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BBC Radio 2 has unveiled the highest 20 musical numbers of all time.

Popping out prime is hit musical Les Misérables, who clinched the highest two spots with “One Day Extra” and “Deliver Him Residence”. Different reveals within the prime 5 are The Wizard of Oz and Depraved, in addition to film musical The Biggest Showman.

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The preliminary longlist was created by an esteemed panel of musicals consultants, together with musical theatre actor Marisha Wallace, Baz Bamigboye (Day by day Mail), Sita McIntosh (WhatsOnStage), and Elaine Paige – which was whittled all the way down to a prime twenty.

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The complete prime twenty is made up of:

1. “One Day Extra” (Les Misérables) 2. “Deliver Him Residence” (Les Misérables) 3. “Defying Gravity” (Depraved) 4. “This Is Me” (The Biggest Showman) 5. “Over The Rainbow” (The Wizard Of Oz) 6. “Singin’ In The Rain” (Singin’ In The Rain) 7. “The Circle Of Life” (The Lion King) 8. “Do not Cry For Me Argentina” (Evita) 9. “Someplace” (West Facet Story) 10. “America” (West Facet Story) 11. “Reminiscence” (Cats) 12. “You Cannot Cease The Beat” (Hairspray) 13. “Summertime” (Porgy and Bess) 14. “Alexander Hamilton” (Hamilton) 15. “All That Jazz” (Chicago) 16. “Gethsemane” (Jesus Christ Famous person) 17. “You Will Be Discovered” (Pricey Evan Hansen) 18. “The Room The place It Occurs” (Hamilton) 19. “Ship In The Clowns” (A Little Evening Music) 20. “Seasons Of Love” (Hire)

You may hearken to latest variations of the highest two under:

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Alfie Boe – who has performed the function of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables – stated: “My goodness, that is wonderful. Thanks to everybody who voted for Les Mis on this fantastic Radio 2 chart. It is so particular to me to be part of the present and to everybody who’s ever labored on it. The music won’t ever die, the story is so robust, the characters are distinctive. Valjean is so near my coronary heart and it is an honour to play him on this fantastic piece of music.

””One Day Extra” might be one of many largest highlights of the present and it resonates to all people who sings it on stage as a unified piece of music; and in at the moment that we’re dwelling throughout this pandemic we’re unified as a nation, we’re unified as a world, we’re adapting as a world, we’re adapting as human beings, and this music resonates a lot with the current scenario that we’re in. Hopefully we’ll see theatres again open actually quickly and we’ll all be capable of take pleasure in reside music, reside performances as soon as once more.”

Paige stated: “I hope my “Elaine Paige on Sunday” listeners loved as we speak’s countdown. What an honour to current such an iconic listing of basic songs. I am certain, like me, you possibly can’t wait to return to the theatre to see the magic of musicals reside as soon as once more!”

Tonight, Radio 2 will probably be broadcasting Musicals: The Biggest Present, a particular live performance from 7pm. The live performance will probably be broadcast on BBC One subsequent weekend, on Sunday at 7.40pm GMT.

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