Week 17

These are the songs I picked between 17 October and 23 October 2014. I’ll talk about them next time.

Hooray For HollywoodDick Powell, Francis Langford, Johnny Scat Davis, Gene Krupa, And Benny Goodman And His Orchestra … Fun fact. The Mr. Factor, who would make a monkey look good, is Max Factor himself, not the cosmetic company. It is the man who created the cosmetic empire and who worked in Hollywood for many years.

Hundreds Of Girls Howard McGillin

Tap Your Troubles Away *Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune

I Want to Go to HollywoodSutton Foster … From a solid plan, the song quickly becomes a cry for help, a plea for a woman who is at her wits ends.

The Trolley Song **Judy Garland … Whether it is a girl and her girlfriends hanging at the mall waiting for the boy she likes to show up, or even waiting with a smartphone in hand for the same boy to return a text, the sequence perfectly captures what it is to be young, in love and not knowing how to react to these new adolescent feelings of love.

Now You Know *Alan Mosley, Company, Maria Friedman, Matthew White & Michael Cantwell

Old FriendsCelia Keenan-Bolger, Colin Donnell & Lin-Manuel Miranda

* Top 10 Contender

** Top 10 Fast-Tracked