Johnny Depp stars as Sweeney Todd, a disgraced barber out for revenge, in Tim Burton’s adaptation: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Working alongside the clearly infatuated Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), Todd slaughters customers before sending them down to her to be baked into meat pies.
Whilst the voices of the cast for this gothic musical aren’t considered to have been the best to have ever been featured in a film, the songs remain some of the most catchy and most epic put to screen this century.
That’s why in this edition of Ranked, we’re ranking every song from Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd from worst to best. Stick around to see if your favourite makes it into the top spot!
Have an opinion? Let us know in the comments!
20. Alms! Alms! – Lucy Barker/Beggar Woman
Of all the songs in this movie, this one falls easily into the number 20 spot. It’s just… not great. It’s not even catchy!
19. Ladies In Their Sensitivities – Beedle Bamford
Ah yes… stubble. Because that’s why the girl you keep imprisoned in your house doesn’t want to marry you!
The purpose of this song seems out of touch with today’s standards, and honestly it’s just not very memorable either.
18. Green Finch and Linnet Bird – Johanna
We’ve quickly hit the “not actually terrible” range of songs with this one. The issue here is that “Green Finch and Linnet Bird” feels out of place in comparison to the rest of the songs in the movie. Moreover, it’s not an exciting song to watch on the big screen.
Girl sits by window. Boy watches her from the street. Man watches her through the wall. Nobody really does anything.
17. Wait – Mrs. Lovett
This son is a twisted lullaby really, isn’t it?
Mrs. Lovett is essentially trying to talk a grown man out of throwing a tantrum when all she really wants to do is decide which flowers to put out. It’s not the best song in the film but it does get points for comedic value.
16. God, That’s Good! – Mrs. Lovett & Toby
This one sits at number 16 because it’s basically a rehash of an earlier song, except this one’s about pies. It’s okay, but it doesn’t have the charm of its counterpart.