The 100+ Best Karaoke Songs for Women

The 100+ Best Karaoke Songs for Women

Karaoke Songs for WomenWant to be the star of your next karaoke night? We’ve got you covered. In this article, voice teacher Elaina R. shares 25 recommendations of some of the best female karaoke songs.

Have you ever noticed that guys like Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, and Adam Levine sing so high that barely any other guys can hit the same notes? What about the fact that female artists like Sia, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry leave women in the same painful situation?

You aren’t imagining things; the popular music industry has been overrun by high voices ever since pop was invented. It’s nearly impossible for normal people (without digital enhancement) to sing lots of popular songs. In fact, many of the original singers of these songs can’t reliably belt out those high notes night after night – it just isn’t healthy.

This is why if you’re a female vocalist, instead of attempting to screech out “Chandelier” at your next karaoke session, you might want to consider sticking with Justin Bieber instead.

Of course, there are plenty of female-written, female-sung songs that are great to sing at karaoke if you’re a girl, too. It’s all about finding the perfect tune to help you express yourself (oh – and win karaoke night, too, of course).

What’s a good karaoke song for a woman? Keep reading to find out more.

What is the Most Popular Song for Karaoke?

Can’t decide what songs you should sing for karaoke? Here are 10 of the best women karaoke songs when you’re looking for your go-to song:

  • “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perry
  • “Always Be My Baby” ― Mariah Carey
  • “An Unusual Kiss” ― Melissa Etheridge
  • “Baby Baby” ― Amy Grant
  • “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus” ― Sara Evans
  • “Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
  • “Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down” ― Cher
  • “Bang Bang” – Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J
  • “Barbie Girl” – Aqua

Not sure where to start in your search? Try to choose karaoke music that matches your natural range and abilities as a vocalist. The video below has some good information on how to improve your voice (and exercise those vocal cords!), especially if you’re new to singing:

Of course, taking singing lessons to improve your experience at karaoke never hurt, either!

Here’s a video with more information on what you might cover in your singing lessons:

What is the Best Song for a Girl to Sing?

Here’s something you might not realize – some of the top female songs for karaoke were actually originally meant for guys. Here’s why!

In my experience, the average woman can belt up to about a G4 or an A4 before things start getting uncomfortable (if I just lost you, check out this article on voice types). I’m a professional singer and I can only comfortably belt up to a C#5 or D5.

In contrast, here are a few of the belted high notes in some popular songs with female singers:

Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” (D5) Katy Perry’s “Firework” (D#5) Sia’s “Chandelier” (F5) Ariana Grande’s “Problem” (G#5)

These notes are a fifth to an octave above what most women are capable of belting. They’re so high in fact, that a trained singer like me can’t belt most of them! It’s physically impossible for most women to sing these songs without straining their vocal cords or flipping up into head voice.

Now let’s take a look at some of the high belted notes in popular songs by male artists.

OMI’s “Cheerleader” (E4) Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” (F4) Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” (G#4) Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” (D5)

Aside from the Bruno Mars song, all of those have belted high notes that most women can comfortably handle. And although you might expect the songs to go too low for women, they usually don’t. The lowest note in the four songs listed above is a momentary C#3 in “Shut Up and Dance”. Some women can sing down there, but if you can’t, it’s easy enough to substitute a higher note that fits in the chord (one safe tactic is to simply stay on the previous note).

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Have I convinced you? If so, consider some of these hits next time you go to a karaoke bar.

100+ Best Karaoke Songs for Women

Here are a few of the best songs to sing karaoke for women.

Top Karaoke Songs for Women

Here are a few of the popular women’s karaoke songs:

