Musical Mondays: Burn

It’s been about 10 months (wow I suck) since my last musical song recommendation. I really love musicals so I’m working on queuing a post every week for a couple months, just bear with me!

If you don’t already know about Hamilton, I recommend stopping whatever you’re doing and listen to the soundtrack. It’s a hip hop musical about one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, and it’s amazing. I haven’t seen it yet, my mom got us tickets to see it in October of this year…and she bought them in December. It’s almost impossible to buy tickets for this show unless you’re willing to shell out lots of money or buy tickets way (waaaay) in advance. The musical is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and I’ve already talked about him before on my blog because his first Broadway musical, In the Heights, is one of my all time favorites.

I’m pretty much obsessed with every song from Hamilton, but I tend to listen to “Burn” the most. Elizabeth Hamilton, Alexander’s wife (played by Phillipa Soo, a goddess), sings it and it’s after she learns of her husband’s affair. I’m putting in a youtube video but you can also stream the entire album on Spotify. (But just buy the album, truuuust me!!)

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Musical Mondays: Corner of the Sky

I’m so upset I still do not have the Pippin soundtrack on my ipod, I love it so much. I actually had a difficult time trying to decide which song I wanted to choose because all of them are so great. In the end I chose “Corner of the Sky”, I feel like it’s a song that everyone can relate to in some way. I even used lyrics for an assignment I had for a graphic novel class last year. “I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free, I’ve gotta find my corner of the sky…”

Man, I gotta say that the show was phenomenal! There were people flipping, flying, doing all these acrobatic acts, it was amazing! I wish I could see it again, it’s a shame it closed on Broadway. Here’s the album on Spotify, and you can find a YouTube video of the song below.

Musical Mondays: Finale

Many of my favorite show tunes are the finale songs, don’t know why. One of my favorite finale songs is from the musical In the Heights. This musical isn’t your typical musical because it includes a lot of rapping. All of the songs from the soundtrack are amazing, there’s even a Lord of the Rings reference in one of the songs. *wiggly eyebrows*

Because this song is the finale there are “spoilers” but if you don’t mind, go listen to it now! But if you really want to, you can first listen to the rest of the soundtrack before listening to “Finale.” I’m a horrible rapper but I think I’m pretty good when it comes to this musical, haha. Listen to the songs on Spotify or Youtube.

Musical Mondays: Gold

Going into the theater to see Once the Musical I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I didn’t see the movie so I had no idea what the story was about, and from what I’ve seen of the show it didn’t look that interesting. WOW I WAS SO WRONG because this musical is beautiful. Simply beautiful. It’s simple but so powerful.

I am pretty much obsessed with the soundtrack, but the song I’m the most obsessed with is “Gold” which is sung by Steve Kazee. If I need a song to quickly relax me and put me at ease I will play this song. There’s even an a cappella version but that isn’t the song for this week. Listen to the album on Spotify or just find it on YouTube.

Musical Mondays: Find Your Grail

If you’re looking for a happy and hilarious musical, you want to check out Monty Python’s Spamalot. Also while you’re at it make sure you watch the movie too. The entire soundtrack is great, honestly and I’m still sad it is no longer on Broadway. But I’m crossing my fingers for a revival soon!

This Musical Mondays’ song is “Find Your Grail” and it’s so good. Sooo good. Sara Ramirez is my Queen. It’s an overly dramatic song which makes it so great. Now go on, listen! Here is the link to the album on Spotify and below you’ll find a YouTube link for the song.

Musical Mondays: Touch Me

Spring Awakening is one of my all-time favorite musicals, definitely in the top 5. I saw the musical during its way too short run on Broadway and during my second year of college I read the original play. Both the play and musical put me on an emotional roller coaster. It’s definitely not a comedy and it tackles some very serious issues such as sex, suicide and abuse.

The song I want to concentrate on this week is “Touch Me” and I have probably listened to it at least 100 times. No joke. So that should show you how much I like the song. Find the soundtrack on Spotify or Youtube.

Musical Mondays: You Learn to Live Without

The If/Then musical is without a doubt one of the most emotional shows I have ever seen. I pretty much had to drag myself out of the theater when it was over. It leaves you with a good kind of hurt, does that make sense? Anyway, the musical stars Idina Menzel who we all know is amaaaazing. The song this week is “You Learn to Live Without” and it’s a nice relaxing song, but make sure you listen to the lyrics because that’s what gets you.

I think what makes this song so powerful for me is that it reminds me on Frodo. Does it make you think of Frodo too? (Not all of the lyrics relate to him, obviously,  but over all it gives me a sad Frodo feel.) That’s enough of me, go listen to the music now! If you are on Spotify you can find it there but there’s also always YouTube.

Musical Mondays: Lost in the Wilderness

The song I’m recommending this week is “Lost in the Wilderness” from the musical Children of Eden. I stumbled upon this musical by accident and I’m so happy it happened! I was listening to the Godspell soundtrack on Spotify and this song came up. I was fascinated from the first note and by the end of the song I was already looking up the musical so I could hear more.

I think the entire soundtrack as a whole is very good, but “Lost in the Wilderness” is possibly my favorite song. I just… I just love it. You can listen to the album on Spotify or just find it on YouTube.

Musical Mondays: My Unfortunate Erection

Yup, the song I’m recommending this week is called “My Unfortunate Erection,” you are reading that correctly. The song is from the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, such a hilarious, touching, and amazing show.

You can find the soundtrack on Spotify, but if you don’t have an account you can find it on Youtube. Now, back to the song about an erection. It’s literally about an unfortunate erection. Musicals are magical.

Musical Mondays: What I Did For Love

I’m pleased to present to you the first post of “Musical Mondays,” a blog series where I will recommend a show tune to you each week! I’m a huge musical fan and I’m forever upset that I am not a talented singer, dancer or actor. I’ll just have to accept the fact that I will never be on a Broadway stage, but that’s okay. I’m totally cool with sitting in the audience.

One of my favorite musicals is A Chorus Line, I saw it years ago during it’s revival run on Broadway and I very quickly fell in love with the music. The song I’m featuring this week is “What I Did For Love.” Personally I prefer the revival cast over the original, but that’s just me. 🙂

The album is available on Spotify if you have an account there but you can always find it on YouTube. Ahh, I just really love this song. Okay I’ll stop writing now so you can listen to it!