Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals

The Top Ten

1 Defying Gravity - Wicked Defying Gravity - Wicked Cover Art

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

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 wicked! The whole story is amazing but this is my favorite song. EVERYONE HAS TO SEE WICKED

2 A Little Priest - Sweeney Todd A Little Priest - Sweeney Todd Cover Art

A wonderful blend of evil and funny in one song. Taking the idea of eating people and making a joke of it. A Little Priest is a beautiful and horrible song.

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.

3 Anthem - Chess Anthem - Chess Cover Art

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.

Most moving musical number I've ever heard. It gives me more patriotic thoughts than my own national anthem!

4 One Day More - Les Miserables One Day More - Les Miserables Cover Art

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.

This is easily the best song musical theatre has to offer. It's so iconic, epic, and glorious, so I'm shocked that it's only #4.

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

5 (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.

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 was in the music man production at school and I enjoyed all the numbers! The one I enjoyed the most was Shipoopi and Wells Fargo Wagon but I did love Trouble

6 Seasons of Love - Rent Seasons of Love - Rent Cover Art

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 heartfelt

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

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.

I appreciate Andrew Lloyd Webber as a composer. This is probably one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals. There is something so majestic and mysterious this song brings. So I speak as a musician and a musical junky, this is a truly great song

8 Seventy Six Trombones - Music Man

The song that you must have heard somewhere, but you don't know where...

I was in the music man 2 years ago and I still sing “seventy six trombones in the big parade”

9 Non-Stop - Hamilton Non-Stop - Hamilton Cover Art

I saw Hamilton and just loved the music! This song is so catchy

Non-stop is one of my favorite songs and hamilton is my favorite musical I just love non-stop it gives you the one day more feel especially at the second to the last

I love Hamilton and Non-Stop is by far the best song in the show after My Shot. How is My Shot not on this list?

I don't think that that non-stop is the best song in Hamilton, but its good.

10 I Belong to Me - Elisabeth I Belong to Me - Elisabeth Cover Art

This is theone with the best message to women ever

The Contenders

11 I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables Cover Art


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.

This is a beautiful song

12 I'll Make a Man out of You - Mulan I'll Make a Man out of You - Mulan Cover Art

! 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!

I love singing this song!

13 Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story - Hamilton Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story - Hamilton Cover Art

This song kinda defines what the whole musical is about. And it's so touching. When I first saw this musical, I was like, WE HAVE TO DO THIS FOR THE SCHOOL MUSICAL EVEN THOUGH THERE'S CURSING IN IT, and I WANNA BE ELIZA WHEN I GROW UP.

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.

R.I.P Alexander Hamilton. He died so young... Eliza and angelica were full with grief. I always get emotional around the bits "But when you're gone, who remembers you're name, who keeps you're flame, who tells your story? " And "Every founding father story gets told. Every founding father get's to grow old." This emotional musical is amazing tells you about war, explores history. There will always be a place for Hamilton in my heart.

This song is full of emotion! This isn't the only great song from the musical! I suggest listening the entire musical!

14 On My Own - Les Miserables On My Own - Les Miserables Cover Art

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.

Samantha Bark's rendition of on my own made sure there was no dry eye left in the cinema when I first saw it, and every time I have seen since. Wow

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

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

If you have a high voice this song would be perfect- just don't sing it Carlotta way!

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

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!

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!

Saw this show on broadway, this was one of my favorite songs and inspired me to start singing opera! Now I take vocal lessons and sing some opera so this song is very special to me.

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

This song is just amazing!

18 He Lives in You - Lion King He Lives in You - Lion King Cover Art

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 Simba

19 It's Your Wedding Day - Wedding Singer It's Your Wedding Day - Wedding Singer Cover Art
20 Over & Done With - Sunshine on Leith Over & Done With - Sunshine on Leith Cover Art

In some ways this is Sunshine on Leith's Oom Pah Pah.

21 Epiphany - Sweeney Todd Epiphany - Sweeney Todd Cover Art

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.

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

This is one of the most beautiful songs in phantom of the opera, (although I could say that about any of them), this song has some of the most beautiful moments as well.

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.

23 Let's Get Married - Sunshine on Leith Let's Get Married - Sunshine on Leith Cover Art
24 I'm Super (Thanks for Asking) - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

I love Big Gay Al.

25 Sky Takes the Soul - Sunshine on Leith Sky Takes the Soul - Sunshine on Leith Cover Art
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