You might not know your exact vocal style, but if you even vaguely know your range, you might be interested to know the best karaoke songs for tenors.
Sometimes you might roll up to karaoke and not know what to sing for your vocal range. Granted, karaoke isn’t really the time where you need to show off your best singing voice and make everyone envious of your talents, but you still don’t want to sing a song for a soprano if you’re a baritone. I don’t think that’ll go very well if you want to maintain some sense of dignity. It’s just like how I probably wouldn’t get up there and sing an Elvis Presley song because there is no way I can maintain that vocal for longer than a few bars.
If you’re blessed with a really wide range, song choice might not be something that’s stressful for you, and for that, I applaud you. For those of you who are tenors, though, this is an important compilation. A tenor is one of the highest of the male voice types and it’s a classical male singing voice. The vocal range is in the high C range. Tenor is to soprano as baritone is to alto if you’re familiar with choral vocal ranges and that makes any sense to you. The point is, men with a slightly higher vocal range are typically tenors and should sing along to the songs on this list. For the altos in the world, take a look at the best karaoke songs for altos.
In order to create this list of best karaoke songs for tenors, we took some recommendations from music enthusiasts on Quora. There’s no particular order with these songs as it’s a matter of personal preference because they all fall within the same range. Just pick the song you like the best or know the most words to and belt it out!
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best karaoke songs for tenors.
11. Downtown Train
This is a song by Tom Waits and it was released in 1985. Many artists have covered this song over the years, including Patty Smyth, Rod Stewart, and Mary Carpenter.
Johnny Cash was inspired to write this song because of the movie Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison. The song was recorded in 1955 at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley is classic and this song was number one on the Hot 100 for six weeks when it was released. All the studio lights were completely off during the recording of this song.
This is another Elvis Presley song, the next one on our list of best karaoke songs for tenors, that is still sung even to this day. It was released in 1961 and it’s iconic.
This was first recorded by Kaye Ballard in 1954 and then Frank Sinatra in 1964. This song was played during the mission to orbit the moon by Apollo 10.
If you don’t think The Lion King is one of the greatest films of all time, then I don’t know what to say to you. “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” are both great karaoke options that will certainly get the crowd going.
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard wrote “I Will Follow You into the Dark” in fifteen minutes. It’s a great tune and definitely one of the best karaoke songs for tenors.
I loved this song on Glee, so it’s a great song to sing for karaoke. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this song together.
Real-life husband and wife duo Ciaran McCarthy and Ashley Anderson were featured in this iconic music video. This is a great option for karaoke.
This is a little bit on the higher range because it’s sung by a group of children, but everyone knows and loves this song and will be able to join in with you.
1. My Way
This is one of the most popular karaoke songs of all time. Paul Anka rewrote the lyrics from French to English and Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1968.
That concludes our list of the best karaoke songs for tenors. If you’re looking for the next great song to impress your friends with at karaoke, take a cue from this list.