The All-time Greatest Song from a Musical – The Countdown

The All-time Greatest Song from a Musical – The Countdown

As part of ‘Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals’ Elaine Paige counted down the top 20 all-time greatest songs from a musical, as voted for by the Radio 2 listeners. Some of the most loved songs from the last 100 years of musical theatre, ranging from heart-wrenching ballads and classic torch songs to flamboyant dance favourites and show-stopping chorus numbers. Its time to reveal Radio 2’s greatest show song of all time!

20.  Seasons of Love from Rent 

19.  Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music

18.  The Room Where It Happens from Hamilton

17.  You Will Be Found  from Dear Evan Hansen

16.  Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar

15.  All That Jazz from Chicago

14.  Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton

13.  Summertime from Porgy and Bess 

12.  You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray

11. Memory from Cats

10. America from West Side Story

9. Somewhere from West Side Story

8. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from Evita

7. Circle of Life from The Lion King

6. Singin’ In The Rain from Singin’ In The Rain

5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz 

4. This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

3. Defying Gravity from Wicked

2. Bring Him Home from Les Misérables

1. One Day More from Les Misérables