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10 Showstopping Broadway Songs You’ll Love!

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Yesterday I got a can of diet coke with the weird labels about sharing with someone else.  This one however had share with a “showstopper”.  Now that is something I can do!

Not all broadway songs can make it to become showstoppers.  Showstoppers have one thing in common.  Huge reactions.  It could be dead silence in a theatre, standing applause, screaming, laughing and causing an emotion.

Some showstoppers come right before a closing act or a finale, others happen in mid performance during a suicide and others are full of special effects that capture your attention.  With all of the ridiculously amazing showstopping broadway songs available, it was really hard to choose which would be the best showstoppers for our list.  However, when I went through all of my favorites, here are the top ten showstopping broadway songs you’ll hopefully love as well.

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Top 20 Broadway Songs for Halloween Parties – Halloween Showtunes

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If you’re having a big broadway Halloween party, you need broadway songs for Halloween.  There are a million to choose from and you can even tie in broadway songs from movie musicals too…which would technically make the Halloween showtunes instead of broadway songs for Halloween.  Either way, instead of our normal top ten broadway songs list, we’re going with the top 20.  When you take a group of people that dress up in costumes and make up to pretend to be someone else 8 times a week, you might as well go overboard on a post about songs that everyone else gets dressed up to enjoy while having fun on the holiday.

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Masquerade from Phantom of the Opera

What better for a party then Halloween showtunes about getting dressed up in masks and ballgowns and dancing for Halloween on Halloween. The main song from Phantom is probably more popular, but when it comes to broadway songs or Halloween showtunes for a party, there is no other splendid one then this, just ask “Andre”.

The Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show

You can’t have a Halloween showtunes theme without one of the most famous and classic dances of all “time”, the Time Warp. The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture show is above and beyond one of the most famous Broadway songs for Halloween and is a must have at every party, even if people used to be in the cast and sort of hate it. Everyone knows it, loves it and no one can resist dancing to this amazing Halloween Broadway song. If you don’t want the movie version, you can always surprise people by playing the version from the show. Both are great but only Broadway fans will love the show version more.

Little Black Dress from Shock Treatment

A lesser known but still one of the most fabulous Broadway songs for Halloween is Little Black Dress. It is from the sequel but also prequel of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In this scene they are dressing Janet in a strapless, backless and timeless little black dress. Not only do people love to look chic and elegant on Halloween, but you can’t go wrong with the sexy and slutty costumes making Little Black Dress one of the best options for Broadway songs for Halloween parties.

Mean Green Mother from Outer Space from Little Shop of Horrors

Nothing is more mean than a plant that wants revenge. When it comes to this man eating fly trap named Audrey, Audrey will show you who the real mean green mother from outer space is. Martians take a seat because this plant has an attitude and is ready to eat with this Halloween showtune!

Freak Flag from Shrek the Musical

There’s nothing that screams costumes and fairy tale creatures than Freak Flag from Shrek the Musical. Not only do all of the famous characters come out in costume, but they sing about being a freak and letting it fly. If you want funny or ridiculous costume themed broadway songs for your party, this is the Halloween showtune that you need to add to your Halloween showtunes list.

I Put a Spell on You from Hocus Pocus

I love Bette Midler and mention her every chance I get. Unfortunately I didn’t add her show Priscilla Queen of the Desert to this list, but I did add one of the most famous Halloween Showtunes to it, I Put a Spell on You from Hocus Pocus. Who better than to have on a play list than Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Better Midler.

This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas

If you want something classic that lets everyone know what Halloween is about and that it is time to party, this is is one of the perfect Halloween Showtunes from The Nightmare Before Christmas for your playlist. This Broadway song for Halloween is an awesome way to start the party, dancing or whatever else you are doing. This is a must have if you are doing a theme with broadway songs and Halloween showtunes.

Necronomicon from Evil Dead the Musical

Evil Dead is one of the more classic movies for Halloween.  When they put it on stage they kept all of the blood and death without leaving anything for the audience to imagine.  That is why it made our top Broadway songs for Halloween list.

When You’re an Addams from Addams Family the Musical

One of the most well known and loved families that screams Halloween is the Addams Family. If you don’t know what it takes to be part of their family, or what it means, then When You’re an Addams from the Addams Family Musical is perfect for your playlist. Everyone will love it and it is a fun one to act out if you have a ton of Broadway people at your party.

Impossible from Cinderella the Musical

Nothing is “Impossible” on All Hallows Eve..just ask Lea Salonga or Brandy who have both starred in the role of Cinderella on Broadway. Impossible is perfect for Broadway songs and Halloween showtunes because it isn’t only about magic, it’s about going to a party and having an amazing time. This is a perfect song for any party and also a great way to bring the energy back up in a room if you have a lot of dark and depressing music.

