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?