Tell Us About Your Favorite Movie Musical Songs!

It’s been awhile since we’ve done an Open Thread, and we just thought of the perfect topic to get your thoughts on! With Steven Spielberg working on a remake of West Side Story (something that seems like a misguided idea at best, and movie blasphemy at worst given how much of a classic the original is), we wanted to take this opportunity to ask you what your favorite numbers are from movie musicals. Whether it be standards from Singin’ in the Rain or Oklahoma to songs from cult favorites like The Apple, The Rocky Horror Picture Show or Hedwig and the Angry Inch, we are eager to hear about the musical tunes that touched your life…and the reasons why the did. So let us know your favorite movie musical songs below, and you’ll be putting an unforgettable melody in our heart!

  • Quiggy

    My tastes range from the simplistic toe tappers to the bizarre outre. I like “Cabaret” as sung by Liza Minelli and “All That Jazz”. But I also like “Sweet Transvestite” (from Rocky Horror) and “I Am What I Am (From the La Cage Aux Folles musical)

  • TrippyTrellis

    Written for the screen: “But the World Goes ‘Round” sung by Liza Minnelli in “New York, New York”, “How Lucky Can You Get” sung by Barbra in “Funny Lady” and just about any song from “Gigi”. From a Broadway musical: nothing compares to “Tonight” from “West Side Story”, both the duet and the quintet, and “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On the Street Were You Live” from “My Fair Lady”.

  • Marcy Nelson

    On the street where you live MY FAIR LADY I bought DVD and never get tired of watching it. Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison amazing couple amazing movie

  • mathimoor

    I like “Pore Jud is Daid” from “Oklahoma”. It has been a favorite since I was a kid and saw the musical.

  • Jim

    Anything from The King & I

  • David Alan

    Edelweiss from The Sound of Music.

  • Bernard Seto

    Definitely “I could have dance all night” from MY FAIR LADY.