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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

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!