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As we’re sure you’ll agree: singing karaoke solo can be super daunting.
(And, let’s face it, it’s nowhere near as enjoyable as it is with a buddy or a significant other).
However, if you’re gearing up to hit the karaoke bar with a partner-in-crime, it can be tough to find that perfect song to belt out together.
In this article, our expert team of musos-slash-writers-slash-karaoke-bar-regulars have compiled a one-stop-shop style list of karaoke duets.
We’ve gone for the most karaoke-friendly songs possible, breaking them down into duets for males, females and a combination of both!
Feel free to scan through this list and choose a song or two that both of you can vibe with:
Male & Female Karaoke Duets (Karaoke Duets For Couples)
Looking to take the stage as a male & female duo? Here’s 30 tracks that’ll work well:
The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
A classic duet song from the 80’s written by Franke Previte and composed by John DeNicola and Don Markowitz. It became a big hit because it was the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John & Kiki Dee)
From the 70’s, this song was John’s third stand-alone single. It won the singer two awards in 1977. There are 19 official versions of the song, so pick the one you and your partner like most to sing to!
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
This well-known Motown song was released in 1967. The original was a huge hit, peaking at 19 on the Billboard pop charts. However, it became a bigger hit when former Supremes member Diana Ross recorded her version.
Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk & Nate Ruess)
A heart-wrenching pop song by P!nk. The singer asked Nate Ruess from the band Fun to sing with her because she thought the song was more of a conversation than a solo piece.
Dilemma (Nelly & Kelly Rowland)
A classic 00’s song about two people who want to be together despite already being in a relationship. This R;B song was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was also number one in the UK, Australia, and several other European countries.
Start of Something New (Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens)
Every middle schooler, high schooler, and adult sang this duet from the Disney musical High School Musical. This is a sweet song for new lovers to duet to.
Rewrite the Stars (Zac Efron & Zendaya)
From the musical movie The Greatest Showman, this is a good duet song for couples. Zac Efron’s part can be pretty high for most guys, but karaoke is all about showing what you’ve got!
Señorita (Shawn Mendes & Camilo Cabello)
Released in 2019, this Latin pop song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Charli XCX, Ali Tramposi, Jack Patterson, and Andrew Watt originally conceived in a studio session.
Promiscuous (Nelly Furtado & Timbaland)
This is a flirtatious upbeat song released in 2006. The song was Canadian singer Nelly Furtado’s first number-one single in the US, making it the first number one by a female Canadian artist of the 00’s.
Barbie Girl (Aqua)
Inspired by Barbie and Ken dolls, it’s a perfect comedic duet by the Danish-Norwegian group released in 1997. This song is easy to sing, and the funny lyrics are perfect for first-time karaoke goers.
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
From the Disney animated movie Aladdin, this classic duet is the most well-known from the film. Initially recorded by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga, this song won an academy award for Best Original Song.
Love Is An Open Door (Kristen Bell & Santino Fontana)
Another popular song from Disney, specifically the animated film Frozen. The writers intended for this song to represent the perfect first date. In fact, it was inspired by the date shown in The Karate Kid movie.
Scream & Shout (Will.i.am. & Britney Spears)
With lyrics about having a good night out, this is a perfect upbeat dance song for a group karaoke session. The auto-tune on vocals makes it hard to mimic but still fun to sing to with a partner!
Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
A strong ballad with great harmony and acoustics, this country rock-pop song was the main song from the musical drama A Star Is Born. The powerful vocals by Gaga are great for showcasing your skills.
Stan (Eminem & Dido)
Released in 2000, this song is known as one of Eminem’s signature songs. In fact, with the song’s release, the term ‘Stan’ has been included in the dictionary and refers to an obsessed, overzealous fan.
Crazy In Love (Beyoncé & Jay-Z)
Sung by a real-life couple, this track mixes different influences such as retro funk, R;B, dance-pop, rap. It makes it a tremendous upbeat karaoke number to sing with.
You’re The One That I Want (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John)
An upbeat duet from the well-known musical Grease. This song was written explicitly for Olivia Newton-John’s appearance in the 1978 movie version of this musical. Despite being a hit, the film’s director felt that it did not compliment the songs of the original musical.
Anything Goes (Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett)
A great remake of the original 1934 song by Cole Porter from his musical of the same name. This jazz song is timeless and has been remade by many different artists. It’s a perfect song to showcase your natural voice.
Beauty And A Beat (Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj)
This EDM/electro-pop song is excellent for couples who prefer boy vocals and a girl rapper. Initially written by Anton Zaslavski, the song was rewritten for Bieber instead.
