Best Karaoke Songs for Alto Females [19 Songs]

Don’t fret if you’re not able to hit the high notes of Whitney Houston or Celine Dion. Many songs are equally moving and powerful in the lower voice range, also known as the alto range. What are the best karaoke songs for alto females?

Here are 19 of the best karaoke songs for alto females:

  1. Love Song by Sara Bareilles
  2. No Scrubs by TLC
  3. What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes
  4. Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman
  5. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
  6. Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  7. Because of You by Kelly Clarkson
  8. Someone Like You by Adele
  9. Love Gets Me Every Time by Shania Twain
  10. Mamma Mia by Abba
  11. Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  12. Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman
  13. This Kiss by Faith Hill
  14. Believe by Cher
  15. Angel by Sarah McLachlan
  16. One Way or Another by Blondie
  17. Have a Little Faith In Me by Jewel
  18. I Have a Dream by Abba
  19. Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

Next to the soprano voice, in terms of pitch range, is the alto voice. Unlike high-pitched soprano with bright, crisp notes and energetic presence, the alto is warmer and richer because of its lower range. Moreover, it does not require you too much vocal energy to produce.

Read on to learn more about the best karaoke songs for female (or male) singers, the stories behind each song, and the karaoke versions of each song.

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Best Karaoke Songs for Alto Females

Below are the 19 best songs for alto women and the story behind each song.

1. Love Song by Sara Bareilles

This song by Sara Bareilles is practically tailor-made for karaoke. Sara’s vocal range is fully utilized in this song. She wrote the song herself. It was released as a single in June 2007.

This song was nominated in the 2009 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Watch and listen to Sara sing this song:

And here is the karoke version of the song:

2. No Scrubs by TLC

‘Attitude’ is the word that can best describe this song from TLC. It is so popular with many people that it achieved a status similar to an anthem.

It was written by TLC member Lisa Lopes together with ex-Xscape members Tameka Cottle and Kandi Burrus and producer Kevin Briggs. This song also became popular in karaoke joints because it is really fun to sing.

Here is the karaoke version of No Scrubs:

3. What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes

This song may seem to register in the high vocal ranges because of its falsetto runs. In reality, it is in the lower contralto range. It has a very catchy tune, making it a popular karaoke song – particularly the chorus part.

This song reached number 1 in the music charts in most European countries, including the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and Austria. Sing along with the 4 Non Blondes here:

Here is the karaoke version of What’s Up:

4. Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman

Next on our list of the best karaoke songs for alto female (or male) is Baby Can I Hold You. This song shows the romantic side of Tracy with its simple melody and straightforward lyrics. Its simplicity was the key to this soulful ballad. This song was Tracy’s third single, released in October 1988. It peaked at number 48 in the U.S. music charts.

Here is the karaoke version of Baby Can I Hold You:

5. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

This song is more liberating to women than any other song. It will make you grateful for your inner beauty and boost your self-esteem.

This song was in her 2002 album, Stripped. Linda Perry wrote and produced this pop ballad. Moreover, the song was released in late 2002 as a single. It became popular in karaoke bars because of its empowering message.

Grab a mic and sing along with Christina here:

Here is the karaoke version of Beautiful:

6. Valerie by Amy Winehouse

This song was actually not an original of Amy Winehouse. It was first sung by The Zutons, an indie rock band in England. Later, Mark Ronson did a cover on it with Amy Winehouse providing the vocals and recorded it in 2006.

In 2007, Amy’s version reached number 2 in the UK charts. This song was later included in Amy’s Lioness: Hidden Treasures posthumous album. Just watch her belt this song in her inimitable way:

Here is the karaoke version of Valerie:

7. Because of You by Kelly Clarkson

This song was part of Kelly’s second album, Breakaway, which was released in 2004. She wrote this song at 16 years old when she had to cope with the stress from her parents’ divorce. She also revealed that this song was partly influenced by her grief when her father abandoned her when she was 6 years old. 

Here is the karaoke version of Because of You:

8. Someone Like You by Adele

The heartache Adele felt from a breakup was her inspiration for this song. She was scared of being alone while her ex has already found his new love. Adele needed to write this song to feel good about herself. Share Adele’s feelings by singing along with her in this karaoke video:

9. Love Gets Me Every Time by Shania Twain

Shania, together with Robert John Lange, wrote this song. It was the lead single in the singer-songwriter’s 1997 studio album Come on Over. The original title of this song is Gol’ Darn Gone and Done It. However, it was hard to pronounce, so it was shelved.

It’s a song about love, and many have been influenced by it to fall in love. How could you not after listening to this song? Just listen and sing-along if you want.

We’ve looked at 9 of the best karaoke songs for alto females. These songs are perfect for women with a deeper range of voice. The next 10 songs are also a perfect range for altos singing karaoke.

10. Mamma Mia by Abba

Abba, in this song, tells about how defenseless one can be when faced with love. Its music is very playful; that’s why it’s a fun song to sing. Because of this song’s popularity, it became a Hollywood movie. This movie starred Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and other big names in Tinseltown.

