Looking for some popular Vietnamese karaoke songs for a fun night out? Well, any of the below should go down a treat.
While Vietnamese karaoke places have the lyrics up on the screen, it never hurts to practice a little before and commit some parts to memory. With that in mind, keep reading to discover the best Vietnamese karaoke songs.
1. “Bai Nay Chill Phet” by Den, MIN
Song Year: 2019
“Bai Nay Chill Phet” was the first collaboration with rapper Den and well-known female artist Min. They gel well in their duet, which tells a romantic story between the pair. The song proved such a big hit that it took less than 24 hours after its release to climb to the number one spot on the Vietnam Billboard.
2. “Voi Anh Em Van La Co Be” by Ho Quynh Huong
Song Year: 2014
“Voi Anh Em Van La Co Bes,” part of the album “Best Of Ho Quynh Huong,” is a beautiful love song that became a favorite for karaoke and car singalongs alike. Like many of her other songs, the track reflects how she still feels like a child in many areas, even while she grows into adulthood.
3. “Vo Nguoi Ta” by Phan Manh Quynh
Song Year: 2015
Phan Manh Quynh’s hit “Vo Nguoi Ta,” tells the story of becoming someone’s wife. The catchy tune and witty lyrics mix well with Phan Manh Quynh’s vocals. This track was his most popular release at the time, easily eclipsing his other hits.
4. “Anh Cu Di Di” by Hari Won
Song Year: 2016
“Anh Cu Di Di,” written by Vuong Anh Tu, was an instant hit for the Vietnamese pop star. Won’s voice perfectly sets the tone for the lyrics, which tell the tale of a girl who moved on after breaking up with her boyfriend.
5. “Nguoi La Oi” by Superbrothers, Karik, Orange
Song Year: 2018
“Nuguoi La Oi,” which leans heavily toward R&B and hip-hop, was a collaboration between Superbrothers, Karik, and Orange. Its sad lyrics reflect on being haunted by a lost love. The lovelorn narrator seems to do okay when they’re surrounded by friends but their sadness returns when they’re by themselves.
6. “Nguoi Hay Quen Em Di” by My Tam
Song Year: 2017
This melancholic song, translated as “People Forget Me,” revolves around the idea that time passes and people move on. Despite its themes of love coming and going – or perhaps because of how relatable it is – My Tam’s beautiful song has become a popular pick for karaoke.
7. “Sài Gòn Hôm Nay Mưa” by Hoàng Duyên and Jsol
Song Year: 2021
Jsol and Hoàng Duyên’s collaboration is a low-fi ballad that holds up to any rainy day. It ties back to a previous song by Hoàng Duyên entitled “Saigon Heartbroken,” or “Sài Gòn Đau Lòng Quá.” The song delves deep into the experiences of a heartbroken, recently split couple who are now in different cities.
8. “Song Tinh” by MTV
Song Year: 2003
This love ballad by the group MTV is catchier and happier than many of the other entries on this list. The narrator uses several analogies to express his love and desire to be with his significant other for the rest of their lives. Its sweet lyrics, filled with romantic hope for the future, have made it a popular choice for karaoke.
9. “Tim Lai” by Microwave
Song Year: 2005
With a fun pop intro that embodies the early 2000s, “Tim Lai” is a classic track that revolves around someone longing to get back together with a former flame. The song helped earn Microwave a nomination for Favorite Band at the Golden Apricot Blossom Awards. “Tim Lai’s” emotional lyrics are great for anyone wanting to sing their hearts out.
10. “Họ Yêu Ai Mất Rồi” by Doãn Hiếu
Song Year: 2021
“Họ Yêu Ai Mất Rồi” gives a new take on experiencing love at the wrong time. Doan Hieu delivers a sweet, slower-paced sound that makes it easy for listeners to follow along. Its relatable lyrics helped it to become a popular favorite for karaoke-ers across Vietnam.
11. “That Bat Ngo” by Truc Nhan
Song Year: 2016
Released in 2016 for the album “Nhac Tre Tuyen Chon 2,” “That Bat Ngo” is a love ballad often sung with Truong Giang. However, not all versions of the track include her contribution.
The beat is energetic and infectious, making it a popular karaoke option for dancing. Nhan’s lyrics center on a celebrity love story being covered by the news. Each day brings fresh revelations about their love life, which the singer contrasts with apparent criticism of materialism and the desire to be famous.
12. “Con Mua tinh Yeu” by Ha Anh Tuan, Phuong Linh
Song Year: 2007
This collaboration between Ha Anh Tuan and Phuong Linh is a well-known classic that has appeared in several Vietnamese and Indian films. The song was released as part of the album “The Double Day of Ha Anh Tuan and Phuong Linh.” Its dreamy, slow-paced ambiance meshes well with the theme of blissful love.
13. “Thế Nào Là Tình Yêu” by Kai Đinh
Song Year: 2021
“How is Love” was released as part of the album “Thế Nào Là Tình Yêu.” It quickly became one of Dinh’s most well-known love songs. The lyrics are reflective, as the narrator looks back on lost love and heartbreak. “Thế Nào Là Tình Yêu” is catchy and has an energizing beat, making it well-suited for a night of karaoke.
Top Vietnamese Karaoke Songs, Final Thoughts
Not all songs are destined for karaoke stardom, but the songs on this list were. Many of these Vietnamese karaoke songs have a fun beat with meaningful lyrics, whether sad or lovestruck. So, whether you prefer lo-fi or something more energetic, these 13 tracks are a great way to start exploring Vietnamese karaoke.
While you're here, why not also check these Korean Karaoke songs?