10 Summer Karaoke Hits of the Past 10 Years

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No summer’s complete without a big summer anthem! So before this year’s song of the summer is crowned, we’re taking you on a trip down memory lane with our selection of 10 Summer Karaoke Hits of the Past 10 Years!

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Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (2013)

Originally released October 2012, ‘Radioactive’ gained popularity through its use in commercials and trailers, becoming a sleeper hit and a summer anthem. Winning a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Performance’ in 2014, this track has become a defining hit of the 2010s, and is a karaoke song you can’t resist singing-along to. All together now – “Woah-oh, woah”. 

Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX – Fancy (2014)

“First things first, I’m the realest”. With incredibly quotable, catchy lyrics and a fun Clueless-inspired music video, ‘Fancy’ took the world by storm, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and scoring Iggy and Charli their first number-one on the chart. This karaoke track isn’t just Iggy’s signature song and the song of the summer in 2014, but a ubiquitous hit of the decade! 

OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) (2015)

Gather all your karaoke cheerleaders for this one! Jamaican singer OMI’s breakout hit, this reggae-pop tune may have originally been released in 2012, but it was Felix Jaehn’s 2014 remix that saw the track chart globally. 

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 Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance (2016)

The definition of good vibes, Drake ran summer ‘16 with this tropical jam from his fourth studio album Views. Sampling 2008 UK funky song ‘Do You Mind’, this is an infectious karaoke track that automatically has you dancing and singing-along!

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito (2017)

Even if you were living under a rock, you still would’ve heard this song! The most viewed music video on Youtube, this 2017 reggaeton Latin pop track was a worldwide hit, and is widely credited as being instrumental in popularising Spanish-language pop music to the mainstream market again. Whether you’re fluent in Spanish or not, this is a karaoke song that’ll have everyone singing along. 

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It (2018)

Having appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘Best Summer Songs of All Time’, we simply have to agree that ‘I Like It’ is a top-tier summer anthem! Having been blasted on every radio in summer 2018, this track really ran “this shit like cardio”, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and scoring Cardi B her second number one! Interpolating Pete Rodriguez’s 1967 boogaloo classic ‘I Like It Like That’, this Latin trap and hip hop song is infectiously energetic, and allows you to stunt and shine through your karaoke performance! 

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Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (2019)

It was a cultural reset! Lil Nas X charged onto the scene with this legendary genre-blending masterpiece, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we were gifted with the Billy Ray Cyrus remix! Riding at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-breaking 19 weeks, ‘Old Town Road’ ruled 2019. Even today, it still has us ready to slip on some cowboy boots, grab a mic and our karaoke partner! 

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR (2020) 

Spending seven non-consecutive weeks at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100, ‘ROCKSTAR’ emerged as a monumental summer 2020 hit, showcasing DaBaby and Roddy Rich’s star quality. Drawing parallels between the lives of hip-hop moguls and rock stars, ‘ROCKSTAR’ is an ode to the pair’s reckless lifestyles. With a catchy guitar-driven trap beat, this song makes for a dynamic karaoke duet. 

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BTS – Butter (2021) 

From its upbeat bass line to its uplifting, catchy lyrics, BTS’ ‘Butter’ is a summer anthem to the core! So much so, it was officially crowned Billboard’s ‘Song of the Summer’ in 2021. Literally “Hot like summer”, this is a fun, charismatic dance-pop karaoke song that’ll keep you grooving on a sizzling summer’s day! 

Harry Styles – As It Was (2022)

The lead single of Harry’s third studio album, Harry’s House, ‘As It Was’ took 2022 by storm, earning the Guinness World Records title for the most streamed track on Spotify within 24 hours by a male artist! From H&M changing rooms, to car radios, this song was everywhere, and soundtracked our summer in 2022. An energetic synth-pop anthem with bittersweet lyrics, this song is the perfect addition to any summer karaoke party.

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If you’re in the mood for some more summer bops, head over to our blog of the 15 Ultimate Karaoke Songs to Make a Splash at Your Pool Party!




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