Most Beautiful Songs from the Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies

The Phantom Of The Opera and, some would argue, the sequel Love Never Dies, have the most powerful, moving, and beautiful songs of the musical world.

The Top Ten

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - The Phantom of the Opera Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

This song shows the audience Christine for herself. Not the Christine who is powered by the Phantom, not the Christine who is in love with Raoul. This song shows the audience Christine for who she is and what she is really craving/feeling. This is why it is probably the most breathtaking song in Phantom. Of course, the Christine playing it needs to really pull it off otherwise it won't work. It needs bags of emotion and needs to grab the audience on the first note. For example, Sierra Boggess (Royal Albert Hall performance) performed this song perfectly. It was touching, mesmerising and sounded gorgeous. Christine deserved more solos like this!

I wouldn't say it was my overall favourite song from Phantom, but Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again is definitely the most beautiful and emotional. I've heard this sung live by Harriet Jones and Celinde Schoenmaker in the London production, and oh my, it wants to make me well up, and I'm a very macho type of guy!

Of course, Phantom of the Opera (song) is my favourite, but on terms of most beautiful, this song definitely wins. I recently watched Harriet Jones perform it and it was so stunning.

This song has so much emotion

The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

So, so beautiful. The duet between Christine and the Phantom. Christine is terrified of this mysterious masked man and yet at the same time, she is curious and powerless to resist his charms.
"Sing once again with me, our strange duet. My power over you grows stronger yet.."
Christine is entranced by Eric as he leads her deeper into to his dark world... - Britgirl

When the first see Phantom, this song is what sucks you in. Your heart begins to race but it calmed by this song's beauty.

I Love this movie would watch the performance over anything in the world

Love love love this song!

All I Ask of You - The Phantom of the Opera All I Ask of You - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

Hauntingly beautiful! This song brings me to tears each time I think of it. The words, "Fill my heart with thoughts of summertime" are so powerful, so moving. They stay with you in your heart and in your soul. That is how love should be.

A duet by Christine and Raoul on the roof of the opera house. He is promising to keep her safe and never leave her side. The promises made to each other is what makes it so beautiful. - Britgirl

It is unfathomably beautiful. The melody and brightness of it is what makes it beautiful. The way All I Ask of you hands weightlessly in the air and fills everything with sheer happiness matches the snowy scene of the musical. My ultimate favorite song ever. It fills me with hope and kindness, and I could listen to it for hours on end. I have before.

The best song in the entire show

Pretty good from what I heard! - Curti2594

Angel of Music - The Phantom of the Opera Angel of Music - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

The Phantom is well aware of the power he has over naive young Christine. Her soul rises with the his words "Let your soul take you where you long to be..." and at that moment, she is his. Her soul, heart, mind, spirit. - Britgirl

Love this song

Really great song.

Point of No Return - The Phantom of the Opera Point of No Return - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

Amazing. This is by far my favorite song ever in phantom of the opera. In my opinion it is even better than the well known theme song. The melody is stunning and is by far the phantom's best duet with Christine. The sexual nature in this song makes it a mug more sinister song, and the emotion coming from the phantom and Christine is so amazing. The reluctance and nervousness from Christine, and the Anger and forcefulness from the phantom... and when the "All I ask of you" song comes on... And when his mask is torn off and his face is finally revealed! So much emotion is in the song to the point where I sometimes can't even take it all in. Especially Ramon Karimloo and Sierra Boggess sing it! So much amazing emotion!

This song works on so many levels. Firstly the conspicious sexual nature speaks to connection the Phantom and Christine have. The Phantom and his world of music are part of Christine's sexual awakening and development into maturity that happens to her through the show. It works because in composing the opera and replacing/eliminating Piangi to take his place the Phantom is past the point of no return. He is sadly no longer sane or in control of himself enough to be a viable suitor for Christine she has to break free of him. The style of the music stands out from the rest of the songs. This is so discordant, dark and passionaite a perfect musical symbol of the Phantom in all his glory. If Music of the Night and POTO are the Phantom playing up his mystical supernatural side and the final lair is him at his most insane and vulnerable Point of No Return is the inbetween. It is mysterious but as it goes on there's an intensity to it that shows just how despearte and obsessed the Phantom is ...more

This is definitely my favorite song. I loved it in all of the versions of the musical that I had seen. It's definitely the best duet between the Phantom and Christine, and its erotic nature makes it even more mysterious. It also shows off a lot of Christine's low notes, and the very end of it, where the Phantom sings "All I Ask of You" is heartwrenching.

