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Eclectic Reverie, Capturing Emotion

Kaitlyn Conway | Friday, November 20, 2009

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. For some reason, this means that I have been listening to far too many show tunes. And yes, I count “Glee” and “Once” as show tunes, thank you very much. There’s something about songs written to tell a story that capture emotion in a very different way than other music. Of course, that’s also why the playlist is not entirely show tunes: because sometimes not even the catchiest of songs can encompass everything you want to hear. Add more songs with well-written lyrics to the mix, and you’ll find yourself with an enjoyable list of songs to jam to.

1.     Get Back to Hogwarts – “A Very Potter Musical”
2.     Defying Gravity – “Wicked”(Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel)
3.     For Now – “Avenue Q”
4.     My Eyes – “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (Felicia Day and Neil Patrick Harris)
5.     Somebody to Love – “Glee” Cast
6.     Falling Slowly – “Once” (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)
7.     His Name is Lancelot – “Spamalot”
8.     Light My Candle – “RENT”
9.     Funny the Way It Is – Dave Matthews Band
10. Any Way You Want It – Journey
11. Frequently Baby (She’s a Teenage Maniac) – Mêlée
12. Breakeven – The Script
13. If I Fall – The White Tie Affair
14. Fell In Love With You – Motion City Soundtrack
15. Suspension – Mae
16. Stationary Stationery – Anberlin