what are some of your favorite numbers from musicals?
OH MAN. I’m going to try and break it down by musical, so I’m not so overwhelming. Otherwise we could be here forever. I’m also only going to do musicals that I’ve seen in the theater. Here we go:
Les Misérables: “On My Own.” I’ve spent my entire life singing this song, I’ve known the lyrics by heart since I was six. While I have all the musical memorized, I’ve never been able to shake the long standing effect of this song. I grew up wanting to be Éponine, not Cosette (read into that what you will). There are other, bigger numbers, like “One Day More,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” or personal favorite “In My Life,” but I can’t drop the raw emotion of this number.
Wicked: “Defying Gravity.” This one is for the physical number, more than the song. Gay anthem “For Good” makes me cry, “As Long as You’re Mine” is probably the sexiest song ever put on broadway, I can sing “Dancing Through Life” for fucking ever, and honestly “The Wizard and I” is the one I’ve listened to the most (I sing it loudly in my car a lot. That song has BUILD). I even have some serious feelings about “Thank Goodness.” But in the theater, and I’ve seen Wicked maybe five times now, it knocks you out every single time. It’s the best of Chenoweth and Menzel. And when they lift her in the air…you can’t beat it. This is THE intermission break.
Spring Awakening: “Touch Me.” Man, this is a hard choice. One of my favorite musicals because all of the songs sparkle, and some especially stand out for the blocking on stage. I personally love “My Junk,” “The Bitch of Living,” “The Guilty Ones,” and “Don’t Do Sadness” so fucking much, and that’s just the start. But this one has such a tenderness, and a build, that’s unmatched in musical numbers. The whole song is about orgasming, and it simulates that as well as music can. You can’t really get better.
Rent: “La Vie Boheme.” Can I choose every single song? I only picked this one because I learned all of the lyrics when I was 14 and was so incredibly proud of myself. It’s also so fun and specific to this musical when played out in the theater. But I love all of these songs. Second fav is “Take Me or Leave Me.” Surprise favorite is “Goodbye Love” which I will belt like it’s my jam.
Hamilton: “Satisfied.” Now this one wasn’t difficult. It was the song I fell in love with when I first listened to the album; it’s the number I first cried to when I saw the musical in New York. I can connect to every single song in this musical, but nothing starts to match the choreography and ingenuity of the Helpless/Satisfied number. I was amazed when I listened to the song, and even more so when I saw it in person. Renée is a national treasure.
Next to Normal: “Why Stay/A Promise.” There are so many songs I prefer, like “Superboy and the Invisible Girl,” “I Miss the Mountains,” “Everything Else,” and especially the refrain in “Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I’m Falling.” But this song, on stage, fucking slays. It brings back so many riffs from the beginning and focuses in on these four people and the parallel between them, reminding you of the point, of what the musical is about. The harmonies are on point and the lyrics manage to accomplish a matching dissonance. Amazing.
Anything Goes: “Anything Goes.” I have such a good time watching this musical, but this song honestly has the best hook and it’s incredible to watch. In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now god knows, ANYTHING GOES.
Phantom of the Opera: “All I Ask of You.” It’s the only song in the entire musical I can listen to and not get caught up in the abusive implications. I also grew up on this musical, and I think these lyrics may have been my first words. Probably my total favorite song is “Think of Me,” but I’d honestly jam to all of them.
In the Heights: “Breathe.” There are some real bangers in this musical, like “96,000″ and “When You’re Home,” but this is the one that stuck with me the longest. That BUILD, the PAUSES…one of the best individual ballads ever to appear on Broadway. Lin never let us down
Throughly Modern Millie: “Only in New York.” I love all of these songs, and there are certainly more exciting ones. But this one is a ballad if I’ve ever seen one. I sing it all the time in the shower.
Mamma Mia: “Does Your Mother Know.”Who doesn’t love ABBA, but my favorite number to watch is this one. My favorite song is probably “Lay All Your Love on Me,” or “The Winner Takes it All,” but this one is so much fun, and every time I see the musical the interpretation is different.
Fun Home: “Ring of Keys.” This number manages to capture the feeling of the graphic novel in a way that none of the other songs do. A kid sings it, and it fucking rocks.
West Side Story: “America.” Obviously. If you have a different fav, you’re wrong.
Sweeney Todd: “Johanna.” In a lot of ways, I hate Sondheim’s musicals. But this song burrows its way into my brain and never lets go
The King and I: “Shall We Dance?” This is clearly the best number, especially because the last time I saw this musical the set kept moving while they danced, and she was in that GIANT DRESS, it was so impressive. But my favorite song is “Something Wonderful.”
