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Best Audition Songs

Updated on October 7, 2011
Find the best audition song to help you get the part.
Find the best audition song to help you get the part.

Choosing an Audition Song

Walking into an audition takes courage, especially if it is your first time. Even if you don't know exactly what to expect, you need to be very confident that you will be able showcase your talent with ease.

You want to amaze the audience, whether it is a single casting director for a film, your high school music teacher, or an auditorium filled with your peers.

The key to a successful audition is preparation. Choosing the right audition song is a big part of preparing for what can be a very stressful situation! The more thoroughly prepared you are, the easier it will be for you to relax and showcase your talent. 

Top Audition Songs

There are so many auditions songs to choose from. I will be highlighting some of the most popular audition songs, but first it is important for you to evaluate what song suits you and your voice best. Please also consider your audience and the type of role you are auditioning for. Stay away from songs with foul language, as they are not appropriate for auditions.

Often, some of the best audition songs are also the most overused. You may want to stay away from songs like "Good Morning Balitmore" or "Part of Your World" from the Little Mermaid. These have been used so often that they are just not enjoyable to listeners anymore!

How to Choose an Audition Song

By Personalizing your audition song, you will bring your unique personality or show off your ability to act while showcasing your singing voice. The following video talks a little more about how to do this with the audition song that you have chosen for your big audition.

Personalizing Your Audition Song

The following video illustrates the do's an don'ts of choosing an audition song. She offers some great tips about finding relevant music for a specific audition.

Audtion Tips

Most Used Audition Songs

  • Good Morning Baltimore
  • On My Own
  • Adelaide's Lament
  • I Hate Men
  • All That Jazz
  • Can't Help Lovin'
  • You Can Always...(City of Angels)
  • Shy
  • Tomorrow
  • I Enjoy Being A Girl
  • Broadway Baby
  • Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • They Call the Wind Mariah
  • The Music of the Night
  • Let's Hear It For The Boy
  • Seasons of Love
  • Big Spender
  • Part Of Your World
  • In My Own Little Corner
When making your final decision, consider how you feel when you are singing your audition song. Do you feel confident? Does it feel good to sing? If not, keep looking! Feeling confident while performing is essential for a successful audition. Pick a song that makes you feel good!


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