Love The Way You Lie (Eminem & Rihanna)
It’s a not so heart-warming duet to sing for guys who like to rap to Eminem and girls with great vocals like Rihanna. This mid-tempo hip-hop pop song was released in 2010 to favorable reviews.
Endless Love (Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross)
Another Motown song from the 80s, this song has been covered by Mariah Carey and Shania Twain. A perfect duet for couples who want to declare their endless love.
Finesse (Bruno Mars & Cardi B)
This cheery song features male vocals and a female rapper. Musically, this song is a mix of new jack swing, hip-hop soul, and funk with a bit of R;B.
Price Tag (Jessie J & B.o.B)
This is an upbeat, motivational song with a reggae bounce and powerful vocals from Jessie J. An excellent choice for couples who don’t want to sing a love-related song.
Something There (Beauty and the Beast)
Despite being a last-minute addition to the film, this is another classic duet from Disney. The simple love song replaced a more elaborate and ambitious track that was cut from the movie. Also, this is the only song in the 1991 animated movie that has beast singing.
Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor & John Legend)
This is a sweet soul song that expresses the message to appreciate the time spent with loved ones. There are minimal harmonies to showcase both singer’s incredible vocals. Perfect for couples who both have great singing voices.
Say Something (A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera)
Originally released in 2011 as a solo and in 2013 as a duet, this song gained traction for being featured on the TV series So You Think You Can Dance. This led to Christina Aguilera hearing the track and recording a second duet version.
ET (Katy Perry & Kanye West)
This electronic and hip-hop track was initially intended for another group called Three 6 Mafia. However, after hearing it, Perry went with this track, releasing a solo version in 2010 and later a version featuring Kanye West in 2011.
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (ZAYN & Taylor Swift)
From the soundtrack of Fifty Shades Darker, this electro-R;B ballad has an exchange of romantic overtures. The song features a more comprehensive vocal range for males with Zayn’s falsetto at times and a narrower scope for females.
Good Time (Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen)
Released in 2012, this is a fun dance-pop tune to sing in front of friends. The writer crafted this song with the thought that anybody from any walk of life can sing it.
Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé)
After its release in 2017, this became the song to be played at every wedding. Now with this new Beyonncé remix, it can be the chosen track for a duet karaoke song.
Female Karaoke Duets
Next up, here’s our top picks for all-female duets:
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
A classic ABBA song from the 70s and a Europop disco hit. Written to be a dance song, its popularity was revived when it was featured in the film Mamma Mia!
Lady Marmalade (Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & P!nk)
Originally performed by the group Labelle, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa, and P!nk recorded a cover for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack in 2001. It’s famous for the french chorus “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir”, which translates to “Do you want to sleep with me?”.
When You Believe (Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey)
This song was originally featured as the main soundtrack for Dreamwork’s film The Prince Of Egypt. The writer and producer recorded a mixed gospel, soul, and R;B version with Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey’s for the ending credits.
Wannabe (Spice Girls)
The Spice Girls’ formation was the response to boy bands, releasing this catchy beat about “Girl Power.” Also, it was a massive hit in the 90’s and a great friendship song for girls to karaoke to.
Rain On Me (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande)
With two powerful vocals, this song is a collaboration of two women. Gaga said the song is “a conversation about how to keep going and how to be grateful for what you do.”
For The First Time In Forever (Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel)
From Disney’s Frozen, this is an excellent song for sisters to sing to. Princess Anna sings most of the track, but the second part has wonderful harmony, especially the reprise.
Like A Virgin (Madonna)
Madonna’s first number one hit in the US, this racy track is excellent for those who sing falsetto. If you want it to be funny, consider singing with Weird Al’s parody lyrics “Like a Surgeon.”
Savage (Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé)
Becoming famous through a Tik Tok challenge, this song was remixed a month after its release with added vocals from Beyoncé and extra rap verses. It’s an empowering song for girls to duet, with great vocals and rap verses.
Girl In A Country Song (Maddie & Tae)
This is a catchy country song that pokes fun at some contemporary bro-country tunes. It reached number one on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, making it one of the fewest country songs by a female duo on the chart.
1, 2 Step (Ciara & Missy Elliot)
This is a great dance song for those who like to show off their moves while singing. Musically, it’s a Crunk & Blues track, with strong influence from 1980s electro dance music.
Beautiful Liar (Beyoncé & Shakira)
This song features women supporting women by deciding to ignore a guy lying to both of them. This song melds Beyoncé’s contemporary hip hop and R&B styles with Shakira’s Latin and Arabic styles.
Build A Bitch (Bella Poarch)
This is social media star Bella Poarch’s 2021 debut song, making it into the Billboard’s Hot 100. It’s a pop song about accepting yourself instead of being influenced by other people’s ideas.
