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Top 100 Lyrical Dance Songs

Top 100 Lyrical Dance Songs
The popularity of lyrical dance is growing rapidly, and many dancers are choosing this genre to showcase their talent. Be it a college fest performance, or an audition to a big talent show, choosing the right song is of utmost importance. In this article, Melodyful compiles a list of the 100 best songs for lyrical dance routines.
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Lyrical dance got its name from the word "lyrical"; which means to have a poetic quality that expresses one's deepest emotions. The dance, which was inspired by ballet, jazz, and contemporary, is a fusion of all three dance techniques. The dance form is very passionate and expressive, and often portrays various emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, love, and hatred.
The performance is usually choreographed in a way that it tells a story through every movement that is made. The lyrics of the song act as a driving force for the various movements being performed. Although it is very similar to contemporary, it is not necessary that the choreography in a lyrical dance will always be graceful. However, it will always be expressive in nature.
BEST LYRICAL DANCE SONGS
How - Regina Spektor

Lay Me Down - Sam Smith

Meet Me By The Water - Rachael Yamagata

Miracle - Sara Groves

The Special Two - Missy Higgins

Candlelight - Imogen Heap

Come Home - One Republic

Heartless - The Fray

A Lack of Color - Death Cab for Cutie

Make-Up Smeared Eyes - Automatic Loveletter

Where I Stood - Missy Higgins

Breathe Me - Sia

Colorblind - Counting Crows

Corner of Your Heart - Ingrid Michaelson

Fool - Marie Digby

Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars

Come Round Soon - Sara Barellies

The Chain - Ingrid Michaelson

Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down - Alicia Keys

Tell Her You Love Her (Acoustic) - Echosmith

Anything But the Truth - Jack Johnson

At This Moment - Michael Buble

Sweet Child O' Mine - Jasmine Thompson

Tee Shirt - Birdy

Red Roses - AJ Rafael

Where Do I Start - Nancy Falkow

Where The Wild Roses Grow - Kylie Minogue

Appreciated - Rixton

Beautiful - Kylie Minogue & Enrique Iglesias

All The Pretty Girls - Kaleo

Collide - Howie Day

The Scientist - Coldplay

To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra

Last Dance - Sarah McLachlan

Home Sweet Home - Carrie Underwood

Secrets - One Republic

Aha! - Imogen Heap

Yellow - Vitamin String Quartet

Your Ex-Lover's Dead - Stars

Mad World - Gary Jules

The Cider House Rules Theme - Cider House Rules Soundtrack

Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone

Blood From A Stone - Ron Pope

Beautiful - India Arie

Fortune (Acoustic) - William Fitzsimmons

From Eden - Hozier

Hurricane Heart - Marc Broussard

Yellow - Molly Jewell

All of Me - John Legend

Armies Of Your Heart - Elizaveta

Bloom - The Paper Kites

Every Moment - Joy Williams

I Want Crazy - Alex G

If You Say So - Lea Michele

River God - Nichole Nordeman

Skipping Stone - Alexz Johnson

Stereo Love - Kait Weston

The Fire - Kina Grannis

Tied Knots - The Album Leaf

Warrior - Demi Lovato

You Are My Winter - Dillon

Empire - Shakira

Everyone's Got Something - Perrin Lamb

Everything Will Be Okay - Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery

I Do - Susie Suh

Let It Go - James Bay

My Mind Is A Stranger Without You - A.R. Rahman, Solange Merdinian

One More Step - Lindsay McCaul

Angels In The Room - Delta Goodrem

Beautiful - Carly Rae Jepsen & Justin Bieber

Broken - Rachel Taylor

Broken Ones - Jacquie Lee

Burn Bright - Natalie Grant

Calm Under The Waves - Maria Mena

Clown - Emilie Sandé

Forever Love - Robin Thicke

Freight Train - Sara Jackson

What Love Is This - Kari Jobe

Compass - Zella Day

Stay - Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko

To Make You Feel My Love - Glee

Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

See You Again - Carrie Underwood

All Of Me - John Legend

Let It Go - Idina Menzel

Madness - Muse

Demons - Imagine Dragons

Superhuman - Hobbie Stuart (Cover)

Bad Romance - Vitamin String Quartet

Sober - Kelly Clarkson

All We Are - Matt Nathanson

A Beautiful Mess - Jason Mraz

Dream - Priscilla Ahn

Keep Breathing - Ingrid Michaelson

Free Fallin' - John Mayer

Say - John Mayer

Say Something - A Great Big World

Ok, It's Alright With Me - Eric Hutchinson

Don't You Remember - Adele

Battlefield - Lea Michele
As mentioned above, the lyrics of the song being performed play a very important role. So, make sure you choose the one which you can best portray, so that you can put forth the best show for your audience.
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