12 Best Karaoke Duets For Couples & Friends

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Hey Cher! Have you found your Tina? Or are you Elton, seeking a Kiki Dee? Well, our guide to the best karaoke duets songs has the ultimate list of tunes to stretch the vocal cords during your next singing session!

From female karaoke duets to harmonize with your girlfriend to tunes that see some of the biggest male artists collaborate, popular couples love songs to comedy tracks for karaoke fans who need to hide behind a laugh (us!).

We’ve got something for everyone – easy karaoke duets as well as songs that demand high notes for talented singers.

Plus, every kind of genre including rock, country, and pop duets spanning numbers of decades, which means regardless of age or taste in music, you’ll be able to choose a ballad.

So, let’s explore some of the most famous duet songs as well as a few lesser known ones that will surprise your audience, um friends.

You may also like our guide to female karaoke duets for gal friends, and country duets!

Best Duet Karaoke Songs

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Elton John & Kiki Dee

This belter of a song has to be one of the most famous 70s karaoke duets!

Originally released in 1976, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart is an award-winning song by Elton John and Kiki Dee.

It is an upbeat pop tune with lots of woohoos and fun pauses that call for dramatic hip sways; it really is a catchy option.

The lyrics give both singers a turn to sing individually, which is ideal for those searching for boy and girl duets songs.

It also has a quirky back and forth that can overlap; so don’t go breaking my heart, I won’t go breaking your heart, don’t go breaking my heart!

The music video was shot in one take.

70s babies should check out our 70s Quiz, 70s Lyrics Quiz, and 70s Music Quiz.

“Under Pressure” – Queen & David Bowie

Sticking with the legends theme we have the band Queen and David Bowie’s Under Pressure, perfect for pairs who aim to put on a performance during their karaoke session.

The guitar rift has to be one of the most recognizable starts to a song from the 80s.

The track also features fun Freddie vocal noises like oo buh dum ba beh beh!

This male duo song was released on 26, October 1981 and it features in Queen’s 1982 album, Hot Space.

If you’re a fan of the 80s, try your luck at our 80s Quiz, 80 Music Quiz, 80s TV Quiz, and finally, 80s Movies Quiz.

“You’re the One That I Want” – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

Tell me about it, stud.

Another song that needs no introduction, You’re the One That I Want was written for the 1978 movie, Grease, and is sang by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John who play Danny and Sandy.

It is one of the best-selling singles in history to date, so if you want a classic that everyone knows, this is a winning duet.

It is also one of the best duets of all time for group karaoke booths as you can get others to join in with the ooh-ooh-ooh, honey.

Grease is packed with karaoke male female duets such as Summer Nights and Greased Lightning.

“City of Stars” – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone

Staying with movie duets songs category but slowing down the tempo is City of Stars for the fantastic 2016 movie, La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

This dynamic duo has also played roles together in Gangster Squad and Crazy Stupid Love, and we hope for more.

The male lead isn’t too challenging but the female part does call for higher notes so be cautious.

Plus, if you’ve seen the movie you might end up singing with a lump in your throat; it’s love, yes, all we’re looking for is love from someone else. Waaaah.

“The Boy Is Mine” – Brandy & Monica

The Boy Is Mine by soulful singers, Brandy and Monica, is the right choice for a duo with sass.

Released on May 5, 1998, the RnB song won a Grammy and the music video was named video of the year.

This back and forth sees two ladies fight over a man, throwing lots of shade as the story goes on.

It is a reaction song to The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney (1982).

If 90s nostalgia is your thing, try our 90s Quiz, 90s Music Quiz, 90s Lyrics Quiz, 90s TV Quiz, 90s Cartoon Quiz, and finally, 90s Movies Quiz.

Can you tell we love the 90s?

“Hakuna Matata” – The Lion King

It means no worries for the rest of your days!

I bet you were bopping your head just reading the song title.

If you’re looking for funny karaoke duets to disguise the fact you can’t hold a tune, Disney movies often provide some light entertainment as Hakuna Matata (1994) does.

“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Right, let’s raise the roof a little and get the party started with Rain on Me by the unstoppable duo, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande.

Released in 2020, this one of the more modern karaoke duets in the list.

“Stay” – Shakespears Sisters

Eurgh! If you love the dramatics, consider this 90s heart wrenching duet.

The start of the song kicks off with a slow paced plea for a lover to stay; although there might be a bit of a hostage situation going on there.

Then the second singer enters the chat with a throaty threat; you’d better hope and pray that you make it safe back to your own world – a lot of fun to sing!

Stay was released by the UK based duo on 13, January 1992, and it was a hit in the US as well as Canada.

“Dead Ringer for Love” Meat Loaf & Cher

You got the kinda legs that do more than walk. OK Meatloaf, you go your bad self!

This song portrays a verbal fight and it is fast paced, cheeky; sums up both Cher and Meatloaf nicely.

I’m looking for anonymous and fleeting satisfaction, and I want to tell my daddy I’ll be missing in action. Hot!

It was released on 13, November 1981 and appears on Meat Loaf’s second studio album, Dead Ringer.

When Michael Lee Aday (Meatloaf) passed, Cher paid tribute and passed condolences to his family.

She described as the making of this song as fun.

“I Would Do Anything For Love” – Meatloaf Featuring Lorraine Crosby

Another Meatloaf song you say, OK!

Meatloaf’s lyrics dominate most of I Would Do Anything For Love, which was released on 30, August 1993, but Lorraine Crosby’s whimsical interlude is worth waiting on, so choose either option for a heated rendition.

A great addition to our couples karaoke songs.

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Dean Martin & Martina McBride

There’s not that much choice when it comes to Christmas duets songs but this oldie is a goodie for festive karaoke nights.

Baby It’s Cold Outside was written in 1944 and increased in popularity when it was used in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter.

Listen carefully, can you even hear any mention of Xmas?…

On the face of it, Baby It’s Cold Outside comes across as a funny karaoke duet with two lovers trying to deny that they are spellbound but today, the lyrics throw up some controversy looking at it through a modern lens.

Share your take in the comments below!

This tune has been covered by a host of artists including Tom Jones with Cerys Matthews (Catatonia), and Mr Christmas himself, Michael Bublé with Idina Menzel.

It even made it to Glee where Blaine and Kurt did this cute number.

“Jackson” – Johnny Cash and June Carter

Let’s round up our list of best duo songs with a country classic.

Jackson was written in 1963 by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber, and made mainstream by Cash and Carter in 1967 where it reached number two in the Billboard Country Singles chart.

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon performed a Jackson duet while playing Johnny and June in the 2005 movie, Walk The Line.

We’re going to start using go comb your hair as an insult. (Hah).

Who else adores the pair singing in unison at the end?

More country karaoke duets feature in our wedding duets song list.

Final Words

Do you think this is a list of good karaoke songs for duets? Let us know in the comments if we missed any of your favorites.

Now, go belt your lungs out!

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