Theatres in England have recently re-opened after nearly a year of being closed, and there are worries that they may have to close again at short notice.
However, personal finance expert at Money.co.uk Salman Haqqi said: “Those worried about spending large amounts of money on theatre tickets need not worry if they are forced to close again, as all ticket purchases over £100 made on credit card are protected by Section 75 of the consumer credit act. It is easy to claim money back, simply approach your credit card company who will handle your claim.”
With fans eager to see their favourite shows, Money.co.uk analysed 15 of the highest grossing musicals’ soundtracks on Spotify to see which musicals have been streamed most across the globe.
Broadway composers and lyricists have been seeing a resurgence in the popularity of their work since the pandemic. Shows like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” are grossing unprecedented amounts at the box office. Now, it would seem that this renewed interest is spilling over into the streaming world as well, with soundtracks from some of these productions experiencing an increase in streams on Spotify. We have witnessed  15 of the highest grossing musicals and their associated soundtracks with increased streaming numbers on Spotify. Playlist Music Pitching Platform SoundCampaign provides the option for other musicians like these to increase the number of streams through promotion on Spotify popular playlists.
Most Streamed Musical Soundtracks:
Musical
Number of Spotify streams per musical
1
Hamilton
4,077,703,917
2
Lion King
969,393,322
3
Mamma Mia!
929,362,461
4
Les Misérables
498,230,674
5
Beauty And The Beast
463,058,760
6
Aladdin
431,907,426
7
Wicked
407,072,399
8
Jersey boys
368,457,599
9
Mary Poppins
219,360,768
10
Book Of Mormon
192,699,068
11
Phantom Of The Opera
184,438,321
12
Chicago
129,453,916
13
Kinky Boots
46,613,896
14
Cats
34,889,512
15
Miss Saigon
3,562,103
Money.co.uk can reveal that the most streamed musical is Hamilton with a whopping 4,077,703,917 streams for all of its songs on Spotify!
Hamilton’s most streamed song is its classic opening song Alexander Hamilton which has been streamed 191,957,326 times so far!
Our second favourite soundtrack to stream is The Lion King with 969,393,322 total streams, followed by Mamma Mia! with 929,362,461.
The list wouldn’t be complete without Les Misérables placing fourth with a grand total of 498,230,674 streams, followed by Disney classic Beauty and the Beast with 463,058,760 streams.
Most Streamed Songs:
Musical
Number of Spotify streams per musical
1
December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) – Jersey Boys
243,890,399
2
Alexander Hamilton – Hamilton
191,957,326
3
A Whole New World – Aladdin
187,272,953
4
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King – The Lion King
173,018,233
5
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
172,134,185
6
My Shot – Hamilton
165,415,206
7
Satisfied – Hamilton
164,271,176
8
The Schuyler Sisters – Hamilton
154,097,647
9
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
153,928,742
10
You’ll Be Back – Hamilton
150,134,753
The overall most streamed song is December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) from the Jersey Boys musical with 243,890,399 streams on Spotify.
Second is Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton with 191,957,326, and then A Whole New World from Aladdin with 187,272,953 total streams.
The Lion King completes the top five with I Just Can’t Wait To Be King (173,018,233 streams), and Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (172,134,185 streams).