Top 20 hardest karaoke songs to sing
To help raise the karaoke roof, we delivered to all you wonderful readers a glorious blog post on the Top 20 easiest songs to sing. And now - by request! - we've only gone and listed the hardest songs for you! Maybe you all want to avoid them like the plague, or maybe you want to master the most difficult tunes, to crown yourself a true karaoke expert? Whatever the reason we do not judge. We just deliver results.
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1. I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
We will never stop trying to sing this song at karaoke and we will always fail. His vocal range is outrageous and the quick key changes leave us sounding like an out-of-tune grown man one minute, then a tone deaf choir boy the next.
This tune can make the coldest of hearts melt. It's absolutely stunning and we could listen to it on repeat. That is, unless we try singing it ourselves. Then it's just that song we once sung that made everyone's ears bleed and begged us to stop.
Even if we could actually rap, this is still an impossible song to nail. First off, we need two of us who can rap. That's a struggle alone. Then we need to know the words off by heart because it's so fast we won't be able to read the screen quick enough. Ain't happening.
4. Hurt - Christina Aguilera
The emotion, the dramatic pauses, the gradual key changes....oh....and the stupidly high vocal range throughout the entire song. Hurt...well it hurts us. Quite literally, our vocal chords can't keep up.
5. My Immortal - Evanescence
The verses trick us into believing we've got this. But as soon as we approach the chorus, we appreciate we've made a huge mistake. We're glad we're not immortal so we can quietly die of shame in the corner after attempting this track.
6. Hello - Adele
Hello....? Is this another Adele song? Is this another amazing but ridiculously difficult to sing Adele number? Oh yes, yes it is. Hi there. Don't come near our karaoke playlist, thank you.
If the starting note is that dramatic, it's a warning sign. It means, don't go near this song. It will not get any easier. The notes will get harder, longer, higher and we will lose the fight.
Of course Queen B made the list. Of course it's Listen. You want to know why? Well, because by the time we've finished attempting (and failing) to hit the right notes in this track, nobody will want to listen.
It was difficult when Bon Iver originally sung it and it's still difficult when Birdy covered it. Her super high-pitch voice with it's softening undertones is inimitable. We should know, we tried and failed miserably.
10. Stay - Shakespears Sister
Stay. Well. Away. That's all we can say. Stay...far far away from this song at karaoke.
11. My All - Mariah Carey
Whilst Without You and Hero are impossible to command, My All is a lesser known but even tougher to master. The verse is as tough as the chorus, the high notes and key changes are all over the place and we just cannot keep up.
Don't let those two little words - Britney Spears - lull you into a false sense of security. This song is low, deep, high, fast, repetitive and way out of our comfort zone.
We thought it was going to be a breeze. We got our best sultry voice ready, started off in a low key, the only way is up right? Well, yeah, and that's half the problem. The low verse and high chorus left us all over the place.
14. Best Of You - Foo Fighters
Can you shout, solidly, for four minutes? Nope, we can't either.
Demi is the new diva singer of the younger generation, proving her talent with Skyscraper and then Stone Cold. Both songs are insanely difficult to master. She may make them look easy, but we're out of breath by the first chorus.
A Whitney number will always be a brave challenge. Accept it at your own peril. We find I Have Nothing so very difficult, but, any of her classics will be hard to pull off. She was the Queen of power ballads after all. Whitney, we salute you.
17. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
What? What is this song doing in the list? Just you give it a go and you'll quickly learn why!
This inimitable legend created a work of art with this song and we just cannot match it with our own vocal chords. Whilst it's one of our favourites to sing, we accept beforehand it may force people to leave the room until we're done.
The awesome beat of the tune can potentially disguise a few bum notes in the verse, nothing will hide the fail we inevitably endure trying to hit that 'Titaniummmm' note. Sia, we salute you.
20. Run - Leona Lewis
Such a beautiful song, such a stunning vocal - that is, until we get hold of it. Then everybody wants to run, as far as they can. You got to appreciate the irony of singing 'even if you cannot hear my voice' and everybody actually wishes they really couldn't hear it at all.
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