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I hate to say it but it gets me every time..."Here in the darkI stand before youknowing this is my chance to show you my heartthis is the startthis is the staaaart..."
I'll have to think some more before I answer, but this reminds me: are you going to let us know what you thought of "Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"? Certainly the 'Brand New Day' and 'Laundry Day' were fun new numbers.
Seeing as how Dancer in the Dark is one of the best musicals ever, I'll contribute frankly any of the numbers from that film. Bursting into song in the middle of the factory? Amazing. Envisioning a musical number as the police come to arrest you? Perfect realization of that moment for Selma. Turning your arrest into a musical number? Awesome. Singing while sobbing at what is likely the low point of your life? Brilliant! Maybe not a favorite, but certainly some of the most effective.Though it's not a musical, the Club Silencio segment of Mulholland Drive is great.Favorite, though, would probably have to be the Falling Slowly sequence from Once. That's one of the few times when a movie really "soared" for me and I felt lifted out of my seat. It gave me goosebumps.
"Money makes the world go around,the world go around, the world go around,Money makes the world go around,it makes the world go round.A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound,a buck or a pound, a buck or a pound,Is all that makes the world go around,that clinking clanking sound,Can make the world go round."
I want to be in AmericaS'okay by me in America
I've made a top ten list of this topic in my blog. It's in Portuguese (I'm one of Nathan's hundreds of Brazilian readers) but you'll get the picture.http://rosebudeotreno.com/?p=792
pop...six...squish...uh-uh...cicero...lipschitzNormally, it'd be moulin rouge! but aside from the phenomanal come what may, we heard the music somehwere else.
Mama and daddy raised me with love and careThey sacrificed so I could have a better shareThey fed me and nursed me and sent me to schoolMama taught me how to sing, daddy lived the golden ruleWhen I think of the children, alone and afraidAbandoned and wild like a fatherless childI thin of my mama and how she could singHarmony with my daddy, our laughter would ringOne of those moments were I actually feel transferred to the film, which makes it all the more haunting.
The opening of West Side Story, and the Muschkins song. :)
Dancing in The Dark...From The BandWagon.And one I doubt you know: Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth singing and dancing JOhnny Mercer's I'm Old Fashioned, in You Were Never Lovelier. Has anybody seen this movie? I think I love it all by myself.- cal roth
"...and when I find me some kind of life I can live, I'm gonna get up, I'm gonna get out, I'm gonna get up and get out and live it!"
Ooh, also, the movie is far from perfect, but I'm a big fan of Judy Holliday singing "I'm going back" at the end of "Bells are Ringing".
"... you're going to be bad for business, I can tell."
Picking one is just impossible. Can't do it. And I assume we are leaving out animation, because the list would be far too extensive. I mean, Uncle Fucker would be battling it out with Just Around the River Bend for me. Did I mention that the latter makes me cry? Moving on....I am including a few musical numbers from non-musical movies. 1. The Trolley Song ("With my high starched collar and my high top shoes, and my hair, piled high upon my head...") They should prescribe this scene rather than prozac. 2. Mein Herr ("Maaaan by maaaaaan.....")3. Waltz for Eva and Che ("Better to win by admitting my sin than to lose, with a halo...") Incidentally, my favorite line of musical theatre of all time. I know it's Tim Rice, but damn. 4. Put the Blame on Mame ("That's the story that, went around, but here's the real low down...")5. Skid Row ("Bettah ourselves? You heard what he said, 'Better ourselves?' Mister, when you from skid row, ain't no such thing. AHHHLAAAAAAM....") Besides Miss Piggy, Frank Oz's crowning achievement, this number. 6. Look for the Silver Lining (the humming is the best part)7. Moon River ("Muh Huckleberry friend...")8. Hindi Sad Diamonds/Diamonds are a girl's best friend (Nicole Kidman's greatest contributions to the cinema. I can't pick one, but I do love when her Australian accent comes out when she sits up from saying "Men, cold, Gahls, old. Seems like such a deliberate move on Baz's part.) 9. The Man that Got Away ("Ever since this world began....")10. Anything Goes, in Mandarin, from the opening of Temple of Doom. Yes, my personal favorite Indiana Jones despite it's reputation. One of most gleefully nostalgic opening numbers ever. 11. Bonjour Paris! (Funny Face)12. Roxie (Chicago)13. Small House of Uncle Thomas (The King and I)14. Le marseillaise, Casablanca. This makes me cry too. ("Vive le France, vive la democracie!")15. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (The Mask, and yes, it's a great scene)16. The Fire Down Below (The Rose)17. The Rainbow Tour (Evita)18. I enjoy being a girl (Flower Drum Song)19. Miss Celie's Blues (The Color Purple)20. So Long, Farewell (Sound of Music)21. The Lady in the Tutti-Fruity Hat (The Gang's All Here) Youtube it, you'll be glad you did. Forget Ann Miller's number from Small Town Girl. Ok, that ones great too. That's my cursory list. I know I'm missing tons. I can't believe I didn't include some Barbra...I'll just say "My Man."
