Musical Song Lists

Uptempo Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Are you looking for a fast and uptempo showtune for an upcoming project or audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, and if you have specifically been asked to prepare something uptempo, you can go through the list of uptempo audition songs below!

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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.


Always True to You in My Fashion” – Kiss Me, Kate

Gotta Get Out” – Ordinary Days

Here I Am” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

It’s a Perfect Relationship” – Bells Are Ringing

Life With Harold” – The Full Monty

You Can’t Win” – The Wiz


Come Back to Me” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

I’d Order Love” – First Date

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity

Lucky to Be Me” – On the Town

Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein

She Likes Basketball” – Promises, Promises


Days Gone By” – She Loves Me

Luck Be a Lady” – Guys and Dolls

Old Friends” – Merrily We Roll Along

Masculinity” – La Cage aux Folles

Put on a Happy Face” – Bye Bye Birdie

The Elements” – Tomfoolery


Blow, Gabriel, Blow” – Anything Goes

Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News” – The Wiz

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

I Want to Go to Hollywood” – Grand Hotel

Just One Step” – Songs for a New World

We Need a Little Christmas” – Mame

Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


I Can Cook Too” – On the Town

I’ll Show Him” – Plain and Fancy

I’m Outta Here” – Ghost

Look At Me Now” – The Wild Party

Practically Perfect” – Mary Poppins

Someday” – The Wedding Singer


Brand New You” – 13

Crossword Puzzle” – Starting Here, Starting Now

I Could Have Danced All Night” – My Fair Lady

Many a New Day” – Oklahoma!

The Lusty Month of May” – Camelot

The Tale of the Oyster” – Fifty Million Frenchmen


Fabulous Feet” – The Tap Dance Kid

Flash, Bang, Wallop!” – Half a Sixpence

My Petersburg” – Anastasia

Something’s Coming” – West Side Story

What Do I Need With Love?” – Thoroughly Modern Millie

When You Say Vegas” – Honeymoon in Vegas


Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Neat to Be a Newsboy” – Working

There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf

Whatcha Gonna Do?” – Chaplin

When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy From Oz

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Which of these uptempo audition songs is your favorite?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Uptempo Audition Songs.
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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