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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43 15
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Baby Justin Bieber

2
39 12
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Macarena Los Del Río

3
32 7
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4
37 11
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The Black Eyed Peas

5
14 1
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acapellasrverycool added It's Everyday Bro Jake Paul, Team 10

6
36 11
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Foxy Brown, Sisqó

7
27 10
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Limp Bizkit

8
31 15
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Hanson

9
23 9
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Trap Queen Fetty Wap

10
28 15
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Rockstar Nickelback

11
25 13
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21 11
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Bawitdaba Kid Rock

13
23 13
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Chandelier Sia

14
11 2
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acapellasrverycool added Friday Rebecca Black

15
18 9
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Little Girls Oingo Boingo

16
18 10
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Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) Air Supply

17
9 2
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acapellasrverycool added The Middle Zedd, Grey & Maren Morris

18
19 12
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Keith Staple added Chris de Burgh

19
27 22
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I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston

20
23 18
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Sir Mix-a-Lot

21
28 24
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Led Zeppelin

22
24 20
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23
24 20
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Keith Staple added Smash Mouth

24
21 17
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Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

25
16 13
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Phil Collins