Musical Monday: Chicago - Cell Block Tango (#20).

[Every Monday, I'm going to be counting down my 52 favorite musical numbers from musical movies and TV shows. I might not like the full movie/show, but the number makes the list for various reasons: 1) I have to like the song, 2) the visual of how the number is performed is most likely unique or fun, 3) both song and visual mixes well to create an exciting or powerful number. So let's get to the next on the list.]

One of the longer numbers on this list, and definitely one of the more "talkie" ones. This scene is hands down one of the best moments in the entire movie. Going from cellmate to cellmate as they reveal how they murdered their lovers all while wearing skimpy little outfits... yeah, that's pretty much all that needs to be said. It's twisted, demented, sexy, catchy, and fun. It's the "Cell Block Tango" from Chicago.


  1. Yeah I have to agree with ya on it being one of the best moments in the film. I wasn't a huge fan of the overall movie but I loved that scene dearly. I even used it in one of my film classes.

    Plus its dirty, but in that good kind of dirty.

    Nice choice

  2. It's genius this song...and I think it shows one of the funnier are darker themes of the film- the guilty vs the innocent thing, so brilliantly with the red and white cloths. And the song's friggin' catchy.

  3. That moment when the Hunyak raises that white rag is brilliant.

    (I love how CZJ says Cicero)


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