Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years on Broadway

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If you had to determine the best 10 songs of the last 5 years in Broadway musicals, what would you put as the top 10, #1 being the best song of the last 5 years, followed by the other top 9 songs.


EDIT: Make sure you give the title of the show too!
Updated On: 6/20/06 at 12:22 PM
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#1
Posted: 6/20/06 at 12:33pm
1. Still Hurting
2. Shiksa Goddess
3. See I'm Smiling
4. Moving Too Fast
5. A Part of That
6. The Schmuel Song
7. A Summer in Ohio
8. The Next Ten Minutes
9. A Miracle Would Happen/When You Come Home to Me
10. Climbing Uphill

Haha.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#2
Posted: 6/20/06 at 12:37pm
^ That was my first thought. Although you should have chosen the best, not just the first 10. re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#3
Posted: 6/20/06 at 12:40pm
1. Fable - THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
2. Lot's Wife - CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
3. Come on in From the Outsie - TABOO
4. Dividing Day - THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
5. You Can't Stop the Beat - HAIRSPRAY
6. It's a Fine, Fine Line - AVENUE Q
7. Petrified - TABOO
8. Run, Freedom, Run - URINETOWN
9. I Know Where I've Been - HAIRSPRAY
10. The Light in the Piazza - THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA


"If you are going to do something, do it well. And leave something witchy." -Charlie Manson
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#4
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:04pm
Edited because I can't count years :)

1) Gimme Gimme -- Thoroughly Modern Millie
2) Defying Gravity - Wicked
3) Fable - Light in the Piazza
4) Come in from the Outside -- Taboo
5) Its a Fine, Fine Line -- Avenue Q
6) For Good -- Wicked
7) Great Big Stuff -- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years You Can't Stop the Beat -- Hairspray
9) What Do I Need With Love? -- Thoroughly Modern Millie
10) Petrified -- Taboo
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Updated On: 6/20/06 at 01:04 PM
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#5
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:06pm
THE PRODUCERS came out more than 5 years ago.
"If you are going to do something, do it well. And leave something witchy." -Charlie Manson
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#6
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:14pm
The Light in the Piazza -- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
The Beauty Is -- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
What Do I Need With Love? -- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Run and Tell That -- HAIRSPRAY
You Can Be as Loud as The Hell You Want -- AVENUE Q
For Good -- WICKED
"Entire Opening Sequence" -- CAROLINE OR CHANGE
Gonna Pass Me a Law -- CAROLINE OR CHANGE
Love to Me -- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Act One Finale -- URINETOWN
Follow Your Heart -- URINETOWN

Oops. That's eleven.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#7
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:17pm
1. Lot's Wife from Caroline, or Change
2. The I Love You Song from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
3. The Light in the Piazza from The Light in the Piazza
4. You Can't Stop the Beat from Hairspray
5. Defying Gravity from Wicked
6. Without Love from Hairspray
7. The Beauty Is from Light in the Piazza
8. Dirty Rotten Number from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
9. Forget About the Boy from Thoroughly Modern Millie
10. You Can Be as Loud... from Avenue Q
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Updated On: 6/20/06 at 01:17 PM
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#8
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:19pm
1. Dividing Day- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
2. Dirty Rotten Number- DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
3. Fable- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
4. As We Stumble Along- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
5. Great Big Stuff- DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
6. The King of Old Broadway- THE PRODUCERS*
7. Central Park- SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE
8. And The Beauty Is- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
9. There's A Fine, Fine Line- AVENUE Q
10. No Good Deed- WICKED

*Munk, The Producers opened in the Spring of 2001, which was a little over 5 years ago, yes, but it hasn't finished its fifth year, so let's consider it valid.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#9
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:46pm
1) BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE/FIND YOUR GRAIL from SPAMALOT
2) GREAT BIG STUFF from DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
3) ALL ABOUT RUPRECHT/THE MORE WE DANCE/DIRTY ROTTEN NUMBER from DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
4) DEFYING GRAVITY from WICKED
5) FOR GOOD from WICKED
6) DIVIDING DAY/ SAY IT SOMEHOW from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
7) YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT from HAIRSPRAY