" If it takes forever I will wait for youFor a thousand summers I will wait for youTill you're back beside me, till I'm holding youTill I hear you sigh here in my armsAnywhere you wander, anywhere you goEvery day remember how I love you soIn your heart believe what in my heart I knowThat forevermore I'll wait for you"(in French, of course)
The King of New York - Newsies...ahh... Newsies
Just Because I saw Wall-e and Looovvvveedd it, and I love Hello Dolly!, no matter what anyone says."Put on your Sunday clothes,There's lots of world out thereGet out the brillantine and dime cigarsWe're gonna find adventure in the evening airGirls in white in a perfumed nightWhere the lights are bright as the stars!Put on your Sunday clothes, we're gonna ride through townIn one of those new horsedrawn open cars..."
wow....this is a hard one....i've narrowed it down to three. but can only pick one....so, here we go...guessing on the lyrics here...new york, new york, a wonderful town...the east is up and the battery's down....the people ride in a hole in the ground....total joy! sinatra, kelly (and someone else) - what could be better????
"Be our guest" from Beauty and the Beast. For me, it's perfection.
Billy D --thanks for such an extensive list. some of those would be on mine.owen --i know. i only wrote about the first DR HORRIBLE and now there are two more acts.
macaroni and baloneytuna fish her favourite dish (hot lunch)if it's yellow then it's jelloif it's blue it could be stew(oo-ooo)
Ahhh... so many options!Gotta go with:- "And I am telling youI'm not going.You're the best man I'll ever know.There's no way I can ever, ever go,No, no, no, no way,No, no, no, no way I'm livin' without you.Oh, I'm not livin' without you,I'm not livin' without you.I don't wanna be free.I'm stayin',I'm stayin',And you, and you,You're gonna love me.Oh, hey, you're gonna love me,Yes, ah, ooh, ooh, love me,Ooh, ooh, ooh, love me,Love me,Love me,Love me,Love me.You're gonna love *big breath* MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" Also:- "Roooooxanne *dum dum dum* walk the streets for money, you care if its wrong, of if it is right!"And for a bit of dandy sport:- "How do you SOLVE a problem like Mariiiiiia!?"
par -wheeeee. i always wanted my cafeteria to be like that one!
I just flew in from the windy citythe windy city is mighty purdybut they ain't got what we gotno sir-eeeeethey got shacks up to seven storiesnever see any morning gloriesbut a step from our door waywe gott-um for free... there is something wrong with me....
Tie:"Girl Hunt Ballet" from The Band Wagon."By a Waterfall" from Footlight Parade
My vote goes for the Roxanne Tango in Moulin Rouge! (everytime I see it it gives me chills!) and the opening number (Bonjour) of Beauty and the Beast... and anything off of Cabaret!
