Musical Song Lists

28 Showtunes from The Great American Songbook – by Vocal Type

The Great American Songbook is a list of the most significant/influential songs from the early 20th century. These are the songs that have stood the test of time, and quite a few of them are showtunes! If you’re looking for a classic song for an audition or project, check out this list of some of the amazing showtunes from the Great American Songbook!

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Happy Talk” – South Pacific

Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I

Hey, Look Me Over” – Wildcat

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song


Honeysuckle Rose” – Ain’t Misbehavin’

If Ever I Would Leave You” – Camelot

Just One of Those Things” – High Society

Luck be a Lady” – Guys and Dolls


Edelweiss” – The Sound of Music

I Could Write a Book” – Pal Joey

I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” – Porgy and Bess

I Talk to the Trees” – Paint Your Wagon


Anything Goes” – Anything Goes

But Not For Me” – Girl Crazy

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The Boy Next Door” – Meet Me in St. Louis


Don’t Rain on My Parade” – Funny Girl

Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – Gypsy

My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music

Shall We Dance?” – The King and I


All the Things You Are” – Very Warm for May

Climb Ev’ry Mountain” – The Sound of Music

Falling in Love With Love” – The Boys from Syracuse

Getting to Know You” – The King and I


I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” – Blackbirds of 1928

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” – Oklahoma!

They Call the Wind Maria” – Paint Your Wagon

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific

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Which of these Great American Songbook showtunes are your favorite?

And what are you currently working on/auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for specific musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Showtunes from the Great American Songbook.
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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