If you’re looking for a classic sound that all karaoke audiences can relate to and enjoy, look no further than the songs of Elton John. How can you pick out the best Elton John karaoke songs so you can focus on singing rather than hunting down your setlist?
As it turns out, I’ve been a fan of Elton John’s music since early childhood. As a result, I know a significant number of his songs—as well as which ones are a good fit for different moods, singers, and performances. Keep reading to get ready for your next performance and learn about 20 Elton John songs that are a good fit for different karaoke situations.
Tips for Karaoke Performances
If you’re getting ready for your first karaoke gig—or just want to impress everyone present with your professionalism in a typically casual atmopshere—the following tips can help you have the best performance of your life. I’ve been singing karaoke for over ten years, and I follow the advice below to ensure I have as much fun as possible every time I sing:
- Drink enough water. You want to make sure you stay hydrated the whole time you’re singing. Otherwise, you may get too dry to sing properly or even feel dehydrated. Eating light and avoiding alcohol can also help.
- Prepare your setlist in advance. It makes sense to pick out your songs in advance, make sure you are comfortable singing them, and ensure that they are a good fit for the atmosphere you’ll be singing in. Some venues won’t have access to every song you want to sing. Additionally, you want to make sure you aren’t going to bore or offend your audience with your song choices.
- Learn singing techniques. There are hosts of resources online that can help you learn to be a better singer, even if you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to the craft. Just learning a few breathing or song memorization techniques can go a long way toward improving your skills and allowing you to wow the crowd with your singing chops!
Now that you know how to prepare for your next performance, it’s time to pick out some Elton John songs for you to sing. That way, you can stop hunting for songs and start preparing for your performance.
The 20 Best Elton John Karaoke Songs
Are you ready to pick out some of the best Elton John karaoke songs for your next performance? I have you covered! Let’s look at the 20 great choices I’ve put together:
1. “I’m Still Standing”
If you’re ready to feel like you can take on the world, perform this track on the karaoke stage. It is often popular among kids as well due to its feature in the animated film Sing.
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2. “Rocket Man”
“Rocket Man” is my absolute favorite Elton John song. I love it so much that I have a playlist with the original and two cover versions on YouTube just so I can listen to it over and over again. I even read in an astrology book that it’s one of the best songs for my astrological sign. In any case, it’s a fantastic classic song that all audiences can enjoy.
3. “Tiny Dancer”
If you want audiences to instantly recognize your chosen song as an Elton John track, “Tiny Dancer” will do the track. It has all the ingredients of a perfect Elton John classic, from piano music to unique story-centered lyrics.
4. “Your Song”
“Your Song” is another of my favorite Elton John tracks, which I actually learned after Ewan McGregor sang it in Moulin Rouge!, which is one of my all-time favorite movie musicals. It’s romantic but frank, which makes it unique and special. Dedicate it to a special someone at karaoke night for the best results.
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5. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — with Kiki Dee
If you’re looking for a sweet and fun duet, this will do the trick! It’s remained a very popular song since its release, so audiences of all ages can recognize it and enjoy it and its awesome sound.
6. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
I first heard this track—like most people—when it was released in the animated film The Lion King. It is one of those songs that is a part of my earliest musical memories, and a song I still cherish to this day. I’ve never sung this song for karaoke, but I did perform it with my choir many years ago and it felt very powerful. You can evoke that same feeling at your next karaoke gig.
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7. “Bennie And The Jets”
Listening to or singing “Bennie And The Jets” is akin to experiencing a movie first-hand. It’s a lot of fun for the singer and the audience.
8. “Crocodile Rock”
Singers of all skill levels can get the crowd dancing with this hit. It’s got fun-filled throwback vibes that will keep everyone smiling long after the music stops.
9. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”
This track is both a classic breakup anthem and a symbol of something darker. There are a lot of emotions to unpack in this track, so make sure you’re ready to give the performance of your life before singing it.
10. “Candle In The Wind”
“Candle In The Wind” is a dedication to Marilyn Monroe and is a great choice to sing if you are a fan of Monroe’s. It’s also just an all-around interesting karaoke track for any setting.
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11. “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”
This is an energetic, glam throwback track that’s great to get the crowd dancing. It’s another tune that tells quite a colorful story.
12. “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
Here’s a pleading breakup song. If you want to convince your partner to give you another chance, you might want to dedicate this song to them at karaoke.
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13. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”
Elton John sang a lonely and emotional ballad in this classic. If you are up for it, you can really blow the crowd away by singing this track at karaoke night.
14. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
Do you ever feel like giving up your everyday life for something newer and calmer? If so, you may relate to this track and perform it with ease.
15. “Hakuna Matata”
This Disney hit from The Lion King was written by Elton John and Tim Rice. It’s a fun karaoke choice, especially if there are young children in your audience.
16. “Circle Of Life”
Here’s another The Lion King track from Elton John’s catalog. It’s actually quite an undertaking to sing, so make sure you’re prepared before hitting the stage.
17. “That’s What Friends Are For” —with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Gladys Knight
Are you looking for an Elton John group song for karaoke night? You and your friends can celebrate your loyalty to one another with this gentle track.
Here’s another story-focused track that’s a wonderful choice to highlight Elton John’s repertoire at karaoke night. It’s a good song to sing if you have some karaoke experience and are ready to try something a little off-the-beaten-path.
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19. “Sad Songs”
If you want to celebrate sad songs and wallow in dark emotions for a while, this is the song for you! It’s a good fit for all skill levels and genders.
“Sacrifice” is an interesting song, lyrically. However, it’s not too hard to tackle, even if you’re new to singing karaoke, so don’t be afraid to give it a try at your next karaoke party.
You have a list of 20 of the best Elton John karaoke songs ready at your disposal. Now you can hit the karaoke stage armed with classic hits and the confidence needed to wow the crowd!