As a woman, it’s nice to have a few great songs sung by other women in your back pocket.
Popular hits that entertain your friends as much as they impress.
At the same time, you want songs that are easy to sing.
Unless you are a professional singer, of course.
The best karaoke songs for women deliver on all three counts.
They are easy to sing, sound impressive, and entertain your audience, pumping them up and sucking them into your performance.
Those are exactly the type of songs we’ve collected here. Keep reading for 20 amazing, yet easy, karaoke songs for women.
Table of Contents
- 1 Best Karaoke Songs For Women
- 1.1 MacArthur Park by Donna Summer
- 1.2 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
- 1.3 Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
- 1.4 I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston
- 1.5 Unstoppable by Sia
- 1.6 Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Pink, Mya
- 1.7 Turn Your Face Towards The Sun by Rihanna
- 1.8 Blank Space by Taylor Swift
- 1.9 When We Were Young by Adele
- 1.10 Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia
- 1.11 Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
- 1.12 Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
- 1.13 Live To Tell by Madonna
- 1.14 Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
- 1.15 Dancing Queen by ABBA
- 1.16 Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga
- 1.17 What’s Up by 4 Non-Blondes
- 1.18 Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
- 1.19 Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
- 1.20 Killing Me Softly by Fugees
- 2 Easy Karaoke Songs For Women: Final Thoughts
Best Karaoke Songs For Women
I tried to include songs from different genres and styles here, so that there is something for everyone, every occasion, and every audience.
MacArthur Park by Donna Summer
MacArthur Park is a genius piece of music one of the easiest songs to sing for women. Karaoke is all about having fun and this song definitely delivers in that department. Both you and your audience will have a blast with it.
Of course, it helps if you can sing higher notes with confidence. There are also some dramatic sections in the song, but nothing too difficult, even if you are a newbie. If you are confident and love MacArthur Park, go for it! And if you’re wondering what the MacArthur Park lyrics are about, read this article.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
This anthem of the 80s is a great song to sing during a party, and your girlfriends will also want to join in. If you are looking for an upbeat and fun song for a ladies’ event where everyone should join in, then do add Girls Just Wanna Have Fun to your list. The video above is a lower-key version, which is a lot easier for beginners.
Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
Torn is a popular karaoke song, and its popularity has not diminished over the years. It is definitely one of the best picks for women’s karaoke nights or for those who want to indulge in some bathroom jamming sessions.
The best part about Torn, in addition to its meaningful lyrics, is its catchy tune and chorus. All your girlfriends will love singing along with you. It is one of those great songs where avid singers can showcase their wide range of vocal abilities.
If you and your friends love Natalie Imbruglia (and even if you don’t), you must add Torn to your women’s karaoke song list.
I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s I’m Every Woman is a wonderful party-time karaoke favorite, and the link above is especially easy to sing along to. If you have a group of ladies who grew up in the 80s and 90s, this is a must-add song to your karaoke song list for a women’s shindig.
Unstoppable by Sia
This powerful and emotional song is perfect for karaoke. Its uplifting, catchy tune and foot-tapping chorus will surely get your friends singing along!
The best part about Unstoppable is its message. It is an empowering song written specifically for women. There are a few high notes in the song, but nothing that most singers won’t be able to handle. You will surely get a round of applause for this one!
Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Pink, Mya
Lady Marmalade is an upbeat number that has many parts that you can divide between friends for your karaoke session. Note that some parts of this catchy, foot-tapping song are sung in very high notes, so it may not be the best choice for beginners. That said, you can just lower the notes and no one will care.
Turn Your Face Towards The Sun by Rihanna
This is one of those great beginner karaoke songs that are not only great for party karaoke but also if you have based the event on a female-empowerment theme. It is sure to give your audience goosebumps!
By the end of the song, your listeners will be tapping their feet and clapping along. Turn Your Face has an uplifting tune and its lyrics are also meaningful.
Blank Space by Taylor Swift
This popular and catchy song will go down well with Swifties. If you have any in your group, this is the karaoke song to choose. But even if there are no super fans in your group, it’s still a great song to sing.
Blank Space has a simple enough melody, and its chorus is easy to sing along to. The fun and playful lyrics are also suitable for all ages. The vocal range of Blank Space is not too hard to achieve, which is a big reason it is one of the best karaoke songs for the fairer sex.
When We Were Young by Adele
This emotional song will take you and your friends down memory lane. However, it isn’t a song for beginners and needs a strong singer who can emulate Adele’s powerful vocal range.
When We Were Young has a nostalgic and reflective tone, which may take some practice to master. But it is certainly a great choice if you want to add some emotional songs to your repertoire.
Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia
Again, this is not a song for beginners. The chorus “I am Ti-Ta-Ni-Um” is sung in high notes and will need some practice. Therefore, most newbies might find their voices cracking when they sing those lines.
Having said that, Titanium is a great, empowering, and emotional song, especially for ladies. No wonder it is also one of the most popular choices in choir songs.
Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Since most women are fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, they are likely to love Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do. And since most ladies love Love Me Like You Do, they are sure to join in the singing.
Its music is awesome, and your audience will be left feeling good afterward. The best part is that it is an easy-to-sing song, so beginners can enjoy it as well.
Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
There are so many reasons women love Shania’s Man! I Feel Like a Woman for their karaoke nights. It is fast paced and wonderful to dance to.
Its lyrics also celebrate the joy and freedom of being a woman and are sure to encourage women to let their hair down and have a good time. If you’re looking for a catchy melody with memorable lyrics, go ahead and sing this song at your next karaoke session.
Live To Tell by Madonna
Madonna has given us so many beautiful hits, and Live to Tell is one of the best. This timeless classic from the movie At Close Range is sure to be a hit with all women at your karaoke event.
However, it does have lower notes and might not be the easiest to pull off for some singers. Knowing when to pause is also crucial for this great song. Mistakes in timing will be noticeable. This is a song to practice singing at home, before you debut it in public.
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
The key to getting this gorgeous, nostalgic song is the timing, so you can coordinate with its brilliant guitar. Chasing Cars is a simple yet beautiful song, and most girls (and guys) love singing along to it.
The version in the link given above has great background vocals that will support you as you sing. It guides you perfectly, so you know exactly how long the pauses are.
Caution: don’t beat yourself up too much if you (or someone from your audience) burst into tears mid-way. It happens to the best of us while singing along to this one. This article analyzes the lyrics to Chasing Cars, if you are curious what they mean.
Dancing Queen by ABBA
No list of the best karaoke songs for women is complete without ABBA’s Dancing Queen. It has an upbeat melody and is perfect for a group of women to sing to. You will certainly feel like dancing to it and it will surely get everyone in the audience to join in singing and dancing along as well.
Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way has some fairly high notes in its chorus, but it is a beautiful song to sing along to. Lady Gaga performed it in A minor with a slow tempo of 65 beats per minute.
But don’t worry. Even novice singers will find the backing track in the above link quite comfortable to sing to. I know, because I’ve tried it with many of my students!
What’s Up by 4 Non-Blondes
What’s Up is an iconic song from the 1990s and has been a top choice for karaoke and social events ever since. Its chorus has the lyrics What’s Going On repeated over and over. Audiences love singing along, especially after a few drinks.
Personally, I also especially love the guitar at the beginning. Of course, there are some very high notes in What’s Up that you can only perfect by really belting them out! Some prior practice will help you master it, but don’t feel bad if you don’t quite get up to the right notes. No one will care.
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now has male and female parts, but the link given above has just the female part. This is a great choice if you are practicing for a duet.
The song is beautiful and fairly easy for beginners. There are a few high notes, but nothing that you won’t be able to manage with a little practice. It is also a wonderful song to get your audience to sing along to.
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
If you are shy, but love singing and need to give your confidence a boost, no other song can cut it as well as Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful.
The meaningful and soulful song has a powerful message, and its moderate tempo is relatively easy to achieve for most bathroom and karaoke bar singers. It is also a great track to practice with, if you are auditioning somewhere.
Killing Me Softly by Fugees
Another fantastic choice for karaoke stars is this acoustic version of Fugee’s Killing Me Softly. It will make you fall in love with this masterpiece all over again. The guitar strumming in the background is just perfect and it will make you want to go back and listen to the full version of the song.
If you choose to perform this for a karaoke event, the song’s soulful melody is sure to be a hit with ladies of all ages. And for those somewhat more advanced singers, the bridge section is perfect for showing off your vocal range and control.
Easy Karaoke Songs For Women: Final Thoughts
As mentioned, I tried to include as many different styles and genres as possible in this list of the best karaoke songs for women. Of course, some still ended up with much more representation than others. If nothing on this list appeals to you, we have another list of great karaoke songs here.
And if you’ve got a great suggestion for other easy karaoke songs for women that also sound great and impress when you perform them, please let me know in the comments below. I’ll be happy to add any good recommendations to the list.
Finally, if you are looking to improve your singing ability, it’s much easier than you think. Learning a few fundamentals can have a big impact. This article details some simple exercises to do over a one-week period, for a nice improvement in your singing voice.