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The All-time Greatest Song from a Musical - The Countdown.

As part of 'Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals' Elaine counts down the top 20 all-time greatest songs from a musical, as voted for by the Radio 2 listeners.

As part of 'Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals' Elaine counts down the top 20 all-time greatest songs from a musical, as voted for by the Radio 2 listeners. Expect to hear some of the most loved songs from the last 100 years of musical theatre, ranging from heart-wrenching ballads and classic torch songs to flamboyant dance favourites and show-stopping chorus numbers. We'll hear from some of the composers and lyricists behind the songs, and from some of the performers who brought them to life on stage and screen. You voted, we counted them, and now its time to reveal Radio 2's greatest show song of all time!

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • The Company of Rent

    Seasons Of Love

    • Rent: The Musical.
    • Dreamworks Records.
    • 2.
  • Judi Dench

    Send In The Clowns

    • A Little Night Music: 1995 National Theatre Cast Recording.
    • Tring International.
    • 18.
  • Leslie Odom, Jr.

    CLICK BOOM!

    • Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording.
    • Altantic.
    • 5.
  • Ben Platt

    You Will Be Found

    • Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
    • Atlantic Records.
    • 8.
  • Paul Nicholas

    Gethsemane

    • Jesus Christ Superstar (Original London Cast Recording).
    • MCA Records.
    • 7.
  • Ute Lemper & The Company Of Chicago

    All That Jazz

    • Chicago The Musical: 1997 London Cast Recording.
    • Masterworks Broadway.
    • 2.
  • Leslie Odom, Jr.

    Alexander Hamilton

    • Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
    • Atlantic Records.
    • 1.
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    • Melodies Of Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley, John Travolta & Queen Latifah

    You Can't Stop The Beat

    • Hairspray.
    • Universal Music Operations Ltd.
    • 16.
  • Elaine Paige

    Memory

    • The Very Best Of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
    • Polydor.
  • Rita Moreno, George Chakiris & The Sharks & Girls

    America

    • West Side Story: The Original Motion Picture Sound Track Recording.
    • Columbia.
    • 6.
  • Jimmy Bryant & Marni Nixon

    Somewhere

    • West Side Story: Original Soundtrack Recording.
    • CBS.
    • 14.
  • Elaine Paige

    Don't Cry For Me Argentina

  • Carmen Twillie & Lebo M

    Circle Of Life

    • The Lion King (1994 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Walt Disney Records.
    • 1.
  • Gene Kelly

    Singin' in the Rain

    • Musical Wonderland (Various Artists).
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Judy Garland

    Over the Rainbow

    Orchestra: Unnamed orchestra.
    • Musical Wonderland (Various Artists).
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Hugh Jackman & Various Artists

    The Greatest Show

    • The Greatest Showman O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Loren Allred

    Never Enough

    • The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Atlantic Records.
    • 6.
  • Hugh Jackman & The Greatest Showman Ensemble

    From Now On

    • The Greatest Showman O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Atlantic.
  • Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble

    This Is Me

    • The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Atlantic.
    • 7.
  • Members of the Cast

    No One Mourns The Wicked

    • Wicked: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
    • Decca Broadway.
    • 1.
  • Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel

    Defying Gravity

    • Wicked: Original Broadway Cast Recording.
    • Decca Broadway.
    • 11.
  • Alfie Boe

    Bring Him Home

    • Les Miserables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording).
    • First Night Records.
    • 9.
  • The 2020 Staged Concert Cast of Les Miserables

    One Day More

    • Les Miserables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording).
    • First Night Records.
    • 2.

Broadcast

  • Sun 31 Jan 2021 13:00

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