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Happiest Songs?

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GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 12:49pm
I just listened to My Child Will Forgive Me a few too many times and could use the pick me up. The happiest songs I can think of are:

When I Grow Up - Matilda
The Best of Times - La Cage
Hello - The Book of Mormon
King of New York - Newsies

Additions?
I leave the room smiling.
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madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 12:55pm
My weird choices:

Dance At The Gym, from West Side Story
Overture, from Gypsy
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
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N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 12:56pm
- Always look on the bright side of life.
- Dancing Queen.
- Les Mis finale


So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
Updated On: 11/21/13 at 12:56 PM
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swoboda
Understudy
joined:4/26/11
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 12:57pm
Favorite Things from Sound of Music
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Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 01:21pm
Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat.
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 01:32pm
You Mustn't Be Discouraged from Fade Out, Fade In
Poor Little Person from Henry, Sweet Henry
Walking Happy from Walking Happy
Happy Hunting and If'n from Happy Hunting
Big D from The Most Happy Fella
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
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adam.peterson44
Broadway Star
joined:9/7/11
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 02:07pm
Happy Talk from South Pacific
Together Wherever We Go from Gypsy

And i agree with King of New York from Newsies and the overture from Gypsy and would add the overture from Mamma Mia.
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theatregeek6
Broadway Star
joined:6/19/13
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 04:00pm
Tomorrow is a Latter Day (BOM)
Raise You Up/Just Be (Kinky Books)
King of New York (Newsies)
You can't stop the beat (Hairspray)
Steal you rock and roll (Memphis)

and..although it isn'ty really a happy song...it makes me happy
In Love with You (First Date)
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 04:34pm
The Pineapple Song
Meeskite

Both from the original (& best) Cabaret
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Broadway Legend
joined:12/31/69
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 07:14pm
SING HAPPY
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chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 08:07pm
'Happy In The Morning' - Woman of the Year
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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Paciencia y fe
Swing
joined:9/2/12
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 09:35pm
Expressing yourself from BILLY ELLIOT
degrassifan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/23/08
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 10:00pm
Whistle a Happy Tune from The King and I
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 11:13pm
She Loves Me from SHE LOVES ME. Pure joy distilled to three minutes' length.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
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PTOPhan
Featured Actor
joined:6/5/12
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 11:33pm
I can't remember the name of the song from "Fiddler on the Roof," where Motel sings to Tzeitel about how God has given her to him. "Do You Love Me?," also from Fiddler, is funny and sweet -- a definite upper.

"Master of the House" is a pick-me-up from "Les Mis" -- a show that desperately needs a break from the misery.

You alone can make my song take flight.
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gleek4114
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/13
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 11:39pm
Morning Person - Shrek
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/21/13 at 11:51pm
If you ever want pure musical comedy glee, look up Martin Short or Nathan Lane singing "She Loves Me" on the late show, performing variations on Short's "improbably long note" gag at the end.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 12:35am
Dear Friend (Tenderloin)
Chin Up, Ladies (Milk and Honey)
Who Can? You Can! (The Gay Life)
Open a New Window; It's Today (Mame)
Put on Your Sunday Clothes (Hello, Dolly)
Think Beautiful (I Had a Ball)
Happy Talk (South Pacifuc)
It's Great to Be Alive (Texas, Li'l Darlin')
On a Sunday by the Sea (High Button Shoes)
The Big Clown Balloons (Here's Love)
I'm Flying (Peter Pan)
Beautiful Candy; Yes, My Heart (Carnival!)



mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 08:51am
"How Can I Wait?"- PAINT YOUR WAGON

"He's Here" - HOW NOW, DOW JONES
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VeraCharles3
Featured Actor
joined:8/4/10
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 09:05am
Thanks for thread Glinda. Here are a few of mine (love some of the other suggestions too)

Rhythm of Life - Sweet Charity
It's a Fine Life & Oom Pah Pah - Oliver
Not on your Nellie - Darling of the Day
Side by Side by Side/What Would We Do Without You - Company
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madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 09:10am
Brotherhood of Man, from How to Succeed...
Dorothy Loudon's mashup of Sondheim


Loudon
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
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promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 03:29pm
Raise You Up/Just Be from Kinky Boots

Whenever I'm in a really fun mood I play La Vie Bohéme from RENT and Turn It Off from Book of Mormon.
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ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 04:23pm
Good morning Star shine - Hair
I'm a Brass Band - Sweet Charity
The Best of Times - La Cage Aux Folles
Put on a Happy Face - Bye Bye Birdie

My current favorite pick me up:
Raise Roof - The Wild Party (Lippa)
Dave19
Broadway Star
joined:12/23/11
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 04:33pm
Little patch of heaven - Home on the range

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxm0pgs49lE
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Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Happiest Songs?
Posted: 11/22/13 at 05:43pm
Hey There, Good Times - I Love My Wife
Before Your Very Eyes - The Magic Show
Chanson - The Baker's Wife
Step to the Rear - How Now, Dow Jones
Hey, Look Me Over - Wildcat
I Had a Ball - I Had a Ball
You've Got Possibilities - It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman
Omigod, You Guys - Legally Blonde
So Much Better - Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde Remix - Legally Blonde
It's All Happening - Bring It On
It Ain't No Thing - Bring It On
Heart and Music - A New Brain
I Feel So Much Spring - A New Brain
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think - Seussical
Brave Enough for Love - Jane Eyre
Wick - The Secret Garden
Make Him Mine - Witches of Eastwick
I Wish I May - Witches of Eastwick
On My Way - Violet
It's Not Too Late - Romance/Romance
Romantic Notions - Romance/Romance
Two People in Love - Baby
You Shall Go to the Ball - Soho Cinders
Into the Fire - Scarlet Pimpernel
I Do, I Do in the Sky - Drowsy Chaperone
We Dance - Once on This Island
Why We Tell the Story - Once on This Island
Welcome Home - Martin Guerre
96,000 - In the Heights
Twenty Four Hours of Lovin' - Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian

 
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