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Top 10 Hard Rock Karaoke Songs – Headbangers!!

Get ready for some of the greatest hard rock karaoke songs and an all-out head banging session. Now is your chance to rock the stage to some of the best rock songs of all time.

What is Hard Rock?

  • A sub-genre of rock which doesn't have it's own sub-genres.
  • Impressive guitar solos in most, but not all songs.
  • Heavy, but not fast. Generally mid to slow tempo.
  • Vocals sung in a throaty roar.
  • Inspired from Blues, Garage or Rock 'N Roll.
  • Famous bands - Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen, The Who, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park and many more..

Hard rock stems directly from 50's Rock 'N Roll and is influenced by Blues-Rock, Garage Rock and Psychedelic Rock.

It is typically defined as having an aggressive vibe with distorted guitars and powerful vocals.  

Hard rock karaoke songs are extremely energizing to perform and will no doubt make you want to do scissor kick jumps off the stage at every given opportunity.

Rock 'n roll might not solve your problems but it does let you dance all over them..

Pete Townsend // The Who

From Black Sabbath to Nirvana, Karaoke Kooks top 10 hard rock karaoke songs are sure to have you on your feet channeling those inner rock star moves that you have always dreamed of showing off.

Karaoke crowds love a good 'Rockin' experience and will certainly enjoy head banging the night away along with you to some classic tracks.

Check out Karaoke Kooks top 10 rock songs. We hope you find your favorite rock-out anthem that will bring the house down at your next party night.

Top 10 Hard Rock Karaoke Songs:

deep purple smoke on the water

This is an absolute immortal classic rock song. With the greatest riff in the history of rock. Hard rock karaoke songs don't get much better than this.

It will shake any audience to the core!

alice cooper poison

Everybody should add this solid piece of rock to their playlists of hard rock karaoke songs. A standout classic! Give it your all and you will rock the room!

iron maiden number of the beast

Powerful and earth shattering! be careful not to crack your voice with the opening scream. A must for your playlist of hard rock songs.

jimi hendrix purple haze

Get those air guitars ready to smash this bad-ass edgy song from the master of guitar Jimi Hendrix. A banger of a song that to this day blows minds apart. If you think you can play guitar.......think again!!

Linkin Park one step closer

Absolute legends! A timeless song and a great choice of hard rock karaoke songs. Chester Bennington was the voice of the voiceless. R.I.P to a talent that will never be forgotten.

van halen panama

One of the greatest rock bands of all time who never failed to inspire a legion of head bangers.

Van Halen were credited with 'restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene'.

ac/dc hard as rock

Decade after decade AC/DC keep pumping out kick-ass music. The quality of their music is insane and this track is an absolute masterpiece.

black sabbath paranoid

Even after 50 years this song never gets old. In 1971 young Ozzy was still rockin' it. If this is one of your favorite hard rock karaoke songs... You have great taste in music.

scorpions rock you like a hurricane

This track still rocks as much today as it did back in the 80's.

Life goes by, time flies but hits like this are timeless.

Get air guitaring and headbanging away to this classic track for a great night of karaoke.

nirvana smells like teen spirit

This iconic song from Nirvana was the opening track and lead single from their second album 'Nevermind' in 1991.

The success of Smells Like Teen Spirit propelled the album to the top of the charts in 1992.

Since the death of lead singer Kurt Cobain in 1994, fans and critics have praised Smells Like Teen Spirit as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

When I listen to 'Nevermind' I hate the production, but there's something about it that almost makes me cry at times.

Kurt Cobain // Nirvana


Choosing a top 10 list of hard rock karaoke songs from the thousands of iconic tracks spanning decades was a real challenge, albeit an enjoyable one. Listening to tracks that evoke memories of different decades and events in life was a pleasure.

Karaoke Kooks hope you enjoy our song choices and we are sure your next performance will rock the room and raise the roof!!


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