Best Musical Songs of All Time

What do lip syncing and musicals have in common? Show tunes! We’ve been talking a lot about our lip sync battle lately, but lip sync performances are really just musicals without the live singing. Some of our Out of Sync performers might be repurposing these musical numbers for their performance, so get familiar with our list of the best musical songs of all time.

 


Seasons of Love – Rent
Thanks to the lyrics from “Seasons of Love” in the jam-packed musical Rent, it was easy to memorize how many minutes there are in a year. The song is so powerful, all the cast needed to do was stand in a line and sing to make a great opening scene.

 


Defying Gravity – Wicked
“Defying Gravity” from the iconic broadway musical, Wicked, is the shows best known ballad with all the impressive high notes a song could ever need. Although Elphaba did it best, Glee did a version of the song too.

 


My Favourite Things – The Sound of Music
It wouldn’t be a list of best musical songs without Julie Andrews! The Sound of Music features a lot of songs that make the cut, but “My Favourite Things” takes the top spot for its poetic lyrics and charming scene.

 


I Feel Pretty – West Side Story
Even if you haven’t seen West Side Story, you probably still know the words to “I Feel Pretty”. It doesn’t just live in the film, the song has appeared in an episode of Friends and even Saturday Night Live.

 


You Can’t Stop the Beat – Hairspray
Just because it’s not the original version of the musical Hairspray, doesn’t mean it can’t make the list! “You Can’t Stop the Beat” features an impressive roster of artists and is one of the most memorable scenes from the 2013 version of Hairspray.

 

Now that you’re ready to sing along to some show tunes, grab your tickets for Out of Sync and enjoy the show – your favourite musical song just might be featured!