Jan 22 / Molly McLinden

The 33 Best Karaoke Duets of All Time!

I have made *quite* a few posts about solos for karaoke night (or talent shows!)

But what about duets for karaoke night? I've got you covered! Sure, there are some other lists out there but they don't always come from a singer/voice teacher, so I may be able to provide you with some more solid ideas.

This list also includes man/woman duets, duets for two women, and duets for two men , so that you can find the right one that works for you!

Me, there's nothing I love more than a cheesy duet. Have fun and don't forget to be "all in"- eyes closed and all. Ha!

If you want additional help, I am here for you and your duet partner!

Where We Belong- Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Whatever you do, gentlemen..do NOT attempt to mimic Mr. Cocker's trademark gravelly tone. It won't end well. Just be you. 

Easy Lover- Phil Collins and Philip Bailey 

Ok, so this one is hard. One of you had better have a decent tenor voice to do the Philip Bailey part. I suppose if you DON'T, that could be extra amusing....

Islands in the Stream- Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

This one is fairly easy, and everyone LOVES IT. Because Kenny and Dolly.  And it was written by the Bee Gees!

Almost Paradise- Ann Wilson and Mike Reno

This duet is the most 80s thing ever, and it's FANTASTIC.
Ann and Mike have SERIOUS PIPES though, can you handle this one? Maybe you can!

Enough is Enough- Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand

This one is one of my favorites of all time. It doesn't get much better than Donna and Babs. Yeah, those are huge shoes to fill....are you gals up for it?

It Takes Two- Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston

This one , although classic and beloved, is not too difficult.
If you're a more nervous singer, this one could work because it's a much faster song.

To All The Girls I've Loved Before- Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias

Another very easy one. Great for guys with limited range. Hey, at least I'm being honest!

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around- Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty

Another one of my faves (gee, wonder why?) . This one is all about rocker attitude, can work for singers with out major vocal skills, easily.

A Little Bit Country- Donny and Marie Osmond

The kitschiest one on the list, for sure. And that's saying a lot.

After All- Cher and Peter Cetera

Are you a man with a killer high range, and have a duet partner with an amazing contralto? This one's for you.

A Whole New World- from "Aladdin"

This one is simple and sweet, and would easily easily work for all ages.

Jackson- Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

It's pretty talk-y.  Anyone can handle this one, and it's great!

You Don't Bring Me Flowers- Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

As you may know, Neil and Babs have killer voices...buuut this duet is fairly simple, you don't need major skill to sell this one.

Endless Love- Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
It's big time schmaltz, and let me tell you- everyone and I mean everyone loves this one. It's actually not too difficult. Just COMMIT to this one! 

Ain't No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Up-tempo and a classic, what more can I say?

The Boy is Mine- Monica and Brandy
Are you and your duet partner sassy?Do you love a 90s throwback? This one's for you. 

Say, Say, Say- Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
I'll just get this out there, this one is my favorite on the list. It takes two killer tenors for this one. But don't kill yourself trying to sing it, tenors, it IS hard! 

Tell Him- Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand
Speaking of difficult duets! Because...well...yeah look who did it originally.But if you can, you should!

The Girl is Mine- Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
This one is awful.  But amusing, so that's why I includd it!  It's also fairly easy to sing, so there's that! Unlike their other one! 

Ya Mo Be There- Michael McDonald and James Ingram
More delicious 80s cheese for ya. 

Next Time I Fall- Amy Grant and Peter Cetera
Did I say 80s cheese? Is this one the cheesiest from the decade? There were SO many, and this one sure ranks up there! 

I Got You Babe- Sonny and Cher
Yeah I know. Too obvious . But here it is.

Picture- Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock

For you rocker types

Dead Ringer for Love- Cher and Meatloaf
One of my other favorites, and maybe a little harder to find as far as tracks go (it was a bigger hit in the UK than in the States, NO idea why!) 

Whenever I Call You Friend- Stevie Nicks and Kenny Loggins
70s light rock classic! Big shoes to fill, can you do it? 

Solid as a Rock-Ashford and Simpson

Earworm central, and silly. Perhaps not intentionally. But it's fun and easy! 

Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer- Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes
This is a GREAT big power ballad duet! 

Somewhere Out There- Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
A sweet movie classic for when you're feeling more heartfelt

Guilty- Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
Don't be fooled, these two had distinctive sounds but this up tempo duet is NOT difficult. 

For Good- Wicked
Iconic Broadway duet between Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. It's such a huge show, no one will mind seeing a show tune on karaoke night! 

Something Stupid- Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Easy easy range. Go ahead and sing a love duet with your dad, that's totally not weird...

You Don't Have to Be a Star -Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

You youngins probably don't know this one...look it up, it's GREAT. Marilyn McCoo...THAT'S a voice!

The Beat Goes On- Sonny and Cher

The gold standard for iconic duets, these two!

See a few you like? Maybe you discovered something new. Fantastic ! Well, if you and your duet partner wanna see me for some additional help....I'd LOVE to see you!

Schedule a lesson with me here, and YES I teach pairs, too...I always customize lessons! 

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