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

Jealous” – Labrinth

No Matter What” – Calum Scott

Run Away” – Ben Platt

Say Something” – A Great Big World

You Are the Reason” – Calum Scott

Midtempo Pop Songs for Tenors

Bad Habit” – Ben Platt

Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith

Older” – Ben Platt

Talking to the Moon” – Bruno Mars

Versace on the Floor” – Bruno Mars

When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars

Uptempo Pop Songs for Tenors

Glory” – John Legend

Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars

Let It Be” – Labrinth

Night Changes” – One Direction

Rockstar” – A Great Big World

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Pop Songs for Altos

Pop Songs for Baritones

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


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