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There's only one thing better than singing along to the intro tune of your favorite TV show, and that's singing along to the entire show! Musical TV shows are the ultimate guilty pleasure, and over the years there have been some truly brilliant ones. Take a look below at the ten best musical TV shows (in no particular order!), and be sure to tell me your favorite in the comments below:

10. The Get Down

The cast of Netflix original, The Get Down
The cast of Netflix original, The Get Down

The Get Down is the latest creation from Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, and the first six episodes of the 13-episode-long first season are now available on Netflix with the second half of the season coming in 2017. The series is set in 1970s New York, and follows a group of teenagers living in the South Bronx.

9. Galavant

The cast of Galavant
The cast of Galavant

While it was sadly cancelled after just two seasons, Galavant was the period musical comedy you never knew you always wanted. The series focused on the eponymous Galavant, a down-on-his luck knight who begins a request to reclaim his reputation as a dashing knight hero, and his own "Happily Ever After."

Galavant aired on ABC for two seasons and 18 episodes, and the original soundtrack is available for purchase on iTunes.

8. Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana
Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana, she had the best of both worlds! Disney Channel's Hannah Montana is probably best remembered as the breakthrough role for Miley Cyrus, who has since gone on to major success both on and off the stage. However, aside from starring Miley, Hannah Montana should also be remembered for giving birth to some of the catchiest songs ever!

Hannah Montana screened on the Disney Channel for four seasons and 98 episodes, and spawned not only a concert film (Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert) but also a feature film adaptation, Hannah Montana: The Movie.

7. Flight of the Conchords

NZ's fourth best folk duo Flight of the Conchords
NZ's fourth best folk duo Flight of the Conchords

They were New Zealand's fourth most popular folk duo, but they decided to leave that all behind and head to America to try and make it big. New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords certainly struck a chord with audiences in their off-beat musical comedy series of the same name, which aired on Comedy Central for two seasons and 22 episodes.

Since the series ended all three of the Flight of the Conchords main actors have gone on to big success of their own, though Jemaine Clement did reveal last year that he and Bret McKenzie had begun work on a script for a Flight of the Concords movie.

6. Fame

The cast of Fame the TV series
The cast of Fame the TV series

Following on from the massive success of the film by the same name, Fame the TV series enjoyed a six season run before it came to an end after 136 episodes.

Much like the film, the show followed the ups and downs of students and staff at New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Fame was such a success that it had several hit records, live concerts and even tours!

5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rachel Bloom stars in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Rachel Bloom stars in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

One of the only shows on the list that is still currently running, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the brain child of comedian Rachel Bloom. The series follows main character Rebecca Bunch who gives up her life in New York to follow her ex-boyfriend (and first true love) across country in the mad hopes of winning him back. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is currently in the middle of its second season and on break until January 6, take the chance to binge and catch up now!

4. Smash

The cast of Smash
The cast of Smash

TV series Smash cleverly revolved around busy Broadway stars, focusing on a group of character working on new Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe, titled Bombshell.

The series starred several big names, including Academy Award winner Angelica Huston and Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman also starred in five episodes. Smash aired for two seasons and 32 episodes before it was canceled in 2013.

3. Nashville

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere starred in Nashville
Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere starred in Nashville

Based in the country music capital of the same name, Nashville focused on the lives of several country music singers, including legendary superstar Rayna James (Connie Britton) and rising star Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere).

After receiving several Emmy and Golden Globe nomination and airing for four seasons and 86 episodes, Nashville was canceled by ABC but thankfully rescued by CMT, and currently Season 5 has just begun.

2. Empire

Fox's Empire
Fox's Empire

Fox series Empire is based in New York and centers on the hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment. The owner of the company, Lucious Lyon, must choose one of his three songs to take over the family business after he is diagnosed with ALS.

Empire is currently in the middle of a successful third season.

1. Glee

The cast of Glee Season 1
The cast of Glee Season 1

Of course it had to be on the list somewhere, the show that spun the musical TV genre into mega-popularity: Glee.

Glee premiered way back in 2009, and ran for six seasons and 121 episodes. The show followed the ups and down of the members of New Directions, the glee club from the fictitious William McKinley High School.

Not only was the TV show a success, but so was the music racking up millions of digital downloads on iTunes, a karaoke game for Wii and also live concert tours following the first and second season.

What is your all-time favorite musical TV show?

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