As we pack away all the tinsel and sweep up any remaining New Years Eve glitter, there’s no denying that January feels like a bleak month defined by post-Christmas blues, short dark days and cold weather. As tempting as it may be to curl up into bed and wallow away in the winter blues, fear not, as we’ve got just the solution for you! This selection of the 20 Best Karaoke Songs to Shake the January Blues is sure to put the pep back in your step, and have you feeling energised!
Katrina and The Waves – Walking on Sunshine
This 80s pop hit is Katrina and The Waves most successful song, and we can see why! This song is the definition of positive vibes – It’s fun, upbeat, optimistic, and exactly what we think walking on actual sunshine would feel like!
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Don’t stop us now, we’re just getting started with our list of the 20 Best Karaoke Songs to Shake the January Blues! It would be impossible not to include this iconic song from the legendary rock band Queen. This energetic, upbeat song is all about having a good time and has us all feeling unstoppable!
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Any day is instantly a lovely day when this song is playing! A soulful, timeless classic, Withers charms us with his smooth vocals, and notably showcases his vocal talents through an impressive 18 second long sustained note towards the end of the song! Regardless of whether or not you can hold this note for as long as Withers, karaoking this song is guaranteed to have you feeling laid-back and joyful.
Lizzo ft. Ariana Grande – Good As Hell (Remix)
Get ready to grab your mic and your bestie for this one! Coming together to form a dynamic duo, Lizzo and Ariana have us feeling good as hell with this banger! A self-love anthem, this song is inspirational, motivational and instantly gives us the confidence that makes us feel like the baddest b in the room!
ABBA – Dancing Queen
It would be criminal for any karaoke party to not have a bit of ABBA! ‘Dancing Queen’ is a song that instantly has everyone running to the dancefloor to dance, jive, and have the time of their life! You can’t help but move and sing-along to this groovy classic!
CORINNE BAILEY RAE – PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
Paying homage to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ ‘Three Little Birds’ in its opening verse, this song brings super laid-back, carefree and cheery vibes to any karaoke sesh!
Irene Cara – Flashdance… What A Feeling
The perfect motivational anthem? An 80s award-winning hit about a dancer dreaming big. Irene Cara’s ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’ from the 1983 film Flashdance makes you want to grab some leg warmers, get down and sing-along. With inspirational lyrics, such as ‘Take your passion and make it happen’, this song is energising and uplifting.
Mark Ronson ft. Amy Whinehouse – Valerie
Based around the beat from The Jam’s ‘Town Called Malice’, Ronson and Winehouse’s iconic ‘Valerie’ provides an upbeat, jazzy twist on the original version of the song by The Zutons. We can’t help but shimmy and belt along to this lively tune!
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ always has us on a high! This euphoric pop song is perfect for recreating that blissful summer feelin’, which of course we’re eager to do this time of year!
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Woooooah, we’re halfway… through our list of the 20 Best Karaoke Songs to Shake the January Blues! Regarded as the band’s signature song, this powerful 80s rock song is a motivational anthem that simply MUST be sung from the top of your lungs (accompanying air guitar optional).
Gloria Gayner – I Will Survive
Conveying the message of personal strength and empowerment, Gaynor’s iconic and inspiring 70s disco song is a show-stopping karaoke favourite.
Miley Cyrus – Party In The USA
As January 2023 sees us jamming out to Miley’s new release ‘Flowers’, we still can’t seem to get over this iconic pop tune from her earliest music era – with it re-entering the charts and even being performed at Miley’s New Years Eve Party on NBC. Its catchy ‘singalonability’ makes this timeless classic a joyful karaoke party favourite.
Natasha Beddingfield – Unwritten
This 2004 upbeat smash hit just oozes optimism – from its choral vocals during the refrain (perfect for a group karaoke), to its hopeful and catchy lyrics. This song is all about living life to the fullest and is sure to get you out of any rut.
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
One of the more chill karaoke songs on our list, The Beatles ‘Here Come The Sun’ is a mellow yet uplifting tune that reminds us that there are better days, sunshine and happiness ahead, and that everything’s alright.
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
*Cue motivational training montage sequence*. Featured as the theme for the film Rocky III, this iconic rock song is a champion anthem that pumps you up to succeed. From your gym playlist, to a karaoke sesh with your mates, there’s just something so invigorating about this song that gives us the energy to tackle whatever the day has in store.
Earth, Wing Fire – September
It may be January, but why not pretend that it’s the 21st night of September? This funky Disco classic is a certified mood booster that’s sure to put a smile on your face!
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Probably one of the most literal Best Karaoke Songs to Shake the January Blues, Tay Tay’s infectiously catchy modern pop hit teaches us to not sweat the small stuff, and to just shake off any negativity!
Katy Perry – Roar
Using symbolism of a tiger to show her strength and ferocity, Katy has us roaring along to this ultimate self-empowerment anthem, and has us feeling invincible.
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
Toploader’s cover of ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ is a contagiously joyful song, that’s simple, fun and feel-good, so much so that it was the UK’s Official Most-Streamed Song released in 2000! Even 23 years later, it still has us vibing, and is a cheerful classic that gets the whole squad singing.
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
When you’re feeling down in the dumps, it’s important to appreciate the little things in life and remind yourself of how wonderful the world is. This relaxed and hopeful ballad is guaranteed to lift your spirits, and it therefore has to join our list of the 20 Best Karaoke Songs to Shake the January Blues.
Still feeling nostalgic of last year? Or in denial that we’re in 2023? Why not check out our round up of our 20 Biggest Karaoke Songs of 2022