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Every Song in The King and I, Ranked by Singability

Updated October 13, 2018 363 votes 36 voters 1.0k views18 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    20
    4

    Getting to Know You

  • 2
    19
    6

    Shall We Dance

  • 3
    18
    8

    Something Wonderful

  • 4
    15
    5

    I Have Dreamed

  • 5
    12
    2

    I Whistle a Happy Tune

  • 6
    15
    8

    We Kiss in a Shadow

  • 7
    15
    10

    The Small House of Uncle Thomas

  • 8
    10
    6

    A Puzzlement

  • 9
    11
    8

    I Whistle a Happy Tune (reprise)

  • 10
    6
    4

    Hello Young Lovers

  • 11
    7
    13

    Western People Funny

  • 12
    6
    13

    My Lord and Master

  • 13
    7
    15

    Hello, Young Lovers (reprise)

  • 14
    5
    13

    A Puzzlement (reprise)

  • 15
    6
    21

    Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?

  • 16
    5
    15

    Buddhist Prayer/Act I finale

  • 17
    4
    16

    The Royal Bangkok Academy

  • 18
    2
    13

    Song of the King