re: Female Belt Songs?

DEFYxGRAViTY721
Stand-by
joined:1/17/07
Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/6/07 at 05:31pm
I'm working at a summer theatre camp starting at the end of June and the director wants me to perform in the show. He's allowing me to choose my own number, but he said he wants me to use my belt voice. Does anyone have any suggestions for some great belt songs I could sing in the show?
ladyofthelake
Broadway Legend
joined:1/26/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/7/07 at 09:31pm
How old are you and how high can you belt?
All I can tell you is that you SHOULD NOT SING ANYTHING FROM WICKED.
"My sister singing. During the Viet Nam War, I wrote President Johnson that we should fly our jets over Hanoi without bombs but with tapes of my sister singing. I believed that the North Vietnamese would have surrendered unconditionally after two weeks of listening to my sister's singing voice." wexy, on the worst sound in the world.
gypsiedtokill
Featured Actor
joined:5/16/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/7/07 at 10:30pm
Yeah, no Wicked. Change from A New Brain is one of my personal favorites. If you want something older, I don't know if it actually qualifies as a "belt song" since the range is so low, but I love As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver.
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Amneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/7/07 at 11:45pm
Always True To You - Kiss Me Kate
Paris Original - How To Succeed..
A Little Brains, A Little Talent - Damn Yankees
Adelaides Lament - Guys And Dolls
Perfect Relationship - Bells Are Ringing

Sporti2005
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 12:04pm
I would classify "As Long As He Needs Me" as belt. At the end it gets up to the C/D range, so it's not SUPER high.

What kind of song are you looking for? Ballad? Comic? Or do you not care?
"grace, you're stuffed in a box getting rid of ass plaque. let's face it, this evening is a bust."
LovinGoodMusicals
Understudy
joined:6/17/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 12:22pm
Thoroughly Modern Millie has some could belting songs for females ("Gimme, Gimme" or "Not For the Life Of Me" or "Forget About the Boy.")

Also, "Astonishing" from Little Women.


As you can see, I'm sticking with Sutton Foster material! Love her belt.
DEFYxGRAViTY721
Stand-by
joined:1/17/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 03:37pm
thanks everyone! I realize i was a bit vague, oops. So to answer some of your questions... I'm 15, I have a pretty high belt range for someone my age. I wasn't planning on singing anything from Wicked... it would to too hard for me =) I'm looking for any kind of belt song really. Comic or Ballad, or something else. Anything will do. Thanks so much for all your reccomendations!
Sporti2005
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 04:40pm
"Come To Your Senses" - Tick, Tick...BOOM

It goes up to a C#, I think, so you should be able to hit it even if you don't feel 100%.
"grace, you're stuffed in a box getting rid of ass plaque. let's face it, this evening is a bust."
Leah Machelle
Understudy
joined:5/30/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 05:32pm
definatley a character song or a power ballad.

character songs always please the audience, and there are many belty songs.

i would suggest:
- Adelaides Lament
- Shy
- Always A Bridesmaid
- Astonishing
- Show Off
- Dance;ten Looks; three

Those are pretty good.
Message me if you need help, kay?
"When you wish upon a star, you just might become one."
Leah Machelle
Understudy
joined:5/30/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 05:32pm
definatley a character song or a power ballad.

character songs always please the audience, and there are many belty songs.

i would suggest:
- Adelaides Lament
- Shy
- Always A Bridesmaid
- Astonishing
- Show Off
- Dance;ten Looks; three

Those are pretty good.
Message me if you need help, kay?
"When you wish upon a star, you just might become one."
Leah Machelle
Understudy
joined:5/30/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 05:33pm
definatley a character song or a power ballad.

character songs always please the audience, and there are many belty songs.

i would suggest:
- Adelaides Lament
- Shy
- Always A Bridesmaid
- Astonishing
- Show Off
- Dance;ten Looks; three

Those are pretty good.
Message me if you need help, kay?
"When you wish upon a star, you just might become one."
ladyofthelake
Broadway Legend
joined:1/26/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/8/07 at 08:34pm
"Adelaide's Lament" is extremely overdone. Especially among teenagers.

Christ, the character has been engaged for 14 years!
"My sister singing. During the Viet Nam War, I wrote President Johnson that we should fly our jets over Hanoi without bombs but with tapes of my sister singing. I believed that the North Vietnamese would have surrendered unconditionally after two weeks of listening to my sister's singing voice." wexy, on the worst sound in the world.
dramatothemax
Broadway Legend
joined:1/3/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/9/07 at 06:49pm
Gorgeous- The Apple Tree (SO fun)
Say the Word- Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown
When Hope Goes- Spitfire Grill (my personal favorite)
Someone Else's Story- Chess
Old Clothes or Hold Down the Fort- John and Jen (Go Carolee)
Human Heart- Once on this Island
Here I Am- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

gypsiedtokill
Featured Actor
joined:5/16/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/9/07 at 07:27pm
I LOVE Say the Word! I sang it for an audition a few months ago and got a really good response.

Also, consider On My Way from Violet.
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Sporti2005
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/9/07 at 09:57pm
"On My Way" is really a group song...I think it would be kind of hard to make it work solo.
"grace, you're stuffed in a box getting rid of ass plaque. let's face it, this evening is a bust."
dramatothemax
Broadway Legend
joined:1/3/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/9/07 at 10:05pm
Yeah it is hard, unless you're like Sutton and have people to rearrange the piece to make it a solo for you. haha
Boq101
Broadway Star
joined:11/20/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/9/07 at 10:45pm
Broadway Baby is usually belted...
DEFYxGRAViTY721
Stand-by
joined:1/17/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/10/07 at 07:57pm
these are all really great. thanks everybody!
im still chossing so if you have any more suggestions, please keep em comin =)
jaso_n
Stand-by
joined:5/5/05
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/10/07 at 11:12pm
What's that great showstopper from Bat Boy? God, I can't remember the name of it.
gypsiedtokill
Featured Actor
joined:5/16/06
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/10/07 at 11:36pm
jaso_n, if you're thinking about Three Bedroom House, that's a duet. Kickass song, though.
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broadwayfreak27
Chorus Member
joined:1/3/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/11/07 at 06:42pm
There's also the Diva's Lament from Spamalot.
alphieboy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/16/07 at 06:13pm
Just a few...

Summer in Ohio- L5Y
Maybe I Like it This Way- The Wild Party (Lippa)
A Change in Me- Beauty and the Beast
There are Worse Things I Could Do- Grease
Waiting For Life- Once on This Island
Fine Fine Line- Avenue Q
Astonishing- Little Women
Somewhere Thats Green- Little Shop of Horrors
Bless The Lord- Godspell

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DEFYxGRAViTY721
Stand-by
joined:1/17/07
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/16/07 at 10:48pm
Haha it's funny (and sorta ironic!). I was Belle in BATB where I sang A Change in Me as well as Joanne in Godspell where I sang Bless the Lord. Both great songs, thanks for suggesting 'em (even though I can't perform them again lol) but I will defniitely look into your other suggestions!
alphieboy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/04
re: Female Belt Songs?
Posted: 6/17/07 at 11:37pm
No Problem.

Here are a few more:

My New Philosophy- Your A good Man, Charlie Brown
Poor Sweet Baby- Snoopy
Ain't Got Time- Zanna Don't
The Life of the Party- The Wild Party (Lippa)
Let's Here it for the Boy- Footloose
Go see Hair. Like go. Glee is dumb. "If I have something to say, the whole world (BroadwayWorld) should hear it." - Thenardier

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