As we take the stage, we can’t help but feel the excitement. The lights are on us, the guitar riffs are blaring through the speakers, and we know we’re about to give the performance of a lifetime.
The rush of singing our favorite rock anthems in front of a crowd is indescribable. Karaoke night just got a whole lot better with these must-sing rock hits. Get ready to belt out these jams that have stood the test of time and become classics for good reason.
“Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” is an undeniable staple in the world of rock karaoke. From the triumphant opening guitar riff to the soaring chorus, it’s a crowd-pleaser that gets everyone belting out the lyrics.
Fans of all ages can appreciate the timeless appeal of this classic hit. Whether you’re a seasoned karaoke pro or a first-time participant, “Livin’ on a Prayer” is sure to get you pumped up and ready to rock the mic.
“Sweet Child o’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses
One of the top tracks that’ll make you feel like a rocker when doing karaoke is “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. This classic tune from the late ’80s has it all: a killer guitar riff, powerful vocals from Axl Rose, and a catchy chorus that gets everyone singing along.
You won’t regret putting on your best rockstar impression when belting out this hit. It’s a definite crowd-pleaser and guaranteed to get the party started.
“Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
Looking for the wildest karaoke experience? Look no further than this iconic rock anthem. With its anthemic chorus and soaring vocals, this song is sure to get any crowd on their feet and singing along. Its relatable story of perseverance and determination has made it a karaoke favorite, but its enduring popularity ensures it still feels fresh and exciting every time it’s performed.
Whether you’re a seasoned karaoke pro or a newbie just looking to let loose, this song is guaranteed to be a hit. Get ready to channel your inner rockstar and belt out this timeless classic!
“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts is an irresistible classic for karaoke enthusiasts. With its catchy guitar riffs and empowering lyrics, this song has been a staple in rock music since its release.
Whether you’re belting out the chorus or air-guitaring to the instrumental breaks, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” is the perfect choice for a night of karaoke fun. So grab the mic, channel your inner rockstar, and let Joan Jett’s rebellious spirit guide you through this timeless hit.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any rock-themed karaoke night. This iconic 6-minute masterpiece is filled with complex harmonies and dramatic shifts in tempo, making it a challenging but incredibly rewarding song to perform. The song’s operatic vocals and catchy chorus will have everyone singing along, while the epic guitar solo is sure to get the crowd on their feet.
Whether you’re looking for a challenge or just want to show off your rock star chops, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a must for any karaoke playlist.
“Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
Hitting hard with its unyielding guitar riff, ‘Highway to Hell’ by AC/DC is a quintessential rock karaoke song that is sure to electrify any crowd with its thunderous energy and relentless beat. Featuring iconic vocal leads, stadium-rocking choruses, and driving percussion, this classic track demands to be sung loud and proud.
It’s an absolute must for those who are looking to channel their inner frontman and unleash their wild side on stage.
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” – Def Leppard
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” is an absolute banger and a crowd-pleaser at any karaoke night. With its catchy chorus and rhythmic beats, the song is perfect for anyone who wants to showcase their rockstar moves. The lyrics may not be everyone’s cup of tea, containing some suggestive content, but that doesn’t stop the energy from pumping when this classic Def Leppard track comes on.
So if you want to bring the house down with some rockin’ karaoke, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” is the way to go.
“You Give Love a Bad Name” – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi’s enduring hit ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ ignites the karaoke scene with its punchy vocals, catchy guitar riffs, and upbeat tempo sure to get the whole crowd singing along. It’s hard to resist belting out this fiery anthem, making it a favorite choice for those seeking to rock out on stage.
“Back in Black” – AC/DC
This AC/DC hit is a quintessential karaoke choice for anyone looking to rock out. Its driving beat and catchy chorus make it easy to sing along, even for those who may not have the strongest singing voice.
The song’s energy and attitude are perfectly suited for a fun night out at the karaoke bar, and its enduring popularity ensures that it will remain a karaoke staple for years to come.
