Best Les Miserables Songs

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The Top Ten

1
One Day More
This song is just outstanding. It is by far my favorite song in Les Misérables. Every time I listen to it I get this giddy feeling. It gets stuck in my head. Its just amazing. I love how they have like seven people each singing a different song at one time and it STILL goes together! Its brilliant and beautiful!

ilovejeanvaljean

Best song of them all! It's like a huge mash-up of all the songs and so good! Gives me chills every time!
Gives me chills! I wish that I had a French flag to wave around whenever I listen to it! Tomorrow we'll discover what our God in Heaven has in store! One more dawn! One more day! ONE DAY MOREE!
[Newest]The perfect song. It totally sums up where all the characters are at that point in the story.

2Do You Hear the People Sing?
This song just really lifts your spirits and gets you into a patriotic mood. It has a catchy tune and is hard to forget, which I love.

ilovejeanvaljean

It touches heart! "do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men? Its is the music of a people who will not be slaves again" so touchy!
The Finale version is why I'm voting this piece. Truely one fantastic piece from the best musical in existance! I do hear the people sing!
[Newest]It just stays with you

3On My Own
Samantha Banks' performance in this song is easily the best surprise of the movie. Anne Hathaway's version of "I Dreamed a Dream" is positively brilliant and one for the ages, but "On My Own" in this movie totally caught me by surprise, with how good it is...
Honestly, how can you not love this song? Samantha Barks brought the extreme emotion that makes almost everyone cry, and at least puts them into tears. When you take the time to look at this song lyric by lyric, it's such an innovative and touching song.
I love this song. I keep listening to it over and over thinking of people who the song reminds me of. I feel like crying, its just a really good song

4I Dreamed a Dream
The lyrics are so representative of how the people, especially women, felt during the time. The lyrical and slow melody further facilitated the people to feel the mood of the song, and how some dreams are just dreams, not reality.
This song is so sad, and makes you feel terrible for Fantine. And the emotion in Anne Hathaway's voice doesn't help.

ilovejeanvaljean

I love this song especially by Anne Hathaway

5Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
By far the best most emotional song!
It's my best and I can't help but cry when I'm down and listening to it
The saddest song in Les Mis for sure.

6Stars
I was listening to Stars when I read this and I agree. GOOSEBUMPS!
I love this song. Very pretty.
I love this song. Very pretty

7Castle On a Cloud
Little girl + Lullaby = Adorable

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8At the End of the Day

9Master of the House
ALL of them deserve to be number one but I chose this because it's cheeky, lively and great to sing along to.

Britgirl

Best song by FAR! Just so fun and amazing!
Incredibly fun and amusing should be first especially alun armstrong's version

10Red and Black
I'm a little biased, Enjolras is my favorite character
I love the barricade boys, they don't have too large of a part but they stand for so much!

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Enjolras is my favorite character, and I love the choice Marius has to make

The Contenders

11A Heart Full of Love
I loveé it vert much
Is it bad that I just like this song because of Éponine's touching comments throughout? "He was never mine to lose... Why regret what cannot be..."
It paired with on my own are the most tear jerking songs up until near the end song in my opinion. You can feel all the emotion. You smile with cosette and marius, but you also can sit there and cry along with eponine. I dreamed a dream is the only other one that does hat to a person up until literally like right before the barricade.

12Lovely Ladies
The tune itself is cheerful and bouncy, but underneath it is a very dark, twisted song!

13Bring Him Home
Never cried more at a song than this and On My Own. Absolutely beautiful
This has so much feeling and pathos, especially when sung by the wonderful Alfie Boe
The most beautiful song ever. Cried when I saw it live. Incredible singing.

14A Little Fall of Rain
It's just very very sad. A girl who knew she would never get the boy she wanted sacrificed herself for him dying happily. The ending is the saddest part, especially in the movie "... and rain, will make the flowers... grow" :'(
Oh god the feels...
It is so short and yet so full of emotion… poetic

15The Confrontation
I completely love this song, I really do. I love the never version with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe so, so much. I think they are beautiful performers together.
I'm obsessed with it I love the way they conjoin awesome
This is the best. Try to sing the counterpoint (both parts at once) and Philip Quast destroys anyone else who ever attempted the song.

16Javert's Suicide
The pure pain and confusion in this song (especially when sung by Quast) is perfect.
A wonderfully edn to a great story line

17Look Down
Probablly my all time favorite song from Les Mis. Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it sung. I have seen both the movie, abd school plays and no matter who sings this song it sounds great, unlike I dreamed a dream ( amazing and stars great as well). But this song just makes me get up and sing along like I'm part of the play as well just amazing.

18Valjean’s Death

19Little People

20Fantine's Death: Come to Me
Well the lyrics are just heartbreaking

21The Second Attack

22Valjean's Soliloquy

23ABC Cafe / Red and Black

24The Final Battle
One of the best songs when accompanied by visuals. Not only is the prelude a wonderful song just in general and the BE FRE part (chills), but when all of these attacks and drama degrade into the most epic final battle in history, not because of the actual battle (which is pretty realistic as far as battles go), but because all your feelings you've been building up this whole act are finally let out into one of the most expected-but-heart-wrenching-scenes ever.

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Updated Friday, November 28, 2014


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