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 sopranos, broken down by decade.
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1960s/1970s Rock Songs for Sopranos
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper
“Heartbreaker” – Pat Benetar
“Somebody to Love” – Jefferson Airplane
“Turtle Blues” – Janis Joplin
1980s Rock Songs for Sopranos
“Bad Reputation” – Joan Jett
“Call Me” – Blondie
“Love is a Battlefield” – Pat Benetar
“You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
1990s Rock Songs for Sopranos
“Moving On” – Sixpence None the Richer
“Pretty” – The Cranberries
“Sunday Morning” – No Doubt
“Uninvited” – Alanis Morissette
Contemporary Rock Songs for Sopranos
“Eyes Open” – Taylor Swift
“Hot N Cold” – Katy Perry
“Over” – Lindsay Lohan
“Wake Up” – Hillary Duff
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Which of these soprano 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.
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.