A sexual duet by Christine and The phantom. "When will the blood begin to race? The sleeping bud burst into bloom? When will the flames at last consume us... ? " just crackles with sexual tension between the pair. And of course, it's so beautifully performed and sung. - Britgirl

The Music of the Night - Phantom of the Opera The Music of the Night - Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

When I heard it covered by another artist, I immediately looked to find the first version. - MaxAurelius

I have recently been very into Broadway musicals, and so far The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite. This song is so lovely and it made me long for someone so badly. "Floating, falling, sweet intoxication/ Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation". What I would do for someone to tell me such things. I really wished The Phantom and Christine had ended up together. The Phantom loved her so deeply. - Supernatural

Seriously this is the best song in the musical this should be number one. It's just so powerful and moving it brings tears to my eyes when I listen to it

Easily the most fantastic and simple out-of-this-world song with its soothing lyrics and gentle harmonies.

Beneath a Moonless Sky - Love Never Dies

Tells of the night before Christine's wedding To Raoul. She seeks out Eric and declares her love to him. They share their bodies under a moonless sky but he leaves before dawn... - Britgirl

This is the number one song out of all. I could listen to only this song and never get tired of it.

Not that addictive at first but once I hear it a few times, it is so good!

Love this song; play it almost everyday

Love Never Dies - Love Never Dies Love Never Dies - Love Never Dies Cover Art

Sung by Christine to the Phantom with Raoul watching on. The opening lyrics "Who knows when love begins, who knows what makes it start? One day it's simply there, alive inside your heart..." Everyone can relate to the words, not just Christine. - Britgirl

Love Never Dies is absolutely my favorite. When Christine sang it, it was beautiful. It's also her last solo song before she died and this song will always remind me of her last

Think of Me - The Phantom of the Opera Think of Me - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

Had to sing this for an audition, I could barley hold back my tears.

This song should be higher up on the list.

I don't watch this, but this song is AWESOME.

Sung by Christine.
"Think of me fondly when we've said goodbye..." I cried my eyes from their sockets. Beautiful. - Britgirl

Why Does She Love Me? - Love Never Dies

Sung by Raoul, who is trying to fathom how Christine loves loves him through his drunkeness and gamblimg ways. - Britgirl

The Contenders

'Til I Hear You Sing - Love Never Dies

Absolutely beautiful. Very emotion- it packs the phantom's pain, despair and grief into one emotional song. Gives me goosebumps every time, especially when Ben Lewis sings it.

This song makes me feel something complex every time I hear it, and I've listened to this song hundreds of times.

This song is amazing, in my opinion it's sung best by the one and only Ramin Karimloo!

Sung alone by The Phantom to an absent Christine. Life and music is meaninless to him without her beautiful voice to sing his music. - Britgirl

Masquerade - The Phantom of the Opera Masquerade - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

In my opinion, Masquerade is the best song in Phantom of the Opera. I love them all, just if I had to choose one, it would be Masquerade.

The catchiest song in the show

Down Once More - Phantom of the Opera Down Once More - Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

This song is so powerful and emotional

The Beauty Underneath - Love Never Dies The Beauty Underneath - Love Never Dies Cover Art

I watched Love Never Dies again today. I watched this performance three times; and each time the power of this; the music; the vocals and lyrics seemed more intense than the last. Incredible rock song. Very powerful performance. - Britgirl

This song is inspiring and transforms you to another world, and makes you wish you were really in this one

Should be in the top ten! This amazing song from LND is about the phantom showing his world to his son, Gustave. Guatave (who has the most amazing boy soprano EVER)is fascinated, and the phantom is thrilled to find that his son sees music the same way he does, but when he unmasks himself, Gustave screams and runs away. This is no ordinary father-son duet. Prepare to be amazed, and be sure to ROCK OUT!

My favorite song from LND. It's very unique for a Phantom song, but still the lyrics make me shiver.

"Is the music in your head
Have you followed where it led?
And been graced with a taste
Of the beauty underneath?

Does it fill your every sense
Is it terribly intense?
Tell me you need it too
Need the beauty underneath

When it lifts its voice and sings
Don't you feel amazing things?
Things you know you can't confess
Things you thirst for nonetheless"

GAH the vocals make me freak out every time I listen to it. The set up for the song is magnificent, too. '/He plays like me! /He's just ten years old/Ten years old! ' (Or it's something like that) I can't describe how I feel whenever I listen to this song. It's a mixture of wanting to cry and sing along

Notes / Twisted Every Way - The Phantom of the Opera
Wandering Child - The Phantom of the Opera Wandering Child - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art

The parts when Raoul is singing along with everyone else have to be my favorite in the entire musical. He provides such beautiful harmony it always brings tears to my eyes.

Prima Donna - The Phantom of the Opera Prima Donna - The Phantom of the Opera Cover Art
Once Upon Another Time - Love Never Dies Once Upon Another Time - Love Never Dies Cover Art

I can feel the sadness between the phamtom and christne

Look with Your Heart - Love Never Dies Look with Your Heart - Love Never Dies Cover Art
Devil Take the Hindmost - Love Never Dies Devil Take the Hindmost - Love Never Dies Cover Art

A duet sung by the phantom and Raoul, as they meet for the first time in the musical. You can hear their hatred for the other not only through the words, but the music as well. And the music itself is very catchy and beautiful

The Overture - The Phantom of the Opera
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