50 Greatest Movie Singing Scenes

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

The Scene: The Brits decide to stage the biggest show known to man for their epic rendition of 'Stonehenge'.

The Song: Sadly, the sets designed by guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) are all created too small. Far too small...

Join In When:
The need to rock overpowers your soul.

Casablanca (1942)

The Scene: "Play it, Sam," implores Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), requesting a song from the pianist at Rick's CafÈ American.

The Song:
Sam tinkles the ivories, playing 'As Time Goes By', prompting tears from Ilsa and anger from Rick (Humphrey Bogart).

Join In When:
The sobbing stops.

Top Gun (1986)

The Scene: Maverick (Tom Cruise) wants to impress Charlie (Kelly McGillis) in a bar, so he grabs a mikeÖ

The Song: "You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips," croons Cruise, kicking off a bar-full rendition of 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling'.

Join In When:
The rest of the bar does.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

The Scene: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) hits the stage with his monstrous creation.

The Song: The duo frolic about singing 'Puttin' On The Ritz', which is as hilarious as it is creepy.

Join In When:
Whenever the Monster sings his lines – but only if you’re any good at impersonating him.

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

The Scene: Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) wears a red dress and drapes herself over a piano during a performance with the Fabulous Baker Boys.

The Song: Susie purrs the lyrics of 'Makin' Whoopie'.

Join In When: It's important that you don't - you don't want to ruin the moment, do you?

Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life (1983)

The Scene: A Yorkshire man returns home to his wife and hundreds of collected children, where the entire family sing a song about the fact that they're not allowed to use condoms because they’re Catholic.

The Song: 'Every Sperm Is Sacred', a musical number so funny it'll have you snorting with laughter.

Join In When:
The wee ones start singing that titular line. How they got away with this, we've no idea.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Scene: Jo (Doris Day) and Ben (James Stewart) learn that their kidnapped son is at the Prime Minister's embassy in London...

The Song: The PM asks Jo to sing a song, so she sings 'Que Sera Sera' as loudly as she can - it's her son's favourite and if he hears her, he'll come running.

Join In When: The chorus kicks in and Day gives it her full emotional heft. We got chills.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

The Scene: Eddie (Bob Hoskins) goes to a club where Roger Rabbit's wife, Jessica, works as a singer. It's not long before she makes her grand entrance.

The Song: Jessica sings 'Why Don't You Do Right?' (voiced by Amy Irving) while making every heart in the room bleed.

Join In When:
You've managed to pick your jaw up off the floor.

Back To The Future (1985)

The Scene: Marty (Michael J. Fox) is performing at the prom while still attempting to fix up his mom and dad.

The Song: Marty's given the mike to sing an 'oldie'. "Well, it's an oldie where I come from," he says, before playing 'Johnny B. Goode' and scary everybody silly.

Join In When:
That infectious chorus comes along. "Go go! Go Johnny go go!"

Some Like It Hot (1939)

The Scene: Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) is on stage at a fancy event, with Josephine (Tony Curtis) and Daphne (James Stewart) providing musical back-up.

The Song: Kane coos 'I Wanna Be Loved By You' in a way that makes you think she's talking directly to you and just you – nobody else but you. SWOON.

Join In When:
Monroe milks the chorus for all it's worth.