This post is an attempt to categorize every song within the five Mezzo/Belter volumes of The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology.  Other criteria like character name, age, and song tempo may be added at a later time.   For a complete songlist with volume numbers included, click here.

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OPERETTA STANDARDS | 1870s-1920s

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JAZZ AGE STANDARDS | 1920s-1940s

But Not for Me Girl Crazy (1930)
Hit Me With a Hot Note Sophisticated Ladies (1981)
I Get a Kick Out of You Anything Goes (1934)
I Want to Be Bad Good News (1927)
I Wish I Were in Love Again Babes in Arms (1937)
Johnny One Note Babes in Arms (1937)
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978)
The Lady is a Tramp Babes in Arms (1937)
My Heart Belongs to Daddy Leave It to Me (1938)

GOLDEN AGE STANDARDS | 1940s-1960s

Adelaide’s Lament Guys and Dolls (1950)
Adventure Do Re Mi (1960)
Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love? Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949)
Always True to You in My Fashion Kiss Me, Kate (1948)
As Long as He Needs Me Oliver! (1960)
A Cock-Eyed Optimist South Pacific (1949)
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949)
Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
Don’t Rain on My Parade Funny Girl (1964)
Everything’s Coming Up Roses Gypsy (1959)
A Gentleman is a Dope Allegro (1947)
Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961)
He Wasn’t You On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965)
Honey Bun South Pacific (1949)
The Hostess with the Mostes’ on the Ball Call Me Madam (1950)
How Are Things in Glocca Morra Finian’s Rainbow (1947)
Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here! On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965)
I Ain’t Down Yet The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
I Cain’t Say No Oklahoma! (1943)
I Can Cook Too On the Town (1944)
I Had Myself a True Love St. Louis Woman (1946)
I Enjoy Being a Girl Flower Drum Song (1958)
I Got Lost in His Arms Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
I Got the Sun in the Morning Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
I Never Has Seen Snow House of Flowers (1954)
I’m Going Back Bells are Ringing (1956)
I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy South Pacific (1949)
In My Own Little Corner Cinderella (1957)
It’s a Helluva Way to Run a Love Affair Plain and Fancy (1955)
It’s a Perfect Relationship Bells are Ringing (1956)
Long Before I Knew You Bells are Ringing (1956)
Look to the Rainbow Finian’s Rainbow (1947)
The Man That Got Away A Star is Born (1954)
Miss Marmelstein I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962)
The Music That Makes Me Dance Funny Girl (1964)
Never Never Land Peter Pan (1954)
One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man Wonderful Town (1953)
The Party’s Over Bells are Ringing (1956)
Rose’s Turn Gypsy (1959)
Shopping Around Wish You Were Here (1952)
Shy Once Upon a Mattress (1959)
Sixteen Going on Seventeen The Sound of Music (1959)
Small World Gypsy (1959)
Some People Gypsy (1959)
Stepsisters’ Lament Cinderella (1957)
The Sweetest Sounds No Strings (1962)
Take Back Your Mink Guys and Dolls (1950)
They Say It’s Wonderful Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
A Trip to the Library She Loves Me (1963)
We Deserve Eachother Me and Juliet (1953)
What Did I Have That I Don’t Have? On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965)
Who Knows I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962)
Why Can’t You Behave? Kiss Me, Kate (1948)
You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun Annie Get Your Gun (1946)

POST-GOLDEN AGE STANDARDS | 1960s-1970s

Cabaret Cabaret (1966)
City Lights The Act (1977)
Class Chicago (1975)
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three A Chorus Line (1975)
Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret (1966)
Fifty Percent Ballroom (1978)
Funny Honey Chicago (1975)
Gorgeous The Apple Tree (1966)
If He Really Knew Me They’re Playing Our Song (1979)
If He Walked into My Life Mame (1966)
If My Friends Could See Me Now Sweet Charity (1966)
Life Is Zorba (1968)
Maybe This Time Cabaret (1966)
Mein Herr Cabaret (1966)
The Music and the Mirror A Chorus Line (1975)
Nothing A Chorus Line (1975)
Nowadays Chicago (1975)
An Old Man Two by Two (1970)
Roxie Chicago (1975)
So What? Cabaret (1966)
What I Did for Love A Chorus Line (1975)
What Would You Do? Cabaret (1966)
When You’re Good to Mama Chicago (1975)
Where Am I Going Sweet Charity (1966)

CONTEMPORARY MIXED* | 1970s-present

Anything But Lonely Aspects of Love (1990)
As If We Never Said Goodbye Sunset Boulevard (1993)
The Cake I Had Grey Gardens (2006)
Castle on a Cloud Les Miserables (1987)
The Colors of My Life Barnum (1980)
Hold On The Secret Garden (1991)
I Dreamed a Dream Les Miserables (1987)
I Want to Go to Hollywood Grand Hotel (1989)
I’d Give My Life for You Miss Saigon (1989)
It’s a Business Curtains (2007)
My Body The Life (1990)
My Husband Makes Movies Nine (1982)
On My Own Les Miserables (1987)
Paris Makes Me Horny Victor/Victoria (1995)
Show Off The Drowsy Chaperone (2006)
Teaching Third Grade Ruthless (1992)
Thinking of Him Curtains (2007)
The Wages of Sin The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985)
What You Don’t Know About Women City of Angels (1989)
When You Got It, Flaunt It The Produers (2001)
With One Look Sunset Boulevard (1993)
Woman The Pirate Queen (2007)
You Don’t Know This Man Parade (1998)

