Non-Musical Theatre Songs

The Best 1970s Pop Songs – by Vocal Type

Looking for new material to expand your vocal chops with? Or does your casting call specifically request non-musical theatre pop songs? With more pop musicals entering the scene, it’s becoming increasingly common to keep a prepared pop song in your back pocket. And because of that, we’ve put together a list of amazing non-theatre 1970s pop songs, broken down by vocal type.

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I Honestly Love You” – Olivia Newton-John

Ring, Ring” – ABBA

River” – Joni Mitchell

The Man With the Child in His Eyes” – Kate Bush


Always on My Mind” – Elvis Presley

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” – Looking Glass

Lean on Me” – Bill Withers

Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton


Fernando” – ABBA

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Elton John

Tiny Dancer” – Elton John

You Light Up My Life” – Debby Boone

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A Little More Love” – Olivia Newton-John

Bad Girls” – Donna Summer

I’m Every Woman” – Chaka Khan

She Works Hard for the Money” – Donna Summer


Dance With Me” – Orleans

Mellow” – Elton John

Rocket Man” – Elton John

You Are the Sunshine of My Life” – Stevie Wonder

Trebles (Kids)

ABC” – The Jackson 5

I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5

Lookin’ Through the Windows” – The Jackson 5

Never Can Say Goodbye” – The Jackson 5

Related Posts:

• Pop Songs for Altos

• Pop Songs for Baritones

• Pop Songs for Basses

• Pop Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

• Pop Songs for Sopranos

Pop Songs for Tenors

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Which of these 1970s pop songs is your favorite?

And what are you working on at the moment? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for specific musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of 1970s Pop Songs.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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