Karaoke isn’t just a drunken birthday pastime or office party team-building exercise: it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained on a rained-in weekend. Of course, the songs adults love to sing in public are a bit different from the child-approved ones. A fourth grader doesn’t have the attention span for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the sight of a baby doing ‘WAP’ is a bit…disconcerting.
But kids karaoke doesn’t have to be all Kidz Bop and Sesame Street. There are plenty of Grated tunes out there that both adults and children can enjoy singing along to. We’ve compiled 20 of 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
Kids love to sing, don’t they? They’ll spontaneously break out in song when playing, doing chores, or just sailing past you in the kitchen. Seeing our little songbirds in action should bring joy to our hearts as well, for it is an activity that feeds mind, body, and soul.
If you’re wondering what to do on the next rainy day with the whole fam tucked inside, consider a karaoke party. There’s plenty of family fun to be had with clean songs that kids have already heard in movies and television. Grab that microphone and speaker, fire up the appetizers, and get ready for some fantastic fun! Here are 20 kids karaoke songs that will amp up your party and make lasting memories for years to come:
1. Let It Go – Frozen
A firm inter-generational favourite, this is actually one of the top 3 most sung songs by adults when they’re in our karaoke bars and it’s easy to see why: its message of self-empowerment and freedom resonates no matter what age you are!
2. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift showed an interest in music at an early age; she channeled the vibrance of youth into her powerful song lyrics about love, life, and finding your voice. While some parents may not savor the relationship message in “Shake It Off”, there’s another current of self-confidence that rings true for many.
3. Dancing Queen – Abba
Seventies music will live on forever, won’t it? ABBA had some solid gold hits in that era that live on, gaining popularity with our young ones today. With chart-topping hits like “Mama Mia”, “Fernando”, and “Dancing Queen”, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bad song in their chart-topping bunch. This is a fabulous choice for a mother/daughter duet, and a precursor to the hit Broadway show “Mama Mia” that has earned critical acclaim worldwide.
4. Baby Shark – Pinkfong
Love it or hate it, with over 2.5 billion views on Youtube, Baby Shark isn’t going anywhere! A great choice for particularly young children, and also for the whole family to sing together: daddy shark do do do do, grandma shark do do do do.
5. Price Tag – Jessie J
Eight years on from topping the UK Singles Chart, Price Tag is still an absolute karaoke anthem, and once again has a good moral message to sneak in under your child’s radar – money isn’t everything!
6. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
A wonderful bit of upbeat rock ‘n’ roll from The Beatles that is sure to put a smile on the face of children and parents alike. It’s also never too early to introduce your kids to one of the classics – they’ll thank you when they’re at university and considered cool by their peers!
7. A Whole New World – Aladdin
There was always going to be a lot of Disney on this list! A Whole New World is the best song from Disney’s Aladdin for a kids sing along, but Arabian Nights, Friend Like Me and One Jump Ahead are also excellent choices.
8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams is a talented singer/songwriter who aims to bring a positive message of hope and happiness to all ages. His hit song, “Happy” strikes a particular chord with its catchy beat and feel-good lyrics. See if you don’t start tapping your toes on this one.
9. MMMBop – Hanson
Unsurprisingly, a song written and performed by a 16 year old, 13 year old and 11 year old is a perfect fit for kids karaoke. Who would have thought that some pre-teen brothers fooling around with musical instruments in their garage would turn into the hit pop band, Hanson? “MMMBop” took the world by storm when it was released, and even though this song is one of the older ones on this list, it is still loved by kids wishing to embrace their inner pop star.
10. Under The Sea – The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is yet another Disney masterpiece that yielded a number of hit songs that are just perfect for karaoke. Sebastian the crab masterfully weaves this tale regaling the wonders of life “Under The Sea”, inspiring us to sing along with every well-crafted rhyme. Any song that includes the lyrics “The newt play the flute, The carp play the harp, The plaice play the bass, And they soundin’ sharp” is quite simply an objective masterpiece!
