When most people try karaoke for the first time, they opt for a song that they can handle. It’s a far better idea to start off on the right foot rather than challenging yourself too soon. But eventually with experience your performance-ability improves, and this will give you more freedom to experiment with different types of songs. Eventually you might find yourself looking for a bit of a challenge and that’s where these songs come into play.
The following is a list of the top 10 hardest karaoke songs to sing, but keep in mind they don’t all makes the list for the same reasons. And just because they are a touch more difficult doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tackle them at some point. You can be sure that if you pull off one of these songs than the audience is going to go absolutely wild. So whether you are a karaoke veteran who wants to take on a new challenge or you’re just a rookie who’s curious, here are some of the most difficulty karaoke songs ever.
Welcome to the Jungle – Guns n’ Roses
One of the most challenging things about this song is trying not to do it in the voice of Axel Rose. If you can sound like him that’s fine, but there’s a fine line between singing and screeching when it comes to this particular song. Even though this tune is going to get any crowd riled up, you don’t want to stumble into the hard parts unprepared. It can turn disastrous pretty quickly so you have to keep on your toes especially during the fast parts.
My Heart will go on – Celine Dionne
It’s not that this song is particularly difficult to sing although you definitely want to have a decent voice. It’s the fact that it is a really boring song. Don’t forget that this is one of the most overplayed songs of all-time and chances are the crowd isn’t going to be hopping to their feet once it starts up. And without the excitement of Titanic around this song, you’ll have a hard time keeping everyone’s attention for a full five minutes.
Bohemian Rapsody – Queen
It should be obvious why this is a difficult song to sing for karaoke since parts of it aren’t really a song at all. It’s all over the map and you really have to be prepared if you’re going to tackle this one. We’ve seen plenty of people start off well but then completely lose their place by the time the song switches gear for the third or fourth time. It’s also a rather long song so you’re going to have to be up there for quite some time. Although this guy manages to do a decent job…
My Way – Frank Sinatra
This isn’t a particularly hard song to sing but depending on how superstitious you are it can kill you! You can read more about the karaoke song that kills.
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
The chorus to the song is an absolute killer and if you don’t follow along carefully you’re going to sound like a blabbering idiot. Beyoncé makes it look easy but that’s because she’s a multimillion-dollar arsonists who has a great voice. This song has rendered many common people completely clueless when the chorus picks up and the pace builds to a frenzy towards the end.
Losing My Religion – REM
Michael Stipe has such a unique voice that you are up against some pretty strong preconceptions if you choose to take on the song. Even if you have a good voice it might not be the right fit, and you could end up sounding quite silly. This is also a more somber song that might not be conducive to a party atmosphere, although if you managed to pull it off people are going to be impressed for sure.
Eternal Flame – The Bangles
There are parts of the song that are rather difficult and you really need to be able to hit the high notes. During one live performance, even Susanna Hoffs was unable to get through it without her own voice cracking, and it’s her song! Take on this one if you want, but don’t say you weren’t warned.
In The Arms Of An Angel Lyrics – Sarah McLachlan
This song is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever put together, and you are an absolute android if it doesn’t make you cry. But when it comes to karaoke, it has a lot of things going against it. The sad tone certainly doesn’t help, and you need a remarkable voice to pull it off. It’s also slow-paced and not something anyone can really dance to, so it’s best to stay away from this one unless you can think of just the right moment.
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Another song with high notes that can be killer to hit. Overall, this is a really fun song and if you have the voice for it you should definitely give it a shot. Bon Jovi and karaoke seem to go together because they both share that same cheesy quality that makes them a lot of fun. It shouldn’t be too hard to find a version of this song on a classic rock compilation CD.
I will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
You know the famous climax of this song because you’ve heard it a million times before. It doesn’t really matter how well you sing in front of it, if you can’t handle last “I-I-I-I-I-I……will always love you-uuuuuu” then your attempt is going to be futile compared to Whitney Houston. Make sure that you practice because everything needs to go right once you hit that point in the song.