Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals

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21 Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story - Hamilton

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 - growlbunny

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22 La Vie Boheme - Rent

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

23 Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - Les Miserables

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

So beautiful and sad. Maybe I shouldn't say this since I don't know a lot about les mis, but I disagree with all the les mis fans calling Marius a fop since he sings this incredibly moving song about his friends who died fighting for freedom.

This song IS the feels

GET THIS UP HIGHER - growlbunny

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24 I Am Changing - Dreamgirls V 1 Comment
25 For Good - Wicked

I was so blessed to go to this show, and this was one of the only songs that got to me! It was so beautifully performed and has such a great and so sweet message. This is one that you just have to listen to to understand, and I would recommend it to anybody.

This is such an amazing song and it really can make you cry! It's so beautiful and Wicked is such an amazing musical. And to be honest, I love this song more than Defying Gravity, I think it's just because it really just gets to your emotions and it's so beautiful overall!

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.

I was blessed to be able to sing this as a duet with my best friend I've known since 1st grade at my graduation. This song will always have a special place in my heart.

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26 A 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!

I can't stop crying when heard this song - this love story

Great song with so much emotions

When I grow up, it is my plan to play Eponine! This song is so sad but sweet

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27 It's Your Wedding Day - Wedding Singer
28 You Can't Stop the Beat - Hairspray

This is one of my favorite songs ever and it is constantly stuck in my head but I love it! I love singing and dancing around with it's catchy lyrics. I cannot believe it's not higher ranked

This song is so energetic and catchy! I can't believe it's not higher ranked!

It's hard to find a catchier song. One of the only songs I enjoy being stuck in my head!

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29 Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar
30 All that Jazz - Chicago

Very sexy. I've never seen the musical but I own the score. Yes, very sexy indeed. - Britgirl

A perfect opening for one of the greatest Broadway shows ever.

Love this musical! Amazing song!

This needs to be higher on the list. Best song ever.

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31 What Is This Feeling? - Wicked

Love this song! I think if it was in the most fun Broadway songs, it would be #2. (Behind Popular, of coarse. )

This is so catchy! How is it not higher?

It's so fun! Great duet. I've sang it with my older sister lol


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32 On the Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady

Most perfect song ever!

A beautiful love song. It is a pity to see how people have forgotten the grandeur of the 50s and 60s musicals... :(

33 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!

Fantastic song, even better musical

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34 Sun and Moon - Miss Saigon


35 Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King

One of the most iconic songs in Disney musical history! A true piece of art right here!

Elton made this fab.

36 Any Dream Will Do - Joseph

Simple but very uplifting! What a wonderful lyrics and melody!

37 Close Every Door - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

ALW ripped of his own song 'cause the tune of this is similar to Past the Point of No Return from Phantom of the Opera. Still an awesome song though.

38 Memory - 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

This is such an amazing song with such deep meaning. I would definitely have this as #2 or 3 in top 10. (My #1 would be Joanna from Sweeny Todd the Demin Barber of Fleet Street)

I heard Jackie Evancho sing this when she was age 9... I sure hope she sings it again now that she is older, because she'll knock it out of the park for sure.

Should be a lot higher than #40 all time, closer to the top 15 in my opinion!

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39 The Wizard and I - Wicked V 2 Comments
40 Alexander Hamilton - Hamilton

The song the entire cast sings at the beginning of the story about the main character after the main character is already dead. Is anyone else thinking The Ballad of Sweeney Todd?

Hamilton would've not been the King of Musicals without a song like Alexander Hamilton as well as the record breaking tony awards!

This song is an amazing way to start of an AMAZING musical! I love it so much!

It was even better seeing it in real life - growlbunny

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