Just about everything from Cabaret. I've always wanted the Master of Ceremonies role, you get to sing and be ambiguous with your sexuality and role all at the same time!"Le Jazz Hot" from Victor/Victoria. The only good song to perform."Miss Celie's Blues" from The Color Purple. I think I sang that to my sister before.And from the list of songs I wish I could sing to someone: "The Origin of Love" and the Tommy Gnosis version of "Wicked Little Town" from Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Okay, all the songs from Hedwig are good for singing.Guilty pleasure: Marc-Andre Grondin performing "Space Oddity" in C.R.A.Z.Y. If David Bowie could do that to a young man then I'm a fan of David Bowie.
three words: my man, barbra.also: out here on my own, fame. it's a fine life, newsies. and what's up doc wants to be a musical, so i'll mention babs' excellent, if short, rendition of as time goes by accompanied by the ridiculously sexy ryan o'neal.
DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE from Funny Girl!
some of mine"tom dick and harry" -kiss me kate"my man" -funny girl"mein herr" -cabaret"running wild" -some like it hot"cell block tango" -chicago"america" -west side story"lonely goatherd" -sound of music"skid row" -little shop of horrors"all i do is dream of you" -singin in the rain"air erotica" -all that jazz"xanadu" -xanadu"the man that got away" -a star is born"i'm the greatest star" -funny girli could go on for hours but basically ANY moment that involves Gene Kelly dancing or Judy Garland singing THRILLS me. Kelly & Garland send me soaring
I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned....(wide angle, close up, close up, closer, spin, spin, spin) The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music.I have 2 favorites nowadays....1) he had it comin, he had it comin, he only had himself to blame,if you would have been there, if you seen it, i betcha you would have done the same!2) Marcel! Marcel! Marcel!! (exit apartment, appear on stage)Dieu Renit ceaux qui s'aiment(From La Vie En Rose)But then there is always...Toucha toucha toucha touch meI wanna feel dirty!All three of these mademe cry in their own way.
DAMN YOU NATHANIEL!!!! This is so tough. But the top ones are:*And I Am Telling You from Dreamgirls*Falling Slowly from Once*All That Jazz from Chicago* The Three Pas De Deux from All That Jazz*Rich Man's Frug from Sweet Charity*America from West Side Story*Singin' in the Rain from Singin' in the Rain*Mein Herr from Cabaret*Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show*Beauty and The Beast from Beauty and the Beast*Come What May from Moulin Rouge!*All The Things You Are from Mrs. Henderson PresentsThere are more and I just can't pick one. SO thats a semi-completed list
There may be trouble aheadBut while there's moonlightand musicand love and romanceLet's face the music and danceDanceLet's face the music and dance.And "Dancing in the Dark" from "The Bandwagon""there's a time for us, some time a time for us...""I'll see you againwhenever spring breaks though again.Time may lie heavy betweenbut what has beenis past forgetting".
And although not from a musical or movie, but seemingly appropriate:Thanks for the MedicareFor Blue Cross and Blue ShieldFor a hip that finally healedRemember with perscriptions, genaric is a stealWe thank you so much.RIP Sophia
"I'm not talking of a hurried nightA frantic tumble then a shy goodbye..."I love just about every song in that movie.
DON: "Fellas, I feel this is my lucky day: March 23rd."COSMO: "Oh no, your lucky day is the 24th."DON: "What do you mean, the 24th?"COSMO: "It's 1:30 already, it's morning."KATHY: "Yes. And what a lovely morning.(bursts into song)Gooooooooood mornin'."COSMO: "Good mornin'."DON: "We've talked the whole night through."KATHY: "Good mornin'."THE BOYS: "Good mornin' to you."&c
HeavenI'm in HeavenAnd my heart beats so that I can hardly speakAnd I seem to find the happiness I seekWhen we're out togetherDancing cheek to cheek.I love dozens of musicals and ten times as many musical numbers, but Cheek to Cheek IS heaven to me.
