Best Les Miserables Songs

This list will rate the top songs from one of the greatest musicals of all time: Les Miserables.

The Top Ten

One Day More One Day More Cover Art

While I wouldn't put it first, One Day More is an amazing and stirring song that gets stuck in your head and really captures the spirit of Les Miserables as a whole.

Very good song, I wouldn't have it first though.
My top 3:
1. Stars
2. The Confrontation
3. Do You Hear the People Sing?

This song was what got me into not just Les miserables but all musical theatre

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!

Do You Hear the People Sing? Do You Hear the People Sing? Cover Art

I would put this one third. It starts out quiet and gentle, but then gets stronger. I really love this song.

Amazing melody. I prefer how everybody started singing at once but at a low volume and then crescendo over in the original London recording where it was just one person singing at a time. Choreography was amazing and this will be stick in my head forever.

Rousing melody, beautiful orchestration, makes one want to sing along. Incredible!

I love the start to this song!
My top 3:
1. Stars
2. The Confrontation
3. Do You Hear the People Sing?

On My Own On My Own Cover Art

Oh my gosh, how can a song be so heartbreaking and empowering at the same time? Eponine is one for the ages.

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

I Dreamed a Dream I Dreamed a Dream Cover Art

My favorite song in the show, no contest. Fantine sings about how the world looks down on her when all she really wanted was love. She was so young and naive, and nothing turned out the way she expected it to. Sometimes dreams really are just dreams. This song is heartbreaking and one to remember.

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.

Such a sad song about reality. Fantine deserves so much better, y’all!

This song is so sad, and makes you feel terrible for Fantine. And the emotion in Anne Hathaway's voice doesn't help.

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Cover Art

This song is one of the saddest in the whole show. Seriously, Marius is singing about survivor's guilt and his dead friends who will "sing no more." What could be sadder than that?

That's it, his friends, his cause, his livelihood, all gone in one night.

Such an emotional and powerful song. One of the saddest songs in the movie. Really demonstrates survivor’s guilt.

I am not mentally prepared to listen to this song again. Not here, not now. It's too soon.

Stars Stars Cover Art

Russell Crowe is a pro!
My top 3:
1. Stars
2. The Confrontation
3. Do You Hear the People Sing?

Javert is possibly the most interesting character in Les Mis, and for me he's a big part of what makes it so great. He makes it something else other than a straightforward tale of good versus evil - it's more like good versus a different vision of good, faith and forgiveness versus uncompromising justice. And Stars, as well as being catchy as anything, is the song that articulates Javert's vision of the way the world works. He's wrong, but he's honourably wrong, and this is where we see why.

Stars was amazing. I especially liked Russell Crowe's version, even though everyone else hates him. Crowe sang Stars in a way that was more of a lullaby. Which made even more awesome.

It's always been my favorite song in the musical, and it's one of the few that aren't really repeated in any way throughout the musical.

Master of the House Master of the House Cover Art

For a dark, depressing musical, this song really shines simply because it's anything but that. It's funny, lively, and a good change of pace

How is this above Red and Black? I'm sorry, it's a good, funny song, but honestly, it's the second worst out of the whole musical, only one step above Lovely Ladies. Red and Black should trade places with this song.

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

This one's just so funny so I have to vote for it because it makes me smile regardless to how I'm feeling.

Castle on a Cloud Castle on a Cloud Cover Art

I love this song personally because I played little cossette in the les miserbales performance in australia and I toured with cameron mackintosh it was great

It's a beautiful song. When I listen to it I feel like crying because of the dire situation she's in. This song talks about freedom and is so sweet. I think this song clearly has my vote.

Little girl + Lullaby = Adorable

This song always brings tears to my eyes. It is very touching and tender

Bring Him Home Bring Him Home Cover Art

Colm Wilkinson ... what else is there to say? Brings me to tears every time I hear it.

I cried...thought of a young soldier mortally wounded on the battlefield, being cared for by a an older soldier.

I love this song I am surprised it isn't in the top three if not number one it is sung so well by Hugh Jackman and it is such an emotional song

Never cried more at a song than this and On My Own. Absolutely beautiful

The Confrontation The Confrontation Cover Art

Get your best friend right now. Find some karaoke. Choose either Valjean or Javert...

