5 Favorites #87: 5 Favorite Musical Numbers

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles.

Some of the most sensational and fun scenes in film history have been centered on elaborate musical numbers. Which are your favorite?

What are your 5 Favorite musical numbers?


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  1. 1. Puttin’ on the Ritz from “Blue Skies” (1946)
    2. Moses Supposes from “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)
    3. Good to Mama from “Chicago” (2002)
    4. Well Did You Evah? from “High Society” (1956)
    5. Chattanooga Choo Choo from “Sun Valley Serenade” (1941)

  2. Since everyone’s going with live action films, I’ll give a shout to two of my favorite musical numbers from animated movies (and because I don’t have time to dig in and find my other choices).

    Heaven’s Light/Hellfire – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Circle of Life – The Lion King

  3. Singin’ in the Rain – Singin in the Rain
    Shall We Dance – King and I
    Maybe this Time – Cabaret
    Before the Parade Passes By – Hello Dolly
    We’re a Couple of Swells – Easter Parade

  4. This is impossible to narrow down. I’ll limit it to song and dance numbers, but must give recognition to two great ballet sequences from An American in Paris and The Red Shoes

    1. Singin’ in the Rain, Singin’ in the Rain
    2. America, West Side Story
    3. Do Re Mi, The Sound of Music
    4. Money, Cabaret
    5. Chim Chim Cheree/Step in Time, Mary Poppins

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