MUSICAL THEATRE POP SONGS | 1960s-present

Always a Bridesmaid I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1996)
And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going Dreamgirls (1981)
Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (1990)
Can You Find It in Your Heart? Footloose (1998)
Children of Eden Children of Eden (1991)
Defying Gravity Wicked (2003)
Don’t Call Me Trailer Trash Cowgirls (1996)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina Evita (1979)
Don’t Cry Out Loud The Boy from Oz (2003)
Find Your Grail Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005)
For Good Wicked (2003)
Freddy, My Love Grease (1971)
Gimme Gimme Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002)
Good Morning Baltimore Hairspray (2002)
Hard Candy Christmas The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978)
Heads or Tails Cowgirls (1996)
Heaven Help My Heart Chess (1986)
Here I Am Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005)
How Did We Come to This? The Wild Party (2000)
I Am Changing Dreamgirls (1981)
I Can Do Better Than That The Last Five Years (2002)
I Can Hear the Bells Hairspray (2002)
I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You Evita (1979)
I Don’t Know How to Love Him Jesus Christ Superstar (1971)
I Will Be Loved Tonight I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1996)
I’m Not That Girl Wicked (2003)
It’s an Art Working (1978)
Just a Housewife Working (1978)
Just One Step Songs for a New World (1995)
The Lamest Place in the World 13: The Musical (2008)
Let Me Finish Song and Dance (1982)
Life with Harold The Full Monty (2000)
Live Out Loud A Little Princess (2005)
Look at Me Now The Wild Party (2000)
Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee Grease (1971)
Meadowlark The Baker’s Wife (1989)
Memory Cats (1982)
Miss Baltimore Crabs Hairspray (2002)
My Child Will Forgive Me Parade (1998)
My New Philosophy You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (1967)
A New Life Jekyll & Hyde (1997)
Not for the Life of Me Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002)
Nothing Really Happened Is There Life After High School? (1982)
Our Kind of Love Beautiful Game (2000)
Popular Wicked (2003)
See, I’m Smiling The Last Five Years (2002)
Disneyland Smile (1975)
Someone Else’s Story Chess (1986)
Someone Like You Jekyll & Hyde (1997)
Special Avenue Q (2003)
Stars and the Moon Songs for a New World (1995)
Still Hurting The Last Five Years (2002)
Take That Look Off Your Face Song and Dance (1985)
Tell Me on a Sunday Song and Dance (1985)
There Are Worst Things I Could Do Grease (1971)
There’s a Fine, Fine Line Avenue Q (2003)
Third Letter Home Song and Dance (1985)
Two Beautiful for Words The Color Purple (2005)
What it Means to Be a Friend 13: The Musical (2008)
Whatever Happened to My Part? Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005)
When You Come Home to Me The Last Five Years (2002)
Who Will Love Me As I Am? Sideshow (1997)
The Winner Takes It All Mamma Mia (2001)
The Wizard and I Wicked (2003)

MUSICAL THEATRE ROCK SONGS | 1960s-present

Come to Your Senses tick, tick… BOOM! (2001)
The Dark I Know Well Spring Awakening (2006)
Day by Day Godspell (1971)
Mama Who Bore Me Spring Awakening (2006)
Turn Back, O Man Godspell (1971)
Without You Rent (1996)

SONDHEIM SONGS | 1960s-present

Ah, But Underneath Follies (1971)
Another Hundred People Company (1970)
Anyone Can Whistle Anyone Can Whistle (1964)
Broadway Baby Follies (1971)
By the Sea Sweeney Todd (1979)
Could I Leave You? Follies (1971)
Everybody Loves Louis Sunday in the Park with George (1984)
I Know Things Now Into the Woods (1987)
I’m Still Here Follies (1971)
In Buddy’s Eyes Follies (1971)
The Ladies Who Lunch Company (1970)
The Miller’s Son A Little Night Music (1973)
Now You Know Merrily We Roll Along (1981)
Send in the Clowns A Little Night Music (1973)
There Won’t Be Trumpets Anyone Can Whistle (1964)
Uptown, Downtown Follies (1971)
The Worst Pies in London Sweeney Todd (1979)

DISNEY SONGS

A Change in Me Beauty and the Beast (1994)
I Know the Truth Aida (2001)
I Learned from You Hannah Montana (2006)
I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) Hercules (1997)
Part of Your World The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Past is Another Land Aida (2001)
Reflection Mulan (1998)
Shadowland The Lion King (1997)
Start of Something New High School Musical (2006)
What I’ve Been Looking For High School Musical (2006)
You’ll Be in My Heart Tarzan (2006)

This category includes contemporary songs that are not easily categorized.  Most of these songs fall into either the ‘Pop Opera’ or ‘Contemporary Musical Comedy’ sub-categories.  In some cases, they may be categorized differently depending on audition requirements.

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  2. Great stuff! Thank you so much for taking the time & trouble to do this. (The link to the songlist w/ volume numbers seems to be broken.) I’m a new follower and just emailed my voice teacher, thanking her for bringing your blog to my attention.

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