2 Live Polls: I Want ... Songs!

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One of the best tools creators of musicals use to get the audience to sympathize and/or relate to their subject's main characters is the "I want" song.*

Which of the following "I want" songs** gives you some or all of the best feels?

*"The 'I Want' song is a popular type of song featured in musical theatre [where] the main character [sings] about how they are unsatisfied with their current life, and what they are searching for." Wikipedia

**Songs sung by the protagonist ONLY: Phil Collin's Strangers Like Me from Tarzan does not count.

I Want ... Disney Songs!
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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/jCc5GK926FA/

I Want ... Songs!
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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/KfDbx2idyA8/
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i'm surprised there isn't anything from 'a chorus line'...practically every song from there fits this poll...

great idea stephen...
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Thanks. ((blushing))
Who's the protagonist from that musical? What's his or her "I want song"? I'll add it.
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Tsar,

"A Chorus Line Opening/I Hope I Get It" from A Chorus Line at The 5th Avenue Theatre
https://youtu.be/Y38ZTJ_pzM4?t=58

The entire cast sings "I Hope I Get It" at the beginning of the musical. In a sense 'A Chorus Line' is an "I Want" musical, showing the aspirations of dancers hoping to get a part. I agree with rocky-o, that virtually every song in 'A Chorus Line' meets the criteria for this poll.

A Chorus Line (1985)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088915/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088915/soundtrack
I Hope I Get It
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Ed Kleban
Performed by Michael Douglas, Pam Klinger, Cameron English, Charles McGowan and Cast
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Chorus Line has been added. Thanks.
I know a few songs eg The Tinker of Rye, Summer is a coming., I was born Under a wandering star. The Tree beard song.
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Tsar,
Chorus Line has been added. Thanks.
Thanks.
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Stephen,
these images may be better for Cinderella.  In the image you have, she is singing "Sing Sweet Nightingale."  These are the scenes where she sings "A Dream is a Wish."  :)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042332/mediaviewer/rm2002720768?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_sf_69
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042332/mediaviewer/rm1212439296?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_sf_56
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042332/mediaviewer/rm3200459776?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_sf_58

I choose When Will My Life Begin.
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Replaced the image. Thanks.
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You could make one poll about Disney movies, it's almost a trope, the "I want" song.
Pretty sure there are many 'I want' songs in the movie, maybe you should make it a Part II, I'll certainly come with a dozen of suggestions:)
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I'll do that. Setup the secondary non-Disney poll in a day or two and rewrite the original list as well.
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Tsar,

For you consideration:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/soundtrack
If I Were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
(1964) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Topol

Character: Tevye

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/mediaviewer/rm2049901824
Topol in Fiddler on the Roof 1971

Lyrics:
Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor
But it's no great honor, either.
So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?

If I were a rich man,
Daidle deedle daidle
Daidle daidle deedle daidle dumb
All day long I'd biddy-biddy-bum

If I were a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work hard,
Daidle deedle daidle
Daidle daidle deedle daidle dumb

If I were a biddy-biddy rich,
Daidle deedle daidle daidle man

I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen
Right in the middle of the town,
A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below.
There would be one long staircase just going up
And one even longer coming down,
And one more leading nowhere, just for show. ...



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Were_a_Rich_Man_(song)

The title is inspired by a 1902 monologue by Sholem Aleichem in Yiddish, Ven ikh bin Rothschild (If I were a Rothschild),[1] a reference to the wealth of the Rothschild family, although the content is quite different. The lyric is based in part on passages from Sholem Aleichem’s 1899 short story "The Bubble Bursts." Both stories appeared in English in the 1949 collection of stories Tevye's Daughters.[2]
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Fiddler on the Roof is now safely set and standing on the roof of the second poll suggestion list.
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Tsar,

Thank you. Tevye would be pleased.
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Tsar,

For you consideration:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/soundtrack
Matchmaker
(1964) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Rosalind Harris, Neva Small, Michele Marsh, and Chorus
Characters: Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/mediaviewer/rm3749020928?ft0=name&fv0=nm0365280&ft1=ima...
Candy Bonstein Elaine Edwards Rosalind Harris Michele Marsh and Neva Small in Fiddler on the Roof 1971

