One of the greatest things about show tunes is that when you’re listening to a song, you’re not just listening to one single song, you’re listening one part of a greater narrative.
So, while yes, each of the following songs are weep-worthy on their own, it makes it that much more tear-jerking knowing that it carries the emotional baggage of 10-20 other classics. Lock yourself in your room and grab some tissues - here are 10 show tunes bound to make you cry like a baby.
I’ll Cover You (Reprise) - RENT
Listen, any song sung at a funeral for the love of your life after they’ve just died in your arms is undoubtedly a recipe for tears. I dare anyone to make it past Jesse L. Martin’s trembling crescendo into “when your heart has expired” without openly weeping.