“Paradise City” – Guns N’ Roses
“Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses is a must-sing at any rock karaoke party. The song has a fast-paced beat that keeps the energy high and the audience engaged. Axl Rose’s dynamic vocals paired with Slash’s iconic guitar solo make it a crowd-pleaser.
The lyrics are easy to follow and sing along to, making it a great choice for everyone involved. Overall, “Paradise City” is a true rock classic that will have everyone rocking out and singing along.
“Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Standing as an emblem of southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s legendary “Sweet Home Alabama” is an electrifying and timeless choice for any karaoke night. This track is an anthem of home, love and freedom with its soulful melodies and inspiring rhythm.
Anyone who belts out this classic at karaoke will instantly connect with the rock lovers in the crowd and capture the ear of anyone in attendance with its soaring guitar riffs and infectious chorus.
“Summer of ’69” – Bryan Adams
“Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams is a super-hot rock karaoke track that creates an electrifying atmosphere in any gathering. It’s a bursting rock melody that conveys a sense of energy, adventure, and youthful joy. With its catchy chorus, lively guitar riffs, and engaging lyrics, it is a favorite among karaoke singers.
Even if you were not a 60’s rocker, “Summer of ’69” can transport you back to that legendary era of rock music, making it a timeless karaoke classic.
“Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne
One of the top picks for karaoke lovers who crave to rock is “Crazy Train” by legendary metal icon Ozzy Osbourne. This raucous anthem from 1980 was a milestone release, as it showed how diverse heavy metal could be. With its distinctive opening guitar riff, pounding drums, and memorable lyrics, “Crazy Train” has become a classic rock song for the ages.
Singing along with this timeless track at a karaoke bar is a surefire way to get the adrenaline pumping and impress everyone in the crowd with your vocal chops.
“Living After Midnight” – Judas Priest
Judas Priest’s “Living After Midnight” is a perfect choice for the best rock karaoke songs. This classic track is filled with energy and has a catchy chorus that’s easy to sing along to. The heavy guitar riffs and powerful vocals make it a crowd-pleaser, and the lyrics are perfect for capturing the spirit of rock and roll.
Whether you’re a seasoned karaoke pro or a first-timer, “Living After Midnight” is sure to get people up and singing along.
“Wanted Dead or Alive” – Bon Jovi
“Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi is a high-energy, crowd-pleasing rock karaoke song that’s perfect for thrilling audiences of all ages. With its epic guitar riffs, catchy melodies, and driving beat, this classic hit is sure to get everyone on their feet and singing along.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the karaoke scene, “Wanted Dead or Alive” is a must-have track in any rock lover’s karaoke arsenal.
“Rock and Roll All Nite” – Kiss
“Rock and Roll All Nite” by Kiss is a classic rock anthem that is sure to get the karaoke crowd on their feet. With its catchy guitar riffs and powerful chorus, this song is perfect for those who want to channel their inner rock star.
The high energy of this track combined with its sing-along choruses make it a top pick for any karaoke night. So, get ready to rock and roll all night and party every day with this iconic Kiss hit!
“Jump” – Van Halen
“Jump” is a quintessential party rock jam that never fails to get the crowd moving. With its signature synth riff, infectious chorus and Eddie Van Halen’s guitar wizardry, it’s a pure adrenaline rush from start to finish.
If you’re feeling daring and confident, this song is an absolute must-try for any rock karaoke night. Just remember to jump!
“Livin’ Thing” – Electric Light Orchestra
This one’s got a groovy, trippy vibe that can definitely get the crowd moving and grooving. “Livin’ Thing” from Electric Light Orchestra is a classic rock song with a catchy beat and singalong chorus.
With its upbeat melody and soaring harmonies, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any karaoke night. Plus, the lyrics are simple yet memorable, making it easy for even the most shy singer to join in on the fun. Get ready to rock out and belt those “Livin’ Thing” lyrics like a pro!
