Songs The Worst Karaoke Songs in the History of Music  

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Karaoke can be tons of fun, but bad karaoke songs are pure hell. One person's favorite tune can be cringe-worthy to the rest of the room. But not all of the worst karaoke songs are actually crappy songs. Some are great songs - or at least great for nostalgia - but they're nearly impossible to sing because of the range, the fast pace, particularly high notes, or vocal style. Another common karaoke fail comes from sentimental songs with super depressing lyrics. Go home and cry in your beer - don't drag the bar down with you. 

Other questionable karaoke songs are either awkward, inappropriate, or just annoying. And then there are the catchy ones everyone thinks they know by heart, but it turns out there's more to the lyrics than just the chorus. Certain songs are also ridiculously long, and no matter how good you are, no one wants to stare at you for seven minutes straight. Other people want their turn to sing, too!

Avoid the bad karaoke songs below like the plague, and instead build your setlist with this list of the best karaoke songs.

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Baby Justin Bieber

2
32 9
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The Black Eyed Peas

3
32 10
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Macarena Los Del Río

4
26 7
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5
28 11
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Foxy Brown, Sisqó

6
24 14
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Hanson

7
24 14
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Rockstar Nickelback

8
18 9
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Trap Queen Fetty Wap

9
19 10
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Limp Bizkit

10
20 13
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11
14 7
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Little Girls Oingo Boingo

12
17 11
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Bawitdaba Kid Rock

13
24 19
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Led Zeppelin

14
18 13
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Chandelier Sia

15
15 10
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Keith Staple added Chris de Burgh

16
14 9
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Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) Air Supply

17
23 19
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I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston

18
20 16
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19 15
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Keith Staple added Smash Mouth

20
20 17
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Sir Mix-a-Lot

21
5 1
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1525053266880 added It's Everyday Bro Jake Paul, Team 10

22
4 2
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1525053266880 added The Middle Zedd, Grey & Maren Morris

23
16 16
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Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

24
15 15
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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly

25
13 13
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Nena, Nena

26
3 2
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1525053266880 added Friday Rebecca Black

27
15 16
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16 19
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

29
17 21
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10 13
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Phil Collins

31
9 12
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The Wild Boys Duran Duran

32
13 18
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Jefferson Starship

33
10 15
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The Bad Touch Bloodhound Gang

34
9 14
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Elvis Presley

35
12 18
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The Wrong Way Sublime

36
10 16
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Inside Out Eve 6

37
15 23
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Don McLean

38
10 18
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Sheryl Crow

39
10 19
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Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton