16 Audition-Friendly Rock Songs for Sopranos

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.

Stacy Karyn, author of Rock Songs for Sopranos.
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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