  1. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perry
  2. “Always Be My Baby” – Mariah Carey
  3. “An Unusual Kiss” – Melissa Etheridge
  4. “Baby Baby” – Amy Grant
  5. “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus” – Sara Evans
  6. “Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
  7. “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
  8. “Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down” – Cher
  9. “Bang Bang” – Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J
  10. “Barbie Girl” – Aqua
  11. “Believe” – Cher
  12. “Bleeding Love” – Leona Lewis
  13. “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
  14. “Breathe Again” – Toni Braxton
  15. “Bubbly” – Colbie Caillat
  16. “Build a B” – Bella Poarch
  17. “Call The Shots” – Girls Aloud
  18. “Chain Of Fools” – Aretha Franklin
  19. “Chandelier” – Sia
  20. “Change – Sugababes
  21. “Come Clean” – Hilary Duff
  22. “Come On Over – Christina Aguilera
  23. “Complicated – Avril Lavigne
  24. “Crazy For You – Madonna
  25. “Cry Baby” – Melanie Martinez
  26. “Cups” – Anna Kendrick“Ocean Eyes” – Billie Eilish
  27. “Dancing Queen” – Abba
  28. “Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande
  29. “Dangerously In Love – Beyonce
  30. “Doesn’t Really Matter – Janet Jackson
  31. “Don’t stop the music – Rhianna
  32. “Drama Queen – Lindsay Lohan
  33. “Driver’s License” – Olivia Rodrigo
  34. “Everyday Is A Winding Road – Sheryl Crow
  35. “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Elle King
  36. “Fever – Eva Cassidy
  37. “First Cut Is The Deepest – Sheryl Crow
  38. “Girlfriend” – Avril Lavigne
  39. “Girls just want to have fun – Cyndy Lauper
  40. “Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
  41. “Good as Hell” – Lizzo
  42. “He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton
  43. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  44. “Holding Out for a Hero” – Bonnie Tyler
  45. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” – from Grease (Olivia Newton-John)
  46. “I Kissed a Girl” – Katy Perry
  47. “I Learned From The Best – Whitney Houston
  48. “I Love It” – Charlie XCX
  49. “I Love Rock’n’Roll! – Joan Jett
  50. “I Say a Little Prayer” – Aretha Franklin
  51. “I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue
  52. “I wanna be your girlfriend” – girl in red
  53. “I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  54. “I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  55. “I’ll Remember – Madonna
  56. “If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys
  57. “If I could Turn Back Time – Cher
  58. “If I Were a Boy” – Beyonce
  59. “Into You” – Ariana Grande
  60. “Irreplaceable” – Beyonce
  61. “It’s In His Kiss – Cher
  62. “It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
  63. “Juice” – Lizzo
  64. “Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac
  65. “Last Dance – Donna Summer
  66. “Last Friday Night” – Katy Perry
  67. “Let it Go” – Frozen
  68. “Levitating” – Dua Lipa
  69. “Like A Virgin – Madonna
  70. “Love At First Sight – Kylie Minogue
  71. “Love Story” – Taylor Swift
  72. “Mamma Mia – Abba
  73. “Material Girl” – Madonna
  74. “Me And Bobby Mcgee” – Janis Joplin
  75. “Memory – Barbara Streisand
  76. “Mercy – Duffy
  77. “Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
  78. “My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  79. “My Love Is Your Love – Whitney Houston
  80. “Oops!…I Did it Again” – Britney Spears
  81. “Out of Love” – Alessia Cara
  82. “Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
  83. “Price Tag”- Jessie J
  84. “Promiscuous” – Nelly Furtado
  85. “Put Your Records On” – Corinne Bailey Rae
  86. “Raise Your Glass” – P!nk
  87. “Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  88. “Respect – Aretha Franklin
  89. “Run Away With Me” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  90. “Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  91. “Say So” – Doja Cat
  92. “Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
  93. “Shallow” – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  94. “She’s A Lucky – Britney Spears
  95. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
  96. “Someone Like You” – Adele
  97. “Sorry” – Beyonce
  98. “Stay” – Rihanna
  99. “Super Bass” – Nicki Minaj
  100. “Sweet Escape” – Gwen Stefani
  101. “Sweet Melody” – Little Mix
  102. “Take a Bow” – Rihanna
  103. “Take My Breath Away – Jessica Simpson
  104. “Thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
  105. “That’s The Way It Is” – Celine Dion
  106. “Timber” – Kesha and Pitbull
  107. “Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia
  108. “Try Just A Little Bit Harder” – Janis Joplin
  109. “Umbrella” – Rihanna
  110. “Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield
  111. “Valerie” – Amy Winehouse
  112. “Vogue” – Madonna
  113. “Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston
  114. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  115. “Way He Makes Me Feel “ – Barbara Streisand
  116. “What’s Love Got To Do With It” – Tina Turner
  117. “When I Grow Up” – the Pussycat Dolls
  118. “When you’re gone” – Avril Lavigne
  119. “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
  120. “Work It” – Missy Elliot
  121. “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
  122. “You Don’t Own Me” – SAYGRACE
  123. “You’re So Vain” – Carly Simon
  124. “You’re Still The One” – Shania Twain
  125. You know i’m no good” – Amy Winehouse
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Good Karaoke Songs for Women Originally by Guys

You don’t have to choose a song that was written by or for a woman in order to take karaoke night to the next level! Here are some of the best karaoke songs for women that weren’t necessarily meant to be sung by a woman.

