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Songs for Baritones

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With pop on the rise, tenors have monopolized the industry for pop music. What is a baritone to do? Look to any of these good pop songs for baritones to help inspire you and remind you of the type of sound you can embrace to find your place in the singing world.

Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley
Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Circle Of Life – Elton John
Creep – Radiohead
Everything – Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Hold On – Michael Buble
Hound Dog – Elvis
How Long – Ace
Jeremy – Pearl Jam
Joker – Steve Miller Band
Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
Layla – Eric Clapton
Lithium – Nirvana
Lost – Michael Buble
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Something Stupid – Frank Sinatra
Steal My Body Home – Beck
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
Your Man – Josh Turner
Your Song – Elton John
Zombie – Cranberries

Here is a look at how to sing baritone and go to a tenor. These tips will help to diversify your singing potential.

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Baritones are an integral part of musical theatre. With their unique voice talents and bass volumes, here is a look at some of the best musical theatre songs for baritones to sing today.

A Fellow Needs a Girl – Allegro
Being Alive – Company
Celebration – Celebration
Forest for the Trees – Spitfire Grill
Greased Lightning – Grease
Honestly Sincere – Bye Bye Birdie
I Can See It – The Fantasticks
I Can’t Stand Still – Footloose
I Want To Be With You – Golden Boy
It Only Takes a Moment – Hello, Dolly!
Kansas City – Oklahoma!
Lullaby of Broadway – 42nd Street
Make Someone Happy – Do Re Mi
My Romance – Jumbo
On Broadway – A Chorus Line
Pretty Women – Sweeney Todd
Put On A Happy Face – Bye Bye Birdie
Some Enchanted Evening – South Pacific
Something Was Missing – Annie
The Girl That I Marry – Annie Get Your Gun
The Impossible Dream – Man of La Mancha
The Sweetest Sounds – No Strings
There is a Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute – Barnum
Where Is The Life That Late I Led? – Kiss Me, Kate
Young And Foolish – Plain and Fancy

Baritones face many difficulties with reaching the high notes. Check out this one video that explains how to reach your upper range as a baritone.

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Baritones are a classical male singing voice with a vocal range that sits between bass and tenor. Baritones are also the most common male voice found. Here is a look at some of the best karaoke songs for baritones to sing that match this form.

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Break on Through – Doors
Chantilly Lace – Big Bopper
Come Sail Away – Styx
Comedown – Bush
Creep – Radiohead
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – Poison
Everything – Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Goodbye My Love – James Blunt
Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
How Long – Ace
Joker – Steve Miller Band
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
Layla – Eric Clapton
Lights – Journey
Lithium – Nirvana
Maneater – Hall & Oate
My Way – Frank Sinatra
No Rain – Blind Melon
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Steal My Body Home – Beck
Stop This Train – John Mayer
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Wicked Game – Chris Issak
Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam
Your Man – Josh Turner
Your Song – Elton John
Zombie – Cranberries

Here is a great video on some singing warm ups for baritones at a full range. With some great combos and pure vowel exercises to practice.

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The Ukulele is a part of the lute family of instrument and is made up of four strings. With a unique chord and distinct musical sound, the ukulele can be a fun instrument to learn. Here are some easy baritone ukulele songs that are perfect to play.

Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Buddy Wont You Roll Down The Line
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Coming In To Los Angeles – Arlo Guthrie
Days Like These – Billy Bragg
Dear Prudence – The Beatles
Desperado – The Eagle
Dream a Little Dream – Mamas And Papas
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Five Years Time – Noah And The Whale
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
Here Comes Santa Claus
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Roy Wood
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Dylan
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Israelites – Desmond Dekker
It Must Be Love – Labi Siffre
Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
King Of The Road – Roger Miller
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Little Saint Nick – Beach Boys
Longing To Belong Eddie Vedder
Made Of Stone – The Stone Roses
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
One Man Guy – Loudon Wainwright Iii
Over The Hill – John Martyn
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Sleeping By Myself – Eddie Vedder
Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie
Sweet Child Of Mine – Thea Gilmore Version
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
The Ukulele Song – Loudon Wainwright Iii
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Under African Skies – Paul Simon
Valentines Day Is Over – Billy Bragg

Here is a great ukulele tutorial on how to play ‘You Are My Sunshine.’

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Broadway has seen its share of incredible baritones over the years. Desiring to set yourself apart from the competition in your next audition, use one of these perfect Broadway songs for baritones that will help to draw you the attention you need to land the role.

A Fellow Needs A Girl – Allegro
Be My Bride – Celebration
Be Prepared – The Lion King
Being Alive – Company
Celebration – Celebration
Clap Yo Hands – Oh Kay
Don’t Walk Away – Xanadu
Ease On Down The Road – The Wiz
Honestly Sincere – Bye Bye Birdie
I’ve Got Your Number – Little Me
If I Can’t Love Her – Beauty and the Beast
It Only Takes a Moment – Hello, Dolly!
Leaning On A Lamppost – Me And My Girl
Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Mary Poppins
Luck Be A Lady – Guys and Dolls
Marta – Kiss of The Spider Woman
Me – Beauty and the Beast
My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada – Avenue Q
On the Street Where You Live – My Fair Lady
Scrap – The Full Monty
Silly Love Song – Moulin Rouge
Smile – Modern Times
Some Enchanted Evening – South Pacific
Something Was Missing – Annie
Taking A Chance On Love – Cabin in the Sky
The Sadder But Wiser Girl – The Music Man
They Call The Wind Maria – Paint Your Wagon
Welcome Home – Fanny
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel
You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile – Annie

Here is one video of a voice teach discussing some great tips for planning the perfect audition song in musical theatre.

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The baritone voice type is a medium range and is well suited for male voices. When you are getting ready for your audition, use one of these great audition songs for baritones that will perfectly fit your specific style.

A Fellow Needs A Girl – Allegro
All I Care About – Chicago
Beautiful Girl – Singin’ In The Rain
Better – Class Act
Celebration – Celebration
Clap Yo Hands – Oh Kay
Don’t Walk Away – Xanadu
Hitchhiking Across America – William Finn
Honestly Sincere – Bye Bye Birdie
I Want To Be With You – Golden Boy
I’ve Got Your Number – Little Me
In Every Age – Titanic
It Only Takes a Moment – Hello, Dolly!
It Takes a Woman – Hello Dolly
Kansas City – Oklahoma!
Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Mary Poppins
Luck Be A Lady – Guys and Dolls
Make Someone Happy – Do Re Mi
Me – Beauty and the Beast
My Romance – Jumbo
Not The Boy Next Door – Boy From Oz
On Broadway – A Chorus Line
Santa Fe – Newsies
Scrap – The Full Monty
Silly Love Song – Moulin Rouge
Smile – Modern Times
Some Enchanted Evening – South Pacific
Something Was Missing – Annie
Stars – Les Miserables
Taking A Chance On Love – Cabin in the Sky
The Girl That I Marry – Annie Get Your Gun
The Gypsy in Me – Anything Goes
The Impossible Dream – Man of La Mancha
They Call The Wind Maria – Paint Your Wagon
This Is Not Over Yet – Parade
Welcome Home – Fanny
Yankee Boy – Rags

Here is one example of a singing warm up for a baritone in full range.