A Little Priest from Sweeny Todd

What’s more Halloweenish than a song about a demon barber and cannibalism? Adding in Stephen Sondheim and a bunch of people to kill with puns about their jobs and careers. A Little Preist from Sweeny Todd is one of the best Broadway songs for Halloween.

Putting on the Ritz from Young Frankenstein

One of the most loved Halloween monsters has to be Frankenstein. When you combine classic showtunes with Mel Brooks and one of the most loved and feared monsters you get one of the best broadway songs for Halloween. Putting on the Ritz is a dancing and singing version of Frankenstein that will leave you laughing and once you hear it it will definitely make your playlist of Broadway songs for Halloween.

Day-O from BeetleJuice

If you were born in the 80’s you went to the Movies to see Beetlejuice and one of the most memorable scenes is the dinner with the possessed shrimp and cast singing Day-o. This Halloween showtune is one of the most popular ones on a playlist and will make everyone at your party dance. Even though the movie never completely made it to stage, yet, it could still be added to the best Broadway songs for Halloween easy because it is a Halloween showtune and a fun song to sing.

Magic Dance from Labyrinth

Nothing is more Halloweenish than David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth. Combine Ogars, fire dancing monsters and goblins of every kind and you’ll have some of the best Broadway songs for Halloween.  It may be hard deciding which Broadway songs or Halloween showtunes to choose from. Because Halloween is all about monsters and mystery, Magic Dance from Labyrinth has to be on your playlist for broadway songs for Halloween.

The Desctruction from Carrie the Musical

Carrie isn’t only one of the most loved horror movies of all time, it also took Broadway by storm. This telekinetic diva will throw your mind into chaos while the stage goes flying, blood goes pouring and you hear some of the best Broadway songs for Halloween performed in front of you. I couldn’t choose which of the Broadway songs from Carrie the Musical to choose so I went for the big one which is when she is tearing apart the stage and covered in blood. This is the perfect scene and Halloween showtune for your holiday party. The prom songs were good but if you want Broadway songs for Halloween, The Destruction from Carrie the Musical is one of the best.

How Can I Say Goodby from Zombie Prom

Everyone is going crazy with Zombies right now so what better for our playlist than How Can I Say Goodbye from Zombie Prom. In this cult classic Halloween Musical you have everything a survivalist could want. Zombies, dancing and a sort of apocalypse.

Giants in the Sky from Into the Woods

There’s nothing more scary than an attack from the Sky, especially when you know it is coming from giant creatures that are ready to squash and kill. Spells, stones and nothing can kill these creatures so you have to work with witches, bakers and anything else at your disposal to try and kill these beasts. That’s why this is one of the best Broadway songs for Halloween from Into the Woods.

Murder Murder from Jekyll and Hyde

One of the more popular things in movies is to create a real situation where it could actually happen to you. Murderers and people who you wouldn’t expect to go crazy can, and that is one of the reasons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scare people. Adding one of the more morbid Broadway songs Murder Murder to your list of Halloween Showtunes playlist is the perfect way to add in one of the more scary broadway songs to your Halloween Party.

No Good Deed from Wicked

Who doesn’t love the classic costumes from Wicked. Dressing up as the Wicked Witch of the West or Galinda never gets old. When you tie in broadway songs about casting spells and saving lives you turn Broadway songs into the perfect Halloween showtunes which is why No Good Deed from Wicked makes our list of the top Broadway songs about Halloween.

The Master’s Song from Dracula the Musical

The most famous monster, costume and pop culture hero is the Vampire and there is no Vampire more famous than Dracula. When you take Dracula to Broadway, they may have had matinee’s during the day, but Dracula’s henchman is the one who has to take the stage. When you have to pick one of the Broadway songs from Dracula the Musical it has to be the fear and hurt in the voice and words from The Master’s Song from Dracula the Musical.

No matter what Broadway songs or Halloween showtunes you choose for your party you cannot go wrong with a Broadway theme. There are thousands of Halloween showtunes to choose from and broadway songs that your guests will love to sing. You can choose the witches from Wicked or the characters from Shrek. No matter which songs you add, everyone will enjoy the background with Phantom or even the murder from the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Feel free to leave your favorite Halloween showtunes and broadway songs in the comments section below. Happy Halloween everyone!

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The Top Ten Broadway Songs about Dating – Love These.

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broadway songs about datingI’ve started dating again and with that I started a new playlist of broadway songs about dating. Broadway songs about dating could be anything from remembering going on a date to just simply asking someone out. They could be about past dates or even warning people about not dating someone. The showtunes about relationships and taking someone out below are some of my favorite and there are tons of others. If you’d like to share your own broadway songs about dating, please feel free by leaving a comment. (more…)

The Top Ten Broadway Songs for Karaoke (20+ songs)

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best broadway songs for karaokeTons of people like karaoke and one thing that almost always ends up happening, especially with duets, is someone singing broadway songs for couples, ballads and other showtunes at karaoke nights.  It doesn’t matter if you are at a straight bar, a gay bar or anywhere else, if they have karaoke there is probably going to be a showtune somewhere in the book and someone is going to perform at least one of the most popular broadway songs.  Here are a list of ten popular broadway songs for karaoke and the shows they are from.


