If you are a guy who is serious about his karaoke, this list should give you enough choices to match just about any mood you are in when you feel like belting one out. All of the artists chosen are well-known enough for your audience to recognize your song choice within the first few bars.
From a solid ballad to a lively little number that you can strut your stuff to, have fun, and while you’re out there, think of all the guys who made their mark on the musical memories of our lives.
#18 Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson (1987)
Feeling reflective? Check out this number by the King of Pop. Prompting change in the world, Jackson always made it a better place whenever he performed.
#17 When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars (2012)
Mars was inspired by Michael Jackson and fashioned many of his future songs after the Jackson 5 with similar dance moves. This song is a bit slower and is a melodic apology to the one that got away.
#16 Under Pressure David Bowie (2011)
What do you get when you put two musical superstars together? A song that was covered by more artists than you can count. David Bowie and Freddie Mercury joined forces and made musical history with this catchy creation.
#15 When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge (1966)
This eternal love song may be an oldie but one thing is for sure, it will always be a goodie. Sledge went on to sing plenty of other soulful tunes but this is the one he is most well known for.
#14 Welcome to the Jungle Guns N’ Roses (1987)
Even though lead singer Axl Rose hasn’t been around for a while, it would be hard to sing this song without thinking of him swaying back and forth. One thing Rose always did was throw himself fervently into his music, and this one is no exception. Get ready to sway!
#13 Start Me Up The Rolling Stones (1981)
With just the first three notes, this Rolling Stones classic is easily identified. While you don’t have to move like Jagger to take on this ditty, just try to sing it without putting your hands on your hips and picking up a strut before the songs end.
#12 Highway to Hell AC/DC (1979)
This is the perfect song to sing if you have a voice that is an oxymoron – high yet husky. Just about every song these heavy metal masters belted out became a hit. When you take on one of these melodies all you have to do is just remember the main refrain.
#11 Woman John Lennon (1980)
Slowing it down a little bit, John Lennon delivers his love song to the woman everyone believed broke up the Beatles. It doesn’t matter what people thought, John and Yoko remained together until Lennon’s tragic passing.
#10 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (1980)
It was hard to put this list together without Bohemian Rhapsody but it’s probably on every other Karaoke list. This entry is a little shorter but a lot peppier. Who could resist anything that Freddie Mercury sang?
#9 Home Michael Buble (2009)
While Buble has similar stylings to crooners of the past, especially Frank Sinatra, he has built up a faithful following of his own. Home has a message that anyone who misses their loved ones can identify with.
#8 Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 (2010)
As if this tune isn’t catchy enough, Adam Levine added powerhouse Christina Aguilera to the third verse to punch things up just a little bit more. The combo worked because this song made it to the number one spot on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
#7 Troubadour George Strait (2008)
Even though the country megastar didn’t write this ballad, it feels like it was created specifically for him. With all his success Troubador seems to sum up George Strait’s life and career.
#6 Sexy Back Justin Timberlake (2006)
More than just a way for Justin Timberlake to reinvent himself, this song is sexy and catchy and something everyone will want to sing along to. Get your sexy on and choose this tune to show off your vocals.
#5 Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks (1990)
You don’t have to be a fan of country music to enjoy Garth Brooks, or this humorous admission. It’s hard not to watch Garth perform and not see his love of singing, his love of country music, and his love of his audience.
#4 It’s A Man’s Man’s World James Brown (1966)
You may think the title of this song is a little sexist at first glance, but when you hear the lyrics you will quickly find out it all means nothing without a female in the picture. This has been a male mantra that has gone on for more than 52 years.
#3 Moondance Van Morrison (1970)
You may only be familiar with a few of Van Morrison’s major hits, but he has over 500 songs to his credit and is still going strong. He started out in 1958 as a kid, but Morrison is still putting out phenomenal music. His latest album, You’re Driving Me Crazy, hit the charts earlier this year.
#2 My Way Frank Sinatra (1969)
Even though this song fits Frank Sinatra like a glove you may be surprised to know he did not write it. Singer-songwriter Paul Anka was the lyricist for the 1967 tune that became a statement that many men and women can still identify with today.
#1 Let’s Go Crazy Prince (1984)
If Prince was crazy, he was crazy like a fox. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, this musical genius managed to maintain his reign as true entertainment royalty for more than 40 years. While he kept his presence a mystery he let his music speak for itself. It has been estimated that with the number of unreleased music Prince wrote he is said to have more than 1,000 songs to his credit.