In this article we will share the 30 easiest karaoke songs for bad singers. Karaoke is a form of interactive entertainment seen in bars, cafes, and clubs. People sing along to the instrumental music of their favorite songs using microphones. Karaoke machines display visual cues for singers, with multi-colored lyrics to indicate different pitches and notes, a video of the singer so that the person performing karaoke can mirror their movements and hit the notes right, along with multiple musical symbols to guide the singer.
Karaoke has been around for ages, with the first karaoke machine designed by Roberto Del Rosario from the Philippines in 1975. While karaoke is usually associated with bars, clubs, cafés, and weddings, famous TV shows including America’s Got Talent, The Voice, and American Idol also use karaoke music. The singers are provided with instrumental music, and they have to sing in tune with it. These famous TV shows can be streamed on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), and AppleTV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL).
The karaoke industry has taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic since restaurants and bars have been shut or customer capacity has been limited due to government lockdowns and restrictions. According to statista.com, the U.S karaoke bar industry would hit $1.8 billion in market size, which is lower than the 2020 estimate of $1.14 billion.
Karaoke machine companies like The Singing Machine Company, Inc. (OTCQB: SMDM), SuperSonic, Singtrix, and KTVme have been doing well despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with statistics stating that karaoke machine sales in the U.S. have been the highest in 2020, at $20.34 million. It could be because people are investing in karaoke systems to kill time during the quarantine period, and restaurants are slowly opening up and finding ways to entertain and entice people to visit.
As the lockdowns have started to ease and people continue to get vaccinated, we are sure that the bar scene will resume in full swing. So, we have compiled a list of the 30 Easiest Songs for Bad Singers, which means that even the most off-key individuals can have some fun at the open-mic nights with their friends and entertain a crowd like no other!
Since there is no quantifiable data that can assess which karaoke songs are the easiest to perform, we spent hours reading extensive Reddit threads, music forums, and YouTube comment sections to compile a list of songs that most people with no musical talent found very easy to perform. We assembled this list keeping in mind how catchy or famous the songs are, how simple the notes and pitch are, and how effortless it is to learn the lyrics for an average person.
With this context and industry outlook in mind, let’s now start our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers
30. Born This Way
Artist: Lady Gaga
If you’ve been following Gaga’s career, or have been to clubs and bars in the 2000s, you must have heard Born This Way blasting on the speakers. This song was released in 2011 as part of Gaga’s second album and was an instant hit amongst the party crowds. Many drunk and not-so-drunk people belted it out at karaoke machines and instantly won the crowd. Lady Gaga is known for her versatile music, however, this song is one of her simplest yet powerful melodies – making it great for a bad singer to emulate. It ranks number 30th on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
29. Can’t Help Falling in Love
Artist: Elvis Presley
Whether you’re at an open-mic night at the bar with your significant other or you’re singing at your wedding, this beautifully classic melody by Elvis Presley will steal the show. You don’t need to be musically inclined to sound good while singing Can’t Help Falling in Love – you only need to pour all your feelings into the easy-to-remember lyrics, and you’ll be good to go. Many grooms dedicate this song to their spouses at the wedding party, and according to many music forums – this is a tried and tested song for bad singers to perform. That makes Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley the 29th song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
28. Someone Like You
You can never go wrong with an Adele song. Someone Like You is an Adele classic and surprisingly easy to perform for even tone-deaf singers. The melody is quite soulful and tugs at your heartstrings. It doesn’t seem to matter that you have a less-than-average vocal capacity since most people in the crowd will be lost in bittersweet memories the moment this song hits the speakers. That makes Someone Like You the 28th song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
27. Party in the U.S.A
Artist: Miley Cyrus
Ranking 27th on our extensive list is Party in the U.S.A by Miley Cyrus. When this song was released, people had mixed feelings about it. Some quickly adopted it as their go-to party anthem, while others indulged in excessive trolling. Be that as it may, Party in the U.S.A became one of the top karaoke songs because of the catchy chorus, simple lyrics, and easygoing & carefree vibes. It was performed by teenagers on bar mitzvahs, by girls on bachelorette parties, and by many individuals on karaoke nights since you do not need to be a musical prodigy to nail this one.
