Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS

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Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#1
Posted: 12/14/07 at 12:53pm
So I recently got dumped. Totally SUCKED. I have always found that music (musical theatre to be exact) helps me through whatever Im going through in my life. SOOOOO Im searching for REALLY good break up, getting over it, moving on, broken hearted, i will survive (think chers 'Song For the Lonely' but musical theatre).......... MUSICAL THEATRE songs. Does anyone have any suggestions?!???
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#2
Posted: 12/14/07 at 1:06pm
"We Do Not Belong Together" from Sunday In the Park With George
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#2
Posted: 12/14/07 at 1:09pm
When I got dumped (before this current and permanent boyfriend) the song:

A Fine Fine Line from AVENUE Q was perfect for the breakup



"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#3
Posted: 12/14/07 at 1:16pm
Take me or leave me - RENT

"(before this current and permanent boyfriend) "


That's what we all think...
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#4
Posted: 12/14/07 at 1:18pm
Hmm...well, I'll give you the ones that usually make me feel better. A couple of them will only apply if you got dumped by a guy. Either way, hope it helps!

"Forget About the Boy" - Thoroughly Modern Millie
"Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" - South Pacific
"I Move On" - Chicago, the movie version
"There's A fine, Fine Line" - Avenue Q
"Casualty of Love" - The Wedding Singer



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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#5
Posted: 12/14/07 at 1:35pm
^"I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My Hair" is from South Pacific....sorry for being so annal retentive about that....
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#6
Posted: 12/14/07 at 1:38pm
Haha, you're right. I can't type and talk at once! Editing it!
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#7
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:05pm
"Serious"-Legally Blonde
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#8
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:08pm
"Fool" - Xanadu
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#9
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:09pm
"So Much Better"- Legally Blonde
[title of show] on Broadway. it's time. believe.
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#10
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:11pm
"Now"- sung by Jonathan Groff on Scott Alan's CD, Dreaming Wide Awake

"Mr. Hopalong Heartbreak"- by Jason Robert Brown, from Urban Cowboy, sung by Lauren Kennedy on her CD, Here And Now

"Letting You Go" and "If I Told You Now"- by Jason Robert Brown, sung by Lauren Kennedy on her CD, Songs of Jason Robert Brown
[title of show] on Broadway. it's time. believe.
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#11
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:21pm
"The Money Tree" from the Act, sung by Liza!

"I Don't Remember Christmas" from Starting Here, Starting Now

"Since You Stayed Here" from Brownstone

"Out of Love", "How I Loved You", and "Now That I Know", by Heisler and Goldrich, on their Sampler CDs

"Someone Else's Story" from Chess--- in a way

"Under Separate Cover" from A Class Act

"Next Best Thing to Love" from A Class Act

"Think of Meryl Streep" from Fame--- in a way

"Easy to be Hard" from Hair---- also works, in a way

"Like It Was"--- Merrily We Roll Along

"Good Thing Going"--- Merrily

"Still Hurting"--- Last Five Years

"If You Hadn't But You Did"--- Two on the Aisle

"Wherever He Ain't"---- Mack and Mabel

ANYTHING from High Fidelity, especially "Desert Island Top 5 Breakups", "She Goes", "Number 5 With a Bullet", and DEFINITELY "Goodbye and Good Luck"

"Time Heals Everything"--- Mack and Mabel

"Love Quiz"--- by John Bucchino, It's Only Life

"I'm Not"---- Little By Little

"Knowing When to Leave"--- Promises Promises

"I Resolve"--- She Loves Me

"Because"---- The THing About Men

"She's Gone"---- cut from Side Show, on Alice and Emily's Unsuspecting Hearts CD!
[title of show] on Broadway. it's time. believe.
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#12
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:29pm
'Tell me on a sunday' from song and dance
'Anything but lonely' from aspects of love
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#13
Posted: 12/14/07 at 2:44pm
I don't know why, but The Light in the Piazza and Love to Me both work for me?
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#14
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:04pm
The reprise of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" from Pal Joey:

"Romance, fini.
Your chance, fini.
Those ants that invaded my pants, fini.
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered...
No more."
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#15
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:11pm
Haha, so this is so not appropriate, but I want to say Larry O'Keefe's sensitive song. Lol.

"Sorry she's your sister, but you're still a skanky whore!"
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#16
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:45pm
"Love Look Away" from "Flower Drum Song"

"Stranger To The Rain" from "Children of Eden"

Last time I had my heart really broken, I basically listened to songs that reminded me of all the happiness that I was missing out on, and the songs that I had deemed as "our" songs (as we didn't actually have any songs, as we actually hadn't dated).

There's a song on the concept album "Lunch" (DRG Records) called something like "Perfectly Fine Alone" that you might want to listen to
"A coherent existance after so many years of muddle" - Desiree' Armfelt, A Little Night Music "Life keeps happening everyday, Say Yes" - 70, Girls, 70 "Life is what you do while you're waiting to die" - Zorba
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#17
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:53pm
Not sure if you count these, since they are pre-existing ABBA songs, but "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "The Winner Takes It All" from Mamma Mia!
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#18
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:53pm
Be On Your Own from NINE
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#19
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:54pm
"Without You" - My Fair Lady
"See What It Gets You" - Anyone Can Whistle
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#20
Posted: 12/14/07 at 3:58pm
How about
"He's an idiot for giving up someone as good as you"

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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#21
Posted: 12/14/07 at 4:14pm
One of the classics, perhaps THE classic:

"But Not for Me" (first in Girl Crazy, then in Crazy for You)
"Losing My Mind" from Follies (a GREAT song)
"Another Suitcase in Another Hall" from Evita

Not really a breakup song, but a favorite of mine and in some ways it fits:
"What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#22
Posted: 12/14/07 at 4:25pm
You should definitely listen to "In Short" from Edges, by Pasek and Paul.
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#23
Posted: 12/14/07 at 4:43pm
the whole legally blonde recording really lifted my spirits
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re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS#24
Posted: 12/14/07 at 5:22pm
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If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.