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Best 80s Rock Karaoke Songs – The Final Countdown!!


I'm sure all you Karaoke Kooks will be livin' on a  prayer hoping to see your best 80s Rock karaoke songs on our countdown list.

The list will feature some the greatest 80s bands ever including, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Blondie & Queen.

The 80s was a truly memorable decade in music with Rock & Glam Metal reaching far and wide across the globe.

So whether you are a heavy Rocker or more of a Glam Metal fan then the best 80s Rock karaoke songs are bound to include many of your favorite tracks.

Rock the 80s Look Guys!

80s karaoke party nights are some of the best especially if you are prepared to go 'all out' and get those iconic 80s outfits ready to enhance your performances of some of the best 80s Rock karaoke songs.

All you guys can rock your look with some shredded black or acid washed denim skinny jeans, and a black t-shirt featuring your favorite bands logo. Larger graphics will show your allegiance to your Rock heroes.

Don't forget a leather or denim jacket to complete your 80s Rock outfit. You can always pick one up in a thrift store that has a more weathered look to save yourself a few bucks. 

Last but not least, get some practice in before your big performance. Practice some of those iconic Rock moves with the mic & even if you are not the best singer in the world, when it comes down to 80s Rock songs, you can literally get away with murder.

Rock it & you will bring the house down!

Remember guys the 80s Rocker image is all about excess. The Rock bands of the 80s are not only remembered for their incredible music, but also for their over-the-top hair styles, outrageously tight outfits & accessories. 

On the other hand if you are a fan of the Glam Metal look you could invest in a spandex jump suit, platform boots & plenty of glitter for the ultimate 80s glam rock image.

Oh boy! I wish we could see some images of those wild 80s Rocker Karaoke Kooks having the craziest karaoke parties ever.

80s Rock Chicks - The Look

Now girls it's time for you all to get those 80s Rock Chick costumes ready for your wild karaoke party nights. There is no better way to achieve the perfect look than to start by buying a wig as I'm sure many of you don't even know what a 'perm' is today.

The 80s Rock Chick look was all about 'Big Hair', the bigger the better, so get teasing those locks.

Tight leather pants or skin tight silver or gold lame leggings & an off the shoulder top will create the perfect look.

You can accessorize with some chains, legwarmers & leather cuffs and let's not forget, for the ultimate visual impact - wear plenty of electric blue or pink eyeliner for an even more dramatic look.

Get ready girls & go for it!

Fluorescent greens, pinks, shoulder pads & big hair.

Anything goes!!!

In this decade we were not only exposed to some of the best 80s Rock karaoke songs by many of the greatest bands on the planet, there were also many more memorable things that made this decade the greatest:

The 80s saw the launch of MTV (1981) which changed our lives for ever. Bands & Artists now had to present their music through this new visual medium creating unforgettable videos such as: 

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller
  • Guns N' Roses - ~Sweet Child O' Mine
  • Metallica - One
  • Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
  •  U2 - Where the Streets Have no Name

These artists' videos are only a few that defined the decade on MTV's list of the most memorable music videos.

When you think of this decade and the best 80s Rock karaoke songs you are literally spoiled for choice as there are so many amazing artists to consider. 

Michael Jackson for one ruled the 80s as did Madonna & U2.

Hip-Hop, an unknown art form also exploded onto the music scene in the 80s.

To this present day many things from the 80s still hold strong apart from the fashion, but you never know, as the saying goes:

"What goes around comes around"

So What are the Best 80s Rock Karaoke Songs?

 Guns n' roses welcome to the jungle

This hard Rock anthem is sure to get your adrenaline pumping as you and your karaoke buddies put on your best head banging performances ever.

 judas priest breaking the law

You can certainly show off your rebellious spirit with this classic from one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

 kiss nowhere to run

Get ready to create your Gene Simmons Rock Star look. Face paint & leather!! This iconic Rock song with melodic vocals & classic guitar is loved by Rock enthusiasts everywhere.

 The Bangles walk like an egyptian

This one is for all the female Rock fans out there. A Great light hearted song with fun lyrics & great vocals. Go for it girls!!

 motorhead ace of spades

This song is about the role of fate & chance in the real world. Who knows what your fate will be when you Rock this classic, but it's worth taking the chance to find out!

 u2 with or without you

The legends that are the Irish Rock Band U2 released this song as the lead single from the album 'The Joshua Tree'. It was the bands most successful single in 1987.

 poison every rose has its thorn

This iconic Rock song about heartbreak is about the presence of bad with every aspect of good. A great addition for everyone's playlist.

 europe the final countdown

This one is for all you Karaoke Kooks Metal fans. Released in 1986 by the Swedish Rock band Europe. Believe it or not, the song lyrics were inspired by David Bowies song 'Space Oddity'.

 bruce springsteen born in the usa

Another great Rock anthem that will certainly go down in music history. 'The Boss' was on a roll when he released this unforgettable Rock song.

 michael jackson beat it

With Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo on this 80s hit, I guess we can class 'Beat It' as a great Rock song. Although Michael Jackson was known as the 'King of Pop' we will give him the King of Rock on this one.

 survivor eye of the tiger

The vibe this track creates will get everyone rocking in their boots. An absolute must for a great karaoke singalong.

 joan jett & the blackhearts i love rock n roll

This iconic Rock anthem is one that no one could ever forget.

A Rock song all about Rock music, it doesn't get better than that!

 duran duran hungry like a wolf

First released by the British Rock band Duran Duran in 1982 on their album 'Rio'. It successfully topped the US charts & won the first Grammy Award for best short form video in 1984.

 the scorpions rock you like a huricane

An absolute belter of a song. Turn up the volume on this and you will have everyone singing along with you in no time at all.

 guns n' roses sweet child o' mine

This is one of those songs that is even better to listen to now than when it was first released over 30 years ago. Hard to believe but true!

 the rolling stones start me up

The Stones are known for their confidence on stage and lead singer Mick Jagger can still rock his iconic moves to this day. This classic belongs on all Karaoke Kooks playlists.

 pat benatar hit me with your best shot

Yes, women do play a large role in Rock N' Roll as Pat Benatar proved with this great Rock classic.

 Journey don't stop believin'

This song has been described by many critics as a near-perfect electronic Rock anthem. Do it Justice!!

 queen another one bites the dust

Let's hope not!!

Written by Bassist John Deacon & featured on the groups 8th studio album 'The Game' this classic was a worldwide hit.

 bon jovi livin' on a prayer

This was the bands second chart topping single from their third album 'Slippery When Wet'. Livin' on a Prayer is Bon Jovi's signature song and deservedly takes the No.1 spot on our countdown of the Best 80s Rock Karaoke Songs.

Well that's it folks, our final countdown of classic Rock songs that will live forever in music history.

Even if you are not hardcore fans of Metal or Glam Rock, you are sure to recognize most of the songs we have chosen.

Hopefully you will add some, if not all of them to your playlist of the Best 80s Rock Karaoke Songs ever.

The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize the top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band.

Paul Stanley // Kiss

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