When it comes to music, nothing beats those classic songs that have been going on for ages. Here I will talk about some classic karaoke songs that you would find 10 or 20 years ago and still find today. So, let’s get going right away.
Top 15 Classic songs to sing on karaoke
Remember, these are classic songs, so that you won’t see any recent ones here despite their popularity. Let’s check out the song then.
- Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.
I had to start the list with this banger from the '80s. It's been happening in karaoke for so long due to its uplifting music and aspiring lyrics. The whole song speaks out a story, and when the chorus comes in, you can’t help but join in.
- Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
This mellow song from the '70s is still a thing when you want to enjoy some calming music. While it's slow and comes, it has some pumped-up bass work that will get you going on your chair.
- Dancing Queen by ABBA
Karaoke nights are incomplete with a group song. And one of the most popular group songs to ever exist is this one by ABBA. It’s all about living in the moment enjoying the karaoke when this is happening in a karaoke.
- Wannabe by the Spice Girls
Having a girl’s party and not singing Wannabe by the Spice Girls? Is that even a thing? This song is almost the life of any karaoke party when all the girls enjoy some singing time together.
- Hey Jude by The Beatles
There is no way to make a list of classic songs and not have a Beatles song there. This classic one from the Beatles has been there for quite a long time when it comes to karaoke. And to calm down the atmosphere of a karaoke party after all the upbeat songs.
- Wonderwall by Oasis
The first song any amateur guitarist learns to pick up on guitar is the simplest form of music yet attracting people with a little of an upbeat going on. It’s a fun song to sing and surely is a classic.
- Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Maybe back in the day, this used to be a fun song to listen to until it became a meme song in modern days. Whatever the reason is, this song is still going strong and is still popular for karaoke nights when you want to have some fun.
- Brightside by The Killers
Among many classic rock songs from the 2000s, this one seems to be a popular one for karaokes. It's not the most difficult song to sing, yet people sing this a lot on karaoke nights for its appeal.
- Africa by Toto
With an uplifting vibe and mellow music, this is one of the best classic songs you can sing on a karaoke night. And the best part is that it’s not that tough either once you get the higher pitch of the chorus down.
- Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
I don't think there has been a more popular song than this one to date. Every single person in the world has heard the words, "Is this real life, or it's just fantasy." This song goes on in every party till this day as we speak because of its uniqueness that is unmatched till now.
- 500 Miles by Peter, Paul, and Mary
Here's another song that is widely popular throughout the world and a classic one for sure. This mellow song from the '60s is known because of its countless covers and remakes throughout the world. Starting from commoners to professional musicians, everyone just loves to sing this and listen to this.
- Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
You can even consider this as a rock anthem of an era. This song is surely a classic, as you get to hear this one in some places even now. And I am pretty sure the effects will never fade away because the song is just too overpowering. This is a song that lives on forever.
- Final Countdown by Europe
When the intro starts playing, you know what’s coming up. With that catchy intro going into a clean verse and ending with that titled chorus, it’s a complete ride as a song. You can only enjoy this when it’s playing and jump along with the music. Everything binds together and makes it an evergreen classic rock song.
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Here is another song with an iconic intro that just everyone knows. These songs dominated the '80s and '90s, and you can still hear them in some places with that same energy. I mean, that’s what makes a classic song. And this one is for sure one of the most popular ones to exist.
- Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
When it’s about putting life into a party, a group song like Stayin Alive does the job quite well. It’s a pretty popular song people listen to even now. Something that makes it a classic karaoke choice is the chorus that everyone can sing along with even without knowing the lyrics.
Other Recommended Songs Lists for Karaoke
In short, these are some of the most popular classic karaoke songs that you can find to this day. Most of them have been going on for ages, and people can't seem to get over these songs. And to be honest, they all deserve to be there for all the good reasons.
Well, these aren’t the only ones though, there are lots more that you can find out there. But these will surely be on any list of classic songs when you take a look at them.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Sound Production. He has worked with a number of studios as a Recording Engineer, with over 10 years of servicing experience in both re-recording mixing and sound editing.