It is a single and part of the 1975 album “ABBA”. This song became a number one hit in the UK. Let’s listen to Abba singing this song here:

Here is the karaoke version of Mamm Mia:

11. Rolling in the Deep by Adele

This song is really made for altos and is a great firestarter. If you just let go and sing this song as boldly as you can, you will be able to imbibe its spirit. It was written by Adele together with Paul Epworth.

Adele describes the song as a dark, bluesy gospel, disco tune. It became the biggest crossover hit in the United States. Let your alto voice shine as you sing Rolling in the Deep.

Here is the karaoke version of Rolling in the Deep:

12. Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman

The blues legend Tracy Chapman wrote and sung this songGive Me One Reason reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. She perfectly fuses several music genres in this song, including rock, funk, and soul. This was Tracy’s biggest hit in the U.S. and Australia, where it peaked at number three in the country’s music charts.

With a playful rhythm and feisty lyrics, no wonder it became a favorite karaoke song. Watch her sing this song with Eric Clapton here:

Here is the karaoke version of Give Me One Reason:

13. This Kiss by Faith Hill

Next on our list of the best karaoke songs for alto female (or male) is This Kiss. Country singer Faith Hill’s offering to the karaoke crowd is her This Kiss song. This song is a crowd favorite because of its upbeat tempo and bright, happy mood. It is included in her third studio album, Faith.

This song was released on Feb. 23, 1998, and since then, it became a favorite among the karaoke crowd. Listen to Faith sing this song here:

Here is the karaoke version of this song:

14. Believe by Cher

Cher’s staying power is unbelievable. Her song Believe cemented her place in the entertainment industry. Released in 1998, Believe was the first song to introduce the auto-tune style of singing.

Cher’s distorted voice in the song became known as the Cher-effect in this music style. It resonates with women because it also talks about empowerment – you have what it takes to make it despite the obstacles in your path. Listen to Cher sing this song here:

Here is the karaoke version:

15. Angel by Sarah McLachlan

This one is a different alto karaoke song, but it is still one song that you can learn to sing. It will require you to be soulful and let go of your emotions. If you do it right, you’ll be inspired and more at peace.

This song is included in her Surfacing album, released in 1997. It was about the death of Jonathan Melvoin, a keyboard player and member of the Smashing Pumpkins, due to a heroin overdose.

Sung by the soulful songstress Sarah, here are the lyrics of this song:

16. One Way or Another by Blondie

This is an alto karaoke song that you can easily sing because of its simple and catchy melody. Since it was released in 1979, it became a hit to moviemakers in Hollywood. This song has been used in the soundtrack of at least 10 movies, such as Mean Girls, movie trailers, and TV series scores.

Rolling Stone magazine has ranked this song number 298 among The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Why? Watch this video, and you’ll know why.

Here is the karaoke version of One Way or Another:

17. Have a Little Faith In Me by Jewel

Many well-known singers have rendered this song in their own versions, but Jewel’s style with its country strain is the one that sticks in your mind. This song is perfect for those who really can’t belt high notes.

It has some parts in it that you can sing with all your heart and power, and it will carry your spirit through. This is a very inspiring song. Come and sing it with Jewel in this video:

18. I Have a Dream by Abba

This is another song that is so catchy that it seems to have been written for the karaoke crowd. Its first line gives it away: I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope with anything. Isn’t that what karaoke singing is all about?

This song was included in Abba’s sixth studio album, Voulez-Vous. Later on, the group released it as a single in December 1979. It peaked at No. 2 in the UK’s music charts in 1979 during the holidays. Here’s Abba singing this song:

Here is the karaoke version:

19. Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

This is a high-energy song that will take you up if you are feeling down. Bonnie Tyler really gave her all in this song. Her husky alto voice came out at the center of it all.

This song became quite popular that the movie Shrek 2 used it in one of its memorable scenes. Come and sing along with Bonnie in this video:

Here is the karaoke version:

My Alto Karaoke Song Honorable Mentions

Here are more karaoke songs that are fitting for your low, sensual voice. Singing along with these songs will let your alto voice shine.

  1. Million Reasons by Lady Gaga
  2. Bubbly by Colbie Caillat
  3. Lady Marmalade by Various Artists including Pink and Christina Aguilera
  4. A Song for You by Karen Carpenter
  5. Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton
  6. Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
  7. Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack

Conclusion – Best Karaoke Songs for Female Altos

Here are the 19 top female alto karaoke songs that will give justice to the beauty of your voice in the lower vocal range:

  1. Love Song by Sara Bareilles
  2. No Scrubs by TLC
  3. What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes
  4. Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman
  5. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
  6. Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  7. Because of You by Kelly Clarkson
  8. Someone Like You by Adele
  9. Love Gets Me Every Time by Shania Twain
  10. Mamma Mia by Abba
  11. Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  12. Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman
  13. This Kiss by Faith Hill
  14. Believe by Cher
  15. Angel by Sarah McLachlan
  16. One Way or Another by Blondie
  17. Have a Little Faith In Me by Jewel
  18. I Have a Dream by Abba
  19. Holding Out For a Hero by Bonnie Tyler