Our Acronym is Better Than Theirs – Picking the LAMB’s Top 10 Musicals

by Dylan · September 22, 2008 · Uncategorized · 2 Comments

The results are in, and the LAMB has picked its Top 10 Musicals (for background on this, click here). There were a total of 24 voters, with their votes spread out amongst 93 films.

Here are your winners (1st place votes in parentheses):

10. (tie) Grease – 34 points from 5 voters (0)

10. (tie) The Sound of Music – 34 points from 7 voters (1)

8. (tie) My Fair Lady – 35 points from 5 voters (0)

8. (tie) Chicago – 35 points from 6 voters (1)

7. Fiddler on the Roof – 39 points from 7 voters (0)

6. Cabaret – 44 points from 7 voters (0)

5. Mary Poppins – 55 points from 9 voters (1)

4. Moulin Rouge! – 69 points from 11 votes (2)

3. West Side Story – 70 points from 10 votes (1)

2. The Wizard of Oz – 71 points from 13 votes (2)

1. Singin’ in the Rain – 91 points from 12 votes (2)

So…how many did you vote for? If you’d like to see yours and all the other votes, scroll down. A post has been added with all of them, but I have dated it prior to this post so it won’t clutter the page.

Others receiving 1st-place votes: A Star is Born, Across the Universe, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Kismet, Little Shop of Horrors, Meet Me in St. Louis, Ruling Class, The Band Wagon, The Music Man (2), The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Pirates of Penzance and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Finally, with 6 votes, Animated Films (7 if you count the vote for “Children’s movies”) have been chosen as the next genre to tackle. A number of other genres (Film Noir, Zombie Movies, Rock and Roll movies) tied for second with two votes apiece.

The poll is already up, and will be for two weeks – be sure to read the instructions. Go vote now so I don’t have to hassle you later! Thanks.

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2 Responses to Our Acronym is Better Than Theirs – Picking the LAMB’s Top 10 Musicals

  1. Farzan says:

    Good list, love most of those films

  2. I love how the last two lists, Westerns and Musicals, have turned out. All the Westerns deserved to be on the ultimate list, and almost all the musicals do, too (my only complaints: GREASE, which I think is a horrible movie with only one good scene–Olivia Newton John singing the only original song in the MOVIE version, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”) and MY FAIR LADY (which I think would have been a thousand times better if only Julie Andrews had been chosen for the lead; also I feel the movie is stiffly directed). I am rather surprised that no rock and roll musicals made the list (maybe MOULIN ROUGE, but not really). I really think there needs to be a genre we vote on called ROCK MOVIES. Right? Can I get a huzzah here?

    Anyway, great list, even if the best musical of all time, THE MUSIC MAN, didn’t make the final cut. By the way, if you’re reading this, see THE MUSIC MAN and tell me if you do not agree that EVERY song in it is memorable in a most extraordinary way. Ditto for TOMMY, my favorite rock movie of all time (again, can I get a HUZZAH for rock movies as a genre? We can even include concert movies and rock/soul/hiphop related docs!)

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