There are a few tunes I’ve been enjoying a lot lately so I thought I’d do a series about some musical theatre jams I’ve loving that you should listen to as well if you haven’t yet. This series will be especially handy for me since it makes use of my annoying ability to listen to the same song over and over again for a whole month (although, often longer) before getting sick of it.
So, here a few I’ve been loving lately and they are pretty random…
My Grand Plan – The Lightning Thief
My grand plan is that I will be remembered.
My grand plan, just you wait and see.
You better wise up
‘Cause I’ll rise up.
Bring any challenge.
And someday soon someone will notice me.
Yesss Annabeth! I love this song because it’s just a girl singing about how she is a badass and she’s going to prove it after being ignored by her mum, Greek goddess Athena, all her life. You go Annabeth!
I Say No – Heathers
Let me be, let me go.
You need help I can’t provide,
I am not qualified.
This troubled teen is getting clean.
I say no.
It’s powerful and awesome and I’m so gutted I didn’t get to see this song in the show when I saw Heathers because, God damn, is this a tune. Also, Carrie Hope Fletcher’s vocals on this are so strong, she seems like a force to be reckoned with.
Inútil – In The Heights
My farmer was a farmer,
His farmer was a farmer
And you will be farmer
But I told him, ‘Papi,
I’m sorry I’m going further,
I’m getting on a plane
And I’m going to change the world someday.’
And he slapped my face.
This song has so many emotions and I just love it so much. You can really feel the anguish of Kevin as he describes what he did to break the cycle his family found themselves in and the dreams that he had for Nina seemingly falling apart by the seams. This is a beautiful song about a father who just wants the best for his family and takes every potential failure upon himself. This song is also so underrated arghh.
Bat Out of Hell – Bat Out of Hell
And the last thing I see is heart
Breaking out of my body and flying away
Like a bat out of Hell.
Please could BOOH return to the West End? Please? It was so good. The incredible energy that the actors put into the production is felt so strongly just by listening to the title song. I also love Andrew Polec’s voice, he sounds so much older than he is and it’s so effortlessly rock ‘n’ roll-y, arghhh it’s just so good.
I’m Here – The Color Purple
I believe I have inside of me
Everything that I need to live a bountiful life
And all the love alive in me,
I’ll stand as tall as the tallest tree.
And I’m thankful for everyday that I’ve given,
Both the easy and hard ones I’m living.
But most of all
I’m thankful for loving who I really am.
Yes, I’m beautiful.
And, I’m here.
Celie, girl, you are beautiful and you’re going to be fine. I love this song because it have an amazing build, an inspiring message and Cynthia Erivo’s vocals from the most recent The Color Purple cast recording are stunning. Everything about this song is just amazing to listen to and I recommend it if you ever need a motivational number to soothe your eardrums.
So, that’s it. Five songs I’ve been loving lately. I’ll have some more blog posts coming soon so stay tuned for more random musical theatre-related content. I may also have some non-musical theatre posts coming in the pipeline soon but bye for now! 😀