Best Karaoke Songs For Men

Looking for karaoke songs that suit male voices? Then check out our choice of popular karaoke songs for men. We’ve got a mix of classic songs and a few more modern ones, so you should find something no matter your song taste.

1. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley

Song Year: 1987

It was a toe-tapping song when it came out in the mid-eighties. However, it found a new life in the internet age with the invention of “Rick-Rolling.” So many people have been pranked with this song that the video has become one of the most visited on YouTube. That doesn’t change the fact that it is still a great-sounding song and is easy to sing along with.

2. “Wonderwall” by Oasis

Song Year: 1995

Sometimes a Gen X performer will want to slow things down at a karaoke party and sing something that is quintessentially nineties. This song meets the criteria in that anyone in your crowd who grew up in the ‘90s will start swaying to the music. A few cigarette lighters may even come out.

3. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Song Year: 1981

We don’t recommend belting out this tune on your first night behind the microphone. This song is an anthem and a marathon for someone with a big voice. If you have been performing at karaoke parties for a while, this would be one to work on because it is always a crowd-pleaser.

4. “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

Song Year: 2018

If you want to bring a little country flavor to the party, many people love “Old Town Road.” It has been a staple in country music since it debuted in 2018. Lil Nas X knew how to make a country song that was so much fun to sing that it easily gets stuck in your brain. Be careful, though– a line dance may break out at your party. Another great choice for men.

5. “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel

Song Year: 1983

If you want to do some crowd work to get everyone energized and singing along, “Uptown Girl” is a great choice. Billy Joel is an artist that has made many songs that work great in a karaoke performance. He has a great voice, but most of his notes are not hard to hit for the average guy.

6. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Song Year: 1974

When out at a concert, it is common for someone to scream “Freebird,” referring to the classic rock song by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The old Skynyrd songs play well to a crowd, including “Sweet Home Alabama.” There may be a few lyrics that may not have held up over the years. However, part of the fun in performing karaoke is changing a few things here and there to match your crowd.

7. “Rock and Roll All Nite” by KISS

Song Year: 1975

KISS purposely made most of their songs easy to sing because they love the audience’s participation in their shows. This song, in particular, is a great way to get a party going. The best time to sing this rock anthem in a karaoke atmosphere is right after someone sings something a little slower. It gets the blood pumping and the party back up to a fun level.

8. “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” by Deep Blue Something

Song Year: 1995

This song got released in the mid-nineties. It became a hit with an audience who mostly had never seen the classic film with Audrey Hepburn. However, it resonated with its audience and is still a favorite when sung by guys in their 40s and 50s.

9. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard

Song Year: 1987

If you have a strong voice that can hold up to the beating an eighties hair band song will give it, then this song will get a reaction from your crowd. People love karaoke, but don’t want to see someone stand behind a mic stand and sing the songs. They want to see a performance, and this song is an easy one to get that out of.

10. “Cherry Pie” by Warrant

Song Year: 1990

This is another crowd-pleasing karaoke song for men because it is a fun song to belt out and is just a little bit racy. If your voice can hold up to classic glam metal, you’ll get a lot of responses from this one. People who grew up in the 80s and 90s love hearing songs performed that they used to listen to, and everyone knew “Cherry Pie.”

11. “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

Song Year: 1990

This song is not for everybody. There are a lot of fast lyrics to keep up with, and seeing them pop up on the karaoke screen is not enough. It is a tune for a guy who sang this one in the shower every day when he was 13. If you still say “word to your mother” when you leave a room, you will probably get a crowd on their feet by performing this song.

12. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Beatles

Song Year: 1968

This song will get a reaction from the crowd as soon as the opening notes get recognized. It is a fun song to sing because of how lighthearted it is. Your performance will be a hit because every audience loves to sing along with this one.

13. “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett

Song Year: 1977

Karaoke parties are big drinking events. Most everyone in the audience will have had a few drinks, and most singers need a little liquid courage. A drinking song is a good choice for these events, and “Margaritaville” is a classic everyone knows.

