Can you believe that the 2000s were almost twenty years ago? The 2000s, was the decade that saw the rise of DVD, HDTV, High Speed Internet, Blu Ray, MP3 audio and Online Gaming.
It was also a great decade for music, as a diverse range of genre spawned hits such as Alternative Rock, Country, Dance, Hip Hop, Pop, Pop Punk and more. Nowadays, 2000s nostalgia is on the rise and many bars/clubs are having 2000s themed nights, and 2000s themed parties are also on the rise.
Many songs from the decade are great to sing along too as many are upbeat, vibrant and catchy, which will make for a fun evening.
15. First Date – Blink-182 (2001)
This song will last forever and ever, this song will last forever. With its catchy pop punk riffs and easy to sing a long chorus this is an excellent choice for karaoke. This 2001 hit is easy to sing along to and will have the crowd singing with you. Bonus points if you can mimic Tom DeLonge’s singing voice.
14. In The End – Linkin Park (2000)
It starts with… one thing, I don’t why. It doesn’t even matter how hard you try… that you will find it impossible not to sing along with Linkin Park’s 2001 Rap-Rock hit. If you grew up in the 2000s you knew all the words to this Nu Metal track. With catchy rap verses that provide an easy flow and an energetic rock chorus, this will be a karaoke favorite at 2000s parties across the country.
13. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson (2004)
Since you been gone, I can breathe for the first time. Though you may not have pipes like the first American Idol winner, you can still perform this one during karaoke. Simple lyrics, a catchy chorus and a power pop sound make this a great song to perform.
12. Yeah! – Usher Feat. Lil John and Ludacris (2004)
“Peace Up, A-Town down” the opening words that were followed by one of the most iconic beats of the decade. In the mid-2000s the signature beat could be heard blasting out of car stereos across the country and was one of the most download tracks off LimeWire.
We’re sure you know all the words to it back in the day. With its catchy beat and simple chorus, Yeah! Will be a signature 2000s dance karaoke hit.
11. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley (2006)
I remember when, I remember when this song was huge. One of the biggest hits from 2006, Gnarls Barkley’s crazy provides an upbeat tempo, catchy chorus and easy to sing verses. Bonus points if you can name what famous early YouTube video used this song.
10. 21 Questions – 50 Cent Ft. Nate Dogg (2003)
50 Cent’s most chill song to date. With a mellow chorus, catch verses and a steady beat this will surely become a karaoke hit. 50 Cent took a break from his usual gangster rap, to pen and record a mellow love song with a famous chorus that’s easy to sing along too.
9. 99 Problems – Jay-Z (2003)
If you’re having karaoke problems, I feel bad for you son. I’ve gotta 99 problems but karaoke ain’t one. If you need a 2000s hit to sing a long to, look no further than Jay-Z’s 99 problems.
8. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World (2001)
“Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be all right.” One of the catchy chorus sung by the rock band from Arizona. With its catchy upbeat riffs, fun tempo and easy lyrics to sing a long too this 2000s hit will send any crowd down a trip to nostalgia lane. So, don’t write yourself off yet and perform this one.
7. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz (2001)
“The future is coming, it’s coming on, it’s coming on”. Feeling mellow and want to sing something easy and relaxing? This is the song to perform at karaoke. With its slower temple, easy lyrics and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien’s smooth flows make this a great karaoke song.
6. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band (2008)
You know I like my chicken fried, with a cold beer on a Friday night and a pair of jeans that fit just right with this song on. If you are in a country bar or anywhere in the south this song will surely get the entire crowd singing along. This 2008 country hit is catchy, mellow and easy to sing along to.
5. All My Life – The Foo Fighters (2003)
All My Life I’ve been searching for something… That something is this song to perform in karaoke. One of the heavier songs on the list. This may intimidate some, but the chorus and verses are simple with many repeats (“Done, Done and I’m on to the next one”). While you may not have Dave’s vocals, it’s an overall easy song to perform.
4. Poker Face – Lady Gaga (2008)
“P p p poker face, p p p poker face….” The earliest known karaoke performance of this song may have been from Eric Cartman. Upbeat, catchy and with simply lyrics this is a fun song that will have the crowd dancing. Both the chorus and the verses contain repeats which makes it easy to sing along.
3. Sexy Back – Justine Timberlake (2006)
Let’s face you knew this song was going to be on this list. Justin Timberlake’s most well-known hit, with a catchy beat, fun chorus and easy to sing along lyrics, this is another great karaoke hit. The lyrics are simple, no high vocals are needed, and the song is easy to sing a long too that everyone in the crowd will be rocking their body.
2. One More Time – Daft Punk (2001)
“One More Time! We’re gonna celebrate!” Though you may not have the robotic voice effects of the French electronic duo, don’t let that deter you from performing this song. Fun, catchy and upbeat, Daft Punk’s 2001 hit is a great song to perform. Simple and catchy lyrics will ensure a great performance even if you aren’t a seasoned singer.
1. Seven Nation Army – White Stripes (2003)
I’m gonna fight ‘em all. A seven-nation army couldn’t hold me back… from singing this song at karaoke. This 2003 rock anthem is the quintessential 2000s karaoke song. With its catchy hooks, excellent drum work, jazzy guitar and easy to sing along hooks. This is the perfect songs to perform karaoke too.
The 2000s was arguable one of the most diverse for music. Every genre is represented, and many more songs can be karaoke hits. Enjoy these karaoke tunes from the age of iPods, LimeWire and Myspace.