Non-Musical Theatre Songs

17 Audition-Friendly Pop Songs for Tenors

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 tenors, broken down by tempo.

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Ballad Pop Songs for Tenors

Dancing On My Own” – Calum Scott

Hello” – Lionel Richie

In Case You Don’t Live Forever” – Ben Platt

Jealous” – Labrinth

Say Something” – A Great Big World

You Are the Reason” – Calum Scott

Midtempo Pop Songs for Tenors

Bad Habit” – Ben Platt

Girlfriend” – NSYNC

Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith

Older” – Ben Platt

Serena” – Duncan Sheik

These Are the Days” – Jamie Cullum

Uptempo Pop Songs for Tenors

Choir” – Guy Sebastian

Nice to Meet Ya” – Niall Horan

Night Changes” – One Direction

Rockstar” – A Great Big World

Walking in Memphis” – Marc Cohn

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Pop Songs for Basses

Pop Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

Pop Songs for Sopranos

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Which of these tenor 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 Tenors.
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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