26. Single Ladies
Whether you’re a true Beyoncé fan or not, chances are you’ve heard Single Ladies at least once in your life. This became the anthem for every woman who wanted their partner to step up and stop shying away from commitment. Played in clubs, bars, restaurants and cafes, Single Ladies is a song that never gets old. This 2008 banger still becomes the life of any party, and at this point, the lyrics have been memorized by everyone – which makes it a top karaoke choice for bad singers. The catchy beat is consistent, and the chorus dominates the lyrics, which makes it an easy sing-along song and karaoke melody for even the worst singers. This makes Single Ladies the 26th song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
25. See You Again
Artists: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
If you’ve followed the Fast and Furious movie franchise, you know the significance of this song. When Paul Walker passed away in 2013, the Fast and Furious actors paid countless tributes to him. Charlie Puth composed See You Again as a farewell to Paul Walker, and it was the soundtrack for Furious 7 (2015), which can be streamed on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX).
Fans all around the globe celebrated Walker’s life with this song, which made See You Again top the US Billboard Hot 100 charts for 12 consecutive weeks. The song has easy and heartfelt lyrics, and a singer does not need a lot of vocal range to perform it. The pitch is also consistent, with no sudden highs and lows to intimidate a beginner karaoke enthusiast! That makes See You Again the 25th song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
24. Smells like Teen Spirit
The 24th song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers is Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. This song became the rock anthem of the ’90s, with its lyrics about freedom and non-conforming resonating with many people. It doesn’t matter if you’re an awful singer because the chances are that the moment you step up to the karaoke stand and start belting out Smells like Teen Spirit (badly), the crowd will join you in an equally off-key way.
23. Call Me Maybe
Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe is possibly the catchiest pop anthem of the millennials. Carly Rae Jepsen received a lot of backlash for this song, and the internet was full of trolls who bullied her on her musical talent or lack thereof. However, that didn’t stop Call Me Maybe from becoming an iconic symbol of American pop culture. People sang it on karaoke nights, at parties, it played in clubs and bars because the lyrics are meaningless yet flirty and fun, it’s very upbeat and gets stuck in your head. That makes Call Me Maybe the 23rd song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
22. Sweet Caroline
Artist: Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline is the 22nd song on our list since there is something about this soft rock song that is timeless and captivates a crowd. The chorus of this 60’s melody entrances the crowd, which makes them join in – thus masking the mistakes of a novice singer quite effectively, which is why Sweet Caroline has earned a spot on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
21. In the End
Artist: Linkin Park
If you are someone who’s looking for a song that has more screaming than actual lyrics, In the End, is the best rock song you could opt for. With a little mix of rap in the song, you get to flex different skills on a karaoke night. Also, the crowd is always forgiving when a bad singer tries to rap because it is quite entertaining and gets good laughs going around. The lyrics revolve around the chorus, which makes, In the End, a good choice for bad singers on a karaoke night.
20. Just the Way You Are
Artist: Bruno Mars
Are you looking for a sweet melody that will make the crowd swoon? Look no further. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars is the perfect song to win hearts, to dedicate to your partner, or to make the crowd feel good about themselves. Bruno Mars kept the melody calm and lilting, and the lyrics straightforward. This song is perfect for weddings, and karaoke nights in general, thus earning the 20th spot on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
Artist: Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is an American diva who revolutionized country music with her alluring voice and enchanting face. Jolene is one of her all-time-famous classics, and it instantly became a hit upon release. To this day, Jolene (1974) is the go-to karaoke song for singers since the upbeat tone is easy to follow, everyone knows the lyrics by heart, and it is always a crowd-pleaser. Your musical talent does not seem to matter when you’re singing Jolene, making it one of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
18. It’s Raining Men
Artist: The Weather Girls
A song that took the ‘80s by a storm, It’s Raining Men has the perfect beat and a memorable chorus that dominates the lyrics and makes it a classic karaoke masterpiece. Many people have successfully attempted a karaoke version of The Weather Girl’s iconic song, and they were not especially gifted musicians. This song has been featured in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) show, Friends, and was the official soundtrack for the film, Bridget Jones’s Diary, which can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and AppleTV+ (NASDAQ: AAPL).
