They say that two is better than one, and who are we to argue? There’s no denying that performing a duet beats belting out those octaves all on your own.
So, step into the spotlight, grab the mic, and prepare for a symphony of shared moments. Whether you’re rocking out with your bestie or serenading your significant other, here are the best songs for a karaoke duet!
1. “Shallow” from A Star Is Born
Karaoke nights are kind of like the waves of the sea. There are times when you feel like singing wildly happy songs and moments when you would rather take it down a notch and croon some pensive yet powerful high notes from A Star Is Born.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are both stars, and they were born to sing "Shallow." The best songs for a karaoke duet are the ones that make you feel like you are the moment, and this track is unquestionably one of those.
2. “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher
The first entry on this list that would qualify as an “oldie” is this timeless classic by Sonny and Cher. “I Got You Babe” is a beautiful love song with an upbeat rhythm section and distinct vocal parts—it’s no doubt one of the best duet songs to sing karaoke-style.
3. “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease
This one needs no introduction. This all-time banger sung by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is a quintessential karaoke duet track that’s sure to get everyone in the room singing along and dancing, too.
Karaoke is supposed to be fun, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a song that’s more fun to sing along to than “You’re The One That I Want”! Grease forever.
4. “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence
Did you just hear the record scratch? Sorry, that was just us taking a detour into left field to remind you of the early 2000s rocker, “Bring Me to Life”!
You probably already know the words, don’t kid yourself. This means you also know this song features two distinct vocal parts: a sung chorus and rapped verses. Imagine belting this one out at a super-hype karaoke birthday party? Yeah, you’re sold.
5. “Proud Mary” by Ike & Tina Turner
This entry comes with a bit of a history lesson. “Proud Mary” was originally written and recorded by the legendary band Credence Clearwater Revival. While we of course love hearing John Fogerty on the original, we’re going with a cover.
Ike and Turner just did something special with their take on “Proud Mary”, turning it into something incredibly soulful that’s perfect for karaoke duets. Sing whichever version you like, but this version is one of the best songs for duet karaoke!
6. “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
Now, let’s get back to our movie element with “A Whole New World” from Aladdin—you knew this one had to be on here, right? How couldn’t it be?
There was certainly a whole list of Disney songs (sorry Elton John) we could have chosen from, but this one rises above (on its magic carpet?) as one of the best karaoke duets. The vocal lines are just begging to be sung by you and one of your best friends.
7. “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem & Rihanna
We had to include at least one rap song on our list of best karaoke duets, and we decided to go for this classic from Eminem and Rihanna. While it might make you roll your eyes, you know deep down you’d love to sing “Love The Way You Lie” on karaoke night!
As with all great duet karaoke songs, it features two distinct vocal parts that complement each other and are sure to get the laughs going as you switch between the two. We’re not telling a lie when we say this is one of the best duet songs to sing karaoke-style!
8. “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing
Alright, enjoy playing around. It’s time to channel your inner Patrick Swayze or Jennifer Grey and sing along to this bonafide classic.
“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” is truly one of the best karaoke duets imaginable, full of memorable lines you know and love. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes were seriously on another level when they wrote it, jeez.
9. “Senorita” by Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello
Wait… you didn’t know “Senorita” was going to be on the list? We think this is one of the best duet karaoke songs ever and won’t be told otherwise.
The official music video has over 1.6 BILLION views—the people have spoken and recognize why this modern banger has to be on the list. This is one of the best songs for karaoke duets—assuming they can decide who gets to be Camilla Cabello.
10. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye & Kimbra
This is the last karaoke song on the list, but certainly one you shouldn’t overlook when planning an awesome rotation.
“Somebody That I Used to Know”, if you somehow haven’t heard it, is a weird, plucky, early 2010s monster hit that’s one of the best duet songs to sing karaoke-style. We just recommend you sing it with somebody who you still know for maximum enjoyment.
DASHA Is Where Karaoke Duets Shine
There you have them: 10 of the best songs for duet karaoke! You’ve got oldies, soundtrack favourites, a rocker, and modern hits, too.
DASHA is the place to sing favourites with your favourite singing partner. Each of our five karaoke rooms is wonderfully distinct having been designed by a local artist. We’ve also got a renowned pan-Asian menu and drinks to add to the fun!
Book today to start singing these amazing karaoke duet songs!