Did you happen to hear something about a “list song” and you’re now wondering what that is? It’s basically a song that lists a bunch of things (usually all related to a common theme)! So in case you need it for future reference, here are a few great examples of musical theatre list songs.
By the way, here’s our “Musical Theatre List Songs” Spotify playlist!
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“I Resolve” – She Loves Me
“One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town
“The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company
“The Physician” – The New Yorkers
“Comedy Tonight” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
“I Happen to Like New York” – The New Yorkers
“If I Were King of the Forest” – The Wizard of Oz
“Museum Song” – Barnum
“If the World Were Like the Movies” – My Favorite Year
“I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here Starting Now
“Never Met a Man I Didn’t Like” – The Will Rogers Follies
“When I Grow Up (The G-Man Song)” – Pins and Needles
“Cocoanut Sweet” – Jamaica
“I Really Like Him” – Man of La Mancha
“I’m Still Here” – Follies
“The Lady is a Tramp” – Babes in Arms
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“Days and Days” – Fun Home
“Grant Avenue” – Flower Drum Song
“I Can Cook Too” – On the Town
“The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act
“How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie
“My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music
“To Build a Home” – The Bridges of Madison County
“Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far from Heaven
“Be Our Guest” – Beauty and the Beast
“The Streets of Dublin” – A Man of No Importance
“Things I Learned in High School” – Is There Life After High School?
“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific
“Getting Tall” – Nine
“I Want It Now” – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
“I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan
“Neat to be a Newsboy” – Working
“Peas in a Pod” – Grey Gardens
“Schadenfreude” – Avenue Q
“The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins
“You’re the Top” – Anything Goes
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Which of these musical theatre list songs is your favorite?
And what show are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.