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50 Good Songs For Altos: A Perfect List Of Alto Pop Songs

For anyone who has been in choir, singing competitions, professional vocal lessons, anything that requires the training of your vocal cords, you may have heard of the terms soprano, alto, and tenor.

These are one of the few terms you learn when beginning your singing career, today we’ll be talking about the best songs to sing for your voice range, or more specifically, the best 50 alto songs best suited for your voice.

These songs were chosen based on a few common characteristics: easy, low, upbeat, and more. These alto songs can be a perfect pick for any new artist.

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Easy


1. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

Above all songs, this classical song is perfect for many altos. The range is extremely easy to maintain during the performance and the steady pace of the music is suitable for many singers. When choosing an alto song, this will be the top pick.


2. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to Do With It

Talk about another classic. As one of Tina Turner’s most popular songs, the simple rhythms and notes sung during this song are soothing to the voice of many talented altos.


3. Lorde – Royals

Remember this song in 2013? Lorde made a beautiful song almost 10 years ago that had harmony, melody, and in the end the perfect vocal range for many different vocal ranges. Altos, for one. are perfectly suited for this song as it is a song that flows easily and the high notes in this song are not extremely difficult to approach.


4. Rihanna (ft. Mikey Ekko) – Stay

Rihanna will be mentioned quite often throughout this entire article because the majority of her songs are excellent for beginning and expert singers. This song has a standard tone and beat that can easily be followed and is a good song to warm up to if you follow the vibratos throughout the song.


5. Cher – Believe

This song is perfect in this list of alto songs, as the vocal range is pretty low but also easy to sing along with. And even if you prefer not to practice this song. I suggest doing so as it has sun a fun tune and rhythm all in one.


6. Lana Del Ray – Summertime Sadness

This song’s unwavering tones of deep and sultry chords have allowed for this popular song to become an all-time favorite among many artists who want to experiment with different songs and with Lana Del Ray’s talent, her songs are perfect for many altos.


7. TLC – No Scrubs

Rhythm and blues, rhythm and blues. TLC’s song “No Scrubs” is a staple song for many people and with its exceptional 90s rhythm, this song is sure to be an easy feat for any looking to have a good time.


8. Selena Gomez – Lose You to Love Me

As heartbreaking as this song may sound, the harmonic voice of Selena Gomez and the notes of this alluring song is beautiful to sing to any audience or on a piano for any alto.


9. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name

The beauty of this song is that it’s another simple R&B song with simplistic rhythms that can catch anyone who listened to classic 90s music.


10.Fergie (ft. Ludacris) – Glamorous

As we close this easy and memorable list off. another classic that’ll have anyone singing along is Glamorous. A simple, yet engaging song that can be a baseline for practicing any alto songs!


Upbeat


11. Aloe Blacc – The Man

This song is bound to have everyone listening to you at an audition, concert, anything! Aloe Blacc created a song that is both enriched with melodies and mellow tones while also having a smooth tone to listen to.


12. Hozier – Take Me To Church

Ever wondered what song might hold strong meaning to it? Look no further as Hozier created an impressionable song that rang the charts in 2013 and can still have anyone singing along when playing this jarring record.


13. Sia – The Greatest

Sia has created many albums that all consist of songs perfect for altos. However, this one is very fun to learn as the energetic beat of the song grabs the attention of the melodies that flow throughout the entire song.


14. Adele – Rolling in the Deep

After years of creating enticing music, one of Adele’s most profound songs has become a large staple for many artists around the world. While Adele’s vocal range is higher, her songs are suitable for altos to take a jab at.


15. Shawn James – When I’m Gone

The attractive tunes of this song are perfectly suitable for many altos. The vocal range in this song is good enough for many singers to learn new ways how to use their voice especially since this is not a typical pop song!


16. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield

This song has gorgeous notes that can be approached with lots of practice but Battlefield has different chords that can allow for more room to grow as an artist yourself.


