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Favorite songs?

So, what are your favorite songs on the show?

I've read in many boards that people hate the "Hit List" plot, but I must say I'm obsessed with most of the songs with only a few exceptions and therefore enjoy "Hit List" in all its overly dramatic glory. I think adding a male vocalist with Jeremy Jordan was a brilliant move and something that was missing in season one. Loved "Heard Your Voice in a Dream", "Broadway Here I Come", "Heartshaped Wreckage" and "The Last Goodbye". Ana's "Reach for me" was also pretty damn catchy. I kinda wish though Jeremy Jordan was singing everything. Really prefered his version of "Caught in the storm" - too bad we only got an official release of Kat McPhee's version. My least favorite out of the "Hit List" songs were probably "Good for you" and "Original" - at least so far - I guess I just don't like it when Smash goes too much into the direction of mainstream pop songs.

As for "Bombshell", "Let Me Be Your Star" remains the one to beat - though I still like most of the other songs. "They Just Keep Moving The Line" and "Second Hand White Baby Grand" are probably in my Top 5 of the Bombshell songs. God bless Megan Hilty. The "20th Century Fox Mambo", "Smash", "History is made at Night", "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"  and "Don't Forget Me" follow closely.

As for cover songs, I absolutely love the versions of "Dancing on my own" and "Bittersweet Symphony" that Megan Hilty sang. Jimmy's "High & Dry" was also pretty good. I mostly like Megan Hilty's cover songs better than the ones that Kat McPhee has - I think Megan gets the better song choices, though I liked Kat's "Run"-version. Also, Kyle's version of Jeff Buckley's "The Last Goodbye" needs some getting used to, I thought it was horrible when I first heard it, but now I kind of like it.

It's a shame Megan Hilty and Jeremy Jordan never did sing together on the show.

Comments

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josiefier
May. 7th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I can only comment on S1, but here goes, my Top 5:

1.) On Lexington and 52nd Street
2.) Don't Forget Me
3.) Let's Be Bad
4.) Mr. and Mrs. Smith
5.) I Never Met a Wolf...
sleepless_ghost
May. 7th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Interesting choices. I'd probably like "On Lexington" more if it was sung by another actor. I unfortunately hated the guy playing Michael Swift.
stars_inthe_sky
May. 7th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'm in the camp of people who aren't big fans of the Hit List arc (although the NYT article drawing parellels between it and Bombshell helped a lot). But the music is PHENOMENAL. I've had "I Heard Your Voice in a Dream" on repeat for weeks, and "Reach For Me" is also excellent. For both Bombshell and the covers, anything Megan Hilty sings is gold in my book.
sleepless_ghost
May. 8th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
I like "The Hit List" arc despite its ridiculousness, though I must admit I'm not sure if I'd think the same if I didn't actually love the music. Probably not then. The only Hit List songs that I don't like are the ones that really go into the mainstream pop direction (which are almost all the solos by Kat McPhee).

Haha, "Heard Your Voice in a Dream" is currently stuck on repeat on my Ipod. Actually when I'm in the subway, I can hardly contain myself and almost sing along (which would be a punishment to those other people on the subway lol).

BUFFY!
waltzmatildah
May. 8th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
Oooh, good post!

I'm definitely in the I LOVE HITLIST THE MOSTEST camp! From a storyline perspective AND a music perspective. My favourites would have to be:

1) Rewite This Story
2) Reach For Me (love the footage that goes with that one, too)
3) I Heard Your Voice In A Dream
4) The Goodbye Song
5) Don't Forget Me (fave Bombshell song)

From the covers I'd have to go with:

1) High and Dry
2) Bittersweet Symphony
3) Vienna
4) Don't Dream It's Over
5) Would I Lie To You?

Most of the time I honestly wish this show were all singing all the time!!

Edited at 2013-05-08 02:35 am (UTC)
sleepless_ghost
May. 8th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
The footage for REACH FOR ME was crazy good, but would they actually do something THIS complicated in an actual Broadway show? With her being over the audience, I could feel the lawsuits if something went wrong and she fell down on audience members, killing them. lol

The Goodbye Song is so typically SPRING AWAKENING-y. Absolutely loved it.

I'm curious...which version of Don't Forget Me do you prefer? The Hilty version or the McPhee one. I like both, but I'm happy Hilty's version is commercially available now.

I'd probably like Vienna more if I liked Christian Borle's character more.
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