What are you top 3 favorite songs from a broadway musical?

for example:

1. Marry the Man Today (Guys and Dolls)

2. One Day More (Les Miz)

3. No One is Alone (Into the Woods)

(u can have more if ud like!)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I hold very very high standards for Broadway scores. Musical theater, for me, is one of the highest arts one can pursue. I think to make a good song, a composer and lyricist must be able to forward the plot in the song through both music and lyrics. Likewise, they must be organic to the character. Repeating melodies over and over again within the song and within a show do not a good score make. Phantom? Grease? Annie? Really? Oy vey!

    That being said, my favorite songs from a musical are:

    "The Beauty Is" from The Light in the Piazza

    "Back to Before" from Ragtime

    "Breeze Off the River" from The Full Monty

    "Petrified" from Taboo

    "Prologue" from Into the Woods

    "Pretty Little Picture" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    "A Little Priest" from Sweeney Todd

    "I Can Do Better Than That" from The Last Five Years

    (sorry, I couldn't just stick to 3!)

  • 1 decade ago

    Only 3? ;)

    These are the three that come to mind, though I must say my musical obsessions change frequently:

    1. "Don't Rain on My Parade" - Funny Girl. After a bad day at work, I crank this up in my car and belt it on the way home. Yes, people look at me funny, why do you ask?

    2. "Gimmie Gimmie" - Throughly Modern Millie. Very fun to sing and just makes me smile.

    3. (Tie) "La Vie Boheme" from RENT and "I Wish I Could Go Back to College" from Avenue Q. Both mean a lot to me post-college graduation, and seeing them being performed in person is truly a sight to behold.

  • 1 decade ago

    Will I (rent)

    La Vie Boheme (rent)

    One Song Glory (rent)

    i know i'm a bit obsessed. It's hard to pick favorites for me. I love every song from that musical. Halloween, Goodbye Love, What You Own, Out Tongight, I'll Cover You. Okay, i've said enough about rent. top three from musicals besides rent...

    Louder Than Words (tick, tick... boom!)

    Written in the Stars (aida)

    Somebody Kill Me (the wedding singer)

    okay, i ramble alot. sorry. liked your question. okay...

    BYE!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. The point of No return - Phantom of the Opera

    2. Without You - RENT

    3. Rich Man - Fiddler on the Roof

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  • 1 decade ago

    I like Climb every Mountain ( Sound of Music)

    76 Trumbones (Music Man)

    Oklahoma (Oklahoma)

    Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on Roof)

  • 1 decade ago

    The impossible dream - man of lamancha

    Music of the Night - Phantome

    Never Met a Man I Didn't like - Will Rogers Follies.

    and many more

  • 1 decade ago

    1. La Vie Boheme (Rent)

    2. What is this Feeling (Wicked)

    3. It's All Over (Dream Girls)

  • 1 decade ago

    1.Out Tonight

    2.Dancing through Life

    3.La Vie Boheme A&B!

    RENT AND WICKED!!!

    It was REALLY hard to pick but the others[in no particular order] are:

    Goodbye Love, Halloween,Without you,The Wizard and I, Defying Gravity,What you own,For good, The last midnight, Giant in the sky, jus the 2 of us, Ill cover you, I should tell you, No Good Deed and As Long as your mine

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ahhah.

    "No One Is Alone" - Into the Woods

    "Abductions" - The Fantasticks /Revival/

    "Never Say No" - The Fantasticks

  • 1 decade ago

    Just one comes to mind: "Sunrise, Sunset" , from Fiddler on the Roof.

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