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ALWAYS STARTING OVER - viable as a single ?

Claudia Draper
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joined:6/14/11
After the radio success of “LET IT GO”, I think TEAM IDINA should consider an “adult contemporary” version of “ALWAYS STARTING OVER”. It is a worthy follow up single, IMO.
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
Agreed.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
They'd have to remove the f-bomb.
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qolbinau
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joined:6/29/08
I'm actually wondering how they are going to do it on the Tonys haterobics.

I'll be surprised if this is made as a single. I enjoy it but I actually had to listen to it over and over again before I could really distinguish the melodies etc. I wouldn't say it is a catchy song like LET IT GO is.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Well, they haven't announced what she is singing yet... she wouldn't confirm anything on Show People.
Claudia Draper
Stand-by
joined:6/14/11
It is probably LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT..but, I hope it is STARTING OVER
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RachelJean
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joined:12/12/12
I'm really hoping she sings "Always Starting Over" at the Tonys. "Learn to Live Without" is beautiful but it's not right for the broadcast in my opinion.
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jnb9872
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joined:11/24/08
I don't think "Always Starting Over" is single material, personally. It's an 11:00 number, but it's a lot of histrionics without a very memorable hook, if you ask me. I found "Some Other Me" a much more memorable melody, and a song that's probably easier to translate to a single version (a la "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" - a duet in PROMISES, PROMISES - becoming a solo hit for Dionne Warwick.)

But I don't think much in the score is as strong a potential hit as "Let It Go" has been. Also, keeping in mind that IF/THEN has been seen by only a fraction of those who've seen FROZEN there isn't as wide a base on which to build a successful platform to launch. But if any show could launch a hit single, I'll agree Idina and IF/THEN might stand the best chance.
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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mschwager
Stand-by
joined:11/21/11
Looks like they're definitely pushing You Learn to Live Without
YLTLW Music Video
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carolinaguy
Understudy
joined:10/13/06
If they want to sell tickets through the summer, they need to have Idina belt out "Always Starting Over". She's already done "YLTLW" on national TV at least twice. It would feel very been-there-done-that on the Tonys.
But just remembering you've had an "and" When you're back to "or" Makes the "or" mean more than it did before Now I understand! And it's time to leave the woods.
madela2
Swing
joined:6/4/14
I completely agree about YLTLW on the Tony's. Have heard that song on so many shows and clips. She had also been doing that one at concerts last year, I believe.

I would love to hear something different on Sunday.

Updated On: 6/5/14 at 02:53 PM
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fingerlakessinger
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joined:11/18/10
For the love of God, if she doesn't sing ALWAYS STARTING OVER, I'm gonna be very sad.
Also, they could just have her say "Thank you for finding me and thank you for the care. And SCREW you for making me think..." possibly?
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NeverSoShy
Understudy
joined:10/8/11
She's been performing Learn to Live Without since (at least) her tour a couple of years ago, so I think it's always been the one that they've been pushing. I really hope she does Always Starting Over at the Tonys though, it would be really nice to hear her performing something different for a tv appearance
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
"I completely agree about YLTLW on the Tony's. Have heard that song on so many shows and clips. She had also been doing that one at concerts last year, I believe."

Most people watching the Tonys will likely have heard none of the songs from the show, though. I know tons of people who make a habit of watching the Tonys to decide what they want to see on Broadway, and whatever is performed is the basis for what they know/think about a show.

 
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