Singin' in the Rain is hailed as the most favored musical of all time. (I think it's pretty darn good, but it's not my favorite.)
The songs therein were repurposed from previous musicals, so I guess they stuck with tried-and-true favorites, guaranteeing success.
Donald O'Connor, to me, outshines everyone with his comic delivery. (Not long after I was introduced to Singin', he guest-starred on an episode of The Nanny. I was ecstatic.)
There's even something for the fashionista.
The Oscar nomination went to Jean Hagen, who totally earned it as Lina Lamont, the shrill harpy of an actress.
Singin' left me with an undying adoration of Debbie Reynolds (see The Unsinkable Molly Brown).
Get a load of that footwork. Awesome, right? As a morning person, I'm up for tap dance in the a.m., but I get this clip may be offensive to night people.
I sing in the rain. Precipitation is a siman bracha.