14. “My Way” by Frank Sinatra

Song Year: 1969

This Sinatra classic is sure to turn your karaoke party into a classy martini club for a few minutes. Guys love singing this song to a crowd because they can put on all the Sinatra mannerisms and play it up. It isn’t a hard song to sing, but it does have some long notes toward the end, so save some energy for the difficult bit.

15. “Hotel California” by The Eagles

Song Year: 1977

“Hotel California” is a requirement for any karaoke party. It will get sung at some point in the night, so it would be better for you to do it to make it sound as good as possible. It is a slower song, but one that the crowd knows. Getting the crowd involved in any tune will make it go over a lot better.

16. “When I Come Around” by Green Day

Song Year: 1995

If you want to pump up a crowd, unleash some mid-nineties punk rock. Watch the mosh pit form right in front of you. Green Day has a distinctive punk sound while still being accepted as alternative rock. It was one of the most successful songs of 1995 and one of the band’s all-time best-selling singles.

17. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

Song Year: 1971

John Denver was a versatile singer that had many sounds. His country music had a folk sound, and this was one of his most famous songs. No one has ever ridden across the West Virginia state line without humming a few notes. However, if you need to bring the energy of your karaoke party down for a few minutes, this is a great one to choose.

18. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Song Year: 1969

Neil Diamond may not have known when he wrote this song that it would be the sing-along hit it became. Crowds not only like to sing the words but they also love belting out the “Ba-Ba-Ba” notes during the chorus. Sing this song at a karaoke party to get the reaction every other performer is looking for.

19. “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

Song Year: 1968

Perfect as a guy’s karaoke song. Remember in the movie “Opportunity Knocks” when Dana Carvey performed the karaoke version of “Born To Be Wild”? You might not put the energy into the sound that will have you crawling on the ground, but it is a fun song to perform. The crowd loves it because they usually know the words, and it feels like a hard rock anthem.

20. “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash

Song Year: 1956

Johnny Cash was a versatile singer with many songs during his long career. He had an iconic deep voice, but most of his songs are accessible by guys of all levels. “I Walk The Line” has a lot of ups and downs that can be fun to sing and even more fun when the crowd is working you up.

21. “Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses

Song Year: 1987

It is unavoidable that someone will attempt a Guns N’ Roses song during any karaoke party. Many guys can hit the high pitch tones of songs like “Paradise City,” but holding it to that level the whole time is difficult. If you practice, you could be the performer everyone remembers.

22. “In The End” by Linkin Park

“In The End” by Linkin Park

Song Year: 2001

If you and your friends think you can pull off a great duet together, this classic song by Linkin Park is perfect. One of you can take on the rock-song aspect while another does the rap. Be sure to practice ahead of time, though. That will take more than keeping up with the lyrics to make a good performance.

23. “All-Star” by Smash Mouth

Song Year: 1999

This song is going to win over anyone in your group who grew up in the ‘90s. It also caught a second wind in the early 2000s when it got featured in the film “Shrek.” When you start singing it, do not be surprised if many people know all the words.

24. “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down

Song Year: 2000

As soon as the opening notes start, many music lovers will recognize this song. It was a crowd favorite when it was released by 3 Doors Down in 2000. Now, it gets a strong reaction from karaoke crowds. The notes aren’t hard to hit, and it is an easy song to work up a crowd. If you are hosting a party, this is a good song to open with to get the energy high.

25. “Need You Tonight” by INXS

Song Year: 1987

This song is playful and easy to use to flirt with a crowd, get some laughs, and get the energy in the room up. While slow, it is sexy and has a great beat that makes people move. Use this song after a big performance or when you want to even the room without bringing everyone down.

26. “Photograph” by Nickelback

Song Year: 2005

For some reason, there is a movement online that claims everyone is supposed to hate Nickelback now. However, plenty of people still love Nickelback. If you have a raspy rocker voice and want to prove it, then sing this song at your party and watch the crowd’s reaction.

27. “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers

Song Year: 1978

Sometimes you are looking for the perfect song to wind down the energy and prepare to end the show. The story in “The Gambler” could be a fantastic choice. It is all about the end of the road, and the karaoke crowd will know most of the lyrics.