For Good (Wicked)
From the 2003 musical Wicked, the original cast recording is sung by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. A sad song about saying goodbye to a friend “for good.”
Telephone (Lady Gaga & Beyoncé)
This is a great upbeat party song to karaoke for friends on a girls’ night out. In this song, Beyonncé returns the favor for when Gaga appeared in her girl group’s song “Video Phone.”
Fancy (Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX)
Both Iggy Azalea’s and Charli XCX’s first number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Released in 2014, this is a bouncy hip-pop song that has both good vocals and rap verses.
Walk Like An Egyptian (The Bangles)
This song released in 1987 shot The Bangles into notoriety. Although the group is known for this pop-rock song, they did not write the song themselves. In fact, it’s very different from their own compositions.
Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It] (Beyoncé)
Known for its iconic dance and music video, this upbeat song is excellent for a girl’s karaoke. It has won a few Grammy awards, including the Song of the Year award.
Rich Girl (Gwen Stefani & Eve)
Initially performed by Louchie Lou and Michie One in 1993, Stefani changed this pop song and released it in 2004. This 2004 song is a remake of the musical Fiddler On The Roof’s “If I Were A Rich Man.”
No Scrubs (TLC)
This is TLC’s most iconic song, with Chilli singing lead by herself for the first time. The term “scrub,” which is clearly defined in the song’s first lines, became an elegant, compact word for describing no-good men.
Black Widow (Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora)
Co-written by Katy Perry, this song has similar vibes to “Dark Horse.” Rita Ora took over Perry’s vocals, who was supposed to sing on the track, but she couldn’t fit it into her schedule.
These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra)
A sassy song by Frank Sinatra’s daughter from the 60’s. Lee Hazlewood wrote the song and originally planned to sing it himself, but Nancy Sinatra talked him out of it.
Side to Side (Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
Ariana Grande always pushes the vocals out front with her songs, and this one is no exception. It’s a racy song with good rap verses from Nicki Minaj. Make sure to also add the handclaps and finger snaps into your karaoke performance.
Me Against The Music (Britney Spears & Madonna)
This dance-pop, hip-hop song features two legendary pop stars. Originally, the song was meant to be sung by Spears herself, but after the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna was added, and the song was released that same year.
When I Grow Up (The Pussycat Dolls)
This is an electro-pop R;B song from 2008 that talks about a kid’s aspiration. Originally written with Spears in mind, the song caught on and was highly praised by contemporary music critics.
Can’t Remember To Forget You (Shakira & Rihanna)
The track features an uptempo track with ska elements as both singers share a common ground of being the Caribbean. It’s about trying to forget a guy who’s not good for you.
Mamma Mia (ABBA)
This song inspired the title for the jukebox musical Mamma Mia!, which uses ABBA’s songs. There’s a lyrical dissonance in the song, which has sad lyrics about heartbreak played to a catchy upbeat tune.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
This 80’s song was Cyndi Lauper’s first single as a solo artist. It’s been featured in many movies and TV series. It’s a perfect karaoke song for girls who just want to have fun.
Independent Women Part I (Destiny’s Child)
One of the biggest hits of 2000, this song was featured in Charlie’s Angels, with the three actresses mentioned in the lyrics. It’s a perfect dance-pop R;B song for karaoke.
We Got the Beat (The Go-Go’s)
This is a new wave song that became the all-girl group rock band’s biggest hit. The Go-Go’s guitarist wrote this 80’s track with inspiration from some Motown beats.
Problem (Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea)
A great dance song with great rap verses and Grande’s vocals. It also features Rapper Big Sean’s whisper vocals in the chorus.
Male Karaoke Duets
Last up, here’s 30 karaoke duets that work well for male duos:
Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
Everyone’s been rickrolled at one point. Despite how annoying, rickrolling became a meme sensation for a reason. This is a classic karaoke song that can be sung with two.
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
Queen songs are an excellent go-to for karaoke. This 1981 song features the legendary David Bowie. The two singers decided to record their improvised vocals separately during recording, but David Bowie didn’t follow and secretly listened in on Freddie Mercury’s parts.
The Other Side (Hugh Jackman & Zac Efron)
From the musical The Greatest Showman, this 2017 song has an easy vocal range with a good back and forth between the singers. It’s also a good song that’s not about love or partying.
Dancing In The Street (David Bowie & Mick Jagger)
Originally written by Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter, the two legendary rock singers recorded their own version in 1985. It became one of Motown’s signature songs from 1964.
Guys And Dolls (Guys and Dolls)
This song is from the musical of the same title, which premiered on Broadway in 1950. It’s about a guy who’s in love with a girl that he sacrifices too much for her.
