The Best Musical Everrrrrrrrrr

By londonist_mark Last edited 161 months ago
The Best Musical Everrrrrrrrrr

We've often thought of Drowned In Sound as an indespensable source of culture, but were somewhat surprised to see their story on Radio 2's poll for the best ever stage musical. Over 400 000 people managed to get it totally wrong by coming up with the following list:

1 Les Miserables

2 The Phantom of the Opera

3 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

4 The King and I

5 Sunset Boulevard

6 Evita

7 Chess

8 The Rocky Horror Show

9 Follies

10 Hair

Now we know we're more partial to our bands being on the stage rather than in a pit in front of it but come on! Guys And Dolls, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Cats, surely all better than Sunset Boulevard. And where the hell's Miss Saigon? Of course we don't know any other musicals but that's not the point.

Add your own top ten lists - any top ten lists really - on the comments board and kick off a Monday afternoon argument with the rest of the readers. That's what these things are for.

Last Updated 01 August 2005