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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My Humps The Black Eyed Peas

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Baby Justin Bieber

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26 8
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Macarena Los Del Río

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25 9
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Thong Song Foxy Brown, Sisqó

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22 11
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Rockstar Nickelback

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Trap Queen Fetty Wap

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16 8
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Nookie Limp Bizkit

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Little Girls Oingo Boingo

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MMMbop Hanson

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15 8
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Bawitdaba Kid Rock

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18 14
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Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin

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15 11
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Keith Staple added All Star Smash Mouth

The Best Karaoke Performances in Television History

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Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) Air Supply

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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot

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13 12
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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly

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12 12
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Chandelier Sia

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I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston

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99 Luftballons Nena, Nena

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The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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9 11
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Sussudio Phil Collins

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8 10
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Keith Staple added Lady in Red Chris de Burgh

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12 15
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We Built This City Jefferson Starship

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8 11
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Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley

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7 10
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The Wild Boys Duran Duran

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8 12
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The Bad Touch Bloodhound Gang

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10 15
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9 14
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A Whole New World Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

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11 17
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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd

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10 16
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The Wrong Way Sublime

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8 14
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Inside Out Eve 6

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8 15
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Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton

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7 15
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All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow

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11 21
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American Pie Don McLean