To some people Karaoke is a weekly ritual, to others, it’s just a nice, once in a while activity that they do under the influence of intoxicated confidence, while others take it incredibly seriously as it gives them a platform to launch their musical careers.
No matter which category you are in, these few 90’s songs undoubtedly make the best karaoke songs and at the same time bring back the glorious moments from this magical era of music.
#15 Mambo No 5. – Lou Bega
Want to make Rita, Tina, Sandra, Mary, Jessica and the other girls in the club feel special? Sing Mambo No. 5 away. Want to make embarrassing yourself in public fun? Again sing Mambo No.5. Released from the Album a little bit of mambo in 1999, this is a 90’s one hit wonder from Lou Bega with a 1970’s feel that everyone will want to shake a leg to.
#14 Maria Maria – Santana ft the product G&B
You can never go wrong with a mix of great beats, the incredible vocals rap of the G&B duo and the legendary king of guitar Carlos Santana throwing in a few Spanish lines and adding some classic touch with his perfectly tuned guitar beats.
Released in 1999, this song has had numerous remixes with producers like DJ Khaled using its beats in other songs, but none will ever beat the original one. It makes a great duet song as well.
#13 Livin La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
If you are a wild spirit who likes living La Vida Loca, then this club banger is perfect for you. This English song with a little Latin twist and Latin beats by Ricky Martin was released in 1999 and was nominated for multiple awards including the 2000 Grammy and several MTV awards.
#12 No Scrubs – TLC
All ladies will admit that they’ve had to deal with unwanted advances while they are on a night out. These are not only uncomfortable but can make your night out less fun. So if you are out with your girls, this is the right song to keep such advances at bay.
So grab your ride or die, girls, grab that mic and jam to scrubs. Add extra emphasis on the “ I don’t want your number “ part and give the unwanted strangers a red light in style.
#11 All that she wants – Ace of the base
Stuck in traffic? Add a little glamour to your life by blasting this song on your car stereo. The beats and the vocals will help you forget your woes until the traffic starts moving. Released from the album happy nation in 1992, this is that kind of jam that no one can resist.
#10 Unbreak my heart – Toni Braxton
As much as we hate to admit it, we’ve all had to kiss several frogs before we could finally get “the one.” In between these frogs lies deep heartbreaks. For some people, getting over an aching heart takes a time out from everyone, but if you can only get over it through booze and singing your heart out, then Toni Braxton’s Un-break my heart is your go-to 90’s karaoke song.
#9 Man, I feel like a woman – Shania Twain
Ready for a wild night out? Then act the part by giving your crowd an opportunity to be part of the act by singing to the lyrics of this hot 90’s jam by Shania Twain.
The guitar instrumentals after Shania’s signature, “man I feel like a woman” chorus are everything! It also makes a good drunk duet song for you and your crazy buddies.
#8 Juicy – Notorious BIG
Whoever said that rap couldn’t make it on a 90’s karaoke queue was wrong because this rap from the famed Notorious BIG just made the cut to our top ten. Released in 1995, this rap song captures not only attention but the hearts of all those who’ve hard to work twice hard to make it in life.
It is that jam you rap to when things are tough; it is that jam you nod your head to when you remember the journey from the bottom.
#7 Baby one more time – Britney Spears
Start slow and then pick up the tempo as you go further into the song, this slow-building banger reminds us of the days when Britney Spears was a sweet-faced teenage star in the making.
It’s that type of song you sing when you just can’t seem to get your Ex out of your mind. It’s easy to sing lyrics it is also important to note that before Britney, Max Martin, the writer, and producer presented it to TLC only to get a cold shoulder.
A few decades later, we are more glad it was picked up by Britney Jean Spears.
#6 Always be my baby – Mariah Carey
There are many reasons why the world will remain team Maria forever, and this song is just one of the many reasons. Remind your spouse that you’ll always be by their side by serenading them with this 1995 song from Mariah’s Daydream album.
The song was written and also produced by Mariah in conjunction with Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal.
#5 I’m your angel – R.Kelly & Celine Dion
Released in 1998, I’m your angel remains one of the most popular duet songs to date. On top of that, it was and remains the most unexpected duet, I mean who ever thought that R Kelly and Celine Dion could sound so perfect together?
My bet! No one! Sing the night away with your close buddy or lover and exchange the beautiful sentiments echoed by R. Kelly and Celine in this slow jam.
#4 Kiss from a rose – Seal
This is the type of jam that sounds great in the bathroom, in the car, and at the club. Seal’s strong vocals make us wish he was serenading us but now that it’s not possible why not serenade your loved one with it? Make it even more dramatic by going on one knee and giving a rose to your other half.
#3 I want it that way – Backstreet boys
This is not only a good 90’s karaoke song but also one of the greatest songs in Pop music history. From its flashy video to the synchronized dance moves and finger snaps, this is the go-to song when you want to revive that old flame between you and your other half.
Make it dramatic by spotting a fedora hat and sing while eyeing them directly to get the message across and thank us later!
#2 You sang to me – Marc Antony
Released just as the ’90s said goodbye, you sang to me is the ultimate song to serenade your crush or lover with and remind them just how much you need them in your life. Even though he was already a big deal in the music industry when he released this hit song, it remains one of his most cherished pop 90’s songs to this age.
#1 It’s all coming back to you – Celine Dion
And the queen of R n B’s Celine Dion closes our list for the best 90’s karaoke songs. Its soft-tune and a heart-wrenching video of lost love is just everything. Add in dramatic hand motions and informative dance moves and capture the attention of everyone in the room.