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Wait for it… We have 21 feel-good songs from musicals


by Grace McGettigan
03rd Jul 2019
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We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite, feel-good songs from musicals to keep you motivated this hump-day


Whether it’s an upbeat dance number or a motivating power-ballad, musical theatre has the ability to make us feel.

No matter what situation you’re facing in life, there’s a perfect song to match. When you’re feeling good but everyone around you is down in the dumps – enter Barbra Streisand’s performance of Don’t Rain On My Parade. Perhaps you need an inspiring pick-me-up; throw on I’m Here from The Colour Purple.

Just gone through a break-up? Blast Tomorrow from Annie. Or, if you just want to have a good time, it’s got to be C’Mon Everybody from All Shook Up.

With all that in mind, join us as we indulge in our favourite feel-good songs from musicals. Plug in your earphones, turn up the volume and enjoy!

Don’t Rain On My Parade

From Funny Girl

“Don’t tell me not to live, just sit and putter; Life’s candy and the sun’s a ball of butter; Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on my parade…”

You Can’t Stop the Beat

From Hairspray

“You can’t stop my happiness, ’cause I like the way I am…”

C’mon Everybody

From All Shook Up

“I love my baby; hey, hey, hey and my baby loves me…”

We Go Together

From Grease

“We’re one of a kind, like dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo…”

The Wizard and I

From Wicked

“Unlimited… My future is unlimited…”

Hakuna Matata

From The Lion King

“It’s our problem-free philosophy – Hakuna Matata!”

Raise You Up

From Kinky Boots

“One, pursue the truth. Two, learn something new. Three, accept yourself and you’ll accept others too!
“Four, let love shine. Five, let pride be your guide. Six, you change the world when you change your mind!”

Overture/And All That Jazz

From Chicago

“Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town, and all that Jazz…”

Wait For It

From Hamilton

“He has something to prove, he has nothing to lose…”

When I Kissed The Teacher

From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

“As I held my breath, the world stood still, but then he just smiled…”

Popular

From Wicked

“I’ll teach you the proper poise, when you talk to boys; Little ways to flirt and flounce, ooh!”

Tomorrow

From Annie

“The sun’ll come out, tomorrow; Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun…”

Bend and Snap

From Legally Blonde – the musical

“I gotta go get my asthma spray; Watch me while I walk away…”

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

From The Lion King

“An enchanted moment; And it sees me through; It’s enough for this restless warrior; Just to be with you…”

Voulez-Vous

From Mamma Mia!

“Take it now or leave it; Now is all we get. Nothing promised, no regrets…”

Defying Gravity

From Wicked

“Ev’ryone deserves the chance to fly…”

The Windy City

From Calamity Jane

“But they ain’t got what we got…”

Who I’d Be

From Shrek the Musical

“So yes, I’d be a hero!”

If I Can Dream

From All Shook Up

“There must be peace and understanding sometime…”

Waterloo

From Mamma Mia!

“Promise to love you for ever more…”

I’m Here

From The Colour Purple

“I’m gonna take a deep breath; Gonna hold my head up; Gonna put my shoulders back and look you straight in the eye…”

Photo: Hairspray (2007), Ingenious Media


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