Good songs for karaoke include "I Love Rock N' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, "Crazy" by Patsy Cline and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. More difficult song choices include "Someone Like You" by Adele and "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released "I Love Rock N' Roll" in 1981, a cover version of the 1975 song by Arrows. The music video for the song was popular on MTV during the channel's early years. The song is simple and doesn't require a large vocal range, making it a good choice for karaoke beginners.
Willie Nelson wrote the country song "Crazy" for Patsy Cline. Released in 1961, this sad song has a slow, steady tempo and doesn't have any difficult notes. The pace lets a singer add his own style to the song.
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams is a feel-good song, which karaoke crowds typically enjoy. It's easy to sing because of its simple lyrics.
A breakup inspired Adele's "Someone Like You," making this song a popular choice for a singer going through something similar. Although the song seems easy, the background music is a piano accompaniment that doesn't conceal any vocal issues. The range changes quickly.
"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia is a popular karaoke song, and the singer's only major hit. It's difficult to sing, so only skilled singers should choose it.