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Ranking The Top 10 Moulin Rouge! Musical Soundtrack Songs

Author KevinKevin, June 12th, 2024

Glitz, glamour, and a whole lot of pop anthems!

You may fall head over heels for the love story in Baz Luhrmann's audacious retelling of the classic tale, but the Montmartre Quarter of Paris isn't just filled with the scent of love and lust it's filled with banger after banger. This decadent Bohemian musical squashes 70 colossal hits into one tracklist, and while we feel like they are all floor-fillers - let's rank the top 10. Would you agree ladies and gentlemen?

1. Elephant Love Medley

This epic duet features snippets of classics from U2 to Whitney Houston, woven to tell the story of star-crossed lovers Christian and Satine in a whirlwind of sound and emotion. The crown jewel of the soundtrack, the Elephant Love Medley, is a dizzying, heart-pounding mashup of some of the greatest love songs ever written - 11, to be exact!

2. El Tango de Roxanne

A stroke of pure genius, this haunting transformation of The Police's classic imbues the piece with a sultry, seductive flair, with darker, more intense undertones. With mesmerizing tango rhythms, gut-wrenching vocals, and explosive orchestration, it might just be the most iconic feature of Moulin Rouge! if it weren't for Elephant Love Medley.

3. Come What May

The musical's anthem of undying love and a soul-stirring message of devotion. It is the only other original song crafted for the musical, and interestingly, the title is derived from a phrase used by Shakespeare in both Twelfth Night and Macbeth, which is quite appropriate since the song was initially composed for another Baz Luhrmann film, Romeo + Juliet.

4. Bad Romance

This electrifying rendition of Lady Gaga's hit captures the rebellious spirit of the Moulin Rouge. With its pulsating beats, fierce choreography, and powerhouse vocals, Bad Romance brings a modern, edgy flair to the musical and if you're anything like us, you'll use any excuse to listen to Bad Romance, aka the best pop song of the 2010s (in our opinion).

5. Your Song

Elton John's iconic ballad gets a tender, heartfelt makeover, beautifully capturing Christian's declaration of love to Satine with lush orchestration and earnest, lovestruck delivery. It's a touching, romantic moment, and who doesn't love a bit of Elton?

6. Chandelier

Sia's smash hit Chandelier is given a high-octane twist as Satine's powerful, soulful performance shows the desperation and intensity of her struggle, which revolves around the conflict between her desires for love and freedom and her professional obligations as a courtesan.

7. The Sparkling Diamond

A glitzy, glamorous homage to Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, The Sparkling Diamond is a shimmering showcase of Satine's star power and is a mirror moment per se, that only adds to her star power.

8. Nature Boy

This haunting, melancholic ballad bookends the musical, setting the tone with its ethereal melody and philosophical lyrics. Nature Boy is an introspective moment that is both bittersweet and melancholy.

9. Backstage Romance

A pulsating medley of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance, Britney Spears' Toxic, and more, Backstage Romance is a seductive number that is modern and edgy. It sounds like heaven if you ask us!

10. Shut Up and Raise Your Glass

This energetic mashup of Pink's Raise Your Glass and Walk the Moon's Shut Up and Dance is a raucous, feel-good anthem with plenty of celebratory spirit, which is what Moulin Rouge! The Musical is all about!


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