The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time

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The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time#0
Posted: 7/31/03 at 8:20pm
So, which song would you pick as the greatest song ever to come out of a Broadway musical? Which is the perfect marriage of words and melody, the most moving, the most stupendous, the most memorable, the biggest technical achievement, the most perfectly integrated into the story? Throw 'em out there! Maybe we can pick the top five or so and ask Rob to make a poll to pick the GREATEST of all!

My nomination: "'Ol Man River" from SHOW BOAT
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DP, I assume you mean the title song?
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Okay, I know people will disagree with me on my choice, because it is not a show tune... But the one song that always makes me happier, no matter what, is Dancing Queen. But if you want to get technical, I suppose I'd pick All That Jazz
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re: The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time#5
Posted: 7/31/03 at 11:45pm
"Nobody Throws those Bull" from Whoop-Up
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I'd say "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha. Makes me cry every single time.
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Comedy Tonight from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Makes me laugh every time.

The best male star turn song has to be Betrayed from THe Producers (or maybe that one from On the Twentieth Century). The best female star turn is Rose's Turn from Gypsy.
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I know both of them are overdone, but it would either have to be "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line or "Send In The Clowns" from A Little Night Music.
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"And I am Telling you". Hands down.
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Can I include off broadway? then Midnight Radio from Hedwig.
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Everything's Coming Up Roses
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The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time#12
Posted: 8/1/03 at 10:22am
I would probably say, Being Alive, from Company.
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re: The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time#13
Posted: 8/1/03 at 11:10am
Everythings Coming Up Roses
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Can't pick one! All That JAzz/Don't Rain on my Parade. & as a perfect moment The Ascot Gavotte frm Fair LAdy>
Since we're soul bearing" Everything Is Beautiful At the Ballet" Still reduces me to tears -the three climbing repeats of "at the Ballet " then the segue into the "dance class" just emotionally destroys me.:C
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I would say, "Some People" from Gypsy. The music and lyrics are just so flawless for that song, and it just has an accompanyment that just SCREAMS "Broadway"/
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Excellent, excellent! Keep 'em coming!
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There's so many,

uh maybe
"Rose's Turn"
"Don't Rain on My Parade"

god it could be never ending...lol
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I'd have to say:
Ensemble song: One Day More-Les Miserables
Duet female: I Will Never Leave You-Side Show
Duet male: The Confrontation-Les Miserables
Duet male/female: Still-Titanic
Solo female: Rose's Turn-Gypsy
Solo male: You Should Be Loved-Side Show

I know that's more than one, but I think I covered all cases...
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I know it says ONE GREATEST... but I'll list a few....my favorite two:

Everything's Coming Up Roses
I'm Still Here


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I would have to say

"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" from MY FAIR LADY.

Using sophisticatedly simple lyrics and melody that song displays a breadth and a depth and a change of character emotion. Its sums up the emotional core of MFL.

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The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time#22
Posted: 8/1/03 at 5:36pm
Seriously -- IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU! Camelot!
Played loud in the Bob Goulet version!


Fondly, as ever, Max
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For me it's without a dobut Home from the Wiz.Diana's version always makes me emotional.
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