In this article, we’ll explore the best Karaoke songs for men to sing (you may find one to belt out tonight).
That’s not to say these songs don’t include female singers; rather, our list includes popular songs sung by both women and men that enjoy strong male appeal. So next time you head to a karaoke bar, be sure to consider these songs:
1. “Somebody to Love” – Queen
Queen’s “Somebody to Love” was the perfect hit song for Freddie Mercury, who brought the song a little bit of magic that still resonates with audiences today. But if you have a big enough personality, this song will be one of the best karaoke songs to sing. It features strong male vocals and a wide emotional range that allow you to belt out in style. Just make sure not to overdo it as Mercury often did.
2. “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey
For years, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” has been popular among karaoke goers. It also became a viral sensation more recently after appearing in the final season of the hit television show “Glee.” This song is sure to get audience members moving and singing along, which is why it belongs on our list of the most popular karaoke songs to sing.
3. “Secret Place” – Hillsong Worship
This song features strong vocals and a chorus that will be familiar to many, but it also provides an introspective sound that will appeal to those who desire a little bit more depth in their karaoke performances. People at the venue are sure to listen intently to your voice if you choose this great track.
4. “40” – U2
U2 is one of the most popular bands in the world, and their 1983 hit “40” is a fan favorite. This song has a great intro that features strong male vocals, and it includes an emotional storyline that many can identify with. It also includes a catchy beat that will have you dancing as you sing along. This song fits this list of the best karaoke songs to sing.
5. “Vertigo” – U2
U2’s “Vertigo” is another fan favorite, but it is a bit softer than some of the other songs on this list. However, its sound and melodic structure make it highly addictive, which makes it a great option for those looking to choose one of the best male karaoke songs. This song will have you singing along, and it will also help you feel like a star in front of your audience.
6. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” – The Beatles
If you are looking for one of the best male karaoke songs that features some of the best vocals in karaoke history, look no further than The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” It has a catchy intro that leads to a strong vocal performance and memorable hooks. That’s why it is one of the most popular karaoke songs for men to sing.
7. “God Only Knows” – The Beach Boys
This song is a great choice for men to sing at karaoke night, and it is also one of the best karaoke songs for women to sing, too. The Beach Boys recorded this song in 1966, and it quickly grew popular among karaoke audiences. It has an emotional sound with a great intro, and it includes a memorable chorus that you will be returning to over and over again.
8. “Uptown Girl” – Billy Joel
Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” is another great choice, but you don’t have to be a man to enjoy its quality vocals. This song will have you flirting with audiences, and it will also have them flocking to your booth as they sing along. Billy Joel is one of those iconic artists that seems to just get the karaoke bar going crazy when you choose it.
9. “I’ve Seen All Good People” – Yes
Yes released “I’ve Seen All Good People” in 1985, and it quickly became a great success. This song is a great example of strong vocals and an emotional storyline. It also has a great intro that will have you singing along, and it has kept audiences wanting more. If you’re looking for something a bit different to try your vocals on, then check out this track.
10. “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sure, everyone at the karaoke bar will have heard this one before, and you won’t have earned any ‘uniqueness’ points, but rest assured that this one is going to get everyone involved in the fun. If you’re looking to have a loud, fun sing along at the bar, then be sure to play this iconic track.
11. “My Way” – Frank Sinatra
Another track sure to get everyone present involved in singing along is the iconic track from Frank Sinatra, “My Way”. If you’re a man who follows his own path and sticks to his guns, then this song will resonate with you and the passion should be heard in your voice as you belt it out.
12. “Never Let Her Go” – Bryan Adams
This is a really emotional and powerful track to choose for karaoke, but we recommend it to capture the crowd’s attention (especially if it’s a more patriotic audience).
13. “Proud Mary” – Tina Turner
We get it, we get it… this is a FEMALE singer, so why should a man sing it? Well, it’s simply one of the best overall karaoke songs ever, and a man’s voice goes perfectly with the song.
Tina Turner was one of the most popular singers of the 1970s and 1980s, and her hit “Proud Mary” is a fan favorite. This song has an intro that will have audiences singing along, and it also has a chorus that will have you feeling great as you belt it out in front of your audience.
14. “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye released “Let’s Get It On” in 1973, and this song quickly became one of the best songs for men to sing to a romantic partner. This song features strong vocals and a chorus that will have you singing along. If you’ve got a special someone with you and you want to really be bold with song choice, then be sure to consider this track. This is a great choice for those looking for a fun throwback song at their karaoke event.
