45 Best Karaoke Songs for Women

Looking for a great song for a female vocal range for your next karaoke night? We have all the best songs right here. Some of these are ideal for a bachelorette party or a girls’ night out, while others can challenge your vocal range or are just fun on their own!

1. It’s Raining Men — The Weather Girls

“It’s Raining Men” is a classic from 1983. Almost everyone knows it, so it’s a great song for bopping along. The lyrics are a thinly-veiled innuendo, comparing men raining from the sky to …well, we’ll let you use your imagination. It’s still a great song for crowds of all kinds!

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2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun — Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is a karaoke classic, but did you know it was originally written by a man? We don’t think it makes much sense either. Lauper took the song and made it into the female party song that it still is today.

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3. Party in the USA — Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” was an instant classic when it first hit the charts back in 2009. It’s a song that everyone can sing along to, and you’re bound to get the whole room on their feet when you break out this karaoke cover.

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4. The First Cut is the Deepest — Sheryl Crow

“The First Cut is the Deepest” is all about romantic betrayal, something that most of us can relate to. Sheryl Crow’s song is both mournful and beautiful. But for all that, it’s also an incredibly fun song, perfect if you’re looking for something slow and sweet on a night of karaoke!

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5. Let It Go — Idina Menzel

When Frozen came out, it seemed like you couldn’t escape “Let It Go.” But there’s a reason for that — it’s the ultimate power ballad. Even if you don’t have the vocal power of Idina Menzel, you can belt out this song and people of all ages will recognize it.

6. RESPECT — Aretha Franklin

Who can’t respect dancing and singing along to Aretha Franklin’s song RESPECT? The song taught us all to spell the word, and it remains a relevant message from women today. The song takes some vocal power, but it’s a perfect karaoke song if you think you can swing it.

7. Man! I Feel Like a Woman — Shania Twain

One thing is certain: the moment you start up this Shania Twain hit, people will be on their feet. It’s hard not to dance along to this infectious country song that’s all about enjoying being a woman. The song kicks off with Shania Twain’s classic “Let’s go girls!” and it just gets better from there.

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8. When You Say Nothing at All — Allison Krauss

This song wasn’t originally by Allison Krauss, but her sweet vocals are what made it famous. If you prefer to sing slower songs at karaoke night, this one might just be perfect. The vocal range isn’t too challenging and it is bound to get the tears flowing from all sides.

9. Crazy — Patsy Cline

Crazy has been famous since it was first released in 1961. Though the world has changed a lot since then, the lyrics are still relevant today. It’s an easy crooner that almost everyone knows — but it’s always worth hearing (or singing) again, especially during a night out on the town.

10. One Way or Another — Blondie

Blondie’s “One Way or Another” is a great choice for a karaoke performance because it is a crowd pleaser. But it also is imminently singable for people of all vocal ranges and abilities. The chorus almost seems like it’s spoken rather than sung (and we guarantee you won’t be singing alone). 

11. Total Eclipse of the Heart — Bonnie Tyler

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” is another guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for a solo performance or a duet. Despite the vocal range, it’s one of those songs that is more about the power than the quality of the performance. In other words, get up there and give it all you’ve got!

12. I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s vocals on this track are downright iconic and everlasting. Everyone knows the words to this Whitney Houston classic (or at least the chorus!) and it’s bound to get them out on the dancefloor. It’s almost like the song makes you wanna dance …with somebody. We’ll see ourselves out.

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13. Bad Romance — Lady Gaga

Everyone and their mother has heard the opening lines of this song (though we’re still not totally sure what they mean): “Rah rah ah ah ah, roma roma ma, ga ga ooh la la…” Even if they’re gibberish, it’s the catchiest gibberish we’ve ever heard. 

14. Good as Hell — Lizzo

Lizzo is the ultimate singer of girl-power anthems, and her songs are irresistibly catchy. If you’re looking for a great Lizzo tune to try out at karaoke night, “Good as Hell” should be at the top of your list. It’s easy to sing and it’s guaranteed to please.

