We’re a song and dance crazy nation, with well over half of us (58%) claiming musical movies are our favourite film genre.
We know all the songs, and all the words too! Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (31%) from the film of the same name topped the list of most loved songs, followed by The Lion King’s Circle of Life (22%) Mamma Mia (20%) and This Is Me from The Greatest Showman (20%).
And if you think that musical movies are just loved by women, think again – 45% of men also name them as their favourite film genre.
When it comes to our favourite dance moments in films, ‘I’ve Had The Time of My Life ‘ and THAT lift from Dirty Dancing is still our all-time favourite (22%), followed by Mamma Mia (17%) and the classy Gene Kelly dancing to Singin’ In the Rain (16%).
In fact, musical movies are such a passion for Brits nearly half of us (49%) think the ups and downs of our own lives could be turned into a musical, according to research by the Must-See Musicals campaign.
And when it comes to the celebs whose lives we’d like to see immortalized in song, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga came joint top, followed somewhat surprisingly by Ant and Dec.
On average, we break into song six times a day, and we like to get involved when we’re watching our favourite musical movies – more than half (58%) of us even admit we sing and dance in the cinema.
Nearly one in ten (9%) go as far as saying they’re actually good enough at to STAR in a musical.
Brits favourite songs from musicals
1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Bohemian Rhapsody) 31%
2. Circle Of Life (The Lion King) 22%
3. Mamma Mia (Mamma Mia) 20%
4. This Is Me (The Greatest Showman) 20%
5. Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (The Lion King) 19%
6. Summer Lovin’ (Grease) 18%
7. The Greatest Show (The Greatest Showman) 18%
8. Let It Go (Frozen) 18%
9. The Bear Necessities (Jungle Book) 18%
10. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita) 17%
Britain’s Top 10 dance routines from musicals
1. I’ve Had The Time of My Life and THAT lift from Dirty Dancing 22%
2. Mamma Mia (Mamma Mia) 17%
3. Gene Kelly dancing to Singin’ In the Rain 16%
4. We Go Together in Grease 16%
5. The Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show 16%
6. John Travolta’s Staying Alive Strut in Saturday Night Fever 15%
7. John Travolta and Uma Thurman’s Twist in Pulp Fiction 13%
8. The strip from Full Monty 13%
9. The dance on the bar from Coyote Ugly 12%
10. Tom Hanks dancing to Chopsticks in Big 11%
Stars whose life we’d like to be a musical
1. Amy Winehouse 14%
2. Lady Gaga 14%
3. Ant and Dec 13%
4. Madonna 12%
5. George Michael 11%
6. Adele 11%
7. The Queen 10%
8. Paul McCartney 9%
9. Barack Obama 8%
10. J K Rowling 8%