15. “Gimme Shelter” – Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones released their hit “Gimme Shelter” in 1969, and it’s a great choice for karaoke night. This song has a great intro followed by strong vocals and an emotional storyline that will have you feeling great as you sing along. The memorable riffs will get everyone in the bar’s attention, and is a great choice for a guy to choose on a night out of singing. If you’re curious, this song has quite an interesting story behind it.
16. “Fire and Rain” – James Taylor
James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” was released in 1971, and it quickly became a hit. This is a great song for those who want stronger male vocals and an emotional storyline, and it is another great option for tugging at the heartstrings of the audience.
17. “Suspicious Minds” – Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley released the first version of the song “Suspicious Minds” in 1966, and it quickly became one of the best songs for men to sing at the time. This song has an addictive chorus that you will be singing along with over and over again, and it also has some of the most memorable vocals in karaoke history. It also has a memorable intro which will make audiences want to sing along right from the get-go.
18. “We Are the Champions” – Queen
Queen released their hit “We Are the Champions” in 1977, and this song quickly rose through the iconic Queen discography to become one of their biggest hits ever. This song has an addictive intro followed by strong vocals and a memorable chorus that you will be singing along with over and over again. This song is also known as a great comeback song for karaoke singers.
19. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard
What would karaoke night be without some genre defining hair metal from the past? You’ll get all the boys riled up and having fun when you play this song at karaoke night, for sure.
20. “Enter Sandman” – Metallica
If you’re going to choose metal on a karaoke night, you really only want to choose some of the best of the best. Getting this iconic baseball walk up song going at the bar will be sure to be a safe and crowd pleasing choice.
21. “I Want to Know What Love Is” – Foreigner
For the hopeless romantic men out there who want a nice slow-jam to tug at the hearts of the crowd, be sure to consider this song from Foreigner. Chances are there are others in the audience who will really appreciate this choice.
22. “Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin released “Whole Lotta Love” in 1969, and it quickly became one of the best songs for men to sing at the time. This song has an intoxicating intro followed by strong vocals and an addictive chorus that will have you singing along on every chorus. It is also a perfect choice for those seeking some of the best songs for men to sing at the local karaoke bar.
23. “Margaritaville” – Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett released his hit “Margaritaville” in 1977, and it’s a great party track for a bar or booze-filled event. Any guy who enjoys a drink and good music should give a hand at singing this song at the next karaoke night.
24. “Take it Easy” – Eagles
The Eagles released “Take it Easy” in 1973, and it joins one of many songs in their discography that are great for karaoke. We think you should pick this over Hotel California or some of their other songs due to the infectiousness of the male vocals and the overall rhythm of the guitar (it’s more of a dominant male voice that is better suited for karaoke night).
25. “Jump” – Van Halen
Probably the most popular and best of all the Van Halen songs, “Jump” really just oozes 80s sheen and is one of those songs that will never truly die. Get this song going at Karaoke and everyone is sure to appreciate it.
26. “Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi has recorded so many great songs for karaoke that it’s hard to choose one or a few to play on karaoke night. One song a guy can not go wrong with is this song. Probably Bon Jovi’s most popular tracks, Livin’ on a Prayer is a staple at karaoke bars, as it should be.
27. “Country Roads” – John Denver
Take me home country roads… as soon as you start to belt out those lyrics you’ll capture the attention and hearts of everyone at karaoke night as they sing along in a raucous chorus. Everyone knows this song, everyone loves this song so it’s a safe bet at any karaoke night you go to.
28. “Wonderwall” – Oasis
If you want to come across as a cool British dad, then you should sing this song at karaoke night (there’s even an award for things like this, believe it or not).
You don’t have to be a vocal demon either to sing this song, as it’s quite easy to execute properly. If you want a fun song to sing as a guy, give this one a go.
29. “Paradise City” – Guns N’ Roses
Guns N Roses released the song “Paradise City” in 1987, and the song is simply so classic that any older cool guy will really pull this one off well.
Give this one a go after downing a few drinks and feeling in good spirits, and your energy will really connect with the crowd who will appreciate you choosing this track.
30. “Sabotage” – Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys released their hit “Sabotage” in 1986, and this song has such a hard hitting beat and lyrics that it practically radiates male energy. If you’ve got high testosterone and some drinks in you, you can really pull this song off.
31. “Final Countdown” – Europe
Final Countdown is a great choice for a sports bar somewhere with karaoke night because all of the men who appreciate a good pump up or hype track for sporting events will know this iconic track. If you’ve got some confidence then give this track a go.
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