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The Worst Karaoke Songs in the History of Music

Updated November 15, 2019 3.4k votes 273 voters 12.4k views72 items

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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.

  • 1
    104
    28

    Baby

  • 2
    71
    15

    It's Everyday Bro

  • 3

    More Thong Song 

    #106 of 167 The Best Songs with Song in the Title#58 of 61 The Best Songs About Clothes

  • 4
    80
    33

    Macarena

  • 5
  • 6
    61
    28

    More MMMbop 

    #142 of 142 The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders#17 of 20 The Best Happy Songs of All Time

  • 7

    More My Humps 

    #15 of 30 Songs That Make For Unbelievably Awesome Drinking Games#6 of 32 The Best Songs About Butts

  • 8
    45
    16

    Bawitdaba

  • 9
    48
    19

    Friday

  • 10

    More Barbie Girl 

    #41 of 101 The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders#136 of 246 The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders

  • 11
    45
    19

    Trap Queen

  • 12
    47
    22
  • 13
    53
    32

    Rockstar

  • 14

    More I Want Your Sex 

    #74 of 193 The Worst Freakin' Songs of the '80s, Ranked#17 of 20 The 20 Most Controversial Songs Ever

  • 15
    52
    38

    I Will Always Love You

  • 16

    More With Arms Wide Open 

    #5 of 25 The Best Christian Songs For Weddings#61 of 100 The Best Karaoke Songs For Men

  • 17
    33
    18

    Little Girls

    More 

    #138 of 157 The Best Songs with Girl in the Title#4 of 27 Every Song in Annie, Ranked by Singability

  • 18

    More Lady in Red 

    #44 of 107 The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders#10 of 110 The Best Songs with Lady in the Title

  • 19
  • 20
    27
    15

    The Middle

  • 21
  • 22

    More Baby Got Back 

    #175 of 357 The Best Rap Songs of All Time#137 of 161 The Best Songs to Sing at Karaoke

  • 23
    51
    43

    Stairway to Heaven

  • 24
  • 25

    More Bitch 

    #3 of 87 The Best Songs About Bitches#10 of 106 The Best Songs with Dog in the Title