Non-Musical Theatre Songs

24 Audition-Friendly Pop Songs for Altos

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 pop songs for altos, broken down by tempo.


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Ballad Pop Songs for Altos

Bluebird” – Sara Bareilles

Don’t Watch Me Cry” – Jorja Smith

Don’t You Remember” – Adele

Gravity” – Sara Bareilles

Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves

Under the Weather” – KT Tunstall

Winter Song” – Sara Bareilles


Midtempo Pop Songs for Altos

Battlefield” – Lea Michele

Brand New Me” – Alicia Keys

Breathing Underwater” – Emeli Sandé

Hurt” – Christina Aguilera

Lift Me Up” – Christina Aguilera

Many the Miles” – Sara Bareilles

Men of Snow” – Ingrid Michaelson

Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga

Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé


Uptempo Pop Songs for Altos

5 in the Morning” – Charli XCX

Brave” – Sara Bareilles

Chasing the Sun” – Sara Bareilles

Dear Future Husband” – Meghan Trainor

King of Anything” – Sara Bareilles

Love Song” – Sara Bareilles

Thunder” – Jessie J

Uncharted” – Sara Bareilles


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Which of these alto 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 Pop Songs for Altos.
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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