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Favorite West Side Story song?

Globefan
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Favorite West Side Story song? #1
Posted: 9/6/20 at 1:21pm

What is your favorite West Side Story song? Mine is Somewhere. 

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Favorite West Side Story song?#2
Posted: 9/6/20 at 1:27pm
“Anita’s Soliloquy” in the middle of Act 2.
SisterGeorge
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Favorite West Side Story song?#3
Posted: 9/6/20 at 1:36pm

It's my favorite Broadway score of all time. Picking my favorite part is easy:  the Mambo section from the Dance at the Gym. Picking a favorite song is harder, but probably Something's Coming.

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Favorite West Side Story song?#4
Posted: 9/6/20 at 2:18pm

Maria. This is the best version I have ever heard live. Brought the house down on that very magical New Year's Eve night.

 

Globefan
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Favorite West Side Story song?#5
Posted: 9/6/20 at 2:51pm

I also like America, but the film version. 

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Favorite West Side Story song?#6
Posted: 9/6/20 at 2:52pm
A Boy Like That

High drama.
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Favorite West Side Story song?#7
Posted: 9/6/20 at 3:43pm

Is all the songs an option? This is one of those musicals where I can't place down a favorite for I really love the show's songs.

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Favorite West Side Story song?#8
Posted: 9/6/20 at 3:49pm

Tonight (Quintet) - The buildup of intensity is so powerful.

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Globefan
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Favorite West Side Story song?#9
Posted: 9/6/20 at 4:22pm

Which version of America do you prefer? The stage version or the film version? 

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Favorite West Side Story song?#10
Posted: 9/6/20 at 5:00pm

The film version.  I also love "Somewhere".

bwayobsessed
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Favorite West Side Story song?#11
Posted: 9/6/20 at 5:57pm
A Boy Like That or Tonight (Quintet)
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Favorite West Side Story song?#12
Posted: 9/6/20 at 5:57pm
A Boy Like That or Tonight (Quintet)
BwayLB
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Favorite West Side Story song?#13
Posted: 9/6/20 at 7:39pm
Maria because the Santana song became the first time I heard of West Side Story
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Favorite West Side Story song?#14
Posted: 9/6/20 at 7:52pm

I'm sorry, are you referring to Glee?

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Favorite West Side Story song?#15
Posted: 9/6/20 at 9:18pm

I Feel Pretty ( if only cos it would tick Sondheim off cheeky)

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Favorite West Side Story song?#16
Posted: 9/6/20 at 10:07pm

Depends on the day. I go back and forth between A Boy Like That and One Hand, One Heart.

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Favorite West Side Story song?#17
Posted: 9/7/20 at 10:40am

bwayobsessed said: "A Boy Like That or Tonight (Quintet)"

...and MARIA...which i think is one of the most beautiful songs ever written!

 

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Favorite West Side Story song?#18
Posted: 9/7/20 at 11:10am

Dear Officer Krupke

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Favorite West Side Story song?#19
Posted: 9/7/20 at 12:43pm

Tonight, just beautiful.

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Favorite West Side Story song?#20
Posted: 9/7/20 at 12:45pm

Its a tie for me.  I think Somewhere is one of the most beautiful and sad songs ever written , and Tonight can still induce goosebumps with the right singer and orchestrations (i.e., lush).

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Favorite West Side Story song?#21
Posted: 9/7/20 at 6:42pm

"Maria" - no matter how many times I've heard it - but if it's sung right it has the power to still move me to tears. 

My favorite musical section: The Mambo from the "Dance at the Gym". Bernstein did his homework - there is some serious Latin FIRE in that number. 

 

Updated On: 9/7/20 at 06:42 PM
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Favorite West Side Story song?#22
Posted: 9/8/20 at 12:32pm

"One Hand, One Heart" which I believe was originally written for CANDIDE.

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Favorite West Side Story song?#23
Posted: 9/8/20 at 5:12pm

When I directed a high school production of WSS, as my Tony was finishing the song "Maria", a woman in the audience loudly yelled "I'm gonna change my name to MARIA!" and the audience roared with laughter. I, of course, sat there with my arms folded in anger because the audience kept doing things like that.  

Edit!  I forgot to mention my favorite WSS song.  It is the Tonight Quintet. As a child seeing the movie, I thought it was so exciting that each group/person wanted something from the same night. And then to have the realization that if even one of them gets what they want out of the night, then no one else can!  It was my painful/pleasurable introduction to dramatic irony and I've been addicted ever since. 

Updated On: 9/9/20 at 05:12 PM
Globefan
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Favorite West Side Story song?#24
Posted: 10/7/20 at 2:20pm

One Hand, One Heart is a new fave of mine 

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Favorite West Side Story song?#25
Posted: 10/8/20 at 8:41pm

Tonight (Quintet) and the 1961 film version of America are my favorites, but Tonight, Something's Coming and One Hand, One Heart are also in there.  Hell, the whole score is terrific.