115 Songs To Put On Your Broadway Playlist To Get You Into Musical Theatre
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115 Songs To Put On Your Broadway Playlist To Get You Into Musical Theatre

Sure you've heard of Hamilton, but have you listened to In the Heights yet?

115 Songs To Put On Your Broadway Playlist To Get You Into Musical Theatre
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Some of the best songs in existence have come from or have been adapted for musical theatre.

If you're just getting started in theatre and are looking to learn the basics, these are the must-have songs to add to your playlist.

1. Revolting Children - Matilda the Musical

2. The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera

3. Think of Me - The Phantom of the Opera

4. Candy Store - Heathers

5. Seasons of Love - RENT

6. Out Tonight - RENT

7. Take Me or Leave Me - RENT

8. There are Worse Things I could Do - Grease

9. We Go Together - Grease

10. You're the One that I Want - Grease

11. Breaking Free - High School Musical

12. Bop to the Top - High School Musical

13. Fabulous - High School Musical 2

14. Bet On It - High School Musical 2

15. I've Heard It Both Ways - Psych: The Musical

16. Jamaican Inspector - Psych: The Musical

17. Benny's Dispatch - In the Heights

18. No Me Diga - In the Heights

19. The Club - In the Heights

20. Carnaval Del Barrio - In the Heights

21. Lay All Your Love On Me - Mamma Mia!

22. Dancing Queen - Mamma Mia!

23. Mamma Mia! - Mamma Mia!

24. Honey, Honey - Mamma Mia!

25. Cards - American Psycho

26. You are What you Wear - American Psycho

27. Clean - American Psycho

28. The Schuyler Sisters - Hamilton

29. Satisfied - Hamilton

30. Wait for It - Hamilton

31. Non-Stop - Hamilton

32. The Room Where it Happens - Hamilton

33. 96,000 - In the Heights

34. Belle - Beauty and the Beast

35. Gaston - Beauty and the Beast

36. Evermore - Beauty and the Beast

37. Once Upon a December - Anastasia

38. Learn to Do It - Anastasia

39. Journey to the Past - Anastasia

40. In a Crowd of Thousands - Anastasia

41. What is This Feeling - Wicked

42. Popular - Wicked

43. I'm Not That Girl - Wicked

44. Defying Gravity - Wicked

45. For Good - Wicked

46. No Good Deed - Wicked

47. Circle of Life - The Lion King

48. I Just Can't Wait to be King - The Lion King

49. America - West Side Story

50. Tonight - West Side Story

51. Footloose - Footloose

52. Into the Woods - Into the Woods

53. It Takes Two - Into the Woods

54. Giants in the Sky - Into the Woods

55. Agony - Into the Woods

56. No One is Alone - Into the Woods

57. I'd Do Anything - Oliver!

58. That's Your Funeral - Oliver!

59. Consider Yourself - Oliver!

60. NYC - Annie

61. The Hard-Knock Life - Annie

62. Easy Street - Annie

63. Cell Block Tango - Chicago

64. We Both Reached for the Gun - Chicago

65. All That Jazz - Chicago

66. I Could've Danced All Night - My Fair Lady

67. Goodnight My Someone - The Music Man

68. Gary, Indiana - The Music Man

69. Friend Like Me - Aladdin

70. Prince Ali - Aladdin

71. A Whole New World - Aladdin

72. Impossible - Cinderella

73. Love is an Open Door - Frozen

74. Let it Go - Frozen

75. Fixer Upper - Frozen

76. Omigod You Guys - Legally Blonde

77. Whipped into Shape - Legally Blonde

78. So Much Better - Legally Blonde

79. Bend and Snap - Legally Blonde

80. Anything Goes - Anything Goes

81. Candy Store - Heathers: The Musical

82. Freeze Your Brain - Heathers: The Musical

83. Dead Girl Walking - Heathers: The Musical

84. Waving Through a Window - Dear Evan Hansen

85. You Matter to Me - Waitress

86. One Day More - Les Miserables

87. On My Own - Les Miserables

88. I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables

89. Turn it Off - The Book of Mormon

90. Hello! - The Book of Mormon

91. Sherry - Jersey Boys

92. Beggin' - Jersey Boys

93. Rag Doll - Jersey Boys

94. Don't Rain on my Parade - Funny Girl

95. Funny Girl - Funny Girl

96. Run and Tell That - Hairspray

97. Seize the Day - Newsies

98. King of New York - Newsies

99. When I Grow Up - Matilda the Musical

100. You and Me (But Mostly Me) - The Book of Mormon

101. Stars - Les Miserables

102. Stick it to the Man - School of Rock: The Musical

103. You're in the Band - School of Rock: The Musical

104. The Nicest Kids in Town - Hairspray

105. I Sing the Body Electric - FAME

106. Out Here on my Own - FAME

107. FAME - FAME

108. Elephant Love Medley - Moulin Rouge

109. Come What May - Moulin Rouge

110. More than Words - Rock of Ages

111. We're Not Gonna Take It - Rock of Ages

112. Wanted Dead or Alive - Rock of Ages

113. I Wanna be in the Band - Hi-Tops

114. Fads - Hi-Tops

115. Don't Think about the Consequences - Hi-Tops

While I'm sure I've missed many amazing Broadway hits, these will get your foot in the door. Check them out and start discovering your own favorites!

For these songs and more, check out my musical theatre Spotify playlist here.

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