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What are some Broadway musical female solos that have a catchy beat?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (33034points) April 23rd, 2011

I’m looking for any female solos from musicals that have an upbeat tempo. It seems like all the songs I can think of are slow and melodic to a fault.

What are some musical numbers for a woman that are faster and fun?

Links are greatly appreciated.

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breedmitch's avatar

Shoeless Joe from Damn Yankees?

muppetish's avatar

It’s not a Broadway musical, but I have always adored Judy Garland’s Get Happy from Summer Stock.

optimisticpessimist's avatar

Does A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins count?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I like the suggestions so far. Thank you all very much.

I shouldn’t have said “Broadway.” I should also include movie musicals. Familiar numbers.

dxs's avatar

“America” from West-Side story! The l’istesso 6/8 and ¾ keep getting stuck in my head!

cbloom8's avatar

Ain’t It Good? from Children of Eden. Sound quality isn’t great, but you’ll get the idea.

Kardamom's avatar

I love Defying Gravity from Wicked. This link is from the Lea Michelle Chris Colfer duet version.

Le Jazz Hot by Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria.

All That Jazz from Chicago.

I Can’t Say No from Oklahoma.

There’s No Business Like Show Business by Ethel Merman.

Rose’s Turn by Ethel Merman from Gypsy.

Cabaret by Liza Minelli

The Trolley Song by Judy Garland in Meet me in St. Louis.

Be Optimistic by Shirley Temple from the movie Little Miss Broadway.

I Get a Kick out of You by Ethel Merman from Anything Goes.

I Got Rhythm by Ethel Merman from Girl Crazy.

The Lonely Goatherd by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

Don’t Rain on My Parade by Barbra Streisand from Funny Girl

gailcalled's avatar

I Never Do Anything Twice The Seven Percent Solution (film) song by Stephen Sondheim

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly My Fair Lady

sliceswiththings's avatar

Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray (starts at 0:20)

linguaphile's avatar

Listen from Dreamgirls—it’s not as finger-snapping as the others, but is catchy for me.
Sandra Dee from Grease
I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair- South Pacific

Sunny2's avatar

“Let’s Do It, Let’s fall in Love” (That might not be the title.)
“Cock-eyed Optimist” from South Pacific
“We Need a Little Christmas” from Mame

OpryLeigh's avatar

Popular – Wicked
Oom Pah Pah – Oliver
One Brick At A Time – Barnum

Check out the music from Sister Act (the musical that has just started on Broadway) there are a few upbeat female songs in that.

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