Students often tell me they find it hard to choose a song for singing lessons. I understand; there are so many out there! So to help you out a little, here’s a list to help get you started. I have categorized them into kids, teens, ladies and gents.

Also, you can see that I have listed them into different vocal aspects or challenges that the songs highlight. All the songs listed you can find on YouTube: Most of them have a karaoke version.

Happy choosing! Feel Free to add to this list if you have some good ideas for great songs for singing lessons by emailing me: voice@everyonecansing.com.au

Beginners guys
Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
Dock of The Bay- Otis Redding
Let her go- Passenger
What a wonderful world
Boyce Avenue

Beginners girls
Kiss Me- Sixpence None The Richer
Don’t Know Why- Norah Jones
Say something- Jasmine Thompson
Love Song- Adele

Kids:
Tomorrow (Annie)
It’s a hard knock life (Annie)
You’re never fully dressed without a smile (Annie)
My Favourite Things (Sound of Music)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
I want you back & Medley (Jackson Five)
What makes you beautiful (One Direction. Youngsters: kidz bop kids)
Consider Yourself (Oliver Twist)
Somewhere over the rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Born to entertain (Ruthless)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Mamma Mia
AEIOU Song (Slower version for learning & Fast)- This one is a fun song that you can use for warm-ups
CBA Song- This one is a fun song that you can use for warm-ups
We are who we are- Little Mix
Isn’t she lovely- Pixie Lot
Count on Me- Bruno Mars

Wee little ones:
Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes (Wiggles)
Hokey Pokey
The Wheels on the Bus

Clean Positive Songs for Teens:

Girls:
Perfect (radio version- Pink)
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
Love Story (Taylor Swift)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
It’s the Climb (Miley Cyrus)
Royals- Lorde
Unconditional- Katy Perry
Roar- Katy Perry
Put your records on- Corinne Bailey Rae

Boys:
Home (Phillip Phillips)
Hall Of Fame (The Script)
What makes you beautiful (One Direction)
Just the way you are (Bruno Mars)
Dare You To Move (Switchfoot)
Lean on Me (Glee version)

Ladies:

Range:
Halo (Beyonce)- high & low
If I were a Boy (Beyonce)- high & low
Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald- low register)
The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack- low register)
Chandelier (Sia)- high
Titanium (Sia)- low and high

Breath:
Turning Tables (Adele)
Rolling in the deep (Adele)
Read all about it (Emeli Sande)
Beautiful, beautiful (Francesca Battistelli)
Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)
The Girl from Ipanema

Expression:
Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
Listen (Beyonce)
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)

Articulation:
You can’t stop the beat (Hairspray)
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)

Songs with open space to work on tone & placement:
Gravity (Sara Bareilles)
Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Make you feel my love (Adele)

Songs to Experiment with/improv:
Ain’t no sunshine (Eva Cassidy version)
One Note Samba (Ella Fitzgerald)

Gents:

Range:
You raise me up (Josh Groban)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Walk The Line (Johnny Cash-lower range)

Expression:
Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.)
Suddenly (Hugh Jackman Les Miserables)

Breath:
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Ave Maria (Josh Groban)
The Girl from Ipanema (Frank Sinatra)

Articulation:
You can’t stop the beat (Hairspray)

Songs to Experiment with/improv:
Scatman (Scatman John)

Songs with open space to work on tone and placement:
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Piano Man (Billy Joel)
Always on My Mind (Michael Buble)
Singing In The Rain (Gene Kelly)

Duets:
Lady Is A Tramp (Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga)
Jackson (Johnny Cash and June Carter)
One Love (Mary J Blige and U2)
Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (Ella F and Louis Armstrong)

For some inspiration on artists and songs, check out www.pandora.com. I find it a great tool to check out artists and songs to expand my repertoire.