Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals

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The Top Ten

Defying Gravity - Wicked
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.
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.

Thank you!

But sorry for my English
Amazing, the musical contributes to the emotional lyrics which are just out standing! Kerry Ellis was an amazing in it!
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2One Day More - Les Miserables
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
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3On My Own - Les Miserables
It's just such a great song! Ozzy isn't a satanist by the way, you need to get your facts right.


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.
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4The Music of the Night - Phantom of the Opera
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!
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.
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.
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5Seasons of Love - Rent
its a fabulous, amaaing song and its 525600 percnet awesum. it has gfot to be one of my very favourite songs of a ll time!
its beautiful, because it has all the things I love the most in it
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
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6A Little Priest - Sweeney Todd
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.
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 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
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7And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Dreamgirls
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 is my absolute favorite songs!
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8I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables
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 is a beautiful song
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9Anthem - Chess
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.


Heart rending song. The choir I belong to sang it at our last show. Amazing feeling and amazing reception from the audience.
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10He Lives In You - Lion King
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.
This is a great song because it shows if one of your relatives die then there still here but 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
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The Contenders

11(Ya Got) Trouble - Music Man
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.
Shipoopi is better, but everything from the Music Man is superb.

12Think of Me - Phantom of the Opera
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!
If you have a high voice this song would be perfect- just don't sing it Carlotta way!
This song is simply powerful and gut-wrenching.
Wishing You Were Soomehow Here Again is as good.
But then again, I just love Phantom of the Opera.
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13Popular - Wicked
Popular is an awesome song!
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.
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14The Phantom of the Opera - Phantom of the Opera

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!


Most amazing song ever!
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15The Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Love rocky horror!
I know it all off by heart! Its amazing!
now I can't get it out of my head!

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16All I Ask of You - Phantom of the Opera

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!

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17Seventy Six Trombones - Music Man

18Summer Nights - Grease
I love this song! I dream about it in my sleep! It's the best song in Grease, in my opinion, as well as an awesome song. I am really happy with it. Also, I think this should be of a much higher ranking =P. Anyway, this was just a really nice song, especially because it included the Thunder birds and the Pink Ladies. It just shows what high school kids can be like, you know?
It's such an amazing song, so real and unique. I know it's kinda weird because my mum used to listen this song when she was a kid, but I can't do nothing but love that song! And what an amazing movie of course!
It's the best ever. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sing the most beautiful duet for such a great musical.
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19All That Jazz - Chicago
Very sexy. I've never seen the musical but I own the score. Yes, very sexy indeed.


I love this song I have all ways used this song at y taster classes in kent
Love this musical! Amazing song!
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20I'm Here - The Color Purple Listen to sample

21I Belong to Me - Elisabeth Listen to sample

22That's How You Know - Enchanted Listen to sample

23I'll Make a Man out of You - Mulan
Love this sing, its so empowering and fun!
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24I Am Changing - Dreamgirls Listen to sample

25A Little Fall of Rain - Les Miserables
I love this song! Eponine and Marius sing a lovely duet, and it is obviously extremely heartfelt. This should be much higher on the list than it is!
Great song with so much emotions
A dying Eponine in the arms of her true love and best friend Marius. So bittersweet and emotional. Yes I cried. A LOT!


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26For Good - Wicked
Such a relatable song! Glinda and elphaba seem hard to relate to but they're not. I think of my friend every time I listen to this song. The lyrics are just beautiful. I especially love glinda's verse
This song is truly stunning! The thought of never seeing your best friend again is chilling, the lyrics represent the understanding of friendship, listen to it if you haven't.
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27You Can't Stop the Beat - Hairspray

28La Vie Boheme - Rent Listen to sample

29Maybe - Annie
I love maybe I was in annie and my friend was the lead so its really important to me it such a strong meaning its this girl with no hope and is asking for help
I love this song because it has a good reason in the lyrics. It is all about dreaming and that one day it might come true. Also Annie is a wonderful hart warming film with humor and seriousness. It is a great film for all ages. WELL DONE! 10/10
As a former orphan, I identified with this song as a little kid. You can really feel Annie's pain and longing for a mom and dad. Very emotional.


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30Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - Les Miserables

This really should be in the top ten. I don't know how it's not. This is a gut wrenchingly beautiful song. Calling it genius would be an understatement. Having Empty Chairs at Empty Tables at the 90th spot really shows how credible this list is - not very.

Agreed this song should be in the top ten without any question. I still get chills every time I listen to the song. The dynamics are incredible! 10/10

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31Do Re Mi - The Sound of Music
The song do re mi is a good song from the sound of music I hope there will be a another the sound of music
Moast fun and amazing song for anyone! I hope you love it as much as I do!
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32America, F*** Yeah! - Team America
This song from Team America World Police is so full of testosterone, gays will want to become straight and stay straight.
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33It's Your Wedding Day - Wedding Singer Listen to sample

34Let the Sunshine In - Hair

35Any Dream Will Do - Joseph
Simple but very uplifting! What a wonderful lyrics and melody!
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36Memory - Cats
I think this is one of the most amazing musical songs ever and deserves a higher place, I find it a very emotional and meaningful song
Astonishing, this song is Should be in the top ten, it is too incredible to be this low on ratings!
This is my favorite song ever! I can't believe that this emotional, touching song is neglected by those people who just want pop and rap (a.K.A. the losers). This is the greatest song ever, and I would recommened this to anyone I can.
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37Tomorrow - Annie
The sun will come out tomorrow...
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38What Is This Feeling - Wicked Listen to sample

39Uncle F**** - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

40On the Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady
Most perfect song ever!
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41Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar Listen to sample

42Everyone has AIDS - Team America

Everyone has AIDS! Only the creators of South Park could ever get away with something like that.

