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Wed, Jul 31, 2019 6:53 PM

2 Live Polls: I Want ... Songs!

One of the best tools creators of musicals use to get the audience to sympathize and/or relate to their subject's main characters is the "I want" song.*

Which of the following "I want" songs** gives you some or all of the best feels?

*"The 'I Want' song is a popular type of song featured in musical theatre [where] the main character [sings] about how they are unsatisfied with their current life, and what they are searching for." Wikipedia

**Songs sung by the protagonist ONLY: Phil Collin's Strangers Like Me from Tarzan does not count.

I Want ... Disney Songs!
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048450083/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/jCc5GK926FA/

I Want ... Songs!
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048999588/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/KfDbx2idyA8/

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2 y ago

i'm surprised there isn't anything from 'a chorus line'...practically every song from there fits this poll...

great idea stephen...

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2 y ago

Stephen,
these images may be better for Cinderella.  In the image you have, she is singing "Sing Sweet Nightingale."  These are the scenes where she sings "A Dream is a Wish."  :)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042332/mediaviewer/rm2002720768?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_sf_69
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042332/mediaviewer/rm1212439296?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_sf_56
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042332/mediaviewer/rm3200459776?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_sf_58

I choose When Will My Life Begin.

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2 y ago

You could make one poll about Disney movies, it's almost a trope, the "I want" song.
Pretty sure there are many 'I want' songs in the movie, maybe you should make it a Part II, I'll certainly come with a dozen of suggestions:)

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2 y ago

Tsar,

For you consideration:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/soundtrack
If I Were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
(1964) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Topol

Character: Tevye

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/mediaviewer/rm2049901824
Topol in Fiddler on the Roof 1971

Lyrics:
Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor
But it's no great honor, either.
So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?

If I were a rich man,
Daidle deedle daidle
Daidle daidle deedle daidle dumb
All day long I'd biddy-biddy-bum

If I were a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work hard,
Daidle deedle daidle
Daidle daidle deedle daidle dumb

If I were a biddy-biddy rich,
Daidle deedle daidle daidle man

I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen
Right in the middle of the town,
A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below.
There would be one long staircase just going up
And one even longer coming down,
And one more leading nowhere, just for show. ...



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Were_a_Rich_Man_(song)

The title is inspired by a 1902 monologue by Sholem Aleichem in Yiddish, Ven ikh bin Rothschild (If I were a Rothschild),[1] a reference to the wealth of the Rothschild family, although the content is quite different. The lyric is based in part on passages from Sholem Aleichem’s 1899 short story "The Bubble Bursts." Both stories appeared in English in the 1949 collection of stories Tevye's Daughters.[2]

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Tsar,

For you consideration:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/soundtrack
Matchmaker
(1964) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Rosalind Harris, Neva Small, Michele Marsh, and Chorus
Characters: Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/mediaviewer/rm3749020928?ft0=name&fv0=nm0365280&ft1=ima...
Candy Bonstein Elaine Edwards Rosalind Harris Michele Marsh and Neva Small in Fiddler on the Roof 1971

Lyrics:
Well, somebody has to arrange the matches,
Young people can't decide these things themselves.
She might bring someone wonderful----
Someone interesting----
And well off----
And important---
Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match,
Find me a find,
catch me a catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Look through your book,
And make me a perfect match
Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
I'll bring the veil,
You bring the groom,
Slender and pale.
Bring me a ring for I'm longing to be,
The envy of all I see.
For Papa,
Make him a scholar.
For mama,
Make him rich as a king.
Chava and Hodel:
For me, well,
I wouldn't holler
If he were as handsome as anything.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match,
Find me a find,
Catch me a catch,
Night after night in the dark I'm alone
So find me match,


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I LOVE the feature that allows options to move from one list into another.
Here is the link to the original list: Now the exclusively [link=https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048450083/]Disney list[/link]
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048450083/
I will polish up the second [nonDisney] list right now. (with options mentioned by posters in this thread above).
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048999588/

Thanks everyone for the help and support. I really am proud of this one... two set of musical polls.

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FYC:

Eliza's "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from My Fair Lady

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058385/...

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Added Tracy Turnblad's "Good Morning Baltimore" from Hairspray.

Does anyone know if the "Feel Me, See Me" song from Tommy by The Who? Is that a "I Want" song?

Eminem's Lose Yourself from 8 Miles (a musical??) one as well?

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These are such good ideas for polls!

FYC:

"Home" from 'Rudderless' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798243/mediaviewer/rm303112448

I feel like there are others on the tip of my tongue but my brain is just not being cooperative. 

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Oh, how about "If I Only Had a Brain," "If I Only Had a Heart," and "If I Only Had the Nerve" from the Wizard of Oz? I'm actually not a big fan of the film but I do really like the Scarecrow and the actor does a great job with that song and dance.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm440506881 ("If I Only Had a Brain")

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm3430515712 ("... Heart")

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm846889984 ("...Nerve")

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Great job!

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