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The 20 best kids’ karaoke songs

These kids’ karaoke songs will transform your children into full-fledged rock stars

Written by
Andy Kryza
Danielle Valente
Oliver Strand

Karaoke isn’t just a drunken birthday pastime or office party team-building exercise: it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained on a rained-in weekend. Of course, the songs adults love to sing in public are a bit different from the child-approved ones. A fourth grader doesn’t have the attention span for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the sight of a baby doing ‘WAP’ is a bit…disconcerting.

But kids karaoke doesn’t have to be all Kidz Bop and Sesame Street. There are plenty of G-rated tunes out there that both adults and children can enjoy singing along to. We’ve compiled 20 of the best kids karaoke songs here.


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Best kids’ karaoke songs, ranked

‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X
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1. ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X

That tone, that swagger, that beat.. all those horseys: The crossover hit is big with the shorties, who already know the lyrics – no need to look at the screen. You're going to sing this one ‘til you can't no more...’ or at least until the cowardz at Kidz Bop release their version of ‘Montero.’

‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I
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2. ‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I

This Tones and I tune came out of nowhere in 2020 to jump to the top of the dance charts around the world – this song will get your little ones dancing like a barrel full of... well, you know.

‘Vivir mi Vida’ by Marc Anthony
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3. ‘Vivir mi Vida’ by Marc Anthony

Will you laugh, will you dance? Will you live your life? Your little pequeño cantante will love belting out every la-la-la-la! And you'll appreciate that Marc Anthony wrote a legitimately good dance song.

‘Catchy Song’ by T-Pain and That Girl Lay Lay
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4. ‘Catchy Song’ by T-Pain and That Girl Lay Lay

The lyrics for this tune from The Lego Movie: The Second Part say it all: This song's gonna get stuck inside your, this song's gonna get stuck inside your, this song's get gonna stuck inside your head!

‘ABC’ by the Jackson 5
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5. ‘ABC’ by the Jackson 5

It really is as easy as 1-2-3, which is what makes this exuberant 50-year-old pop classic an ideal kids bop. Honestly, it’s a wonder that it hasn’t replaced the actual alphabet song yet. 

‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams
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6. ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

The completely infectious, feel-good anthem from Despicable Me is as irresistible to adults as it is to kids. We'll never pass up an opportunity to clap along with the sweet melody of one of the all-time great feel-good songs.

‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA
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7. ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA

You can dance, you can jive, and most importantly, you can sing along to the ABBA hit. Kids will love attempting the high notes and perfecting the rhythm of this fan favorite from Sweden’s favorite holograms.

‘Shake it Off’ by Taylor Swift
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8. ‘Shake it Off’ by Taylor Swift

Taylor’s breakout pop anthem signaled her transition from country, and it remains the most kid-friendly of all her songs, at least in terms of ease of belting it out. There are much better T-Swift hits, but when it comes to karaoke night, it’s all about silly dancing and singing what you know as loud as possible. You can save your rendition of ‘Blank Space’ or ‘Willow’ for when you’re drinking with friends. 

‘Let It Go’ from Frozen
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9. ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen

Let's face it—this smash hit from Elsa, the queen of the cold, will most likely never thaw out. Frozen's ballad is arguably Disney's most irresistible sing-along, and you know your kids will never get sick of channelling Broadway legend Idina Menzel. Even Disney itself couldn’t dethrone this one... we tried to swap it with ‘Into the Unknown’ on the list and our computers iced over. 

‘Boomerang’ by Jojo Siwa
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10. ‘Boomerang’ by Jojo Siwa

Once this empowerment anthem gets stuck in your head, we wish you all the luck trying to get rid of it. ‘Boomerang's’ smart approach to school bullies will score extra points with parents who are joining in the jam session.  

‘All Together Now’ by the Beatles
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11. ‘All Together Now’ by the Beatles

The closer to the Yellows Submarine soundtrack – the title track of which is also a kiddie-karaoke banger – epitomizes the old Simpsons joke about the Fab Four being fixtures of CDs for babies. With its sing-songy ‘1-2-3-4 can I have a little more, 5-6-7-8-9-10 I love you’ it’s the perfect song for practicing the alphabet and counting while also getting kids to say adorable things. 

‘Hey Mickey’ by Toni Basil
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12. ‘Hey Mickey’ by Toni Basil

Toni Basil's smash hit is the perfect pep ralley cheer to get the crowd pumped. Kids love repetition (and thinking they're singing to a giant mouse). Parents love ’80s nostalgia. It's a win for everybody. 

‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid
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13. ‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid

‘Part of Your World’ scores extra points for its sweet factor, but there are few joys in parenting quite like hearing a kid try to get through the late, great Samuel E. Wright’s fast-paced calypso callout of various musically inclined sea animals, capping things off with a mighty ‘oh that blowfish blooooooooow!’

‘I Want Candy’ by Bow Wow Wow
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14. ‘I Want Candy’ by Bow Wow Wow

Look, your child was probably going to ask for sweets at some point anyway. Might as well make them work for it by singing this ‘80s classic. 

‘Can't Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake
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15. ‘Can't Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake

Make no mistake: Justin Timberlake will never be left out of a karaoke list. Sing, groove and hit those high notes as you rock out to the Trolls theme song. Make Poppy proud, kid.  

‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen
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16. ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen

A decade after this sugar-disco confection migrated down from Canada and took over the world, the notion of actually talking to another human being on the telephone is a bit outmoded, but even Generation Tik Tok knows what comes after ‘I just met you/And this is craaaaazy.’ We stan the Queen of Kids Karaoke.

‘You’re Welcome’ from Moana
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17. ‘You’re Welcome’ from Moana

The Moana jam is easy enough to sing that even wrestler-turned-demigod Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson belted it out in the movie. Plus, it’s absolutely hilarious to hear kids tackle the Lin Manuel-Miranda-penned rap at the climax. 

‘Party in the U.S.A.’ by Miley Cyrus
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18. ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ by Miley Cyrus

Even your kids moved past Hannah Montana thanks to this jam. We're hopping off that plane at LAX with Miley and singing along to one of her catchiest tunes. Yes, we see you ‘nodding your head like, yeah’ (no judgment). 

‘Firework‘ by Katy Perry
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19. ‘Firework‘ by Katy Perry

K-Pez’s celebration of letting your freak flag fly is the pop star’s ultimate kids bop, even if the sound of kids belting out the ascending notes of the chorus might sound a bit like somebody threw a Roman candle into the fireplace. 

‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong
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20. ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong

An earworm in the most parasitic sense of the term, this musical virus, first unleashed by a South Korean education company in 2016, seems designed specifically to drive parents insane. It’s brain-stabbingly repetitive, and its ‘educational’ value is highly suspect. (What’s the lesson here? That sharks will murder you no matter how young or infeebled they seem?) But y’know what? This ain’t about you, gramps. Let the little ones ‘doot doot doot’ themselves to exhaustion, and hope you can crank the white noise machine loud enough to drown the song out of your head to get to sleep.


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