At this point in my travels and in my life, I still regard changing course as a personal failing. I don’t yet have the hindsight to realize that some places don’t fit quite right, for whatever reason, so sometimes it’s best to cash in your chips and give it a go somewhere new, even if a mere twenty-four hours before you didn’t even know that place existed.
—  Rachel Friedman, The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost

Harriet Smith’s Depressing Show Tunes
An Emma Approved Fan Mix

“Sure, every time we talked on the phone there were depressing show tunes in the background.” — Emma on Harriet

  1. “If I Told You" from The Wedding Singer (Stephen Lynch and Laura Benanti) — Amazon CD (no mp3?)
  2. “I’ll Forget You” from The Scarlet Pimpernel (Rachel York) — Amazon mp3
  3. “How Many Tears?” from Martin Guerre (Maria Friedman) — Amazon mp3
  4. “I Know Him So Well” from Chess (Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson) — Amazon mp3
  5. “There’s a Fine, Fine Line from Avenue Q (Stephanie D'Abruzzo) — Amazon mp3
  6. “Not a Day Goes By” from Merrily We Roll Along (Bernadette Peters) — Amazon mp3
  7. “Please” from Miss Saigon (Lea Salonga and Peter Polycarpou) — Amazon mp3
  8. “Love, Look Away” from Flower Drum Song (Lea Salonga) — Amazon mp3
  9. “Hey There” from The Pajama Game (John Raitt) — Amazon mp3
  10. “Losing My Mind” from Follies (Dorothy Collins) — Amazon mp3
  11. “This Nearly Was Mine” from South Pacific (Frank Sinatra) — Amazon mp3
  12. “Time Heals Everything" from Mack and Mabel (Bernadette Peters) — Amazon mp3
  13. “I’m Not That Girl” from Wicked (Idina Menzel) — Amazon mp3
  14. “On My Own” from Les Misérables (Frances Ruffelle) — Amazon mp3
  15. “Leave” from Once (Steve Kazee) — Amazon mp3

All the Amazon links go to the mp3 purchase page for the song on the U.S. Amazon site (I don’t have room or time to cover all online retailers, but the one link should help you figure out what album the song is from if you want to purchase it elsewhere).

There are so many songs that I could have added to this but either couldn’t find them on YouTube or thought that they were not quite right for Harriet’s mood. I also tried to limit it to shows that I thought Harriet would be familiar with. What do you think I should have included?