If you are looking for a great song to sing next time you go out to a bar with friends, pick from our list of 10 best karaoke songs for Sopranos.
Soprano is the highest vocal range for singers. It is generally considered to be a female range, but many male artists have a partial, or even full, Soprano abilities. Only a few are gifted with the range to hit the highest notes of human capability, but those who are willing to undergo voice lessons may be able to achieve a wider range. I am a singer, and I am blessed with a very broad range. I have been First Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, and even First Tenor in choir and theatre productions, but nothing feels quite as good as hitting those high notes.
Karaoke is a great time, as long as you don’t mind watching a bunch of your friends— or even better, strangers— get drunk, sing and dance badly, and make a fool of themselves. I am always quite partial to this type of fun. My latest karaoke pick was “Let it Go” from the Disney animated film Frozen. I got a pretty good response, so I think I can say that I am a Karaoke master.
You can practice singing those high notes while having fun with friends by performing some karaoke songs. There is no shortage of Soprano song choices when it comes to karaoke, from classic theater tunes to pop hits. We compiled our list of best Soprano karaoke songs from Quora. This site is a great source with tons of worthy song picks. Please keep in mind that our list is in no particular order, and was selected based on our personal tastes.
If your friends need some help picking songs as well, please feel free to check out our list of 10 best karaoke songs for Tenors.
And without further ado, here is our list of 10 best karaoke songs for Sopranos.
10. Dancing Queen
Dancing Queen by Abba doesn’t only make you want to sing, it is also arguably impossible not to dance to. This song was released in 1976, but it is one of the best hits in karaoke to this day.
“You can dance, you can die, having the time of your life. See that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen!”
Up next on our list of best karaoke songs for Sopranos is Memory that is the famous moonlit ballad sung by the character Grizabella in the Broadway musical Cats, and is a classic song choice for the Broadway buff. There is no lack of drama here.
“Memory all alone in the moonlight, I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then.”
8. I Dreamed A Dream
Made more popular recently by Anne Hathaway’s award-winning portrayal of the classic heroine Fantine in the movie version of Les Miserables, I Dreamed a Dream is a song choice not for the faint of heart. If you can’t cry on cue and hit some tricky notes, maybe you’re not ready for this one.
“I dreamed a dream in time gone by, When hope was high and life worth living. I dreamed that love would never die. I dreamed that God would be forgiving.”
7. I Will Always Love You
One of the most famous smash hits by the late, great Whitney Houston is I Will Always Love You. This song topped charts for years after its release in the film The Bodyguard, featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. If you are a diva with some seriously impressive chops, give this one a try.
“If I should stay, I would only be in your way. So I’ll go, but I know I’ll think of you every step of the way. And I will always love you.”
6. My Heart Will Go On
When you hear the song My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, the first thing that comes to mind is the movie Titanic, for which the song was written. You couldn’t go anywhere in the mid-90’s without hearing this song. If you think you can give Celine– one of the most talented vocalists of all time– a run for her money, belt this one out.
“Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door, and you’re here in my heart, and my heart will go on and on.”
5. Someone Like You
Adele’s Someone Like You is about heartbreak and the bittersweet process of moving on. It hit number one on the charts for five straight weeks, and is still a great choice for the gutsy vocalist.
“Never mind, I’ll find someone like you. I wish nothing but the best for you two. ‘Don’t forget me,’ I beg. ‘I’ll remember’, you said. Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead”
Mariah Carey released her hit Hero in 1993, and performed a duet of the song with the legendary Luciano Pavarotti for his benefit concert in 1999. This inspirational pop tune is a great choice for any 90’s kid.
“And then a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on. And you cast your fears aside. And you know you can survive.”
3. The Prayer
The Prayer, the next one on the list of best karaoke songs for Sopranos was originally recorded in 1999 as an epic duet between Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. Later reimagined by Josh Groban and many others, this song is full of flair.
“Lead us to a place. Guide us with your grace. Give us faith so we’ll be safe.”
2. A Whole New World
A Whole New World won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the Disney animated film Aladdin. Performed by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga in the movie, this one is perfect for the Soprano who wants to share the stage.
“A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view. No one to tell us no, or where to go,
or say we’re only dreaming.”
1. The Phantom of the Opera
The first place on our list of best karaoke songs for Sopranos goes to The Phantom of the Opera, that is the title song of one of the most timeless Broadway musicals ever to be performed. This is the most challenging choice on our list, where the character Christine hits her famous E6 note at the end. If you are blessed with a similarly amazing range, or if you don’t mind shattering some glass, try this song out.
“In sleep he sang to me. In dreams he came. That voice which calls to me, and speaks my name. And do I dream again? For now I find, the Phantom of the Opera is there inside my mind.”
This was our list of 10 best karaoke songs for Sopranos. Next time you head to your favorite karaoke bar, be sure to give at least one of these tunes a try.