best solo ever written?

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best solo ever written?#0
Posted: 2/15/06 at 6:41pm
what do you think would qualify for this accolade?
personally i don't think you can beat the classics but some things come very close.
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re: best solo ever written?#1
Posted: 2/15/06 at 6:44pm
Hmmm...

For me it's a toss up between,
Climb Every Mountain
The Impossible Dream
And I Am Telling You...
and
Rose's Turn
Updated On: 2/15/06 at 06:44 PM
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re: best solo ever written?#2
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:06pm
I don't know about the best, but one of the best is Paul's solo at the end of the opening of A Chorus Line "Who am I anyway..." I always get chills hearing it.
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re: best solo ever written?#3
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:22pm
three of my favorites would have to be stars and javert's suicide from les mis and lost in the wilderness from children of eden

for females i think all for laura and the reprise of it from woman in white are incredible and some people from gypsy. Dont rain on my parade is also a really good solo song as well
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re: best solo ever written?#4
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:29pm
On My Own is really great
same with Climb Every Mountain

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re: best solo ever written?#5
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:33pm
The Impossible Dream
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re: best solo ever written?#6
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:35pm
make them hear you from ragtime is awsome.... some new/obscure musicals have alot to offer as well, such as bush is bad
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re: best solo ever written?#7
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:38pm
The Music And The Mirror...
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re: best solo ever written?#8
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:40pm
"Think of Me" from POTO, I love that cadenza!
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re: best solo ever written?#9
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:45pm
I love "People" from Funny Girl. I think it's a beautiful song.
Currently, one of my favorite solos is "The Life of the Party" from The Wild Party.
I also adore "Tell Me On A Sunday"
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re: best solo ever written?#10
Posted: 2/15/06 at 7:52pm
"As Long As He Needs Me" from Oliver always seems to give me goosebumps.
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re: best solo ever written?#11
Posted: 2/15/06 at 8:13pm
Unexpected Song
Roses Turn
And I'm Telling You...
Impossible Dream
Johanna
How Could I Ever Know?

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re: best solo ever written?#12
Posted: 2/15/06 at 8:19pm
I get goosebumps every time I hear "The Impossible Dream." And I cry at the end of it. Love that song.
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re: best solo ever written?#13
Posted: 2/15/06 at 8:56pm
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re: best solo ever written?#14
Posted: 2/15/06 at 8:58pm
I love Home from The Wiz.
I agree with On My Own (no matter how overdone it is), and Climb Every Mountain is great too (a real b*tch to sing though re: best solo ever written?)
And then, do you know Monseiur Marius, I believe I was a little in love with you.
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re: best solo ever written?#15
Posted: 2/16/06 at 12:03am
I agree with the ones already posted, and I will add Meadowlark to this list. I love this song!
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re: best solo ever written?#16
Posted: 2/16/06 at 12:24am
Adelaide's Lament-Guys & Dolls
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered-Pal Joey
The Ladies Who Lunch-Company
Another Hundred People-Company
Sunday In The Park With George-Sunday in the Park With George
The Music and the Mirror-A Chorus Line
Fable-The Light in the Piazza
Kiss of the Spider Woman-Kiss of the Spider Woman
Dressing Them Up-Kiss of the Spider Woman
Some People, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Rose's Turn-Gypsy
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re: best solo ever written?#17
Posted: 2/16/06 at 3:14am
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - "Dreamgirls".
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re: best solo ever written?#18
Posted: 2/16/06 at 7:38am
So in Love
The Impossible Dream
And I Am Telling You...
"Ev'ry-buddy wants ta get into de act!" - Jimmy Durante "Breathe from your hoo-hoo." -Kristin Chenoweth
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re: best solo ever written?#19
Posted: 2/16/06 at 7:59am
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re: best solo ever written?#20
Posted: 2/16/06 at 9:01am
"memory" from cats
both reached for the gun!
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re: best solo ever written?#21
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:30am
"Gesthemane" from JCS
"Johanna" from Sweeney Todd

"You won't fight without layers of armor Suit on up and come brace my sword You look back when the pieces are missing Hollowed out hope that no time can restore."
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re: best solo ever written?#22
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:33am
The "ultimates" for me would be...

Male:
Soliloquy --- Carousel

Female:
Rose's Turn --- Gypsy

Those songs are one-act plays unto themselves.
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re: best solo ever written?#23
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:17am
Rose's Turn, from Gypsy
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re: best solo ever written?#24
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:30am
Glitter and Be Gay - Candide
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