The Best Karaoke Duets you Need to Sing With a Friend!
Is there any activity more fun and rewarding than karaoke? Seriously, how could anything compete with your closest friends and family members belting out songs that everyone knows and loves?! With Wurrly’s extensive catalogue of pop, rock, r&b, oldies, musicals and more, it’s almost impossible not to find a crowd-pleasing song in the mix. But why not go one step further?
Enter the duet — the kind of karaoke song you can do with anyone, regardless of whether or not they know the words or even know how to sing. With so many songs to choose from, the hardest part of singing a duet is figuring out what to sing and who to sing it with! So, to save you the trouble, we ranked the ten best karaoke duets out there for your choosing.
Ah yes, the gold standard in karaoke songs. Not only is Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” romantic, but it’s a timeless classic that brings all millennials back to a time where parrots could talk and carpets did more than tie the room together. With two distinct tracks for a male and female voice, it’s almost impossible not to feel a glimmer of romance with whoever you sing this with.
Queen’s massive hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody” could be sung by a group of people, provided at least some of them know how to harmonize. Not only is this one of the best songs on earth, but one of those karaoke hits that everyone always joins along in, regardless of whether or not they have the mic.
An outlier in the list, this relatively newer song by Icelandic group, Of Monsters and Men is a particularly fun duet. Straying from the path of typical duets, there’s not a whole lot of harmonization involved and really just requires both parties belting it out for all to hear.
Originally released in 1993, this duet with Elton John and Kiki Dee was actually nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals — so you know they were doing something right. It’s a charming song that’s fun, poppy, and sets the scene for a really good karaoke party. The only hard part is figuring out who gets Elton’s part.
While this Marvin Gaye classic may not sound like it’s for beginners, that shouldn’t sway you or anyone from your group performing this song as best as they can. Recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 167, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” actually became a hit again in 1970 when it was recorded by Diana Ross.
Sometimes the best karaoke duets are the ones that were smash hits you couldn’t stop listening to on the radio. The beauty of “Despacito” is that it’s just kinda hard to sing — unless you’re fluent in Spanish. Whether you’re belting out Luis Fonsi’s part or Bieber’s, there’s no doubt that everyone will sing along when this hit comes out.
Some of the most fun karaoke songs are by the girl and boy groups that took over the radio in the late 90s and early 2000s. Not only is TLC’s “Creep” an incredible song on its own, but a total blast to sing with two of your closest friends.
Jeez, remember Evanescence? While this category of nu-metal/rap-rock is long gone, it’s still fun reminiscing about the time in our lives where it was kinda normal for a rap break midway during a song. Whether you choose to sing the chorus or the rap part, it’s hard not to feel pangs of nostalgia for this song and band.
There’s no reason not to sing this song with a bunch of your friends. Regardless of whether or not you grew up in the 90s, everybody knows this song and can sing along to a part of it. The beauty of this song is that there are many parts to choose from, taking it from duet to a full-on musical feast.
Ah, now here’s a deep cut. Raise your hand if you’ve even heard of this song. Thought so. This traditional Jamaican folk song was released by Harry Belafonte in 1956 and sings from the “point of view of dock workers working the night shift loading bananas onto ships.” Is it a weird karaoke choice? Sure, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. When you can get a whole room of friends singing a song that’s over 60 years old, you know you’re doing something right!