There’s nothing more frustrating as a karaoke singer than finding out the songs you picked for karaoke night aren’t in your vocal range. Singing higher or lower than you are comfortable with puts a strain on your voice and leaves you feeling embarrassed and frustrated, whether you are hosting a karaoke night at home or are performing in public at a bar or another venue.
Baritones have an especially hard time picking out karaoke songs in their vocal range. This is because the majority of popular songs are sung by tenors. However, there are actually many fun and popular karaoke songs for deeper voices, even if they don’t immediately come to mind. I’m going to list the 40 best karaoke songs for baritone performers and help you prepare for karaoke night so you can pull off your next performance without a hitch.
Preparing for Your Karaoke Performance
It’s smart to prepare for your karaoke night, even if you are just performing in front of a few loved ones who you aren’t trying to impress. It’s the most fun to sing songs you know and that fit within your vocal range so you don’t get frustrated or confused during your performance.
Let me explain how being unprepared has affected me personally. I can’t enjoy singing a song that’s too high or low for my voice, as it makes my chest hurt and usually causes me to stop singing early. This leaves everyone disappointed. The same thing happens if I choose a song that’s too fast or that I don’t know too well.
Here are a few more tips to help you prepare for karaoke night:
- Choose songs you like. Your most favorite songs may not be withing your vocal range or skill level, but you should still be able to find a variety of enjoyable songs to sing that you know well enough to belt out with ease.
- Stay hydrated. Nothing makes me feel worse than singing with a dry mouth or throat. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after singing to have the best experience and feel your best.
- Sing songs from either gender. Men can sing songs by women, and women can sing songs by men. You can always switch up some pronouns or other words if they don’t make sense for your situation. I often do this if the lyrics seem awkward for me to sing.
Now that you know how to prepare for the best karaoke night possible, you are ready to pick out some great baritone tunes to sing. Here are 40 examples so you don’t have to spend hours searching for the right track.
The Best Karaoke Songs for Baritone Singers
Now that you know how to prepare to have the best karaoke night ever, you are ready to learn about some of the best karaoke songs for baritone singers to perform on karaoke night. Here they are:
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1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” — Elvis Presley
This Elvis Presley staple takes the number one spot due to its fame and widespread popularity. People of any gender who sing in a baritone range will enjoy performing this classic, especially if they want to dedicate it to a romantic partner.
2. “Kryptonite” — 3 Doors Down
“Kryptonite” is a great choice for rock fans who still want to appeal to a wide audience. It’s a lot of fun for baritone singers to perform.
3. “Skyfall” — Adele
If you are a woman who feels more comfortable with songs by other women but needs to sing in a deeper range, Adele songs may be a great choice. “Skyfall” is long and difficult at times, so wait until you are comfortable with complicated songs to try this one out.
4. “Say You Won’t Let Go” — James Arthur
“Say You Won’t Let Go” is popular and gentle, so nervous singers can try it out with ease. Any gender can perform this track.
5. “Closer” — The Chainsmokers
“Closer” is easy to sing and enjoyed by a wide range of audiences, making it a great choice for karaoke. It can be performed as a duet with another singer in the baritone range or who sings at a higher octave.
6. “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X
“Old Town Road” is a great song for karaoke if you want something trendy and cool. It’s a perfect choice for deeper voices.
Story time! I used to run sound for a lot of my friends (and my wife’s friends) weddings. I did it once for free for a friend and I guess word got out, so during that time in life when everyone you know starts getting married, I did a lot of weddings to help them save money.
Anyways, one friend of mine said he wanted to do karaoke at his reception, so naturally I was super excited. Problem was, once we started karaoke, none of the adults wanted to participate. It was like 5 kids that all wanted to do “Old Town Road” over and over again. They loved it! But after hearing those little ones butcher the song no fewer than ten times in one night, I haven’t listened to it since, haha.
7. “Budapest” — George Ezra
“Budapest” was the first George Ezra song that I ever heard, and it made me an instant fan of the British singer-songwriter. It’s a sweet tune that romantic audiences will adore.
8. “People Are Strange” — The Doors
If you are looking for classic rock with a dark edge, “People Are Strange” checks all the boxes. However, you might want to save it for a classic rock crowd.
9. “Hooked On A Feeling” — Blue Swede
“Hooked On A Feeling” has been one of my favorite songs since I was a young child. It’s popular with many audiences and very fun to sing at karaoke night.
10. “All Of Me” — John Legend
“All Of Me” is another great choice for baritones who want to woo a significant other. It’s widely popular and sure to be a hit with most crowds at home or in public.
11. “Clocks” — Coldplay
Coldplay was my favorite band in high school, and I consider “Clocks” one of their greatest songs. It’s slow but somewhat complex, so you might not want to try it out at your first karaoke gig.
12. “Smooth” — Santana
“Smooth” is one of my mom’s favorite songs. It is a very cool tune. This one will get your listeners dancing.
13. “Brown Eyed Girl” — Van Morrison
Just about everyone knows “Brown Eyed Girl.” It will be especially popular with the brown-eyed ladies in your audience.
