While many songs sound great performed by both male and female singers, some tracks are definitely better suited to one gender or the other. Whether it’s due to the lyrics, the emotion, or the melody, there are a number of tunes that seem to sound best when performed by female vocalists.
Wondering which tunes we’re talking about? We’ve rounded up 6 of the best songs for female vocal solos, ranging from light and playful to deep and soulful.
“Fever” by Peggy Lee
This sultry single is perfect for female vocalists who want to achieve a smooth, jazzy sound. Peggy Lee’s vocals transport you to a smoky 1950’s lounge and the medium swing tempo will have you snapping along to the beat as you learn the words. Try to match your vocal style to Lee’s or put your own spin on this sizzling tune.
“At Last” by Etta James
Etta James’ signature song is ideal for female vocals. The slow rhythm and pleasing melodies make “At Last” both soulful and powerful. It’s rich with emotion, and the lyrics are easy to connect with. Plus, the song is relatively simple and easy to master, making it a good choice for beginner vocalists.
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
In search of the perfect female vocal solo power ballad? Look no further than this Whitney Houston classic. From the raw and haunting lyrics to the strong vocals, “I Will Always Love You” was written specifically to be sung by female voices.
It may be a bit of a challenge to learn at first, but you’ll blow friends and audiences away when you nail that grand finale.
“From a Distance” by Bette Midler
Bette Midler’s vocals in “From a Distance” are sweet and light, making it best suited for female singers. The lyrics are deep and complex, and can be played with and interpreted in various ways. Multiple artists have covered and reworked this song, so give several versions a listen and see which one works best with your personal vocal style.
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is the ultimate female anthem. It’s upbeat, bubbly, and popular – all for good reason! Not only is the beat incredibly catchy, but the lyrics tell the tale of female camaraderie and solidarity. You’ll have a blast belting out the lines of this song and improving your vocal performance.
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
Possibly one of the most widely recognized love songs in the world, “My Heart Will Go On” is soft, sweeping, and romantic. Although it has been covered by both male and female artists, this track is undoubtedly best suited for female vocalists. The song is moving and harmonious, and Dion’s powerful, feminine voice perfectly carries the lyrics.
Whether you’re a new vocalist or have been singing for years, we’re confident that you’ll love learning and performing these 6 songs.
Do you know of any other tunes that are great for female vocalists? Join the conversation and share in the comments below!
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