Looking for the perfect pop song in the soprano range for your next audition or karaoke night? We’ve got good news — the pop genre was basically made for soprano voices. Some of the most famous female pop stars are sopranos, including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and more.
ABBA’s The Winner Takes it All is a classic karaoke song, combining pop ballad elements with a surprisingly upbeat feel. It was first released in 1980 and has been covered countless times ever since, including by Meryl Streep in the 2008 film Mamma Mia.
Want a song that is well-suited to a soprano but still has powerful rock elements? You and I by Lady Gaga is a fantastic choice, giving the singer the chance to showcase their range in this song that pulls stylistic elements from country music and Queen.
Chandelier brought singer Sia back to the world stage when it was released in 2014, but ironically, it was initially intended for another singer! When Sia composed the song, she meant for it to be sung by Beyoncé or Rihanna. But we’re glad she kept it for herself, because she delivers perfectly on those vocals.
Britney Spears has one of the most famous soprano voices in the world of pop. Toxic offers a fun, upbeat song to showcase soprano vocals without being too challenging. You don’t need to try to replicate Britney’s classic “baby” voice, but you can still dominate those high notes.
Adele is the queen of the romantic ballad, and many of her songs are perfectly suited to soprano voices. Hello, released in 2015, is one of the most famous, combining powerful and tender vocals in a stunning performance. Adele is also known for her lower register, so Hello is a testament to her stunning range.
Ariana Grande is one of the most famous sopranos in the modern pop scene. Break Free helped her make history when it hit the Billboard Top 10 simultaneously with two of her other tracks. Her soft, sweet vocals make the song simply perfect. The song offers a real challenge, but we think you can do it.
High and Dry had a long history before becoming the song we know. Thom Yorke first composed it when he was in college. It wasn’t until years later that he re-recorded it with Radiohead, causing it to become an instant success. It’s amazing to think of the long journey it had to becoming a classic.
Can’t Fight This Feeling is one of the most famous and stunning ballads of the 1980s. Even if you weren’t around to hear it top the charts in 1985, you have probably heard one of the countless covers or seen one of the films it’s been featured in over the last 40 years.
Alicia Keys has a strikingly unique soprano voice. Girl on Fire perfectly showcases her singing power and dexterity, making it climb to the top of the charts in 2012. It is an ideal pop song for sopranos to show off their range. You might need to practice those intricate vocal runs beforehand, though!
Evanescence ruled the pop scene in the early 2000s. Lead singer Amy Lee cemented her spot in history with her sweet but powerful soprano vocals. Lee manages to drench her performance in emotion, even as the song climbs in pitch. It takes some serious talent to stand your own against that backing track!
I Will Always Love You is best known in its version by pop soprano Whitney Houston, but it was written by another famous soprano. Dolly Parton first composed the song in 1973 to honor her professional partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner. Houston’s version won her countless awards and made the song a classic.
Olivia Newton-John is one of the most famous pop sopranos of all time. Hopelessly Devoted to You was first featured in Grease in 1978. But even though it’s been more than 40 years, it’s still considered a pop classic. It might just be one of the most enduring songs on the Grease soundtrack.
Livin’ on a Prayer is an instant crowd pleaser and classic karaoke song. But be warned: this song will really challenge your vocal abilities! The quick lyrics and wide range take some real skill. If you’re up for the challenge, Livin’ on a Prayer offers a fun and catchy performance.
Prince is famous for his falsetto vocals, so it’s not hard to see why Kiss landed on this list! The song requires some real range and skill, so do some warm-ups and give it all you’ve got. One thing is certain: with this song, you’ll have the audience on their feet.
Katy Perry’s classic empowerment anthem is a favorite for karaoke night. But the song really lends itself to the soprano range, requiring both range and power to belt out that positive message. Perry herself showcases her sweet, high vocals at the beginning of the song. Don’t be surprised if you hear people singing along.
Aretha Franklin first released RESPECT in 1967, and ever since then, it has been considered one of the original female empowerment anthems. Amazingly, it was originally written from a man’s perspective and performed by Otis Redding. The song is in the Grammy Hall of Fame and is widely considered one of Franklin’s most famous tunes.
17. Halo — Beyoncé
Beyoncé released Halo in 2009 and it has since become a classic. While the chorus is made for belting, there are also parts that are tender and sweet, requiring some agile soprano vocals. Beyoncé delivers each part flawlessly, which is why the song might be so popular even today.
Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me was one of her first songs to propel her from the country genre to the pop scene. This song is all about a girl who is secretly in love with her best friend and wants him to realize that they are made for one another.
Avril Lavigne’s Complicated is one of the banner songs of the early 2000s pop scene. Released in 2003, it is extremely catchy and upbeat. But it also requires a surprising amount of vocal range, which Lavigne delivers perfectly. Even though it’s been decades since it was released, the song remains a classic.
Did you know that James Cameron didn’t originally want to include My Heart Will Go On on the Titanic soundtrack? If he had had his way, we would have never gotten Celine Dion’s angelic ballad, which won countless awards and became an instant classic.
Mariah Carey is pop’s legendary soprano, with a vocal range that is almost unmatched. Her career was lagging a bit when she released this song in 2005, but We Belong Together was such a hit that it propelled her back to stardom.
Heaven is a Place on Earth is a throwback to 1987, when it topped the charts. It’s not hard to see why — it has a fun beat and a quintessentially 80s feel, making it a popular choice for karaoke bars. Every audience loves a throwback song, after all.
