There’s only one thing more daunting than stepping up to mic at a karaoke bar:
Stepping up to the mic at a karaoke bar and singing completely the wrong song.
If you’re hitting the karaoke bar with the guys this weekend, it’s important to choose tracks that fit comfortably within the standard male vocal range and aren’t too complicated to sing.
In this article, our team of karaoke-bar-regulars-slash-writers have compiled a list of 55+ perect karaoke songs for men, along with a breakdown of why each track works well for a guy singing karaoke.
Let’s dive in!
1. I’ll Be (Edwin McCain)
This song is great for tenors who really want to belt out a song and show off their vocal control. It is a slow but not too slow love song that is still popular today.
2. Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Whether you’ve got a voice like Ed Sheeran or not, you are sure to make the crowd swoon with this romantic acoustic love song.
3. In the End (Linkin Park)
If you and your friends are looking for something to sing together, this classic Linkin Park song is great for a rocker duo or you can sing it solo.
4. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (Green Day)
This well-known song from the late 90s has a moving feel to it, thanks to the guitar, but the melody is still at a manageable tempo; if you want something you can easily sing by reading the words on the screen.
5. Do You Believe in Magic? (The Lovin’ Spoonful)
If you are looking for a fun, classic folk-rock song to get up and get moving to, this song is an excellent karaoke choice for one person or for a whole group.
6. Turn Down for What (DJ Snake)
Though it is lyrically minimalistic, the bass/trap beats will have everyone moving in their seats and ready to get up on their feet. Have fun singing karaoke with minimal effort or talent required.
7. All Star (Smash Mouth)
Most likely Smash Mouth’s most well-known song to fans and everyone else alike, the lyrics are plentiful, but you’re sure to have everyone joining in on the chorus.
8. All of Me (John Legend)
Who doesn’t love a sexy John Legend song? Maybe some don’t, but if you want a beautiful piano ballad to sing to your babe across the room, this is an excellent choice.
9. Kryptonite (3 Doors Down)
Kryptonite is the debut single for 3 Doors Down. The guitar solo, simple lyrics, and steady drumbeat make it a great modern rock karaoke song to rock out to.
10. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
As probably one of the most famous southern rock songs ever, even if you don’t know all of the words to the song, it’s still a fantastic song because the music is upbeat, but the melody is slow and repetitive enough to follow along.
11. Creep (Radiohead)
For the men out there with a seductive rocker voice, this is an excellent song choice that you can sing low and almost in a whisper until you get to the big belting part. Then you can let loose.
12. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Beach Boys)
For a classic karaoke song, check out this oldy but goody by The Beach Boys and leave everyone feeling like they are on a sandy beach in the 1960s.
13. Photograph (Nickelback)
If you’re were blessed with a raspy rocker voice, Photograph is an excellent karaoke song for you. Whether you can sing like Chad Kroeger or not, it’s still a fun song to sing.
14. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
If you are looking for a song that will take you to the islands of Hawaii, I’m Yours is a great choice with its reggae/Hawaiian vibe. You will be dreaming of the islands as you sing.
15. Hey, Soul Sister (Train)
If you can sing those higher tenor notes, Hey, Soul Sister may be the song you need to really shine next time you grab a karaoke mic.
16. Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love (Elvis Presley)
When you are ready to get in touch with your inner king of rock n roll, this slow and sweet Elvis love song is just what you need. Throw in a few hip shakes like the king himself, and you may get some swoons from the crowd too.
17. Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
This rock song from the 1980s is still well-known today and makes for a great karaoke song for men and women alike.
18. Let it Be (The Beatles)
For lovers of The Beatles and classic rock fans alike, Let it Be is a karaoke playlist must-have! The classic rock guitar and the simple lyrics make it fun and easy.
19. I Feel Good (James Brown)
When you are ready to embrace your inner James Brown, I Feel Good is a fun and easy rhythmic song that will have you rocking to the beat while you sing.
20. Don’t Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
The original version of this song by Bobby McFerrin was a cappella, but there are many different arrangements. All of which tend to hang on to the original reggae vibe, making it naturally a fun song to sing.
21. Stand by Me (Ben E. King)
If you prefer the rhythm and blues type songs, this classic by Ben E. King can still be heard in sports stadiums and karaoke bars alike.
22. The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
No karaoke list is complete without a few Michael Jackson songs. This is especially fun for anyone who wants to play around with those falsetto flips that Michael is so well known for.
23. See You Again (Wiz Kalifa ft. Charlie Puth)
If you are a singer and a rapper, this emotionally heavy song for all those we have lost is a great choice to show off both your skills.
24. Marvin Gaye (Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor)
Charlie Puth is a phenomenal songwriter, and this song is no exception. It is a fun song with simple lyrics inspired by music by Marvin Gaye.
25. Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)
If you are looking for an easy rap song, this slightly overdone but classic Vanilla Ice song is easy to sing and well-known.
26. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
You don’t have to be Freddie Mercury to be able to enjoy this classic karaoke song. You can easily show off your air guitar skills during instrumental breaks, which is really important when it comes to selling it to the crowd.
27. All or Nothing (O-Town)
All or Nothing is a slow song that is great for when karaoke night is starting to wind down, or you need to rest your voice a bit but want to keep singing. It doesn’t have any big belting parts.
28. You’re Beautiful (James Blunt)
Though some may consider this song overdone, it’s a standard song for any karaoke playlist. It is sweet and simple to sing. Overplayed or not, it is a must-have.
29. I Want it that Way (Backstreet Boys)
You cannot possibly sing karaoke without throwing this song into the mix, especially if you were born before 2000. This is a fantastic karaoke song for men, and the women in the crowd will likely join in as well.
30. Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Frank Sinatra was a heartthrob back in the day, and his music is still appreciated today. This classic, smooth jazz song is a fun way to add different flavors to your karaoke playlist.
31. Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Popular all on its own, this song has been repeatedly brought back into the limelight thanks to commercials, movies, and T.V. shows like Glee. It is a karaoke classic for anyone who loves the music of the 80s.
32. I Want You Back (The Jackson 5)
From the early days before Michael Jackson went solo, he still belted out songs like this one with his brothers. Whether you can hit the high notes or not, this is a fun song to sing and groove to.
33. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)
If you are looking for a fun duet, this Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell love song is upbeat, fun, and you will definitely have everyone joining in on the chorus.
34. Bye Bye Bye (N.S.Y.N.C.)
In terms of classic boy band songs that are a must-have for any karaoke playlist, this one is definitely in the top five. If you really want to get fancy, break out your boy band dance moves too.
35. Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
This is a fun oldy but goody for karaoke. Even if it isn’t one of the most popular songs for karaoke, it is still fun to sing and great to throw into the mix for some variety.
36. Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees)
If this song wasn’t the definition of cool back in the day, then it’s hard to say what was. The Bee Gees, with their falsetto vocals and cool vibes, blended with the lyrics of this song, make it hard not to look cool while singing this classic.
37. Y.M.C.A (Village People)
Is it really karaoke if the crowd doesn’t do the Y.M.C.A. dance at least once? A classic karaoke song that everyone can participate in, even if they don’t know all of the lyrics.
38. Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
This song that is based on real-life events is relatable for anyone who has ever been cheated on. Even if you are lucky enough to have never experienced it, you can experience the emotions involved as you sing this song.
49. You’re the One That I Want (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John)
If you are looking for a classic musical duet, this song from the movie “Grease” is a great option. It’s powerful, fun, and the lyrics are quite comical.
40. My Boo (Usher and Alicia Keys)
If you are feeling like some R;B vibes, this Usher song from the early 2000s has pretty repetitive lyrics, which makes it easy to sing, and millennials will love the nostalgia that comes with this song.
41. Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Whether you want to show off your amazing voice or you want to show are the love of your life in the crowd, this Bruno Mars song is great for any karaoke setting. It’s a sweet and beautiful love song.
42. Good Time (Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen)
This song was always on the radio, in cafes, and even in shopping malls when it was first released. Though it may feel overplayed for some, it’s still a fun and upbeat song that will liven up the room a bit.
43. Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)
Though this song features female vocals on the chorus, the raspy, bluesy vocals and vibes of this song make it a unique song for karaoke. If you are bored with the same old songs, add this one to your list for a change.
44. Despacito (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee)
If you are looking for a spicy Spanish song for your karaoke list, Despacito is certain to make things really hot, really quickly. However, it does help if you actually speak Spanish.
45. Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Though this song is probably more commonly heard at baseball games, it is a great song for men with lower voices.
46. Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-A-Lot)
This is certainly not a serious song, but it is absolutely hilarious and will make your karaoke night entertaining, to say the least. Not exactly family-friendly, but it is perfect for a late night at a karaoke bar.
47. This is How We Do It (Montell Jordan, Wino)
For 90s hip hop vibes, This is How We Do It is pretty much the definition. With repetitive backing vocals and upbeat lead vocals, it is fun for everyone.
48. Ms. Jackson (Outkast)
This turn of the century alternative hip hop vibe will bring back memories for many of surviving Y2K. For those who aren’t old enough to remember, they can still appreciate the simple hip-hop beats and fluid lyrics.
49. Hey Jude (The Beatles)
If you have been singing karaoke for any amount of time, you will be familiar with this classic Beatles song. It’s a fun, encouraging song about making things better by not giving in to the negativity around you.
50. Strip That Down (Liam Payne and Quavo)
Strip That Down is a fun, upbeat song that is great for karaoke, especially if you want everyone to get up and get moving. The music itself is a pretty simple and snappy beat with a smooth flow in the vocals.
51. Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus)
If cheesy country songs are your jam, Achy Breaky Heart checks all the boxes for being cheesy and country. It’s a pretty easy song to sing, minus a few adlibbed high notes here and there.
52. Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
A lovely piano ballad for low to mid-range vocals paired with encouraging lyrics makes for an excellent song to sing with a group of friends or strangers. You might even make some new friends in the process.
53. Stay with Me (Sam Smith)
For men with higher vocals that can still get out some pretty low notes, Sam Smith is an excellent artist to pick songs from. The falsetto flips in this song make it ideal for showing off the next time you sing karaoke.
54. What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
If you are looking for a fun pop song to add to your karaoke repertoire, this is a good option. It is well-known, fun, and something that people can move their bodies to while you sing.
55. Titanium (David Guetta and Sia)
Titanium is a power anthem for sure, and though Sia is one of the main vocals in the song, it can easily be a duet or for a man with a deep voice or a good falsetto.
56. Counting Stars (OneRepublic)
This song moves thanks to the steady eighth notes and moving vocals. This song is great for vocals at any range as it jumps into falsetto, but it can easily be sung in a lower register too.
57. Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)
Ed Sheeran has a way with words, and when mixed with a simple beat that drives a song, it is a perfect mix for an excellent pop song to listen to and dance to. The repetitive lyrics and an easy range make it great for karaoke too.
We hope this list has given you more than a few choices for your next karaoke night with the guys! If you enjoyed this article and are looking for more song suggestions, why not check out our list of pop songs for baritones next?