I’m a bit hooked on Something Rotten, if you couldn’t tell from the last few months of gifs from the show.
And quotes from the show.
And tweets about going to see the show.
I mean come on: it’s Shakespeare AND musicals AND Christian Borle. That’s a winning combination right there.
Anyway, one of my favourite songs from the soundtrack has got to be ‘A Musical’. And being a song about musicals, it features lyrics and extracts from other musicals within it, explored in detail by Chow Kim Wan. It’s all very meta, something I normally hate. But here, I love its use.
And as I was listening, I thought about just how many great showtunes there are. And then I thought, why don’t I do an A to Z of all of them. And then I thought, NO because that would take like a week! So instead, here is my A to Z of showtunes all of which are from different musicals. Plus I figure some of you could use it for teaching kids their A to Zs, while ingraining in them a love of musicals from an early age! One of my best friends is having a baby, and I may or may not be presenting this list in a little A to Z book…although perhaps I’ll change the ‘T’ song!
lways True to You (In My Fashion), Kiss Me Kate
etrayed, The Producers
hip On My Shoulder, Legally Blonde
efying Gravity, Wicked
verybody’s Got the Right (Reprise), Assassins
antasies Come True, Avenue Q
imme, Gimme, Gimme, Mamma Mia!
ard to be the Bard, Something Rotten
Believe, The Book of Mormon
acob and Sons, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
illing Time, American Psycho the Musical
a Vie Boheme, Rent
o One is Alone, Into the Woods
ne Day More, Les Miserables
irelli’s Miracle Elixir, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
uiet, Matilda the Musical
ose’s Turn, Gypsy
weet Transvestite, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
otally Fucked, Spring Awakening
nder Pressure, We Will Rock You
oldermort is Going Down, A Very Potter Musical
ell, Did You Evah, High Society
pressing Yourself, Billy Elliot (yes, I did cheat a bit there!)
our Song, Moulin Rouge
ydrate Anatomy, Repo: The Genetic Opera