Grab your fam, your gang-gang, your neighbours, your crew. It’s time for the list you’ve all been waiting for. The best karaoke songs for groups has landed. And boy, do we have some absolute bangers in store for you.
When we think of group singing, one band comes to mind. One Direction of course. Harry, Louis, Zayn, Liam and Niall made up, quite possibly, the most iconic boy group of all time. So who better to kick off our best karaoke songs for groups than this lot? We’re picking ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ which has had a whopping 2.2 million views on Sing King!
For those among you who simply love an irresistible harmony, we’ve got Queen with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in at number 2 on our best karaoke songs for groups list. This is basically THE ultimate group song. It’s got it all: acapella harmonies, call and response. Scaramouche, Scaramouche anybody?! Just don’t ask what that means.
Another song, another iconic group. Don’t say we didn’t warn you that our best karaoke songs for groups list would be chock full of karaoke hits. ‘Dancing Queen’ by Swedish pop group extraordinaire is SO popular it’s got 14 million views on Sing King. That’s a whole lot of you strutting your stuff to this pop hit. Bonus points if your group have ABBA style matching costumes.
4. The Greatest Showman – A Million Dreams
Three of you in your group? Step right this way. Number 4 in our best karaoke songs for groups list is perfect for that karaoke trio you’re part of. ‘A Million Dreams’ is taken from The Greatest Showman. All you need to do is work out who’s going to sing the part of Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Ziv Zaifman.
5. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Believe us when we say, we want it the Backstreet Boys way. Yep, this one is for all your nineties kids out there. Tell us why? Because before we had Y2K, we had ‘I Want It That Way’.
6. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
We know what it’s like when you’re in a big group. Sometimes you just need an out and out feel good anthem. That’s why we’re throwing in Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ into our best karaoke songs for groups list. This will have you all arm in arm, hugging and belting out the words in no time.
We should have named this the legends only list, because the legends continue to come thick and fast. Next up in our best karaoke songs for groups list is BTS, the South Korean supergroup that put K pop on the map. Tears may have been shed when they announced their hiatus recently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the BTS dream alive in the karaoke booth with ‘Dynamite’.
8. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
With lyrics like “Hands, touchin’ hands, touchin’ me, touchin’ you”, this song is practically made for groups. Also because it takes someone to sing “Sweeeeeet Caroline” and a whole host of you to sing the obligatory instrumental “DUN DUN!” after.
OK so technically if 2 are becoming 1 then the group is shrinking. We’re not sure the Spice Girls are doing the maths right when it comes to our best karaoke songs for groups list. But either way, we’ll let it slide because this is a brilliant song to sing. Suggestion: grab five friends and you can each be one of the Spice personas.
10. Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
If you’re the kind of group of friends that love to sing some seriously soulful tunes, then the next track on our best karaoke songs for groups list is the one for you. They don’t come much smoother than ‘On Bended Knee’ by Boyz II Men.
Next up on our best karaoke songs for groups list is the iconic ‘YMCA’ by Village People. There’s no need to feel down when this song is in rotation. And with all those arm motions, you’ll be getting everyone in the whole room up and dancing in no time.
12. Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
We’ve had our fair share of boybands in our best karaoke songs for groups list so far so it’s only right that we hand it to the ladies. And what better girl group to represent the gals than British pop princesses, Little Mix. This is a break up anthem like no other, so grab your gang and sing it loud and proud!
Coming in hot! Girl group Aespa’s version of K pop jam ‘Dreams Come True’ is next on our best karaoke songs for groups list.
14. 5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Get your air guitars at the ready. ‘She Looks So Perfect’ by 5 Seconds Of Summer is the ultimate karaoke jam for all you rock groups out there.
15. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
Hey, guys, we’re waiting on you, we’re waiting on you. Come on, and let us sneak you out and have a celebration…. A karaoke celebration, that is! Number 15 on our best karaoke songs for groups list is another classic from boy band kings, One Direction, ‘Live While We’re Young’.
From one British institution to another. Our next best karaoke songs for groups is from All Saints, the UK girl group that dominated the 2000s. This song has it all. Gorgeous harmonies, a minute long talking introduction. Lyrics such as “The alphabet runs right from A to Z”. We don’t know what the girls are up to these days, but we do know that if all else fails they’ll make excellent English teachers.
The kind souls that are BTS have given us ‘Permission To Dance’. Which is just as well really. This is one of our best karaoke songs for groups for sure, and will have the room bopping around to those killer pop hooks.
19. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
We’re going back. Waaaaaay back for the next track on our best karaoke songs for groups list. All the way back to 1987 for this timeless classic from The Proclaimers.
20. ABBA – Waterloo
The fabulous foursome from Sweden are back on our best karaoke songs for groups list with Waterloo. Another classic, get those sparkly flare trousers at the ready.
This is an obligatory song on our best karaoke songs for groups list. Mainly because you need a group of you to get into a bunch of lines and do the iconic macarena dance while some of you are singing along. Heeeeeey, macarena aaaaa-ya!
We’ll tell you what we want, what we really really want… for our best karaoke songs for groups list to never end! Okay we can’t promise that, but what we can promise is the fun time guaranteed to be had when you sing ‘Wannabe’ with your besties.
Another group helpfully spelling out the alphabet on our best karaoke songs for groups list are The Jackson 5 with ‘ABC’. Thankfully there won’t be any spelling tests as far as our karaoke parties are concerned, but if there were, rest assured they would be as easy as 123.
25. Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Number 23 on our best karaoke songs for groups list is ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ by the Backstreet Boys. This one is most definitely a group song, not least because half of you will need to sing ‘Everybooooody now’ while the other half sing ‘Yeeee-aaah’. We don’t make the rules.
The next song on our best karaoke songs for groups list might be sung by The Jonas Brothers, but don’t worry, if your siblings aren’t around to sing karaoke with, then friends will do just as nicely.
‘Love Shack’ by The B-52s might have been released in 1989, but it’s still sounding as fresh as ever, and that’s why it earns a spot in our best karaoke songs for groups list.
28. The Wanted – Glad You Came
Have you ever been so grateful to your friends for showing up to your karaoke party but you’re not quite sure how to put it into words? Look no further, because The Wanted have come up with the perfect track for this exact occasion. ‘Glad You Came’ features lyrics such as “The sun goes down, the stars come out / And all that counts is here and now / My universe will never be the same / I’m glad you came / I’m glad you came”.
29. Little Mix ft. Nicki Minaj – Woman Like Me
Q: What’s better than one of the biggest selling British pop groups of all time? A: When they team up with rap royalty, Nicki Minaj. That’s why they’re in our best karaoke songs for groups list.
30. Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign – Work From Home
We don’t know if Fifth Harmony had a crystal ball that could see into the future when they sang ‘Work From Home’, but some could say it’s a freaky premonition of the coronavirus pandemic which forced billions of people to stay at home and convert their kitchen tables into home offices.
31. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
‘Come On Eileen’ by Dexy’s Midnight Runners makes it onto our best karaoke songs for groups list, well, quite simply, because it’s a fun time, feel good song. Sometimes we don’t need more reasons than that!
Like all good things, our best karaoke songs for groups list must sadly end. And so, we leave you with the rather appropriately titled ‘Bye Bye Bye’ to round off our list.
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