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Best Songs of the Decade

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Best Songs of the Decade#1
Posted: 12/28/19 at 10:29am

I saw a few posts about the best production and best performance of the decade but I thought it would be neat to see what everyone thinks the best songs of the decade are. It looks like a few people beat me to it but I found some other people doing this on Twitter:

 

https://twitter.com/AshCollardMusic/status/1207377259302195200

https://twitter.com/MGrossman92/status/1210767253597065218

 

I think Alexander Hamilton probably tops it for me. What do you think?

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Best Songs of the Decade#2
Posted: 12/30/19 at 7:53am

She Used To Be Mine--Waitress

Alexander Hamilton/Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down/Wait For It -Hamilton 

Stay I Pray You -Anastasia 

Most of the songs from Once On This Island 

Welcome Home (Reprise) -Bandstand 

Wait For Me (Reprise) -Hadestown 

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Best Songs of the Decade#3
Posted: 12/30/19 at 9:45am

None of the songs in Once On This Island belong here because they weren't written this decade. The original Broadway production of OOTI premiered in 1990.

 

I would add:

Omar Sharif - The Band's Visit

Not My Father's Son - Kinky Boots

Seventeen - Heathers

One Second And A Million Miles - The Bridges of Madison County

Memphis Lives In Me - Memphis

Changing My Major - Fun Home

 

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Best Songs of the Decade#4
Posted: 12/30/19 at 9:52am

"The Room Where It Happened" (Hamilton) and "When I Grow Up" (Matilda).

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Best Songs of the Decade#5
Posted: 12/30/19 at 10:40am

My top choice would probably have to be "Answer Me" from The Band's Visit!

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Best Songs of the Decade#6
Posted: 12/30/19 at 12:31pm

My favorites, alphabetical by show:

Answer Me - The Band's Visit

Public Life - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Joseph Smith American Moses - The Book of Mormon

Man I Never Knew - The Burnt Part Boys

Before It's Over - Dogfight

The Time Keeps Changing - Fortress of Solitude

Ring of Keys - Fun Home

Hero - Ghost Quartet

The Desert - Giant

Why We Build The Wall - Hadestown

Right Hand Man - Hamilton

I Love Betsy - Honeymoon in Vegas

Evergreen - Light Years

The Tuba Song - Love Labour's Lost

When I Grow Up - Matilda

No One Else - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Actually - Octet

On the Other Side - Queen of the Mist

Commencing in Chattanooga - The Scottsboro Boys

What Baking Can Do - Waitress

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Best Songs of the Decade#7
Posted: 12/30/19 at 2:35pm

I love a lot of songs from Once, but they were all from the film that came out in the previous decade. So, in no particular order...

Omar Sharif and Haled's Song About Love - The Band's Visit

It's Quiet Uptown and The Room Where It Happens - Hamilton

She Used To Be Mine - Waitress

Ring of Keys and Changing My Major - Fun Home

Asheville - Bright Star

You Will Be Found and Requiem - Dear Evan Hansen

Welcome to the Rock - Come From Away

Wait for Me - Hadestown

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Best Songs of the Decade#8
Posted: 12/30/19 at 2:46pm

Great picks so far... I wholeheartedly agree with:

Answer Me - The Band's Visit

When I Grow Up - Matlida

She Used to be Mine - Waitress

Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles - Bridges of Madison County

Hamilton - so tough to pick one or two of many... but I'm going to say One Last Time and Burn

I'll add a couple more:

For Forever - Dear Evan Hansen (the score is full of great songs... this one is my favorite.  alt - In the Bedroom Down the Hall - perhaps the best song written for a musical that I may never see performed on stage...)

With You - Ghost the Musical (a stunner... whether you like the show or not)

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Best Songs of the Decade#9
Posted: 12/30/19 at 4:39pm

1. She Used To Be Mine (Waitress) 

2. With You (Ghost)

3. Telephone Wire (Fun Home)

4. Days and Days (Fun Home)

5. Hold Me In Your Heart (Kinky Boots)

6. Always Starting Over (If/Then)

7. It’s Quiet Uptown (Hamilton)

8. At Long Last (Bright Star)

9. Theme Song (The View Upstairs)

10. One Second and A Million Miles (Bridges of Madison County)

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Best Songs of the Decade#10
Posted: 12/30/19 at 4:53pm

"It All Fades Away" (Bridges of Madison County)

"Memphis Lives In Me" (Memphis)

"Sincerely, Me" (Dear Evan Hansen)

"Sex Is in the Heel" (Kinky Boots)

"Road To Hell (Reprise)" (Hadestown)

 

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Best Songs of the Decade#11
Posted: 12/30/19 at 5:08pm
Agree with much of what’s been said already, I’d throw in:

Dust and Ashes- The Great Comet
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Best Songs of the Decade#12
Posted: 12/30/19 at 5:14pm

"Everything About You" - Groundhog Day

"Washington On Your Side" - Hamilton

"Nobody" - Bandstand

"Santa Fe" - Newsies

"Love Will Stand When All Else Falls" - Memphis

"Hard to Be the Bard" - Something Rotten!

"Me And The Sky" - Come From Away

"Go Back Home" - The Scottsboro Boys

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Best Songs of the Decade#13
Posted: 12/30/19 at 5:37pm

I would not chose it as the best, but I have to mention:

"Michael in the Bathroom" from Be More Chill.