Artist: Britney Spears
Criminal is a 2011 Britney Spears signature melody, with its sultry lyrics and mid-tempo beats. It instantly became a crowd favorite even though the critics did not receive it very well. It topped many US and global music charts and instantly became a hit on karaoke nights where people wanted some flirty crooning. Even novice singers cannot go wrong it Criminal, making it the 17th entry on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
16. Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Artist: Shania Twain
A country-pop song about female empowerment can never go wrong in our opinion. This song ranks 16th on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers because Shania Twain is an iconic artist with loyal fans who have kept this ‘80s banger alive to date. It is one of the top choices for karaoke singers, even ones who have no idea how to sing.
The constant portrayal of the song in media and pop culture has made the lyrics easy-to-recall for many people. Man! I Feel Like a Woman! was featured in the Big Bang Theory, a Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) TV series, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality show on Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN). Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, and Taryn Manning sang along to Man! I Feel Like a Woman! in their 2002 movie, Crossroads, which can be streamed on both Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN).
15. Bye Bye Bye
It is always a good idea to cover boy bands because the beat and chorus are catchy, and the vocals don’t need to be strained or have crazy ups and downs. Bye Bye Bye is one of those songs that sound like a conversation and a bad singer can pretty much talk their way through it, rather than actually singing. That makes it the 15th song on our list.
Believe is one of those songs that everyone has heard at one point in their life because it is played everywhere – in restaurants, parties, movies, and TV shows. The lyrics are simple yet powerful, and the dance-pop song makes everyone try to belt it out at least once in front of a karaoke mic. This song is always a good choice for bad singers on an open mic night since they hear it so often that mimicking the tone and feel of the song isn’t too hard.
Believe by Cher is featured in the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) hit comedy series Friends, and on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN).
13. She Will Be Loved
Artist: Maroon 5
A Maroon 5 hit from the early 2000s, She Will Be Loved is a soft melody that is ideal for karaoke nights. Bad singers enjoy performing this song since it has no high notes to be wary of, and has a straightforward pitch that can be nailed by even the most off-key people. That makes She Will Be Loved the 13th song on our list.
12. Hey, Soul Sister
Hey, Soul Sister is a top song by the American pop-rock band, Train. The song became an immediate hit upon release, ranking high on the US billboards and charts. It was a top-seller on the iTunes Store by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). It was loved by many people and became a karaoke favorite. People will nod along and clap their hands even if you sing it badly. The song was featured in Glee, which is available on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), and was sung by many artists on The Voice, which can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN).
11. I Love Rock & Roll
Artist: Joan Jett
A top-rated rock song by Joan Jett that was covered by numerous singers and became the party anthem of the ‘80s, I Love Rock & Roll is a sure-fire way to make even the worst singers sound good. The lyrics and beat are so catchy that you can’t go wrong with a rendition of this classic song. That makes I Love Rock & Roll the 11th entry on our list.
10. Rewrite the Stars
Artists: Zac Efron and Zendaya
Rewrite the Stars is one of the most popular songs from the movie, The Greatest Showman. It became a hit because of the soulful vocal performance by Zac Efron and Zendaya. That, in addition to their sizzling chemistry in the music video and throughout the movie made this song immensely popular amongst the masses. People performed it on karaoke nights because of its easy-to-follow rhythm and simple yet poignant lyrics. That makes it the 10th song on our list.
9. A Thousand Years
Artist: Christina Perri
A Thousand Years is usually heard at weddings, either dedicated by the groom to his spouse or chosen as the track for the couple’s first dance. This soulful melody by Christina Perri has been covered by many karaoke enthusiasts, who find the familiar song catchy and easy to perform. That makes A Thousand Years number 9th on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
8. Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Artist: Jim Croce
This song was a crowd favorite back in the ‘70s and has not stopped being a go-to karaoke song for skilled and novice musicians. Topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks straight, the simple but catchy lyrics make this song rank 8th on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
7. Teenage Dream
Artist: Katy Perry
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry is exactly what the name suggests – a fantasy song for every teenager, which is belted out at school parties, bachelorette parties, and on open-mic nights by most females. This song has easy-to-remember lyrics, a soft tune, and no complicated notes to hit, which makes it one of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.
Artist: Spice Girls
Who doesn’t love Spice Girls? Wannabe is a dance-pop song that embodies female empowerment with its lyrics suggesting that female friendship is more valuable than any romantic bond. This was a rap song by Mel B and Geri Halliwell and is a good choice for bad singers who can’t stay on-key with any melody. That makes it the 6th song on our list of the 30 Easiest Karaoke Songs for Bad Singers.