The 70s gave us bell-bottoms, flower power, Studio 54 and some of the best karaoke there is. So buckle up and prepare to sing along as we go through the best 70s karaoke songs of all time!
Kicking things off are one of the biggest and most successful groups of all time, ABBA. Before they were holograms (check out this year’s voyage global tour if you don’t know what we’re talking about), they were one of the most stylish and iconic four-pieces around. We’re starting our best 70s karaoke songs list as we mean to go on with ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’
They just don’t make music icons like Freddie Mercury these days. A true legend and idol, Freddie and his band Queen were responsible for some of the most timeless rock anthems. Case in point, ‘We Will Rock You’ is still widely sung today.
Coming up next in our best 70s karaoke songs list is ‘Wonderful Tonight’ by English rocker Eric Clapton, from his 1977 album ‘Slowhand.’
Karaoke songs don’t come any more meaningful and anthemic than John Lennon’s devastatingly simple song ‘Imagine’. Written to show us that there’s another way out there to live our lives, and that we all have the capacity to think creatively about how to live, this one is for all the sensitive souls and deep thinkers out there.
Before Paul Rudd, Ryan Reynolds and Christopher Evans we had… Rod Stewart. Yes, believe it or not they have all been crowned World’s Sexiest Man at some point or another. Don’t believe us? Just ask your mum. Coming in at number 5 on our best 70s karaoke songs list is the man himself, Rod with ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’.
Another timeless classic, ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles is one of their all time greatest songs, and will have you joining arms and swaying in unison and delight with your fellow karaoke singers in the booth (or your living room).
Calling all karaoke divas! This one is for you. Number 7 in our best 70s karaoke songs list is ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. Whatever you’ve been through or are going through, you can relate. Sing it loud and proud!
Another entry in our best 70s karaoke songs list for the Fab Four that is ABBA. ‘Mamma Mia’ spawned not only a hit movie (Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan breaking into song every 5 minutes? Yes please!) but also a fun for all the family musical as well. Here we go again!
A true 70s legend who sadly passed recently, Bill Withers’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ has it all – sultry vocals, sexy guitar, and a deep meaning. Just how we like our karaoke tunes.
Don’t stop us now… we’re one third of the way through our best 70s karaoke songs round up. And seeing us into the tens in style is Queen with ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.
Don’t worry, you don’t actually need five karaoke singers to perform this next track on our best 70s karaoke songs list. ‘I’ll Be There’ is a karaoke classic by The Jackson 5 (think Michael and his brothers when they were kids).
Giving Rod Stewart a run for his money in the Heartthrobs That Make Your Granny Go Weak At The Knees stakes is Wales’ finest export, Mr Tom Jones. ‘You’re My World’ is next up in our best 70s karaoke songs list.
Number 13, unlucky for some, but not so for Sting and his band of merry men aka The Police. Their classic tune ‘Roxanne’ was a sure fire inclusion for our best 70s karaoke songs list. Altogether now… roooooooooooooxanne!
The 70s made Olivia Newton-John a household name, thanks to her career defining role as Sandy in the 1978 fillm, Grease. Did you know she also released some absolute karaoke bangers? No? Well stick on ‘Let Me Be There’ and you’ll know just what we’re talking about.
We’re half way through our best 70s karaoke songs list. You could say it’s a ‘One Way Ticket’ to the end of the list now. Or don’t, what do we know, we’re just here to provide some great karaoke tunes.
16. Meat Loaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
Who knew 70s legend Meat Loaf was such a dab hand at maths. Well with songs like ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’, you can sing karaoke AND practice your probability skills. Who said multitasking is hard?
17. Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Next up in our best 70s karaoke songs list is Bobby Caldwell with his classic karaoke song ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’. Curious as to what that might be? Well you’ll just have to stick the song on at your next karaoke party and find out!
18. Kenny Rogers – Coward Of The County
Texan country legend Kenny Rogers is number 18 in our best 70s karaoke songs list, with ‘Coward Of The County’.
‘Maggie May’ was inspired by the woman who, ahem, deflowered lothario Rod when he was 16. We warned you about Rod’s ways!
20. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Who doesn’t love a piña colada? The good news? Rupert Holmes has dedicated an entire song to the fruity, creamy pineapple cocktail that’s a must-drink at the beach. Maybe that’s why the other part of the song title is ‘Escape’. Because he’s thinking about all the holidays he’s going to go on and drink piña coladas.
But of course we couldn’t have a best 70s karaoke songs list and not include the legends that are Fleetwood Mac. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks… this band have had more members than we’ve had karaoke parties in the last year! ‘Songbird’ makes it onto our list of faves but they have so many bangers to choose from.
22. The Police – Message In A Bottle
Guess who’s back? Back again? Sting is back. Tell a friend. That’s right, coming in at number 22 on our best 70s karaoke songs list are The Police with ‘Message In A Bottle’.
23. Ralph McTell – Streets Of London
Let’s hear it for the Brits! Flying the flag for English singer-songwriters, with a suitably British entry ‘Streets Of London’ is Ralph McTell.
24. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
This one’s for all the lads out there. We’re just kidding, we wouldn’t want the girls to miss out on such a rollickingly great karaoke tune. In at number 24 on our best 70s karaoke songs list is Thin Lizzy with ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’.
If we could sum up the sound of the 70s with one band, we think Fleetwood Mac might just be that band. That’s why they’re getting a second entry in our best 70s karaoke songs list with ‘The Chain’.
26. Candi Staton – Nights On Broadway
‘Nights on Broadway’ was originally released by the Bee Gees from the Main Course album released in 1975. The second single released from the album, it immediately followed their number-one hit “Jive Talkin'”. This track was credited to Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. In 1977, Candi Staton released her own version of the track – and that’s what we’re including in our list.
27. ABBA – Money, Money, Money
Swedish legends ABBA are back in our chart with ‘Money Money Money’. This tune is catchy as hell, and will have everyone doing that fake piano motion for the intro. Extra bonus points if you come in ABBA fancy dress – there are some serious looks to choose from!
We hope you’ve done your arm stretches, because they’re about to get a serious workout with the next song on our best 70s karaoke songs list. That’s right, it’s the band that made police uniforms and lumberjack short shorts cool, Village People with ‘YMCA’.
National treasure and Golden Globe winning actress Bette Midler also released some music. Don’t believe us? We’ve got the proof! Her track ‘The Rose’ is our penultimate best 70s karaoke songs pick.
30. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
It’s been a wild ride. But all good things must come to an end. And with that, we bid you love, laughter and singing as you ‘Go Your Own Way’ into the night.