15. Material Girl — Madonna

Madonna was the “It” Girl of the 1980s, and “Material Girl” is still one of her best-known songs. Almost everyone knows the words, so it’s a fun choice for a karaoke night, making it possible for everyone to jam along. Who knew a song with such a bleak message could be so catchy?

16. Someone Like You — Adele

Feeling brave enough to cover an Adele song? If you love a ballad and are game to put your voice to the test, “Someone Like You” is a classic. This song was everywhere when it was first released back in 2011 and is still a perennial favorite at karaoke bars today.

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17. All About That Bass — Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass” is a fun, upbeat tune that’s all about body positivity. So it’s not hard to see why it became a girl power anthem when it came out in 2014. It’s easy and fun to sing and has a great message, making it perfect for karaoke!

18. 9 to 5 — Dolly Parton

“9 to 5” is arguably one of Dolly Parton’s most famous songs. The energetic song is all about the hustle culture that we get caught up in, working around the clock. If you’re headed to the bar after work, this song is particularly relevant for your next karaoke performance.

19. Royals — Lorde

“Royals” is a popular song that is easy to sing. It’s well suited for the alto range and ideal for either a solo performance or a duet to harmonize the chorus. In fact, you might want to do it as a duet, so that someone can provide the iconic “Royals” background vocals.

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20. Born This Way — Lady Gaga

Feeling like belting out this epic song by Lady Gaga? Our hats are off to you! Regardless of how strong a singer you are, you’ll have a fantastic time performing this song. 

21. I Will Survive — Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” is widely considered the original female power ballad. It’s hard not to feel empowered by those lyrics: “I will survive, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive…” This is the perfect song to get yourself pumped up if you’re going through a rough time.

22. Oops I Did It Again — Britney Spears

Most of us can’t replicate Britney’s famous baby voice, but you can still make your own spin on the song. The tune is about messing up a relationship, but it’s unapologetically upbeat. Let’s just say that the singer doesn’t seem sorry about her role in “breaking your heart”.

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23. Shut Up and Dance — Walk the Moon

This song was written for a man, but we have no doubt that a woman could deliver a great performance. This song was made for dancing, as you can tell from the title. It’s all about forgetting all the big speeches and just dancing with the person that you love.

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24. Holding Out for a Hero — Bonnie Tyler

Was there ever a song that had the power of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero?” Most younger audiences will recognize it from Shrek 2, which — let’s be honest — was just as epic. Whether you’re channeling Bonnie Tyler or the fairy godmother, this song is the ultimate power ballad.

25. Put Your Records On — Corinne Bailey Rae

“Put Your Records On” is a jazzy easy-listening song that is all about relaxing with your favorite music. It is easy for almost anyone to sing, but it lends itself well to bluesy vocals. Of course, karaoke is all about having fun, so if this is your song, give it all you’ve got.

26. Shallow — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Got a partner who will hit the stage with you? “Shallow” was the hit song of the 2018 movie “A Star is Born.” Though the song is originally a duet, you don’t have to have a second voice. Feel free to give a solo performance if you want!

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27. You’re Still the One — Shania Twain

Even if you’re not a country fan, you have to give Shania Twain credit. “You’re Still the One” is a sweet love song that’s about reflecting on your time with your partner and realizing you still love them as much as you did at the beginning.

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28. Wrecking Ball — Miley Cyrus

“Wrecking Ball” caused a stir when it was first released, but it instantly became a classic. This song takes some vocal power, but if you’re willing to belt the music onstage, go for it! It’s incredibly fun to sing no matter how much vocal range you have.

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29. Don’t Stop Believin’ — Journey

“Don’t Stop Believin’” isn’t explicitly for women, but it makes our list because it’s just so much fun. This classic karaoke song can be performed solo or as a duet. If you’re a Glee fan, you probably remember the famous duet version that brought the song back to the charts.