Talk Dirty (Jasun Derulo & 2 Chainz)
This hip-hop song with rapper 2 Chainz is Derulo’s first single to contain a feature. It’s a racy dance song originally written for Missy Elliot but later changed and recorded by Derulo.
Easy Lover (Philip Bailey & Phil Collins)
Released in 1984, this song features Philip Bailey, a vocalist from Earth, Wind ; Fire. It’s an easy karaoke song about captivating a woman who cannot be “tamed.”
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
This is a classic rock song from the 80’s. Although it’s not Journey’s most popular chart hit, it’s probably their most famous song, mainly because of its resurgence in the ’00s.
Good Times (INXS & Jimmy Barnes)
A remake of a 60s Aussie classic, the two Aussie rock stars recorded this song in 1987. Barnes and Michael Hutchence really belt this tune, showcasing their powerhouse singing.
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
A great hit from Bon Jovi about two kids, Tommy and Gina, working through hardships to make it on their own. It’s an easy rock song to karaoke to.
In The End (Linkin Park)
Linkin Park’s most well-known song with lyrics based on the childhood struggles lead singer Chester Bennington went through. It has an easy rap and vocals to sing along to.
Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash)
Bob Dylan remade this song as a duet with Cash six years after he originally wrote it. It is a simple tune, sung with the two voices in perfect harmony. An excellent choice for karaoke.
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
This rock song is played in almost every karaoke session. It’s a fun song for a duet with many different interesting vocals. It’s often referred to in popular culture.
Latch (Disclosure & Sam Smith)
This is a dance-pop track with great beats and Sam Smith’s falsetto. It’s an excellent song for pairs with different voice ranges. Also, it’s the song that got Sam Smith a label deal.
All Star (Smash Mouth)
This song from 1999 has been used in various media, most notably Mystery Men and Shrek. It’s an easy, upbeat song to sing along to and great for group karaoke.
Part-Time Lover (Stevie Wonder)
Released in 1985, this song was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. A mix of Pop, R;B, soul, and synthpop, this is a great tune to sing in karaoke.
Ebony And Ivory (Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder)
Released in 1982, this duet is about racial harmony, using piano keys as a metaphor. Although it’s been criticized, it’s a simple feel-good song for karaoke.
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore and performed by Anita Carter, Cash popularized it in 1963. This track is about June’s relationship with Johnny Cash. This is a good choice for guys with a lower vocal range.
Fireball (Pitbull & John Ryan)
This samba Eurodance tune has a feel-good carnival style that’s perfect for dancing to. The beat is familiar due to its usage in popular culture.
Dance Dance (Fall Out Boy)
Inspired by David Bowie’s “Modern Love,” this is a fast-paced pop-punk song with a strong, rhythmic bass line. It’s fun to sing to and has been used in many video games like Rock Band.
Welcome To The Jungle (Guns N’ Roses)
Released in 1987, this song is about the dark underside of Los Angeles. It’s a glam metal and hard rock tune that showcases good vocals.
I’m A Believer (Smash Mouth)
Originally performed by The Monkees in 1966, Smash Mouth covered this song for the movie Shrek, putting it on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s an easy-to-sing-to tune about being in love.
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Usher & Pitbull)
This is a dance-pop track with club vibes featuring a rap verse from Pitbull. With good vocals from Usher, it’s a catchy song. It’s a good pick for harmonizing due to Usher’s overlapping vocals.
I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys)
An iconic boy band song with confusing lyrics. Performed in 1999, this catchy pop tune became the band’s signature song and is always a fun choice for karaoke.
All The Small Things (Blink-182)
Listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Pop Songs”, this is an easy karaoke song with simple lyrics that’s perfect for singing with a friend.
Bye Bye Bye (NSYNC)
Another iconic song from the boy band era, this pop song, talks about a guy who is done with his relationship and ready to leave. It also has some dance moves to accompany it while you sing.
I Just Had Sex (Lonely Planet & Akon)
This is a comedic song with good vocals by Akon and funny spoken verses. This song that extolls the joys of sex can be fun to sing with close friends.
You Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story)
Renowned as the theme song for the Pixar movie Toy Story, this heart-warming tune by Randy Newman is great for friends to sing to, especially the duet version by Newman and Lyle Lovett.
We Will Rock You (Queen)
An iconic Queen’s song was released in 1977 that features spoken verses. It’s a great rock choice for karaoke because the audience can clap and stomp along in rhythm.
We hope this list has spoiled you for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect karaoke duet! If you enjoyed this article, why not check out our recommendations of karaoke songs for low female voices next?