The Top 20 Karaoke Duets Of All Time
There's only one thing better than karaoke and that's singing karaoke with your bestie! Enlisting help from a partner is a smart idea for this traditional party pastime if you don't feel capable of holding a note on your own. (Or you haven't invested in an auto tune machine yet.)
China holds the record for the longest karaoke session with 456 hours, two minutes and five seconds (that’s 19 days!) and a record 6,281 karaoke songs sung. Think you and your bestie can beat that? Carry on reading!
But how can you choose the ideal duet karaoke song for each situation? How can you pick a song that fits your mood, style, and singing voice? How can you keep from making embarrassing gaffes or uncomfortable situations?
Whether it's true love or a singsong with your bestie, Lucky Voice lists their top twenty famous karaoke duet songs. Check out the list and subscribe today.
What is a karaoke duet and why should you try it?
A song that is performed by two singers is known as a karaoke duet. Nearly every musical style and genre has karaoke duets, which frequently include catchy melodies, harmonies, and lyrics. Duets at the karaoke bar are a terrific way to bond with your partner and have a good time.
You can perform duets at the karaoke machine with your partner, a friend, a relative, or even a total stranger.
Duet karaoke can give you a positive, romantic, nostalgic, or empowering feeling. Singing karaoke with a partner can help boost your confidence, but most importantly have an absolute blast!
The Top 20 Karaoke Duets Of All Time
From legendary collaborations between musical greats to fresh partnerships from new kids on the block, we give you the best duets of all time for an epic karaoke night.
The only thing better than killing it at karaoke is killing it at karaoke with a friend! Duets offer twice the vocal range, twice the giggles and twice the fun, so with that in mind, we've only gone and compiled a list of the 20 most famous duets of all time. And, if you're in need of even more inspiration for your next singing session, check out our round-up of the top karaoke songs of all time.
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Without further ado, here are the top 20 best karaoke duets of all time:
1) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
One of the absolute stand out tracks of 2018, Shallow is an instant classic and offers a very enjoyable romantic duet for a couple of star crossed lovers. Be warned though: about two thirds of the song is Lady Gaga and she is one tough act to follow vocally!
2) Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don't Go Breaking My Heart
The great thing about this duet is that it's relatively easy to sing. There isn't a huge vocal range, so it doesn't take much effort to make it sound half decent. Definitely one to start warming up a crowd with which is why it made it onto our list of best duet karaoke songs.
3) Aladdin & Jasmine – A Whole New World
Disney AND a duet... er hello, that's the best combo since peanut butter and chocolate! Whilst Jasmine does deliver some super difficult key changes, all you need to do is put on your best 'Disney Princess' voice and you've smashed it. Extra points for finding a rug to sit on.
4) Grease – Summer Nights (squad goals tune)
Ohhhhh this song, how we love it so. Firstly, you can get a team of boys and girls together and have a karaoke song battle. Secondly, it's so much fun you'll want to dance through it all anyway. Thirdly... that high note at the end. If you don't play the game of who can hold it the longest, you haven't done it properly.
5) Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
A rarity for a duet in having both parts sung by men, Under Pressure is a brilliant choice for a karaoke duet that escapes the usual boy/girl love song dynamic, we just had to include it as one of the best duets of all time.
P.S. If you're wondering why the bass line is familiar, Vanilla Ice remixed it for Ice Ice Baby!
6) Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie – Endless Love
Let's make no mistake, this one is tough, but it's a duet classic and has to be embraced. If you don't have the talent, you'll need to have the determination to see this song through to the end, and make Lionel's glorious 80s curls proud. That's what karaoke is really about anyway.
7) Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony & Ivory
Was it ever surprising that a collaboration between two of the greatest rock stars of our time would produce one of the best duets of all time? Nope! Ebony & Ivory brings some serious feel-good vibes and ain't too hard to sing either.
8) Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman – Come What May
It's impossible to hear this romantic duet between Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman without getting all emotional, it's such a beautiful song! You two may not have Ewan and Nicole's acting skills... but you can definitely give them a run for their money vocally on this track!
9) Nelly & Kelly Rowland – Dilemma
Bringing the nineties r'n'b to our list of famous karaoke duets, we still love singing along with Nelly and Kelly. Boys, give the rap your best go, it's not super fast so can be sung by karaoke beginners too.
10) Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
Hey best friend... get up here and get your sass on! A nineties classic, The Boy Is Mine is ideal for going head to head with your bestie in an all-out bootie-shaking, body-popping sing-off.
11) Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – Islands In The Stream
Anything that involves Dolly Parton gets an immediate stamp of karaoke approval and Islands In The Stream is no exception! A strong choice for some inter-generational sing along as it's absolutely timeless! One of the most classic karaoke duets of all time for sure!
12) Nelly Furtado & Timbaland – Promiscuous
An absolute banger from Nelly Furtado and Timbaland that's sure to amp up the energy of any karaoke session. The flirty interplay of the song's lyrics make it a great choice if you're singing karaoke with your crush!
13) Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – The Time Of My Life
Immortalised by 80s movie hit Dirty Dancing, this fab duet is as much fun to sing along to now as it was back in the days when Patrick Swayze was a worldwide sex icon.
14) Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – Up Where We Belong
Another glorious romantic power ballad made famous by a Hollywood blockbuster, sing it with a captain's hat atop your head if you're really looking to method-sing a la An Officer And A Gentleman.
15) Phil Collins & Phil Bailey – Easy Lover
Who knew that when two Phils get together to write music the resulting track would be so funky fresh! This song had to be on our list of best duets, no question!
16) Shane MacGowan & Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
While you're likely most familiar with this song from its radio-dominating Decembers, it is also brilliant fun to sing away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas as well.
17) Jay Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
Be warned: while this is an absolutely brilliant duet, it is pretty dang hard to nail. The vocals of Alicia Keys are more than a touch powerful and you probably only remember about half as many of Jay Z's rap lyrics as you think you do! But don't let that scare you - do you accept the challenge?
18) Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer
This is one of those new duets that we just can't get enough of. It's not often two baby faced pop newbies come together to make a banging duet... especially one with such an awesome beat!
19) Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson – I Know Him So Well
Another girl-to-girl duet, but this time no sass is required and there's a lot more vocal range. You've got every chance of crucifying this track, but that's where half the fun of karaoke duets lies anyway!
20) Beauty & The Beast – Something There
We simply had to finish on another Disney classic. It's the sweetest song and will make even the most beastly couples look adorable when singing together.
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