Have you been looking for the perfect male and female pop songs for tenors? Look no further! We know that choosing the right songs for your vocal range isn’t always easy, which is why we have devised a comprehensive list of tenor songs that we’re sure you’ll love.
Whether you need a song to sing at your next karaoke night or a song to practice for an audition, we have you covered! Here are our top picks.
1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a popular, smashing pop song to grace your karaoke audience. It conveys the timeless tale of romance, growing older, and remaining confident that the person beside you is the one.
Sheeran’s emotive singing and distinctive romantic style lingers and soothes without being mushy.
2. Livin’ on a Prayer — Bon Jovi
Take a trip back to the 80s with Bon Jovi’s “Livin on a Prayer” from the album “Slippery When Wet.” It is a well-known song with a motivating, inspiring message. You’ll have loads of fun rocking out to this classic. Don’t know this song? That won’t be a problem since it’s so easy to learn!
3. Somebody to Love – Queen
The unique tenor vocals of Queen leader Freddie Mercury make this song so catchy. It is thrillingly theatrical and deeply emotive from the very first note. From the album “A Day at the Races,” “Somebody to Love” is still a firm favorite amongst tenor singers today!
With Mercury’s impressive vocals still having the same impact now as they did in 1976, the passionate and reflective song “Somebody to Love” is firmly entrenched in pop culture.
4. Don’t Stop Believin’ — Journey
Another tremendously popular and well-liked song that will appeal to any crowd is “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. Jam out to this 1981 classic with your friends or grow your vocal skills with this simple and easy-to-sing song.
Even if you are new to singing and karaoke, it is easy to learn and makes for the perfect feel-good pop/rock song!
5. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
As we’ve already seen, the most impactful and unforgettable compositions aren’t always the most complicated.
Mraz’s unusual upper-range tenor voice, which occasionally swerved toward controlled falsetto, made him most well-known in 2008.
“I’m Yours” marries his vocal prowess with an alluring, carefree attitude. The song is one of the most popular additions to the album “We Sing We Dance We Steal Things.”
6. Just The Way You Are — Bruno Mars
This is a sweet tune to perform for your listeners or to sing to your special someone. Singing it is a ton of joy as well.
In “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars encourages men to appreciate their significant others regardless of their flaws. If you’re hoping to capture your audience’s attention, this is one of the best tenor songs to do just that!
7. Let It Be – The Beatles
When “Let It Be” debuted in 1970, The Beatles had all but split up. It is still considered one of the band’s masterpieces today, thanks to McCartney’s flowing, flawless delivery and the song’s intimate yet timeless message.
In “Let It Be,” McCartney’s whole vocal range is on show, at times mournful and other times booming with unforgettable gravity.
8. Someone Like You — Adele
If you’re a female tenor singer, music from Adele may be perfect for your vocal range. “Someone Like You” is so universally relatable that it is likely to have an impact on your audience.
It also might be a great choice if you’re looking for a resolution in a love relationship. Why not express yourself in song?
9. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Adam’s tenor singing in this song sincerely captures the carefree summertime vibe.
Whatever your interpretation of Bryan Adams’ 1985 earworm, it’s a joyful and simple rocker in the spirit of the 1980s. Taken from the album “Reckless,” this classic will surely have all your friends joining in!
10. Love Yourself — Justin Bieber
If you’re a Justin Bieber fan, you’ll appreciate this song from the album “Love Yourself.”
This is another wonderful pop song to blow off some steam when a romance is over. Younger listeners and pretty much everyone who tuned in to radio in 2010 will also enjoy it.
11. Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
Speaking of blowing off steam, “Cry Me a River” from Justin Timberlake’s album “Justified” is another great tenor song to add to your list after a breakup.
Justin Timberlake’s 2002 debut is like nirvana for high tenors and falsettos; it is alluring, suave, and captivating.
“Cry Me a River” has a pounding Timbaland groove that never wears Timberlake down. The song is equally joyful and heartfelt, with rhythms that stick with you.
12. This Love — Maroon 5
Continuing the heartbreak theme is “This Love” by Maroon 5, released in the early 2000s. It doesn’t require much rehearsal and is emotive enough to make it enjoyable to sing along to without dampening the mood!
