For karaoke users of Sing King Karaoke, this “sweet sixteen” list provided the soundtrack to Summer ’17
With over three million subscribers on YouTube and over 1,000 popular songs to filter throughout all their platforms, Sing King Karaoke has become a titan in the karaoke business and a trusted resource for karaoke lovers on the go. As Summer 2017 draws to a close, we’ve collected the top sixteen karaoke songs of the summer — courtesy of Sing King Karaoke’s trendy YouTube karaoke channel.
16. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holding Me Back
(1.7M views, uploaded May 2017)
The “Mercy” singer pulls off a winner with this rollicking dance-y pop rock gem.
15. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name
(2.1M views, uploaded December 2016)
With icy vocals and a brush of acoustic folk, this America’s Got Talent ukulele-wielding champion rises to the mainstream with her very own original song.
14. DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
(2.2M views, uploaded January 2017)
The Biebz and French producer DJ Snake team up on this tropical R&B jam, a song that bears similarities to 2016’s “Lean On.”
13. Charlie Puth – Attention
(2.5M views, uploaded May 2017)
The “One Call Away” singer croons himself into our hearts and ears with this surprising funk-pop tune. Turn up the sex appeal.
12. Rihanna – Love on the Brain
(2.6M views, uploaded March 2017)
This doo wop-meets-Alabama Shakes soul offering from the Anti album nets Rihanna yet another smash hit.
11. Julia Michaels – Issues
(2.9M views, uploaded March 2017)
Apparently, a lot of singers wanted to take on this dreamy minimalist-as-hell electropop love ballad. FYI: This Top 20 hit was produced by Benny Blanco and Stargate.
10. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
(3M views, uploaded February 2017)
Move out the way, “24K Magic.” This slick rap-like jam, another winner for Bruno Mars, worked its way to number one pop and proved to be just as mighty in a karaoke pub.
9. Ariana Grande, John Legend – Beauty and the Beast
(3.3M views, uploaded March 2017)
Yet another cover of the Disney classic. This time, the song gets a modified pop gloss and is revived by two of today’s brightest stars.
8. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
(3.8M views, uploaded 7 months ago)
Another glowing tropical R&B gem to sway to. And with Sean Paul’s reggaeton lines. Singers, channel your best Sia for the female vocal part.
7. Auli’i Cravalho – How Far I’ll Go
(6.1M views, uploaded 7 months ago)
Taken from the Moana motion picture soundtrack, this Disney ballad acts like a sequel to “Let It Go.” Thankfully, it’s not as anthemic.
6. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
(6.5M views, uploaded January 2017)
The UK singer from X-Factor fame surprisingly crossed the pond with this late-bloomer pop-folk ballad, an AC-built song that screams with an Ed Sheeran ooze.
5. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer
(7.3M views, uploaded December 2016)
All you need to know about this song is “we ain’t ever getting older.” It’s a sing-along’s wildest dream.
4. Alessia Cara – How Far I’ll Go
(7.3M views, uploaded 9 months ago)
Nominated for an Oscar, this electropop ballad from the Moana soundtrack packs in empowering lyrics, perfect pop star belting and mesmeric production.
3. Bruno Mars – Versace on the Floor
(8.7M views, uploaded December 2016)
With a whiff of Babyface contemporary soul, this quasi-steamy midtempo groove took us all the way back to 1990. And left us craving for more.
2. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito
(10M views, uploaded May 2017)
This summer song was literally everywhere. Virtually impossible to shake. It also had us thinking the dance moves from “Macarena” was applicable.
1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
(18M views, uploaded January 2017)
Ed Sheeran, you win! It’s sexy, seductive and offers a glossy pop take on dancehall. And it’s one of the most streamed songs in Spotify history. No wonder everyone wants to sing it. Although your eyes are blue and this would be classified as blue-eyed soul, you’ve charmed your way into green-eyed soul. The color green, as in American bucks, smothers this entire track.
Want to enjoy the originals on Spotify? We’ve curated a special playlist of all sixteen tracks from the original artists. They’ll come in handy when you need to freshen up on those vocal parts.
How we did it? We’ve measured the metrics from the YouTube video views and the actual release dates of the original singles courtesy of Billboard.com (going back to July 2016). In closing, we only looked at Sing King Karaoke uploads done between the months of December 2016 and September 2017.