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SeatPlan Find UK’s Favourite Musical Theatre Song

SIX is top of the musical charts for theatre fans

Genuinely useful website SeatPlan, has been delving into data to find out which is the most popular song from a musical.

Analysing search volume data from Google Keyword Planner alongside Spotify playlists, the team conducted research to find out what was the most searched song.

It won’t be surprising for many musical theatre fans that the title song from Six came top. The data showed that the song was searched for 23k times a month per 100,000 residents. It has also been played over 55 million times on Spotify since it was released.

Wicked took spots two and three with the songs Popular and Defying Gravity.

The Top Ten most popular musical theatre songs at the moment are:

Rank Musical Song Average number of searches per 100,000 residents  
SIX SIX 23,022 
Wicked Popular  11,022 
Wicked Defying Gravity  8,288 
BEETLEJUICE Say My Name  7,045 
Hamilton One Last Time  1,300 
Hamilton Alexander Hamilton  1,288 
SIX Heart of Stone  1,058 
SIX No Way  777 
Hamilton My Shot  742 
10 Hamilton Burn  732 

A spokesperson from SeatPlan said: “This list clearly shows the nation’s three favourite musicals are SIX, Wicked and Hamilton. However, with the release of the Wicked film set to hit the UK cinemas later this year, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, it will be interesting to see if more Wicked songs creep their way into the top ten.”   

SeatPlan is a really useful resource for people looking to book seats at theatres they have never been to, especially in London. The website allows users to upload and review their seat, as well as upload photos of the view, which is helpful when it comes to booking for different shows.

You can listen to the SIX Megamix in our YouTube video
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