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
“Crazy On You” – Heart
“Heartbreaker” – Pat Benetar
“Little Queen” – Heart
“Band of Gold” – Freda Payne
1980s Rock Songs for Sopranos
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper
“Bad Reputation” – Joan Jett
“Call Me” – Blondie
“Love is a Battlefield” – Pat Benetar
“These Dreams” – Heart
“What About Love” – Heart
1990s-2010s Rock Songs for Sopranos
“Between Two Lungs” – Florence + the Machine
“Eyes Open” – Taylor Swift
“Moving On” – Sixpence None the Richer
“Pretty” – The Cranberries
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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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.