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The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time

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Here is the uncensored list of suggestions so far. Keep those nominations coming! (Let me know if I got any of the shows wrong.)

· “All That Jazz” from CHICAGO
· “And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going” from DREAMGIRLS
· “Ascot Gavotte” from MY FAIR LADY
· “Being Alive” from COMPANY
· “Comedy Tonight” from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
· “Dancing Queen” from MAMA MIA!
· “Don't Rain On My Parade" from FUNNY GIRL
· “Everything's Coming Up Roses” from GYPSY
· “Hello, Dolly!” from HELLO, DOLLY!
· “Home” from THE WIZ
· “I Will Never Leave You” from SIDE SHOW
· “If Ever I Would Leave You” from CAMELOT
· “I'm Still Here” from FOLLIES
· “I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" from MY FAIR LADY
· “Midnight Radio” from HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
· “Nobody Throws Those Bull" from WHOOP-UP
· “Ol’ Man River" from SHOW BOAT
· “One Day More” from LES MISERABLES
· “Out for Blood” from CARRIE
· “Rose’s Turn” from GYPSY
· “Send In The Clowns" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
· “Some People” from GYPSY
· “Still” from TITANIC
· “The Confrontation” from LES MISERABLES
· “The Impossible Dream" from MAN OF LA MANCHA
· "This is the Moment" from JEKYLL & HYDE
· “What I Did For Love" from A CHORUS LINE
· “Where Or When” from BABES IN ARMS
· “You Should Be Loved” from SIDE SHOW
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Updated On: 8/1/03 at 06:13 PM
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The ONE GREATEST show tune of a#27
Posted: 8/1/03 at 6:19pm
There are to many GREAT songs to pick from but if I HAD to pick one, it would have to be "Music of the Night". I'll never forget the first time I heard it and still the one for me.

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re: The ONE GREATEST show tune of a#28
Posted: 8/1/03 at 9:04pm
I would put "One" from A Chorus Line on the list.
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re: re: The ONE GREATEST show tune of a#29
Posted: 8/1/03 at 9:18pm
The absolute Greatest Showtune is:
There's No Business Like Show Business"
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Hmm...Yes, "One" is a good one. How about "Lullaby of Broadway". I know people are sick of it, but it is the ultimate Broadway song. It discusses the magic of Broadway- the music and lyrics are classic. I would definitely put that one on the list. Perhaps my number one choice would be "42nd Street", probably for the same reasons. BUt my top 5 would be
1)42nd Street
2)There's No Business LIke Show Business
3)Lullaby of Broadway
4) The Impossible Dream
5) This Is The Moment

And although recent, "Gimme Gimme" defines Broadway showstopper.
Updated On: 8/1/03 at 09:21 PM
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"Music of the Night"!!!!!!!
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If off-Broadway counts, "Try to Remember" from The Fantasticks.

Broadway...I'm thinking "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific or "If I Loved You" from Carousel. I'm an R & H kinda chick :)
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IN BUDDY’S EYES from FOLLIES.

This song is so wonderfully constructed. It tells you everything about this character and sums up the central theme of the show in one of the most moving and beautiful songs Sondheim has ever written. It is also one of the most bittersweet songs ever written by anyone. I am moved every time I hear it.
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Can't really pin down one song as the be-all of all show tunes... maybe a few songs to illustrate different moods and musical styles

Music of the Night
The Impossible Dream
Do You Hear the People Sing?
Hello, Dolly
There's No Business Like Show Business
If I Loved You


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OK, I couldn't stand it if Leonard Bernstein wasn't represented so I have to throw in "Somewhere" and "Maria" from West Side Story.
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"I Am What I Am" of course!
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"All That Jazz" ~Chicago. I love that both the lyrics and music could stand on their own yet you'd still get the same message. The combination is even more powerful. It's perfect for the show, the character, the time period, and it's an incredible way to get the audience into it.

"I'm The Greatest Star" ~Funny Girl. Just the sheer determination in that song. Plus a lot of that song is what I really love about certain performers. She knows what she's got, she knows how to use it, and she knows exactly where she deserves to be, and sucks to be you if you're going to turn down the opportunity to get her there.

"World, Take Me Back" ~Hello, Dolly. I just love this song. I love Jerry Herman, and I adore this song. It's so take-charge and really just shows how sometimes, you have to live for yourself. I love that line, "From now on I stand with today in my hand". Great, great song.
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Albin, I wondered where you were. I thought, "If Albin doesn't list something from TWGM, I'll be shocked!" No list would be complete without "I Am What I Am."
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Wow I can't pick one, because I haven't seen every show, so from the shows I've seen, here's my list.

"Don't Rain on My Parade" - FUNNY GIRL
"There's No Business Like Show Buisness" - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
"Everything's Comin' Up Roses" - GYPSY
"Rose's Turn" - GYPSY
"Gimme Gimme" - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
"The Impossible Dream" - MAN OF LA MANCHA
"Hello, Dolly!" - HELLO, DOLLY!
"I'm the Greatest Star" - FUNNY GIRL
"Move On" - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Wow I can't think of anymore...I'll come back when I get some inspiration.

(I know I messed up it's supposed to be the ONE GREATEST show tune of all time but I just couldn't pick one! They're all so different and the best in their own ways!)
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SUNDAY from Sunday in the Park with George
NO ONE IS ALONE from Into the Woods
BEING ALIVE from Company
ROSE'S TURN from Gypsy
GIMME GIMME from Millie
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This is the Moment~J and H
Rose's Turn~Gypsy
Gimme Gimme~Millie
And many many more....
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Another one to add to my "Rose's Turn" fav..."Gimme Gimme" from Millie and "Lullaby of Broadway" from 42nd street.
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Rainbows:
Is "World, Take Me Back" one of the songs that was added when Merman became Dolly? I don't have it on any of my recordings. (DP, help us out here. re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time )
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Last chance for nominations. Thanks!
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re: The ONE GREATEST show tune of all time#45
Posted: 8/4/03 at 12:59pm
I can't pick one...

Dulcinea--Man of la Mancha
Impossible Dream--Man of la Mancha
Bring Him Home--Les Mis
Dont Rain on my Parade--Funny Girl
Rose's Turn--Gypsy
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This is an impossible task.
Corner Of The Sky/ One 1.
Gimmee Gimmee 2.
Roses' Turn 3.
42ND Street 4.
Forbidden Broadway 5. (Chita/ Rita, It's Got To Be Disgusting/Saucy Fosse. 3 MONTHS MORE.
Cabaret 6.
I have 100 more. This list changes everyday.
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Updated On: 8/4/03 at 01:31 PM
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...Stars and Moon from "Songs for a New World"

I can listen to it over and over
...this is wrong on so many levels... Diane Lane in "Must Love Dogs" "If you have poo, now is the time to fling it" -- The Monkey's from Madagascar
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Can I vote again for Rose's Turn? hahaha
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