https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Exclusive-What-Is-the-Greatest-Broadway-Love-Song-Ever-Written-1200-Stars-Decide-20200214So the answer for a worrying number of these stars is "the one I sang"What is your greatest Broadway love song?For me it's a toss-up between "Our Love Is here To Stay" and (agreeing with LMM for once) "So in Love"
This......for so many reasons.
I would argue that it's "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera! Timeless.
I have my own favorites (e.g., "The Next Ten Minutes," "The Last Night of the World," "Falling Into You" but I think that the best ever written is "If I Loved You" from Carousel.
Till There Was You - even The Beatles covered it.
Surprised people haven't mentioned: - Somewhere- People Will Say We're In Love- Wait For Me (Hadestown)- Satisfied (Hamilton)
These two are very special to me:Loving YouOne Second and a Million Miles
Enjolras5 said: "I would argue that it's "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera! Timeless."I agree wholeheartedly
Sure that I am forgetting a biggie, but the following seem to be the best that I can think of. -- Embraceable You -- Girl Crazy-- But Not For Me -- Girl Crazy-- People Will Say We're In Love -- Oklahoma-- I Have Dreamed -- The King and I -- Easy to Love -- Anything Goes-- This Nearly Was Mine -- South Pacific-- Somewhere -- West Side Story-- Gigi -- Gigi-- I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face -- My Fair Lady-- Til There Was You -- The Music Man-- The Party's Over -- Bells Are RingingIf forced to pick one, I would probably pick Embraceable You or I Have Dreamed.I am sure there must be some from the last 50 years. I just can't think of one that compares to those above, all of which are IMO among the greatest songs ever written. Period.
Impossible, but fun task. Three oldies that have been covered by literally hundreds:“Someone to Watch Over Me” George and Ira Gershwin, 1926“All the Things You Are” Extraordinary melody by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 1942 flop Very Warm for May“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”From Pal Joey, Richard Rodgers and perhaps the peak of Larry Hart. Romance, finis, your chance, finis Those ants that invaded my pants, finis Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered no more…Most recently covered by Lady Gaga, sounding as if she had spent her life singing Broadway standards.
It's got to be 'If I Loved You', right? But 'Til There Was You' is really high up there as well, especially Shirley Jones' renditions in the movie. If you go to the pre-Oklahoma! days there's dozens of contenders from the Great American Songbook guys. I'd shout out 'Sorry-Grateful' from Company, too.
Who knows what’s greatest?But five unmentioned great ones are:“I’ve Never Been in Love Before” (Guys & Dolls) “The I Love You Song” (Putnam County Spelling Bee) “True Love” (High Society) “Imagining You” (Birds of Paradise) “Once Upon a Time” (All-American)
Tonight or You Are Love.
For me it's definitely Origin of Love from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I think it's one of the most beautiful songs ever written, honestly.(I linked to the OBC recording with Neil Patrick Harris since that's technically the "Broadway" one, but I personally prefer John Cameron Mitchell's performance in the off-Broadway and movie cast recordings)
"Maria," "On The Street Where You Live," and "Send In The Clowns."
I know many likely never have heard it, but whenever it comes onto my phone when listening to my music, I stop and get goosebumps. When She Smiles - Lysistrata JonesIts honestly just a great modern pop musical theater love song, of the comedic male lead realizing he is in love, but not in the typical comedic musical comedy way. It simply an earnest song about the male lead noticing that his heart flutters when the "outcast" girl smiles, and that he isn't going to let his past mistakes in love stop him form pursing it.
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