Karaoke might not be as popular as it was throughout the 1990s and early 2000s but it’s still extremely fun. In fact, there’s a good chance that a local establishment near you has an entertainment night dedicated to karaoke.
Thanks to the internet, you can essentially practice or host your own karaoke nights at home! Here are some songs that were released in 2022 that you’ll want to add to your repertoire.
Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl
Nicki Minaj gets a little risqué with her track, Super Freaky Girl, which is full of innuendos. When singing karaoke, it’s these kinds of innuendos that can really amp a crowd up to their rowdiest.
This song is incredibly smooth thanks in part to Minaj’s vocal delivery. Setting the song to samples of Rick James’s Super Freak essentially guaranteed this song to be an instant classic.
Get your mom to sing this if you want to make everyone’s night memorable.
Harry Styles – As It Was
If you’ve been living under a rock lately, you probably still have a small inkling of how massive Harry Styles has become. This success became evident with the release of his single, As It Was, in April 2022.
With this track, Harry Styles broke the record for the longest duration of time at the top of the US charts as a UK artist. Those who listen to current pop music probably still have this bop showing up on their playlists.
Morgan Wallen – Wasted On You
Morgan Wallen’s Wasted On You is a song that has been released both in 2021 and 2022. While it was initially released on Wallen’s album in 2021, he didn’t submit it for country music radio play until the following year.
Regardless, Wasted On You has become one of the biggest country hits of the last few years. Combined with the mid-tempo nature of the song, the vocals are relatively easy enough for just about anybody to sing.
Harry Styles – Late Night Talking
Looking for a summer bop that could coax a crowd to start dancing? You might want to give Late Night Talking, by Harry Styles a go.
This song is steeped in that sort of modern-retro vibe that has become so ubiquitous in pop music throughout the last 15 years. Late Night Talking is the feel-good hit you’ll want to sing on any occasion.
Bad Bunny – Moscow Mule
2022 might very well have been the year of Bad Bunny, considering he had 7 singles from his album chart extremely well. Out of all of them, Moscow Mule might be the best for those who aren’t exactly fluent in speaking Spanish.
After all, sometimes it takes a few drinks to work up the courage to be able to sing in front of an audience. You might opt to have a Moscow mule in hand when you sing this hit Bad Bunny track.
Bailey Zimmerman – Rock And A Hard Place
Bailey Zimmerman’s career seemed to have a full tank of rocket fuel in 2022. Rock And A Hard Place won’t be the only song of his that you see on this list.
This track is a downtempo country song that is enough to make anyone cry tears in their beer during karaoke night. Just about anybody can relate to the lyrics of this song, when it seems like the pressure weighs more than one can bear.
Just remember, friends, that diamonds are only created under this kind of weight.
Doja Cat – Vegas
Have you seen the film, Elvis, that came out in 2022? If so, you might have been somewhat surprised to catch Doja Cat on the soundtrack.
Her song, Vegas, will have you spitting lines with a potent tongue at a near-break neck speed. Plus, it even features some musical quotes from the hit Elvis Presley track, Hound Dog.
There’s a fair chance that, if performed well, you’ll have people out on the dance floor. The song seems as if it was made for the dance club, in the best way possible.
Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town
Are you somebody that has a subtle hint of smoky rasp to their voice? You’re going to want to check out the autobiographical Maren Morris track, Circles Around This Town.
Despite being released in January of 2022, Circles Around This Town has a relaxed, feel-good vibe perfect for the summer. Not to mention, the melody she utilizes is extremely memorable and her vocal range is suitable for just about everybody.
Jason Aldean – Trouble With A Heartbreak
Jason Aldean is a name that has become somewhat synonymous with modern pop-country music. When he released his 10th studio album in 2022, Aldean proved that he was far from running out of creative ideas.
Trouble With A Heartbreak was a hit single from this album and would fool any pop fan who didn’t know Aldean was a country singer. Some sentimental guitar lines and electronic percussion drive this pop song and it is perfect for anyone wanting to deliver a powerful performance.
Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie
Everybody loves a good duet, especially in the context of a karaoke night. If you’re looking for a duet that is sure to get a crowd going, rope in a friend to sing Sweetest Pie.
You will want to discuss ahead of time who is doing what part as both artist’s role in the song differs greatly. Dua Lipa’s part is more melodic and primarily sings the hook while Megan Thee Stallion spits a couple of verses of fire.
Tyler Hubbard – 5 Foot 9
Florida Georgia Line is one of the most iconic duos in 2010s country music and it came as a blow when they announced they would be going on hiatus. However, once Tyler Hubbard made it known that he was releasing some of his own material, fans anxiously awaited what they would get to hear.
5 Foot 9 is his first single release and it managed to perform quite well with regard to chart metrics. The song has a gentle rolling feel, with Hubbard’s voice taking center stage.
Bailey Zimmerman – Fall In Love
Bailey Zimmerman’s track, Fall In Love, was precisely what audiences did throughout 2022 in relation to the song itself. It was released in February, and by the end of the year, it was one of the radio’s most-played songs.
Fall In Love has a smoky vibe to it that would fit perfectly at any dive bar karaoke night. In some ways, this song is almost reminiscent of the heavier pop-rock that came out in the early 2000s.
