Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals

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141 If I Can't Love Her - Beauty and the Beast
142 Who I'd Be - Shrek the Musical

Earlier in the story, Shrek compared ogres to onions, saying that both have layers. And that may be true, but only at "Who I'd Be" does Shrek metaphorically start to peel said layers. One layer at a time, we find out that Shrek is adventurous, thrill-seaking, and poetic. And at his center, all he wants is the happy ending that he knows he can't have. An absolutely beautiful and heart wrenching song that deserves to be on this countdown.

This song gives me chills every time. I'd say most underrated musical number ever written. People write this musical off as childish. But those who give it a chance walk away with a whole different perspective.

143 Once and for All - Newsies
144 Castle On a Cloud - Les Miserable

I like it because it is sweet and calm

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145 One Night In Bangkok - Chess
146 Up There - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.
147 Tonight - West Side Story

Great song from the music writer Lenny Bernstein. - swanning

148 Gaston - Beauty & the Beast (2017)
149 Jet Song - West Side Story

When you're a jet you're a jet all the way from you're first cigarette to your last dying day. So catchy, I just love it!

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150 Heaven on Their Minds - Jesus Christ Superstar

Carl Anderson was amazing as Judas!

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151 Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat - Guys & Dolls
152 Montage - Team America
153 La Resistance Lives On - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
154 The Hard-Knock Life - Annie

This song is so much fun! If you think your life stinks, the best way to get your feelings out is to sing a catchy song about it.

155 I Feel Pretty - West Side Story
156 Cabaret - Cabaret
157 Aquarius - Hair

Aquarius. Just... Wow!

Totally one of the greats.

158 I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady

I sang this when I got home from prom

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159 December 1963 - Jersey Boys
160 Rock Island - Music Man
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