Hamilton is a musical (duh) and what a musical it is. I’ve never had so much trouble ranking songs in a musical before but I’m going to take a crack at it. Here goes nothing.
5. “It’s Quiet Uptown”
Tears. So many tears. Alexander Hamilton has had a terrible affair on his wife. That’s the first check on the forget-you list. Then his and his wife’s son gets killed because a college student picked on their son about his father’s scandal? Brutal! The despair in this moment of the show and the fact that Eliza’s love for Hamilton wins over her past anger and that she forgives him as he begs for her to let him return to her life is just: 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Continue reading The Five Best Songs in ‘Hamilton’
The Sound of Music in the last month since I first watched it has become one of my favorite movies of all time. It literally makes me happy every time I watch it and a great contributor to my joy is the songs. After seeing it for a recent fifth time I’m glad to say I’m starting to learn the songs and each song makes me smile for one reason or another.
The Sound of Music is a different musical than most as it recycles many of its songs over and over again for different scenarios in a truly beautiful fashion. Despite the recycling of these songs, The Sound of Music ends up having eleven songs in all, all of which have their own power to them. Today, I wanted to share my ranking of these eleven songs and explain why I love each and every one of them so much. Enjoy!
11. “I Have Confidence”
Maria is a bit of a difficult person to get to know because she can be so truthful. Her time at the abbey has led her to believe she won’t do a great job being a governess so she must find the inner confidence to take on such a “difficult” task.
It’s a powerful buildup to the point where she is no longer afraid but ready to take on the challenge ahead and a great boost of gusto if you may need something to build your own confidence on any day (if you know the words to the song.) Continue reading Ranking the Songs in ‘The Sound of Music’
When The Lion King was re-released this year in a live-action format some big music stars signed onto the billion-dollar-grossing project, one of them being the Queen B herself, Beyonce.
As the film was coming out the buzz was all over the place for her original song featured in the movie called “Spirit” and I stayed away for a while. And then one day I decided to listen to the song on Spotify and I was utterly blown away. With a head-bumping beat, simple lyrics that are super easy to sing along with, and an inspiring message fit for The Lion King this song has grown on me big time. And the music video is just as enjoyable. Check it out.
This song needs to be nominated for an Oscar. It’s just way too good. Plus, like last year we got to see Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform their hit song, “Shallow” during The Oscars, I would love to see Beyonce singing “Spirit” during this year’s Oscars. It would be expectedly amazing.
Would you like to see “Spirit” get nominated for Best Original Song during this year’s Oscars? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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