Feeling blue? Here are 15 musical theatre songs that will brush away your bad mood in no time!
Some days you just get out of the wrong side of the bed.
You can feel sad, grumpy or miserable for a whole host of reasons but, no matter what, we have the perfect cure…
1. You Can’t Stop The Beat from Hairspray
You can’t stop the smiles, the toe tapping and ultimately the joining in this fabulously uplifting song.
2. Defying Gravity from Wicked
Channel you’re inner Elphaba to get through the toughest days.
Stephen Schwartz’s uplifting and defiant ballad of female empowerment embodies the fact that whatever you put your mind to you can achieve it.
3. Hakuna Mata from The Lion King
Literally translated as ‘No Worries’ this song will surely cure any bad mood.
4. Raise Your Voice from Sister Act
No matter how much you doubt yourself with a bit of hard work and teamwork there is nothing you can’t do. You will also be singing along within minutes and that will make you smile.
5. Take Me or Leave Me from RENT
Fierce, feisty and fun! How can you not smile?
6. Luck Be A Lady from Guys and Dolls
How can you not love this timeless classic?
7. I Believe from The Book of Mormon
This anthemic number manages to combine sentimentality and hilarity. Just listen to the lyrics and you will crack a smile (you’ll also be singing along by the end too!)
8. One Day More from Les Misérables
Ok, so you may not immediately think of smiling when you hear this momentous number but the vocal arrangements and the full orchestrations will make any Musical Theatre fan smile and sing-a-long which is the best cure for any bad mood.
9. Oom-Pah-pah from Oliver!
This little ditty will cure any bad mood and make you want to join in at the top of your voice. Instant bad mood cure!
10. Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews and this timeless classic will instantly turn any frown upside down.
11. Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
Welcoming, supportive and a fantastic full-on company number – not to mention the stunning score. A smile will be on your lips in no time!
12. Raise You Up/Just Be from Kinky Boots
The number will Raise You Up out of any dark mood.
13. I Am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles
The ultimate Be Yourself song! Inspiring, brave and fabulous – none of us need any excuses to be who we are – you will smile.
14. Ease on Down the Road from The Wiz
The show might not have been a critical success this song will cheer you up! Just keep on stepping and you’ll be just fine.
15. Singin’ In the Rain from Singin’ In the Rain
Gene Kelly may have had a temperature of 101 when he originally recorded this number for the film but as the orchestra builds you can help but smile and feel your day improve.