Lyrical and Jazz songs for solo?

I'm doing a jazz solo and a lyrical solo for my competitions this year and I'm having a hard time finding songs that I really like. For the lyrical I want something slow, yet fast enough to do fuette turns with. I want it to be very emotional also because that is what I do best. For example aongs similar to Missy Higgins, Florence + the machine, or Adele. For the jazz I will probably listen to any suggestions because I have no idea what I want for that. Just something upbeat and fun.


I also don't want songs that are really well known or that are heard on the radio all the time. I want something that people will hear and be pleasantly surprised.

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Where Have You Been- Rihanna

    Pon De Floor- Major Laser

    Rain on my Parade- Glee, or Barbara Streisand

    Rumor Has It- Adele

    Don't Stop Believing- Glee

    Mercy- Duffy

    All That Jazz- Chicago

    Proud Mary- Tina Turner

    Zero to Hero- Hercules

    How I Like It- AfroJack

    Love Don't Cost a Thing- Jennifer Lopez

    Marina Gasolina- Bonde Do Role

    Mr. Saxobeat- Alexandra Stan

    Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye

    Poker Face- Lady Gaga

    Rumor has it/Someone like You- Glee

    Run the World- Beyonce

    Take Over Control- AfroJack

    Took the Night- Chelly

    Turn Up the Music- Chris Brown

    We Found Love- Rihanna

    Without You- Usher

    Just Dance, Bad Romance, Love Game, Born This Way, Marry the Night- Lady Gaga

    Vogue- Madonna

    My Strongest Suit- Aida

    The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson

    Orange Colored Sky- Natalie Cole

    Baby I’m A Star- Prince

    Roxie- Chicago

    Blackbird- Fosse

    Right Now- Pussycat Dolls

    The Beautiful People- Christina Aguilera

    Fever- A Fine Frenzy

    Hey Big Spender

    Hit Me with a Hot Note

    Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend- Moulin Rouge

    Glam- Christina Aguilera


    Slow Me Down- Emmy Rosum

    Blame It on the Rain- He Is We

    The Blowers Daughter- Amy Kuney

    The Chain- Ingrid Michaelson

    Every Time It Rains- Charlotte Martin

    Sorry- Maria Mena

    The Face- RyanDan

    Gravity- Sara Bareilles

    Happily Ever After- He Is We

    Rock Your Soul- Elisa

    A Moment like This- Kelly Clarkson

    Because of You- Kelly Clarkson

    Nicest Thing- Kate Nash

    Pardon Me- He Is We

    Perfect- Boyce Avenue

    Heaven Is A Place on Earth- Belinda Carlisle

    I Surrender- Celine Dion

    Tears of an Angel- RyanDan

    When I Look At You- Miley Cyrus

    I Can't Help Falling In Love with You- Ingrid Michaelson

    Footprints in the Sand- Leonna Lewis

    Falling Slowly- Glen Handsard and Marketa Irglova

    Leaving a Memory- Andrea Wellard

    Dreamer- Kari Kimmel

    Fly- Celine Dion

    It's All Coming Back to Me- Celine Dion

    For Blue Skies- Strays Don't Sleep

    Turning Tables- Adele

    Daydreamer- Adele

    Hometown Glory- Adele

    One and Only- Adele

    Stop and Stare- One Republic

    Glitter- Pink

    The Scientist- Natasha Bedingfield

    Numb- Jamelia

    Wanna Hold Your Hand- across the Universe soundtrack

    Heaven- Bryan Adams

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Hurt- Christina Aguilera

    Bound to You- Christina Aguilera

    Held- Natalie Grant

    Almost Lover- A Fine Frenzy

    Near To You- A Fine Frenzy

    You Picked Me- A Fine Frenzy

    Shake It Out- Florence and the Machine

    Smile- Telepopmusik

    World Collapsing- Riptide Music & Danny Cocke

    I Was Here- Beyonce

    If I Were a Boy- Beyonce

    Wake Me Up When September Ends- Green Day

    The Only Exception- Paramore

    How to Save a Life- The Fray

    Jar of Hearts- Christina Perri

    Two Is Better Than One- Boys like Girls

    You Found Me- The Fray

    Eyes on Fire- Blue Foundation

    Let the Drummer Kick- Citizen Cope

    --Anything by Boyce Avenue is GREAT for a contemporary/lyrical dance

    --Also, anything by Vitamin String Quartet.

