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Best songs of the season?

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TylerJia
Swing
joined:12/12/09
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 09:13am
Been listening to several cast recordings of this last season today and just been thinking about how although it's not been a groundbreaking year, there have been a few outstanding tunes, and was just wondering about everyone else's opinion?

I've loved "I've Decided to Marry You" from Gentleman's Guide, "One Second and a Million Miles" from Bridges, "Fight The Dragons" from Big Fish, "Our Love Is God" from Heathers (I know, off-broadway) and NPH's "Origin of Love" (if it counts!)

Thoughts?

Updated On: 6/22/14 at 09:13 AM
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Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 09:41am
Say what you want about the show, but "The Things I Never Said" from First Date is now one of my favorite songs, along with "Always Starting Over" from If/Then.
skylight2
Understudy
joined:6/13/14
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 09:52am
I like "One Second and A Million Miles" and "It All Fades Away" from Bridges & "You Learn to Live Without" and "Always Starting Over" from If/Then.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 09:54am
Mine were:
"Always Starting Over" - If/Then
"Seventeen" - Heathers
(If Hedwig Counts) Wicked Little Town - Hedwig
"One Second and A Million Miles" and "All Fades Away" - Bridges
"Raining" - Rocky
"Let It Sing" - Violet
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Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 10:01am
In addition to "I've Decided to Marry You", I'm torn between "That Horrible Woman" and the first "Why Are All the Dysquiths Dying?"
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 10:44am
Always Starting Over - If/Then
Some Other Me - If/Then
Best Worst Mistake - If/Then
One Second and a Million Miles - The Bridges of Madison County
State Road 21 - The Bridges of Madison County
Suger Daddy - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
hanabana
Featured Actor
joined:5/12/12
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 10:56am
I actually thought this season had a lot of great songs, despite the fact that many shows did not last for a long time... Here are my favorites:

From Big Fish:
"Be The Hero"
"Time Stops"
"Daffodils"
"Fight The Dragons"
"How It Ends"

From First Date:
"Safer"
"Things I've Never Said"
"In Love With You"

Bridges of Madison County:
"One Second And A Million Miles"
"Almost Real"
"It All Fades Away"

Aladdin:
"A Million Miles Away"
"Proud of Your Boy" (This counts right?)

Rocky:
"Raining"
"Happiness"
"Keep On Standing"

Gentleman's Guide:
"Poison In My Pocket"
"Lady Hyacinth Abroad" (Hilarious!)

Updated On: 6/22/14 at 10:56 AM
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IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 11:44am
Just from original scores (not first time Broadway revivals like HEDWIG or VIOLET). These are just some of my person favorites...

'Always Starting Over' IF/THEN

'I've Decided to Marry You" A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

"One Second and A Million Miles" THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

'Time Stops' BIG FISH

'You Don't Need to Love Me' IF/THEN

'Always Better' THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

'Almost Real' THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

'It All Fades Away' THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

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Elfuhbuh
Stand-by
joined:3/23/14
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 11:47am
"What the F**k" from If/Then makes me chuckle every time I listen to it.
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FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 12:37pm
My Nose Ain't Broken - ROCKY
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broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:45pm
I don't think anything from Violet or Hedwig counts as a song from this season. If so, just about the entire Hedwig score and a few of the songs from Violet would rank at the top for me.

My list: (in rough order)
"I've Decided to Marry You" from A Gentleman's Guide
"It All Fades Away" Bridges
"That Horrible Woman" A Gentleman's Guide
"Always Starting Over" If/Then, it would be even more powerful if the rest of the score didn't have the exact same sound and message
"I Don't Understand the Poor" A Gentleman's Guide
"Raining" from Rocky - a horrible show gave us a beautiful ballad. If only the rest of the score even came close to the brilliance achieved here. The songs sounds written for Margot Seibert's voice as well.
"One Second and a Million Miles" Bridges
"Better with a Man" from A Gentleman's Guide
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:59pm
Bridges - It All Fades Away
Fun Home - Telephone Wire
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/22/14 at 05:32pm
Yeah I found a lot of great songs this season.

"I've Decided to Marry You" is pretty handily the best song from GENT'S GUIDE to me, and the highlight of the show (non-Jefferson Mays division.)

Other highlights, to me:
"Ring of Keys" from FUN HOME
Much of the second act of BRIDGES, including "One Second and a Million Miles", "Almost Real", "It All Fades Away" and "Always Better"
"Raining" and "Keep On Standing" from ROCKY
"1650 Broadway Medley" from BEAUTIFUL (the songs are old classic but this medley is fantastic!)
That one pop/rock up-tempo ballad from IF/THEN about choices and possibilities that repeats dozens of times during the show with different titles.

Also, since I first saw GREAT COMET during this season's run, I have to include "Sonya Alone", "The Duel", "Pierre & Natasha", "No One Else", "Pierre", "Prologue" and "The Great Comet of 1812." That was easily my favorite score of this year, if I'm allowed that not having seen it at Ars Nova.
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/23/14 at 09:49am
"Letters" from Great Comet is brilliant as well. Fantastic score.
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broadwayfan1995
Understudy
joined:6/5/14
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/23/14 at 07:17pm
Always Starting Over from If/Then
mrmushnik
Swing
joined:6/3/14
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/23/14 at 07:56pm
I'd Order Love (First Date)
Safer (First Date)
To Build a Home (Bridges)
Wondering (Bridges)
Be the Hero/Fight the Dragon (Big Fish)
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mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Best songs of the season?
Posted: 6/23/14 at 07:56pm
"Living Dead" from JASPER IN DEADLAND
"I've Decided to Marry You" from A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
"Always Starting Over" from IF/THEN
"Flying Away" from FUN HOME
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