The Top Ten Broadway Show Tunes Ever

Before the critics commence, as John sang once upon a time “Give Peace A Chance.” It’s hard to argue with these ten selections; however, we all have our favorites. Having worked in NYC for four years in the 80’s, I was able to see some of these performed live. For any curtain call, here goes…..

Number 10……”Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music

Number 9……”Somewhere” from West Side Story

Number 8…..”Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita 

Number 7…..”76 Trombones” from The Music Man

Number 6…..”Aquarius” from Hair

Number 5….”Tomorrow” from Annie

Number 4…..”Memory” from CATS

Number 3…..”Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma

Number 2….”The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera

And the best of them all….

Number 1….”Rag Doll” from Jersey Boys

There are so many great songs to choose from, it just becomes a matter of personal preference. I enjoyed AIDA tremendously along with the music of Elton John, but attempting to extract one song from the play was difficult. Tell me who I left out that should have been in there and which hit you would replace it with. I’ll be the first to admit the oversight!

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  1. I might disagree with Rag Doll just because it wasn’t written for Broadway, rather was a hit from the 60’s incorporated into the play. I would add Climb Every Mountain and My Favorite Things from Sound of Music. Also, Tonight from West Side Story, and Some Enchanted Evening and There is Nothing Like a Dame from South Pacific. I love singing along to show tunes!