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Singers, finding the right song to sing is often half the battle when it comes to performances, auditions, competitions, and gigs!

Does the song suit your vocal range and/or voice type? Does the genre work with your stylistic tendencies? Does it give you the opportunity to show off your voice? These are all things to consider, making it much harder than just selecting a song at random out of a repertoire book.

So, what’s a vocalist to do? First, take a deep breath. We’re here for you. Below, you’ll find recommendations from our professional voice teachers, whether you’re looking for songs to sing for an audition, songs to sing at a wedding gig, or even songs to sing at your next karaoke night.

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Songs to Sing for Musical Theater Auditions

audition songs for musicals

Dreaming of your big break on stage? Musical theater can be a ton of fun, but it’s certainly a challenge. The good news is, there are TONS of great repertoire picks from musicals past and present. Here are some recommendations:

» 50 Best Audition Songs for Musical Theater
» How to Select the Best Song for a Musical Theater Audition
» 6 Musical Theatre Audition Songs to Avoid at All Costs
» 5 Good Audition Songs for Musicals by Voice Type

Songs to Sing for Other Auditions

Selecting an audition song that shows you off is important for all types of scenarios, from college auditions to gigs to vocal competitions. Here are the top picks from our voice teachers:

» How to Select Your Audition Songs: 10 Things to Consider
» How To Audition for Solos in Choir Songs in 5 Steps
» 25 Top Audition Songs for Classical Singers [With Videos]

*See the section below for more audition songs specific to your voice type!

Songs by Voice Type

Knowing your voice type can help make selecting your repertoire much easier, ensuring it’s comfortable for your range. Of course, you’ll want to make sure it fits your style and event also! Here are ideas for songs to sing based on voice type.

» 5 Best Songs to Sing for Contraltos
» 6 Showstopping Audition Songs Perfect for Tenors
» It’s a Tenor’s World: How to Survive as a Baritone Singing Pop
» 8 Dazzling Audition Songs for Alto Voices
» 7 Great Audition Songs for Sopranos

Songs to Sing for Practice

When you think of singing exercises, do scales and sirens come to mind? While these are fantastic warm-ups, it’s also a great idea to select specific songs that can help you refine the technique you’re working on. Here are some songs that can help…

» 3 Timeless Songs to Sing to Improve Your Technique

» What Are the Best Songs to Sing to Show Off Your Vocal Range?

» The 10 Best Songs for Sight Singing Practice

» 5 Hard Songs to Sing – and the Exercises to Master Them

Karaoke, Open Mics, etc.

You don’t need to be a professional singer to take the stage! Impress the crowd and find new fans with these awesome ideas for songs to sing at karaoke, your next open mic night, or your local talent show.

» Top Karaoke Songs for Girls, Guys, Groups & More
» 20 Fun Songs to Sing at Your Next Karaoke Night (With Links!)
» The 25 Best Karaoke Songs for Women With a Twist
» 8 Showstopping Songs to Sing at a Talent Show
» 50+ MORE Best Songs to Sing at a Talent Show

Songs for Collaboration

duet songs to sing

Singing isn’t only about the solos! If you’re interested in collaborating with others — perhaps with a duet, an a cappella group, or an acoustic guitar accompaniment — here are some song recommendations for you.

» 6 Beautiful Songs for Piano and Voice

» 4 Duets to Sing for Beginners

» 5 Contemporary Songs for the Piano, Guitar, and Voice

» 5 Brilliant A Cappella Covers to Brighten Your Day

Songs to Sing for Kids

musical theater audition songs for kids

Did you know Lorde was just 15 when she wrote the GRAMMY Award-winning “Royals”? Here are some great audition songs for the younger crowd, plus songs to sing as a family to encourage music exploration!

» 50 Best Age-Appropriate Theater Audition Songs for Teens
» What Are the Best Songs to Sing for Boys?
» 10 Funny Songs to Sing With Your Kids
» 7 Songs to Sing With Your Kids to Encourage Creativity

Songs for Special Events

As a gigging singers, you might be booked for a wedding one night, and a 10-year-old’s birthday party the next day. How do you create the perfect set list? Here are some ideas for special occasion songs…

» 5 Great Songs to Sing at a Wedding

» 6 Perfect Graduation Songs to Sing Along With

» 30 MORE Awesome Graduation Songs to Sing Along With

Songs for Road Trips

Before you hit the road, make sure you have the perfect playlist queued up to keep everyone entertained! Find your inspiration in these lists…

» Your Official Road Trip Playlist: 150 Best Songs to Sing Along To

» 9 Epic (& Hilarious) Examples of Car Singing to Aspire To

» 97 Perfect Road Trip Songs the Whole Family Will Love

Songs for the Holidays

Music brings people together… and holidays are the perfect time to share your talents! Here are some great songs to sing for a few of the major holidays throughout the year.

» 5 Popular Holiday Songs That Will Get Everyone Singing

» 6 of the Most Swoon-Worthy Singing Telegrams on YouTube

» How to Sing the National Anthem: 9 Videos You Can Learn From

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