30 Musicals in 30 Days: An All Day Listen

Post a song from a musical you could listen to all day.

There are lots of musicals that I could listen to all day. One of them is Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty’s Avenue Q. There are lots of things that potentially attract one to this show: the comedy, the puppets, the parody and so on. But what makes in a keeper in the CD player is the catchiness of the score, both in terms of its lyrics and music. Because it is a parody of the kind of songs one might find in Sesame Street, the songs sound familiar even when you hear them for the first time. Of course, they are incredibly clever in the way that they pastiche the kinds of songs on which they are based. Avenue Q is the kind of cast album that I sometimes keep playing in my car for a week without changing it.

The song I’ve chosen is one of my favourites in the show, the hysterically funny “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”:

(My other favourites are: “It Sucks to Be Me”, “Purpose”, “The Internet is for Porn”, “If You Were Gay”, “I Wish I Could Go Back to College”…. Hmmm… This could go on for a while….)

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