Lyrical Songs for Dance Routines

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Songs for other dance categories:
Jazz • Tap • Contemporary • Musical Theater • Kid Friendly Hip Hop

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Added Fall 2014:

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Added Winter 2014:

When I Was Your Man – Boyce Avenue featuring Fifth Harmony

Added Summer 2012:

The One I Love – Rosie Thomas (beautiful and lyrical cover of R.E.M.)

Against All Odds – Academical Village People (a cappella cover of Phil Collins)

Shelter – The xx

Slow Me Down – Emmy Rossum (nearly a cappella)
Slow Me Down – The Illinois Rip Chords (purely a cappella cover)

Graduation (Friends Forever) – Vitamin C

She’s Got A Way – Dear Abbeys (a cappella cover of Billy Joel)

I Am – Nichole Nordeman

Added Spring 2012:

Melodies and Desires – Lykke Li (video)

Billie Jean – Chris Cornell (spectacular and passionate MJ cover)

Added Winter 2012:

In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride

Back To Normal – Kendall Payne

Added Fall 2011:

Someone Like You – Adele (choreography)

Cry – Alexx Calise (choreography)

Still Doll (from Vampire Night) – Kanon Wakeshima

Added Summer 2011:

Over the Hills and Far Away – Nikki Boyer (Led Zepplin tribute)

Mad World – Gary Jules & Michael Andrews

Time After Time – Cassandra Wilson

Backseat – Noteworthy

Use Somebody – Scala & Kolacny Brothers (Kings of Leon cover) (sample choreo)

Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars

My Ghost – Glass Pear

Collide (acoustic) – Howie Day

The Freshmen – Jay Brennan (Verve Pipe cover)

Desperado (a cappella) – The Madison Project (Eagles cover)

Just The Way You Are (acoustic) – Boyce Avenue (Bruno Mars cover)

Sunny Came Home (live) – Shawn Colvin

Chasing Cars (acoustic) – Sabrina (Snow Patrol cover)

Strong Enough (live) – Sheryl Crow

Last Kiss (acoustic) – Boyce Avenue (Taylor Swift cover)

How to Save a Life (acoustic) – Sabrina (The Fray cover)

That Should Be Me – Justin Bieber

Inside of Love – Nada Surf

Added Spring 2011:

O Makunde – Cirque du Soleil/Kà

Time After Time – Eva Cassidy

Love Will Lead You Back – Young Divas

Where the Streets Have No Name – Vitamin Piano Series (U2 Piano Tribute)

Over the Rainbow – Celtic Woman (sample choreo)
Over the Rainbow – m-pact (STUNNING a capella)
I’m Yours/Over the Rainbow – Straight No Chaser

Love, Reign O’er Me – Pearl Jam cover of The Who

Beside You – Marianas Trench

Imagine – Jack Johnson
Imagine – Taio Cruz

Love’s Devine – Seal

The Moment I Said It – Imogen Heap

Added Winter 2011:

There Is No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse

Willing to Try – Richie Sambora, Travis Tritt & Lucy Woodward

Blackbird – The Beatles (well, really just Paul)
Blackbird (jazz cover) – Kathleen Grace
Blackbird (jazz cover) – Eve St. Jones

Smile – Michael Jackson

Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

Hello World – Lady Antebellum

Cancer – My Chemical Romance

Timshel – Mumford & Sons

Rocket Man – Gin Blossoms (live)

Lullaby for a Stormy Night – Vienna Teng

Hangin’ By A Thread – Jann Arden

Candlelight – Imogen Heap (sample choreography)

Weightless – Courtney Jones

You Are Goodbye – Holly Conlon

Unlike Me (A capella) – Kate Havnevik

Colorblind – Natalie Walker

If I Were You – Céline Dion

Porcelain Heart – BarlowGirl

Innocence – Avril Lavigne

River God – Nichole Nordeman

Miss Invisible – Marie Digby

Come Down To Me – Saving Jane

You Belong To Me – Ben Taylor

Happiness – Riceboy Sleeps

With or Without You/Where the Streets Have No Name – Emiel Van Dijk (acoustic guitar cover of U2)

If you’ve got some other great ideas, leave them in the comments below and I’ll add ’em! If you want to use any of these songs and need them edited perfectly for competition, we’d love to serve it up for you. Also, we have song suggestions for JazzTapContemporaryMusical Theater, and Kid Friendly Hip Hop.

5 thoughts on “Lyrical

  1. Jennifer Rojas

    Hello. I think u guys should put “That should be me” by Justin Bieber and “Down to earth” by Justin Bieber.

  2. Alyssa

    You should totally put in someone like you from Adele:) but I really wanted to do that song for my solo but someone in my dance studio already took it:(

  3. uma

    please put the song “cry”in.a girl from a tv show called dance moms named maddie danced to t.the show is on lifetime or if you have cox cable channel 34.

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