Great Songs From Broadway Flops

Great Songs From Broadway Flops


For every great Broadway show, there are a half dozen flops. Broadway can have great hits, like Hamilton, The Lion King, and Dear Evan Hansen, but it also has quickly forgotten flops like Rocky, Groundhog Day and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman. These often have one song that should live beyond them.

Rocky

"Keep on Standin" song is the closest thing Rocky has to an I Want song. This is pretty much him thinking about the fight and just wanting to stay in it for as long as possible.

Groundhog Day

This, in my opinion, is a greatly under-appreciated musical with many great songs. The two that sticks out in my mind are "Day Two" and "Stuck" which takes place towards the beginning of the time loop. Day two is Phil slowly realizing his situation and thinking it has to be a joke or a stroke. Then, in an attempt to escape Phil goes to see medical professionals in every field from a psychiatric pharmacologist specializing in cow mental illness to an alternative therapist to a Scientologist to an exorcist. It is hilarious.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman

This musical had one good song, "You've Got Possibilities" that has outperformed the rest of the musical in popularity as it should.

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