10 Greatest Musical Songs Ever

16 Nov

After a decent discussion with another male friend, I decided to make a list of my favorite musical songs. I know this might be controversial, but leave your comments. Admittedly these are only from musicals I’ve actually seen.

1) You Can’t Stop the Beat— Hairspray

2) Carrying the Banner— Newsies 

3) Take Me Or Leave Me— Rent 

4) America— West Side Story

5) We Go Together— Grease (The first song I ever learned the words to)

6) Defying Gravity— Wicked (This song is so unbelievable live)

7) If I Were a Rich Man— Fiddler On the Roof

8) I Just Can’t Wait to Be King— Lion King

9) It’s a Hard Knock Life— Annie

10) I’ll Cover You— Rent

3 Responses to “10 Greatest Musical Songs Ever”

  1. Randee November 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Big Spender must be on the list.

  2. areyoumymoms November 17, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    It’s tough to do a comprehensive list like this…everyone has their favorites. By my count, you missed the mark by only including 2 songs from the golden age of musicals. Wicked, Rent, Lion King, and Annie are all excellent show choices. But if you’re really going to look at broadway, how can you leave out the highlight songs from Music Man (My White Knight or Marian the Librarian), Guys & Dolls (Adelaide’s Lament or Luck Be a Lady), or any of the songs from Gypsy, Funny Girl, or My Fair Lady? And if you’re going to focus on modern theater: A Little Priest (Sweeney Todd), Seasons of Love (Rent), Cell Block Tango (Chicago), or Suddenly Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors) would have been good choices.

    • floofypantsandzuccinisticks November 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      I’m just tickled pink that you included Carrying the Banner. The Newsies is such a cult favorite that more people should really be aware of!
      I’d also have to argue that if Mamma Mia! doesn’t make you get up and dance, you have no soul. (not you specifically, just people in general.)

      Anyway, well done!

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