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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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.
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.