1. “The Lazy Song” – Bruno Mars 2. “Forget You” – Cee Lo Green 3. “Photograph” – Ed Sheeran 4. “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap 5. “Firestone” – Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell 6. “Hold Back the River” – James Bay 7. “Let It Go” – James Bay 8. “Want To Want Me” – Jason Derulo 9. “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey 10. “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber 11. “Years & Years” – King 12. “Are You With Me” – Lost Frequencies 13. “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd 14. “Sugar” – Maroon 5 15. “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson 16. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson 17. “Avicii” – The Nights 18. “Cheerleader” – OMI 19. “Hey Ya” – OutKast 20. “Happy” – Pharell Williams 21. “I’m Not The Only One” – Sam Smith 22. “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith 23. “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth 24. “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd 25. “Earned It” – The Weeknd

Easy Karaoke Songs for Women

If you’d rather not challenge yourself too much at the mic, here are some of the easiest karaoke songs for females to sing.

  • “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
  • “Heard it Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  • “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey
  • “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” – Bob Dylan
  • “My Own Worst Enemy” – P!nk
  • “Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks
  • “Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash

Of course, no two songs will be equally easy for all singers. You need to find one that matches your vocal range and abilities – and is a song that you know more or less by heart, too!

Best Country Karaoke Songs for Women

Like your songs with a bit of southern twang? Why not give country karaoke songs a try? Here is our women’s country karaoke song list:

  • “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” – Shania Twain
  • “9 to 5” ― Dolly Parton
  • “That Don’t Impress Me Much” ― Shania Twain
  • “Forever And For Always” ― Shania Twain
  • “Crazy” ― Patsy Cline
  • “Born To Fly” ― Sara Evans
  • “When You Say Nothing At All” – Alison Krauss and Union Station

Make sure you wear your boots, denim, and cowboy hat!

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Popular Karaoke Songs for Women

Here are some of the most popular “pop” songs for women:

  • Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  • Love on Top by Beyoncé
  • Respect by Aretha Franklin
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston
  • Shoop by Salt-N-Pepa
  • Survivor by Destiny’s Child
  • No Scrubs by TLC

Best Karaoke Songs for Women With Low Voices

Are you an alto – or have an even lower voice than that? These songs are perfect for you at your next karaoke night!

  • Adele – Someone Like You
  • Beyoncé – Sweet Dreams
  • Sia – Chandelier
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  • Alicia Keys – Fallin’
  • Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Aretha Franklin – Respect
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Mariah Carey – Hero

Good Karaoke Songs for Women With High Voices

If you’re a mezzo-soprano or soprano, these karaoke songs are perfect for you.

  • Mariah Carey – Vision of Love
  • Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  • Whitney Houston – I Have Nothing
  • Adele – Rolling in the Deep
  • Demi Lovato – Skyscraper
  • Ariana Grande – Side to Side
  • Christina Aguilera – Fighter
  • Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball

Classic Karaoke Songs for Women

You can’t beat these classic karaoke songs for women, either!

  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love
  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Temptations – My Girl
  • Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
  • Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
  • Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Tina Turner – Proud Mary

What is the Easiest Karaoke Song to Sing? Tips for Choosing the Right One

Before you head to karaoke night, be sure to check out this video for tips on what NOT to do.

Then, brush up on this advice on how to choose the right song to sing at karaoke.

  • Start by making a list of your favorite songs – this will give you a place to start when you begin flipping through the catalog of available karaoke songs.
  • Consider the audience.
  • Be honest about your abilities – not all of us are meant to sing like Whitney Houston, and that’s perfectly fine! You’re better off choosing a song that you know you can sing well than one that you might botch because it’s overly ambitious.
  • Don’t pick a song that’s too long – the audience might get bored.
  • The tempo is just as important as your pitch when you’re singing, so make sure you follow the beat.

Armed with that knowledge, go ahead and revisit the many karaoke songs for women that we’ve listed for you above. You have plenty of options to choose from!

What is a Good Karaoke Song for a Girl?

There are no single best songs for karaoke for women – and, truth be told, many of the best songs for the ladies were actually written by men! This list should give you an excellent place to start, though in your search. We also suggest looking at some of the best karaoke songs 2020 and 90s karaoke songs. Don’t be afraid to play around with it until you find the right one!

If you’ve tried any of these hits at a recent karaoke night, leave a comment below and let us know how it went. Want to really take the audience by storm at your next karaoke event? Check out the online karaoke classes at TakeLessons Live. Try as many classes as you’d like free for 30 days!