Most Powerful and Emotionally-Charged Songs from Musicals

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The Top Ten

1 The Beauty Underneath - Love Never Dies

Yes! Nobody ever talks about Love Never Dies! Erik finally finds somebody who's interested in what he is, and calls Gustave beautiful at one point, and it's one of my absolute favorite songs from Love Never Dies.

Had to crown "The Beauty Underneath" The lyrics, the vocals, the music... - Britgirl

HAVE YOU EVER YEARNED TO GO PAST THE WORLD YOU THINK YOU KNOW BEEN ENTHRALLED TO THE CALL OF THE BEAUTY UNDERNEATH THIS SONG IS SO AMAZING AND THE ELECTRIC GUITAR AT THE BEGINNING OMIGOSH

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2 The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera

The duet between The Phantom and Christine... You can't tell me this doesn't snatch your heart... - Britgirl

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3 A Little Fall of Rain - Les Misèrables

I vote for this one. I love this song. And the moment in the movie is amazing. - keyson

The duet between dying Eponine and the love of her life, Marius. So emotioanal. - Britgirl

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4 Gethsemane - Jesus Christ Superstar UListen to Sample
5 Memory - Cats

Oh, I love this list! But I love more the creator of it! - keyson

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6 Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Evita UListen to Sample
7 Bring Him Home - Les Misèrables UListen to Sample
8 Love Never Dies - Love Never Dies

Christine's very last song... - Britgirl

9 As If We Never Said Goodbye - Sunset Boulevard UListen to Sample
10 Burn - Hamilton

Philippa so's performance of this song is outstanding.

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The Contenders

11 I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables UListen to Sample
12 Beneath a Moonless Sky - Love Never Dies UListen to Sample
13 Final Lair - The Phantom of the Opera

The final scene in Phantom. The most emotional lines: Christine- "The tears I might have shed for your dark fate, grow cold and turn to tears of hate! " Raoul- "Christine, forgive me, please forgive me! I did it all for you and all for nothing! " Christine- "You deceived me! I gave my mind blindly! " Christine- "Pitiful creature of darkness, what kind of life have you known? God give me courage to show you, you are not alone! " Phantom- "Christine, I love you..." Phantom- "You alone can make my song take flight! It's over now the music of the night! " - lesmispoto

14 Cabaret - Cabaret UListen to Sample
15 Out There - The Hunchback of Notre Dame UListen to Sample
16 Epilogue (Finale) - Les Miserables

The end of the show. The part that always gets me is the Do You Hear The People Sing reprise. - lesmispoto

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17 Down Once More - Phantom of the Opera UListen to Sample
18 Those You've Known - Spring Awakening UListen to Sample
19 Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Phantom of the Opera

Christine's voice is packed so full of emotion, how does one NOT get shivers when she sings "Why can't the past just die? " and then when the Phantom begins to sing to her afterward just gives me even more chills. It's an amazing song, and I can't believe it's not higher on this list!

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20 Close Every Door - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat UListen to Sample
21 The Music of the Night - The Phantom of the Opera UListen to Sample
22 Wait For It - Hamilton UListen to Sample
23 Pity the Child - Chess UListen to Sample
24 I'm Here - The Color Purple UListen to Sample
25 The Impossible Dream - Man of La Mancha UListen to Sample
26 Alone in the Universe - Seussical UListen to Sample
27 Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind - Spring Awakening UListen to Sample
28 Seasons of Love - Rent

LIKE if you sang this song in choir/Chorus class in high school!

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