Adam Levine has a light tenor voice, so male singers shouldn’t have much trouble jamming to this tune.
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon
Are you looking for an award-winning classic from the 1970s? Look no further. With Art Garfunkel’s lyrical high tenor-falsetto, Paul Simon’s beautiful 1970 song is a milestone, its introspective and uplifting vocals reaching new heights.
The Grammy Awards gave “Bridge” two well-deserved wins: Record and Song of the Year. If this song doesn’t move you, we’re afraid nothing else will.
14. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
This is a cute classic love song that has been enjoyed for generations. Although it may not be the most popular karaoke song, singing ”500 Miles” by The Proclaimers will undoubtedly make everybody happy, including you.
15. Fireflies – Owl City
If you are a novice karaoke singer or a younger tenor who would prefer to start slow, “Fireflies” by Owl City is a sweet and simplistic option. Additionally, it has a sizable fan base, so it will probably appeal to a good portion of your audience.
It’s also a really easy song to learn, which is an added bonus!
16. You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
James Taylor’s interpretation of Carole King’s timeless ballad is the ideal song for a tenor singer. It’s a warm and inspiring song that will get your audience singing along!
What’s more, you won’t have to worry about reaching high notes with this simple song. It is bursting with emotion and a heartfelt message everyone can relate to.
17. Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Searching for a tenor pop song that will appeal to the younger crowd? “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes may be just what you’re looking for. This pop song that combines R&B is a relatable song about romance gone wrong.
You can sing about your broken heart without drawing too much attention.
18. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
“Three Little Birds” is a classic hit from the album “Exodus,” released in 1980.
This Bob Marley classic appeals to fans of pop and reggae. Singing it is easy and uplifting. If you’re having a bad day or would like to clear your mind of negative thoughts, you should undoubtedly go for this mellow tenor tune.
19. She’s Always a Woman – Billy Joel
Billy Joel’s extraordinary 1977 song “She’s Always a Woman,” which he composed for his then-wife Elizabeth, features stunning vocals, making it the perfect choice for a tenor singer. His voice never ceases to send chills down your spine, and the lyrics are just as crisp.
Sadly, Billy Joel and his wife divorced after releasing this song.
20. Bad Guy — Billie Eilish
A recent but less obvious option for tenor singers is “Bad Guy.” Even though it might work better for female tenors, it’s still a fun option, especially for more experienced karaoke performers.
It’s also an excellent song for a duet!
21. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
The Weeknd keeps captivating listeners with songs like “Blinding Lights,” a whirling, catchy tune about the pull of connections and the strength of love from 2019.
Max Martin, the co-writer of this song, is responsible for some of the greatest hit songs of the past 20 years, including Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and around 134 other songs, and played a part in bringing this tune to life.
22. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
Country female vocalists will love this song from Carrie Underwood. If you have faced heartbreak, you can jam out to this powerful tenor song to find some relief. This song is great for an experienced singer.
23. Stay with Me – Sam Smith
Make a success of it if you’re going to reminisce on your loneliness after a one-night stand with this pop song.
The deep tenor in Sam Smith’s 2014 ballad, which is just as graceful as it is sorrowful, appeared out of nowhere. A vocal force that is becoming more and more uncommon in pop music elevates it.
24. Circle of Life – Elton John
Are you an avid Lion King fan? You’ll be happy to know that “Circle of Life” by Elton John is an excellent song for male tenors. It’s a fantastic choice to break an awkward silence and get everyone to join in! Plus, it’s easy to sing!
25. You Sang to Me – Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony, who was somewhat eclipsed by Ricky Martin in the 90s Latin-pop boom, lends weight to his 2000 lament, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Although Anthony’s enthusiasm may not be to everyone’s taste, it is difficult to contest his talents.
26. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Want to add a few dance moves to your performance? What better song for this type of entertainment than “Billie Jean” by the king of pop? It’s one of the most well-known songs on this list, so you’ll have your audience’s attention as you jam out to this 1980s classic hit song!
27. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
This is another popular song from The Lion King that almost everyone enjoys. It’s a romantic and vibrant tune that invokes some serious feels.
Moreover, it’s an excellent option for vocalists who want to try something a little lengthier, but that works well for tenors. Kids will also enjoy singing this song!
28. Payphone – Maroon 5
Almost everyone is familiar with “Payphone” by Maroon 5, and the song’s words are not difficult to learn. It is a fantastic option for singers in the tenor range, regardless of gender.
This song helped Maroon 5 establish itself in the eyes of many fans, so we’re sure it will be well received by your audience.
29. Stay – Rihanna and Mikky Ekko
Although “Stay” is a bit odd, it’s a fantastic choice for duets or female tenor singers. It’s a simple song that moves at a steady pace that is entertaining for both the vocalist and the listeners. This is a great choice if you want to impress your listeners with something different!
30. Down to Zero – Joan Armatrading
The 1976 classic by Joan Armatrading combines her skillful storytelling with a distinctive voice to create a truly beautiful song about dealing with loss and exclusion.
There’s nothing quite like “Down to Zero” to drown out your sorrows. It is somber and strong, appealing and foreboding.
31. I Have a Dream – Abba
“I Have a Dream” from the album “Voulez-Vous” debuted in 1979. It’s a beautiful ABBA ballad with a musical theme that would be ideal for a karaoke gathering. It’s a terrific option to either end the party or get everybody set for an evening of singing.
32. Send My Love to Your New Lover – Adele
Adele is a favorite among female tenors, and “Send My Love to Your New Lover” is another fantastic choice to help you sing about your heartbreak or put on a memorable karaoke performance!
33. We Are the Champions – Queen
If you’re searching for a well-known motivational song that everyone in your audience will know, “We Are the Champions” by Queen is a fantastic choice. It is suitable for just about any tenor singer and promises fun, motivation, and great vocals!
34. It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Bublé
Audaciously upbeat, Michael Bublé’s hit song from 2013 is an excellent match for his retro low-tenor interpretation of standards.
Bublé’s big venture into pure bubbly pop, “It’s a Beautiful Day,” demonstrates how well his vocal range matches the genre.
35. Take It Easy – Eagles
This catchy tune from their iconic debut album incorporates pop, country, and rock elements.
Lead vocalist, Glenn Frey’s voice is effortlessly smooth in this enticing classic song. It is a brief yet moving piece that is energetic yet relaxing.
36. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Almost any Maroon 5 track is perfect for a tenor singer, but “She Will Be Loved,” like the other songs from the group on our list, is sure to captivate the attention of everyone at the party or karaoke night. Additionally, it’s a fantastic slow song for shy singers.
37. Fields of Gold – Sting
The song “Fields of Gold” is quite charming. It’s perfect for any singing environment or level and is sure to arouse some deep feelings.
It is an all-time favorite because it is so strong and unusual. It’s a fantastic song for beginners and will be enjoyable for even the most experienced tenor singers.
38. Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
Low-tenor songs like “Fly Away,” that sound both contemporary and reminiscent of 1970s rock, helped to fuel Lenny Kravitz’s comeback in the 90s.
Kravitz’s voice is fantastic in this song; it’s rough but soars to impressive notes. In 1999, it helped Kravitz win a Grammy for the Best Male Rock Performance. Who knows – maybe it will help you win an award for your singing too!
39. Easy On Me – Adele
This is a powerful song from one of our favorite female vocalists. It is sure to invoke strong emotions from your audience! “Easy On Me” is also an excellent tune for tenors that aren’t afraid to hit a few high notes!
40. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake is a great song with a fun beat produced for the movie “Trolls.” It is a feel-good song that’s great for tenor singers. Moreover, it is the perfect tune for a family-friendly karaoke night because kids are sure to be familiar with it!
41. No Scrubs – TLC
Are you a female tenor vocalist looking for an empowering song to sing at a Women’s Day event or audition? If that’s the case, “No Scrubs” by TLC is the right song for you! It’s also easy to learn, so if you’re a beginner, this is a great place to start!
You can impress your friends at your next Karaoke night or make the party memorable with these male and female tenor songs!