10 Karaoke Classics Turning 20 in 2024

18.01.2024
By superadmin

2004… The year we were snug in our Uggs, rocking out on our iPod Minis, and the Motorola Razr was the epitome of cool. We were also listening to some of the hottest 00s hits on repeat! Join us as we take a look back, with our list of 10 Karaoke Classics Turning 20 in 2024!

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Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten

If there’s ever a karaoke song that’s guaranteed to get you singing-along and dancing carefree, it’s Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’! From her debut studio album of the same name, this uplifting, catchy track scored Beddingfield her first top-ten hit in the US, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! 

Keane – Somewhere Only We Know 

And if you have a minute, why don’t you sing along to this karaoke favourite! A trademark track from English alternative rock band, Keane, this is an anthemic traditional piano rock song that’s bound to have you feeling sentimental. It’s just as stirring today as it was two decades ago! 

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Usher ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris  – Yeah! 

“Peace up, A-Town down”! Topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 consecutive weeks, this certified crunk&B club classic was the longest-running number one single in 2004 – and we’re not surprised why! With its infectious synth hook and chorus, this is an iconic karaoke bop that’s guaranteed to have you belting, whether you’re up in the club with your homies or in your living room! Apologies in advance, as we will be going feral during Usher’s Super Bowl performance!

Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams 

This Grammy-winning power ballad may have been released 20 years ago, but it still remains one of Green Day’s signature songs! From their punk rock opera concept album, American Idiot, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ follows the album’s main character, Jesus of Suburbia, and them feeling alone in the city. With sombre and bleak lyrics, this is THE karaoke choice for relieving your pop punk angst era! So bust out your black eyeliner and get singing! 

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JoJo – Leave (Get Out) 

Appearing on her self-titled debut album, this Y2K chart-topping hit saw JoJo become the youngest female solo artist to have a number one single in the US, at just age 13, when it topped Billboard’s Pop Songs chart! A breakup anthem for those who have been wronged in relationships, this karaoke song and its poignant lyrics allow you to put in all your feels as you sing.

Mario – Let Me Love You 

Could there be a more perfect serenading song? Showcasing vocals as smooth as his dance moves, Mario’s romantic ubiquitous classic ‘Let Me Love You’ is the pinnacle of 00s R&B! From its ad-libs to its legendary bridge, this karaoke song is a certified banger – so much so that co-writer Ne-Yo regrets not keeping it for himself!

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Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone  

Rising to fame after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, Kelly Clarkson reinvented her image through the release of her iconic second studio album, Breakaway. With hits such as fan favourite ‘Breakaway’ and her big emotional ballad ‘Because of You’, this album boasts so many bangers, but it’s ‘Since U Been Gone’ that lands a spot on our karaoke listicle! An uplifting power pop power ballad, this is a nostalgic breakup anthem that’s an unrivalled confidence booster. So, get the squad together and channel the audition scene from Pitch Perfect

Akon – Lonely

Featuring an Alvin and the Chipmunkesque high-pitched sample of Bobby Vinton’s 1964 song, ‘Mr. Lonely’, this worldwide 00s hit appeared on Senegalese-American singer-songwriter Akon’s debut album, Trouble. The ultimate brooding anthem, this introspective melancholic hip-hop and R&B track is the perfect karaoke number to sing with your mates or all alone.  

 

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Hoobastank – The Reason 

“I’m not a perfect person” – you can’t tell us you’re not already singing-along to this early aughts classic! An emotional pop-rock ballad with heartfelt lyrics about regret from a failed relationship and vowing to grow, Hoobastank struck gold with ‘The Reason’. Peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, this karaoke track remains the band’s most commercially successful hit! 

Anastacia – Left Outside Alone 

Y2K sunnies to the ready for this next karaoke track! Showcasing her powerful vocals, ‘Left Outside Alone’ details Anastacia’s strained relationship with her estranged father. With its mesmerising melody and personal, impactful lyrics, this is a seriously underrated classic we still can’t get out of our heads all these years later!

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In the mood for some more Y2K bops? Look no further than our selection of The Top 40 Best 00s Karaoke Songs!

 

 

 

 

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