Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals
The Top Ten
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!
I love defying gravity it so powerful the notes the chords everything even though I coudn't reach the chords its still one of my favorite songs of all time and someday I'll reach those chords (Ps. My favorite version is idina menzel's)V 51 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'm sorry but have you HEARD this song? Ten times better than Defying Gravity, which is good but delivers no where near the same hair raising effect as One Day More. I've seen Les Mis four times and each time this song was the highlight of the show. It's a genius song, it combines all the melodies present throughout the show into one dramatic piece making the audience feel as if they are actually part of the revolution. (And the choreography in the London production is way more impressive than Elphaba rising into the air)V 32 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
This song is so beautiful and perfect and the message it carries is so true and heartfeltV 10 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.
Very haunting...that is all.V 21 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.
I sing this in my production of Les miserables, it's my favourite sing and I love performing it.V 22 Comments
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS ISN'T HIGHER ON THE LIST!
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.
Beautiful, at least the top three Les Mis songs, along with One Day More and Do You Hear the People Sing.
Such an incredible and heartbreaking songV 20 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!
Jeniffer hudson rocks this song with passion and pain in her voice. The song fills my body with goose pimples and brings a tear to my eye every time I hear the song, love love love it!V 2 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.
Without competion!V 4 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 songV 2 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 have to say, this is the funniest song in the show, which is nice considering it's about cannibalismV 2 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!
So powerful and mesmirising. Should be higher.V 10 Comments
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 thatV 1 Comment
Popular should definally be more popular than this
Popular is an awesome song!
It's a fun upbeat song! What's not to love. I am auditioning for a play and this is the perfect song.
Should be quite a lot higher - growlbunnyV 15 Comments
The song that you must have heard somewhere, but you don't know where...
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
INCREDIBLEV 8 Comments
This song is the core of musical theatre. It is simply Celie finally seeing she is worth much more than she ever knew. TOP TEN!
! 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!
This song is great!V 2 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
I remember my dad once grabbing my arm whilst listening to the Lion King soundtrack and this song 'd just ended, his eyes kinda teary.
"I never want you to forget /that/. Make it my funeral song if it helps."
If that's not a reason to vote, I don't know what is.
Sung by Alexander's wife, Eliza, after her husband's tragic death, at the end of the show. She tells the audience that instead of wasting her remaining time on tears, she will continue her husband's work to make the world a better place. By her death at the age of 97 (wow), she had spoken out against slavery, funded the Washington Monument, and founded the 1st private orphanage in NYC. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and it's all true. She was an incredible woman, and this song is so, SO moving. Lin Manuel Miranda is a genius.
This song is full of emotion! This isn't the only great song from the musical! I suggest listening the entire musical!
I love this song so much as well as the whole musical even though it always brings me to tears!
Sure, other Hamilton songs are better, but this song is AMAZING - growlbunnyV 3 Comments
Rent is my favorite! I learn this song in two days and I sing it every where I go. My best friends even know the lyrics because I sing it so much!
I convinced my friends to sing this song at the lunch table with me. That was fun. This song rocks.
A fun jam, love to sing it with friends.
Great sing along
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