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Every Song in The King and I, Ranked by Singability  

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List Rules Vote up the songs in The King and I you just can't get out of your head (not that you want to).

One of the quintessential works of Rodgers and HammersteinThe King and I uses a simple story of a relationship between two people as a lens to examine the complications that arise when two cultures collide. This sweet but sad story was a hit from its debut, and has seen multiple adaptations and revivals over the years. What makes The King and I so beloved? Whether it's Anna's spunky charm or the delightfully begrudging relationship she forms with the King of Siam, musical theater lovers everywhere have committed at least a few songs from The King and I soundtrack to memory. What are the most singable songs in the show? Here, you'll find all The King and I songs ranked. 
 

The wonderfully rendered duet "Shall We Dance" is certainly one of the more famous of The King And I soundtrack listing, as is "Getting To Know You." But the musical has much more to offer. The King sings of the struggle to adjust to a new world in the thematically relevant "A Puzzlement." There's also "We Kiss in a Shadow," all about the pain of forbidden love. All of these would be great on a showtunes playlist. 
 

What are the best King and I songs? Vote for your favorites below! 

 

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Shall We Dance
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Getting to Know You
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I Whistle a Happy Tune (reprise)
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I Whistle a Happy Tune
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The Small House of Uncle Thomas
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Something Wonderful
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We Kiss in a Shadow
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My Lord and Master
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I Have Dreamed
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A Puzzlement
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The Royal Bangkok Academy
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Western People Funny
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Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?
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A Puzzlement (reprise)
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Song of the King
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Buddhist Prayer/Act I finale
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Hello, Young Lovers (reprise)
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Hello Young Lovers