There’s just something about a man pouring out his heart in song that makes us womenfolk melt like a stick of butter on hot mashed potatoes. Whether it’s the always-appealing emotional purge, the sensitive soul of a musician, or the sikly crooning of a hunky sir that does the trick, the world may never know. Yet, one thing is certain: it’s hella fine.
Being a musical connoisseur, I’ve scoured Hollywood history in pursuit of the most melt-worthy musical numbers ever performed by men, and the results are guaranteed to tip you into an estrogen-crazed spiral that will take weeks to recover from. Without further ado, I bring you the top 5 Manly Musical Moments to Make You Melt. You’re welcome.
Note: common side effects may include senseless crying, realization of loneliness, swelling of the heart, and a newfound fondness for your significant other.
#5 “You Were Meant for Me” – Singing in the Rain
Nothing says romance like old-time Hollywood, and Gene Kelley’s charisma certainly doesn’t hurt. This number’s got class, understated charm, and a timeless feel: what more could you want?
#4 “Sandy” – Grease
“I would hate to have Danny Zuko sing a song named after me,” said no woman ever.
#3 “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” – Blue Hawaii
Let yourself slide into the warm, honey-coated melodies of the King’s sultry serenade. I think this is what falling in love sounds like.
#2 “The Music of the Night” – Phantom of the Opera
Admit it. For a split second you forgot she was a hostage, and you were ready to pack up and move into his lair of seduction. It’s alright. No one can refuse the Gerard.
#1 “Your Song” – Moulin Rouge
Now this, good people, is romance. If this did nothing for you, then you should probably see a doctor because your heart has turned to stone.
Now, the big question: what’s your favorite manly musical moment?
Brilliant list, love musicals. I think you’ve really picked a good number 1 with Christian in Moulin Rouge, he has another great one when singing Come What May. On The Street Where You Live or Accustomed To Her Face from My Fair Lady are great ones as well!
Thanks! Oh, I love “Come What May.” It’s easily one of my favorite duets! Great songs from My Fair Lady as well!
Just finished watching Eric and Lynneth’s wedding video. My favorite manly musical moment is Mark singing “Somewhere in the World”!!!!!
That was so incredibly heartwarming! Mark has an extraordinary voice, too!
I am so glad you chose Ewan McGregor as your Number One. I get the chills every time he sings in that movie. EVERY. TIME.
Right?! Me too!