Musical Songs for Every Moment
By Anne Perry
Musicals. Big, brash, bold, and FULL OF SONG. Whatever mood you’re in, some musical out there features a song written expressly to help you sing your feelings, preferably in the shower.
NB I don’t know Hamilton so didn’t include any songs from Hamilton I KNOW OKAY I KNOW.
Mood: I’ve been living in a tower for my whole life! I totally want to go have an adventure!
Song: When will my life begin? from Tangled.
Important liner note: Who wants a chameleon sidekick? I do!
Mood: Something weird is going on, but what?
Song: I’ve got a Theory, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Once More with Feeling.”
Important note: bunnies!
Mood: My taste in romantic partners is terrible, but there doesn’t seem to be much I can do about it.
Song: Stronger than Me, from Nashville.
Important Note: I couldn’t get a video to link through, so let’s all enjoy this gif instead.
Bonus Important Note: This song totally bums me out. in a good way.
Mood: Boys suck, but I’ve got my future to worry about.
Song: There’s a Fine, Fine Line, from Avenue Q
Important note: this song is GREAT for singing in the shower.
Mood: Buck up, girl, and go conquer the world.
Song: Climb Ev’ry Mountain from The Sound of Music
Important note: Turn the volume up and belt this one out. You’re awesome.
Mood: I need to talk a boy into doing something, in the most horrible way possible
Song: Sexy Santa from Community.
Important note: It’s making fun of Glee and Santa Baby. Score!
Mood: I am insignificant but my quest in life gives me purpose. ALSO I AM OBSESSED WITH JEAN VALJEAN.
Song: Stars, from Les Miserables
Important note: The best song from Les Mis. Come at me, On My Own.
Mood: OH MY GOD I LIKE A BOY AND HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW I EXIST.
Song: On my Own , from Les Mis
Important note: Les Mis was basically the soundtrack to my life as a 13-year-old.
Mood: I’m going to a party! But I’m a girl so it’s a complicated process.
Song: Sexy Getting Ready Song from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Important note: so true.
Mood: I am A VILLAIN and my minions are SINGING BUGS.
Song: In the Dark of the Night, from Anastasia
Important note: Rasputin, you are not scary.
Mood: I am a MINION to a VILLAIN and I am singing my own theme music!
Song: Kronk, humming, from The Emperor’s New Groove.
Important note: Seriously, this movie is hilarious.
Mood: Being a mermaid is freaking awesome, yo.
Song: Under the Sea, from The Little Mermaid.
Important note: Ariel, girl. Get your priorities straight.
Mood: I’m in a park! Everything is great!
Song: How Does She Know from Enchanted
Important note: is this the most joyful song from any Disney movie ever?
Mood: Damn, girl, I’m hot.
Song: The Sun Whose Rays are All Ablaze from The Mikado
Important note: Yeah, it’s Gilbert & Sullivan. Sung by Moaning Myrtle. GET IN THERE.
Mood: LET’S GO KICK SOME ASS
Song: I’ll make a man out of you, from Mulan
Important note: Shang is the hottest Disney prince by A MILLION BILLION LIGHTYEARS.
Mood: I love Ray Bradbury’s books!
Song: F*** Me, Ray Bradbury, by Rachel Bloom
Note: There’s a reaction video of Ray Bradbury watching this.