17. Ariel Moore – Don’t Stop Believing

The vocal range for this song is not too high nor too low, so having to adjust your vocal lessons will not be needed when you take your time to listen to the harmonies of this song and embrace the simplistic tones of the music.


18. Taylor Swift – Crazier

Taylor Swift’s songs are usually best suited for sopranos, but many of her songs can be sung by altos. The music notes can be tweaked to benefit the singer of the song when covering the lyrics, but with good training and lessons, the song can turn out perfect.


19. Bring Me to Life – Evanescence

This pop-rock record shouldn’t be forgotten as the notes are rather enjoyable to belt out when singing to anyone. If you haven’t chosen a song out of this list yet, try this one out as you’ll enjoy the exaggerated rhythm throughout the entire time when you sing.


20. Rhianna – Pour it Up

A genuine pop song with rhythmic beats and simple notes to hit. However, despite the notes being consistent all throughout the board, the song calls for some chords to be focused on, but not too much.


Fast



21. Rhianna – Don’t Stop the Music

Rihanna’s song “Don’tS top the Music” is a quick and upbeat song that is very straightforward in its lyrical background and steady vocal range. Every beat you hear is simultaneous to the harmony of this song.


22. Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools

This soulful tune is extremely captivating to all ears. Hear Aretha Franklin belt in rhythmic tunes and learn quickly just how much of a story you can tell with a song such as this one.


23. Etta James – At Last

While a slow song, it is still pretty fast in rhythms and the steady growth of instruments such as the violin. Etta James’ beautiful waves of singing extenuate the beauty of her voice and the overall message of the story she tells.


24. Taylor Swift – Style

This very rich pop song is enticing to many listeners as the melody is easy to listen to and the harmony of Taylor Swift’s voice enhances the simple notes of this as it progresses into vocal ranges that are not difficult to reach for any altos.


25. Gloria Gay nor – I Will Survive

The edginess of this record is no doubt going to bring an entire crowd together. With exasperated rhythms and beats clashing with jumpy melodies and harmonies, this song is a hit among many alto songs.


26. Sia – Snowman

A holiday special but a good song to sing along with. This joyful holiday record is sure to be a gift to sing during Christmas for practice, karaoke, or even a performance.


27. Adele – Send My Love to Your New Lover

Again, Adele’s songs are collectively a good pick when choosing alto songs. Her vocal range is perfect in this song and the overall message of this record is a known classic to anyone who listens to any pop music.


28. Lorde – Team

Out of her “Pure Heroine” album, this song also has a legendary aesthetic about it as it is a pop song that tells a story about a dream that Lorde had back in 2013 when creating her debut album.


29. Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody

A colorful and radiant song that exudes sexy trendy tunes. This Aaliyah classic is a song to try out when for anyone because of its natural beats that flow with the attitude of the song


30. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

It goes without saying that Queen’s songs are a familiar band that has produced popular songs all across this board. With this song, there’s no telling how many people you’ll shock and after you sing your heart out to this.


Slow


31. Edwin McCains – I’II Be

This slow country-pop song is intriguing to hear as the tone of the song is slow and steady. The stability of the rhythm in this song can be followed without fail as the beat continues to embrace the lyrics throughout the entire song.


32. Lady Gaga – Million Reasons

Lady Gaga’s songs have always been an intriguing pick for many as her musical aesthetic has changed throughout the years with her growth.


33. Jason Mraz (Feat. Colbie Cailat) – Lucky

Coming in for more soothing tones is this song that holds elegance in its vibrant lyrics. Following along to this song (with or without a partner) is fun as the song calls for simplicity and not complication.


34. Five for Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy)

This very easygoing song wraps any artist who sings this in a comfortable blanket as the vocal range of this song is effortless to embrace as you warm up your voice and prepare to use your voice.


35. Toni Braxton – Love Again

Toni Braxton’s vintage music is classic R&B pop songs that will garner attention no matter where you go. When singing this song, it is meant to be expressed through many emotions and feelings.


