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Five and Out 113: Musical Numbers

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Listener submitted! This week Wes and Steve discuss Rambo, weird time displacements, and our Top 5 Musical Numbers! Enjoy!

What are your Top 5 Musical Numbers? Let us know! Leave a comment or e-mail us at fiveplaynet@gmail.com!

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  • I loved this list. I love musicals but the caveat made it harder but I was able to come up with my list quite easily, when I thought about it.

    5. Home – The Wiz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dslpHxTuA-w

    Admittedly, The Wiz isn’t a very good movie but I do enjoy the musical numbers. And I feel that Diana Ross’ best performance in the movie is when she sings Home. You really feel the emotion and weight to it as you really feel as though her version of Dorothy has taken everything that she’s learned from her time in Oz. It’s a powerful number that gets me every time that I hear it.

    4. Will I? – RENT

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okMdC9-YqrE

    I was to happy to hear that Steve had a song from one of my favorite musicals on his list. And Jesse L. Martin’s version of I’ll Cover You (Reprise) is quite powerful but my favorite song from Rent has always been Will I? I feel that amongst all the other great songs in Rent, “Will I?” gets lost. I don’t know what it is about this song but this is the one song but this is the one song from Rent but this is the one song that always get the waterworks going for me.

    3. Brand New Day – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILObfEzX92k

    This song is just so much fun with Neil Patrick Harris’ delivery. The energy that he puts into this number just makes you pumped. You just feel excitement as you hear Dr. Horrible finally deciding to become a bad guy.

    2. No One Is Alone – Into The Woods

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZSt10qusY

    The film adaption of Into The Woods had mixed results but I do think that the music was quite good. And I think that the best song had to be No One Is Alone. You really feel the emotion that the case put into this performance as you see a new family form from the tragedy that these characters have been put through. And realize that while they may have lost their blood relatives, they can start anew and form a new family with who’s left.

    1. Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DD7VIKZnGA

    Suddenly Seymour is actually my favorite song from any musical. And I think that in large part comes from the wonderful performance given by Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene as Seymour and Audrey as you hear these two outcasts from society finally find solace and comfort in one another. And they know that for a time, they can finally be together. It’s just so sweet and powerful that it’s hard not to get swept up in this number.

  • Corin Pritchett

    I must say this was the first time listening to you guys and this show is fantastic. I’ve gone back and listen to several of your other shows and I am officially a fan. I’m not a huge fan of musicals, but here’s some of my 5 favorites.

    Honorable Mention. Please Mr. Jailer – Cry Baby

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=46&v=8T–XIWND6k

    This is the musical I’ve probably seen the most, simply because it used to play on a loop on HBO is seemed. Still I really enjoyed the soundtrack. Especially this song.

    5. Heaven on Their Minds – Jesus Christ Superstar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=138&v=g-voeq7Cebo

    To be honest I’ve never seen this movie, but a friend of mine is a huge fan, and I’ve heard this song a thousand times. Not only does it rock, but somewhat makes Judas a sympathetic character.

    4. Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXmLRHnoSAs

    If you like me grew up in the 90’s, then you grew up watching the revival of the Disney Musical. There are so many great songs to come from this group of movies, this one really imprinted on me.

    3. I Want to be Like You – Jungle Book

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JDzlhW3XTM

    Disney has a great catalog to choose from. For my money though this song is among the best to ever come out of one of their movies.

    2.Feed Me – Little Shop of Horrors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SkrYF8lCU

    Levi Stubbs work on this movie is stuff of legend. Of all the fantastic numbers in this film, this shows his vocal skills off the best, and Rick Moranis manages to hold his own.

    1. Shake Your Tailfeather – The Blues Brothers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdbrIrFxas0

    I honestly could have made my entire top 5 off this movie alone. This scene is just wonderful from top to bottom. From the performances, to the choreography, to Ray Charles just being badass. My parents own this on VHS and I wore out this scene replaying it over and over.