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What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 9:25 am
by Tycoon
For all you fans of musicals out there....

Which is your favorite song?

My personal favorite is "The best of times" from La Cage aux Folles!

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 10:54 pm
by Leonidas
The Phantom of the Opera, hands down. Anything related to the story of the Phantom of the Opera (particularly the original novel and Susan Kay's novel) is a favorite of mine. I was introduced to it through ALW's musical, though, when I was very young. Like six. I just saw the show for the first time last week and it only cemented my love for the story and show.

Plus, it's just an amazing song, consistently sung by amazing people.

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 11:14 pm
by cheekychook
Officer Krupke --- West Side Story


Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 12:44 am
by Robin
Mr. Cellophane from Chicago... (I love that musical).

Anything from Little Shop of Horrors (dont know if it was on Broadway), Wicked (LOVED IT!), Fiddler on the Roof (If I were a rich man-- top fave)


Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 9:11 am
by Down the well
I see I'm not the only one to discover the wondrous virtue of the youtube button!

I know I'm a geek, but I truly loved Wicked! Defying Gravity. Chills.

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 9:51 am
by Harper Karcz
As a lifetime musical geek, this is a hard one.

I'm gonna go with my old standby (and also my most-played song on iTunes): "The Ladies Who Lunch," from Company. "Everybody riiiiiiise!"


Rounding out my top 5:

"At The Ballet," from A Chorus Line
"Stars and the Moon," from Songs for a New World
"Losing My Mind," from Follies
"Move On," from Sunday in the Park with George

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 10:30 am
by Robin
Down the well wrote:I see I'm not the only one to discover the wondrous virtue of the youtube button!

I know I'm a geek, but I truly loved Wicked! Defying Gravity. Chills.
For you, my friend. Enjoy. (I get chills watching this. Love this musical!!)



BTW, Yes, I like the button. The button is my new bff ;)

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 11:47 am
by Mira
How can I possibly choose one????

Here's my top list, but I love so many:

Defying Gravity (Wicked. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm going soon. Very excited!)
Easy to be Hard (Hair)
If I Loved You (Carousel)
The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha). Also, Dulcinea
The Sound of Music (Sound of Music)
What I did for Love (Chorus Line) also, At the Ballet
Old Man River (Showboat)

So many - Les Mis, Gypsy, Fiddler, Joseph and the Dream Coat, West Side Story, arrrghhh. So many. :)

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 12:08 pm
by Down the well
YES!!!!

That song comes just before the intermission. After seeing her fly like that, and belting out those notes...you walk out into the lobby and all the women are crying. Then they...*ahem*...we rush the concession stands to buy "Defying Gravity" t-shirts. Good times.

Robin wrote:BTW, Yes, I like the button. The button is my new bff ;)
I know. I'm going to have to learn to restrain my impulsive nature. Yeah, right. :)



GET HER!! SHE'S WICKED!!! he, he, he. I love it.

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 4:01 pm
by Tycoon
I also like a few songs from Avenue Q...

Everyones a little bit racist
The internet is for porn
If you were gay
It sucks to be me

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 8:54 pm
by Mira
Oh, and Sweeney Todd!

My favorite is probably 'Nothings going to harm you', which wasn't in the movie.

Also, Pretty Women for the melody and The Worst Pies in London. Lol.

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 7th, 2010, 12:25 am
by aspiring_x
Not sure if it was ever on Broadway, but I ADORE the Lonesome Polecat song from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers!
don't know how to make that video clippy thing but here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLcVhPrZFPI

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 11:54 pm
by Anatole
Absolutely anything from The Phantom of the Opera

From its sequel, I'd go with:

"Til I Hear You Sing," "Beneath a Moonless Sky," "The Beauty Underneath," both versions of "Devil Take the Hindmost," and, of course, "Love Never Dies."

Sierra Boggess is great, but if you get the chance, listen to Ayaka Hirahara's version . . . it's absolutely gorgeous. ^-^

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 21st, 2010, 4:26 am
by Mira
I just saw Wicked tonight. WOW.

Wonderful. :)

Re: What is your most favorite Broadway musical song?

Posted: August 21st, 2010, 10:34 am
by stephmcgee
Wicked and Phantom are by far my favorite Broadway plays. I love any of the songs from them. (I lived Loathing, from Wicked.) And any song (except Marius and Cosette's love themes) from Les Mis.