Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals
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I love WICKED, but I just saw it in Germany in Oberhausen and without Lucy Scherer and Willemijn Verkaik, but I bought the CD from Stuttgart with them and I like their performances and voices. I like musicals a lot, but I can't visit them often and I just had been in The Lion King in Hamburg, Jesus Christ Superstar in Tecklenburg and the next summer I will visit Marie Antoinette. But Wicked is the best musical I've ever seen and I think Willemijn is a little bit better than her Elphaba-associates all over the world and Lucy Scherer is wonderful, she looks great and her voice is unbelievable (Do you know her version of "Heigeliebt" or "Popular" in English? WOW). Now Lucy Scherer is in Stuttgart in "Rebecca". Who don't see Wicked, is a very poor, poor person. You must see it.
But sorry for my English
This song is perfect. It really shows how Elphaba has become her own person, how she is on her was to becoming the "Wicked" Witch of the West. It is such an empowering song, and it sounds amazing as well.
Amazing, the musical contributes to the emotional lyrics which are just out standing! Kerry Ellis was an amazing in it!
This sends chills up and down my spine every timeV40 Comments
I played in the pit on my school's production of Les Mis and nothing brought more emotion to me than this song. This song and The Confrontation were the two songs I took the time to learn all the words to, and I still remember this as the epic ending to the first act, leaving me even more satisfied than the finale of the second act.
Every song from les mis is amazing so all of them should be in the top ten! This song is particularly good because all of the cast is involved in singing it which makes it so powerful and emotional.
Wow, enough said. Fantastic piece, great harmonics, powerful and emotional. Just great
I really Love this musical. I saw it two timesV29 Comments
This is a heartfelt and serious song and the melody is so catchy.
Rent is honestly the best musical I have ever seen and this song in particular is just fabulous
Rent is the best and this song perfectly captures the emotions of the characters
Jonathan Larson was a lyrical genius.V7 Comments
There's just something about this song... I'm a musician, composer, and singer... And this just so beautiful to me. The pain, the sorrow, the beauty... The melody, everything about it. The story of a man who writes the wonders only music can tell in the dead of night because no one will care enough to listen to it, despite the fact that it's perfection... It's a twisted lullaby, and it's perfect.
This song speaks to me like no other. Every time I listen to it, I swear, I get these crazy chills. Phantom of the Opera is one of my absolute favorite musicals of all time and it's mainly because of the fantastic songs in the production. This has always been my favorite song because it has that chilling sweet tone to it. Love you Phantom!
The perfect song for Phantom to sing to Christine. The way the song is written allows for many different interpretations which have ranged from more commanding and down to business Phantoms to the more traditional seducing and mysterious Phantom, portrayed well by Michael Crawford and Ramin Karimloo most notably. Overall, this is the perfect song to fit the scene, and is amazing in all aspects.
Love love love this song!V18 Comments
On My Own is one of the greatest songs from any musical ever! When you can hear the pure tragedy in Eponine's voice, well, let's just say, your eyes become Niagara Falls. Samantha Barks. That's all that needs to be said.
On My Own has the same exact melody as I Dreamed a Dream. On My Own has such a great sound quality. The Broadway Actors and Actresses do a great job expressing emotion and true feelings, this song is truly inspiring.
On My Own is one of those songs that everyone can relate to. The raw emotion of the song makes it definitely my favourite from Les Miserables and my all time favourite musical song too. Frances Ruffelle's version is my favourite but Samantha Barks is really good too.
Literally my favourite song ever.V18 Comments
This song is the pivotal moment from where you are questioning whether the musical is good or not. This song shows it will be great.
This song makes me sing on the top of my lungs. Absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful!
Easily the most beautiful and incredible song in musical theater history!
I do it in my choirV16 Comments
One of the most powerful ballads I believe ever written it is purely beautiful from start to finish... depending how it is performed of course :) in other words Jennifer Holliday performing this = PURE GOLD
This song has so much meaning. for most people, it symbolizes the love one has for another. I, however, find that, not only does it have THIS effect on me, it makes me think about what I would do if the shoe was on the other foot and if someone was telling me this. I find that Jennifer Hudson's rendition of the song makes me much more excited that Jennifer Holliday but still, hats off to both
This is my absolute favorite songs!V2 Comments
Passionate, rousing and a patriotic song that stirs up emotions in all my body. Brilliant!
I will not stop voting for this song until it reaches its rightful place as number 1. - davis16
Heart rending song. The choir I belong to sang it at our last show. Amazing feeling and amazing reception from the audience.
Always loved this song. So emotive.V3 Comments
The way that he spins every sentence off of the last is just wonderful, the tune is fantastic, the words are humorous, and overall I think (ya got) trouble is an amazing song and definitely one of the top 10
It's unfair to try to speculate the "best" numbers of all time. Having said that, "Trouble" must be in the conversation. It's brilliant, upbeat, and Robert Preston's delivery is impeccable.
