Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Playlist For November 13, 2016: Ladies' Night!

As I type this, it's election night and we're all wondering if a certain LADY is going to be our first ever President...and (how appropriate) that this coming Sunday just happens to be Ladies' Night (okay, later afternoon. Whatev.) on 2 On The Aisle. Yes (perfect timing), last week we finished Broadway Man Cave, and now it seems only fair (plus apt! appropos!) that we move on to the Dames, the Girls, the Ladies, the Dolls and the (nasty) Broadway Women! Did I call this, or what?

So we have lots to celebrate, from Tramp-y to Mysterious to Shady to Gorgeous, 2 On The Aisle presents the Female Gender, Broadway Style. Because there are a gazillion and one songs about us gal types, I had to narrow the playing field, so this is in no way a comprehensive list of the songs out there. Surprise, surprise...there are a LOT more gal songs than guy songs. Just cuz, okay? Like of course.

We'll also make an ever so slight detour and feature a few selections by Tammy Grimes, who passed away on October 30th. And being a lovely Broadway lady, she seems to fit nicely.

So enjoy this bevy of "Beautiful Girls"! And that Lady of Tonight!

I Ain't Down Yet (Tammy Grimes, The Unsinkable Molly Brown)
Perfect Young Ladies (Female Chorus, The Boy Friend)
The Lady Is A Tramp (Judy Blazer, Babes In Arms)
Luck Be A Lady (Robert Alda, Guys And Dolls)
Who's That Woman? (Phyllis Newman, Ensemble, Follies)
What You Don't Know About Women (Kay McClelland, Randy Graff,
      City Of Angels)
Oh, My Mysterious Lady (Cyrill Ritchard, Mary Martin, Peter Pan)
Gorgeous (Barbara Harris, The Apple Tree)
Kiss The Girl (Samuel E. Wright, The Little Mermaid)
My Best Girl (Frankie Michaels, Angela Lansbury, Mame)
Goodbye, Old Girl (Robert Shafer, Stephen Douglass, Damn Yankees)
A Certain Girl (David Wayne, Robert Goulet,The Happy Time)
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody (Allan Jones, Ziegfeld Follies)
Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Alfred Drake, Gigi)
Give The Little Lady (Elaine Stritch, Ensemble, Goldilocks)
A Girl Worth Fighting For (Lea Salonga, Harvey Fierstein, Mulan)
Pretty Lady (Patrick Kinser-Lau, Timm Fujii, Mark Hsu Syers, Pacific 
A Quiet Girl (George Gaynes, Wonderful Town)
The Girl That I Marry (Ray Middleton, Annie Get Your Gun)
I Met A Girl (Sydney Chaplain, Bells Are Ringing)
Shadow Waltz (Tammy Grimes, 42nd Street)
You Better Love Me While You May (Tammy Grimes, High Spirits)
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Tammy Grimes, 42nd Street)
Smile, Girls (Patti Lupone, Gypsy)
Beautiful Girl (Jimmy Thompson, Singin' In The Rain)
Waiting For The Girls Upstairs (Company, Follies)
Dames (Lee Roy Reams, 42nd Street)
Real Live Girl (Sid Caesar, Little Me)
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Jimmy Durante, Jumbo)
70, Girls, 70 (Company, 70, Girls, 70)
There Is Nothin' Like A Dame (Ensemble, South Pacific)
The Shady Dame From Seville (Robert Preston, Victor/Victoria)
The Ladies Who Lunch (Elaine Stritch, Company)

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