40 Duet Karaoke Songs for Couples to Sing Their Hearts Out

Songs for all kinds of vocal ranges and styles.
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Updated Aug 31, 2023

Music has an incredible power to bring people together, and what better way to experience that than through the magic of duet karaoke songs? Whether you're harmonizing with a close friend, a significant other on a date night or even a newfound karaoke companion, singing a duet karaoke song can be a super fun bonding experience. It can also take the pressure off of performing solo, which is great for anyone who may get a little stage fright.

Choosing the right karaoke song is key to ensuring your performance is a hit, leaving everyone in the room applauding your musical prowess. In this guide, we'll take you on a journey through some of the best duet karaoke songs suited for all kinds of singers. From timeless classics to contemporary chart-toppers, these tunes are guaranteed to make your duet karaoke night an absolute blast. So grab your singing partner, warm up those vocal cords, and get ready to steal the spotlight with these 40 duet karaoke songs.

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart," Elton John and Kiki Dee

Lyrics you'll love: "Don't go breaking my heart/I couldn't if I tried/Honey if I get restless/Baby you're not that kind"

This fun and upbeat karaoke track features playful lyrics and a call-and-response style of duet. This creates awesome opportunities for dynamic vocal harmonies and interaction between the two performers, which the audience is sure to love.

"Prisoner," Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa

Lyrics you'll love: "Prisoner, prisoner/Locked up, can't get you off my mind, off my mind"

The fun song's infectious pop-rock beat, sultry lyrics and dynamic vocal range offer a perfect platform for two singers to showcase their chemistry and vocal prowess.

"Shallow," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm falling/In all the good times, I find myself longin' for change/And in the bad times, I fear myself"

"Shallow," the power ballad from 2018's A Star Is Born, provides an opportunity for two singers to show off their vocal range and emotional connection.

"Under Pressure," Queen and David Bowie

Lyrics you'll love: "Pressure pushin' down on me/Pressin' down on you, no man ask for/Under pressure that brings a building down"

"Under Pressure" is not only musically challenging, but also emotionally charged — so make sure you and your singing partner are aware of that before choosing this song at your next karaoke shindig.

"Lo Vas A Olvidar," Billie Eilish and Rosalía

Lyrics you'll love: "¿Lo va' a olvidar?/Can you let it go?/Can you let it go?/¿Lo va' a olvidar?"

For a unique blend of haunting melodies, emotional depth and bilingual lyrics, look no further than this ethereal track to create a mesmerizing karaoke experience.

"Telephone," Lady Gaga and Beyoncé

Lyrics you'll love: "Stop calling, stop calling/I don't wanna think anymore/I got my head and my heart on the dance floor"

With its memorable chorus and sassy lyrics, "Telephone" is sure to get the crowd engaged and dancing along, making it a perfect choice for a dynamic karaoke duet.

"Love The Way You Lie," Eminem and Rihanna

Lyrics you'll love: "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?/Well, that's alright, because I like the way it hurts"

When it comes to engaging karaoke duet songs, "Love The Way You Lie" offers a unique opportunity for two performers to capture the intense emotions and contrasting perspectives depicted in the song's lyrics.

"Could I Have This Kiss Forever," Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Houston

Lyrics you'll love: "Could I hold you for a lifetime?/Could I look into your eyes?/Could I have this night to share this night together?"

If you're looking for emotional duet karaoke songs, look no further than "Could I Have This Kiss Forever."

"Señorita," Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Lyrics you'll love: "I love it when you call me señorita/I wish I could pretend I didn't need ya/But every touch is ooh, la-la-la/It's true, la-la-la"

For duet karaoke songs that'll get the audience up and dancing, this chart-topping hit is a super fun choice with latin-pop vibes.

"Me Against the Music," Britney Spears and Madonna

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm up against the speaker, trying to take on the music/It's like a competition, me against the beat/I wanna get in the zone (in the zone)"

The song's infectious beat, catchy lyrics and iconic collaboration between two pop legends create an exciting atmosphere that's sure to get the crowd energized.

"Unholy," Sam Smith and Kim Petras

Lyrics you'll love: "Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot/At the body shop, doing something unholy/He's sat back while she's dropping it, she be popping it/Yeah, she put it down slowly"

This song's intense melody and sensuous lyrics make it ideal for a karaoke duet featuring singers who can convey a sense of longing and intensity. To really do justice to the song, both singers should have decent vocal abilities with a flair for storytelling.

