Andrew Lloyd Weber describes “The Music of the Night” as the most sexual song he has ever written. My take on the music is that it is the most sexual song I have ever heard. Here are three renditions, ordered from least to best – and they are all good. We begin with David Cook, then Josh Grobin, and conclude with Gerard Butler.
Here is David Cook performing on the television program American Idol:
Josh Groban sang at the Kennedy Center, with Lord Andrew in the audience. This is very good. I like the deep voice of Groban more than the more mellow rendition by Cook. That perhaps because I am a great fan of Gerard Butler.
And from the film version of The Phantom of the Opera – performed by Gerard Butler. This is my favorite – this man covers five octaves effortlessly. This performance is as passionate as anything I have ever witnessed. I admit the song is better in the context of the movie – but this is probably my favorite male performance. The Music of the Night begins at one minute into the video. (I like his mask too).