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Freak out songs

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Freak out songs#1
Posted: 10/4/19 at 9:56pm
Im looking for the type of song where the main character seems to be kind of freaking out. Its usually in comedy musicals. I have found some but the problem is that they are for women. Are there any of these types of songs for guys?




Here are a few examples:

https://youtu.be/Q2FX4OqkAnk
https://youtu.be/UjctR5nTnTY
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Freak out songs#2
Posted: 10/5/19 at 9:26am

I imagine there are many examples, but here are a few that come to mind:

"My Very Unfortunate Erection" from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

"I'm Calm" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Not as comical:

"Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd

"Live, Laugh, Love" from Follies

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Posted: 10/5/19 at 9:45am

“Tonight at eight” from she loves me

“The dressing room shuffle ” from I sing

“Apology to a cow” from batboy

 

”betrayed” from the producers

 

"I'm an American, Damnit!!! And if it's three things I don't believe in, it's quitting and math."
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Posted: 10/5/19 at 11:25am
I Hate You from If/Then

Marvin Hits Trina from Falsettos

Just One Step and Surabaya Santa from Songs for a New World

The Destruction from Carrie
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Posted: 10/5/19 at 11:49am

Franklin Shephard Inc.

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Freak out songs#6
Posted: 10/5/19 at 8:45pm

what's gonna happen - tootsie

model behavior - women on the verge

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Posted: 10/5/19 at 10:28pm

Getting Married Today :Company (for males ,only with the gender switching of the new revival coming)

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Posted: 10/5/19 at 11:18pm

Michael in the Bathroom immediately comes to mind.

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Freak out songs#9
Posted: 10/5/19 at 11:28pm
Funny - City of Angels
I'm sending pictures of the most amazing trees/You'll be obsessed with all my forest expertise
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Posted: 10/5/19 at 11:45pm

"I'm Reviewing the Situation" from OLIVER!

"Soliloquy" from CAROUSEL

"Sue Me" from GUYS AND DOLLS (though it would be hard to replicate except as a duet)

"Never Will I Marry" from GREENWILLOW

"Stop! Wait! What?" from GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE...

"How Marvin Eats His Breakfast" from IN TROUSERS

"Please Stay" from THE HAPPY TIME

"Angry Inch" from HEDWIG AND...

"Agony" from INTO THE WOODS (duet but would work as solo)

"The Honeymoon Is Over" from I DO! I DO! (also duet, but could be solo)

"A Puzzlement" from THE KING AND I

"In Praise of Women" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

"Why Can't a Woman?" from MY FAIR LADY

The OP is right that more "freak out" songs are written for women, but the above list has something for every voice, age, character, etc. And it is by no means complete.

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Posted: 10/6/19 at 12:08am
Tim Curry does “Anyone Who Had a Heart” as a gay nervous breakdown on his solo album.
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Posted: 10/6/19 at 7:14pm

It occurs to me now that either "The Right Girl" or "Buddy's Blues" from FOLLIES are also freak-out solos.

The term "freak out" covers a lot of territory. If the OP wants something frantic, these are better choices than "Live, Laugh, Love" (not that I am quarreling with the poster who proposed Ben's number).

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Posted: 10/6/19 at 8:14pm

Two GREAT Maltby/Shire "freak out" songs occurred to me in the shower. Each approaches the "freak out" in a different way:

"I Don't Remember Christmas" (ironic: the fact is the singer DOES remember Christmas and every moment of a failed relationship; the effort to deny it makes him more and more frantic) from STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW.

"What Am I Doing?" (textbook freak out remembered with the benefit of distance, but there's a very clever reversal--twist, surprise ending--at the close) from CLOSER THAN EVER.

I don't know about sheet music but both shows are available at iTunes so you can sample them before you buy anything.

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Posted: 10/7/19 at 12:14pm
The Nightmare Song from Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe.
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Posted: 10/7/19 at 1:16pm

Both "Gee Officer Krupke" and "Cool" from West Side Story have a freak out quality about them, the latter especially as it's used in the film version.

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Posted: 10/7/19 at 1:46pm

I remember the demo recording of "Adventures in Love" by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler (the same team that brought you "Taylor the Latte Boy" ) has a pretty funny freak out song for a male performer: "The Morning After".

Also, there's "And I Breathe" from "Next Thing You Know" by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham about a guy who tries to stop smoking for his girlfriend.

 

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Posted: 10/7/19 at 2:26pm

There's a cut song from Spelling Bee (at least I've seen it attributed as such) called "Eight Cigarettes a Day," which is a great slow-burn freakout. I know it appeared in the William Finn Lincoln Center concert.

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Freak out songs#18
Posted: 10/7/19 at 5:35pm

GavestonPS said: "Two GREAT Maltby/Shire"freak out" songs occurred to me in the shower. Each approaches the "freak out" in a different way:

"I Don't Remember Christmas" (ironic:the fact is the singer DOES remember Christmas and every moment of a failed relationship; the effort to deny it makes him more and more frantic) from STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW.

"What Am I Doing?"(textbook freak out remembered with the benefit of distance, but there's a very clever reversal--twist, surprise ending--at the close) from CLOSER THAN EVER.

I don't know about sheet music but both shows are available at iTunes so you can sample them before you buy anything.
"

I might also add Crossword Puzzle to this list - a funny freak out song.

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Posted: 10/7/19 at 6:04pm

"Crossword Puzzle" is a great comic song. I've never heard it done by a man, but I see no reason why it couldn't be.