"We Don't Talk Anymore," Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, it's such a shame/That we don't talk anymore/We don't talk anymore/We don't talk anymore/Like we used to do"

"We Don't Talk Anymore" has a super memorable chorus that's easy to sing along to, making it an enjoyable choice for karaoke enthusiasts of all skill levels.

"The Boy is Mine," Brandy and Monica

Lyrics you'll love: "You need to give it up/Had about enough/It's not hard to see/The boy is mine"

Both Brandy and Monica demonstrate powerful vocals in the original recording, so both singers should be able to hit the high notes and get into their feelings to give the audience a performance they'll love.

"Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye and Kimbra

Lyrics you'll love: "But you didn't have to cut me off/Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing/And I don't even need your love/But you treat me like a stranger, and that feels so rough"

This 2011 throwback is the perfect duet karaoke song, especially if you're looking for a song that doesn't require a ton of vocal range.

"Beauty and the Beast," Ariana Grande and John Legend

Lyrics you'll love: "Tale as old as time/True as it can be/Barely even friends/Then somebody bends/Unexpectedly"

Calling all Disney fans! "Beauty and the Beast" is the perfect duet for singers who love the live-action film. Just be ready to bust out some serious vocals if you really want to give justice to this epic Disney track.

"The Time Of My Life," Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Lyrics you'll love: "I've had the time of my life/No, I never felt this way before/Yes, I swear, it's the truth/And I owe it all to you"

This iconic song, made famous by the movie Dirty Dancing, allows two performers to channel their inner Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as they harmonize through its powerful lyrics and infectious melody.

"DÁKITI," Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez

Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, a ti no me opongo/Y siempre te lo pongo/Y si tú me tiras, vamo' a nadar en lo hondo"

As you and your partner take the stage, the sultry, rhythmic beats will set the mood and the sensual lyrics will allow you to channel your inner performers — which will make the crowd go wild.

"This Is Me," Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

Lyrics you'll love: "This is real, this is me/I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, now/Gonna let the light shine on me/Now I've found who I am"

Fans of this popular 2008 track are sure to sing along with you if you decide to sing this karaoke duet song.

"Start Of Something New," Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Lyrics you'll love: "Now who'd have ever thought that/We'd both be here tonight/And the world looks so much brighter/With you by my side"

Every High School Musical fan will rejoice while you and your singing partner belt out this nostalgic duet.

"Barbie Girl," Aqua

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world/Life in plastic, it's fantastic/You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere/Imagination, life is your creation"

"Barbie Girl" is a particularly fitting karaoke duet if you recently watched the Barbie movie. It's best for soprano-bass duos who are willing to get into Aqua's quintessential 90s vibe.

"Girl From The North Country," Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash

Lyrics you'll love: "If you're travelin' in the north country fair/Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline/Please say "hello" to the one who lives there/Oh she was once a true love of mine"

When it comes to beautiful duet karaoke songs, look no further than "Girl From The North Country." While it may not be your typical upbeat party song, the crowd will appreciate its beautiful lyrics and easy-going melody.

"Rewrite The Stars," Zac Efron and Zendaya

Lyrics you'll love: "What if we rewrite the stars?/Say you were made to be mine/Nothing could keep us apart"

This epic tune from 2017's The Greatest Showman features soaring melodies that'll provide ample opportunities for a duo to showcase their vocal range, making it an unforgettable karaoke performance that'll tug at the crowd's heartstrings.

"Islands In The Stream," Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Lyrics you'll love: "Islands in the stream/That is what we are/No one in between/How can we be wrong?"

As you stand side by side, harmonizing like Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, this song's timeless melody and heartfelt lyrics will transport you and the audience to the sentimental world of classic country-pop.

"Best Part," Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.

Lyrics you'll love: "You're the coffee that I need in the morning/You're my sunshine in the rain when it's pouring/Won't you give yourself to me"

With its tender lyrics and gentle instrumentation, this song will have you and the audience deep in their feels. It's a great karaoke duet song for singers who have on-stage chemistry and emotive singing styles.

"Empire State Of Mind," JAY-Z and Alicia Keys

Lyrics you'll love: "Now you're in New York (Aha, aha, aha; uh, yeah)/These streets will make you feel brand-new (New)/Big lights will inspire you (Come on) (Okay)/Let's hear it for New York"

Get ready to do it up big, because this is one of those duet karaoke songs meant for the pros.

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"When You Believe," Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

Lyrics you'll love: "There can be miracles/When you believe/Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill/Who knows what miracles you can achieve?"

