Picking the perfect karaoke song can be really hard, especially if you’re a beginner or you have no singing talent to speak of. But that doesn’t mean you can’t rock a karaoke performance. You can do so by picking the right song for you. Start out with an easy track or one you know well and just do your best.
In this article, we’ll go over 41 easy karaoke songs to sing, giving you a wide range of tracks to choose from.
1. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
Okay, hear me out. Yes, this song will make people laugh. However, you can pull it off just as well as Billy Ray Cyrus did, even if you have no singing talent. Throw a little bit of twang into your voice and half-sing the lyrics. You’ll sound good—or about as good as Billy Ray does—on stage, and you’ll be able to get through the track in peace.
It’s a super easy karaoke song because you don’t have to put in any effort—aside from sounding southern—it’s got simple lyrics, and it’ll make people laugh with you instead of at you.
2. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
Alright, I love this song. However, it’s not hard to sing. Like at all. Garth Brooks may have a decent set of pipes, but he doesn’t use them in Friends In Low Places At All. In fact, you can almost do the same thing you did with Achy Breaky Heart, and just add a little twang as you speak—not sing—the lyrics. It’s another great option for a lot of the same reasons, but it’ll also get a lot of people to sing along with you and relieve some of the stress of going solo.
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3. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
As iconic as Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive is, it is not a hard song to do at karaoke. You know almost all the lyrics already, so keeping up on screen isn’t going to be a challenge. I will warn you, this one takes more energy than our first two to pull off. Although, if you’re into karaoke and want to have fun and be energetic, this is an awesome option for you.
4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Knocking On Heaven’s Door is built to be an easy karaoke song. To sing it the way Bob Dylan did, requires very little energy and the notes are easy to pull off. It’s a soulful ballad that might bring a few tears to the eyes of your listeners as well, making it a powerful track that just about anyone is going to be able to sound decent singing.
5. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
I’m going to be honest, Van Morrison singing Brown Eyed Girl doesn’t sound super talented vocally. But, that means that neither do you. This track is easy to learn, doesn’t require any talent to sound respectable, and is something that everybody already knows. The perfect easy karaoke song.
6. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Now, we’re going to do two songs back-to-back that are guaranteed to make everyone want to jump on stage and sing with you. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey is an all-time classic and a track that makes almost everyone want to sing along. You know the words already, you just need to put a little effort into hitting the notes. The best part about hitting the notes though is that it rarely shifts throughout the song, so once you lock it in, you’re golden.
7. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Alright, here’s the next song to get everyone singing along. The verses for Sweet Caroline are mostly spoken—or you can get away with it for the most part—which makes it very easy to muddle through. Once you hit the chorus, all you have to do is say ‘Sweet Caroline’ and point the mic at the crowd. They’ll take care of the rest.
8. Africa – Toto
Bless the rains down in Africa, this is an easy song to choose.
9. Island In The Sun – Weezer
Island In The Sun is a fun little track from Weezer that makes for one of the easiest karaoke songs in the world. You can just talk your way through the track rather than sing, but that’s not all. It’s meant to be a soft song, so if you’re nervous and your voice is quiet, it’s going to sound like you’re doing it right anyway.
10. Baggy Trousers – Madness
One of the things that makes a song easy to do karaoke with is if it has a small vocal range—different notes you have to hit. Baggy Trousers by Madness is the perfect track for someone who can’t sing at all to choose for karaoke. Why? It has zero vocal range. It’s literally just talking, with the singing vocals coming from the backing track rather than you.
11. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
Somehow, this song might be even easier. I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred is an easy karaoke choice for the exact same reasons as Madness, but it might be even easier. It’s more repetitive, which will make it easier to keep up with as you go through the track.
12. Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
If you can muster even a little bit of energy and flare, this is going to be an easy song for you to sing. Should I Stay Or Should I Go is an iconic track by The Clash, but it should give you absolutely no problems. Like several of our earlier entries, you don’t need to sing well to do a good job with the song, and that makes it incredibly easy for karaoke.
13. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
I love Johnny Cash and in no way mean to be disrespectful when I say almost all of his songs make for easy fare in a karaoke setting. He didn’t have a particularly large vocal range throughout much of his work, meaning if you have a deep voice, you can do a good job with it. The train-chugging rhythms he produced are easy to follow and you can pull off classics like Folsom Prison Blues without trying too hard.
14. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Speaking of Johnny Cash, if our last entry isn’t your cup of tea, go for Ring Of Fire. It’s actually even simpler lyrically than the last one, but you’ll have to put some extra energy into the chorus. That mostly balances it out on our scale of how easy it is for karaoke, but any of his fans are going to love either one.
15. Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Billy Joel’s piano music might be slightly complex and hard to do, but his singing is utterly the opposite. Uptown Girl has upbeat, bouncy tones that make for great karaoke, but it isn’t going to require much from you in terms of movement, vocal effort, or singing talent. It’s just a classy song that anyone can pull off, exactly what we’re looking for on this list.
16. I Love Rock ‘N Roll – Joan Jett
If you’re looking for a song that rocks hard but is easy to pull off, go with I Love Rock ‘N Roll by Joan Jett. While you probably won’t match her intensity, you can hit all the notes she pulls off in this track. Simple verses and an easy chorus make for a pretty easy karaoke song, you just need to sing loudly.
17. All The Small Things – Blink-182
Anything Blink-182 is going to be an easy karaoke song. We picked All The Small Things because of the choppy lines in the track. They make it super easy to follow along and keep up with. Plus, if you’re doing karaoke with a bunch of 20- to 30-year-olds, you’ll get a lot of people singing along with you to make it even easier.
18. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen kind of falls into the same category for this as Johnny Cash. His work isn’t hard to replicate, and it’s common knowledge that he isn’t a particularly good singer. If you compare yourself to the artist, you won’t feel bad. And Hallelujah is a classic that works as an easy karaoke song.
19. Oops!… I Did It Again – Britney Spears
Okay, these two aren’t going to be super easy, at least performance-wise. Britney Spears‘s songs aren’t hard to sing, they have pretty simple lyrics and a thin range of vocals you need to hit. But to pull these off, you’re going to have to dance around and have a good time. Do some hair flips, pull out the 90s pop moves, and over exaggerate. If you can do the dance moves, this is a super easy track.
20. …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Hey, same as the last one. This song is a bit less flirty, so you’ll need to do some different moves. However, it’s still super easy if you’re willing to dance around like a fool.
21. Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Jude is known as an all-time karaoke song for good reason. If you try to emulate Paul McCartney’s voice, you’re going to have a bad time. But, if you just go up to have a good time, it becomes a very very easy track to pull off. It’s also got an epic sing-a-long section to take some of the pressure off of you.
22. Closing Time – Semisonic
Many of you may have heard Closing Time on a show like The Office. It’s a song you can really have fun with. There are not a lot of note changes of substance, and it’s fairly simple in terms of lyrics. If you’re looking for a relatively short track to karaoke at the end of a long workday, this is one of the easiest—and most fitting.
23. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Build Me Up Buttercup is a great song to choose if you want to cheat at karaoke. It has a way of making you sound like you’re a better singer than you actually are, regardless of the effort you put into it. It’s also an upbeat and cheery tune that everybody will love, making it a smart choice for an easy time during a karaoke session.
24. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Here’s another funky song that almost everyone has heard before. It might take a little bit more singing talent to pull off very well, but if you can get some backup singers on stage with you—or be a backup singer yourself—this becomes a piece of cake to pull off. Just make sure you hit the ‘karma’ parts the right number of times in the chorus and you’ll be fine.
25. Love Shack – The B-52’s
Love Shack is an all-time classic track, but that shouldn’t keep you from trying to sing it for karaoke night. It requires almost no singing talent to pull off, and it’s super well-known. Those two factors make it a very beginner-friendly song for karaoke.
26. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
Pocketful Of Sunshine has some pretty classic clips online of people doing karaoke very poorly, but don’t let that make you think it’s a difficult song to pull off. You can almost talk your way through the verses if you can keep up with the rhythm of them, so you don’t need to sing too much to do a pretty good job.
27. Wannabe – Spice Girls
There’s not too much to say with this song if we’re honest about it. The singing quality in the original version isn’t actually that good. But, that makes it perfect for you to do karaoke with. If they can do this track and get a huge hit, you can score a few points on karaoke night.
28. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody is not really a song for the faint of heart. Trying to do Freddie Mercury justice is a near-impossible task. That being said, you can rock this easily on karaoke night if you bring up some friends and be as animated as possible as you change voices. Makes for an easy and super fun way to kick off karaoke night.
29. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John And Kiki Dee
If you’re looking for a pretty duet for karaoke night, this is the song for you. It’s super easy to keep up with, you won’t have to stretch your vocal cords to pull it off, and it’s a sweet love track to do with a significant other.
30. Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
This was one of Shania Twain’s biggest hits. It’s an absolute banger of a song and the perfect female empowerment track to bust out on karaoke night, especially considering it isn’t too much of a challenge vocally. Let’s face it though, this song is done much better on karaoke night by guys because it’s going to get so many laughs and cheers that you won’t worry about how well you’re singing.
31. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Just yell the lyrics. Don’t sing, don’t talk, just yell. You can get through the entire first part of this track without breaking out your singing voice at all, so it’s a super easy karaoke song to nail if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
32. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker’s hit single makes for great karaoke. There are plenty of points in the song that you can have the crowd join in to cover for mistakes, and it doesn’t require much singing talent to do reasonably well.
33. Let It Go – From Frozen
Disney songs were going to make it onto this list, fight me over it. Let It Go is gonna be the easiest one out there though. Not because of its lacking vocal range and not because it doesn’t have complex lyrics, it’s because you know the song. You don’t even have to read it off the screen. You’ve heard the dang thing so many times you could sing it while unconscious and underwater.
Now, this is going to upset the parents who’ve heard it as much as you, but that’s okay. They won’t pay as much attention to the performance, and you’ll be able to relax a bit.
34. We Don’t Talk About Bruno – From Encanto
Now, for a slightly less aggravating entry from the Disney catalog. We Don’t Talk About Bruno is largely done best when you have a group. If so, it should be a go-to song for you. Everybody knows it, it’s frankly fun to sing, and you can break it up into parts. It’s also got a level of funk to it that Frozen doesn’t have, making it more fun for you to perform and making it possible that you might have a better time on stage.
35. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
One of the best parts about Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi is that you can mess up the lyrics and people either won’t notice or they’ll think it’s part of a joke. Lemon on a pear? Lizard in a chair? As long as it fits in the chorus, you’ll be fine. Plus, the song doesn’t require a lot of singing talent or even energy outside of the chorus. It’s an easy one for you to belt out and have a good time with, so it’s more than worth a shot if you need something easy for karaoke night.
36. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
Hey 2000s kids, stand up! Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi is a kick-butt song that you can get a lot of people to sing along with you. Like a lot of tracks on this list, you don’t even need to put in that much effort to sound good singing it outside of the chorus, but the chorus is the part people will sing along with you. It’s a classic for us youngsters who grew up in the era, and it’s one you can’t really go wrong with.
37. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
Let’s face it, none of us can match Gwen Stefani. Not her vocal talent and definitely not the energy she brought to this song. But it’s still a pretty easy one to sing. If you’re looking for a fun track to sing that will likely get the people around you to sing along with you, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more fun option than Hollaback Girl.
38. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Sometimes, you should just pick a song that’s going to get some laughs. Stacy’s Mom was a hilarious track when it came out and it still is today. Plus, there isn’t a lot of singing that you’re going to have to do with it. The vocal range is tiny, and if you’re uncomfortable trying to hit any notes, you can just about talk your way through the song, and it’ll still sound halfway decent.
39. Fergalicious – Fergie
This is one of the songs that is pretty easy because of how many people know the words, but I’m not going to particularly recommend it for beginners. If you’re not bringing all the energy to it that Fergie did, it isn’t going to go well. If you’re a dude though, this track is a hilarious option because you’ll make everyone laugh and that will take some of the nervous tension out of the room and let you enjoy yourself a bit more.
40. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
Now, I don’t put this track on here lightly. Kelly Clarkson has a lovely singing voice, and if you’re here to look for an easy karaoke song, you probably don’t. The beauty of this track is how simple it is. You can work your way into it since it starts off pretty soft, you only need bursts of energy for the chorus. Plus everyone loves it, so you probably won’t wind up singing it alone on stage.
41. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
F*ck it. If you get put on the spot when you don’t want to sing karaoke, I can’t think of a better song for you. Forget everything we said throughout this entire article. If you’re forced up there and mad about it, get revenge. Just Rickroll whoever sent you up on stage by making sure you sing Never Gonna Give You Up while looking them dead in the eyes. You’ll wind up laughing too hard to be mad anymore too, so you might have a little bit of fun at their expense.
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