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Post 5 songs (or more) that start with the letter you're given.
I've got "C" from [personal profile] eumelia.
Let me know if you'd like a letter.

Four of my songs are from the musicals and one is from the movie that is almost a musical. It wasn't intentional :)

1. Chase The Morning, from Repo! The Genetic Opera. Sarah Brightman is brilliant and gorgeous. And the voice of Marni, repeating the affirmation, is both beautiful and creepy. I love this scene - it passes Bechdel test like whoa! Actually, while Repo! is sometimes problematic and sometimes full of plot holes, it has strong and interesting female characters. Also, the line You have your mother's eyes, her hair is very creepy, because Shilo wears a wig, and Nathan could easily order it made from Marni's hair.
2. Cell Block Tango, from Chicago. It's famous. I love the dark humour of the lyrics and the sad stories behind them. I quote it a lot:
You know, some guys just can't hold their arsenic.
And then he ran into my knife. He ran into my knife ten times.
I guess you can say we broke up because of artistic differences. He saw himself as alive and I saw him dead.

3. Could We Start Again Please, from Jesus Christ Superstar. I'm a fan of JSC, especially of the "2000" version (Jerome Pradon is brilliant as Judas). This song makes me deeply sad because I know the feeling: you see things in entirely different light, everything you thought made sense doesn't, or this sense is something entirely different, and you just want to wake up from this bad dream, or to change everything entirely. Also, the scene in the movie during this song is very disturbing.
4. (The) Creation of the Man, from Scarlet Pimpernel. This one is hilarious. ...Someone has to strike a pose / And bear the weight of well-tailored clothes / And that is why the Lord created men! It also fits nicely into my field of study, which includes gender presentation on fashion and clothing.
5. Christmas Is All Around, from Love Actually. It is simple, and silly, and you can't get it from your head for days... but it's Christmas. I always watch Love Actually at Christmas (or, to be exact, at New Year Eve, because we don't celebrate Catholic Christmas here), and I love this song. Also, Billy Mack! And particularly enjoy the incredible crassness of the moment when we try to squeeze an extra syllable into the fourth line. (Can't miss a chance to say it: Joe is love.)

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