28. “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley

Song Year: 1956

There is one guy at every karaoke party that picks an Elvis song. “Heartbreak Hotel” is a good choice because you don’t have to be able to move like The King to sing it. This classic hit is a crowd-pleaser every time it makes an appearance.

29. “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic

Song Year: 1984

Guys love Weird Al. His song parodies are fantastic because they use a lot of the same music and the words that are changed work perfectly. “Eat It” is a parody of the song “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.

It is one of Yankovic’s best songs and will be a favorite at your party. The best thing is the fake-out you give the audience when they think they’re about to get a Micheal Jackson song, and then you drop the comedy on them.

30. “Fight For Your Right” by the Beastie Boys

Song Year: 1986

The Beastie Boys created this party anthem in the ‘80s, and your karaoke party needs to belt it out. The crowd needs a leader. So get up there, grab that microphone, and fight for your right to party!

31. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Song Year: 1975

The British rock band Queen may be most well-known across the generations for this song. It has appeared in countless movies and TV shows, including “Wayne’s World.” If you are not afraid, and if you have some friends that can help you out with a couple of the various parts, you can become the legend of the night. No one listens to “Bohemian Rhapsody” and doesn’t sing along.

32. “With a Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles

Song Year: 1967

It can be said that everything you do on karaoke night gets done with a little help from your friends. This classic hit from The Beatles appeared on their “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in 1967. If you are feeling adventurous, try singing the Joe Cocker version from Woodstock.

33. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot

Song Year: 1992

It’s become so well known that the first few lines even show up in movies for kids. However, there is a lot to this song, and it is not for someone to read the lyrics as they sing. This song has to be performed by someone who used to scream the lyrics with their friends on the school bus thirty years ago. It is guaranteed to be the best song performed at your party.

34. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins

Song Year: 2005

This country song continues along the same lines as the last one. It is a fun song to sing, and your crowd will love it. It can be a flirty song if you have a few ladies in blue jeans dancing to your tune that you can point to as you sing.

35. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Song Year: 2014

“Uptown Funk” is a fantastic song for karaoke because it starts with a nice, easy beat and some fun lyrics. By the end of the song, it is high-energy, and the crowd is hyped up and going along with you. If you don’t have a few dance moves that you can dish out while you sing, then you might want to pass on this one.

36. “I Wanna Be Sedated” by the Ramones

Song Year: 1978

If you have an older crowd, you might want to cater to their tastes by adding some music from the ‘70s and ‘80s. “I Wanna Be Sedated” is a high-energy punk rock song that will win over the over 50 members of your crowd.

37. “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister

Song Year: 1984

This song by Twisted Sister was an anthem in the 80s for kids that didn’t fit in. They thought that society was trying to force them to look and act a certain way, and they used the lyrics of this song to fight back. Once you start playing that opening drum beat, you will see an attitude change in the older members of the crowd.

38. “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley

Song Year: 2005

This song has a beat that no one can sit through without dancing. It starts slow but elevates throughout, bringing tons of energy to your party. It is also a popular song that most of your crowd will be singing along with.

39. “867-5309” by Tommy Tutone

Song Year: 1981

If you want a song that everyone will sing along with, this is it. Everyone knows whose phone number this is. It is so famous that some cities will not distribute the digits to anyone for fear of a spike in prank calls. If you want the crowd to have some fun, try it.

40. “YMCA” by The Village People

Song Year: 1978

If you have a group of friends willing to perform together, this one gets everyone on their feet and moving with this classic by The Village People. Be sure your friends are going to try to sing along, though. Nothing is worse than watching someone on stage just waiting to perform the hand motions.

41. “Closing Time” by Semisonic

Song Year: 1998

If you are hosting a karaoke party and want the perfect song to end the night with, look no further. The lyrics of this song tell everyone what they need to know. They don’t have to go home, but they obviously can’t stay here. It is a classic ‘90s song that always gets a great response during karaoke.

Karaoke Songs For Men, Final Thoughts

Karaoke is a lot of fun, and most people are there to have a good time without worrying about how good everyone sounds. However, if you pick the right song, with the right tempo, that you have had experience with, you could create a performance that everyone will remember when the party is over.

You may even find yourself fielding requests at the next party if you pick one of these popular karaoke songs for men.

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