55+ Musical Theatre List Songs – The Full List

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

I Resolve” – She Loves Me

One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town

The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company

The Physician” – The New Yorkers

We Need a Little Christmas” – Mame


Alto-Mezzos

Anytime I Am There” – Elegies

Grant Avenue” – Flower Drum Song

I’m a Brass Band” – Sweet Charity

The Earth and Other Minor Things” – Gigi

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act

The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens

Who’ll Buy” – Lost in the Stars


Baritenors

All I Owe Ioway” – State Fair

Come Back to Me” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

I Got Life” – Hair

I Happen to Like New York” – The New Yorkers

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

Mama Says” – Footloose

Things I Learned in High School” – Is There Life After High School?

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific


Baritones

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

Museum Song” – Barnum

Patriotic” – Rocky

Second Nature” – Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

She’s a Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman

The Colors of My Life” – Barnum

The Seven Deadly Virtues” – Camelot

Unsettled Scores” – Whistle Down the Wind

When the Children Are Asleep” – Carousel


Basses/Bass-Baritones

Christmas Children” – Scrooge

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

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

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

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

Never Met a Man I Didn’t Like” – The Will Rogers Follies

The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can

What Chance Have I With Love?” – Louisiana Purchase

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

Where is the Life That Late I Led?” – Kiss Me, Kate


Contras

Cocoanut Sweet” – Jamaica

I Really Like Him” – Man of La Mancha

I’m Still Here” – Follies

Popular” – Wicked

The Lady is a Tramp” – Babes in Arms


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Mezzo-Sopranos

Days and Days” – Fun Home

Don’t Be Anything Less” – Snoopy!!!

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

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

My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music

That’s Him” – One Touch of Venus

Waiting” – The Addams Family


Sopranos

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

How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie

Pink” – War Paint

To Build a Home” – The Bridges of Madison County

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far from Heaven


Tenors

Be Our Guest” – Beauty and the Beast

It Takes Two” – Hairspray

The Streets of Dublin” – A Man of No Importance


Trebles

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


Duets

A Little Priest” – Sweeney Todd

Peas in a Pod” – Grey Gardens

Schadenfreude” – Avenue Q

The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins

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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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