I know the problem, do you need a tune that stops the show, but you just scratch your head, trying to decide what to sing? You may want to change the comb you sing for a real microphone and the mirror in front of you for a real audience. Do not be afraid, all the melodies in this list of classic female cabaret songs are entertaining. And just for fun, I also gave you some background for each song. In the end, you may need a good verbal introduction to this song.
1) great wasteful
This obscene classic was performed by the famous Shirley Bassey, but it actually appeared for the first time in the Bob Foss musical Sweet Charity.
Again, originally a Broadway musical. Made by the famous Lisa Minnelli in the movie of the same name directed by Bob Foss.
3) fall in love again
This is great if you want more loaded. First performed by Marlene Dietrich in the film Der Blaue Engel, he endorsed the German and English versions.
4) Alexander Ragtime band.
If you want to try your jazz chops, then this song is for you, no doubt. Not only a female cabaret song, but it was made by the famous Emma Carus. Bess Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Won subsequently gave her her seal of approval.
5) If my friends could see me now
Optimistic classic that affirms the life of Sweet Charity.
6) Maybe this time
Another hymn that awakens from Cabaret, although this was not originally written for the film.
7) Mina Herr
Our third from Cabaret. If you want fun and comedy in your song, then this is for you.
8) No regrets (no, Je Ne RegretteRien)
Made popular by the same Sparrow, Edith Piaf. On the subject, he dedicated this song to the French Foreign Legion.
Take me back to your heart (La Vie en Rose)
Another Piaf classic. He won the Grammy Award of the Hall of Fame in 1998.
10) Ladies who have lunch
Great song by the music company Stephen Sondheim. Originally made in 1970.
There may be some debate about whether these ten female New York city cabaret songs are really the best of all time, but they are all there, and you will gain confidence that you have chosen a winner. Happy singing!