It wasn't alone, that show had a couple of great songs.  But can any other soundtrack claim to be the whole reason the show made it to Broadway?  Probably not.

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Best Songs of the Decade#14
Posted: 12/30/19 at 8:29pm

Welcome Home and This is Life -- Bandstand

Answer Me -- The Band's Visit

Dust and Ashes -- The Great Comet

The Great Comet of 1912 -- the Great Comet (listed as former, essentially the finale)

Words Fail and So Big / So Small -- DEH

My Shot, Yorktown and Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story -- Hamilton

I've Decided to Marry You and Foolish to Think -- A Gentleman's Guide

Welcome to the Rock -- Come From Away

Ring of Keys -- Fun Home

When Your Feet Don't Touch the Ground and Believe -- Finding Neverland

Not My Father's Son -- Kinky Boots

 

My favorite:  When Your Feet Don't Touch the Ground and Welcome Home

 
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Best Songs of the Decade#15
Posted: 12/31/19 at 6:57am
"For Forever"-- Dear Evan

"I've Decided to Marry You"-- Gentleman's Guide (when you include the funny staging of the song)

"Me and the Sky"-- Come from Away
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Best Songs of the Decade#16
Posted: 12/31/19 at 9:12am
With You - GHOST
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Best Songs of the Decade#17
Posted: 12/31/19 at 5:10pm

Many of mine have already been mentioned and I was glad to see Go Back Home and It All Fades Away appear. . And it's interesting that three songs from DEH have been mentioned so far, and while I agree that they're all great songs, the one from the show I'd probably put on my list would be So Big, So Small, just for its sheer emotional power. (And the show's anthem, You Will Be Found, is not even on anyone's list as yet unless I missed it.)

 

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Best Songs of the Decade#18
Posted: 12/31/19 at 5:33pm

I'd also like to add "A Musical!" from Something Rotten! 

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Best Songs of the Decade#19
Posted: 12/31/19 at 6:10pm

I don’t know if these are the best. But they’re my favorites.

—Ring of Keys (Fun Home)

—One Last Time (and it’s previous incarnation as One Last Ride) (Hamilton)

—Go Back Home (The Scottsboro Boys)

—When I Grow Up (Matilda)

—Letters (The Great Comet)

 

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Best Songs of the Decade#20
Posted: 12/31/19 at 6:25pm

oncemorewithfeeling2 said: "I don’t know if these are the best. But they’re my favorites.

—Ring of Keys (Fun Home)

—One Last Time (and it’s previous incarnation as One Last Ride) (Hamilton)

—Go Back Home (The Scottsboro Boys)

—When I Grow Up (Matilda)

—Letters (TheGreat Comet)


"Christopher Jacksons voice on One Last Time though.....I love him. 

 

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Best Songs of the Decade#21
Posted: 1/1/20 at 4:31pm

Me and the Sky and Prayer - Come From Away (actually I may as well name every Come From Away song...)

Answer Me and Omar Sharif - The Band's Visit

You Will Be Found - Dear Evan Hansen

-Wait For Me (reprise) and Why We Build the Wall - Hadestown (also every Hadestown song)

-Letters and No One Else - The Great Comet

-She Used To Be Mine - Waitress

-Stay, I Pray You - Anastasia

-That Would Be Enough - Hamilton

-Why We Tell the Story - Once On This Island (although that's a revival so maybe it doesn't count...)

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Best Songs of the Decade#22
Posted: 1/1/20 at 5:17pm
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Best Songs of the Decade#23
Posted: 1/1/20 at 10:36pm

RaisedOnMusicals said: "Many of mine have already been mentioned and I was glad to see Go Back Home and It All Fades Away appear. . And it's interesting that three songs from DEH have been mentioned so far, and while I agree that they're all great songs, the one from the show I'd probably put on my list would be So Big,So Small, just for its sheer emotional power. (And the show's anthem, You Will Be Found, is not even on anyone's list as yet unless I missed it.)

I did list So Big, So Small,so at least one other person agrees with you re its power.

 

 
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Best Songs of the Decade#24
Posted: 1/2/20 at 10:58am

I can only go by my own personal thoughts, so here are my 10 picks...

"She Used to Be Mine" (Waitress)

"Telephone Wire" (Fun Home)

"Welcome to Nowhere" (The Band's Visit)

"Burn" (Hamilton)

"Welcome Home" (Bandstand)

"Always Starting Over" (If/Then)

"Yellow Shoes" (The Visit)

"It's Time to Dance" (The Prom)

"All I've Ever Known" (Hadestown)

"Bikini Bottom Day" (The Spongebob Musical)

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Best Songs of the Decade#25
Posted: 1/2/20 at 11:09am

A number of my favorites have already been mentioned above, but I also loved these:

The Coney Island Waltz, Beneath a Moonless Sky, Dear Old Friend, Love Never Dies - Love Never Dies

Loud - Matilda

Behold and Wonder, Turn Off the Dark, The Boy Falls From the Sky - Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark

Charming - Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Killing Spree - American Psycho

Too Close to the Flame - Stephen Ward

The Schuyler Sisters - Hamilton

There Will Be Sun, If I Had My Time Again, Night Will Come, Seeing You - Groundhog Day

And You Don't Even Know It - Everybody's Talking About Jamie

The Lady's Improving - The Prom

Queen of New York - King Kong

The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire) - Be More Chill
 

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