Rockschool Vocals – Wider Repertoire

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Students wishing to sit vocal exams with Rockschool are required to purchase a book containing all the exercises that need to be prepared, plus the music and backing tracks for six songs at the specified grade (and also split according to gender).  But, if you read carefully, students can actually choose to sing alternative pieces, either of their own selection or taken from a list of ‘wider repertoire’ that Rockschool themselves publish on their website.  The trouble is that these lists can be difficult to find… so I’ve taken the trouble to summarise them below for you.


Female: Grade 1

Annie (Musical) – Tomorrow
Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me
Hannah Montana – The Climb
Icona Pop – I Don’t Care
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
Lily Allen – The Fear
Norah Jones – I Don’t Know Why
Pixie Lott – Jack
Rihanna – Please Don’t Stop The Music
Rihanna – Take a Bow
Selena Gomez – Bang Bang Bang
Taylor Swift – Mean

Female: Grade 2

Alesha Dixon – To Love Again
Cher Lloyd – With UR Love
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
La Roux – In For The Kill
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Little Mix – Cannonball
Miley Cyrus – The Climb
Paloma Faith – Upside Down
Princess & the Frog (Disney) – Almost There
Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
Taylor Swift – A Place In this World
Taylor Swift – Never Getting Back Together

Female: Grade 3

13 – The Musical – The Lamest Place in the World
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Caro Emerald – Dr Wanna Do
Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
Ella Henderson – Ghost
Ellie Goulding – Explosions
Gabrielle Aplin – Panic Chord
Gabrielle Aplin – The Power of Love
George Gershwin (Porgy and Bess) – Summertime
Lady Antebellum – I Need You Now
Lady Gaga – Marry the Night
Lorde – Royals
Hannah Montana – If We Were A Movie
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares for Me
Paloma Faith – Upside Down
Pocahontas (Disney Film) – Colours of the Wind
Rihanna – Umbrella
Sara Bareilles – Brave
Sugababes – About You Now
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Taylor Swift – You Belong to Me

Female: Grade 4

Adele – I Found a Boy
Adele – Someone Like You
Alexandra Burke – Bad Boys
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Ariana Grande – Tattooed Heart
Britney Spears – Everytime
Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
Christina Perry – Human
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Duffy – Mercy
Ella Henderson – Glow
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
Hairspray (Musical) – I Can Hear the Bells
Jenn Bostic – Jealous of the Angels
Lily Allen – ’22’
Lorde  -A World Alone
Pixie Lott  -All About Tonight
Katy Perry – California Gurls
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Lion King (Musical) – Can You Feel the Love
Pink Just – Give Me a Reason
Regina Spector – Samson
Shakespeare’s – Sister Stay
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Taylor Swift – Red
The Wizard of Oz (Musical) – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Female: Grade 5

Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own
Adele – First Love
Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone
Adele – Skyfall
Amy Winehouse – You know I’m No Good
Christina Aguilera – Hurt
Christina Aguilera – Say Something
Ella Henderson – Yours
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Little Mix – Little Me
Little Mix – Move
Gabrielle Aplin – Home
Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You
Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
Kesha – Tik Tok
Little Mix – Wings
Madonna – American Pie
Paloma Faith – Picking Up the Pieces
Pink – So What
Randy Crawford – Almaz
Sara Bareilles – Lovesong
Sia – Titanium
Sugababes – Push The Button
The Band Perry – All Your Life

Female: Grade 6

Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
Adele – One and Only
Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah
Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
Beyonce – Ave Maria
Beyonce – Pretty hurts
Birdy – Not about Angels (The Fault in our Stars)
Charlene Soraia – Wherever You Will Go
Emilie Sande – Clown
Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
Ghost (Musical) – With You
Irene Cara/Fame – Out Here On My Own
Jessie J – Thunder
Katy Perry – Firework
Katy Perry – Hot N Cold
Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
Leona Lewis – Run
Lianne La Havas – Lost and Found
Paloma Faith – New York
Rebecca Furguson – Nothing’s Real But Love
Rihanna – We Found Love
Rihanna – What Now?
The Waifs – Bridal Train

Female: Grade 7

Adele – Turning Tables
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Alicia Keys – No One
Beyoncé – Best Thing I Never Had
Beyoncé – Irreplaceable
Cats (Musical) – Memory
Christina Aguilera – The Voice Within
Des’ree – Kissing You
Ella Fitzgerald – Lullaby of Birdland
Emeli Sande – Lifted
Florence & the Machine – Shake it Out
Girls Aloud – The Promise
Mary J Blige – No More Drama
Pink – Nobody Knows

