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The Worst Karaoke Songs in the History of Music

Updated November 15, 2019 3.4k votes 264 voters 11.5k 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.

  • Baby1
    102
    28

    Baby

  • It's Everyday Bro2
    71
    15

    It's Everyday Bro

  • Thong Song3

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  • Laffy Taffy4
  • Macarena5
    77
    34

    Macarena

  • MMMbop6
    63
    27

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  • My Humps7

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  • Friday8
    48
    19

    Friday

  • Bawitdaba9
    45
    16

    Bawitdaba

  • Trap Queen10
    45
    18

    Trap Queen

  • Nookie11
    47
    23
  • Rockstar12
    53
    32

    Rockstar

  • I Want Your Sex13

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  • Barbie Girl14

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  • I Will Always Love You15
    51
    37

    I Will Always Love You

  • Lady in Red16

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    #48 of 107 The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders#9 of 110 The Best Songs with Lady in the Title

  • With Arms Wide Open17
  • Little Girls18
    32
    18

    Little Girls

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  • The Middle19
    27
    14

    The Middle

  • Stairway to Heaven20
    51
    42

    Stairway to Heaven

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  • Paradise by the Dashboard Light21
  • I'll Make Love to You22
  • Baby Got Back23

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  • Chandelier24
    41
    34

    Chandelier

  • I wanna sex you up25