Sometimes you just don't want to let yourself take the easy route, right? Well, you've landed to the right page. We at Singa took a dive into the deep end, and listed here the 10 hardest karaoke songs to sing, for you to challenge yourself, your friends, or your frenemies. Good luck - can you sing it all the way to number 1?
Here's our list of 10 hardest karaoke songs to sing
10) TAKE ON ME by A-ha
Sing karaoke version of Take on me here.
Take on me by A-ha is actually not a rare song to hear when you enter a karaoke bar or a karaoke party. People just love its upbeat and catchy tune! However, the 80's synth pop mega hit is famous for the powerful falsetto chorus - so you might need to stretch up a bit before jumping on stage to hit those high notes.
9) CHANDELIER by Sia
Sing karaoke version of Chandelier here.
This 2014 pop song is massively popular. In fact, it has been streamed more than 1 billion times since its release. Chandelier is the kind of song that makes you feel like you're running a half marathon when singing it. And speaking from experience, running a half marathon is easier.
8) MONEY by Pink Floyd
Sing karaoke version of Money here.
It is debateable, if Money by Pink Floyd should be on the list of the hardest songs to sing. Well, while this song doesn't actually require a big vocal range or massive power, it's just that you need to be very careful WHEN to sing, as the time signature is not the most basic one with this song. With your typical pop song, you'd have 4 beats per bar, but with Money you have 7. And sometimes 4. Then again 7.
7) IMAGINE by Ariana Grande
Sing karaoke version of Imagine here.
Two words: whistle notes.
6) LOVIN' YOU by Minnie Riperton
Sing karaoke version of Lovin' you here.
Yep, again them whistle notes! Besides being a sweeet love letter, Lovin' You is famous (or notorious) for its F#6 note in the chorus, entirely unreachable by us mortals.
5) WITHOUT ME by Eminem
Sing karaoke version of Without me here.
If you're a pro rapper, this might totally be your jam. But if you're not, I'll give you a big thumbs up if you get even 50% or the lyrics out on time. Don't believe me? Try it.
4) STONE COLD by Demi Lovato
Sing karaoke version of Stone Cold here.
Along with Chandelier, Stone Cold is one of those "goal" songs for vocalists and karaoke singers. The vocal run in the end of the chorus is one of those world famous runs, and you can find probably thousands of Youtube videos breaking into how to actually sing it. Top 4!
3) BODY AND SOUL by John Green
Sing karaoke version of Body and Soul here.
Those diminished chords, key changes (or tonicizations how a music theorist might call those) and rhythmically and melodically challenging theme. So... good luck with staying on the pitch!
2) B.Y.O.B by System of a Down
Sing karaoke version of B.Y.O.B here.
First of all, you'll need to scream. Second, you'll need to scream while articulating lyrics fast. And this is just the first phrase of the song.
1) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Queen
Sing karaoke version of Bohemian Rhapsody here.
This is a legendary karaoke song. Actually the 3rd most popular karaoke on Singa in 2020 (of English language songs.) But let's face it, Bohemian Rhapsody is just impossible to sing by yourself because of those multiple voices that are essential to the song. So, we recommend you take some friends with you, grab the mic, and just bring it on.
What do you think? Do you know some more challenging ones? Let us know via Instagram DM!
I hope you'll enjoy singing these songs (or trying to sing, that's as good!). I think you should definitely try all of these - they are great songs. And whether you're a seasoned singer or can barely belt a note - who cares. It's not about right and wrong in karaoke. Just belt it out and have fun!
If this list is not your thing, how about try some easy karaoke songs?
Whatever your preferred tune might be - happy singing! ❤️