movie: rent

A mix of songs from musicals that will rip your heart out.

Still Hurting - The Last 5 Years // Not A Day Goes By - Merrily We Roll Along // I’ll Cover You (Reprise) - RENT // With You - Ghost // There’s A Fountain/ It Don’t Make Sense - Parade // We Do Not Belong Together - Sunday In The Park With George // Left Behind - Spring Awakening // Witches Lament - Into the Woods // Fallen Angel - Jersey Boys // Somewhere That’s Green (Reprise) - Little Shop of Horrors // So Anyway - Next to Normal // Legally Blonde - Legally Blonde // A Little Fall of Rain - Les Miserables

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Take Me Or Leave Me
Original Cast Recording
Take Me Or Leave Me

365 Showtunes DAY 25RENT - Take Me or Leave Me

Many, if not most, Rentheads know the story of Jonathan Larson, the man behind RENT. The struggles of the characters fighting AIDS was his own struggle, too. And on the evening of RENT’s final off-Broadway dress rehearsal, after giving his one and only interview to the New York Times, Jonathan Larson passed away in his apartment, in the early morning hours of January 25th, 1996.

From the stories I’ve heard, this song was one of the last ones added to the show, and therefore one of the last songs Jonathan Larson ever got a chance to write. 

And here we are, 18 years later, still madly in love with this show. With this song.

Thank you, Jonathan Larson. <3 

(Also, I’m very much okay with Rent being the first show to appear twice in this project - I just hoped that I would be able to not put two songs from the same show in the same month. There won’t be another Rent song until April, I think, at least. Also also, special thanks to my very good friend Chelsie for the recommendation of this song.)

I’m gonna marry a girl named Mimi and I’m gonna sing “Your Eyes” from Rent as she walks down the aisle and when she finally gets up to me, I’m gonna be like, “MIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII.” and then we’re gonna kiss and that’s the wedding.

Oh, and if she tries to run, I’m gonna have a drag queen stand at the door and say, “Turn around, girlfriend, and listen to that boy’s song.”