Tell me if this song doesn't get stuck in your head after listening. This is Harold Hill's indoctrination of the people in the city and has a political tinge to it.
I hate this songV2 Comments
Awesome song, I love it, couldn't get it out of my head after listening just once. I love Helena's voice. Even if you haven't seen the musical you get what their doing to the customers. It's definitely my favourite musical next to The Phantom of the Opera.
I just love this song so much. When I first discovered the musical I listened to this over and over and over. Don't shot me people but I prefer the film version with Johnny and Helena
Lovely play AND my school friend was in it... THE, Victor Garber. We were in grade school, lovely family Is there any way I could email Victor, have tried with little sucess... Perhaps, you could help.
Jane E Messer..519-9155121. Thank you so very much.
I cannot believe Johnny Depp never did another musical after this! He's got a great voice!V1 Comment
This song only sounds good when the singer is good which why it sounds fabulous when people such as John Owen Jones and Michael Ball sing it - not to mention the incredible Anthony Warlow. The way he holds the note for so so sooo long at the end on the original album is incredible and Anthony Warlow really does the role justice. - lesmispoto
Maybe not one of the top three, but certainly a song that needs recognition. Partly to do with the unmasking of the Phantom and how you hear his reaction go from angry to intimidating to pleading and desperate. Perhaps you need to see the staging as the Phantom crawls across the stage clutching his face, but it's an excellent song. - lesmispoto
This song is the definition of love. Although I wish Christine could have gone away with the phantom, because Gerard Butler and Michael Crawford are AMAZING, this song is true beauty. It is the art shown in this movie and play. Why you would rank any song over this song completely BEWILDERS me! It is a matter of opinion, but anyone with a brain LOVES this song.
I can't believe that this is any higher up this is way more amazing than annie of defying gravity. Any thing from phantom of the opera is great!
You can hear the love and compassion in this song and that they only want one another to be free with each other it's just such a lovely emotional song.
Raoul and Christine have a beautiful story and this song represents thatV1 Comment
The song that you must have heard somewhere, but you don't know where...
Popular should definally be more popular than this
It's a fun upbeat song! What's not to love. I am auditioning for a play and this is the perfect song.
Going to do musical solo at theatre competition next year in 2016 probably going to sing this
I love this songV13 Comments
WHY ISN'T THIS SONG IN THE TOP TEN?!? It is art! It is the heart of this story! Not just any buffoon off the street can sing it! It is excellently composed. I could listen to just the instrumental any day. The fact that the composer had the successful idea of adding lyrics proves he knew what he was doing. TRUE MASTER PIECE! I live for this play, movie, song, and of course the phantom!
YESYESYES! LOVE THIS SONG! It's an amazing song! THe background music is wonderful, and it is filled with so much emotion! I tear up just hearing the background music! Her voice is wonderful, and it brings joy to my soul!
I sang this song for a recital and I agree, not anyone can easily sing this, so this song definitely should be in the top ten
Can't believe it isn't in the top 10V6 Comments
! I love this song, it is absolutely one of my favorites and I was obsessed with it for the longest time, ask anybody!
Love this sing, it's so empowering and fun!
So much fun to sing hanging out with friends!V3 Comments
Great song telling the story of however you lose someone they live on in your memory where they will remain, especially a family member as many people will say they look like you. Hence the words he lives in you.
Wow I really love this song and lion king. I have to say that lion king is the best movie ever. He lives in you is also probably the most exciting son and farther kind of moment that I love. Thanks
This is a great song because it shows if one of your relatives die then there still here but in you
A powerful anthem to perfectly describe all the messages surrounding the story, as well as a final piece of motivation to really spark SimbaV8 Comments
A beautifully intrinsic piece, this song carries itself like a machine, especially with the bass line. It has a haunting beauty that no other song has, particularly when Christine starts vocalizing. This is no ordinary pop ballad that one finds in any musical. The Phantom of the Opera is a different type of music: a type that makes any in-depth description laborious to think about as one can never stop thinking of this song's wonder.
The exchange between The Phantom and Christine during this duet is exquisite. Christine is terrified of this man in a mask and yet so...entranced.
Sing once again with me, our strange duet. My power over you grows stronger yet.
Christine is falling in love and is powerless tn resist. It's just beautiful the way this song grabs at your heart. Wonderful! - Britgirl
This song should be so high up there!
Look it up right now. The Phantom of The Opera is the best song in the musical. The Oregon's simple yet dark chords are just exhilarating! Every time I listen to it it gives me the chills. The duet is also just amazing. Great job Andrew Lloyd Webber!
A total classic.V8 Comments
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