We established people's least favorite songs from otherwise good musicals a few weeks ago, and the debate was fierce.
Now, writer Dana Schwartz recently turned the question on its head, asking the inverse: what are some standout songs from musicals that didn't exactly stand out?
What's the best single musical theater song from an otherwise mediocre musical? I don't have a smart "I'll start" a… https://t.co/YV4ajZBAfB— Dana Schwartz (@Dana Schwartz)1555966422.0
Once again, the internet did not let us down.
@DanaSchwartzzz “One Day” from Groundhog Day— isabella (@isabella)1555966802.0
@DanaSchwartzzz cc @suinitoddy my take: Waving through a window— panserbjørne (@panserbjørne)1555966489.0
@DanaSchwartzzz "Get Out and Stay Out" from 9 to 5. Most empowering song I've heard in a long time.— Zach 🇭🇰🇦🇲 (@Zach 🇭🇰🇦🇲)1555966533.0
@DanaSchwartzzz This may be heresy, but the Gershwin musical OH, KAY! doesn’t do much for me, aside from a little t… https://t.co/bLI2dE59yu— Jason Kruppa (@Jason Kruppa)1555967612.0
@DanaSchwartzzz “With You” from Ghost. The rest of the musical is okay-ish but With You is one of the best ballads of 21st century musicals— let’s hear those rae bells jingling ring ting ting (@let’s hear those rae bells jingling ring ting ting)1555971923.0
Once again, Broadway fans were divided.
People got especially miffed at which musicals others considered "mediocre."
To everyone in this thread who thinks Company is mediocre: https://t.co/1cxCkjKBdJ— Dana Schwartz (@Dana Schwartz)1556038960.0
@Lin_Manuel @DanaSchwartzzz Hamilton haters just slapped their own hands off the keyboard AND challenged themselves… https://t.co/5y3GLu1jWp— HouseUnbound (@HouseUnbound)1556023407.0
@Tweet_Dec @DanaSchwartzzz victor/victoria is objectively good tho???— george 🌻 (@george 🌻)1555975430.0
@nummytreat @DanaSchwartzzz The idea that A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is mediocre is, frankly, enough for me to consider challenging you to a duel.— Keep the Seth in Christenfeld (@Keep the Seth in Christenfeld)1555985854.0
@silvasgold @DanaSchwartzzz Kate NO— Katie Minard (@Katie Minard)1555968474.0
@AshworthBen @DanaSchwartzzz I see you’ve never seen Man of La Mancha— Megan (@Megan)1555986242.0
@Calamitatis @boon2017 @Victoria_Noe @DanaSchwartzzz ...*points for "execrable" tho 😄 https://t.co/VPc1sCKtJe— Rebecca I. Allen (@Rebecca I. Allen)1556028246.0
Luckily, you'll be able to make those distinctions yourself: someone already created a Spotify playlist with the songs mentioned.
@drmaggiemiller @DanaSchwartzzz Ask and you shall receive. I made a Spotify playlist that includes a ton of these s… https://t.co/YfWDzTmncs— Suzanna Krivulskaya (@Suzanna Krivulskaya)1555989632.0
It turns out that show tunes are more divisive than we thought.