Jennifer Hudson didn’t originate this song from the show Dreamgirls, but her performance in the 2006 film adaptation earned her an Oscar. The song is written for the soprano range and requires excellent vocal control for a truly impressive performance.
Love Song topped the charts in 2007 and 2008, and earned Sara Bareilles two Grammy nominations in 2009. But amazingly, the song was written in defiance of music executives who told Bareilles that if she wanted to get famous, she needed to write a love song. Bareilles wasn’t about being told what to do, which ended up kickstarting her career.
Since U Been Gone was Kelly Clarkson’s ticket to the pop scene after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002. The song requires high range and lots of power, making it an excellent challenge for anyone who wants to impress at their next audition.
26. Sweet Child O’ Mine — Guns n Roses
Sweet Child o’ Mine was a last-minute composition from Guns n Roses and shocked the world when it climbed to the top of the charts. It’s an incredibly famous song but demands high energy and good vocal range, so make sure to do some warmups beforehand.
Send My Love is one of Adele’s quicker, more upbeat songs. It offers a real challenge for vocalists, with its wide range and demand for some serious vocal agility. It’s a nice deviation from Adele’s classic soulful ballads and features quite a few interesting vocal jumps that keep it fun.
Is there anyone who can sing a better female empowerment anthem in the modern pop scene than Katy Perry? While Roar requires some serious vocal power, you’ll also find that the range is quite high, making it perfect for a soprano. The song borrows heavily from Eye of the Tiger and even mentions the song by name the chorus.
29. With Love — Christina Grimmie
With Love was featured on Christina Grimmie’s only studio album before her 2017 death. The song offers the chance to try out some unusual vocal techniques but also showcases the soprano range with stunning emotion.
Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 song Torn is a classic, but did you know that it was actually a cover? The song was first released in Danish in 1993 before being adapted as an English version. Imbruglia’s cover propelled it, and her, to fame.
Against All Odds was first composed and recorded by Phil Collins in 1984. So why is it on our list for pop songs for sopranos? It was famously covered in 1999 by Mariah Carey, one of pop’s most talented and famous soprano voices.
Birdy’s 2011 cover of Skinny Love became famous not just for the sweet soprano vocals and mournful melody, but also for its strange, at times perplexing lyrics. We’ll let you ponder the meaning of, “Suckle on the hope in light brassieres.”
Unwritten climbed to the Top 5 in 2004 and only became more famous when it was featured on The Hills TV series. The song is perfect for a soprano vocal performance, offering the chance to show off your range and still have fun.
Party in the USA was the song that propelled Miley Cyrus to stardom. It has seven platinum certifications and is still considered a classic party song many years later. But this fun, catchy tune offers a real vocal challenge with some serious range.
Back in 2013, it seemed like Let It Go was playing on every radio station. The ultimate “Be Yourself” power anthem, it became famous not just for Idina Menzel’s stunning vocal power but also for her sweet soprano range. The song won countless awards.
Ella Mai’s Not Another Love Song might not strike you as a soprano song at first. In fact, Mai’s voice is a soprano, or at least a mezzo-soprano. This is a great tune for people with higher voices who prefer to sing in the lower half of the register.
Sorry Not Sorry was one of Demi Lovato’s biggest hits on her 2017 album. The message is unapologetic and a bit sassy, but also powerful. The vocals are similarly strong, making this an excellent choice for a soprano looking for a karaoke song.
Havana was one of Camila Cabello’s first chart-topping songs. It has a fun, catchy beat with Latin influences, and offers plenty of sweet high parts while the main tune is more moderate in register. The chorus is really where you get to showcase your soprano range!
Love Don’t Cost a Thing is all about rejecting excessive money and materialism in favor of real love. The 2000 hit seamlessly blends the pop and hip hop genres to make a song that is both unique and captivating. Stepping into J. Lo’s shoes is a challenge, but we think you can do it!
Mr. Brightside is a perennial favorite in clubs and karaoke bars, and even sports arenas. You might be surprised to learn that it’s perfectly suited to soprano vocals, but be warned: this song really offers a challenge, too. With superfast stanzas and a wide range, it requires some real skill.
Evanescence makes this list twice all thanks to the vocals of lead singer Amy Lee. Lee manages to combine her sweet soprano vocals with the pop rock genre, bringing power and emotion to the song. It takes some real talent, and she does it perfectly.
Billie Eilish topped the charts all over the world with her 2016 song Ocean Eyes, and later took home countless awards for it. But believe it or not, the song wasn’t originally written for her! Her brother Finneas composed it for himself before deciding his sister was a better fit.
Madonna is another leading soprano on the pop scene. Her hit song Frozen is a cross between pop and electronica. It also supplies ballad elements while maintaining a quick, more energetic tempo. In other words, it combines the best parts of many genres, making it a great performance song.
Many of our soprano pop choices are female empowerment ballads, and Bebe Rexha’s Girl in the Mirror is one of the best. This song is a tune about defying poor self-image, a problem that many women (and men, for that matter) struggle with. The song is about loving the girl in the mirror.
45. I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing — Aerosmith
Aerosmith’s 1998 song I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing is upbeat and fun. It has been included on the soundtrack of several movies and is widely heard in karaoke bars. But the tune actually offers quite the challenge, especially as the register climbs toward the end of the song.