New Year’s Eve can mean only one thing… KARAOKE! To make sure your party goes off without a hitch, we’ve compiled our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time. There’s something for everyone in here, so get ready to sing after the jump.
Okurrr! We’re getting our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs started with the one and only Ms Cardi B, with her 2021 power anthem ‘Up’.
2021 was a great year for music. One of the highlights was the deluxe version of Dua Lipa’s modern day pop opus, Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition). ‘We’re Good’, taken from the album is number two on our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list. Check out the video, which is filmed from the perspective of a lobster on the Titanic. We kid you not.
From the departure and subsequent spat with bandmate Jesy Nelson, to the girls producing not one but THREE mini-mixes, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year for Little Mix. Luckily for us, that hasn’t stopped the hits from rolling through. The ‘Confetti’ Saweetie remix is just one of those hits.
Coming in hot at number 4 on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list is Mike Posner with ‘Please Don’t Go’. We’re going back to 2010 for this one, to a simpler time when Mike was releasing his debut album ’31 Minutes To Takeoff’
2021 was undeniably the year that Olivia Rodrigo took her place on the pop throne. So why not toast her by ringing out the year singing ‘Even When/The Best Part’, her duet with Joshua Bassett.
You’ve got to hand it to Lil Nas X. No other artist has burst onto the scene with such style and aplomb in recent years. That’s why he earns a place at number 6 on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs.
OK, we confess, we are massive Dua Lipa stans at Sing King. That’s why she gets a second look in on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list. Because you can never have enough Dua.
Karaoke songs don’t come much more joyful than this, ‘Lovely Day’ from the late, great Bill Withers who sadly passed away last year.
No NYE karaoke party is complete without a bit of Village People. Their iconic track ‘YMCA’ is the feelgood anthem you need at every occasion. Arm gestures are mandatory.
We’re keeping it vintage for our next best New Year’s Eve karaoke song, with ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ by Toploader. Released in 1999, this was in fact a cover of the 1969 song by musician Sherman Kelly.
Harry Styles is our golden boy, that’s for sure. He comes in at number 11 on our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time.
Avicii was a true groundbreaker of his time, combining country music with folk and EDM for his monster hit ‘Wake Me Up’.
We’re saying thank you to Anne-Marie, and Anne-Marie only for her song BIRTHDAY. It was high time someone created an updated version of Happy Birthday, and now we have the perfect song to belt out on our special day.
You know when you have a timeless classic on your hands because it never feels old. Enter ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly-Rae Jepson. Released in 2012 – yes that’s now TEN years ago! – this song still feels as fresh as the day it was released.
Next up in our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time is Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff’s ultimate jam, ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’. Before Will Smith was a mega movie star, he starred in The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air on TV. We guarantee that 90s kids won’t even need to look at the screen for the lyrics to this one.
No NYE karaoke party would be complete without a little Stevie Wonder. And coming in hot at number 16 on our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time is one of his greatest hits, ‘Superstition’.
From one OG to the next, number 17 goes to the utterly fabulous Dolly Parton with her timeless classic 9 to 5.
Ariana + Miley + Lana = truly a power trio. Taken from the 2019 hit reboot for Charlie’s Angels, the three songstresses teamed up for ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’, number 18 on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time.
Because NYE isn’t always fun and games, we’ve gotta add in a downtempo heartfelt R&B number. Enter Sam Smith, with their heartbreak track ‘How Do You Sleep?’ For interpretative dance move inspo, just check out the official video for the track which sees Sam dancing around.
We’re halfway through our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time, and what better way to celebrate than with Toto’s monster hit ‘Africa’. Altogether now, ‘I bless the rains down in Aaaaaaaaaafricaaaaaa’
Coming in at number 21 is uber hunk Lauv with his bop ‘I Like Me Better’
Ed was another artist to dominate 2021 with the release of his new album ‘=’. But before then, back in 2019 he was collaborating with the likes of Camilla Cabello on his No.6 Collaborations Project album. ‘South Of The Border’ is the result of that, and number 22 on our 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time.
Next up is ‘I Like It’, the Anglo-Latin smash from Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin. For a bit of summer flair in December, turn up the heat and stick this hit on.
We had to include a track from Queen Bey on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time. And our fave has to be ‘Irreplaceable’. Perfect for those who want to leave complicated relationship baggage in 2021 as they ring in the new year. ‘To the left, to the left!’
There may be no sign of new Rihanna music, but who needs it when you have such bangers as ‘Stay’, number 25 on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time.
Tay Tay gets an honourable mention on our NYE 2021 round up for re-recording her old albums and taking back control of her catalogue. Bravo girl! For our party playlist, we’ve picked ‘Cruel Summer’, a song about a desperate summer love that was doomed from the start. Now who could she be referring to? Answers on a postcard.
Next up in our best New year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time is our queen Camila Cabello with the emotionally charged ‘Shameless’.
If you get tired whilst jumping around at your NYE karaoke playlist, stick this number on and slow it down for just a minute. The endlessly romantic ‘How Do I Live’ by LeAnn Rimes will have your guests slow dancing in no time.
Planning a fancy dress theme for your NYE karaoke party? Look no further than the video for ‘Motivation’, in which former Fifth Harmony member Normani pays tribute to 2000s pop stars.
We’re down to the final 10 in our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list. And to mark the moment, we’re taking it rock with Machine Gun Kelly, YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker’s ‘I Think I’m OKAY’
You have to hand it to Katy Perry. Her debut single released all the way back in 2008 has stood the test of time to remain one of the best karaoke tunes today.
Number 32 on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs playlist is the power couple that is Charli XCX and Lizzo with ‘Blame It On Your Love’.
Injecting a hit of positivity and acceptance into your karaoke party is Mother Monster Lady Gaga. She may have spent most of this year filming House of Gucci, but before that she was spreading positive vibes only with ‘Born This Way’.
2021 will forever go down as the year that the FREE BRITNEY campaign emerged victorious and our Brit was set free from her abusive conservatorship. To mark the occasion, we’re putting the aptly titled ‘Toxic’ in 40 best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list.
This one is for all those who want to perform a duet at your NYE karaoke bash. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait.
Well OF COURSE Queen would have to feature on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time. And what better Queen track than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Over 6 full minutes of falsetto, harmonies, guitars and oh so much more.
We’re down to the last few tracks in our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs of all time. But don’t despair, because we’re saving the best till last. Like ‘A Million Dreams’, the hit taken from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Don’t say we don’t spoil you!
Billie owned the show with the critical and commercial success of her sophomore album in 2021. We’re still digging her debut hard too. Billie tracks don’t come much more iconic than ‘bad guy’. Duh.
Number 39 on our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list is supergroup BLACKPINK who truly ascended to global sensations in 2021.
That’s a wrap. All good things must come to an end. And so, too, is our best New Year’s Eve karaoke songs list at an end. Get your lighters out for this classic from Scottish funnyman Lewis Capaldi. A tender, sweet song, all karaoke parties should end with a bit of Lewis.
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