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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41 12
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The Black Eyed Peas

2
34 7
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3
46 16
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Baby Justin Bieber

4
39 11
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Foxy Brown, Sisqó

5
19 2
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acapellasrverycool added It's Everyday Bro Jake Paul, Team 10

6
41 14
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Macarena Los Del Río

7
28 11
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Limp Bizkit

8
33 16
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Hanson

9
25 10
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Trap Queen Fetty Wap

10
30 15
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Rockstar Nickelback

11
15 3
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acapellasrverycool added Friday Rebecca Black

12
23 11
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Bawitdaba Kid Rock

13
26 14
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14
21 10
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Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) Air Supply

15
19 10
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Little Girls Oingo Boingo

16
24 15
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Chandelier Sia

17
11 3
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acapellasrverycool added The Middle Zedd, Grey & Maren Morris

18
20 13
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Keith Staple added Chris de Burgh

19
25 18
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Sir Mix-a-Lot

20
31 24
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Led Zeppelin

21
27 21
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Keith Staple added Smash Mouth

22
28 24
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I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston

23
25 21
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24
17 13
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Phil Collins

25
21 18
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Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle