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I have decided to use my poll-creating powers to create a multi-stage vote off to choose the best musical songs of all time. I will then make a CD of them!

So! Comment here with your favorite songs and I will gather them all into a poll. To get you started, here are some of mine, in no particular order:

Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat (Guys and Dolls)
Luck Be a Lady (Guys and Dolls)
Wig In a Box (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
The Origin of Love (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Cell Block Tango (Chicago)
We Both Reached For the Gun (Chicago)
Schadenfreude (Avenue Q)
The Internet Is For Porn (Avenue Q)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
Take Me or Leave Me (Rent)
La Vie Boheme (Rent)
But, Mr. Adams (1776)
If I Loved You (Carousel)
Why Can't the English? (My Fair Lady)
On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
This Nearly Was Mine (South Pacific)
Younger Than Springtime (South Pacific)
Hair (Hair)
Let the Sun Shine In (Hair)
Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
To Life (Fiddler on the Roof)
Far From The Home I Love (Fidder on the Roof)
Surrey With a Fringe On Top (Oklahoma!)
The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl (Music Man)
Stars (Les Miserables)
One Day More (Les Miserables)
On My Own (Les Miserables)
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables (Les Miserables)

Come on! I know you all have opinions on this. ;)

Date: 2009-04-03 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ooh fun!

first, yours -

one day more
let the sunshine in
on the street where you live
luck be a lady

mine! -

some enchanted evening (but the south pacific revival - most recent!)
everything's coming up roses (again Bernadette Peter's version)
little girls - annie
easy street (love love LOVE) - annie
america - west side story (I prefer the movie version)
somewhere - west side story
the night they invented champagne - gigi
cabaret - cabaret
wilkommen - cabaret
all that jazz - chicago
hey there - the pajama game
nothing - a chorus line
one - a chorus line
anything goes - anything goes
in praise of women - a little night music
a little priest - sweeney todd (definitely the BROADWAY version)
run freedom run - urinetown
being alive - company
marry me, a little - company
suddenly seymour - little shop of horrors
somewhere that's green - little shop of horrors
steam heat - the pajama game
moments in the woods - into the woods
I won't send roses - mack and mable
wherever he ain't - mack and mable
time heals everything - mack and mable
ya got trouble - music man (I learned ALL the words to this I loved it so much hehe)
marian the librarian - music man
till there was you - music man
wouldn't it be loverly - my fair lady
the flick knife song (otherwise known as mack the knife) - threepenny opera
42nd Street - 42nd Street
brotherhood of man - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
company way - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
paris original - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
if I were a bell - guys and dolls
take back your mink - guys and dolls
runyonland music (horse race song) - guys and dolls
bewitched, bothered and bewildered - pal joey
betrayed - the producers
when you got it, flaunt it - the producers
sooner or later - (okay, so this was in a movie - Dick Tracy but it is a stephen sondheim standard and all of the best have sung it and damn it I am in love with this song at the moment - SO THERE! haha)
le jazz hot - victor/victoria
as long as he needs me - oliver
oomp-pah-pah - oliver
i'm going back - bells are ringing

*whew* well I think I will just stop there. I seem to either like really famous songs, or really random ones that few people have heard of! oh well!

that was way too much fun. . .

Date: 2009-04-03 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Les Miserables:
"Who Am I?"
"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables"

"I've Heard It All Before"
"Meditation II"

Into the Woods:
"Moments in the Woods"
"Children Will Listen"

South Pacific:
"Younger Than Springtime"
"You've Got to be Taught"

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More, With Feeling:
"Rest In Peace"
"Walk Through the Fire"
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
Edited Date: 2009-04-03 01:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-04-03 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those are all good choices. :D

Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (The Phantom of the Opera)
Portrait of a Girl (Bare)
See Me (Bare)
Touch Me (Spring Awakening)
Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind (Spring Awakening)
Make Them Hear You (Ragtime)
You'll Never Get Away From Me (Gypsy)
Nobody's Side (Chess)
Pity the Child (Chess)
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
Like Father, Like Son (Aida)
Maybe This Time (Cabaret)
The Beauty Is (The Light in the Piazza)
Lost in the Wilderness (Children of Eden)
The Army Song (The Threepenny Opera)
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)
Take a Chance on Me (Little Women)
Some Things Are Meant to Be (Little Women)
Why God, Why? (Miss Saigon)
Bui Doi (Miss Saigon)
Giants in the Sky (Into the Woods)
Stay With Me (Into the Woods)
Chip on My Shoulder (Legally Blonde)
By My Side (Godspell)
Momma Look Sharp (1776)
Marry Me a Little (Company)
Being Alive (Company)
This Is Not Over Yet (Parade)
Morning Glow (Pippin)
With You (Pippin
Love Song (Pippin)
Dulcinea (Man of La Mancha)
Keep It Gay (The Producers)
Betrayed (The Producers)
Race You to the Top of the Morning (The Secret Garden)
The Song That Goes Like This (Spamalot)
You Won't Succeed on Broadway (Spamalot)
America (West Side Story)
Dancing Through Life (Wicked)
Children, Children (Bat Boy)
Electricity (Billy Elliot)
If I Didn't Believe In You (The Last Five Years)
King of the World (Songs For A New World)
I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You (Evita)

I tried to keep myself under control, but when it comes to musicals, I just don't have any. XD

Date: 2009-04-03 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You and others have already listed most of my favorites, but I've got a few yet to add:

Waiting for Life (Once on this Island)
Forever Yours (Once on this Island)
Mama Will Provide (Once on this Island)
Why We Tell the Story (Once on this Island)
Another Suitcase in Another Hall (Evita)
Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Evita)
Waltz for Eva and Che (Evita)
You Must Love Me (Evita)
Goodbye Until Tomorrow (The Last Five Years)
Another Day (Rent)
Out Here on My Own (Fame)
Wicked Little Town (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

Date: 2009-04-03 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, without looking at other comments:

America, West Side Story
Somewhere, West side story
All the Same, Man of la Mancha
Tomorrow Belongs to Me, Cabaret
Cabaret, Cabaret
With a Little Bit of Luck, My Fair Lady
All of Notre Dame de Paris
Afraid, Thrill Me (so sue me; and actually, you've totally never heard this one)

Yay, I like this! (Also, pretty much any other song from West Side Story or Cabaret of My Fair Lady makes me happy.)

Date: 2009-04-03 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Midnight Radio (Hedwig...)
The Timewarp (Rocky Horror)
Jailhouse Tango (?) (Chicago)
Memories (Cats...I know it's cliche, but it's one of my faves)
Main Theme of Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd)
Tits and Ass (Chorus Line)
La Resistance (South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut)
Popular (Wicked)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)

Date: 2009-04-03 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is so sadly telling that *this* forces me to de-lurk. Still reading LJ daily, and I love your posts.

I looked through the other comments, and love them. But am always puzzled at the Sondheim worship. I love some that have already been posted, but here are some (I think) that haven't.

The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) *ducks*
Oklahoma (Oklahoma)
Goodbye Old Girl (Damn Yankees)
Heaven On Their Minds (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Somewhere That's Green (Little Shop of Horrors)
I Can Hear the Bells (Hairspray)
Step-Sister's Lament (Cinderella)
Something's Coming (West Side Story)
Didn't Know I'd Love You So Much (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
Any cheez from Beethoven's Last Night
Day By Day ( Godspell)
Mary Jane (Reefer Madness)
I Can't Read Him (Gutenberg! The Musical!)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
Who Will Buy (Oliver)
Love Look Away (Flower Drum Song)
She Loves Me (She Loves Me)
River In the Rain (Big River)
Sweet Liberty (Jane Eyre)
InĂștil (In the Heights)

I love all. Some because they make me laugh. (Looking at you, Jane Eyre.) I really want this cd.

Date: 2009-04-03 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There is a Gutenberg musical!?!

Oh, I will be making the CD available to everyone. :)

Date: 2009-04-04 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy crap, is there ever. And it is wonderful.!_The_Musical!


you've found my weakness

Date: 2009-04-05 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh crap.... i am going to have to go with "one day more" from les mis, with "to life" from fiddler a close second.

Date: 2009-04-05 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh, i'm supposed to say my favorites... okay, seriously... "with cat like tread" from pirates of penzance is SOOO GOOD... and
sunrise sunset" from fiddler... also "a person can develop a cold" from guys and dolls


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