Top Ten Broadway Songs About Believing in Something

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Broadway is filled with hundreds of songs about believing in something. It can be in yourself, that you can make a difference, help people fall in love, end a war. That you can change people’s minds, build confidence in them or even get them to do impossible things. There are a million different ways you can believe in something in broadway shows and each show has a song about believing in something. Here are ten of my favorite songs about believing in something. Please feel free to leave a comment below with your own favorite showtunes about believing in something.

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I Still Believe – Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon is one of my favorite shows. The music is amazing and the characters are very real. In the song I Still Believe from Miss Saigon you have women who still believe their lover (who is the same man) is still a live and coming home. The issue is that he is torn between coming home to the woman he loved in the USA and the woman he loves in Saigon. I Still Believe from Miss Saigon is an amazing song about still believing in something and hoping for something and giving yourself comfort when you have doubts.

I Believe – Book of Mormon

The song I Believe from the Book of Mormon is a song where the main character had lost faith in himself and had to figure out why he wasn’t following what he thought he was meant to do. During I Believe from the Book of Mormon he regains his confidence and learns to believe in himself. Whether he is confronted by a “Warlord who shoots people in the face” or even just believing that he will “get his own planet” when he dies, he can believe in himself and that his god will protect him so that he can carry out his mission and his life’s goal of helping people convert to the church of Mormons.

Don’t Stop Believing – Glee or Rock of Ages

How can you not love a Journey cover. Both Glee and Rock of Ages cover this fun song in their shows and do it completely differently. In this broadway song about believing in something, you have the person singing that you don’t have to stop believing in something and you should go for it. It is a great song to help encourage people and keep their heads up.

I Believe in You – How to Succeed in Business Without Ever Really Trying

When the main character realizes that people are out to get him and that he doesn’t have anyone but his bosses secretary to help him, he has to learn to believe in himself. In this song you see the main character singing into a mirror that he believes in himself. Not only does it help him build his own confidence, but he also gets the courage to go out and finish taking over the corporate world.

The Egg – 1776

In this song you have a group of men who are trying to gain the courage to not only start a war with England to start their fight for independence, but they are also building their own confidence that they can actually get every state or colony on board and believing that they can actually beat England. They use an Egg as a metaphor and build the song about the fight for independence over it hatching. If they believe in this egg then they will be able to succeed and America will have independence from England.

Hold On – The Secret Garden

During the song Hold On from the Secret Garden you have the Nanny to the girl living with her Uncle telling her to hold on. The little girl is giving up on life and fighting to make everyone happy again. She became extremely depressed and needed a friend. That’s when she realized she had a friend and the friend is her Nanny who sings the song Hold On to her to keep her trying to move forward and believing that she can help make Colin’s life better, her Uncle’s life better and everyone happy again. The song Hold On was my second choice after the song Wick from the Secret Garden, but when I was thinking about the two songs I wanted to use Hold On instead of Wick.

We Can Do It – The Producers

The title of the song We Can Do It pretty much says why this is one of the top then broadway songs about believing in something. It is two people believing in themselves enough that they can go and actually produce a show. All they had to do was build a plan and then go for it. They both have the drive to do it and the goals and if they can get the person they need most to direct, then their play is going to work. This song is all about them realizing that they can do it if they just believe in themselves.

Santa Fe – Rent

When Roger realizes that he isn’t making in in NYC, he decides to give up and that Santa Fe will be the answer to all of his issues. All he wants to do is move to Santa Fe where he can open up a restaurant and everything will work out for him. He even gets rid of his favorite guitar and begins to move there. Even though he believed that everything would be better in Santa Fe, he realizes that he was in love with NYC and ends up moving back.

Everybody Says Don’t – Anyone Can Whistle

This is one of my favorite showtunes from Stephen Sondheim. It is all about believing in yourself and having someone else believe in you and helping you to realize how amazing you are. Everybody Says Don’t from Anyone Can Whistle is one of the most amazing broadway songs about believing in something and believing in yourself.

I Know Where I’ve Been – Hairspray

This is more of a mellow and sad song that a woman is singing knowing that she is going to be causing a giant uproar. She knows there are a ton of battles ahead and they could be dangerous for her and her family and friends. However, if she believes in the cause and believes that everyone else does, they can win and help to fight off segregation in their city. This is definitely one of the more depressing and mellow broadway songs about believing in something.

There are hundreds of other broadway songs and showtunes about believing in something and these are only a few of my personal favorites. If you have one that isn’t on this list, please feel free to leave a comment below and share it with everyone else. You can also share this list if you would like by clicking on the Twitter and Facebook icons at the top of the post.