14. “Hello” — Adele
“Hello” is another great Adele option for lower-voiced singers. It’s one of her easier songs to tackle and is great for any gender to sing.
15. “Accidentally In Love” — Counting Crows
If you are looking for a country-rock tune to impress your crowd with, “Accidentally In Love” is a popular one. It’s also a lot of fun to perform.
16. “Born In The U.S.A.” — Bruce Springsteen
Here’s a somewhat weird fun fact: “Born In The U.S.A.” was one of the only songs my older sister would fall asleep to when she was a baby. It’s a bit hard rock for some audiences, but it can be a lot of fun to perform.
17. “Here Comes The Sun” — The Beatles
This classic hit is a bright one. It’s sure to put your audience in a good mood.
18. “Ring Of Fire” — Johnny Cash
“Ring Of Fire” is my favorite country song of all time. It’s fun to sing and a great way to let off some post-breakup steam.
19. “My Way” — Frank Sinatra
If you want to go super-classic, you can’t go wrong with Sinatra. “My Way” is widely popular and a great choice for the individualistic set.
20. “Where Is The Love” — Black Eyed Peas
If you are willing to get serious with your karaoke tracks, “Where Is The Love” is a powerful choice. It’s loved by many and sends a powerful message.
21. “Rumor Has It” — Adele
“Rumor Has It” isn’t as popular as it used to be, but it is my favorite Adele song. It’s also great fun for karaoke singers, especially ones who are deeper-voiced women.
22. “Shotgun” — George Ezra
“Shotgun” is my niece’s favorite George Ezra song, and I don’t blame her. It’s fun to sing and brings out those summer vibes that put smiles on people’s faces.
23. “All You Need Is Love” — The Beatles
The Beatles offer some peace and love in this oldies hit. Everyone will want to sing along when you perform this track on karaoke night.
24. “Hey Ya!” — Outkast
“Hey Ya!” is a fun song that almost everyone can enjoy. It’s an especially great choice if you have a larger audience that’s ready to dance.
25. “Light My Fire” — The Doors
“Light My Fire” has a very cool classic rock sound that most audiences will enjoy. You will have a lot of fun performing it, too.
26. “I Walk The Line” — Johnny Cash
Here we have another Johnny Cash country classic. It’s slow enough for nervous singers and interesting enough for seasoned performers.
27. “Sweet Caroline” — Neil Diamond
“Sweet Caroline” simply makes people feel good. It’s perfect for singers of any level.
28. “Believe” — Cher
This is one song by a female vocalist that vocalists can sing in a lower pitch to fit a baritone range. Its lyrics could easily fit any gender.
29. “If I Were A Carpenter” — Johnny Cash
This is the third song by Johnny Cash on this list. When it comes to baritone country hits, Cash is king. This is a really gentle track that’s suitable for any experience level.
30. “Born To Be Wild” — Steppenwolf
This is a wild and fun karaoke track for the more energetic baritone singers. Audiences love this tune.
31. “Take Me To Church” — Hozier
I’ve loved this song since its release. It’s a little darker in theme but enjoyable for more experienced karaoke singers.
32. “Be Nice” — Black Eyed Peas
This isn’t the most obvious Black Eyed Peas track, but it’s a positive and fun one to sing. I don’t typically sing baritone, but I like to try it out during karaoke performances where I want to go a little deeper and different. It’s a little fast at times, so you may not want to tackle it until you have a few karaoke performances to your name.
33. “Lean On Me” — Bill Withers
This is my favorite Bill Withers song. It has a powerful message that is enjoyable to communicate through karaoke and enjoyed by audiences.
34. “Smile” — Nat King Cole
“Smile” is a gentle and uplifting classic. It’s perfect for baritone karaoke singers of all experience levels and genders.
35. “Haven’t Met You Yet” — Michael Bublé
If you like a jazzy sound in your karaoke, “Haven’t Met You Yet” is a fun choice. It gives off those hopeful vibes that listeners love to hear.
36. “Your Song” — Elton John
At times, Elton John’s songs tend to hit high vocal ranges, but “Your Song” is lower in tone. It’s a good choice for traditional baritone vocalists.
37. “Yesterday” — The Beatles
This is a sad but enjoyable option by The Beatles. Audiences really identify with it.
38. “Viva La Vida” — Coldplay
“Viva La Vida” is one of my all-time favorite Coldplay songs. However, it’s a bit complex, so don’t take it on if you’re new to karaoke.
39. “Chasing Cars” — Snow Patrol
“Chasing Cars” is a Millennial favorite that is easy to sing. Try it out whether you are new to karaoke or a seasoned singer.
40. “What A Wonderful World” — Louis Armstrong
Who doesn’t feel a little better about the world we live in when they hear this Louis Armstrong classic? It’s slow enough for new or nervous singers.
This list should help you feel less discouraged as a baritone when it comes to choosing karaoke songs at home or in public. Whether you love country, pop, or even jazz music, there’s something for every karaoke fan to enjoy. Try a few of these best karaoke songs for baritone singers at your next karaoke night to see how much fun you can have while showing off your deep vocal skills. You may relearn some old favorite tracks or discover some new ones along the way while learning to appreciate your uniquely deep vocal range.