Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Awww, Happy Friggin' Valentine's Day

What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?

AND it's your birthday, it's your birthday, go Renee, it's your birthday!


Jenn said...

Ooh,lists! I love lists! Thanks for the link. These are (some of) my favorite musical theatre love songs:

How Could I Ever Know/The Secret Garden (London cast recording-if you love The Secret Garden and have not listened to the London cast recording, do so ASAP. Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman made significant changes to the score, and they're for the better.)

Make Believe/Show Boat

Hello Young Lovers/The King & I

I Loved You Once in Silence/Camelot

I'm Like a New Broom/A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (not a sweeping romantic song, but I like it. I really love that score.)

Somebody. Somewhere/The Most Happy Fella

My White Knight/The Music Man

My Old Friend/I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road (Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner did a lovely recording, with a gender change in the lyric for the duet, but the best one is still Gretchen Cryer's.)

All the Wasted Time/Parade

Diamonds for Mrs. Rogers/The Will Rogers Follies (a sweet song, but the presentation of the song is dazzling. As Will is singing the lyrics, a Ziegfeld girl in a costume representing the mentioned jewel descends the stairs. Etc-diamonds, rubies, pearls...for Mrs. Rogers.)

Then there are the obvious ones-"If I Loved You," etc.

Happy V-Day!

Jenn said...

Excepting "My Old Friend" isn't *technically* romantic, but friendship is a type of love, and...ok, I'll confess. i just really have a soft spot in my heart for I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road, and for anything Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford do.