... Since it was supposed to be ten and I listed more as ties... we'll leave it there re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#10
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:06pm
Lot's Wife - Caroline, or Change
Fable - The Light in the Piazza
I Hate The Bus - Caroline, Or Change
I Wish I Could Go Back to College - Avenue Q
Something Just Broke - Assassins
Without Love - Hairspray
You Can't Stop the Beat - Hairspray
Great Big Stuff - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Sunday Morning - Caroline, or Change
Dotty and Caroline - Caroline, or Change
when ducks grow thumbs then maybe my opinion will change.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#11
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:09pm
Wasn't Assassins written in 1991?
"I don't wanna see that!" -Aunt Sassy (as played by Valerie Cherish) on Room & Bored
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#12
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:22pm
1. Defying Gravity - Wicked
2. 'Pretty much any song from...' - The Light in the Piazza
3. I Know Where I've Been - Hairspray
4. Fine Fine Line - Avenue Q
5. Gimme Gimme - Thoroughly Modern Millie
6. Find Your Grail - Spamalot
7. The I Love You Song - The 25th Annual....
8. Lot's Wife - Caroline, or Change
9. For Good - Wicked
10. Great Big Stuff - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

.....now put that in your pipe and smoke it!





Updated On: 6/20/06 at 02:22 PM
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#13
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:27pm
Something Just Broke was a new song in the revival
when ducks grow thumbs then maybe my opinion will change.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#14
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:28pm
How is GREAT BIG STUFF on of the best songs?

Sure, it's funny, had a nice beat, and is fun to sing - but how is it one of the best songs of the last 5 years? It's funny, and nothing more. To me, something needs to be more than funny to be named the best.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#15
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:50pm
Shesamarshmellow....that made me laugh!!


I think that the following:

Show off - Drowsey

Say It Somehow - Piazza

Who Loves You - Jersey Boys (I know its not original..but it's on broadway)

Run And Tell That - Hairspray

Petrified - Taboo

Once Before I Go - The Boy From Oz

The Color Purple (Reprise) - Color Purple

It's Your Wedding Day - Wedding Singer

What Do I Need With Love - Millie

Take A Chance On Me - Little Women

are all great songs!
In No Particular Order

Feel free to disagree.

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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#16
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:54pm
Once Before I Go isn't original either...

and I loathe Take a Chance on Me
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#17
Posted: 6/20/06 at 2:56pm
1. Fable-The Light in the Piazza
2. There's a Fine, Fine Line- Ave. Q
3. Say it Somehow- The Light in the Piazza
4. Gimme, Gimme- Millie
5. What About Love- The Color Purple
6. I Know Where I've Been- Hairspray
7. I Wish I Could Go Back to College- Ave. Q
8. Lot's Wife- Caroline, or Change
9. Days of Plenty- Little Women
10. For Good- Wicked

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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#18
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:03pm
I meant it wasn't part of an "original musical" whatever that means.

and Take A Chance On Me has a special place in my heart for my own reasons.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#19
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:05pm
You wanna fight Munk?
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#20
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:07pm
What are you talking about, Life?
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#21
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:14pm
Always Look On the Bright Side of Life?
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#22
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:16pm
(these are not exactly in order of favorites, but im just thinking of them off the top of my head)

1. The Color Purple (THE COLOR PURPLE)
2. Great Big Stuff (DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS)
3. I Speak Six Languages (SPELLING BEE)
4. Show Off (DROWSY CHAPERONE)
5. The Beauty Is (LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA)
6. Fable (LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA)
7. Love Is My Legs (DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS)
8. Diva's Lament (SPAMALOT)
9. Push Da Button (THE COLOR PURPLE)
10. Our Prayer (THE COLOR PURPLE)

thats just me, though, i can only think of shows from this year and last year...
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#23
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:18pm
1. If I Can Dream- All Shook Up (not original, but so beautiful)
2. Defying Gravity- Wicked
3. You Cant Stop The Beat- Hairspray
4. Days of Plenty- Little Women
5. There's A Fine Fine Line- Avenue Q
6. Fable- Light in the Piazza
7. Baby, Dream Your Dream- Sweet Charity Revival
8. As We Stumble Along- Drowsy Chaperone
9. If I Told You- The Wedding Singer
10. The Song That Goes Like This/Diva's Lament- Spamalot.
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re: Best 10 Songs of the last 5 years#24
Posted: 6/20/06 at 3:18pm
Munk, why don't you just let people state their opinions and be done with it? They don't need to explain to you why they think the song's good in order for them to like it.
Edit: Just to clarify, I'm not saying that I disagree with you. Personally, I agree with you about "Great Big Stuff," but I just don't see the point in dissing other people's opinions. Y'know?
Updated On: 6/20/06 at 03:18 PM