Cinema's Greatest Sing-Alongs!
Who can resist warbling along to their favourite movie songs with their friends? It's no wonder the cinema sing-along has taken off in a huge way. Throw in some dancing, some lovingly crafted costumes and you have yourselves a sing-along hit.
Join us in a magical tour of cinema's greatest sing-alongs...and give it some welly!
1 The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman's story about the controversial circus owner P.T. Barnum received mixed reviews from critics, but audiences showed their love with their feet, turning up to cinemas in droves and taking the movie soundtrack to the #1 spot. Then came the sing-along and boy was it a cracker. Irresistibly catchy tracks such as movie opener 'The Greatest Show', Zac and Hugh's pub duet 'Other Side' (props to the shot-tastic barman) and the inspirational banger 'This is Me' made this both an emotional and enthusiastic song-fest. With top hats a-plenty and bearded ladies fist pumping the air, this sing-along is a feel-good outing for the whole family.
"Let it go, let it goooooooo..." You would have struggled to ignore Frozen mania when Disney's icy tale hit cinemas back in 2013. Everywhere you looked there were kids and adults alike dressed as Elsa, belting out their own rendition of the empowerment anthem 'Let It Go'. For a story about perpetual winter, Frozen is a heartwarming adventure featuring a whole host of modern classics such as 'Love is an Open Door', 'Do you Want to Build a Snowman' and 'Fixer Upper'. And they sound even better sung in unison with a full cinema.
3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The OG of sing-alongs, this might just be where it all began. Audiences have been dressing up for screenings of this camp cult classic since it was released in 1975. Then it got the full sing-along treatment. Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Meatloaf cause sexy mayhem on screen, accompanied by 'The Timewarp', 'Sweet Transvestite', 'Science Fiction Double Feature' and more! 'The Timewarp' even has its own dance moves...so clear the aisles and prepare for a real Transylvanian party!
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
BoRhap arrived in cinemas last year and quickly became the highest-grossing biopic in the history, winning lead actor Rami Malek a Best Actor Academy Award. Although we're pretty sure most fans didn't need an official sing-along version to join in with legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, 20th Century Fox knew they were on to a good thing and this foot-stomping celebration has fast become a fan favourite sing-along.
Of course this list would not be complete without a little 'Greased Lightening'! Grease holds a special place in people's hearts and a sing-along version just makes sense. Not only can audiences watch as love-birds Olivia Newton John and John Travolta stumble through their final tumultuous high school year, but they can flex their vocals on hits like 'Summer Nights', 'You're the One That I Want' and 'Beauty School Drop Out'. Some screenings even teach a little bit of Hand Jive! Whether you're a wannabe T-Bird or a Pink Lady, Grease the Sing-Along is sassy, a little bit naughty and a whole lot of fun!
6. Westlife: The Twenty Tour
And so we come to the new kid on the block. A sing-along concert! To celebrate their twentieth anniversary, the Westlife boys hit the road earlier this year with The Twenty Tour. Their incredible final show of the UK and Ireland leg was broadcast into cinemas from Dublin's Croke Park Stadium on July 6. Due to popular demand, it's coming back to select cinemas on various dates from 23 August 2019 with on-screen lyrics added for dedicated sing-along screenings!
Featuring new music and all 14 of their UK No.1s such as 'Uptown Girl' 'Flying Without Wings', 'You Raise Me Up' and 'If I Let You Go', this is perfect sing-along stuff. So sing it loud and sing it proud along with the 80,000 fans on the big screen!
Honorable mentions go to Sound of Music, Mamma-Mia, Rocket Man and the fabulous Moulin Rouge. Long may the cinema sing-along continue!