Lyrics:
Well, somebody has to arrange the matches,
Young people can't decide these things themselves.
She might bring someone wonderful----
Someone interesting----
And well off----
And important---
Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match,
Find me a find,
catch me a catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Look through your book,
And make me a perfect match
Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
I'll bring the veil,
You bring the groom,
Slender and pale.
Bring me a ring for I'm longing to be,
The envy of all I see.
For Papa,
Make him a scholar.
For mama,
Make him rich as a king.
Chava and Hodel:
For me, well,
I wouldn't holler
If he were as handsome as anything.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match,
Find me a find,
Catch me a catch,
Night after night in the dark I'm alone
So find me match,


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Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava are now on the list as well.
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Tsar,

Thank you.
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You have one from my favorite musical! Bravo.
My Choice..........
#24 of 30 Professor Hill's "The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me" or Marian the Librarian's "My White Knight"
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I only got around to watching The Music Man 6 or 7 years ago. And I was not prepared to love it as much as I did. a 10/10 from me.
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I dislike Musicals in General, but not the Music Man!
I have watched it probably 15 times minimum.
Would not mind a remake with Seth MacFarlane as Professor Harold Hill!

Seth MacFarlane singing Ya Got Trouble from BBC Proms 2012 ...



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I LOVE the feature that allows options to move from one list into another.
Here is the link to the original list: Now the exclusively [link=https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048450083/]Disney list[/link]
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048450083/
I will polish up the second [nonDisney] list right now. (with options mentioned by posters in this thread above).
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048999588/

Thanks everyone for the help and support. I really am proud of this one... two set of musical polls.
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Typo: Phil Collin's  --> Phil Collins'

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Cool. Thanks for the typo catch. Will fix right now.
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Thanks. You have two images for Cinderella.
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In updating the Cinderella (to a more song appropriate image) the previous version wasn't deleted properly. Fixed.
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FYC:

Eliza's "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from My Fair Lady

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058385/...
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Tsar,

I second Peter's suggestion and wonder why I didn't think of it. My Fair Lady is my favorite musical.
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It would ...


in fact be quite ... um... loverly [sic?] to add classic to the second list. You da bomb Peter.
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Thank you Tsar.
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Added Tracy Turnblad's "Good Morning Baltimore" from Hairspray.

Does anyone know if the "Feel Me, See Me" song from Tommy by The Who? Is that a "I Want" song?

Eminem's Lose Yourself from 8 Miles (a musical??) one as well?
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Tsar,

I believe "See Me, Feel Me" is at best borderline based upon the lyrics. The song is performed by the protagonist (Tommy) and a chorus.

Tommy (1975)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073812/soundtrack
Listening to You/See Me, Feel Me
(uncredited)
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who, Nicky Hopkins, Chris Stainton, John Entwistle,
Roger Daltrey and Vocal Chorus

https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/3097844/The+Who/See+Me%2C+Feel+Me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me

Listening to you I get the music
Gazing at you I get the heat
Following you I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

Right behind you I see the millions
On you I see the glory
From you I get opinions
From you I get the story

Listening to you I get the music
Gazing at you I get the heat
Following you I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

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Tsar,

For your consideration:
Across the Universe (2007)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445922/soundtrack
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by T.V. Carpio

https://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/acrosstheuniverse/iwannaholdyourhand.htm
Yeah, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh, please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
and please, say to me

You'll let me hold your hand
Now let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand ...



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These are such good ideas for polls!

FYC:

"Home" from 'Rudderless' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798243/mediaviewer/rm303112448

I feel like there are others on the tip of my tongue but my brain is just not being cooperative. 
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Oh, how about "If I Only Had a Brain," "If I Only Had a Heart," and "If I Only Had the Nerve" from the Wizard of Oz? I'm actually not a big fan of the film but I do really like the Scarecrow and the actor does a great job with that song and dance.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm440506881 ("If I Only Had a Brain")

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm3430515712 ("... Heart")

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm846889984 ("...Nerve")

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Bump.
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Added the three Wizard of Oz songs in three separate options. The omission of these would bring an apocalyptic backlash I'll plan on avoiding.
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Lol. 
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We certainly don't want a rainbow going to someplace where rainbows don't shine!
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Tsar,

Since you are the Emperor of the forest it is fortunate that Ruby remembered these iconic songs so that you could include them in the poll.
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Great job!
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I Want ... Songs!
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