36 Amazing Musical Theatre List Songs – by Vocal Type

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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Altos

I Resolve” – She Loves Me

One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town

The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company

The Physician” – The New Yorkers


Baritones

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


Basses/Bass-Baritones

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


Contras

Cocoanut Sweet” – Jamaica

I Really Like Him” – Man of La Mancha

I’m Still Here” – Follies

The Lady is a Tramp” – Babes in Arms


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

Days and Days” – Fun Home

Grant Avenue” – Flower Drum Song

I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act


Sopranos

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


Tenors

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


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

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.


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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