Karaoke is so much more than just for big birthday parties or team-building exercises. You can use it to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day and it’s a lot of fun too. One thing that’s different about songs that adults like to sing in public is they’re not kid-friendly. It’s not surprising that a 4th grader couldn’t concentrate on that long song, everyone knows babies are impatient little kids.
But karaoke for kids doesn’t have to be all nursery rhymes. There’s some great kid-friendly music out there for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve compiled the best kids karaoke songs here.
- Top Kids Karaoke Songs
- 1. Let It Go – Frozen
- 2. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
- 3. Dancing Queen – Abba
- 4. Baby Shark – Pinkfong
- 5. Price Tag – Jessie J
- 6. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
- 7. A Whole New World – Aladdin
- 8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
- 9. MMMBop – Hanson
- 10. Under The Sea – The Little Mermaid
- 11. Don’t Stop Moving – S Club 7
- 12. Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
- 13. How Far I’ll Go – Moana
- 14. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
- 15. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- 16. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John/The Lion King
- 17. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
- 18. Go The Distance – Hercules
- 19. Baggy Trousers – Madness
- 20. ABC – Jackson Five
- 21. Bare Necessities – Jungle Book
- FAQ for Kids Karaoke Songs
- What are the best karaoke songs for kids?
- What is the recommended age for children to start singing karaoke?
- What are some popular kid’s songs on karaoke machines?
Top Kids Karaoke Songs
Children love to sing, aren’t they? Children love to sing, whether they are singing while playing, doing chores or simply passing you in the kitchen. It is a wonderful activity that feeds the soul, mind, and body. We should be able to see our little songbirds at work.
A karaoke party is a great idea for a rainy day. You can have lots of fun with your family singing clean songs you’ve seen on TV and in movies. Get out the microphone and speakers, light up some appetizers and prepare for great fun! These 20 children’s karaoke songs will make your party unforgettable and create lasting memories that you will cherish for many years.
1. Let It Go – Frozen
This song is a firm inter-generational favorite. It’s one of the top three most sung songs in karaoke by adults. It’s easy to understand why. The message of freedom and self-empowerment resonates with everyone, no matter their age!
2. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has a history of being interested in music from a young age; she conveys the optimistic outlook on life from youth through her powerful, memorable song lyrics about love, life, etc. The overall message of Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off has resonated with many and having a strong sense of self-confidence is very important.
3. Dancing Queen – Abba
Seventies music will live on forever, right? Just look at ABBA– all of their songs are really good and very popular with the young kids today. The best of ABBA is hard to beat! You’re sure to love “Mama Mia”, “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen” and with these songs being so well-known, they’re perfect for a mother/daughter duet. These are two of the songs from the hugely successful stage show “Mama Mia”.
4. Baby Shark – Pinkfong
Lots of people love Baby Shark and its over 2.5 billion views on Youtube. It’s a good choice for children especially little ones, or a whole family to sing together. Daddy shark do do do, grandma shark too!
5. Price Tag – Jessie J
Eight years on from topping the UK Singles Chart, ‘Price Tag’ is still an absolute karaoke anthem and has a good moral message. Money isn’t everything!
6. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
This Beatles song has a lot of energy and is sure to put a smile on the faces of kids, parents, and grandparents alike. It’s never too soon to get your kids into The Beatles – they’ll thank you in 20 years when they’re at college.
7. A Whole New World – Aladdin
There were a lot of Disney songs on this list and A Whole New World was by far the best – we all know it from the sing-along! But, Arabic Nights, Friend Like Me, and One Jump Ahead are also great ideas.
8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams is a talented singer/songwriter with a positive message for all ages. He’s especially popular for his song “Happy.” It’s well known for the catchy beat and feel-good lyrics. Even if you don’t take any other good things from it, you’ll still find yourself tapping your toe by the end of the song!
9. MMMBop – Hanson
16 year old, 13 year old or 11 year old? You don’t need to be a belated teen to enjoy some of the best karaoke songs. Who would have thought that a song from some pre-teen brothers messing with musical instruments in their garage as a music video could turn into something this popular? Released in 1997, “MMMBop” was one of the big hits from this list. It appeals to older kids who want a taste of pop culture.
10. Under The Sea – The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is another Disney classic that also led to a number of awesome songs. People usually choose those for karaoke, especially Sebastian the crab’s part at the beginning “Under The Sea”. It has plenty of catchy tunes and makes everyone sing along. You know what’s an awesome song? This one: “The newt play the flide, The carp play the harp, The plaice play the bass, And they soundin’ sharp”.
11. Don’t Stop Moving – S Club 7
The S Club 7’s catalogue may be most suitable for singing along to as a child – especially if you’re feeling energetic. But my pick of the bunch is Don’t Stop Moving!
12. Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
This hit song from the movie “A Star is Born” may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s got squeaky clean lyrics that are fun and easy to sing. Gaga and Cooper share an emotional love message with their audiences. They believe in the power of love and it can be seen as you watch them on stage give an unforgettable rendition of the song. Your little superstar will also feel empowered by charismatically embracing who they are as a person regardless if they’re in front of a large or small audience.”
13. How Far I’ll Go – Moana
One of the most memorable songs from the movie is “How Far I’ll Go” by Auli’i Cravalho, which is popular even in karaoke. Who knew that The Rock could sing so well! We all come together at the start of a concert, as we hear the first sounds and imagine ourselves to be free.
One of the singles from the film, lead single for its award nominations – though it lost both times to La La Land’s City Of Stars.
14. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
The song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” is a worldwide hit that became popular after originally being released in the movie soundtrack.
This song by Justin Timberlake is a dance-worthy tune that you can sing along to and/or perform rhythmically. It’s also a cool way to energize kids.
15. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
The lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody make for a great kids karaoke song. It’s a catchy tune, featuring the lyrics “I was born in five / Keep my eyes wide shut and raise high a fist.”
There’s no denying the musical genius of Queen, spearheaded by the brilliant Freddie Mercury. Nonsense lyrics, amazing vocal acrobatics, and buttery harmonies inspire everyone from beginners who start to really express themselves with this song.
16. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John/The Lion King
It was a tough decision to stop writing songs, but the most important decision of Elton John’s life. Our resident Disney fanatic loves how this tribute celebrates all that is good about nature and our love for each other.
The Lion King by Sir Elton John was a masterpiece of imagery and musical musings. It had it’s up’s and downs, of course, with the tune “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” taking the hit path.
17. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
A Million Dreams is a brilliant cheesy bit of pop that’s guaranteed to inspire anyone to run away with the circus.
As an often surprising & unexpected movie, “The Greatest Showman” was released in 2017. It showcased the acting skills of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron and played out a story about life through music. Let your kid sing this power ballad at your upcoming karaoke party.
18. Go The Distance – Hercules
Sing one of the Disney original or Michael Bolton cover versions of the song “Go The Distance”, and let your little one feel like a hero! A great message with top-notch musical craftsmanship that is definitely going to be a crowd-pleaser.
19. Baggy Trousers – Madness
Part of our round up of the top 20 easiest karaoke songs to sing, the madcap tempo of Baggy Trousers combined with its school days lyrics make it a brill kids karaoke song that parents can enjoy too.
Baggy Trousers is a great song to sing for kids. It has a madcap tempo, which keeps the kids in ‘la la land,’ and the lyrics are about school days. The song is so catchy, parents might even join in!
“Baggy Trousers” is a playful jab at enduring the droll days of school. Parents, teachers, and students alike will appreciate the jaunty rhythm and snarky lyrics as your little ones sing about innocent hijinks that almost all attempt when going through elementary school.
20. ABC – Jackson Five
What songs would kids need on a list of the most-beloved sounds in America? Some classic sounds to include are the Jackson Five, Johnny Cash, and Thin Lizzy. For years, many bands have tried to keep up with this family duo who can pump out contender songs regularly. They’ve been consistently on the charts, while many others just continually try and fail.
“ABC” is the best kids’ dance music out there. It’s a fun song that features unique moves, lots of flair and a catchy melody you won’t forget. Kids across the country love it and we hope you do too, add it to your dance rotation today!
21. Bare Necessities – Jungle Book
It was a great song to end on! The Bare Necessities, an old Disney Disney bit about being carefree and happy is the perfect message to hyper children.
This Disney classic is great for singing and dancing. It pays tribute to the golden age of Disney movies and music. The carefree, happy lyrics communicate a positive message to all ages as they remember how it felt to be able to concentrate on the important things in their lives.
Music is an activity that can be extremely stimulating. Music performance and study are known to stimulate neural connections and instill a positive self-image. This can lead to better social/emotional awareness. The family can enjoy music together, and it is one of few activities. A karaoke party is a great way to celebrate this stimulation.
These karaoke songs for kids will be a hit at your next family reunion, birthday party, or rainy day at the house. Get together with your children and enjoy great music and the opportunity to be creative!
FAQ for Kids Karaoke Songs
What are the best karaoke songs for kids?
Karaoke is a great way to get kids interested in music. It’s also a fun and safe way to help them learn how to read and speak.
If you’re looking for some songs that are appropriate for kids, we recommend these:
- “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” by The American Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
- “The Wheels on the Bus” by Raffi
- “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” by Anonymous
What is the recommended age for children to start singing karaoke?
The recommended age for children to start singing karaoke is when they are old enough to read the lyrics on the screen.
The first thing that you can do is to ask your child what songs they would like to sing. They might have their favorites, or maybe they are just curious about what other people enjoy listening to.
You can use this as a starting point and go from there. You can also ask them if they would like to sing along with you or if they would prefer that you do all of the singing for them.
What are some popular kid’s songs on karaoke machines?
Some popular kid’s songs on karaoke machines are:
1. “I’m a Little Teapot”
2. “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”
3. “The Wheels on the Bus”