson’s most popular songs. It has been remixed and covered by many artists over the years and is still among the best 90s karaoke songs today.
31. “Genie In A Bottle” – “Christina Aguilera”
This song was a big hit back in 1999. One of the singles from that album was Genie In A Bottle. The song was a huge hit, and it remains one of Christina’s most popular songs to this day.
32. “She Ain’t Worth It” – Glenn Medeiros
There are a lot of great karaoke songs from the 1990s, but “She Ain’t Worth It” by Glenn Medeiros is one of the best. The music is upbeat and has a great rhythm, and it’s easy to sing along to. Plus, the lyrics are catchy.
33. “Un-Break My Heart” – “Toni Braxton”
This song was released in 1996, and it’s about the end of a relationship. Toni Braxton said that she wrote the song because she had gone through a break-up and wanted to express how she felt. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year. It became viral after it was featured in the movie Jerry Maguire.
34. “Wannabe” – The Spice Girls
Wannabe is one of the most iconic songs of the 1990s. The Spice Girls’ debut single was released in July 1996 and reached 31 countries. To this day, it remains a pop culture phenomenon.
35. “This Is How We Do It” – Montell Jordan
Ever since the 1995 song “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan came out, people have been quoting the catchy lyrics in everyday life. The song is about celebrating life’s happy moments, and it’s still just as popular today as it was over 20 years ago.
36. “Boom Boom Boom Boom” – Vengaboys
Ready for a feel-good party song that may have you dancing all night long? The Vengaboys’ “Boom Boom Boom Boom” is just that tune. Released in 1998, the upbeat track has remained a fan favorite over the years. So please put on your best dancing shoes and get ready to shake it to the catchy beat.
37. “Always Be My Baby” – Mariah Carey
Who doesn’t love a good karaoke song? Especially when that song is an all-time classic like Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby”? Carey’s soulful ballad has been a hit since its release in 1996, and it’s still one of the most popular karaoke songs today. So put on your best Mariah Carey impression and get ready to wow your friends and family with this epic tune.
38. “That’s The Way Love Goes” – Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson’s most famous ballad, “That’s The Way Love Goes” was released in 1993. The song is about a break-up and the emotions that come with it. It was a significant hit and one of Janet Jackson’s most popular songs.
39. “I’ll Be There For You” – The Rembrandts
The song appeared in the opening credits of the famous TV show Friends and quickly became a hit. Although it was written about a friend, the music has become associated with friendship and love.
40. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” – “Ricky Martin”
Since its release in 1999, the Ricky Martin song Livin’ La Vida Loca has consistently been ranked as one of the most popular Spanish karaoke songs of all time. The catchy melody and provocative lyrics have made it a favorite among English and Spanish speakers alike.
41. “I Want It That Way” – The Backstreet Boys
Released in 1999, the song quickly became a fan favorite and has been a karaoke staple ever since. With its catchy beats and lyrics, it’s no wonder why this song is such a hit.
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