“Living After Midnight” – Judas Priest
A classic hit from Electric Light Orchestra, “Living After Midnight” carries the perfect balance of catchy melody and rocking beats, making it an ideal choice for a karaoke night filled with rock enthusiasts. With its memorable chorus and upbeat tempo, this song is sure to get everyone in the room up and singing along.
Its timeless sound and feel-good energy will transport everyone back to the golden era of rock music, making it a karaoke favorite for generations to come.
“Free Fallin'” – Tom Petty
Tom Petty’s classic rock hit “Free Fallin'” is a must-sing for anyone looking to channel their inner rockstar at karaoke night. The song’s mellow intro and catchy chorus make it a crowd-pleaser, while the lyrics about a girl who’s “a good girl, crazy ’bout Elvis” resonate with fans of all ages.
With its relatable lyrics and upbeat melody, “Free Fallin'” is a go-to for those seeking a fun and easy karaoke choice that’s sure to impress.
“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison is an upbeat classic that’s perfect for any rock karaoke night. With its infectious melody and easy-to-sing lyrics, it’s sure to get the crowd on their feet.
The song’s laid-back vibe and catchy chorus have made it a karaoke favorite for years, and it’s one of those songs that everyone knows the words to. Whether you’re a seasoned rocker or a karaoke newbie, “Brown Eyed Girl” is a great choice that’s sure to please.
“All Right Now” – Free
“All Right Now” is a high-energy rock karaoke anthem that is sure to get the party going. This classic tune from Free has a catchy guitar riff and upbeat rhythm that will have everyone singing and dancing along.
Whether you’re belting out the lyrics or air-guitaring your heart out, “All Right Now” is a must-sing song for any rock karaoke night.”
“You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC is one of the best rock karaoke songs out there. With its catchy guitar riffs and upbeat tempo, it’s hard not to get up and dance along. The lyrics are easy to remember, which makes it perfect for karaoke. Plus, everyone knows AC/DC, so this song is sure to get a crowd going. It’s a classic party song that never gets old, and will always have you singing along.
“The Joker” – Steve Miller Band
This classic tune from the Steve Miller Band is a perfect addition to any rock karaoke playlist. “The Joker” features catchy guitar riffs and a sing-along chorus that will have the crowd joining in.
The iconic opening line “some people call me the space cowboy” is sure to get everyone in the mood to rock out and have a good time. Don’t be afraid to embrace your inner joker and put on a show with this timeless hit.
“Rebel Yell” – Billy Idol
“Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol is a classic 80s karaoke hit that never fails to get the crowd pumped up. With its catchy hook and signature guitar riff, this song is perfect for rocking out with friends and showing off your best air guitar skills.
Idol’s distinctive vocals and rebellious lyrics make it a fun and energetic choice for any karaoke night. So if you’re ready to let out your inner rebel, grab the mic and let “Rebel Yell” be your anthem for the night!
“Purple Rain” – Prince
This tune is a rock karaoke classic that sends chills down your spine every time. The electrifying guitar riffs and powerful vocals will transport you to a different musical plane. No matter how many times you’ve belted out the lyrics, it’s impossible not to get lost in the hypnotic beats of this epic ballad.
It’s a true testament to the timeless power of rock and roll, and a must-sing for any karaoke enthusiast looking to channel their inner rock god or goddess.
“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
“Energetic” and “rousing” are some of the words that come to mind when you hear “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. This famous rock anthem will undoubtedly get any karaoke party started with its powerful guitar riffs and catchy chorus.
The song’s pulsating beat and motivational lyrics make it the perfect tune to belt out and inspire everyone in the audience, regardless of skill level. Get your air guitar ready and embrace your inner champion with this unforgettable karaoke song.
“Enter Sandman” – Metallica
“Enter Sandman” by Metallica is an instantly recognizable heavy metal track that’s perfect for rock karaoke. With its iconic guitar riff and aggressive vocals, it’s sure to get the crowd amped up and ready to rock. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a nervous newbie, “Enter Sandman” is a crowd-pleasing karaoke classic that’s bound to be a hit with rock fans of all ages.
“Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Öyster Cult
This epic anthemic rock song is a quintessential power ballad that’s perfect for any rock karaoke night. Its soaring guitar riffs and haunting vocal melodies will send shivers down your spine and get your heart racing. The powerful lyrics and driving rhythm make it a true rock classic and it’s hard to resist the urge to sing along to its infectious chorus.
So if you’re looking to show off your rockstar chops, this is the song to do it with. Get ready to enter the arena and rock the night away.
“Start Me Up” – The Rolling Stones
“Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones is a perfect rock karaoke song that will get everyone on their feet and singing along. With its upbeat tempo, catchy chorus, and iconic guitar riff, this classic rock hit is sure to energize any crowd.
Its straightforward lyrics and simple structure make it an easy and fun song to sing, even for those who may not be familiar with The Rolling Stones’ discography. So grab the mic and let the good times roll with “Start Me Up” at your next karaoke night!
“Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ is a classic rock karaoke anthem that will have you feeling like a rebellious icon, racing through the streets with the wind in your hair. The song’s soaring guitar riffs and iconic chorus make it a must-include for any party playlist or karaoke session.
With its upbeat tempo and iconic lyrics, ‘Born to Run’ is a song that everyone can sing along to, regardless of age or musical taste. So grab the mic and let loose with this timeless rock classic!
“Come Sail Away” – Styx
“Come Sail Away” by Styx is a top pick for rock karaoke due to its soaring vocal range and catchy melody. The song’s epic soundscapes, complete with synthesizers and guitar solos, make for an electrifying karaoke experience. Singers can channel their inner rock star as they belt out the anthemic chorus and take audiences on a musical journey.
Whether alone or with friends, “Come Sail Away” is sure to make for an unforgettable karaoke performance.
“Dream On” – Aerosmith
There’s no denying that “Dream On” by Aerosmith is a classic karaoke choice. This power ballad from the 70s features Steven Tyler’s signature high-pitched vocals and an epic build-up that culminates in a soaring chorus. The emotional range of this song allows for a great opportunity to showcase vocal chops and engage the audience, making it an enduring karaoke favorite.
“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is one of the best rock karaoke songs to belt out during a night out with friends. This classic song has a slow start, but builds up to an epic chorus that allows you to showcase your vocal range and power. The iconic lyrics are sure to get everyone singing along, making it a crowd-pleaser at any karaoke bar.
“Black Betty” – Ram Jam
Let’s take a trip back in time as Ram Jam’s “Black Betty” brings the heat to the karaoke stage. This energetic rock track guarantees an audience sing-along with its contagious beat and infectious chorus. The powerful guitar riffs and driving drums will have you unleashing your inner rocker and belting out the lyrics with unabashed confidence.
With its electrifying energy, “Black Betty” is definitely a top choice for the best rock karaoke songs out there. Get ready to bring the house down!
“Barracuda” – Heart
“Barracuda” by Heart is a powerful and legendary rock song that will leave an unforgettable impression on anyone who tries to sing it at karaoke. The electrifying guitar riffs, bold vocals, and catchy chorus make it a great choice for those who want to show off their vocal range and passion for classic rock music.
The dynamic arrangement and unique sound of the song have made it an enduring favorite among rock fans of all ages and is sure to impress any karaoke audience.
“We Will Rock You” – Queen
“We Will Rock You” is a bona fide classic that gets everyone pumped up. The iconic stomp-clap rhythm and anthemic chorus make it a perfect choice for karaoke. Even if you don’t know all the words, you can still feel like a rock star by belting out the “we will, we will rock you” chant. It’s a must-sing for any rock-themed karaoke night.
“Rock You Like a Hurricane” – Scorpions
“Rock You Like a Hurricane” by Scorpions is a high-energy, heavy metal classic that’s perfect for enthusiastic singers who want to let loose on stage. With its catchy guitar riffs and pounding beats, this song is sure to get the crowd pumped up and singing along.
