Non-Musical Theatre Songs

20 Audition-Friendly Rock Songs for Baritones

Looking for new material to expand your vocal chops with? Or does your casting call specifically request non-musical theatre rock songs? With more pop/rock musicals entering the scene, it’s becoming increasingly common to keep a prepared rock song in your back pocket. And because of that, we’ve put together a list of amazing rock songs for baritones, broken down by decade.


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1960s Rock Songs for Baritones

Because” – The Dave Clark Five

Space Oddity” – David Bowie

The Sound of Silence” – Simon & Garfunkel

You’re the Devil in Disguise” – Elvis


1970s Rock Songs for Baritones

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Elton John

Money” – Pink Floyd

Piano Man” – Billy Joel

The Man Who Sold the World” – David Bowie


1980s Rock Songs for Baritones

Lovesong” – The Cure

Mystify” – INXS

Rebel Yell” – Billy Idol

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” – The Smiths


1990s Rock Songs for Baritones

Blank Page” – The Smashing Pumpkins

Colorblind” – Counting Crows

Explorers” – Muse

Good Riddance” – Green Day


Contemporary Rock Songs for Baritones

Ever the Same” – Rob Thomas

Racing Rats” – Editors

Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors” – Editors

Under the Westway” – Blur


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Which of these baritone rock 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 Rock Songs for Baritones.
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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