Brian Luff’s pantomime scripts suggest places in the story where you can insert the music of your choice. Here’s a list of some great songs that have been used in these and other pantos in the past. At the foot of this page we have also added some advice on music licensing for your pantomime Browse Scripts
I Gotta Feelin’ by the Black Eyed Peas.
Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves.
Comedy Tonight from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Reach by S Club 7.
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
Domino by Jesse J.
Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams.
I’m a Woman by Peggy Lee.
Working Nine to Five by Dolly Parton.
Big Spender from Sweet Charity.
I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred.
It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls.
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce.
Sisters Are Doin’ it for Themselves by the Eurythmics.
Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain.
BEST FRIEND SONGS
Count on Me by Bruno Mars.
You Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman.
Busy Doin’ Nothing from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Together Wherever We Go from Gypsy.
Celebration by Kool and the Gang.
Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray.
Flash Bang Wallop from Half a Sixpence.
Live While We’re Young by One Direction.
Holiday by Madonna.
Happy by Pharrell Williams.
Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SONGS
I am the Music Man
Twelve Days of Christmas
The Witch Doctor Song
One Finger, One Thumb
If I Were Not Upon the Stage
We Wish We Hadn’t Gone to Sea
Without You by Harry Nilsson
All of Me John Legend.
It Must Be Love by Labi Siffre.
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police
What Do I Do Now? from A Slice of Saturday Night.
The Best Song Ever by One Direction.
Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell.
Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland.
She’s the One by Robbie Williams.
If I Loved You from Carousel.
Daydream Believer by Neil Diamond.
Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Bryan Adams.
I Would Walk Five Hundred Miles by the Proclaimers.
Tonight (We Live Forever) Union J.
Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood.
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. V
Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Monster Mash by Bobbie “Boris” Pickett.
Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones.
Bad Guys from Bugsy Malone.
Trouble by Leiber and Stoller.
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.
No More Mr Nice Guy by Alice Cooper.
I’m Reviewing the Situation from Oliver.
I Hate People from Scrooge.
Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater
Ballroom Blitz by the Sweet.
Prince Charming by Adam Ant
It’s a Kind of Magic by Queen.
Be Back Soon from Oliver!
Oom, Pah, Pah! from Oliver!
Our House by Madness.
Every Day I Love You Less and Less by the Kaiser Chiefs.
School’s Out by Alice Cooper.
Baggy Trousers by Madness.
I Like to Move It from Madagascar.
Getting to Know You by Rogers and Hammerstein.
Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler.
Everybody (Needs Somebody) from The Blues Brothers.
Money from Cabaret.
Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker.
Always Look on the Bright Side from Monty Python.
If you are using commercial music in your pantomime, make sure your venue holds a valid PRS and/or a PPL licence. If it doesn’t you need to apply for one.
PRS for Music and PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) are separate organisations who license different sets of rights in the use of music. You may need a licence from both organisations. PRS for Music is a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers who license the use of their members’ musical compositions and lyrics when they are played in public, broadcast on radio or TV, used on the internet or copied onto physical products such as CDs or DVDs. PPL licenses the use of recorded music where played in public, broadcast on radio or TV, or used on the internet, on behalf of record companies and performers. PRS for Music has a repertoire of over 10 million songs from every genre. So if you’re using music, it’s highly likely to be music from within their repertoire and includes popular music, classical music and film and TV media songwriters. A licence from PRS for Music covers the vast majority of copyright music being played, but there is some music which is not covered by your PRS for Music licence.