Our Favourite Marilyn Monroe Musical Moments

Marilyn Monroe was born 94 years ago today. Here, we celebrate the silver screen legend with a few of our favourite musical clips from some of her most legendary films.

The blond curls, the red lips, the sultry voice and the curvy figure that has captivated generations of fans—there’s only one Marilyn Monroe. The silver screen legend would have turned 90 today and, though she passed away in 1962, her legacy has not diminished. Though the blond bombshell has often been imitated, there is no one quite like the original.

Since we can’t sing Happy Birthday to her in person, we celebrate Monroe’s 90th with a few of our favourite musical clips from some of her most legendary films.

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

With Marilyn’s sultry smile and gorgeous locks, it’s not hard to see why “Gentlemen Prefer Blonds”.

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend by zoomermedia

I Wanna Be Loved By You

Originally written for 1928 musical Good Boy, Monroe made this song one of her trade mark tunes in Some Like it Hot.

I Wanna Be Loved By You by zoomermedia

Runnin’ Wild

Tony Curtis and John Lemmon may don dresses, but Marilyn was the true beauty of Some Like it Hot.


Monroe’s Vicky Parker steals the song — and the show — with her sensual take on the song in There’s No Business Like Show Business.

Skirt blowing scene from The Seven Year Itch

It’s not a musical number, but it is reportedly one of the most iconic scenes of 20th century film. It’s hard not to think of Marilyn without recalling her classic white dress billowing around her as a subway passes beneath the grate.