36. Adele – Someone Like You

Adele’s solo on this song is very delightful, with a descriptive tone throughout the entirety of the song. Adele’s storytelling abilities in all of her songs make it easy for others to find a song to resonate with.


37. Andra Day – Rise Up

As an inspirational song, you can not go wrong with pulling a few tears from the audience when you sing this captivating song to a crowd of people at any gathering. The vocals are crisp and emotional as well as the lyrics being sung to the crowd.


38. Marvin Gaye – / Heard It Through The Grapevine

Marvin Gaye’s slow R&B pop song is perfect for those long summer days or even nights where you want to loosen up and sing your heart out to the sky.


39. Dear Lord – Makayel

This artist knows how to draw in a crowd with his sultry voice that explains the depth of his love for his significant other. When singing this song, the vocal range will not be a threat as the song is a soft touch to the ears of many who listen.


40. Trains – Drop of Jupiter

Sounds like a teenage classic! If this song doesn’t put you in good spirits, now it will. Try this song out next time you want to experiment with a pop song that has hints of rock music sprinkled within its instruments.


Karaoke / Audition Songs


41. Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart in San Francisco

As Tony Bennet describes his love waiting for him. the song has a few lyrics that hit home for lots of artists that try out this easy but nostalgic tune.


42. Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to The Moon

This all-time classic is well-known for its sentimental value and over the last few years, has been covered by many beautiful voices.


43. Giveon – For Tonight

As a new artist on the R&B scene, Giveon’s music has been well-known for grasping the hearts of many people around the world. One of his newest singles has a nice touch for many alto singers the harmonies are perfectly synced with the rhythm and melodies in his song.


44. Frank Ocean – Nights

This is song is a gorgeous song that settles nicely into the ears so when listening for songs to use at auditions or your own personal concerts, consider this expressive song as it describes the nights when waiting for someone you’ve been longing for.


45. Beyonce – Single Ladies

A party without Beyonce? Unheard of “Single Ladies” has been around for years and without fail, many have made many covers to this song simply because of its popularity. While the song may be a bit out of range for some altos, singing the song for fun is no doubt an enjoyable experience.


46. Jimmie Davis – You Are My Sunshine

This sweet is such a joy to sing, you would not want to miss the opportunity to take a chance at it The message of this song is as captivating as the lyrics that bring life to this piece. Anyone would enjoy hearing the wonders of this song.


47. A Great Big World (ft. Christina Aguilera) – Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You)

If you ever wanted to blast the audience away, this is the song to go. While it is a slow song mixed with deep, moving chords, this song is extremely touching to any and all crowds that share the same sentiment of this song.


48. John Legend – All of Me

John Legend’s loving tone in this song allows anyone to enjoy both the singer and the experience. When hearing this song for the first time, many gushed and awed at this song with joy. so for altos, this will forever be a timeless piece to try.


49. Jack Johnson – It’s All Understood

This song communicates a deep meaning about listening to another person, or. significant other. With deep tones of releasing confusion over why no one truly listens, the vocal range and chords is a perfect fit for many lists that consists of different alto songs to choose from.


50. Passenger – Let Her Go

Last but not least a relieving but heartbreaking song that discusses the need to release the one person you want the most but also the want to keep them close forever. This song is both perfect to sing at an audition for expressive emotion and is worth a try at building the strength in your own vocal cords.


After reading what alto songs are the best it should be clear that many of these songs are simple to learn and are not as complex. Because these songs are easy to both memorize and practice with, as you progress, you as an artist will grow to learn more songs that are a little more complicated as you continue to advance in your musical career.

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About Maggie Holding

Hello! My name is Maggie and I am a proud Editor/Author for PlayTheTunes. Coming From South Carolina, USA, my whole life I've sang and played the guitar and flute! I love music with a passion, and am ecstatic to help others in their own music journey!