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Scores That didn't Have One Single Bad Song In It?

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Chess
Les Miserables
Follies
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CATSNYrevival
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Wait, which version of Chess?
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Jordan Catalano
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Good Vibrations
All Shook Up
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michellek45
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Shenandoah and On the Town are the only ones that come to mind.
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My Fair Lady.
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WithoutATrace
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The first thing that came to my mind was LES MISERABLES
Owen22
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Even those mentioned above have one or two mediocre, if not klunker, songs in them.

I'd say, maybe, "Guys and Dolls", though I can't even say I love "Marry the Man Today" or "Sue Me"... but that's the closest I can think of off the top of my head..
After Eight
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My Fair Lady
Kiss Me, Kate
Hello, Dolly!
Milk and Honey
Tenderloin
The Gay Life

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Gypsy
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Guys and Dolls
The Music Man
West Side Story
My Fair Lady
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Into The Woods
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Finian's Rainbow
Show Boat
South Pacific
The Fantasticks
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
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Into the Woods
Sweeney Todd
West Side Story
Evita
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Oklahoma
Carousel
Gypsy
Sweeney Todd

Scores with just one "baddie"
Last Five Years
Kiss Me Kate
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wickedfan
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Plenty. These are shows that I think don't have a bad song in the sense that they are well crafted and fit perfectly into the show (in addition to the fact that I enjoy the hell out of them):
Show Boat, No No Nanette (these don't so much fit into the show, but it's one of the most enjoyable scores ever), South Pacific, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, Gypsy (I love "Little Lamb," shoot me), Little Me, A Little Night Music ("Liaisons" is a fantastic song, some actresses just don't do it justice), Sweeney Todd, A Chorus Line, Nine, City of Angels, Crazy For You (yes it counts), Ragtime, The Full Monty, Caroline or Change, and Next to Normal.

Some honorable mentions: Great scores that have a song in them I don't like, but many seem to enjoy: Carousel ("Highest Judge of All"), On the 20th Century ("I Rise Again"), Follies ("One More Kiss"), Evita ("Art of the Possible"), Les Miserables ("Little People"), Light in the Piazza ("The Joy You Feel"), The Book of Mormon ("I Am Here For You"), and Grey Gardens ("Marry Well")
"Sing the words, Patti!!!!" Stephen Sondheim to Patti LuPone.
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Skip2
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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

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If the score with no clunkers in it exists, I have yet to hear it, I think.

Updated On: 7/24/12 at 12:24 AM
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Nettik
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West Side Story
Company
South Pacific
Guys and Dolls
Songs for a New World

(Just my opinion)
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I am pretty new to Broadway but "Next to Normal" is impeccable to me. But no one else listed it so please don't eat me alive.


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Updated On: 7/24/12 at 04:10 AM
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Little Shop of Horrors.
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HistoryBoy2
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The first two that immediately came to mind were Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. West Side Story is pretty solid too, if you look at Krupke as a song and ignore its placement.
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tazber
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Nine
Gypsy
Parade
Evita
Les Miz
Into the Woods
Merrily We Roll Along
Sunset Blvd.
Pal Joey
The King and I
City of Angels
On the Twentieth Century
Sweet Charity
Cabaret (the original, but even more so the 54 revival)
Fiddler on the Roof
Hallelujah Baby
Shenandoah
Little Shop of Horrors
The Rocky Horror Show
The Sound of Music
Flower Drum Song
Guys and Dolls
West Side Story
A Chorus Line
Annie
Rags
The Apple Tree (Even the cut song "I'm Lost" is a keeper)
Hair
The Last 5 Years
Grey Gardens

And if revues count:

Closer Than Ever
Ain't Misbehavin
Sophisticated Ladies


Special mention:

Hot Mikado

And finally a brilliant score with one song that I don't care for:

The Light in the Piazza (Aiutami being the one song I dislike)

....but the world goes 'round
Updated On: 7/24/12 at 07:48 AM
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henrikegerman
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I'm confused by your question. There are countless scores which have absolutely no "bad" songs in them. Are you asking about scores in which songs are without exception great?
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tazber
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It's just another "list" thread, completely based on personal opinion I believe.



....but the world goes 'round
After Eight
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"If the score with no klunkers in it exists, I have yet to hear it, I think."

I'd say you need to listen to more scores.

But surely, you, of all people, can't believe that Once has a clunker in it.


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