If you are looking for a great song to sing next time you go out to a bar with a date, pick from our list of 12 best karaoke songs for couples.
What would make for a great first date? Karaoke. What would be a super fun girls’ or guys’ night out? Karaoke. How about an ideal company party activity? Again, the answer is karaoke. Long story short, karaoke is always the right answer. Nothing beats singing at the top of your lungs while enjoying a nice drink in good company. Another great fringe benefit of karaoke is that you can pour out your heart to someone accompanying you by singing a super intense love song while staring them down, and play it off as “Oh I just picked that song because I sing it well!” All joking aside, singing a song with your significant other, a first date, or even just a good friend or family member, is extremely fun. Check out some of our best picks for songs that two people can sing together.
In order to create our list of best karaoke songs for couples, we used Quora and AllMusic 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 both 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. We have organized our list by release date.
If you would also like to find some songs to sing with a group for girls’ night out, please feel free to check out our list of 11 best karaoke songs for girl groups.
Without further ado, this is our list of 12 best karaoke songs for couples.
12. Good Time
One of the more modern duets on our list is Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen. This fun beat was released in 2012, and has a super fun music video to go with it.
“Good morning and good night. I wake up at twilight. It’s gonna be alright. We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time.”
11. Need You Now
Lady Antebellum– the trio of Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood– released this song in 2010. Need You Now was also the name of their sophomore album.
“It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now. Said I wouldn’t call but I lost all control and I need you now. And I don’t know how I can do without, I just need you now.”
Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz finished co-writing Lucky through an exchange of emails. It was an unfinished song by Mraz, which he asked Colbie to help him finish and record. The track was released in 2009.
“I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend. Lucky to have been where I have been. Lucky to be coming home again.”
Shaun Morgan, the lead singer of Seether, wrote Broken, the next on our list of best karaoke songs for couples for his daughter whom he had to leave to come to the States. The song is a collaboration with Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee, and was released in 2004.
“‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome. And I don’t feel right when you’ve gone away. You’ve gone away. You don’t feel me here anymore.”
8. Something Stupid Like I Love You
We all know that Nicole Kidman is a great actress, but she also proven herself to be a great singer. Kidman and Robbie Williams did a rendition of the song Something Stupid Like I Love You in 2001.
“Then afterwards we drop into a quiet little place, and have a drink or two. And then I go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like ‘I love you.'”
7. The Prayer
David Foster wrote The Prayer in 1999, and it was sung by legends Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Josh Groban later performed a live version with Celine Dion.
“Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way. Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace to a place where we’ll be safe.”
6. I Finally Found Someone
I Finally Found Someone was written for the movie “The Mirror Has Two Faces”. It was composed by Barbra Streisand in collaboration with Bryan Adams in 1996. This song definitely earned its place on our list of best karaoke songs for couples.
“This is it, oh, I finally found someone. Someone to share my life. I finally found the one, to be with every night. ‘Cause whatever I do, it’s just got to be you.”
5. Endless Love
We are continuing our list of best karaoke songs for couples with Endless Love that is the title track for the film of the same name released in 1982. The cast’s leading lady is Brooke Shields, and the song won a Marquee Award for Best Original Song.
“And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes, they tell me how much you care. Ooh yes, you will always be my endless love.”
4. Don’t Go Breaking Heart
Kiki Dee and Elton John did their recordings for Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, the number four on our list of best karaoke songs for couples in separate places. John was in Toronto, while Dee was in London. This is a millions-selling song that topped charts all over the world in 1976.
“Don’t go breaking my heart. I couldn’t if I tried. Oh honey if I get restless. Baby you’re not that kind.”
The band Atlantic Starr was under Warner Brothers in 1987 when they released the wedding classic Always. Even now, this is still a favorite when it comes to karaoke duets.
“And we both know, that our love will grow. And forever it will be, you and me. Ooh you’re like the sun, chasing all of the rain away. When you come around, you bring brighter days.”
2. Separate Lives
Stephen Bishop wrote the song Separate Lives in the midst of heartbreak. He then sent it to Phil Collins, who recorded it with Marilyn Martin for the movie “White Nights” in 1985.
“You have no right to ask me how I feel. You have no right to speak to me so kind. I can’t go on just holding on to time, now that we’re living separate lives.”
1. Up Where We Belong
Up Where We Belong was recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes as the theme for the film An Officer and a Gentleman in 1983. The song won an Oscar for Best Original Song.
“Love lift us up where we belong. Where the eagles cry, on a mountain high.”
This was our list of 12 best karaoke songs for couples. Next time you head to your favorite karaoke bar, be sure to give at least one of these tunes a try.