Cabaret: “Maybe This Time.” We can all agree. I do a great 20′s style version of this song when I’m drunk.
Once: “Falling Slowly.” The only reason to watch this musical.
Legally Blonde: “Chip on My Shoulder.” I truly love so many riffs and individual lines in this musical (the break down in “Serious” which I once sang with a boy who was in love with me go figure, “girls like you always get to see Ireland,” the either side of the door harmony in “Legally Blonde” that fucks with my already dark childhood Luke Wilson complex. But this number is so much fun, and even through the mansplaining, the hook is great.
Shrek the Musical: “I Know It’s Today.” This musical never needed to happen, but this is such a great and overlooked number. The harmony and switch off between the three Fionas is so well orchestrated. Plus that refrain…..it’ll get stuck in your head for a month.
Honestly I’ve seen a lot more musicals, but I didn’t want to pick a specific song from them.
@pinkislouder@aurrorpotter and @loveloveolivia tagged me in yet another tagging game and apparently this time I’m to list my 10 most listened to songs of the moment (I’m not even sure that whole sentence was in English), so here we go:
1- Too Much To Ask - Niall Horan
2- Suddenly Seymour - Adam Pascal and Mandy Moore cover
3- Love Me - Elvis Presley
4- Heaven For Everyone - Queen
5- Miss You In A Heartbeat - Def Leppard (acoustic version)
On the night
before Ashura when Imam Hussain (as) was passing by Umm-e-Farwa’s tent he heard
Qasim say to his mother, “Mother, tomorrow Uncle Abbas, Ali Akbar and I
will defend Imam Hussain. Mother, if I get killed please do not weep for
me.“ Umm-e-Farwa replied, "My son although I dearly love you, I shall
not weep for you. Nothing will make me prouder than to see my son give his life
for Islam”. When Imam Hussain (as) heard this conversation he prayed to
Allah to bless Hazrat Qasim and Umm-e-Farwa.
On Ashura day
after Aun and Muhammad (as) had fallen in the battlefield, Hazrat Qasim came to
Imam Hussain (as) and begged for permission to go and fight. Twice Imam Hussain
(as) refused saying “Qasim you are young and your mother’s only son. I have promised my brother to look
after you. My darling Qasim, you are the image of my brother. You remind me of
Hassan. No, Qasim, no. I cannot allow you to die”.
Qasim was very disappointed. He went to his mother. Qasim was very disappointed. He went
to his mother for help. His mother reminded him of the taveez his father had
tied to his arm.
Qasim opened the taveez, and placed
inside found a letter for Imam Hussain. Qasim was pleased to see the letter. He
took the letter to his uncle, Hussain.
Imam Hussain read the letter from
his brother, Hassan:
“Brother Hussain, a day will come
when Islam will need to be saved by sacrifice. Hussain, I will not be alive on
that day, however my son, Qasim will be there. It is my wish that Qasim should
represent me on that day.”
“My dearest Qasim how can I stop you
now. Go, Qasim, go.” He took Qasim to Sayeda Zainab (sa).
”Zainab, bring me Hassan’s abaa and
his turban.” Imam Hussain dressed Qasim with Imam Hassan’s abaa (cloak) and
“Zainab! Look at Qasim, doesn’t he
look handsome? He looks just like our brother Hassan.” Tears flowed from Imam Hussain’s and
Sayeda Zainab’s eyes as they remembered their brother.
Husayn then dressed Qasim with the
battlefield uniform and gave him the weapons.
Qasim (as) was riding out, Imam Hussain said “Inna Lilla-hi Wa Inna
Ilai-hi Raji'oon”. Hazrat Qasim said “O my uncle - Do not be upset. I
do not fear death. Death for Islam will be sweeter for me than honey”.
Hazrat Qasim came
to the battle field. He was a very handsome boy. When the enemy saw him, they
began to murmur, “How can we kill someone whose face is shining like
In a loud and a
clear voice Hazrat Qasim introduced himself and cried out a challenge for
single combat. He killed several famous warriors who came forward.
He was the young son of Hasan, the grandson of ‘Ali and
he was trained by ‘Abbas.
Every time he
felled an enemy Qasim would stand on his stirrups, look behind and wave
to Hazrat Abbas, just as a pupil would seek approval of his teacher on any
assignment, Hazrat Abbas would proudly wave back.
When the enemy saw his
bravery and realized that they could not possibly over power him in single
combats, they came from behind and one of them hit Hazrat Qasim on the head
with a sword.
Hazrat Qasim was covered in blood. He
tried to go on fighting but alas he was so young and he was so very thirsty!
