Top 5 Broadway Relatable Broadway Songs For 2020


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As 2020 comes to a close, we can't help but look back on some of the music that gained new meaning and relatability this year. We are counting down five of the musical theater Broadway songs that became more relatable in 2020, for better or worse.

5. Waiting For Life

This song is sung by Ti Moune in Once On This Island as she wishes to escape her humble beginnings, but with so many of us putting our lives on hold for safety this year, it takes on a completely new meaning.

4. Do You Hear The People Sing

On top of isolation, this was a year of change, and of speaking out, with protests and outspokenness coming from all walks of life.

3. Seasons of Love

A lot of Rent was perfect for this year, but this song, in particular, was so relatable. This was a song written about love in all forms, but with the constant loss of the early AIDS pandemic a constant reminder. It celebrates all of life's connections, no matter how long they last, and loving every minute of life.

2. No Control

This song recently featured in Spongebob Squarepants The Musical was far to relatable this year. It is a song of chaos as the end of the world seems imminent, and there were many moments this year that felt eerily similar.

1. Lady of the Underground

Within the show, this is Persephone’s exuberant drunken ramblings while she is trapped in both Hadestown and her marriage, but her sentiment easily translates to the world of social distancing we all found ourselves in this year. She speaks of everything from cabin fever to not having seen the sun in an extended period of time.