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Top Ten Best Movie Musical Soundtracks

Updated on April 12, 2013

Ten Best Movie Musical Soundtracks

I've always been a big fan of musicals most especially if it is topped with a cool music soundtrack which I'm sure you're curious about what makes into my list. These original movie soundtrack are in random order thus I never get tired of listening all over again.

All of the soundtracks listed are based on the films original soundtracks were made to your listening pleasures. You shouldn't miss this one!

Songs from your Favorite Movie Musical

Relive the memories all over again...

#1: Grease (1978)

The original high school musical is back!

How can I forget the ever catchy movie musical Grease upon its first release in June 16, 1978 everyone go crazy for it. This movie musical was set in California in the 50's about teenage love affair of the greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Australian Sandy Olsson who fell in love one summer. They spend time at the beach, but when they go back to school, what either of them don't know is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black-jacket greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny at the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together.

Grease Movie

(John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John)

Poster Print (11x17)

Grease Movie Trailer

Grease Movie Collectibles on Amazon

Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack) on Amazon

Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

20th Anniversary Edition of the hit soundtrack featuring all 24 of the original audio tracks, including the hits 'Grease', 'Summer Nights', 'Greased Lightnin'', 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' & 'You're The One That I Want'. 1998 Polydor reissue of the original 1978 album.


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#2: Footloose (1984)

One kid. One town. One chance.

Classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. and a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy. (excerpt from IMDb)

Footloose Poster Print,

24x36 Poster Print

Footloose Trailer

Footloose Movie Collectibles on Amazon

Footloose: Original Motion Soundtrack on Amazon

Footloose: Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture
Footloose: Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture

Customer's Review

Wow, does this music bring back great memories! I loved the movie then and I love it now...what really makes it sparkle is the music that accompanies it. The soundtrack king of the 80's, Kenny Loggins is at his best on the title track, "Footloose," and almost tops it on "I'm Free." Throw in a little Deniece Williams, Bonnie Tyler, Sammy Hagar, and Shalamar, and you have a recipe for 80's greatness!


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#3: Phantom of the Opera

The classic musical comes to the big screen for the first time.

The classic story begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives the lead soprano crazy so she and her friend leave. The girl is able to sing lead one night but the soprano doesn't want her show stolen so she comes back. The ghost demands they keep giving his protégé lead roles. Meanwhile, His pupil falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny, but the Phantom is in love with Christine, his student. The Phantom is outraged by their love and kidnaps Christine to be his eternal bride. Will Raoul, the Vicomte, be able to stop this dastardly plan? (excerpt from

The Phantom of the Opera Poster Movie B


Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson

Phantom of the Opera Trailer

Phantom of the Opera Movie Collectibles on Amazon

The Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack on Amazon

The Phantom of the Opera (2004 Movie Soundtrack)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004 Movie Soundtrack)

This CD was fantastic! It sounded great and was at least as good as when I heard it live on Broadway. It draws emotions and could not have left me more satisfied.


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#4: Across the Universe (2004)

Within the lyrics of the world's most famous songs, lives a story that has never been told. Until now.

If you're into the music of Beatles, I'm sure you'll gonna love this movie musical drama! Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.

Across the Universe Movie (Strawberry)

Poster Print

Across the Universe

Across the Universe Soundtrack on Amazon

Across The Universe
Across The Universe

Across the Universe is my favorite movie, mostly for the music, but also for the plot and characters. Of course I could not resist buying the CD.


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#5 Chicago (2002)

It's Just A Noisy Hall Where There's A Nightly Brawl...and All That Jazz

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (excerpt from

Chicago Poster Movie


Chicago Trailer

Download Chicago

Chicago (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) are already on iTunes. Press play to listen to the tracks. You may also purchase and download them onto your iPods directly by clicking on the song titles.

Chicago - Music From The Miramax Motion Picture
Chicago - Music From The Miramax Motion Picture

The music is catchy and good but nothing super. Movie was good but most of the songs are depressing and nothing makes me want to go back over and over.


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#6: Mamma Mia! (2008)

Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.

Mamma Mia! Movie Poster

27 x 40

Mamma Mia! Movie Trailer

Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack on Amazon

Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack
Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack

I saw the movie the day it opened. The cast had so much fun with the music. If you like Abba it's icing on the cake.


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#7: Hairspray (2007)

When you follow your own beat, the world will follow you.

Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the Corny Collins show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do!

Hairspray Movie

(Group Collage) Poster Print

24 x 36

Hairspray Movie Trailer

Hairspray: Soundtrack To The Motion Picture on Amazon

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#8: Dreamgirls (2006)

All you have to do is dream.

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

Dreamgirls Movie Poster

27 x 40

Dreamgirls Movie Trailer

Dreamgirls: Music From The Motion Picture on Amazon

Dreamgirls: Music From The Motion Picture [2-CD Deluxe Edition]
Dreamgirls: Music From The Motion Picture [2-CD Deluxe Edition]

The entire cast provides great vocals but the stand outs are Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, and the under utilized Annika Noni Rose.


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#9: High School Musical (2006)

Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Years Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen, Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother, Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. After seeing that Troy and Gabriella sad about not talking, they soon support their choices and let them "break free".

High School Musical Movie

(Group Jumping) Poster Print


High School Musical Movie Trailer

High School Musical Soundtrack on Amazon

High School Musical [2 CD Special Edition]
High School Musical [2 CD Special Edition]

This is such a fun musical. Disney did a great job with this one. All my teen students love it, as well and my neices and nephews.


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#10: Moulin Rouge! (2001)

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine...

Moulin Rouge Poster


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Moulin Rouge! Movie Trailer

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      6 years ago

      What a great lens... You hit in my opinion some of the best musicals ...Again you've done a wonderful job. Make it a GREAT day!


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