Luke Combs – The Kind Of Love We Make
Luke Combs has had a meteoric rise to become one of the most prominent names in country music today. 2022 saw him release The Kind Of Love We Make, which is full of influences pulled from different eras of country music.
At times, The Kind Of Love We Make sounds as if it was written during country’s glory years of the 1990s. The chorus, however, has a hint of pop flair that makes it undeniably modern.
Morgan Wallen – You Proof
Have you been swiping on Tinder lately? If so, you’ve probably noticed just how many people have Morgan Wallen’s 2022 single, You Proof, as their profile song.
Morgan Wallen might be considered a country singer, but the only thing “country” about You Proof is maybe the sound of his voice. You Proof is a full-on electronic pop song with maybe a hint of twang at the end.
If you’re a country fan singing karaoke for a crowd that doesn’t necessarily like country music, this is definitely a viable option. You’d essentially fool the entire crowd.
Soccer Mommy – Bones
Soccer Mommy is an artist that is really only starting to gain wider mainstream attention. However, for those that listen to indie rock, Soccer Mommy is already a legend.
Her track, Bones, comes from her latest album entitled, Sometimes, Forever, and displays what she is known for. Bones is heavily steeped in a sound reminiscent of 90s shoegaze without the lo-fi characteristics.
Singing this will surely embed the song’s chorus in the minds of the audience for at least a few minutes.
Zach Bryan – Something In The Orange
There is something undeniably potent in songs that rely on stripped-down acoustics. In a paradoxical way, the minimalistic approach can often be far more impactful than over-produced walls of sound.
Something In The Orange is a song that definitely falls into this category. It’s also ripe for karaoke when you need a selection that will move an audience and also help release some emotions.
Beyoncé – Break My Soul
As far as karaoke goes, Beyoncé is one of the most popular selections for those who have a bit of skill to display. After all, her voice is extremely powerful and she commands a ridiculous vocal range that some could only dream of having.
It came as a huge surprise when Beyoncé announced that she would be releasing her first album in 6 years. Break My Soul is a track that will have everybody cutting the rug with some dance moves.
Dove Cameron – Boyfriend
If you’re in the right setting, Dove Cameron’s track, Boyfriend, is a song that many people could probably relate to. She penned the song after she came out of the closet and tells the tale of being in love with another girl who has a boyfriend.
Just about anybody who has ever had a crush on somebody else can relate to the lyrics of Boyfriend, regardless of sexual orientation. This is a down-tempo electronic pop song with a hint of industrial grit that will allow your voice to be in command.
OneRepublic – I Ain’t Worried
Bands within the pop genre really just do not exist as much as they once did. However, OneRepublic has seemingly become a fixture in the genre over the last 20 years.
Their track, I Ain’t Worried, is a full-on dance-pop song with some extremely catchy melodies. You might just find that everyone within earshot will join you in its iconic whistling parts.
Most people heard I Ain’t Worried in the latest Top Gun movie, which only helped the success of this song.
Em Beihold – Numb Little Bug
Em Beihold touched on some subject matter that anybody who has struggled with depression can relate to. Sometimes, the medication we take produces side effects that are just as bad as the symptoms they were produced to treat.
Numb Little Bug is an unflinchingly honest track about getting by. And while you might think this would be a depressing song, Numb Little Bug is actually quite upbeat and has its dance-floor moments.
Steve Lacy – Bad Habit
Need a song full of vintage vibes for your next karaoke outing? Steve Lacy’s Bad Habit sounds as if it was pulled right out of the 1980s with subtle hints of vaporwave and maybe a bit of Stevie Wonder influence.
If you’re a male who has a decent vocal range, Bad Habit will make the most of it. There are times when you’ll get to let your falsetto take control during some smooth, sentimental moments.
Soccer Mommy – Shotgun
Soccer Mommy’s album, Sometimes, Forever, achieved massive critical acclaim for its developed sound. Shotgun was the lead single from the album and is a song that will likely be considered a modern classic in another 10 years’ time.
This track is kaleidoscopic in the way it blossoms with each passing minute. Not to mention, Soccer Mommy’s penchant for writing memorable melodies is on full display here.
Shotgun is ideal when you want to switch it up during karaoke night. Sometimes, people hit on the same sounds all night, which can make things a bit homogenous and boring.
It’s a pop song that will please pop fans, but at the same time, has enough 90s rock influence present to please any musical snob or hipster in the crowd.
Post Malone, Doja Cat – I Like You (A Happier Song)
Do you have that friend that’s always a little too shy to join you on the stage for a duet at karaoke night? Post Malone’s track, I Like You (A Happier Song), might just be the ticket to get them to break out of their shell.
The song is sort of a lackadaisical, feel-good pop track that features Doja Cat sandwiched in between two parts sung by Post Malone. You will probably want to practice this ahead of time considering the vocal ranges and the speed of the delivery at times.
However, if you pull it off right, it could very well end up being the song performance of the night. Who doesn’t love stealing the show during karaoke?
Top Karaoke Songs 2022, Final Thoughts
Karaoke is unique in the sense that it can either be an individualistic thing or something a group can take part in. Not only that, but it’s extremely entertaining for those listening as well as those singing.
This activity is excellent for somebody who is shy as it pushes them out of their comfort zone as they enjoy the spotlight. It’s also perfect for those who have beautiful singing skills with no outlet to let them shine.