Greatest Show Tune Ever Poll Results – Top 50 Show Tunes

Last Updated on 12th October 2018

Greatest Showtune Ever is pleased to bring to you the poll results for the Greatest Show Tune Ever.

Thousands of you nominated your favourites before a final voting list of 200 songs was produced and voting opened. What is shown below is not only the Greatest Ever Show Tune but the Top 50 Show Tunes from that vote.

Les Miserables scored a phenomenal five songs in the top 20, three of those in the top 10. Stephen Sondheim was the most listed composer with 7 songs nominated, Alain Boublil and Claude Michel-Schoenberg with 6 songs with Alan Menken and Andrew Lloyd Webber tied with 3 each.

A suprising poll result saw Le Jazz Hot from Victor/Victoria come in at number 8.

Songs from musicals were once the songs that were often re-interpreted by some of the greatest artists becoming standards around the globe. There is no doubting the fact that songs from great shows (and sometimes not so great shows) can have lasting impact on society.

So without further delay here are the Top 50 Greatest Show Tunes Ever as voted by readers.

Let us know what you think of the results in the comments section below.



The Greatest Show Tune Ever is……

1.Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)

2. Defying Gravity (Wicked)

3. One Day More (Les Miserables)

4. Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar)

5. All I Ask Of You (The Phantom Of The Opera)

6. Anthem (Chess)

7. I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)

8. Le Jazz Hot (Victor/Victoria)

9. One (A Chorus Line)

10. Seasons Of Love (Rent)

  1. This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)
  2. Crazy World (Victor/ Victoria)
  3. Do You Hear The People Sing? (Les Miserables)
  4. On My Own (Les Miserables)
  5. I Am What I Am (La Cage Aus Folles)
  6. La Vie Boheme (Rent)
  7. I’m Here (The Colour Puple)
  8. Rose’s Turn (Gypsy)
  9. Suddenly Seymour (Little Shop Of Horrors)
  10. Wait For It (Hamilton)


  1. Any Dream Will Do (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
  2. Being Alive (Company)
  3. Send In The Clowns (A Little Night Music)
  4. This Is The Moment (Jekyll and Hyde)
  5. Cell Block Tango (Chicago)
  6. Bui Doi (Miss Saigon)
  7. I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
  8. Fifty Percent (Ballroom)
  9. When I Grow Up (Matilda)
  10. Summertime (Porgy And Bess)


  1. A Musical (Something Rotten)
  2. If I Loved You (Carousel)
  3. Not A Day Goes By (Merrily We Roll Along)
  4. Cabaret (Cabaret)
  5. He’s My Boy (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)
  6. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (Dreamgirls)
  7. Don’t Rain On My Parade (Funny Girl)
  8. Hello Dolly! (Hello Dolly!)
  9. If I Were A Rich Man (Fiddler On The Roof)
  10. She Used To Be Mine (Waitress)


  1. Seize The Day (Newsies)
  2. Stop Time (Big)
  3. Losing My Mind(Follies)
  4. Somewhere That’s Green (Little Shop Of Horrors)
  5. Pulled (The Addams Family)
  6. I’m Still Here (Follies)
  7. The Lambeth Walk (Me and My Girl)
  8. Some People (Gypsy)
  9. Written In The Stars (Aida)
  10. Something Wonderful (The King and I)

Check out our poll for the Greatest Musical Ever

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