This is QUITE a request...
- •"I'm Still Here"- FolliesA phenomenal song that has slightly changed lyrics over the years to fit the different performers. Some of my favorite renditions include Carol Burnett and Elaine Stritch. MUST be sung by someone 60 years or older.
- •"A Little Priest"- Sweeney ToddMy favorite song from this show. Sondheim is known for his lyrics (in my mind, at least) and his wordplay in this song is UNREAL. Genius.
- •CompanyMy favorite musical of Sondheim's and my favorite musical of ALL TIME. It's so well put together. The story is timeless. "Being Alive" is THE song that sums up the feelings of the human race.
- •Into The WoodsJust an amazingly fun show. Brilliant weaving of fairy tales.
- •"Take Me To the World"- Evening PrimoseA wonderful duet from a relatively unknown show about mannequins that come to life. One of the mannequins falls in love with a human.
- •"I Remember"- Evening PrimroseAnother song from this show sung by the main girl who has been living in the department store and is not allowed out. She reminisces about the things outside that she remembers. Stunning.
- •"What More Do I Need?"- Saturday NightAnother great song from a small, unknown Sondheim musical. When I first moved to NY, I used to listen to this all the time. Listen, and you'll see why.
- •"Unworthy Of Your Love"- AssassinsA hauntingly, beautiful duet sung by the characters of John Hinckley Jr. and Squeaky Fromme. Again, the LYRICS.
- •"Invocations and Instructions to the Audience"- The FrogsThis song is just fun.
- •"Merrily We Roll Along"- Merrily We Roll AlongA beautiful song, from a beautiful show.
- •A Little Night MusicListen to the Original London Cast with Judi Dench and Patricia Hodge. My parents saw this in London and Ragtime is Los Angeles in the same year and it was those two soundtracks for years in my house.
- •"Everybody Says Don't"- Anyone Can WhistleThis song is the best. Empowering. Change the world!
- •Putting It TogetherThis is actually the first "show" I listened to in order to discover Sondheim. I put "show" in quotes because it's really a review, of sorts. It's a bunch of Sondheim songs thrown into a show and woven into a story with 6 people: 3 men, 2 women. It's pretty spectacular.
- •"Multitude of Amys"- Company (cut song)If my future husband doesn't work this in to a proposal/ wedding toast / anniversary of SOME kind.... I will be VERY disappointed.