50 of the Best Music Moments in Film History

Readers, we don’t know about you, but lately we feel Glee-ed out. While we were huge fans of show when it first premiered, like most people, we were disappointed by the turn things took in the past year. It wasn’t just the gimmicky themed episodes that rubbed us the wrong way (although their ode to Rocky Horror was pretty darn awful). It was the lack of any real storytelling, the weird preachy moments, and the fact that the series seemed to have lost that music magic that it had in the first season — those performances that made the hairs on your arms stand on end. Then, Glee Ryan Murphy had to keep his show in the headlines by teasing viewers about which cast members would be cut at the end of the upcoming season. First Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer were going to be graduating. A few days later it was decided that they would stick around. Enough already, right?

Refusing to acknowledge that many of us might need a bit of a break from all things New Directions, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie rolls into theaters today. Based on its current score on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s probably not worth shelling out your cash to be disappointed by those McKinley High kids yet again. Instead, we suggest you take a quick tour through some of our favorite music moments in film. Not only is our way a lot cheaper than buying a 3D ticket — it’s also guaranteed to be much more entertaining.

1. 42nd Street (1933)

2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

3. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

4. An American in Paris (1951)

5. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)