Top Five Musical Numbers in Film that will MAKE YOUR DAY

Written by Pam-Marie Gx November 10, 2011

Every once in a while I succumb to a bit of the blues, and there is often only one cure – cuddling up on the couch to watch one of the many movies I love. When I need a quick fix, though, I turn to YouTube and find the songs from my favourite musicals that can always make me smile. I’m not including animated numbers in this list, since they really are in a separate categories. My apologies if you were hoping for a list full of your favourite Disney songs.

5. “Little Bitty Pissant Country Place” (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)

This is the first song in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and it certainly is a great way to start a movie. If you haven’t seen the movie or production, it is a treat. Starring the musical talents of Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds (yes, he does actually sing), the film shows the struggle between a small harmless business (*cough*) and those fighting to get it shut down to protect the “moral goodness” of Texas. This song has just the right amount of dirty and wholesome, and the energy of the song just makes you wants to get up and dance with the whores.

4. “Somebody to Love” (Ella Enchanted)

Perhaps it’s because I’m already a big fan of both Queen and Anne Hathaway, but I love this number. The building confidence, the slightly ridiculous situations that lead up to it, the silly dancing around – all of this makes it for a fun song in a rather entertaining movie. The final song in the movie is another good one (almost the entire cast participates in a rendition of “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart”), but between the two this is my personal favourite.

3. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” (10 Things I Hate About You)

Oh Heath Ledger, what I wouldn’t give to be Julia Styles in this movie. Even Joseph Gordon-Levitt fails to compare to the bad-boy persona and good looks Heath Ledger had throughout this movie. If you’re feeling a bit chick-flick inclined and want to watch a man beg forgiveness in the most humiliating and entertaining way possible, this scene is for you. The song doesn’t last long, but every moment is golden.

2. “Suddenly Seymour” (Little Shop of Horrors)

So many songs I could choose from this movie, but “Suddenly Seymour” is the most heartwarming of them all. The song is the first real glimpse into the past of Ellen Greene’s character, and finally advances the love match that the audience roots for from the beginning. This number gives us hope for the main characters, even though we know there is still a great evil (read: gigantic murderous plant) to be defeated.

1. “Spring, Spring, Spring” (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)

Made in the 1950s, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of those timeless classics that my grandmother introduced me to at a young age. It was my favourite movie growing up, and I still watch it whenever I’m feeling nostalgic or sad or like I’m on a Greyhound bus. Seriously, I have it on my laptop and watch it almost every time I make the trip back home. With adorable animals, love in the air, and a pre-Catwoman Julie Newmar to top it off, this song has all the elements to make it the perfect cure for the blues.

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About Pam-Marie Gx

Pam-Marie Gx

Reader, writer, student, movie-goer, drinker of rum - Pam-Marie is all these things, and more! She has a large appetite for both media and caffeine, and spends most of her time with some sort of electronic device close at hand. You can follow her on Twitter @PamMarieGx. She may even occasionally be amusing.

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