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The cast of Les Miserables at West End LIVE, photo credit Pamela Raith

We countdown the best Les Mis songs

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 17 May 2023, Last Updated 15 June 2023

Les Misérables is one of the best classic musicals you can see on the West End. The epic tale, the incredible set and of course, the unforgettable Les Mis songs all come together to create such an amazing spectacle. And I can’t be the only one who knew all the Les Mis songs word-for word before they even saw it.

So here’s a quick run-down of the best Les Mis songs, according to the Official London Theatre Team!

Kayley – Do You Hear The People Sing

A rousing song, which can’t you can’t help but get swept along with. The thing that the Les Mis songs do best is their incredible emotion, and you really feel the fight of the people in this song. Plus, the video of 70 West End stars singing Do You Hear The People Sing during lockdown will never fail to send shivers down my spine.

Tony – Master Of The House

Adding a comedic tone to the catalogue of Les Mis songs, Master Of The House brings some much needed comic relief to the first half of Les Miserables. Usually rife with cockney/ french accents, this capering tune always hits.

Les Misérables at Queen's Theatre

Kitty – On My Own

If you need a good cry – or just some solidarity if you’re suffering a broken heart – this is your tune. In my opinion, the saddest of the Les Mis songs, On My Own is Eponine’s big moment. Watching talented West End actresses belt this one out will never cease to amaze me.

Milly – I Dreamed A Dream

Sobbing – need I say more?

Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine and Company in Les Mis. Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench.

Yasmin – Bring Him Home

Another one to add to the list, Bring Him Home is another one of those Les Mis songs to tug on your heart strings. Check out this amazing video where former cast members of Les Mis, including Alistair Brammer, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones, David Shannon, Ramin Karimloo, Rob Houchen and Fra Fee all perform with the Barricade Boys.

Erin – One Day More

Considered by many as one of the best musical theatre songs ever, One Day More is the crescendo of act 1, bringing all the cast members together in a rousing number that leaves audiences hungry for more in act 2. From Eponine to Javert, every character gets their moment to shine, and somehow the cast manage to sing their own sections at the same time while still totally in tune. Despite the characters’ different perspectives, the moment when everyone sings together and stand united is a guaranteed goosebumps moment.

You can watch more Les Mis songs on our YouTube channel, complete with show trailers, performances from lockdown and of course, West End LIVE. You can even complete a Les Mis’ Vocal Warm-up with West End Musical Director, Steve Moss!

And of course, the best Les Mis songs are the live Les Mis songs, so head over to our Les Misérables listing page and get booking now!

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