The powerful vocals and memorable chorus make it a standout choice for any rock karaoke night. Just be ready to bring your best headbanging and air guitar skills to the performance.
“Living on a Thin Line” – The Kinks
“Living on a Thin Line” by The Kinks is a hidden gem in the world of rock karaoke. With a groovy beat and catchy chorus, it’s a song that’s sure to get the crowd moving. Ray Davies’ distinctive vocals and the song’s intricate guitar work make it a challenging but rewarding choice for those looking to impress their fellow karaoke-goers.
Whether you’re a fan of classic rock or looking for a lesser-known gem, “Living on a Thin Line” is a song that’s sure to deliver a fun and engaging performance.
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
If you’re looking for a song that’s sure to get everyone in the crowd singing along, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles is a classic karaoke choice.
With its upbeat tempo and infectious melody, this song will have even the most reluctant singers chiming in. Whether you’re a fan of rock and roll or simply looking for a fun way to pass the time, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” is a great option for any karaoke night.
“Twist and Shout” – The Beatles
If you want to get the whole crowd singing along with you, there are few better karaoke picks than this Beatles classic. “Twist and Shout” is a timeless rock anthem that’s as accessible to today’s generation as it was to Baby Boomers back in the ’60s.
With its high-energy tempo, catchy chorus, and simple lyrics, this track is a surefire way to get everyone out of their seats and dancing to the beat. Prepare to shake it up and get ready for some serious karaoke fun!
“Satisfaction” – The Rolling Stones
This next one is a bona fide banger from the legendary Rolling Stones – it’s got that infectious, groovy beat and some killer guitar riffs that will have everyone in the crowd rocking out. If you’re looking for a classic rock anthem to belt out at karaoke, you can’t go wrong with this timeless hit.
Get those hips swaying and your voice soaring as you sing along to the rousing chorus of this iconic tune. It’s guaranteed to get the party started in style!
“Sweet Emotion” – Aerosmith
For number 43 on our list, Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” is an electric rock track with a driving rhythm and memorable guitar riff. Its groovy bass line and catchy chorus make it a crowd favorite at karaoke events.
The song’s high energy and fast-paced tempo will get the adrenaline pumping and have everyone singing along. Don’t miss the chance to belt out this classic rock tune at your next karaoke night.
“Renegade” – Styx
This song by Styx is a total banger for karaoke nights! It has a groovy bassline that hooks you in from the start and the chorus is so darn catchy. “Renegade” is definitely a crowd-pleaser with its high energy and rocking guitar solos. Give this classic a shot and you’ll definitely have the whole bar singing along with you.
“Hotel California” – Eagles
“Hotel California” is a classic rock karaoke song with haunting guitar riffs, intricate harmonies, and metaphorical lyrics that captivate listeners. This song is about a hotel that is more like a twisted reality, sucking in guests who can never leave. The guitar solo in the middle of the song is a highlight for many karaoke rockers who want to showcase their instrumental skills.
The song’s tempo and progression are also easy to follow, making it an enjoyable and popular choice among all ages.
“Carry on Wayward Son” – Kansas
“Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas is the kind of epic rock ballad that invites you to belt it out at the top of your lungs. From its soaring chorus to its intricate guitar solos, this song has all the hallmarks of a classic rock anthem. With its catchy melody and heartfelt lyrics, it’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to show off their vocal chops at karaoke night.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice singer, “Carry on Wayward Son” is sure to get the crowd on their feet and singing along.
“Panama” – Van Halen
“Panama” by Van Halen is an excellent pick for rock karaoke enthusiasts. This high-energy and fast-paced song is perfect for those with enough enthusiasm to deliver the song’s electrifying vocals and frantic guitar riffs. The song’s dynamic rhythm and catchy melody will keep your audience entertained and engaged in your performance.
If you’re a fan of classic rock music, “Panama” by Van Halen is definitely a song you should try out for your next karaoke session.