Female: Grade 8

Alicia Keys – Fallin’
Beyoncé (Diane Warren) – I Was Here
Beyoncé – Love On Top
Celine Dion – The Power of Love
Christina Aguilera – Reflections
Christina Aguilera – You Lost Me
Demi Levato – Heart Attack
Demi Levato – Neon Lights
Emeli Sande – My Kind of Love
Jevetta Steele – Calling You
Leona Lewis – Footprints in the Sand
Nicole Sherzinger – Don’t Hold Your Breath
Nina Simone – Feelin Good
Rihanna – Only Girl In The World
Paramore – Still Into You
Shirley Bassey – I Who Have Nothing
Sia – Chandelier
Tina Turner – Goldeneye


Male: Grade 1

Animals – House of the Raising Sun
Bruno Mars – Count On Me
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Cee Lo Green – Cry Baby
Elbow – One Day Like This
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Green Day – 21 Guns
JLS – Everybody In Love
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
McFly – All About You
Michael Bublé – Haven’t Met You Yet
Michael Jackson – Ben
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
Olly Murs – Troublemaker
Police – Every Breath You Take
The Snowman – Walking in the Air
The Wanted – All Time Low

Male: Grade 2

1D – You and I
Bruno Mars – Treasure
JLS – Beat Again
Justin Bieber – Baby
Hoobastank – The Reason
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
Robbie Williams – You Know Me
Olly Murs – Thinking of Me
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Killers – Human
Toto – Africa

Male: Grade 3

5SOS – Amnesia
Black Eyed Peas – Gotta Feeling
Coldplay – Don’t Panic
Lionel Ritchie/Glee – Hello
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One
Oasis – She’s Electric
The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
The Script – Breakeven
The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
The Wanted – Glad You Came
Travie McCoy – Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars)
Toto – Rosanna
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

Male: Grade 4

Bruno Mars – Talking to the Moon
Calvin Harris – Summer
Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
Daniel Powter – Bad Day
Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Franz Ferdinand – The Dark of the Matinee
George Ezra – Listen To The Man
George Michael – Faith
Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo
Kickstarts – Example
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
One Direction/Ed Sheeran – Little Things
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Run DMC Ft Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Scouting For Girls – Heartbeat
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Take That – Rule The World
Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
The Darkness – I Believe In a Thing Called Love
The Fray – How To Save A Life
The Script – Breakeven
Tinchy Stryder – Number 1 (feat. N-Dubz)
Tom Odell – Another Love

Male: Grade 5

A Great Big World – Say Something
Bastille – Pompeii
Coldplay – Magic
Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
Example Changed – The Way You Kiss Me
George Ezra – Budapest
Imagine Dragons – Top of the World
Iyaz – Replay
John Legend – Ordinary People
Marvin Gaye – Heard it Through the Grapevine
Muse – Time is Running Out
Sam Smith – Make It To Me
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Staind – So Far Away
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Tighten Up – Black Keys
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
Train – Hey, Soul Sister
Usher – OMG
U2 – Beautiful Day

Male: Grade 6

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Bruno Mars – When I Was You Man
B.o.B – Airplane (feat. Hayley Williams)
Dean Martin – Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
Ed Sheeran – Sing!
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Glee – Don’t Stop Believin’
Jason Derolu – Trumpets
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
John Legend – All of Me
Lemar – The Way Love Goes
Mr Probz – Waves
Paolo Nutini – Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
Run DMC Ft. Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Sam Smith – Latch
Sam Smith – Lay Me Down
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
The Darkness – I Believe In a Thing Called Love
Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual
Queen – No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)

Male: Grade 7

Hoizer – Take Me To Church
AC/DC – Back in Black
Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Cab Calloway (Blues Brother) – Minnie the Moocher
David Jordan – Sun Goes Down
Dizee Rascal – Dance Wiv Me
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Frank Sinatra/Michael Bublé – Fly Me to the Moon
James Blake – Retrograde
Imagine – Dragons Demons
Jay-Z – Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Linkin Park – Numb
Ne-Yo – Beautiful Monster
Vance – Joy Riptide

Male: Grade 8

A. R. Rahman – Jai Ho
Adam Levine – Lost Stars
Aerosmith – Dream On
Alex Clare – Too Close
Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
Frank Sinatra – That’s Life
Gene Wilder – Pure Imagination
James Arthur – Impossible
Jason Derolu – Trumpets
Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical) – Gethsemane
Muse Neutron – Star Collision
Pitbull – Give Me Everything
Queen – The Show Must Go On
Sinatra/Buble – Cry Me a River
Tinie Tempah – Written In The Stars (feat. Eric Turner)


Do note that candidates for these exams are required to provide 2 copies of the sheet music for their songs (legally sourced, of course), and a backing track.

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