11. Don’t Stop Moving – S Club 7
The masters of child-friendly pop, most of the songs in the S Club 7 back catalogue make for a great kids karaoke session, but due to its upbeat, energetic tempo Don’t Stop Moving is definitely the pick of the bunch.
12. Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
While we can’t necessarily endorse the movie where this hit single was born, know that the lyrics to “Shallow” are squeaky clean and very entertaining to sing and listen to. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper deliver a wonderful message of love and devotion as they craft a masterful rendition of the song. Watch the magic unfold as your little star dominates the stage and embraces their own inner diva.
13. How Far I’ll Go – Moana
Moana was an instant sensation from the moment the movie released in 2016. Who knew that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could sing so well? One ringing anthem in the movie that makes its way to karaoke stages across the world is “How Far I’ll Go”. Young, old, male, female, we all come together as we hear the first strains unfold as we envision the freedom of life on the sea.
The lead single from the film is so good it received both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for best original song, though it lost out both times to La La Land’s City Of Stars.
14. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Trolls opened the door for this hit single to be sung across the globe in celebration of finding your own inner music. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” first made its debut via the movie, but it has since become a chart-topping single that is loved by many.
This ode to dance by Justin Timberlake is a brilliantly energetic song for kids to sing along to while throwing some of their very own shapes.
15. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
The wonderful nonsense lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody make for a great kids karaoke song. Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
It’s hard to deny the musical genius of Queen, spearheaded by none other than Freddie Mercury. Nonsense lyrics, amazing vocal acrobatics, and buttery harmonies inspire even the most timid to unleash their own inner rock star as they attempt this song.
16. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John/The Lion King
Who else misses the glory days when Elton John wrote songs for Disney? This is a fab tribute to the beauty of both love and the great outdoors that’s sure to inspire your little one to actually spend some time outside for a change!
The Lion King was a masterpiece of imagery and musical musings, courtesy of none other than Sir Elton John. Back in the days when he still wrote songs for Disney, he penned the beautiful and poignant “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, an instant hit with fans.
17. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
Another huge hit from a musical that proved an absolute box office phenomena, A Million Dreams is a brilliantly cheesy bit of pop that’s guaranteed to inspire your little entertainer to run away with the circus.
The Greatest Showman was a 2017 movie that showcased some surprising stars in a musical manner. Actors such as Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron flexed their acting muscles as well as displayed some impressive musical prowess to tell the story of life in the circus. Let your little one indulge in the same fantasy as they belt out this power ballad at your next karaoke party.
18. Go The Distance – Hercules
Whether you choose to sing the Disney original or the epic Michael Bolton cover, Go The Distance is a beautiful power ballad about overcoming the trials and tribulations of life that’s sure to make your little one feel like a hero. A great message with top-notch musical craftsmanship, this one is bound 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 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 the system.
20. ABC – Jackson Five
What song list for kids would be complete without the iconic sound of the Jackson Five? From the minute this family band was formed, their ability to pump out chart-busting singles has not been rivaled by many others. “ABC” is an innocent romp through childhood complete with one-of-a-kind dance moves, plenty of flair, and a melody that you won’t soon forget. Join in on the dance floor for a good time. We consider this one of the best dance songs for kids ever.
21. Bare Necessities – Jungle Book
What a song to end on! The Bare Necessities is an old school bit of Disney all about staying carefree and happy, the perfect message for overly hyper children!
A great song for both singing and dancing, this Disney classic pays homage to the golden era of Disney movies and music; the carefree, happy lyrics convey the perfect positive message for young and old as we all remember what it’s like to focus on the important things in life.
Music in itself is a tremendously stimulating activity. The study and performance of music are proven to stimulate neural connections, instill a positive sense of self, and pave the way for better social/emotional awareness. Music is one of the few activities that the whole family can engage in and enjoy together. What better way to celebrate all of this stimulation than with a karaoke party?
This flavorful list of kids karaoke songs is bound to amp up your next birthday party, family reunion, or rainy day at home. Join in with your young ones and bond over great music and a desire to express your most creative selves!
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”