Best Musical Karaoke Songs: The Top 20
Musicals - the most fun you can have at a theatre. Whether you belt out show tunes in your car or the shower, there's no feeling quite like hitting that show-stopping note fiercely - and smashing it!
But why stop at performing alone? When there are so many excellent musical karaoke songs out there!
All you need is an at-home karaoke machine to practice before you hit a Lucky Voice karaoke bar and wow a captive audience. To help you get started, we collated an official list of top 20 karaoke tunes from some of the best-loved musicals. You're welcome, world!
Top 20 karaoke songs from musicals
From the danceable music of Hairspray to the drama of Les Miserables, we’ve listened to hundreds of songs from musicals to bring you our list of the best. Let the countdown commence!
20) Miss Saigon - I’d Give My Life For You
We promised drama, and we’ve definitely delivered it with this song. Utterly heart-breaking and a sentiment that speaks to many. Treat this song with the respect it deserves and give it your all.
19) The Phantom Of The Opera - The Phantom Of The Opera
The perfect musical duet, particularly for platonic friends. One person digs deep for their creepiest voice, and the other has to tackle that epic note. Whether your inspiration is from the original version of the film, the 2004 version, or even the theatrical version, there's no doubt this song makes the list of best musical karaoke songs.
18) Mary Poppins - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
This is one your entire family can sing. Divvy up the parts or sing it all together; this song encapsulates everything karaoke is about - having fun! Whether you have younger siblings or children of your own, this is a great way to introduce them to the world of karaoke.
17) Dreamgirls - One Night Only
This is another theatrical spectacular made into a motion picture, and you can understand why with this song. This song can be sung solo or with a backing team; whatever you decide, you'll feel fantastic singing out this song!
16) Grease - You’re The One That I Want
Come on; it wouldn't be a list about musical karaoke songs if we didn't mention Grease at least once. Believe us; it was super hard only to mention this film once; there are so many epic tunes! And if you ever get bored (we don't see how but just in case), there are some fantastic songs in Grease 2, too.
15) The Wizard Of Oz - We’re Off To See The Wizard
If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was, this song is one, because, because, because, because, because, because, because, we say so! The only danger with this song is that you won't be able to stop once you start. It's totally worth it, though.
14) Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton
This is the hottest musical worldwide right now - which is saying something with the flurry of musicals being turned into films in the last decade. Can you guess the other ones we're talking about? Keep going with this list, and some will be revealed.
13) Oliver! - Consider Yourself
From an incredible modern musical to a classical one. Consider Yourself Is a wonderfully cheeky feel-good number that’s as fun to sing as it is to listen to. We just had to include it in our list of musical karaoke numbers.
12) The Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams
This is one of those excellent musical-turned-modern-films we mentioned earlier. A stand-out track for sure, this is the kind of song that makes hairs stand on end and goosebumps jump up on your skin.
11) Annie - It’s A Hard Knock Life
Whether you're singing the original 1982 or Will Smith's 2014 version, bring plenty of attitude to this song, but don’t forget to have fun too, that’s what this is all about!
10) Little Shop Of Horrors - Skid Row
What is it about musicals that can make even the direst of circumstances so catchy? The Little Shop Horrors somehow makes Skid Row seem...fun. This is an epic song to sing with your besties or even your S.O (significant other), and dancing is highly recommended.
9) Cabaret - Cabaret
When the song holds the same title as the overall musical, you know it's gonna be swell. This simple, scintillating and sassy number speaks our truth: 'What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.' Whether that's plugging in your karaoke machine in your living room and putting on a show for your loved ones, hosting a karaoke party or heading to your nearest karaoke bar, get out there and sing your heart out.
8) A Star Is Born - Shallow
This song is anything but its namesake. It has depth and is one of many awesome songs from this musical. It’s pretty new but had to be included in our list of fantastic karaoke songs from musicals.
7) Moulin Rouge - Come What May
We came to hear Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman sing and totally fell in love with this musical. There's so much to say; it's glitzy, fun, tragic - everything you want in a musical, really. So please, please, please add this song to your musical repertoire.
6) West Side Story - I Feel Pretty
If this isn't the ultimate feel-good musical song, then we don't know what is. Although a word of warning, it's an exceedingly high song. We definitely suggest practising this song before performing it to an audience.
5) Les Miserables - Do You Hear The People Sing?
Here’s a song to get everybody in the fighting spirit - metaphorically. If you’ve had a bad day at work, this is precisely the kind of therapy you need to get all your frustrations out.
4) The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Sweet Transvestite
Alternatively, you can dance your stress away with a song like this. Dress up (or don't - up to you), get your swagger on and blast out your version of Sweet Transvestite - feel free to follow it up with The Timewarp - you know the dance moves, right?
3) Chicago - All That Jazz
Get practising those jazz hands because this song has made it into the top three ultimate musical karaoke songs. It's got pazazz, razzle-dazzle, and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger! What's not to love?
2) Wicked - Defying Gravity
You may need to defy gravity to bellow out some of those notes to the same standard as Idina Menzel, but this song is so powerful you probably won’t mind practising it again and again until you get it just right.
1) Hairspray - You Can’t Stop The Beat
And we can't stop loving this song! Whether you're a love the movie or a theatre traditionalist, one thing we can all agree on is how awesome this musical is. We dare you to try singing this without dancing and feeling fabulous.
And that’s our list complete! All of these songs are available through our online subscription service, which you can sign up to here. You can also get your own home karaoke machine here, or a complete karaoke kit here. Until next time, friends!