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Les Mis Voted Greatest Musical, Wicked 2nd, Phantom 3rd

MusicalFan4
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Les Miserables has just been voted the greatest musical of all time in the JemmThree top 100 musicals chart with Wicked at number 2 and The Phantom of the Opera at number 3. Do you agree?

Interestingly there were 9 Sondheim and 9 Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in the chart.

The 80s was the most popular decade with 21 shows featured in the top 100 list.

The highest placed Rodgers and Hammerstein show was The Sound of Music at number 10.

Here's the full list of shows in the chart http://www.jemmthree.com/top-100-chart/?pageTop100=1

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TheGingerBreadMan
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Wicked is the 2nd best musical of all time? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Updated On: 8/27/13 at 07:38 AM
After Eight
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Mmm,

So much for Show Boat, Oklahoma!, and My Fair Lady.

I guess we'll soon be hearing that the three greatest plays of all time are The Flick, Detroit, and Mr. Burns.

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Brian07663NJ
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#9 Ghost
#40 Love Never Dies
#80 Gypsy

seriously? need anyone go further?
That top 100 list is total stupidity.
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lotiloti
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I'm assuming only 14 year olds, were permitted to vote.
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TheGingerBreadMan
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Love Never Dies and Ghost are better than Gypsy? waaaaaat
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jnb9872
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When I find out what JemmThree is I'll let you know if I agree. Until then, I avoid clickbait links.
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hanschens
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JemmThree's some sort of theatre-centric online radio station.

God, that list was awful. Most of the shows that ranked higher up the list than the top ten should have been ranked better.
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N2N Nate.
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I'm surprised they voted Les Mis over Highschool Musical.
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
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WicaS
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Since when is Spiderman better than Funny Girl AND My Fair Lady? Oh, this list is a mess.
Dave19
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"The musicals that are liked the most by the current 14 year old girls at this particular moment" is something very different than "greatest musicals of all time".
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EponineAmneris
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I agree that LES MIZ is the best musical of all time, IMHO, but... the rest if it...???
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Patronus
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I love the cute little musical LUCKY STIFF more than anyone, but I question the sanity of anyone who says it is a "better" musical than FOLLIES or GYPSY.
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dramamama611
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ANY post from this person is to plug the show.

Ugh.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
mamaleh
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It must be a publication of The Onion, right? No other sane explanation.
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givesmevoice
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The problem with these online polls is that large, enthusiastic fanbases (like fans of Les Mis) will descend en masse and vote repeatedly for their favorite.
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CJ N2N
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Wow. It looks like they just chose any musical they had ever heard of and just shoved it into a random order. I mean, I love all the musicals in the top ten (minus Ghost) but... RENT is in front of Sound of Music? Wicked is in front of Sweeney Todd?!?!?!

I mean, WHAT?
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"...9 Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in the chart."

"The 80s was the most popular decade with 21 shows"

"The highest placed Rodgers and Hammerstein show was The Sound of Music at number 10."

If these three facts do not flash a WARNING! sign in your head, I don't know what will. The highest placed Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is #10 and it's Sound of Music?!

I think the History of Musical Theatre should be a requirement in all high schools. Dear God.
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TheatreDiva90016
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Why would anyone start a thread leading people to this pile of lies?

Just from the title alone, I would never click on that link.
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Buddy's blues
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I spent most of the afternoon listening to Jemm Three in disbelief and later trying to leave a comment on the West End board which I could not! If this radio station wants to attract any sort of audience it should bury this list immediately and probably sack the DJ who introduced the second half of the list. His comments were nearly as banal as the list itself.
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Are these ranked in volume of annoying fans? Because then I could start to understand it....
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OperaBwayLover
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I was about to say, says who? Who conducted this voting? 'Cause I'd bet none of us got asked. I mean, I love Wicked, but it's not the 2nd greatest musical of all time.
MusicalFan4
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Hi all

The poll was voluntary and open to anyone – in fact a link to the vote was published on this forum to encourage lots of people to take part. The list published was the list voted for by everyone who chose to vote - which would of course have been principally the JemmThree listeners.

JemmThree is the UK’s first 24/7 internet radio station dedicated to stage and screen musicals.

It's true to say that we were also surprised with how some of the voting came out, but it encouraged a lot of people to debate and comment on their favourite musical theatre - which we all love.
Liza's Headband
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"The list published was the list voted for by everyone who chose to vote - which would of course have been principally the JemmThree listeners."

I guess that says a lot about your listeners, though, but can I suggest that you take advantage of this captivated audience? Try to introduce them to more classic works, the works that are responsible for WICKED and LES MISERABLES being what they are today. It is because of the classics that began it all.
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millie_dillmount
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Sorry, never heard of JemmThree Radio, and I'm not going to use this list as a benchmark to determine the greatest musicals.
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smartpenguin78
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Jemm Three obviously included rigorous and objective systems in setting up the list, weighted for various factors, and established the complicated and nuanced technology to prevent "bunch voting" or "stuffing the ballot box."

This list shall now be the only list ever of this kind and all discussion must be ended.

Of course, it also might be a random list of some fans' opinions.

One can never be sure of these things.
I stand corrected, you are as vapid as they say.

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