We all love to sing, don’t we? Whether it’s at the top of our lungs in the shower or belting out tunes with friends, singing is a universal form of expression.
Music is a powerful thing. It can make us feel happy, sad, or even extreme emotions like love and anger. Music can also bring people together in harmony – when everyone’s singing the same song at the top of their lungs!
What makes a good sing-along song, you ask? We think it’s a song that is easy to sing along to, has a great melody, and gets your feet tapping. This type of music will get everyone singing, dancing, and smiling.
In this blog post, we’ll be counting down our picks for the ten best sing-along songs out there (in no particular order). The list guarantees a good time for everyone! So grab your friends, crank up the volume and get ready to sing your heart out.
Best Sing Along Songs List
1. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon
Many different artists have covered this song over the years, but the original will always be our favorite. This song is perfect for sing-alongs because it’s easy to remember and fun to sing. It also has a great beat that practically forces you to dance along with the music! The lyrics are super simple, so even someone who isn’t a good singer can feel confident belting this one out.
2. “Love Shack” by B-52s
This upbeat tune had us smiling from ear to ear as soon as we heard those first few beats of the drum roll. This 80’s classic will get everyone grooving in their seats (or on the couch if they’ve already polished off some drinks). Just make sure your neighbors don’t mind loud singing before cranking up this jam – once you hear it, there’ll be no way to stop the urge to belt out those lyrics!
3. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
This modern pop song is a fan favorite for many reasons. First of all, it’s one of our absolute favorites. There aren’t too many songs that we can sing along with at top volume and not feel slightly embarrassed about how much we love them (this happens quite often, actually). Second – this song has such an infectious melody and beat you’ll find yourself dancing around before even realizing what’s happening. And thirdly, T-Swift knows just how great she is, so if anyone doubts their singing abilities, they should take a look at her exceptional talent! This girl was born to be on stage belting out. The lyrics are clever and make you feel like a badass when you know them all by heart. Not to mention, it’s super easy to sing along to!
4. “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke
This song is a classic and will always be one of our favorites. We can’t help but sing along whenever we hear the opening beats to this catchy tune! The lyrics are simple enough for even those who aren’t such great singers to feel confident belting them out, yet they still say so much about what people want from their relationships – or really anything in life. The song has been around for a while, which means there’s no better time than now to brush up on these lyrics if you haven’t sung them in a while (or ever)! ”
5. “We Are Young” by fun
This pop anthem was released back when everyone thought that 2012 would bring an end to the world (for real). It was one of those songs everyone heard at least once (if not a million times) back then, so you probably know all the words by now. Even if you don’t, though, it’s still super easy to remember and sing along with, thanks to its catchy beat! Plus, fun’s lyrics are positive, making everyone feel good about themselves – even just by singing something as upbeat as this song.
6. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
The opening chords of this song have been known to give chills down people’s spines when they hear them start playing on their favorite radio station. This classic 80s rock anthem is truly unforgettable in every way possible. This song is perfect for a sing-along session. It’s upbeat, easy to remember, and will have you feeling confident in no time! The lyrics are encouraging – “Just a small-town girl/Livin’ in a lonely world.” Plus, who can resist that powerful chorus?
7. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
We had to include a Whitney Houston song on this list (she’s just too good!). Many artists have covered this ballad over the years, but we think Whitney’s version is still the best. The lyrics are beautiful, and her voice is seriously out of this world. The message of this song is also pretty sweet – there’s nothing better than knowing you have someone by your side through thick and thin. If you haven’t heard the original version in a while, be sure to give it another go-round because it just might bring tears to your eyes. It’s perfect for a sing-along session with your loved ones, and the lyrics are lovely – “I will always love you/And I will always be there for you.”
8. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
This song is perfect when everyone needs to take a break from all the singing and dancing. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get us going again, and this track delivers! Plus, it’s a beautiful song that will make anyone want to burst into an inspiring rendition. If anything, listening to this powerful ballad will give you some encouragement – “When I am down/And oh my soul so weary/It is You who lifts me up.” So be sure to add this one to your sing-along repertoire!
9. “Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
This is another classic sing-along song from the rock legends Queen. It has all the ingredients for a great sing-along: straightforward melody, multiple tempo changes, and spoken parts in between verses. Plus, who doesn’t love belting out “Mama Mia, Mama Mia”? If you’re feeling a little bit daring and want to show off your rockstar skills, this is the perfect song to choose! Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was one of their most famous songs, and it’s not hard to see why.
10. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Last but not least, we have Pharrell William’s hit track “Happy.”
This feel-good song is perfect for when everyone needs a little bit of a pick-me-up. The beat is infectious, and the lyrics are super positive – “Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof/ Because I’m happy.” We guarantee that after singing along to this song, everyone will be feeling on top of the world!
So there you have it – ten unforgettable sing-along tracks that are perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re feeling down or want to get the party started, these songs will definitely do the trick. Be sure to add them to your playlist and start practicing your singing skills today! Be sure to try out some of these tracks the next time you get together with your friends or family – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Eduardo Perez is a multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience playing instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass. Having arranged songs and produced music in a recording studio, he has a wealth of knowledge to share about analyzing songs, composing, and producing. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Musical Studies at Berklee College School of Music. Featured on Entrepreneur.com. Subscribe to his YouTube channel, or follow him on Instagram.