Karaoke night is always a blast no matter what you are performing, but there is just something about getting up on stage and belting out a love ballad or duet with your partner or friends.
You don’t have to be a fantastic singer to pull all of these titles off; but, there are a few that sound even better when sung by a real performer.
If you have an upcoming karaoke party and want to make a great impression with some of the best love song performances, then check out the following list with our top 20 picks for karaoke love songs.
#20 Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
This is one of the most iconic love ballads from the 90s, and you are bound to get a standing ovation if you can do the song justice! Don’t be shy with this one, as the more you let yourself loose, the more the crowd will love it!
#19 Love Story – Taylor Swift
One of the first favorite songs by the once-country artist Taylor Swift. This is one for the ladies, so if you are looking to impress that cute date you brought with you, pop with one on the karaoke machine and show him what you’ve got!
#18 Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Hero is a song that can be sung with deep emotion and feeling, or you can overexaggerate and be silly with it, to get the crowd laughing. No matter which way you decide to perform this iconic Enrique number, you’re sure to get applause!
#17 My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
If you’ve got a powerhouse of a voice, this is the song for you ladies! Do Celine proud by powering through this intense love ballad from the infamous Titanic film. Just imagine singing it to Leo while he’s floating in the water if you start to get nervous during your performance, and you’ll be just fine.
#16 Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Performers who have a knack for singing acapella and can play the guitar could rock this song like no other! Sing to your special someone as they watch you from the audience and let them feel the love you have for them through the words of this incredibly adorable love song.
#15 Hello – Adele
Another song that can either be sung in a somber tone or a silly one is Hello by Adele. Though the powerful love ballad can be sorrowful to listen to, it can also be ramped up by a comedic performer to receive a few laughs from the crowd!
# 14 Stay With Me – Sam Smith
If you are single and trying to impress someone, why not pull out all the stops and croon them with the incredible ballad by Sam Smith, Stay With Me. It was one of his first popular hits and will forever be one of the best karaoke love songs!
#13 Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Grab your sweetheart and head up to the stage to belt your heart out to Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now.’ This is a sweet song that can help rekindle a fire if you are out on a date night with your spouse. Get the flame sparking with an electric performance of Need You Now.
#12 Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor & John Legend
If you aren’t careful, you could have a few people in the audiences gagging when you sing this sappy duet. It would be complicated to sing this song with someone you are crushing on and NOT go home with them at the end of the night! So, if you are trying to inspire some powerful feelings, this is the perfect song choice!
#11 All I Ask Of You – Phantom Of The Opera
The most unique duet on the list is probably All I Ask Of You from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s, Phantom of the Opera. Powerful voices can give an audience goosebumps with a proper performance of this beautiful tune. Recapture the secret moment shared by Christine and Raoul in the iconic Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera.
#10 Boo’d Up – Ella Mai
Switching it up a bit is a hit for the ladies, Boo’d Up by Ella Mai. If you are with your man on a night out this is the best solo to perform for him to show him how much he means to you, while keeping it cute and sexy at the same time! Let’s be honest ladies, who doesn’t want to sing this amazing love song to their guy in front of a crowd!
#9 Dancing Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Dancing Cheek to Cheek might feel like an ancient love ballad, but it is an all-time favorite for romance lovers all over the world. Smooth jazzy tones are sure to create a relaxing and soulful vibe to your karaoke night.
#8 I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men
Alright, fellas; it’s your turn! Step up to the stage and show your lady how beautiful you think she is by serenading her with this 90s R&B classic. She’ll be melting in her seat and ready to take you home by the time you get back to the table!
#7 I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Another one for the guys is Jason Mraz’s’ relaxed love song, I’m Yours. This would be a perfect karaoke song for a guy (ideally a baritone) who can play the guitar and wants to serenade the ladies.
#6 When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
When I Was Your Man is for the gentleman who needs to let his feelings out through song! If you have recently gone through a break-up, try singing this ballad by Bruno to find your next love!
#5 She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
This is another one that will have all of the girls swooning in the bar! For the fella’s with a softer tone, Maroon 5’s, She Will Be Loved is a perfect song choice.
#4 All Of Me – John Legend
You might have to bring a box of kleenex for this one because if you can perform this song well enough, you might move people in the audience to tears!
#3 The Only Exception – Paramore
A song for the punk rock ladies is Paramore’s, The Only Exception. If you feel like you have found Mr. Right, then make sure he knows how you feel by singing him this song!
#2 My Girl – The Temptations
How could you create a top 20 list of love songs and NOT include The Temptation’s most famous hit?! This one is a must sing for karaoke night, whether you have a lady or not. If you do well enough, you just might by the end of the night!
#1 A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
This is probably one of the sweetest and most romantic love songs written during this generation of songwriters. If you have someone special in the crowd, let them know how much they mean to you by singing them this hit!