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Best Musical Number in a Movie

Vote for which is best or comment with your choice.

by Anonymousreply 39June 23, 2022 7:08 AM

No love for Julie up in the Alps singing "The Sound of Music"?

by Anonymousreply 1June 19, 2022 6:28 AM

Meryl, "The Winner Takes It All"

by Anonymousreply 2June 19, 2022 6:29 AM

Liza for "Mein Heir", plus amazing choreography.

by Anonymousreply 3June 19, 2022 6:32 AM

Judy and Liza should be the winners.

by Anonymousreply 4June 19, 2022 6:43 AM

Hindi Sad Diamonds

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by Anonymousreply 5June 19, 2022 7:24 AM

No one should vote unless they've watched and are familiar with all the numbers listed by OP.

by Anonymousreply 6June 19, 2022 8:32 AM

Where’s Singin’ in the Rain ?

by Anonymousreply 7June 19, 2022 8:34 AM

It's HEARTS, not diamonds you fool!

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by Anonymousreply 8June 19, 2022 9:52 AM

Nothing beats 'The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti hat'. Let Freudians make of it what they will.

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by Anonymousreply 9June 19, 2022 12:09 PM

This is the correct answer

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by Anonymousreply 10June 20, 2022 2:25 PM

THIS is the correct answer:

by Anonymousreply 11June 20, 2022 2:30 PM

ONLY those ten choices. You may have NO others. ONLY THOSE TEN COUNT!!!

by Anonymousreply 12June 20, 2022 2:31 PM


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by Anonymousreply 13June 20, 2022 2:31 PM

This one recently grabbed hold of the number one spot.

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by Anonymousreply 14June 22, 2022 1:30 AM

You're all kidding, right?

Here's the best.

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by Anonymousreply 15June 22, 2022 1:31 AM

It's so beautiful the way it advances the film plot.

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by Anonymousreply 16June 22, 2022 2:19 AM

The Trolley Song The Man That Got Away

by Anonymousreply 17June 22, 2022 2:50 AM

Judy Garland - “The Trolley Song” - “Meet Me in St. Louis”

Louis Jourdan - “Gigi” - “Gigi”

Gene Kelly - “Singin’ in the Rain” - “Singin’ in the Rain”

Robert Preston - “Trouble” -“The Music Man”

Paul Robeson - “Ol’ Man River” - “Show Boat”

Julie Andrews - “Do Re Mi” - “The Sound of Music”

Deborah Kerr/Marni Nixon - “Shall We Dance” - “The King and I”

Mitzi Gaynor - “Wonderful Guy” - “South Pacific”

by Anonymousreply 18June 22, 2022 2:55 AM

“I Can’t Do It Alone” isn’t even the best Catherine Zeta-Jones number in Chicago. “All That Jazz” is a better showcase for her, and “Cell Block Tango” is the movie’s showstopper, even though the eternally young Miss Zeta-Jones doesn’t dominate.

And I don’t think “Hindi Sad Diamonds” is the best, but I’m glad R5 mentioned it. It is a fantastic number.

by Anonymousreply 19June 22, 2022 3:05 AM

Donna Summer "Last Dance"

by Anonymousreply 20June 22, 2022 3:27 AM

Diana Ross "Home" & "Don't Explain"

by Anonymousreply 21June 22, 2022 3:32 AM

The Polka Dot Polka

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by Anonymousreply 22June 22, 2022 3:33 AM

Maybe this time is dramatic and advanced the story- cabaret is perhaps the best movie musical ever. But Liza’s voice (for me) is kind of ugly- she goes a half note flat within a a wide vibrato- and pushes rather than soars.like her mother and Streisand. Great sound pours and flows out of Judy and Barbra. Liza!s a great performer without a great voice, although she carries herself as though she has a great voice. That’s what she has not had a successful recording career. She is a performer, like Merman, but not a great singer. Judy and Barbra’s voices and artistry are for the ages.

by Anonymousreply 23June 22, 2022 3:55 AM


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by Anonymousreply 24June 22, 2022 3:59 AM

Who forgot Bette Midler’s “Stay with Me Baby” in The Rose - absolutely gut wrenching ( of the ten offered, Liza doing “Maybe This Time” 👍👍👍👍. These are two of the BEST !

by Anonymousreply 25June 22, 2022 4:03 AM

Sorry for your poor choices. Here it is, the dream of every queen.

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by Anonymousreply 26June 22, 2022 4:15 AM

For me, it's Whitney singing Dolly's song "I Will Always Love You"

But I voted for Judy's Rainbow in WoO -- they originally were going to cut that song out of the movie! But thankfully, they changed their minds.

by Anonymousreply 27June 22, 2022 4:16 AM

This is it.

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by Anonymousreply 28June 22, 2022 4:20 AM

What’s the main criteria OP? Since we are discussing films, if you’re scoring primarily on jaw-dripping visualization and camera-work then Don’t Rain On My Parade is hard to top - it seems much less impressive now in the age of CGI, computer controlled steadi-cams and drones but the train & tugboat shots were done with a just a helicopter, an incredibly skilled camera operator and an army of people getting everting in exactly the right place at exactly the right moment.

If choreography and a supreme sense of effortless perfection are most important, then I’d go with Kelly’s Singin’ In the Rain.

If the vocal performance & emotion are paramount then I’d vote for “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”

by Anonymousreply 29June 22, 2022 4:29 AM

Marilyn Miller in the Wild Rose number in [italic] Sally [/italic].

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by Anonymousreply 30June 22, 2022 4:37 AM

I’ve always loved this number.

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by Anonymousreply 31June 22, 2022 4:45 AM

Oy, Tropical Nights- my case closed… had no idea how bad it got- and Whitney’s version of Always Love you is like being hit over the head with a hammer, repeatedly. Pipes without musicianship display 1. Dolly’s version much better.

by Anonymousreply 32June 22, 2022 5:16 AM

Geez. Flamers flamers flamers. I like cool ROCK

by Anonymousreply 33June 22, 2022 5:20 AM

Effie big number in Dreamgirls. And I am telling you..

by Anonymousreply 34June 22, 2022 5:25 AM

The Greatest Showman - This Is Me

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by Anonymousreply 35June 22, 2022 5:30 AM

No love for the queen ?

Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

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by Anonymousreply 36June 22, 2022 5:35 AM

Today, June 22, marks the 53rd anniversary of the most tragic event in homosexual history, if not in all of world history.

Millions have never recovered.

by Anonymousreply 37June 22, 2022 7:05 AM

from Abbott & Costello's Buck Privates

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by Anonymousreply 38June 22, 2022 2:39 PM

One of the best dance scenes.

"Dancing in the Dark" from The Band Wagon

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by Anonymousreply 39June 23, 2022 7:08 AM
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