musicals The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked  

Buster McDermott
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Are you a fan of jukebox musicals? Whether they focus on a band's biography or tell a story all their own, the best jukebox musicals inspire audiences to get up and dance along with the performers. And it's no wonder why - jukebox musical plays use already popular songs as their scores. This list includes some of the best Broadway jukebox musicals and musical biographies ever made.

You'll find all kinds of shows represented here. Take Rock of Ages, for instance - it celebrates glam music from the 1980s in all its glory. Before this musical became a movie, it was a huge hit on Broadway, with musical numbers including “Sister Christian,” “Here I Go Again,” and of course, “Don’t Stop Believin'.”

Other outstanding examples of the best jukebox musical plays include Jersey Boys, the 2005 musical that tells the story of the rise and fall of The Four Seasons, and Green Day's rock opera American Idiot. And of course, no list of great jukebox musicals would be complete without Mamma Mia! Featuring the music of ABBA, it's now one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history.

Vote for your favorite jukebox musicals, and add any great shows that are missing!

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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Jersey Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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Beautiful: The Carole King Mus... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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All Shook Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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Motown: The Musical is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Motown: The Musical

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Movin' Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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Hair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
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Xanadu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Xanadu

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On Your Feet! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
On Your Feet!

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Million Dollar Quartet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Million Dollar Quartet

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The Who's Tommy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
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Always... Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Always... Patsy Cline

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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We Will Rock You is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
We Will Rock You

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Saturday Night Fever

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Ring of Fire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Ring of Fire

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The Boy from Oz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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Forever Plaid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Forever Plaid

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Viva Forever! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Viva Forever!

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Return to the Forbidden Planet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Return to the Forbidden Planet

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Smokey Joe's Cafe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

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After Midnight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
After Midnight

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The Marvelous Wondrettes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
The Marvelous Wondrettes

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Desperately Seeking Susan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
Desperately Seeking Susan

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A Night With Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked
A Night With Janis Joplin