Spotlighting the $7 Songs from the Last 15 Years Worth of Best Score Tony Winners

Last updated May 15th, 2015 by Josh Ferri
Spotlighting the $7 Songs from the Last 15 Years Worth of B…

Remember the theory that if an album costs about $15, somewhere on that album, one song is so good that it alone is worth $7 of the $15. Well, below BroadwayBox highlights the $7 songs from every Best Score Tony winner since 2000.

Aida, 2000

Such a tough call and yes there’s “Easy as Life”, “Gods Love Nubia” and “Written in the Stars” but this has all the principals singing their faces off, and you just can’t argue with 3:13-3:26.

The Producers, 2001

Urinetown, 2002

Hairspray, 2003

Gosh this one was impossible, but you gotta think, if I only have time for one Hairspray song, what would it be? #KerryButler

Avenue Q, 2004

The Light in the Piazza, 2005

#CryingInaCorner #Dead #AnEternityofThoseAhs

The Drowsy Chaperone, 2006

Sorry Sutton, but how do you argue with Beth Leavel’s Tony-winning “Stumble Along”? I could spend legit hours just watching different live performances of her singing this.

Spring Awakening, 2007

In the Heights, 2008

Picking one song from the In the Heights was impossible. It was a real struggle just to narrow it down to disc one. But finally it was like, ‘let’s just go with their Tony number; it has everyone.’ Sincerest condolences to “It Won’t Be Long Now” “Paciencia y Fe” and “When You’re Home.”

Next to Normal, 2009

Edgy, unpopular choice (I know) but give it a full listen. It’s pretty much everything (minus Aaron Tveit).

Memphis, 2010

Just tear the roof off the damn place, Ms. Glover.

The Book of Mormon, 2011

Newsies, 2012

Is it the song? Is it Jeremy Jordan’s voice? Who cares? Just bask in it.

Kinky Boots, 2013

The Bridges of Madison County, 2014

So many gorgeous songs and Steven Pasquale duets, but if you’re paying $7 for a Bridges song, you bet your behind it’s going to be Kelli O’Hara’s three-act aria “Almost Real.”

This Year’s Nominees:

Fun Home:

Ring of Keys
The Last Ship:Show Some Respect
Something Rotten!:Welcome to the Renaissance
The Visit: “Yellow Shoes”

Enjoy a playlist of all the $7 songs in order.