There’s nothing like watching a drunk person get up on stage to belt out one of the most requested karaoke songs of all time.
Karaoke is probably something I will never do in a million years. Honestly, I don’t think there could even be enough alcohol to give me the bravery to go on the stage and sing in front of a venue of strangers. On the other hand, when I’m in the car or in the shower, I love belting out, out of tune lyrics to my favorite songs. Many people, unlike me, love a good karaoke bar, which you can find lots of in any city. From the best karaoke songs for bad singers to the best karaoke songs for men (and the best female karaoke songs), there’s really something for everyone to sing. If you fall into that category of bad singers, take a look at our article on the best karaoke songs for people who can’t sing. Whether you’re good or bad at singing, it’s all fun and games, and a lot of times its fantastic entertainment.
When I think of upbeat karaoke songs, I think of “Ice Ice Baby” or something by Whitney Houston for some reason. Country music also comes to mind when I think of what are good karaoke songs. There’s really not one thing that defines a “good karaoke sign” since it all depends on your vocal abilities and preferences in songs, and probably a song that most people in the crowd would recognize. This criterion is basically summed up by this list of most popular karaoke songs of all time. Songs like Adele’s “Hello” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” topped lists of popular karaoke songs 2016. As far as the best karaoke songs 2017, The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and Drake’s “One Dance” are definitely popular choices. That’s mainly because people can follow the lyrics pretty easily.
While we can’t bring you a list of the top 100 karaoke songs (we don’t have all that time), we’re sure you’ll notice some of the songs on our list, on any top 100 list. Since the popularity of a song, makes it so great for karaoke, our first task was to find the best songs for a karaoke setting, and for this, we relied on sources like Sing Snap, Kara Songs, Karaoke Version and Google. You have to understand, that there are thousands of great karaoke songs out there, and naming merely 17 of them is no easy task.
When it comes to ranking, things were pretty straightforward. Since we are ranking the most requested karaoke songs of all time, we resorted to the world’s second most visited website, YouTube. We looked up the karaoke versions of the most popular karaoke songs, and we based our ranking according to the view count on YouTube. Nowadays, it is pretty common to stream the karaoke songs directly from YouTube, as it is free, accessible, and extremely convenient. You no longer need to carry around your entire karaoke library with you since just stream the song being requested directly from YouTube with the lyrics and everything. Most songs on the site have a video that includes lyrics also, which is perfect for karaoke. The higher the number of views, the higher a song has been ranked in our list.
Now that everything is said and done, it’s time to start counting down our list of 17 most requested karaoke songs of all time.