Very fast paced.
My top 3:
1. Stars
2. The Confrontation
3. Do You Hear the People Sing?

I really think this is the most underrated songs in the whole show. Great character development, that is more raw then the big numbers. Watch the 10th anniversary performance. When they both sing at the same time, goosebumps all over.

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.

The Contenders

A Heart Full of Love A Heart Full of Love Cover Art

I love this song, but mostly because of the part that Eponine has in it. "He was never mine to lose"? Chills, every time.

So so so amazing.

This is literally the cutest song ever. Marius and Cosette are also my 2 favorite characters in the musical. I know that this song is super cheesy, but those types of songs tend to draw my attention.

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..."

Red and Black

This song really captures the spirit of the revolution and of the young students who will risk anything to free their country.

I love this song so much. If there was a list of my favorite songs, it's in first place.

I love the barricade boys, they don't have too large of a part but they stand for so much!

Easily the Best song in the entire play how it isn't even in the top ten is a travesty

Lovely Ladies

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

Is it strange I play this in my car in the morning to wake me up?

love it!


At the End of the Day At the End of the Day Cover Art

Out of all the songs in Les Miz, this one definitely gets stuck in my head the most. Other songs are popular for their meaningful lyrics, but this one has a catchy, rousing tune that just can't be missed.

I love this one! It is just classical theatre to me! I can't believe that more people haven't voted for this song.

The music brings the song to top three for me

A Little Fall of Rain

LOVE IT! Cry every time, tho. I REALLY want to play Eponine in a production of Les Mis.

Comes on my broadway radio every day, and every time I make sure I don't use all my skips before it pops up. I love the song, but I am not mentally prepared for it. I don't think I ever will be. So amazingly sad, I cry every time. EVERY time.

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" :'(

I'm surprised this one isn't higher up on the list! It's so touching and beautiful.

ABC Cafe / Red and Black

So so good, the words just make so much sense in expressing what’s going on

Javert's Suicide

The climax when he is falling and yelling always gives me chills, I wish that perfect moment would last longer.

The pure pain and confusion in this song (especially when sung by Quast) is perfect.

Way handle in the film version was great.

A wonderfully edn to a great story line

Valjean’s Death

It's a touching song 🎶

Little People

Best song loved it

This was the best and tje worst song why because its just amazing no explications but the scene is extremely sad

Who Am I? Who Am I? Cover Art

How is this not higher up? A huge turning point for the morality of the main character, what the ENTIRE story is based on.

Fantastic moment when he reminds himself of who he is

€�Two-four-six-oh-ONE! ” Incredible. Goosebumps. This song should be way higher.

Look Down Look Down Cover Art

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.

This song capture the hardship of life in the slums of Paris.

Very good beat and personally my favorite song in the show

Why is this so low?! It deserves to be in the Top 10 at least.

Overture / Work Song Overture / Work Song Cover Art

Kinda like a less hopeful version of Deliver Us from the Prince of Egypt

This perfectly describes school

Fantine's Death: Come to Me Fantine's Death: Come to Me Cover Art

I love this song, especially when Fantine is dying and she thinks she sees her daughter playing. This is such a sad and lovely song.

Well the lyrics are just heartbreaking

It is so sad and well written

It's emotional

Drink With Me Drink With Me Cover Art

I can't listen to it anymore without wanting to cry. It's supposed to be happy but it's not. They know they're going to die so they've basically accepted it. It's sad.

I love this song BECAUSE it makes me cry. Especially in the 25th Anniversary Concert. But, after this, I have to go with "One Day More", of course.

Epilogue Epilogue Cover Art

It's just so moving that Jean Valjean gets to die a happy and peaceful death after all that he has done for everyone. It's great that he gets to reunite with Fantine, but why is Eponine there? She didn't know him. But overall, incredible song.
"Take my hand! I'll lead you to salva-ation!"

Love this song! If you don't like it there's something wrong with you lol. Best finale ever!

A conclusion of the whole French Revolution

Oof, right in the heart.

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