Being both a traditional musical fan and a Fosse fan (and any other kind of musical fan, too), the two of my (many) favorites that I'll mention are pretty opposite to each other:"A song of love is a sad songHi Lili Hi Lili Hi Lo..."and"Take off with us...NY to LA-a-aGoing all the way-ay-ay"
Baby, my will is wearin' thin, the walls are closin' inI need you babyMy heart's about to break, it's cruel to make me waitCome to me babyWe're movin' through the night, a symphony of flightFly with me babyYou wanna see me cry, oh can't you see me, II need you now-ow, I need you now-owSa-sa-sa-sa-sa-sa-Samantha
Forcing one into a choice like this is almost cruel, and even as I type I am thinking of more and more showstopping scenes from my favorite movie musicals (of which, as everyone should, I have many), but the first name (and pair of legs! Ye gads!) that came to my mind was Ann Miller. I could watch her dance-- and dance, and dance, and dance-- for days, and she's got a set of pipes on her too.Though the Prehistoric Man number from On the Town and the Nathaniel-mentioned Tom Dick or Harry from Kiss Me Kate (which must get extra points for the magnetic presence of the one and only Bob Fosse) are battling it out for my number-two spot, the Ann Miller number that will always, always be my favorite is Too Darn Hot, also from Kiss Me Kate.It really is too TOO darn hot. The fan! the gloves-removal! The look on Kathryn Grayson's face! The bongo-accompanied dance solo in front of the two-paneled mirror!I could never get enough.(Another all-time favorite that I just couldn't not mention is the Broadway Rhythm sequence in Singin' in the Rain. Everything about that complex number is completely and utterly flawless.)
Oh man, this is tough. But I'm gonna have to say...1.) "El Tango de Roxanne" from Moulin Rouge! and "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret (the tepid response to her passion is one of the most effective uses of contrast in film)2.) "Mein Herr" from Cabaret (can you tell Cabaret is my favorite movie-musical?)3.) "America" from West Side Story
Way too hard to choose! Here are some of my many favorites:Barn-raising sequence from "Seven Brides for Seven Bros.""Lonesome Polecat" from "Seven Brides for Seven Bros.""America" from "West Side Story"Also, the *entire* Jets-Sharks danceoff at the gymHmm, I am noticing that kickass choreography is as important to my choices as the song.A couple more sentimental favorites from my childhood that have aged quite well:"16 Going on 17" from "The Sound of Music" (horribly sexist? yes. but still sweet)"Step in Time" from "Mary Poppins"
Oh, and "You Can't Stop the Beat" from "Hairspray," how could I forget that!
Why it's the Model T Ford made the trouble, made the people wanna go, wanna get, wanna get up and go.seven, eight, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, twenty-two, twenty-three miles to the county seat!(Yes sir, yes sir!)Who's gonna patronize a little bitty two by four kinda store anymore?
I love the previous mention of "I'm Old Fashioned" with Hayworth and Astaire, and I"m adding:-Practically anything Fred and Ginger, especially "The way you wear your hat, the way you sip your tea" (Shall We Dance)-"Shall we dance?" (King and I)-"Somewhere over the rainbow"-"Anything you can do, I can do better" (Annie Get Your Gun)and pretty much everything else that's been mentioned : )
I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned "Over the Rainbow"... especially Nat. But I guess if we're talking fancy productions numbers, that's different.Also in The Sound of Music when the kids sing "The Sound of Music" and the father joins in... priceless. "Come What May" and "Elephant Love Medley" and everything else from Moulin Rouge! "Mein Herr" is choice, great in that gritty, low-class 70s Cabaret way. "America" from West Side Story as people have said, but I think I like "Maria" and "Somewhere" better... wow, it's been too long since I've seen that one. I should watch it right now."Cvalda" and "I've Seen It All" from Dancer in the Dark. Lots and lots of Disney animated goodness. And recently, "Falling Slowly" from Once. Gorgeous.
Some picks off the top of my head:"Cabaret" from Cabaret"A New Argentina" from Evita"I Have Confidence" from Sound of Music"Man Who Got Away" from A Star Is Born"Co-oo-oo-ool Rider" from Grease 2"Papa/Piece of Sky (Finale)" from Yentl"Eagle" from ABBA: The Movie"America" from West Side Story"Purple Rain" from Purple Rain"Slipping Through My Fingers" from Mamma MiaRob
"All that Jazz," from Chicago.
