Moods of Broadway

Empowering Songs

Sometimes you need one of those songs that make that pile of homework look slightly less daunting. These five great Broadway songs are perfect for when you want to feel unbeatable and empowered.

1. “Defying Gravity” – Wicked

2. “What You Own” – RENT

3. “So Much Better” – Legally Blonde, the Musical

4. “The World Will Know” – Newsies

5. “Goodbye” – Catch Me if You Can

Emotional Songs

Where would Broadway be without the songs that tug on your heartstrings? Here are five gut-wrenching, tear-inducing songs from the stage. 

1. “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” – Les Misérables

2. “Hold Me in Your Heart” – Kinky Boots

3. “You’ll Be in My Heart” – Tarzan, the Musical

4. “Will I?” – RENT

5. “Lifeboat” – Heathers, the Musical

Love Songs

Everyone loves a good love song every once in awhile. These are some great songs from Broadway’s varied array of love songs.

1. “She’s in Love” – The Little Mermaid

2. “Love While You Can” – If/Then

3. “It’s De-lovely” – Anything Goes

4. “All I Ask of You” – Phantom of the Opera

5. “Suddenly, Seymour” – Little Shop of Horrors

Classic Songs

When listening to Broadway, you can’t forget the classics. These tried and true songs have become some of the most well known across the years.

1. “I Feel Pretty” – West Side Story

2. “My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music

3. “Phantom of the Opera” – Phantom of the Opera

4. “Don’t Rain on My Parade” — Funny Girl

5. “Anything You Can Do” – Annie Get Your Gun

“Character” Songs

Characters lie at the heart of musicals. Some of the most unforgettable Broadway songs are those driven by their characters, such as the five below.

1. “Cell Block Tango” – Chicago (content warning, murder)

2. “Over the Moon” – RENT

3. “Morning Person” – Shrek, the Musical

4. “Loud” – Matilda, the Musical

5. “There! Right There! (Gay or European?)” – Legally Blonde, the Musical

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