As you and your partner take turns delivering those powerhouse notes this song is known for, the audience won't be able to help but feel the hopeful message embedded in this gorgeous karaoke song.

"Endless Love," Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Lyrics you'll love: "And I (I), I want to share/All my love with you/No one else will do"

The melody and structure of this beautiful song make it easy for two voices to blend and create harmonies.

"Cold Heart," Elton John and Dua Lipa

Lyrics you'll love: "Cold, cold heart/Hardened by you (oh)/Some things lookin' better, baby/Just passin' through"

"Cold Heart" has an infectious rhythm and emotionally charged lyrics that create the perfect backdrop for a dynamic performance that audience members are sure to groove along to.

"Everything Has Changed," Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause all I know is we said, "Hello"/And your eyes look like comin' home/All I know is a simple name/And everything has changed"

For a heartwarming performance that captures the essence of young love, look no further than "Everything Has Changed." Its sweet melodies and relatable lyrics will allow both singers to showcase their vocal harmonies while telling a story of newfound affection.

"La Fama," Rosalía and The Weeknd

Lyrics you'll love: "Es mala amante la fama y no va a quererte de verdad/Es demasia'o traicionera, y como ella viene, se te va"

From Rosalía's passionate singing to The Weeknd's smooth and soulful melodies, singing this song as a duet will allow you to display a wide range of vocal skills.

"Exile," Taylor Swift and Bon Iver

Lyrics you'll love: "I think I've seen this film before/And I didn't like the ending/You're not my homeland anymore/So what am I defending now?"

"Exile" is an emotional song that tells a story of love and loss. Singing it as a duet can add depth and complexity to the performance, which will keep the audience engaged.

"I'm Ready," Sam Smith and Demi Lovato

Lyrics you'll love: "It's a cold night in my bed in the heat of the summer/I've been waitin' patiently for a beautiful lover"

This song has beautiful harmonies that can be a lot of fun to sing, so if you and your singing partner are up for it, it's sure to be a hit with the audience.

"Little Talks," Of Monsters and Men

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause though the truth may vary/This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore"

"Little Talks" is an introspective song from 2011 that'll give the audience a dose of nostalgia. It won't require a ton of vocal range, so it's great for beginner duos.

"You Got A Friend In Me," Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett

Lyrics you'll love: "You've got a friend in me/You've got a friend in me/If you've got troubles, I've got 'em too"

If you love the Toy Story movies, "You Got A Friend In Me" is a great song to sing with a fellow fan. The audience will probably know the lyrics, too, making it a fun karaoke tune for everyone to sing along to.

"Love Me Harder," Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause if you want to keep me/You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta/Got to love me harder"

Ariana's high notes and The Weeknd's soulful crooning provide a fantastic vocal range to explore, allowing both singers to showcase their harmonizing skills.

"Come What May," Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman

Lyrics you'll love: "Listen to my heart/Can't you hear it sings/Telling me to give you everything"

Fans of Moulin Rouge will howl when you and your singing partner take the stage to sing this romantic duet.

"Dilemma," Nelly and Kelly Rowland

Lyrics you'll love: "No matter what I do (woo)/All I think about is you (uh huh)/Even when I'm with my boo/Boy, you know I'm crazy over you"

This song's smooth R&B rhythm and heartfelt lyrics provide the perfect backdrop for a duet that oozes chemistry.

"Just Give Me A Reason," P!nk and Nate Ruess

Lyrics you'll love: "Just give me a reason, just a little bit's enough/Just a second, we're not broken, just bent and we can learn to love again"

"Just Give Me A Reason," is an excellent karaoke duet that boasts emotional depth and powerful vocals — offering a perfect opportunity for two singers to connect with the audience.

"Monopoly," Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét

Lyrics you'll love: "I've been on a roll, where you been? (Where you been?)/Real protective with my soul, where you been? (Where you been?)/Is your GPS even on, where you been? (Where you been?)"

With its blend of pop and R&B influences, "Monopoly" offers a chance to groove to the beat, engage the audience and have a blast while expressing your musical talents together.

"You Don't Bring Me Flowers," Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand

Lyrics you'll love: "You don't bring me flowers/You don't sing me love songs/You hardly talk to me anymore/When I come through the door at the end of the day"

When it comes to the best duet karaoke songs that demand a theatrical performance, this song is a great choice. Perfect for soprano-tenor duos, this song will take the audience back to 1978.

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