Tuesday Tunes: My Favorite Songs from Musicals

Grab your headphones and turn up the volume. Today I’m sharing a new Tuesday Tunes playlist featuring my favorite songs from musicals!

Last week I went to see The Greatest Showman! Have you seen it? If not, you need to go immediately after reading this post. Anywho, for the past week, I’ve been listening to the soundtrack on repeat. This made me realize I’ve never shared a playlist of my favorite songs from musicals.

A playlist of my favorite songs from musicals | Inspired by Charm

It probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that I’m a big fan of musical theater. Back in college a friend and I went to New York City for spring break and saw several different shows. Nowadays whenever I’m in NYC and have the time, I head to Broadway to see a new show. I’m especially excited to be in Pittsburgh this year because a number of musicals are coming to town in the next few months: Rent, Wicked, The Waitress, Aladdin,. . . The list goes on.

While it’s hard to compare, Wicked may forever go down as my favorite musical. Not only do I love anything related to the Wizard of Oz, but Wicked was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I sat in the front row so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Inspired by the soundtrack from The Greatest Showman, my love for musical theater, and Ben Platt’s Grammy performance, these are my favorite songs from musicals.

A playlist of my favorite songs from musicals | Inspired by Charm

Whether you recognize the music, share a love for the theater, or just want to listen to moving stories told through song, this playlist is for you. You can use the player below to listen or find the playlist on Spotify by clicking here.

As you know, I love sharing playlists with you. If you’d like, you’re welcome to follow along with all of my playlists directly on Spotify by clicking here.

Are you also a fan of musical theater? What’s your favorite show or song? What new musicals are must-sees? Let me know in the comments below.


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  • Maureen at


    So glad you saw “The Greatest Showman.” It is awesome and we had to have the soundtrack as well. One musical that I enjoy is “The Book of Mormon.” If you enjoy the humor of South Park then you might enjoy this as well. I am LDS and enjoy the irreverence of the show. Hasadiga Ibowai is, unfortunately, the catchiest tune and the Hello song is my favorite. All on YouTube of course. Hope you enjoy!


  • melissa at

    wicked, for sure!!! “For Good” brings me to tears every time!!!! i wish i knew i was seeing a moment in theatre history when i saw wicked in sf with those unknown names (to me), chinoweth and menzel. Les Miserable is also another favorite. aaahhh…love this tuesday tunes!!! thanks for this yumminess before bedtime. sweet dreams await! <3

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  • Kelly at

    I <3 Wicked too. I read the book year before it became the musical, and got to see it in previews with the original cast in 2003. I had no idea at the time how amazing that was. I only knew Joel Grey because I was a huge Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan at the time. Too bad camera phones weren't really a thing yet.

  • liz n. at

    “Bring Him Home,” especially as sung by Colm Wilkinson, gets me every time.

    “Cellblock Tango,” “Take Me or Leave Me,” and “Bali Hai” are eternal faves.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Some of these are new to me. I will definitely give them a listen! Thanks for sharing, Liz.

      xo Michael

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