Broadway Songs from the "Do Not Sing" List
Broadway Songs from the "Do Not Sing" List

Broadway Songs from the “Do Not Sing” List

We’ve all heard of it: the infamous “Do Not Sing” list. Those quintessential Broadway songs that call your name when you’re picking your repertoire for an audition and entice you even though you know they’re overdone and nearly impossible to nail. These songs are undoubtedly some of the best and most powerful numbers from some of our favorite musicals, so it makes sense that everyone — us included — is tempted by their popularity. However, their reputation on the stage makes them essentially untouchable for auditions, so it’s best to steer clear if you’re really looking to wow the audition panel.

From Funny Girl’s “Don’t Rain on My Parade” to “I’m Still Hurting” from The Last Five Years, we’ve compiled a list of all the best-overdone audition songs, so you can belt out these classics from the comfort of your own home while avoiding eye-rolls at your auditions.

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