xanadu

killer instinct - a collection of the best showtunes sung by villains

always a woman - 9 to 5: the musical // the bottom line - newsies // evil woman - xanadu // don’t be the bunny - urinetown // i’d fuck me - silence! // i want the good times back - the little mermaid // forbidden fruit - the apple tree // evil is hot - the toxic avenger // they don’t know - thoroughly modern millie // the hammer - matilda // spread a little sunshine - pippin // aftershocks - next to normal // pretty women - sweeney todd // forever yours - once on this island // killer instinct - bring it on: the musical // suppertime - little shop of horrors // meant to be yours - heathers: the musical // superstar - jesus christ superstar

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Recommended Musicals of the Week, Pt. 2

- Carrie: If you like cult musicals, this is a great one to discover! There are some wonderful belt-y audition songs, very similar to Heathers in both time period and dark, high school setting

- Reefer Madness: Dark satire about weed. Alan Cumming was in the movie. Check it out, seriously.

Zanna Don’t!- So much gay. Strong male leads. Basically just a good off-broadway comedy.

Bare- a pop opera. Sort of like a discount Spring Awakening.

Saved- Discount, discount Spring awakening. Fetus Aaron Tveit was in this one.

Zombie Prom- Like Grease but with ZOMBIES. Need I say more?

the neon frights on broadway - a halloween playlist filled with creepy showtunes that’ll give you some terrible thrills

prelude / the ballad of sweeney todd - sweeney todd // why are all the d’ysquiths dying? - a gentleman’s guide to love and murder // evil woman - xanadu // spooky mormon hell dream - the book of mormon // a freak like me needs company - spider-man: turn off the dark // it’s a dangerous game - jekyll and hyde // kiss of the spider woman - kiss of the spider woman // carrie - carrie // when you’re an addams - the addams family // suppertime - little shop of horrors // evil is hot - the toxic avenger // the time warp - the rocky horror picture show // crazytown - 35mm: a musical exhibition // dead girl walking (reprise) - heathers: the musical // why are all these heads off? - lizzie // when lily came - darling // ruination - we foxes // your fault / last midnight - into the woods // no good deed - wicked // the ballad of sara berry - 35mm: a musical exhibition //

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On this day in music history: June 20, 1980 - “Xanadu - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is released. Produced by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, it is recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich, West Germany, and A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA from Late 1979 - Early 1980. Serving as the soundtrack to the musical fantasy film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, it features music by Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra (w/ guest appearances by The Tubes, Cliff Richard, and Gene Kelly). The film is a major critical and commercial failure, but the album is a huge success, spinning off five top 40 singles including “Magic” (#1 Pop), “I’m Alive” (#16 Pop), “All Over The World” (#13 Pop), Suddenly (w/ Cliff Richard) (#20 Pop) and the title track (#8 Pop). The soundtrack is first single LP in the US to be released with a $9.98 list price. In spite of the higher price, it does not slow the albums sales momentum. The soundtrack is released in the US and Canada by MCA Records (Newton-John’s label) and by Jet Records throughout the rest of the world (ELO’s label). The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 1998. “Xanadu” peaks at number four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.