If you’ve been searching for the ultimate set list that complements your sultry low voice, look no further. We’ve curated a list of 20 karaoke songs that are just perfect for low female voices – featuring a mix of evergreen classics, chart-topping hits, and some of today’s freshest tracks.
As much as we adore the Ariana Grandes and Mariah Careys of the music world, not every female voice fits into their vocal spectrum. And that’s absolutely fine! Celebrating the diversity in our voices, this list has been curated to provide a selection of songs that will enable you to hit those notes comfortably and sound fantastic while you’re at it.
- 1. “Love Gets Me Every Time” by Shania Twain
- 2. “Stay” by Lisa Loeb
- 3. “Believe” by Cher
- 4. “Royals” by Lorde
- 5. “No Scrubs” by TLC
- 6. “Someone Like You” by Adele
- 7. “Close to You” by The Carpenters
- 8. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
- 9. “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
- 10. “Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
- 11. “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat
- 12. “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson
- 13. “My Favorite Mistake” by Sheryl Crow
- 14. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
- 15. “Closer to Fine” by Indigo Girls
- 16. “Baby Can I Hold You” by Tracy Chapman
- 17. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
- 18. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles
- 19. “At Last” by Etta James
- 20. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
1. “Love Gets Me Every Time” by Shania Twain
Released in 1997, this is one of Shania Twain’s most popular songs, second only to “You’re Still the One” from the album “Come On Over”. Shania possesses a vocal range of contralto which is the lowest type of female singing voice and her songs project a range that is easy to follow and sustain throughout the song. Some of her songs that have the same tempo are “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman.
2. “Stay” by Lisa Loeb
This platinum-hit song by Lisa Loeb and the Nine Stories takes the spot as one of the most requested songs in karaoke. You can warm up your vocal cords by singing this song as it progressively builds up from a soft and low vocal range to a little bit of fast tempo till the song ends. You can enjoy singing this song as it is like singing live with a band with the 90s feel.
3. “Believe” by Cher
“Believe” is an upbeat song by Cher which brings excitement with that nostalgic feel of the 90s every time you play it. This is one of the easiest karaoke songs because Cher’s distinctive contralto voice makes it manageable to sing an upbeat tune. It utilizes a deep voice with a steady phase and you are likely to get some great responses from your audience because the tune is very recognizable.
4. “Royals” by Lorde
Opt for Lorde’s “Royals” if you’re interested in a track with simple beats and thoughtful lyrics. It starts slow, making it easy for anyone to follow, and gradually transitions into a more complex piece. The easily memorable lyrics allow you to concentrate more on your vocal performance.
5. “No Scrubs” by TLC
“No Scrubs” is the most recognizable song by TLC, winning them a lot of music awards including “The Best RNB Song” at the 42nd Annual Grammys in 1999. A hip-hop song that uses low female voices to keep up with the smooth RNB tune, the voice range of this song uses a sultry contralto with a lot of soul and girl power!
6. “Someone Like You” by Adele
Adele brings heartbreak to life with this song. And as it stirs up deep emotions, you can easily karaoke on this song because it uses a low and deep-tone voice at the start of its stanzas. The song starts with deep, resonant notes and gradually ascends in intensity towards the end. If you’re in the mood for an emotional delivery, this could be your perfect pick!
7. “Close to You” by The Carpenters
“Close to you” is one of the most pleasant songs and has found itself in many karaoke lists. It is often selected as an opening or a warm-up song because it’s easy and gentle on the female vocal cords. It keeps the melody steady from start to finish. Some of their songs with a similar tempo include, “Top Of The World” and “Yesterday Once More”.
8. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
Don’t let Christina Aguilera’s reputation for powerful high notes deter you from trying out “Beautiful.” Despite Aguilera’s vocal prowess, this song mostly maintains a low vocal tone, making it a perfect fit for your karaoke list. Plus, its empowering lyrics and theme of inner beauty strike a chord with everyone.
9. “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
You can sing this song in a steady but deep voice. The song was originally titled “In Other Words” and was sung by Kay Ballard but is better known as “Fly Me To The Moon”. The Frank Sinatra version of this song can be an adventurous addition to your karaoke night!
10. “Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
Who can resist a bit of 90s pop magic? Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time” is sure to get your audience singing along. It’s a song with history, having been initially intended for TLC and the Backstreet Boys. Of course, it helps that the song has well-known lyrics.
11. “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat
Staying true to its name, the song “Bubbly” has a very lively vibe with the added bonus of being easy to sing. Colbie Caillat has a natural low contralto voice and her song choice has always been on a steady phase with low notes. No karaoke party can be complete without singing this one.
12. “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson
Immerse yourself in the emotive depths of “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson. Its intro, set to a moderate tempo, effortlessly flows into powerful vocals towards the end, leaving listeners spellbound. No wonder it’s a popular choice at karaoke nights and topped Billboard charts!
13. “My Favorite Mistake” by Sheryl Crow
“My Favorite Mistake” is a selectable song in karaoke and one of Sheryl Crow’s best, together with “Everyday Is A Winding Road” and “If It Makes You Happy”. The song is melancholic and a little bit depressing but Sheryl sang it so well that it makes the song suitable for a female low voice to sing, with the occasional sound of the blues and good rhythm.
14. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
“Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House is a very familiar song of the ’80s going ’90s that was revived by the band Sixpence None The Richer. Its revision proves it easier to sing in a low female voice, which includes the likes of Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande. This song reached the top of the charts and is one the most recognizable songs, making it perfect for a singalong night.
15. “Closer to Fine” by Indigo Girls
Sing your heart out to the introspective and empowering “Closer to Fine” by Indigo Girls. This song, with its low vocals and catchy acoustics, sends out a positive message about self-acceptance and balance. It’s a perfect pick for those looking for a more laid-back yet meaningful tune.
16. “Baby Can I Hold You” by Tracy Chapman
“Baby Can I Hold You” is a slow-paced song that utilizes a low and deep voice. This can be sung by both men and women because Boyzone did their own version of it. This song is easy on your voice as it gradually builds up in the end. You can lean into its emotional vibe and easily recognize lyrics to leave a lasting impact.
17. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
How can we miss out on the Spice Girls’ 90s hit, “Wannabe”? With its high-energy tempo and party-ready lyrics, this song can single-handedly transform any night into a karaoke extravaganza. And let’s not forget other Spice Girls’ hits like “Stop” or “Who Do You Think You Are” that are equally fun and easy to sing along with.
18. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles
The Grammy-nominated “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles is another fan-favorite for karaoke nights. Its nostalgic aura, combined with easy-to-sing lyrics and a gentle yet upbeat tempo, make it a must-have on your karaoke playlist.
19. “At Last” by Etta James
Take a trip down memory lane with the classic, lounge-like melody of “At Last” by Etta James. This song, with its deep yet powerful vocals, offers a gentle start to warm up your vocal cords. And once you’re comfortable, why not try some of her other hits like “Fools Rush In” or “All I Can Do Is Cry”?
20. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
No karaoke night can ever be deemed complete without belting out Gloria Gaynor’s empowering anthem, “I Will Survive.” Its fun, upbeat tempo, coupled with catchy, sing-along-friendly lyrics, will have everyone on their feet in no time!
So, there you have it – 20 amazing karaoke songs for low female voices that promise a good time for everyone involved. Don’t hesitate, hit those links, familiarize yourself with the tunes and lyrics, and bring the house down at your next karaoke party!