Friday, 20 May 2011

10 and 1 - Songs From Musicals




Musicals. You either love them or hate them. For the most part, I'm a big fan, but that probably has something to do with my dreams of spontaneously bursting into song with an invisible orchestra accompanying me. That would be sweet. When I was living in London, the opportunity to see a show on the West End at an affordable price was one of the best things about being there. Recently I saw a production of Rent in Brisbane and afterwards I found myself listening to some of the best musical songs I've heard over the years. Thus forms the basis for this edition of '10 and 1.' Here are ten brilliant pieces from ten different shows and of course... one crappy one that makes me want to punch something or someone.


The 10:


Avenue Q - The Internet Is For Porn




Sweeney Todd - A Little Priest
 




Chicago - When You're Good To Mama




Phantom of the Opera - Past the Point of No Return




Wicked - Defying Gravity




West Side Story - A Boy Like That/I Have A Love




Legally Blonde - Omigod You Guys




Ragtime - Your Daddy's Son




Rent - Today 4 U




Les Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream




And 1:


Singin' In The Rain - Singin' In The Rain




Sorry if you're a fan... but the song and the whole show causes my ears pain. It's got nothing on Angel the dog killer or Elphaba the witch. What are your favourite songs from musicals?

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