    ^Here’s a website where you can preview all of Vitamin String Quartets songs!

    Source(s): I've been dancing for 15 years. Graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts (the school featured in Step Up) and I’m currently enrolled in a conservatory for dance
  • rusty
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    4 years ago

    i might do lyrical, or jazz. For lyrical, attempt the songs: I pass over You - Miley Cyrus those 4 partitions - Miley Cyrus The Climb - Miley Cyrus Butterfly Fly Away - Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Ghost of You - Selena Gomez candy Serendipity - Lee DeWyze misery - Maroon 5 Animal - Neon timber complicated - Avril Lavgine White Horse - Taylor fast under no circumstances develop Up - Taylor fast Crazier - Taylor fast some may be too rapid, i'm unsure so i assumed i might purely upload all of them! For jazz, attempt: Proud Mary - Tina Turner Animal - Neon timber female pal - Avril Lavgine i won't be able to think of of many jazz ones, yet all of those are particularly stable! stable success with your solo!

  • 9 years ago

    Jazz: Pop Drop&Roll by Chonique Sneed

    Tore My Heart by Oona

    Night Of the Dancing Flames by Rosin Murphy

    Hot Like Wow by Nadia Oh

    Satains Little Lamb by ?

    Lyrical: My Love by Sia

    I won't give up by Jason Mraz

    Toxic by Yeal Naim

    Refelctions by ?

    Disappear by Christin Li

  • Girl ...I got this one.


    Note to God by Charice

    Run For your Life by the Fay

    Last Kiss by Taylor Swift

    Because of You by Kelly Clarkson

    Concrete Angel by Martina McBride

    (I literally have a list of 43 lyrical/ contemprary songs if these don't cut it email me)


    Glam by ??

    Hot Like Wow

    Ohmigod You Guys

    Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

    Downtown Girls by Hot Chelle Rae

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  • 9 years ago


    Evanescence --Lithium , Hello, Like you, Lacrymosa, Good enough, Missing, Fields of innocence, The last song I wasting on you, You, Exodus, Breathe no more, Give unto me, Forgive me, lost in paradise

    Pink Floyd— Echoes, Interstellar Overdrive, One of these day, Run like hell

    On the turning away, Dogs, A great day for freedom, High Hopes, Great Gig in the Sky, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

    David Hasselhoff--Until the last teardrop falls, If I could only say goodbye, These Loving eyes, A star looks down tonight, White Bird

    Meatloaf—Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are, heaven can wait, Not a dry eye, Lost boys and golden girls, for crying out loud

    Charlotte Church—All the little horses, unraveling, even God, Dream a dream (Elysium)

    Love Song for a vampire by Annie Lennox

    Storybook Love—Willy Deville

    Sarah Brightman—Symphony, Fleurs du mal, Free, Deliver me, Rain, This love, Captain Nemo, Meadowlark, How can heaven love me, Tu quieres volver, You take my breath away, Desert Rose, When Firebirds cry, Beautiful, I will be with you (duet with Paul Stanley)

    Concerto Vi—Alessandro Scarlatti

    Let love live from Cirque de soliel

    Set the night to music—Starship

    Gravity of love- Enigma

    Push the limits-Enigma


    Hurt-Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash

    Through the eyes of love—Melissa Manchester (Ice Castles theme)

    Dawn’s pale light—Liquid Sky

    Make the world go away-Elvis

    Love you to death-Kamelot

    Scarborough Fair—Leaves’ Eyes

    Christina Aguilera-- I am, bound to you (burlesque)

    24-Jem (ultraviolet)


    Freshman—verve pipe

    Phil Collins—In too deep, In the air tonight

    Are we the waiting—Green Day

    Make a memory—Bon Jovi

    Uninvited—Alanis Morissette

    Bed of roses-Bon Jovi

    Finest hour-Cindy Valentine aka Valentine Leone (Teen Witch)


    Needles and pins-Megadeth

    Oh death-Jen Titus (supernatural)

    Through the rain-Cinderella

    Wishing you were somehow here again—Phantom of the Opera

    Wish you were here-Within Temptation


    Scenes de ballet/Valse-Alexander Glazunov

    You’re the inspiration--Chicago

    When love & Hate collide—Def Leppard

    The last of me-Cher

    Power of goodbye, take a bow—Madonna

    Into dust-Mazzy Star

    Endless skies, beloved—VNV Nation

    email me for jazz songs

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