The 14 Best Karaoke Songs for Women Who Love 90s Music

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Who doesn’t love karaoke? Seriously. Karaoke, with its Japanese origins, is lowkey one of America’s great pastimes. Karaoke is the wave. And that’s whether you want to let loose with coworkers or rather flex your shower singing skills in front of a crowd or would just like to party like a rock star with your favorite songs. Let's talk about the best karaoke songs for women who love the music of the '90s: a time when grunge met pop, hip-hop found mainstream success, and boy bands ruled the airwaves. As a decade of diverse music and iconic anthems, it's no wonder that so many karaoke lovers gravitate towards this unforgettable era. For those ladies who adore the nostalgia of the '90s, we've curated a countdown of the 14 best karaoke songs for women. Time to warm up those vocal cords, unleash your inner diva, and travel back to a time when music was all about unforgettable melodies, infectious choruses, and, most importantly, heart-on-sleeve authenticity.

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14. "Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia

Year Released: 1997

Starting our countdown is "Torn," the debut single of Australian-British singer Natalie Imbruglia. This angsty pop hit showcases a passionate narrative about the pain of love. Its melodramatic lyrics, combined with a catchy rhythm, make it an irresistible choice for karaoke. Unleash your inner drama queen with this anthem of the 90s.

13. "Bitch" - Meredith Brooks

Year Released: 1997

Meredith Brooks' "Bitch" exploded onto the music scene in 1997, bringing with it a dose of unapologetic womanhood that was hard to ignore. With a title that might cause a stir and lyrics that express the multifaceted nature of women, this song is perfect for a group karaoke night where you want to shout, "I'm a goddess on my knees!"

12. "No Scrubs" - TLC

Year Released: 1999

“No Scrubs” by TLC is the ultimate girl-power anthem. This song's R&B rhythm combined with empowering lyrics creates a fantastic platform for anyone wanting to showcase their vocals. Channel the energy of the iconic trio and stand against 'scrubs' everywhere.

11. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" - Shania Twain

Year Released: 1997

Country-pop superstar Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" was a massive hit that transcended genres. It's all about celebrating femininity and having fun - a perfect formula for a karaoke hit. With its catchy guitar riffs and empowering lyrics, this song is a must for any ladies' night out.

10. "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys

Year Released: 1999

While originally performed by a boy band, "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys makes our list because of its melodious harmony and lyrical simplicity. This pop ballad can be a showstopper in the hands of a woman ready to belt out its catchy chorus with conviction.

9. "Wannabe" - Spice Girls

Year Released: 1996

The Spice Girls' debut hit "Wannabe" is pure, unadulterated pop fun. Its energetic melody and the iconic "zig-a-zig-ah" lyric make it a great choice for a group performance. Choose this song to relive the '90s Girl Power era at its zenith.

8. "Don't Speak" - No Doubt

Year Released: 1995

No Doubt's "Don't Speak" is a karaoke classic. Gwen Stefani's emotional delivery of the song's heartfelt lyrics make it a perfect choice for a dramatic performance. Show off your range and emotional depth with this unforgettable '90s anthem.

7. "You Oughta Know" - Alanis Morissette

Year Released: 1995

The raw, searing passion of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" makes it a karaoke essential. This song offers a platform to channel angst and heartbreak into a powerhouse performance. The confrontational lyrics and aggressive vocals will let you unleash your inner rock star.

6. "Killing Me Softly" - The Fugees

Year Released: 1996

The Fugees took "Killing Me Softly" to new heights in the '90s, with Lauryn Hill's soulful vocals at the helm. It's a song that requires depth, control, and a sprinkle of passion, making it an excellent karaoke pick for those looking to display their vocal prowess.

5. "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston

Year Released: 1992

Though originally written by Dolly Parton, it was Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" that captivated hearts in the '90s. This emotionally charged ballad is perfect for showcasing vocal range and power. It's a challenge, but for those willing to take it on, the rewards are huge.

4. "Believe" - Cher

Year Released: 1998

Cher's "Believe" marked a turning point in pop music with its pioneering use of Auto-Tune, dubbed the 'Cher Effect'. This dance-pop anthem's powerful chorus and infectious beat make it a stellar karaoke pick. It's all about resilience in the face of heartbreak, making it an empowering sing-along anthem.

3. "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion

Year Released: 1995

Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," known by many as the Titanic song, is a karaoke staple. Its soaring melody and heartfelt lyrics provide an excellent opportunity to showcase a wide vocal range. This love anthem remains one of the most enduring ballads of the '90s.

2. "...Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears

Year Released: 1999

Britney Spears' debut single, "...Baby One More Time," is an iconic pop masterpiece that marked the rise of teen pop in the late '90s. Its catchy hook and memorable lyrics make it a karaoke favorite. Embrace the nostalgia, and let your inner pop princess shine.

1. "Always Be My Baby" - Mariah Carey

Release Date: 1995

Crowning our list is Mariah Carey's classic hit, "Always Be My Baby". This timeless '90s ballad offers everything a karaoke star needs: soulful verses, an unforgettable chorus, and the chance to showcase those vocal runs that Mariah is famous for. Carey's confident, honeyed vocals deliver a love tale that's both sweet and defiant, creating an irresistible sing-along anthem.

Its universal theme of enduring love makes it relatable, and its infectious melody makes it a joy to perform. So next time you're at karaoke, embrace your inner diva, and let Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" fill the room with its enchanting charm. It's the ultimate '90s pop ballad that continues to inspire singers to reach for those high notes and hold nothing back.

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