15. The Contest – Pirelli
While Pirelli’s outlandish style doesn’t necessarily fit with the aesthetic of the rest of the movie, it somehow manages to work. This song is ridiculous, but it is also notably very fun.
14. Poor Thing – Mrs. Lovett
This whole song is terrifying. The masquerade ball is the stuff of nightmares and not even the catchy tune can gloss over the horrific story.
13. Final Scene – Sweeney Todd & Mrs. Lovett
This song makes for an excellent finale and its relatively poor slot at number 13 in this list is more of an example of the quality of the rest of the film than a knock on this particular entry.
It actually incorporates many of the songs from the rest of the film, and we truly get a sense of Mrs. Lovett’s panic when Todd realises he has been misled by her.
12. No Place Like London – Sweeney Todd & Anthony
The biggest thing we learn in this song is that Sweeney Todd in a drama queen.
Poor Anthony is trying to have a moment when Todd steps out of the shadows, clearly harbouring some serious resentment, and delivers the memorable lines:
“You are young // Life has been kind to you // You will learn.”
11. Opening Title
With its rolling fog and the flashes of lightning over London’s rooftops, the opening sequence of this film is reminiscent of a creepy Peter Pan. The whole scene is pretty cool and the animation essentially outlines the plot of the story. The music… well that’s just the cherry on the top of the cake, and a rather delicious one at that.