Musical Song Lists

30+ Musical Theatre List Songs – by Vocal Type

Ready to learn more about one of the most fun types of songs to sing in show-business? List songs are basically when the singer spouts of long lists of things, usually all related to a common theme. Many composers have been known to implement these types of lyrics in their musicals, like Stephen Sondheim, Tom Lehrer, and Cole Porter. So here’s a long list of musical theatre list songs, sorted by vocal type!


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Altos

My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music

The Earth and Other Minor Things” – Gigi

The Lady Is a Tramp” – Babes in Arms

The Physician” – The New Yorkers

The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens

Who’ll Buy” – Lost in the Stars


Baritones

All I Owe Ioway” – State Fair

Comedy Tonight” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here Starting Now

I Got Life” – Hair

If I Were King of the Forest” – The Wizard of Oz

I’m a Bad, Bad Man” – Annie Get Your Gun

Museum Song” – Barnum

Patriotic” – Rocky

Unsettled Scores” – Whistle Down the Wind


Basses

Christmas Children” – Scrooge!

If the World Were Like the Movies” – My Favorite Year

I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” – Gigi

The Seven Deadly Virtues” – Camelot

What Chance Have I With Love?” – Louisiana Purchase

When I Grow Up (The G-Man Song)” – Pins and Needles

When the Children Are Asleep” – Carousel


Contras

Cocoanut Sweet” – Jamaica

I Resolve” – She Loves Me

I’m Still Here” – Follies

One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town

Popular” – Wicked

The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company

We Need a Little Christmas” – Mame


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Mezzo-Sopranos

Days and Days” – Fun Home

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

I Got the Sun in the Morning” – Annie Get Your Gun

Pink” – War Paint

That’s Him” – One Touch of Venus

Waiting” – The Addams Family


Sopranos

Carousel” – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Fabulous Places” – Doctor Dolittle

How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far From Heaven


Tenors

Be Our Guest” – Beauty and the Beast

It Takes Two” – Hairspray

The Flower Garden of My Heart” – Pal Joey

The Streets of Dublin” – A Man of No Importance


Trebles

Getting Tall” – Nine

I Won’t Grow Up” – Peter Pan

Neat to Be a Newsboy” – Working

The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins


Duets

A Little Priest” – Sweeney Todd

Peas in a Pod” – Grey Gardens

Schadenfreude” – Avenue Q

You’re the Top” – Anything Goes


Other blog posts you might like:

• Golden Age/Classic Songs

• Overdone/Popular Songs

• Musicals About the United States

• Musicals by George and Ira Gershwin

• Musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II


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Which of these musical theatre list songs is your favorite?

And who is your favorite musical composer? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! I hope you enjoyed this list of songs about list songs! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre List 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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