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Singing Songs that use Your Falsetto

By Pamelia S. Phillips

Falsetto isn’t just for exercises — you can find songs that allow you to use those sounds. Check out these songs that use falsetto. You can find even more if you want an opportunity to use your newly found falsetto.

  • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Sherry Baby,” as sung by The Four Seasons

  • “Bring Him Home,” from Les Misérables, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

  • “Buddy’s Blues,” from Follies, by Stephen Sondheim

  • “Corner of the Sky,” and “With You,” from Pippin, by Stephen Schwartz

  • “Cryin’,” as sung by Roy Orbison

  • “Maria,” from West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein

  • “Music of the Night,” from Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • “The Old Red Hills of Home,” from Parade, by Jason Robert Brown

If you want to listen a performer using a variety of sounds, listen to “Ben,” “Billie Jean,” and “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” as sung by Michael Jackson.

In these three songs, Michael uses a variety of sounds and parts of his voice. He uses his falsetto, a mix, and belt. In “Billie Jean,” he uses his falsetto when he says “on the dance”; he uses his mix in the very beginning of the song; and he belts when he says “people always told me be careful who you love.”