An index of various types of musical numbers found in...{{musical}}s. If you're wondering just what's up with all the singing anyway, see MusicalWorldHypotheses.
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!!Tropes: [[index]]

* AllKnowingSingingNarrator: A musical has a singing {{Narrator}} who knows everything in the story despite not having an InUniverse reason to.
* AngryMobSong: A song sung by a group of angry people, usually having something to do with what they're angry about.
* AttentionDeficitDisciple: There's a song and everybody's either singing it or dancing to it except the villain or TheStoic, whose sidekick starts to join in to the disapproval of their leader.
* BadGirlSong: A woman sings about how lustful she is.
* BSODSong: Somebody in a really bad mood sings about how bad a mood they're in.
* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: Busby Berkeley was a real person, this is a trope for musical numbers that are based on his work.
* ColorfulSong: A song which mentions lots of colors.
* CrowdSong: A whole lot of people singing in unison, perfectly.
* CutSong: A song that was written but not used, the article is a trivia article.
* DanceBattler: Somebody who looks like they're dancing when they fight.
* DarkReprise: A sadder version of a previously-sung happy song.
* DeathSong: When a character's last words were a song.
* TheElevenOClockNumber: A musical ends with a song to wrap up the plot.
* {{Fanfare}}: Uplifting brass instruments to celebrate something.
* FriendshipSong: A song about the friendship between two or more characters.
* GhostSong: A song sung by, or about the spirits of the dead.
* GospelRevivalNumber: An upbeat, religious song.
* GriefSong: A song about how sad the singer/s is or are about a person's death or disappearance.
* HailToTheThief: A song about pretending to like a villain the singer actually hates.
* HakunaMatata: A song about optimism.
* TheHeroSucksSong: The villain sings a song which insults the hero.
* HeyLetsPutOnAShow: The easiest way to make some money is to do a play.
* IAmBecomingSong: A character sings aboút how they're changing or have changed as a person.
* IAmGreatSong: Someone brags in song form.
* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: A character sings about who they are.
* TheItemNumber: A sexual {{Bollywood}} song.
* IntersceneDiegetic: A character is singing or playing a song, then it cuts to another scene away from the character but the audience can still hear the song.
* IrrelevantActOpener: The second act of a play opens with a song that's not relevant to the rest of the play.
* IWantSong: The protagonist sings about something they want.
* LetsDuet: Any example of a duet, i.e. a song between two people.
** CounterpointDuet: One character sings, then another character sings different lyrics to the same tune, then both sing their own lyrics at the same time.
** DistantDuet: Two characters sing different parts of the same song, but they're nowhere near each other.
** DuetOfDifferences: Two characters sing about what makes them different from one another.
** FinalLoveDuet: The leads sing a duet about their love towards the end.
** SoloDuet: The song's lyrics sound like a duet (for example, it sounds like a conversation) but in actual fact, it's just one person singing.
* ListSong: A song with a list in it.
* LocationSong: A song about a place.
* [[TenorBoy The Male Ingenue Must Be A Tenor]]: The trope's actual name is TenorBoy: it's a trope about how all male leads are tenors.
* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: A song about all the main characters' opinions towards something.
* MinorCharacterMajorSong: A minor character in a musical that sings a memorable song that's their only one.
* MovieBonusSong: A song featured specifically for the movie adaptation of a play written by at least one of the original songwriters.
* TheMusical: A work in which singing is a big part.
* MusicalChores: Singing while doing chores.
* MusicalisInterruptus: A song is interrupted before it can become a proper song.
* TheMusicMeister: The character who makes the other characters sing.
* NoReprisePlease: A character starts a musical number and later, another character tries to sing the song again but is told something along the lines of, "Not now, we've already done that."
* NoSongForTheWicked: The villain doesn't sing, despite the work having a lot of singing in it.
* ObsessionSong: A song about an obsessive crush the singer has on the person the song's dedicated to.
* OpeningChorus: The first scene centres around a song.
* {{Opera}}: A dramatic play that's nearly all singing.
* ParentalLoveSong: Someone sings about how much they love their parent/son/daughter.
* PatterSong: A fast, wordy song.
* PepTalkSong: A song meant to inform or cheer up the listener.
* PirateSong: Pirates singing shanties about piratey things.
* QuarrelingSong: Arguing in song.
* RockOpera: A rock song that tells a story entirely from the main character's point of view.
** RockOperaPlot: In a Rock Opera, the main character is introduced with a unique trait, something bad might happen, then [[HopeSpot it's revealed it might not]], then [[DownerEnding it does]].
* SanitySlippageSong: A song about being insane.
* SettingIntroductionSong: A Location Song that is about introducing said location when it's the main one.
* SettingOffSong: A jaunty song about getting ready for an adventure.
* SidekickSong: The hero's [[TheLancer sidekick]] sings about themselves.
* TheSomethingSong: A song called "The (X) Song".
* SomewhereSong: A song about a faraway utopia.
* TheSongBeforeTheStorm: A song just before the climax of the story.
* SpontaneousChoreography: Everyone dances elaborately during a musical number.
* SpoofingInTheRain: A parody of the movie ''Film/SingingInTheRain''.
* SuddenMusicalEnding: The work or episode ends with a song despite it not being a musical.
* SummonBackupDancers: When a musical number starts, background characters pop up out of nowhere and dance.
* SuperfluousSolo: A YMMMV article for a solo song that is the singer's only song and only exists to give that character their moment in the sun.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: A song that's in there for no reason.
* TheyveComeSoFarSong: A song that is meant to emphasize how much a character and/or plot has advanced.
* TorchSong: A song about lost or unrequited love.
* TriumphantReprise: A happier version of a previous sad song.
* VampireMusicals: A musical about one or more vampires.
* VillainSong: EvilGloating in song.
** VillainousAdviceSong: A villain gives a hero bad advice in song.
** VillainousLament: A villain sings about being sad.
** VillainLoveSong: A song sung by a villain trying to seduce someone.
** VillainRecruitmentSong: The villain sings, asking the hero to join them.
** TheVillainSucksSong: A song insulting the villain.
* WanderlustSong: A song about going away from home/wanting to be away from home.
* WelcomingSong: People welcoming a character to a new place in song.
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