"Somewhere, out there beneath the pale moon night,Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight.Somewhere, out there someone's saying a prayer,That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there."I swear, the song get induced me to watery eyes EVERYTIME. Oh, just thinking about it....
So many good ones, but my money's on:"There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere."Tears streaking down my face...
it's like a musical orgasm just reading these comments! damn Nat why'd you have to ask for a favourite? it's like asking a mother which of her 10 children she prefers... impossible to choose!I'm with anything sung by Judy Garland (the Trolley Song being my favourite), Julie Andrews, Beauty and the Beast (I used to cheer up a friend in high school by singing the beginning to her: "once unpon a time..." all the way to "bonjour, bonjour..." doing all the voices)What I'm surprised is missing is something from this:!!!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_More,_with_Feeling_(Buffy_episode)"Going through the motions, walking through the part, nothing seems to penetrate my heart (...) I can't even see, if this is really me. And I just want to be, aliiiiiiiiiiiive""It doesn't matter, what can't we do when we're together? What's in this place that we can't weather? (...) Apocalypse, we've all been there. It's do or die, hey I've died twice!""I touch the fire and it freezes me, I look into it and it's black. Why can't I feel? My skin should crack and peel. I want the fire back!""Life's a show, and we all play a part (...) Life's not a song. Life isn't bliss. Life is just this. It's living"And now I think I'd better go pull out the dvd and watch that episode again! :p
I think I would say Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music. It is just so magnificently edited.
I haven't seen a lot of the musicals other folks here have and there is still too much too choose from amoung those I have seen. I don't recall anyone mentioning the 1936 production of Showboat - "Old Man River" which would seem horrifically racist if not for the performance of the mighty, tragic Paul Robeson; "Just My Bill" by the equally tragic Helen Morgan (gives me chills just thinking about it, her expression as the camera frames her face at the end).Gigi - the first musical I ever loved. Is it still worthy my affection? I haven't seen it in so long. Moulin Rouge - yes, I know a lot of the songs we've heard before, but it's the way Baz uses them that turns chestnuts into unforgettable moments. Ewan breaking out in song in the Elephant and everything going quiet and still; the crescendo of tango du roxanne that sends chills down my spine; Nicole sniffling tearfully, pleading with her lover to turn back in the Come What May Reprise - and the suspense as he hesitates, hesitates...then the glorious finale...and then Baz pulls the whole thing out from under you yet again. (Ewan really did deserve a nom - what was the Academy thinking that year?)
Moses supposes his toes-es are rosesBut Moses supposes erroneouslyMoses, he knows-es, his toes-es aren't the rosesThat Moses supposes his toes-es to be!A Mose is a Mose!A rose is a rose!A toes is a toes!Hop de doo de doo de
"Downtown" from Little Shop of Horrors. Character and settings combine wonderfully, and Frank Oz gave the whole thing a great visual rhythm.
A few of my favorites are:"I Could Go On Singing" from I Could Go On Singing"The Man That Got Away" from A Star is Born"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" from On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"Goldfinger" from Goldfinger"The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. LouisAnd because my babysitter used to sing me to sleep with them:"On the Atcheson, Topeka, and Sant Fe" from The Harvey Girls"Que Sera Sera" from The Man Who Knew Too Much
I can't believe that I forgot one:"The Man I Love" from The Bubble
If, as and when you've got a long faceRearrange itDon't be contented with the wrong faceThere's a way to change itDoes the day look painful?Is the future glum?Does the sky look rainful?Hey there! Say there!Are you in a vacuum?Oh, Judy, you get me every time. The "Lose That Long Face" number has to be the most tragic moment in A Star is Born.I also love any of Ronee Blakley's numbers in Nashville, "All I Do is Dream of You" in Singin' in the Rain, "Money, Money" in Cabaret, "Gee Officer Krupke" in West Side Story and "Be a Clown" from The Pirate
My Top Three:3. I'm Thru with loveI'll never fall againSaid adieu to loveDon't ever call againFor I must have you or no oneAnd so I'm thru with love...-Goldie Hawn in Everyone Says I Love You2. It hurts so bad, it gets me down, down, downI wanna get away from this battlegroundThis hurtin' match, it ain't no goodI'd give a lot to love you the way I used to doWish I could...-Ronee Blakley in Nashville1. Someday when I'm awfully lowWhen the world is coldI will feel a glow just thinking of youAnd the way you look tonight-But not the Swingtime version. I'm a HUGE fan of Geraldine McEwan in Love's Labour's Lost
I don't know about ever, but the most recent one to tickle my fancy is the Travolta segment of "You Can't Stop the Beat." After every time I watch that, it looks like I slept with a hanger in my mouth for a few days.
