I've discussed Les Miserables before.
However, this particular song has always stuck with me and resonates with me more than when I was 11 when I first saw the musical. This musical, in general, was the first I really liked. I saw Cats before this one, and I may or may not have seen Phantom of the Opera.
It must have been the music more than the story line, because I think I basically missed the plot at 11. The only thing I really understood was there was man who was being chased. Missed everything else. But I did ask my parents to buy me the soundtrack afterward, and for my birthday (the 11th) I asked for the soundtrack of the movie version. While I will not be listening to any of Russel Crowe's songs (sorry, dude) I will be enjoying Anne Hathaway.
Trying to choose between this song and One Day More (another favorite), and beginning to transcribe both, I finally decided on this one. For me, it carries more meaning and is more substance than it is flash. In the end, that's more important to me.