Monday, 25 June 2018

Musical Monday #168

You know how in good musicals the songs occur naturally at moments of heightened emotion, while advancing the plot... and then there are films that are based on stories that were not originally musicals, but someone decided to ram musical numbers into them because it might make some money... which is how you end up pausing the ramp up to the devastating finale of Charlotte's Web, by having a rat sing about eating trash.

A Veritable Smorgasbord from Charlotte’s Web
Performed by Paul Lynde
Written by the Sherman brothers.

(This film was not particularly successful when it came out, but it became pretty popular years later when it was released on VHS)

Monday, 18 June 2018

Musical Monday #167

It's always hilarious when they put Bing in a dance number...

You're The Top from Anything Goes
Performed by Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Jeanmaire, and Mitzi Gaynor
Written by Cole Porter

Monday, 4 June 2018

Musical Monday #166

You’ll Be Reminded Of Me from Vivacious Lady
Performed by Ginger Rogers (scene also featuring James Stewart)