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The Best '80s Karaoke Songs

Updated December 27, 2019 3.5k votes 573 voters 76k views47 items

Karaoke and '80s music is a match made in heaven, but what are the very best tracks you can choose when it's your turn to belt one out? From "Bohemian Rhapsody" to "Take on Me," let's rank the very best '80s karaoke songs that are sure to win the crowd over every time.

It may be a tad overdone, but "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey is basically a cheat card for getting the crowd pumped up. Another great '80s karaoke song is "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston, which has a chorus that everyone will be singing along with. Other great '80s songs for karaoke include "Take On Me" by a-Ha (if you're good at hitting those high notes) and "Africa" by Toto.

What constitutes a good karaoke song is pretty subjective, so if your favorite go-to '80s hit isn't already here, add it to the list!

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  • 1

    AlbumsThe Game

    ComposerJohn Deacon

    ProducerQueen, Reinhold Mack

    Length (seconds)3:35

  • 2

    AlbumsEscape

    ComposerSteve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain

    Length (seconds)4:8

  • 3
    Toto
    89
    38

    AlbumsToto IV, Original Album Classics

    ComposerJeff Porcaro, David Paich

    Length (seconds)4:50

  • 4
    72
    41

    AlbumsSlippery When Wet

    ComposerJon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child

    ProducerBruce Fairbairn

    Length (seconds)4:10

  • 5
    80
    53

    ComposerMorten Harket, Magne Furuholmen, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy

  • 6
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
    82
    57

    AlbumsI Love Rock 'n' Roll

    ComposerAlan Merrill, Jake Hooker

    ProducerKenny Laguna, Richie Cordell

    Length (seconds)2:55

  • 7

    AlbumsWhitney

    ComposerShannon Rubicam, George Merrill

    ProducerNarada Michael Walden

    Length (seconds)4:49

  • 8
    59
    51

    AlbumsHysteria

    ComposerJoe Elliott, Steve Clark, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Robert Lange

    Length (seconds)4:27

  • 9
    Michael Jackson
    50
    43

    AlbumsHIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1, Bad, Thriller

    ComposerMichael Jackson

    ProducerQuincy Jones, Michael Jackson

    Length (seconds)4:49

  • 10
    The B-52's
    53
    47

    AlbumsCosmic Thing

    ComposerThe B-52's, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson

    ProducerDon Was, Nile Rodgers

    Length (seconds)4:16

  • 11
  • 12

    AlbumsCrimes of Passion, In the Heat of the Night / Crimes of Passion

    ComposerPat Benatar, Eddie Schwartz

    ProducerKeith Olsen

    Length (seconds)2:51

  • 13
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    Jen Wohlford addedThe Bangles
    36
    31

    AlbumsEverything

    ComposerSusanna Hoffs, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly

    Length (seconds)3:50

  • 15
    43
    42

    AlbumsTropico

    ComposerHolly Knight, Mike Chapman

    ProducerNeil Giraldo, Pete Coleman

    Length (seconds)4:8

  • 16
  • 17
    Tommy Tuone
    37
    36
  • 18
    Jen Wohlford addedJourney
    34
    32

    AlbumsEscape

    ComposerSteve Perry, Jonathan Cain

    Length (seconds)3:19

  • 19
    Alannah Myles
    38
    38

    AlbumsAlannah Myles

    ComposerChristopher Ward, David Tyson

    Length (seconds)4:5

  • 20
    Robert Palmer
    30
    31

    AlbumsRiptide

    ComposerRobert Palmer

    ProducerBernard Edwards

    Length (seconds)6:3

  • 21
    George Michael
    36
    41

    AlbumsFaith

    ComposerGeorge Michael

    ProducerGeorge Michael

    Length (seconds)3:16

  • 22
    Jen Wohlford addedThe Bangles
    28
    30

    AlbumsDifferent Light

    ComposerLiam Sternberg

    ProducerDavid Kahne

    Length (seconds)2:0

  • 23
    27
    31

    AlbumsLike a Virgin

    ComposerBilly Steinberg, Tom Kelly

    ProducerNile Rodgers

    Length (seconds)3:38

  • 24
    George Michael, WHAM!
    33
    40

    AlbumsMake It Big

    ComposerGeorge Michael, Andrew Ridgeley

    ProducerGeorge Michael

    Length (seconds)4:49

  • 25
    Air Supply
    25
    29

    AlbumsLost in Love, The One That You Love

    ComposerClive Davis, Graham Russell

    ProducerClive Davis, Robie Porter

    Length (seconds)3:44

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