Get prepared for your karaoke parties and chose your partner for singing some of the best karaoke duets for male-female singers.
Singing duet songs would actually be a better solution for newbies especially if you are shy and need time to relax at the beginning because in this case there’s always someone to cover your mistakes. But, on the other hand, if you are interested in picking some of the best karaoke duets for male-female, have in mind that those might not be the easiest ones as well. But no worries, karaoke is all about fun, and no one will judge you for your mistakes or bad voice.
But first, before you decide to try singing duets, you might want to try yourself out with some of the best karaoke songs for bad singers by picking some of the 16 Best Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers. So then, if you would still rather sing with a partner, maybe you two should first try yourselves out with 16 Easiest Karaoke Duets to Singe for Beginners or pick some of the 10 Good Karaoke Duets for Couples to sing with your significant other.
There were many suggestions concerning the best duet karaoke songs, of course. We have found a nice selection made by music genres at ASAP Karaoke divided by genres and thematic in general: love songs, female duet songs, female country songs, karaoke duets male female, Disney songs, etc. For the best karaoke duets for male-female singers we have gotten some ideas from Quora, BIllboard, ThoughtCo, Karafun, Wurly and Ask Metafilter. The Singsnap also offers a filter where you can pick genres, years of song releases, etc. The Telegraph and the Rolling Stone have published the best duets of all the as well as best duets of the 21st century, time so we have taken into account some of their recommendations as well. All in all, we have noticed that there were some favorites among all the recommendations that we have gone through, so these were the song choices we have put on our list and ranked them by the popularity. But we have also paid attention to include various genres and songs from different time periods.
Whether or not you are fond of the genres and performers we have included further down on our list of the best karaoke duets for male-female singers; you should give a try to at least some of them since they are popular among karaoke parties and are obviously good choices. But anyway, you will surely find something that suits you here, whether you are a fan of good old classics or modern music, sad ballads or fun atmosphere heating hits. Anyway, less talk, more singing, and pick your favorite among the best karaoke duets for male-female singers now:
13. Four Five Seconds by Rihanna and Kanye West
This song includes three big names of music in general, apart from Rihanna and Kanye West, one important contributor to it was also Paul McCartney of the Beatles. Since its contributors are involved in many music genres, it is not that easy putting this song among the boundaries of one music genre, but it can be generally described as a folk, influenced pop soul song. Anyway, if you are fond of Rihannas and pop soul music, we recommend you to start your karaoke duets for male-female singers with it.
12. Turn Your Lights Down by Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill
Although it was originally released in 1977 by Bob Marley & the Wailers, this version we have here on our list is a remastered version of the song released in 1999 and featuring Lauryn Hill. So it is more of a remix song (since Bob Marley died in 1981), adding Lauryn’s vocals to the original, and it was credited as Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley song in the end. And after the remix, it became more of a pop song with a reggae background.
11. Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
Here is one pick of good country songs to sing as karaoke male-female duet. It was awarded as a Song of the Year at Country Music Association in 2005. It is a nice acoustic ballad, though with hard thematic including alcoholism issues, guilt, and death.
10. Something Stupid Like I Love You by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman
Actually, this song was written and first performed by C. Carson Parks in 1967, and later on covered and performed by many artists including Frank and Nancy Sinatra. In 2001 it was reawakened by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman when it reached the top of charts once again. So, if your choice for karaoke male-female duet would be a love song, this one is good to start with.
9. California Dreamin’ by Mamas and Papas
Even though this song was released in 1965, you would never go wrong if choosing it for karaoke duets for male-female singers. It is among the 500 Best Songs of All Time of the Rolling Stone’s list. Even though being a good choice for a duet, it is also a suitable song for singing in a crowd.
8. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence ft. Paul McCoy
This song was a hit at the time it was released in 2003, reaching the top of music charts in many countries, winning the Best Hard Rock Song Performance category on 46th Grammy Awards, and the video for it also received very positive critics as well. Maybe for this song, at least concerning the female part, you would need some better singing skills, but it is nevertheless a great choice for karaoke, and one among the best karaoke duets for male-female singers.
7. Fairytale of New York by Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl
Here is a nice choice for the karaoke duets for male-female singers, if you like Irish music, and this one being a folk-influenced Christmas ballad, written by the genius Shane MacGowan of the legendary Pogues. But funny thing about this sin is, despite talking about New York and even though being popular and high on charts in the UK, it is barely known in the US.
6. Where the Wild Roses Grow by Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
A nice song title indeed, but did you know what this song is about? Well being released on the Murder Ballads album, you can guess, yes, it is about murdering a beautiful girl by the river. But the song became very popular being on the top of charts in Australia and worldwide. Anyway, it is also one of the best karaoke duets for male-female singers since it is also relatively easy to perform.
5. A Whole New World from Aladdin (by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane)
It is always nice remembering the childhood and Disney classics. And this song from Aladdin is one of the best karaoke duets for male-female singers among all of the Disney duet songs, as we have noticed. It is maybe not the easiest choice for a karaoke song, but surely a good one.
4. I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher
Now here is one more of the good old classics. Being written half a century ago it is still one of the most recognizable and favorite pop classic songs. Being popular now, at the time it was released it was a total hit, being at the top of charts in USA, UK, and Canada. Up to nowadays, there were many covers of this song, including performances by UB40, David Bowie, Blackmore’s Night, Joey Ramone and the Holly and the Italians and many many more. So, why don’t you also give it a try?
3. Close My Eyes Forever by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne
This song became so popular even though it was created by chance – Lita and Ozzy got drunk and high one day and they decided to start jamming at some point, which resulted in creation of one of their most famous songs. So surely you would gain the attention if picking this one karaoke duets for male-female singers.
2. Summer Nights by Olivia Newton and John Travolta
There should be no karaoke party that avoids this song since it is a real atmosphere heater and even though it was released in 1978, it has remained one of the most popular pop songs of all the time. So, whether you chose this song as a karaoke duet for male-female singers, or sing it in a crowd, you will never go wrong with it.
1. Summer Wine by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood
Here is one great choice for the karaoke duets. And it is a summer song again. There is something attractive about these summer songs. Anyway, there are several reasons this one tops our list of the best karaoke duets for male-female singers. First, it is a classic and recognizable to the huge audience. Second, and probably more important is that it is very easy to sing, since it does not cover a huge vocal range for both male and female performer, so no matter what your singing skills are, you can’t go wrong with the Summer Wine.