My Show Tunes Playlist

I have always loved musicals. My musical obsession started out with Newsies. Two words: Christian Bale. Who doesn’t drool over a singing and dancing cowboy? ;) I remember coming home from school and watching Newsies with my brother and sister, and just loving the music. I mean Carry in the Banner? Santa Fe? Oh and let’s not forget about “Spot” – I mean when he opens the gate, his hat is off, and his hair falls down…swoon…

Spot from Newsies

Spot from Newsies

Jack...damn...

Jack…damn…

My next obsession was Phantom of the Opera. I will never forget seeing this show for the first time in NYC and the chandelier crashing! It was unbelievable. That was the start of my love of Phantom. The music is so moving. I often find myself listening to Phantom at work, it inspires me.

Yup...that's me in the front rockin' a Phantom of the Opera t-shirt.

Yup…that’s me in the front rockin’ a Phantom of the Opera t-shirt.

And who didn’t want to be Sandra-Dee from Grease? Damn…that all black outfit? She was smokin’. I performed a tap dance routine to “You’re the One that I Want”…

Sweet side pony, and poodle skirt!

Sweet side pony, and poodle skirt!

My LOVE of musicals doesn’t seem to fade. Here are some of my favorite tunes:

1. Cell Block Tango (Chicago)

2. World Will Know (Newsies)

3. Maybe (Annie)

4. The Point of No Return (Phantom of the Opera)

5. Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Gypsy)

6. A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)

7. My Favorite Things (Sound of Music)

8. You’re The One That I Want (Grease)

grease

9. Cool Rider (Grease 2 – I mean Michelle Pfeiffer rocked it on the motorcycle)

grease2 cool rider

10. Something There (Beauty and the Beast)

11. One Jump Ahead (Aladdin)

12. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)

13. I Just Can’t Wait To Be King (The Lion King)

14. Take Me Or Leave Me (Rent)

15. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)

16. Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

17. Hair (Hair)

18. Footloose (Footloose)

19. Sherry (Jersey Boys)

20. Grow Old With You (Wedding Singer)

21. Superstar (Jesus Christ Superstar)

22. Overture I (Frankenstein The Rock Opera – my brother wrote a rock opera to the story of Frankenstein – check out the tune here)

My brother's own musical production.

My brother’s own musical production.

23. Overture II (Frankenstein – listen to that tune here)

24. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom of the Opera)

I often find myself singing these songs in the shower…or honestly I will even sing them out loud when I’m riding…

What’s your favorite musical or favorite song from a musical?

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