So many to choose from! I'll try to only do ones I haven't seen on the list yet.I love "From this Moment On" from Kiss Me Kate (Fosse's segment!), "How Shall I See You Through My Tears" from Camp, "Get Happy" from Summer Stock, the ballet from "An American in Paris", and "You're Awful" from On the Town.
I got (click, click) ssssssssssssSteam heat! But I need your love to keep away the cold.Stickin with fosse...It's too darn hottoo darn hotlike to sup with my baby tonightfill the cup with my baby tonightbut i ain't up for my baby tonightcause it's tooooo darn hot.thanks Tim for "Good Morning", that might be my all time favoriteBut what about...fit as a fiddle ready for loveI can jump over the moon of abovefit as a fiddle and ready for loveOh yeah, there's...going courtin, going courtin, though it sets your sense in a whirlgoing courtin, going courtingdude-ing up to go and see a girlno one has yet said...Papa can you hear me?OMG I'm such musical queen...everone here is! :)
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in "The Wizard of Oz""Falling Slowly" in "Once"And Satine's first appearance in "Moulin Rouge!"
"Moon River" in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"The opening sequence of "West Side Story"Judy Garland singing "The Man That Got Away" in "A Star is Born"Liza Minelli singing "Maybe This Time" in "Cabaret".Sarah Bolger singing "Desperado" in "In America"
I almost never watch musicals. Even though I performed in them in junior high and high school, I just never got the taste for them. Still, I do have a soft spot for a rock and roll fable in another time, another place... "Nowhere Fast" from Streets of Fire (probably where I got my unquenchable Diane Lane jones).
SQUICH IT BOM BAC! switchy bom som! squishibom ban sak wak dam! IT'S MUSIC! LET'S DANCE! "CVALDA" from dancer in the Dark. or..I Feel pretty, i'm so pretty... from West Side Story"Moonriver" both, Original english version from Breakfast at Tiffany's and Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education. Also Quizaz Quizaz Quizaz performed by a draggie Gael Garcia Bernal in Bad Education. And, Belleville Rendez-vouz from the Trippletes of Belleville. I like that so much.
OMG I forgot about "The Man That Got Away." Sheer brilliance.I think in terms of individual ones, that, "Over the Rainbow" and "Falling Slowly" are the most memorable. But then you have entire films like West Side Story and Moulin Rouge! where it's hard to single one out.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE i've just seen a face / with a little help from my friendsBEAUTY AND THE BEASTbon jourCHICAGO cell block tango / they both reached for the gunGREASEsummer nights / grease lightning / sandra deeLION KINGcircle of lifeMOULIN ROUGE elephant love song / tango of roxanne / the show must go onSOUND OF MUSIC do-re-mi / my favorite thingsSWEENEY TODDthe worst pies in london / pirelli's miracle elixir
I forgot "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in Meet Me in St Louis. Nothing fancy, the camera holding tight on Judy's face (but what else do you need?) and the lyrics are different from the version I'd heard on the radio since I was a kid. Not the cop-out radio version:"through the years we all we be together if the fates allow/hang a shinging star upon the highest bow"but "...if the fates allow/until then we'll have to muddle through somehow"Oh, Judy.....*chills*
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