An article I wrote about adjusting the tempo of songs to fit your dancers for Dance Advantage was published today. Check it out, and use this technique to ensure that all of your songs are at the ideal tempos for your dancers!
Below are 19 songs that could be great for your next lyrical routine. If you have other great song 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. We also have song suggestions for Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Kid Friendly Hip Hop. If none of these songs grab you, here is Lyrical Songs part 1, and we’ve got the whole list of lyrical songs here.
My Ghost - Glass Pear
The Freshmen - Jay Brennan (Verve Pipe cover)
Sunny Came Home (live) – Shawn Colvin
Strong Enough (live) – Sheryl Crow
Last Kiss (acoustic) – Boyce Avenue (Taylor Swift cover)
Time After Time - Eva Cassidy
Love Will Lead You Back - Young Divas
Where the Streets Have No Name - Vitamin Piano Series (U2 Piano Tribute)
Love, Reign O’er Me - Pearl Jam cover of The Who
Beside You - Marianas Trench
Love’s Devine - Seal
The Moment I Said It - Imogen Heap
If you didn’t find something that tickles your ears in the list above, we’ve got a bunch more lyrical songs here. And whether or not you wind up using one of these songs, we’d love to edit it to the correct length perfectly for you!