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43Like No Man I've Ever Seen - Tarzan Listen to sample

44Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King

45Sun and Moon - Miss Saigon Listen to sample

46The Winner Takes It All - Mamma Mia Listen to sample

47Montage - Team America Listen to sample

48Close Every Door - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Listen to sample

49The Wizard and I - Wicked Listen to sample

50Happy Working Song - Enchanted Listen to sample

51White Boys - Hair Listen to sample

52Greased Lightnin' - Grease Listen to sample

53I Just Can't Wait to Be King - Lion King Listen to sample

54Mijn Leven is van Mij - Elisabeth

55Someone Else's Story - Chess Listen to sample

56Hakuna Matata - Lion King Listen to sample

57I Know Him So Well - Chess
I just love this song so much. Always makes me so emotional. This should definitely be high up on the list. I've never seen the show but I can still understand the context of the song and it's just beautiful.
Love this song, genuine talent
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58Stars - Les Miserables Listen to sample

59I'm Super (Thanks for Asking) - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

60One Short Day - Wicked Listen to sample

61My Body - The Life Listen to sample

62Fame - Fame
I did this musical at my school. I got the role of Goody. I got such great memories from the musical! One of the best was when at the end of every show, we would belt out this song. It is pure genius.
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63Blame Canada - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

64Cell Block Tango - Chicago
Amazing musical, amazing song
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65America - West Side Story Listen to sample

66Maybe This Time - Cabaret
Its so damn sweet, I can still their eyes in the dim light. Stunning
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67Circle of Life - Lion King
This astonishing masterpiece opens one of the biggest musicals around, it showcases outstanding use of voice and dynamics, while truly embodying an African tribal theme throughout. A top ten contender for sure at the very least
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68Good Morning Baltimore - Hairspray Listen to sample

69La Resistance Lives On - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

70I Am So Proud - Mikado Listen to sample

71Joanna (Reprise) - Sweeney Todd
The movie rendition of this song sounds so nice. Really impressed by Johnny debs performance simply stunning if you ask me

72Do You Hear the People Sing? - Les Miserables
This is like, the anthem to the French Revolution. Revolution in general. How is that not awesome?
This song has some special memories and meanings to me and it makes me so emotionals
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73Show Me - My Fair Lady Listen to sample

74Don't Rain On My Parade - Funny Girl Listen to sample

75Something's Coming - West Side Story

76Red and Black - Les Miserables Listen to sample

77Honestly Sincere - Bye Bye Birdie Listen to sample

78Come What May - Moulin Rouge
This song is absolutely true to my heart. I love every piece of Moulin Rouge. I watch it about twice a week. This song is about the love they share and like Christain said its to remind them of that love even when things get rough. No matter what they love each other and at the end of the day love is what gives us hope that tomorrow will be better.
Wouldn't we all love to have a secret song? To know that whatever circumstances may seem to be, a snatch of melody can reassure us of undying love.
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79Epiphany - Sweeney Todd
Best song in the whole musical. I certainly think it should be in Tue top 50, in my opinion but that's just what I think. This was an amazingly written song and the way that the emotion comes out in this song is just delectable. I would love to see it sail to the you ten, it would make my life complete.
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80Will I - Rent Listen to sample

81If I Were a Rich Man - Fiddler On the Roof Listen to sample

82Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz Listen to sample

83Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) - Jesus Christ Superstar
THE best song in the musical. BEST musical of all time. Best song in ANY musical at all. TED NEELEY for the win!
Number 1 greatest musical song ever.
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84Singin' In the Rain - Singin' In the Rain Listen to sample

85One Hand, One Heart - West Side Story Listen to sample

86Home - Beauty and the Beast

How is this not in the top 10, absolutely great

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87Rent - Rent Listen to sample

88The Sound of Music - The Sound of Music Listen to sample

89Three Little Maids From School Are We - Mikado Listen to sample

90Anything Goes - Anything Goes Listen to sample

91I Can Hear the Bells - Hairspray Listen to sample

92Angel of Music - Phantom of the Opera Listen to sample

93Maria - West Side Story Listen to sample

94Old Man River - Showboat Listen to sample

95Cool - West Side Story Listen to sample

96High Flying, Adored - Evita Listen to sample

97My Friends - Sweeney Todd Listen to sample

98Suddenly Seymour - Little Shop of Horrors

Just awesome! It makes me chill every time I hear it.
You can feel how much he loves her and how much she needs someone like him.
It is love in music!

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99Those Magic Changes - Grease Listen to sample

100Confrontation - Jekyll and Hyde
Check out Anthony Warlow's Recording of this on youtube and judge for yourself. This objectively belongs in the top ten.
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