30. Before He Cheats — Carrie Underwood

We don’t recommend trashing your ex’s car, but there’s something so satisfying about the way Carrie Underwood sings it. Maybe you’ve been cheated on, maybe you just ended a relationship, or maybe you can simply relate to the feeling of wanting to take revenge on someone who hurt you.

31. Dancing Queen — ABBA

Can you believe that Dancing Queen was released almost 45 years ago? Despite all that time, it is still a classic karaoke song that is just incredibly fun. Even if you are way past 17 years old, you can still have an amazing time singing this catchy ABBA song.

32. Shake It Off — Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is the perfect response to the people who try to put you down. As the lyrics put it, the “liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world” might set up barriers, but all you can do is shake the criticism off and keep doing your thing.

33. Bleeding Love — Leona Lewis

“Bleeding Love” was everywhere when it was released in 2007. These days it’s considered a throwback, but that makes it even more fun. Most people will remember it from back in the day, so you’re bound to get a good reception when you break into that hypnotic chorus.

34. I Love Rock n’ Roll — Joan Jett

“I Love Rock n’ Roll” was one of the original songs of women breaking into the rock scene. These days, it is an absolute classic. It is made for belting, whether you’re alone or in a group of your friends. Don’t be surprised if people sing along!

35. Rehab — Amy Winehouse

Looking for a great karaoke song for an alto? Give this Amy Winehouse hit a spin. It was made for deeper voices, and despite the topic is relentlessly upbeat. We’ll give you bonus points if you can imitate Winehouse’s husky vocals. 

36. Islands in the Stream — Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

“Islands in the Stream” was written as a duet, and we’ll admit that it still sounds best that way. But don’t feel like you need a male voice. Feel free to perform the country hit with your best girlfriend!

37. Hit Me With Your Best Shot — Pat Benatar

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” is a fun throwback that got new life when it was used in “Pitch Perfect” in 2012. In other words, everyone in your audience is going to recognize this fun song that works for all vocal ranges.

38. Bubbly — Colbie Caillat

“Bubbly” is Colbie Caillat’s ultimate easy listening song. It’s a simple, slightly jazzy tune that is extra sweet because it’s about feeling butterflies for someone you love. 

39. You’re So Vain — Carly Simon

Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” is an amazing diss track. It was even famously portrayed as a karaoke duet in the movie “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.” But you can sing it on your own, too (and we know you have someone in mind when you do!). 

40. Jolene — Dolly Parton

Jolene is one of Dolly Parton’s best songs, and that’s really saying something. This song really showcases the soprano range, so it offers a nice vocal challenge. But it’s also a perennial favorite, so you’re bound to get a great reception.

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41. What’s Love Got to do With it — Tina Turner

Tina Turner’s song is almost 40 years old, but it still qualifies as an absolute banger. You don’t even have to have been alive for its release to be familiar with it (and perform it at your next karaoke night). 

42. Stronger — Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is the queen of the positive breakup song. This tune is all about going through a breakup that was ultimately for the best, making you a better person for it.

43. Exes and Ohs — Elle King

“Exes and Ohs” is a fun, upbeat song about reflecting on past lovers. It’s a great song for a crowd, since it’s hard not to sing along with the punchy chorus: “Exes and the Oh-oh-oh they haunt me like ghosts, they want me to make ‘em oh-oh-oh they won’t let go…” 

44. Landslide — Fleetwood Mac

Looking for a song that has lower energy but is still a classic? Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” is the perfect choice, with a nostalgic melody suited for all voices. While the original is great, it was also famously covered by The Chicks, so almost everyone knows this song and can groove along.

45. Since U Been Gone — Kelly Clarkson

Feeling relieved after breaking off a toxic relationship? This is the perfect song for your next karaoke night. So many of us can relate to the lyrics about feeling like you’re finally yourself again after shedding a partner who brought you down. Can you say catharsis?