The top 100 musical showtunes – according to Spotify


The most popular showtunes in musical theatre have been revealed according to data from Spotify.

Showtunes from the likes of Wicked, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Heathers have been notching up streams.

The people over at TicketSource have analysed more than 4,000 Spotify playlists to uncover the biggest musical songs and cast recordings.

Coming out on top is Wicked’s iconic Act 1 closer Defying Gravity, beating two tracks from Heathers the Musical – Candy Store and Dead Girl Walking – to the Number 1 spot.

Also making the top ten are songs from Dear Evan Hansen (Waving Through A Window), Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton), Hairspray (You Can’t Stop The Beat), Rent (Seasons Of Love) and The Book of Mormon (Hello!).

Top 10 musical songs according to Spotify users

  1. Defying Gravity, Wicked
  2. Candy Store, Heathers
  3. Dead Girl Walking, Heathers
  4. Waving Through A Window, Dear Evan Hansen
  5. You Can’t Stop The Beat, Hairspray
  6. Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton
  7. Seasons of Love, Rent
  8. Seventeen, Heathers
  9. Popular, Wicked
  10. Hello!, The Book of Mormon

You can view the full Top 100 countdown here.

When it comes to the show’s cast recordings as a whole, Hamilton takes the top spot by some margin.

Dear Evan Hansen, Heathers, Wicked and Hairspray complete the top five according to the research – check out the full Top 10 below…

Top 10 musical soundtracks

  1. Hamilton
  2. Dear Evan Hansen
  3. Heathers
  4. Wicked
  5. Hairspray
  6. Newsies
  7. Rent
  8. The Book of Mormon
  9. Mean Girls
  10. Les Misérables

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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