28 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
“Bound to You” – Christina Aguilera
“Breathe Me” – Sia
“Glitter in the Air” – Pink
“Gravity” – Sara Bareilles
“Helium” – Sia
“Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves
“Under the Weather” – KT Tunstall
“You Lost Me” – Christina Aguilera
Midtempo Pop Songs for Altos
“90 Days” – Pink
“Back to Black” – Amy Winehouse
“Battlefield” – Lea Michele
“Brand New Me” – Alicia Keys
“Hurt” – Christina Aguilera
“If You Say So” – Lea Michele
“Lift Me Up” – Christina Aguilera
“Lose You to Love Me” – Selena Gomez
“Many the Miles” – Sara Bareilles
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“Take Me Home” – Jess Glynne
Uptempo Pop Songs for Altos
“3AM” – Meghan Trainor
“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
“Brave” – Sara Bareilles
“Chasing the Sun” – Sara Bareilles
“Dear Future Husband” – Meghan Trainor
“King of Anything” – Sara Bareilles
“Love Song” – Sara Bareilles
“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.
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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2 thoughts on “28 Audition-Friendly Pop Songs for Altos”
I love Sara Bareilles! I can’t wait to sing these songs!
Yay! Have so much fun with them!!