If you are looking for a great song to sing next time you go out to a bar with a group of friends, pick from our list of 11 best karaoke songs for girl groups.
Soprano is the highest vocal range for singers, generally considered to be a female range, (though many male artists have a partial, or even full, Soprano abilities). While many women do fall into the stereotypical Soprano category, many are also classified as First Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, and even First Tenor. If you and a few of your closest lady friends have some impressive vocal abilities— especially if you have a wide variety of vocal ranges— it might be a great idea to unite forces and create a stellar girl karaoke group.
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. However, I always have the most fun when singing in a group.
In order to create our list of best karaoke songs for girl groups, we used Take Lessons and Billboard as our sources. First, we cross-referenced to compile a list of all of the best choices, and then ranked them according to their average ranking across platforms. Keep in mind that our personal tastes did come into play a bit here, as there are so many amazing song choices out there.
If you have a high voice and would like to find some solo songs as well, please feel free to check out our list of 10 best karaoke songs for Sopranos.
Without further ado, here is our list of 11 best karaoke songs for girl groups.
11. “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
“Bang Bang” was released in July 2014 as the lead single on Jessie J’s third album “Sweet Talker”, also included in Ariana Grande’s second studio album “My Everything.” Within about 2 years it sold more than 3.2 million copies in the United States alone, and was nominated for Best Pop/Duo Group Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards.
10. “Bootylicious” – Destiny’s Child
In May 2001, “Bootylicious”, the number 10 on our list of best karaoke songs for girl groups was released by the American R&B group Destiny’s Child. This song was written and produced by Beyonce Knowles, Falonte Moore, and Rob Fusari. Shortly after its release, it became the fourth U.S. #1 hit from Destiny’s Child.
9. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
British girl group Spice Girls released their legendary hit “Wannabe” back in July 1996. This song was released more than 20 years ago, and is still one of the most listened to songs at any respectable girl party. The track was written by the group members, with Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe.
8. “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
This April 1979 classic is still a hit among girls of all ages at any karaoke party. “We Are Family” was composed by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Back in the day, this song was played in every disco, and was even labeled as a song with historical, cultural, and artistic significance by the National Recording Registry and Library of Congress.
7. “Dancing Queen” – ABBA
ABBA is a Swedish band made most famous by their #1 hit “Dancing Queen”, the next one on the list of best karaoke songs for girl groups. This song was released back in August 1976, but it is still one of the most played songs at any karaoke night. “Dancing Queen” was written and produced by Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson, and Benny Andersson, and represents a Europop version of American disco music.
6. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” – Shania Twain
Canadian Shania Twain released “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” on her third studio album “Come On Over”. It was released in March 1999, written by Twain and her then-husband Robert John “Mutt” Lange. This country pop song with strong messages of female empowerment became one of the most played songs ever among women.
5. “It’s Raining Men” – The Weather Girls
Can you think of a more iconic girl power anthem than “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls? Released in September 1982, and written by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara, the track sold over 6 million copies. Turn up the volume, because it is time to go back to the 80’s.
4. “Independent Women” – Destiny’s Child
Here is the second Destiny’s Child song to appear on our list of best karaoke songs for girl groups. The group released the worldwide hit “Independent Women” in September 2000, first appearing in the film “Charlie’s Angels”, and later included on the group’s third album “Survivor”. The song was written by Beyonce Knowles, Samuel Barnes, Cory Rooney, and Jean-Claude Oliver, and produced by Beyonce Knowles, Rooney Rooney, and Poke & Tone.
3. “Summer Nights” – The Cast Of Grease
“Summer Nights” was performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the smash hit movie musical Grease in 1978. The soundtrack became a huge success in the US and Europe, and this song, in particular, has lived on through generations.
2. “California Dreamin” – Mamas & The Papas
Michelle Phillips and John Phillips wrote, “California Dreamin”, the number two on our list of best karaoke songs for girl groups, recorded by Barry McGuire and produced by Lou Adler. The Mamas & The Papas recorded the famous song back in 1965, and it became an enormous hit.
1. “Lady Marmalade” – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink
Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan wrote the original “Lady Marmalade” which was first recorded in 1974 by the group Eleventh Hour. But the most famous cover of this track is undoubtedly the 2001 version by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink, as featured in the movie musical Moulin Rouge. This cover was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, and still slays.
This was our list of 11 best karaoke songs for girl groups. Next time you head to your favorite karaoke bar, be sure to give at least one of these tunes a try.