He could not take it anymore. He
fell from his horse. As he fell he cried out;
“O, Uncle! Come Quickly! Help me,
Imam Hussain and Hazrat Abbas (as) rushed
to the battlefield. The enemies of Islam thought that Imam Hussain and Hazrat Abbas
were coming to attack them. They got scared. There was confusion.
Horses ran from one side to another,
from here to there! From there to here!
The horses ran over Qasim, who was
lying wounded on the ground. He got trampled on.
Imam Hussain and Hazrat Abbas were
searching for Hazrat Qasim.
“My darling Qasim, where are you?
Qasim! speak to your uncle. Qasim! Qasim! Where are you my son?”
Qasim could not reply.
When the enemies withdraw, what did Imam
Hussain (as) see?
Hazrat Qasim was not in one piece.
The horses had trodden on him and torn him to pieces.
Imagine Imam Hussain’s feelings! His
brother, Hasan’s son lying trampled into pieces.
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!
Hazrat Abbas was
so angry when he saw this that he began to shake with fury. He took out his
sword and wanted to attack the enemy.
restrained him saying “Abbas, have patience, dear brother. Do not give
them an excuse for saying that we attacked them first”.
What shall Imam Hussain do now? Hazrat
Qasim torn into pieces! His arms and legs scattered on the sand of Karbala.
Imam Hussain took off his abaya and spread it on the
ground. He gathered the pieces of Qasim’s body as one gathers
flowers from a garden, and placed them on his abaya.
He then tied the abaya into a
Hazrat Abbas helped Imam Hussain
carry Qasim’s trampled body.
When Imam Hussain reached the camp,
he cried out:
“Z-A-I-N-A-B! Help me Zainab. My
heart is broken, Zainab. I have no strength left to carry Qasim’s body to the
tent. Zainab, ask Amma Fizza to help you take Qasim to the tent.”
The ladies cried and did matam for
“Ya Qasima! Ya Qasima! Ya Qasima!”
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaih Raja’oon! We are from Allah and
to Him we will return!
here are my questions: 1. When do you study best: morning, afternoon or night? 2. Who is your study inspiration person? 3.What is your main goal in school right now? 4. What do you do when you are demotivated? 5.What do you eat when you study? 6. What is your favorite study method? 7. What was your most embarrassing moment in school? 8. A lesson you learnt from a failure. 9. What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to succeed in school? 10. Would you study even if you had no exams to do? 11. What do you like to do in study breaks?
Rules: List 10 songs on your music library on shuffle and tag 10 people
1: Husbands - Savages 2: Does your mother know - ABBA 3: Second glimmer - Hard Girls 4: Two timing me - The Adicts 5: Born to die in suburbia - Night Birds 6: The Void - Shinobu 7: Five finger discount - Choking Victim 8: Lean on Sheena - The Bouncing Souls 9: Psycho killer - Talking Heads 10: Ache with me - Against Me!
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم السلام عليكِ أيتهَا الطيبة الطاهرة ، السلام عليك أيتها الصابرة الشاكرة ، السلام عليك أيتها العالمة العاملة ، السلام عليك أيتها الفاضلة الزكية ، السلام عليك أيتها التقية النقية ، السلام عليك أيتها الرضية المرضية ، السلام عليك يا زوجة ولي الله ، السلام عليك يا حليلة أمير المؤمنين ، السلام عليك يا أم البنين ، السلام عليك يا أم العباس بن أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام ، السلام عليك وعلى أولادك الأربعة المستشهدين بين يدي الإمام الحسين عليه السلام يوم عاشوراء ، رضوان الله تعالى عليك ، وجعل الله أعالي الجنة منزلِكِ ومأواكِ ، يا وجيهة عند الله ، اشفعي لنا عند الله ، وصلى الله على محمد وآله الطيبين الطاهرين . نسألكم الدعاء Bismillah Peace be on you, O the Patient & Thankful Peace be on you O the Knowledgeable & who acted on the knowledge Peace be on you O Honored (Fazila) & Purified(Zakiya) Peace be upon you O Pious(Taqiya)& Naqia Peace be upon you O Razia & Marziya (Pleased with HIS decree) Peace be upon you o companion of Ameer ul Momineen Peace be on you, O Ummul Baneen Peace be upon you & your four sons who sacrificed their lives on Imam Hussain (as) on the day of Ashura May Allah be pleased with you and make Heaven your home and resting place, with God’s mercy and blessings. O intimate of Allah, Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. Send Blessings on Muhammad & his pure family Peace be on you, the pure purified, Peace be upon you the wife of the Vicergent of Allah, Peace be on you, the mother of Abbas, son of Amir al-Mu’mineen, Ali ibn Abu Talib,