Karaoke has been a staple for fun and entertainment for decades; many of us have had our overly ambitious uncle or friend try to belt out songs much too inappropriate to be played on any karaoke machine for kids.
When it comes to karaoke songs for kids we must look at songs that are educational, yet have enough rhythm and melody to be both fun to sing and a solid learning tool.
We’ve compiled our top fifteen karaoke songs for kids with this hope in mind. Buckle up because it’s time to count down the top fifteen.
15. Baby Shark—Pinkfong (2016)
If you’ve heard this once you probably had it stuck in your head for the rest of the day; it’s a simple yet perfect song for a kid to sing when they embark on the challenge of singing karaoke. Besides, it’s a friendly and educational way to introduce your child to sharks under the sea.
14. Jingle Bells—James Lord Pierpont (1857)
This holiday favorite was originally written by James Lord Pierpont in the 1800s but has had many different evolutions over the years; it’s catchy and easy for your child to sing along to. It’s perfect for the winter months and certainly has survived the test of time.
13. Hakuna Matata—Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, Joseph Williams, and Nathan Lane (1994)
This track written for Disney’s The Lion King is perfect to sing along to with a friend. Its educational element of introducing your child to a phrase in a different language is an added benefit to this priceless hit.
12. Happy Birthday to You—Patty Hill, Mildred J. Hill (disputed) (1893)
There is dispute over who actually wrote this song, but there is no doubt that it’s a perfect singalong song for your child. The lyrics are arranged in a way that can allow even the youngest of children to have a blast singing along to it.
11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star—Jane Taylor 1806
What better way to get a child’s imagination going than having them sing along to this lovely lullaby about the stars in the sky. This song is another classic but certainly finds relevancy today and is simple enough for your children to sing.
10. How Far I’ll Go—Auli’i Cravalho (2016)
Another song produced for a hit Disney movie, How Far I’ll Go is short and its lyrics tell a tale of adventure and bravery. This classic from Moana is perfect for karaoke.
9. The Wheels on the Bus—Verna Hills (1939)
The rhythm of this song is repetitive, ensuring that even your youngest child can take part in singing this classic tune. It begs you to join in for a nice little duet, as well. This song will get the wheels turning.
8. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious—Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke (1964)
This one certainly has the longest word in any of the titles on this list, almost entirely promising there will be a tongue tie or two, but once your child can master the title, this song is sure to bring laughter and delight.
7. Alphabet Song—Charles Bradlee (1835)
This is the epitome of a perfect learner’s song. What better way to learn the alphabet but through the repetition of song. This song is fun and will help serve your children educationally as well—what more could we ask for?
6. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer—Johnny Marks (1949)
Another holiday themed song makes the list with Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer. This song is catchy and easy to sing along to. Its festive inspiration about a reindeer with a red nose is extra special. Sing this tune on a cold, winter day and your worry will surely go away.
5. Under the Sea—Alan Menken, Howard Ashman (1989)
This song brings good vibrations with it. Inspired by music from the Caribbean islands, this song was first featured in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. May we suggest this song as another perfect one to be sung as a duet?
4. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch—Theodore Dr. Seuss Geisel, Albert Hague, Thurl Ravenscroft (1966)
One of the cleverer songs on our list, You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch teaches the little ones the dangers of being foul and bad tempered. It’s a genuinely fun song to sing and is perfect for introducing metaphors and clever titles to any kid.
3. Over the Rainbow—Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg (1939)
Originally written for The Wizard of Oz, this song has one of the best melodies of any on the list. It will get your child excited with its raw beauty and sound lyrics. It’s another exceptionally inspirational song to make our list.
2. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!—David Mook, Ben Raleigh (1969)
This song is colorful. This song is fun. This song is perfect for your child to sing along to; originated for the show of the same name, this song gets the energy going in a super fun way. Get the heart pumping and sing away to this track!
1. You’ve Got a Friend in Me—Randy Newman (1996)
Topping off the list comes a song that has become an eternal theme for the Toy Story film franchise. Its positive lyrics provide a perfect opportunity for your child to sing to those most important to him or her. It’s simple and sweet.
There it is: our list of the top fifteen karaoke songs fit for kids. Go out and find some inspiration for you and your child, and have a fun karaoke night!