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Musical Theatre Songs That Make Me Cry

If you know me, you know that I cry at the drop of a hat, especially during a musical.


The other day, I was watching my favourite performance of Wheels Of A Dream from Ragtime, and started to think:


What are my favourite tear-jerker songs in musicals?


And so, I decided to share a top ten, in no particular order:


Wheels Of A Dream from Ragtime


And here is a link to the performance mentioned above:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wdSlIyhv1I

Seriously, one of the best things you'll ever see.


Everything I Know from In The Heights


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_W48LYQqCM


I’ll Cover You Reprise from Rent


We all know and love the movie version, but THIS was something special.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=341_3QvFd_4


You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3JaPxZ-6Bk


Days and Days from Fun Home


Featuring the late great Rebecca Luker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcAqCMCohto


Edelweiss from The Sound of Music


This might actually be the first showtune I ever cried during.

I have so many fond memories of watching this movie with my grandparents growing up.

Of course, this scene where the Captain shares a tender moment with his children is touching, but the real tears come when it's reprised in the second act:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6-P3pFhmQI

Today, the world lost legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and while he was so much more than Captain Von Trapp, I spent a lot of time today watching these beautiful scenes.

May he rest in peace, and may his legacy live on in the art he left behind.


For Good from Wicked


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGqDlHSMfxk


I Will Never Leave You from SideShow


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrvCdCbizW4


Time Heals Everything from Mack and Mabel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MHxPuWld5o


Literally All Of Waitress


I tried really pick one song from Waitress, but I honestly cried all the way through this show both times I saw it, so...


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