My Favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs?

Hallo, Leute! Sorry I’ve been posting so late in the day recently! I’ve been really busy with school and stuff like that! For today, I thought that I’d talk a little about my favorite songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals! They’ve written some of my all-time favorite musicals so this should be a pretty good list! Los geht’s!

1. “In My Own Little Corner” from CINDERELLA – I think that if I had to pick just one favorite Rogers and Hammerstein song, it’d have to be “In My Own Little Corner.” It’s been a song that I’ve loved since childhood and I really can’t imagine my life without this song. It’s a song that I really do connect to and I think that it’s in general just a really relatable song to me.

2. “Climb Every Mountain” from THE SOUND OF MUSIC – One of the songs from THE SOUND OF MUSIC that I always cry when I hear and absolutely fell in love with the first time I watched it, was “Climb Every Mountain.” I absolutely adore this song and it definitely has one of the strongest messages from musical theatre that I’ve ever come across.

3. “Something Wonderful” from THE KING AND I – I’ll be the first to admit that THE KING AND I is not my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein. Overall, I was kinda “meh” about it, but one song that I absolutely adored was this one. I think that it definitely does show the King in a more positive light and helps the audience (and Anna) to understand him better.

4. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from CAROUSEL – This song is one of the most powerful that I’ve ever heard in my whole life. It’s a song that always makes me cry when I hear it. I don’t really know what more I can say about it… but it’s a great song and I highly recommend y’all listen to it if you’ve never listened to it before!

5. “Edelweiss” from THE SOUND OF MUSIC – “Edelweiss” is a great song from THE SOUND OF MUSIC. One of my favorite things about it is the new staging of the song. Another interesting fact is that the Edelweiss is a national symbol of Switzerland (which [spoiler alert] is where the family flees to). The song is such a touching, heartfelt one and I love listening to it.

6. “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” from CINDERELLA – As a kid, love songs always made me cringe in a very exaggerated manner. (Even today, I feel the need to look away when a love song is sung. I’m weird, I know!) But this was one song that, even whilst looking away, I’d always cling to every word. It was that powerful of a song to me and I think that this song, really laid the foundation for what I interpret love to be, even now.

7. “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from OKLAHOMA – This song is just a really happy, uplifting song that I love listening to. It’s easy to listen to and it never ceases to make me smile. It’s a song that I love listening to on road trips and early in the morning. It’s just perfect for that sort of thing!

8. “The Sound of Music” from THE SOUND OF MUSIC – How could I not mention this ever so iconic song from musical theatre? I think that, as a kid, this was quite possibly the song that I thought of when people brought up musical theatre to me. It’s a song that holds a lot of memories and I still get nostalgic whenever I hear it!

9. “The Sweetest Sounds” from CINDERELLA – Even today, “The Sweetest Sounds” is one of my favorite opening songs from any musical ever. It’s a great, great song and I absolutely adore it. This is a song that I love much more now than I did as a kid (although I did love it back then too), probably because I now understand it more and can thus appreciate it more.

10. “Ten Minutes Ago” from CINDERELLA – “Ten Minutes Ago” is a song that just makes me smile thinking about it. It was one of the first songs from CINDERELLA that I ever fell in love with and to this day, I can’t help but think of this song when CINDERELLA (or Rodgers and Hammerstein) is mentioned!


And that’s it for me! What are your favorite Rogers and Hammerstein tunes? Vielen Dank und tschüss!


23 thoughts on “My Favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs?

  1. I remember growing up with songs such as “Do Re Mi”, “My Favorite Things”, and “Edelweiss”. Those were the most memorable Sound of Music songs growing up. I do love “Climb Every Mountain” and “Sound of Music” as well. It was the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical I grew up and it is my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein and maybe my favorite musical from the Golden Age of Musicals.

    I also love “Shall We Dance”, “Getting to Know You”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “There is Nothing Like a Dame”, “Younger Than Springtime”, “Oklahoma”, “Oh What A Beautiful Morning. The 2nd best Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is “South Pacific”, which I fell in love with three years ago


      1. Sound of Music is the most meaningful Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of my life. It has been with with me with childhood. I can just remember Edelweiss being my first piano recital song.

        Two years ago, November, I got to experience the musical in the theatre for the first time. I felt like a kid watching it and during Edelweiss I cried and never saw that coming. When the Captain stopped singing and before the children joined, I picked up on sad in that moment. Right when the children started singing I began crying.


      2. Two years ago, I literally thought Les Mis was the last musical I would see that year. After July, I did not imagine seeing another musical and thought I would miss Sound of Music.

        My mom surprised me with Sound of Music. So much meaning in that musical due to the amount of time I have loved it. Since family is one of the things at the center of Sound of Music, it does remind me in a way the importance of my family when it comes to musicals. My mom and dad exposed me to musicals growing up and if I never was exposed, I wouldn’t even a fan of musicals at all


      3. It sure is. Do Re Mi was my first musical song I knew all the words too. Everything I learned about musicals growing up still exist in today’s world, but difference is all that stuff is only expanded into something worth so much more


      4. I don’t have nearly enough Rodgers and Hammerstein CDs. Actually, I think that I only have Oklahoma! I definitely need to buy the others when I find them for a good price! I never get tired of Rodgers and Hammerstein


      5. What can go wrong with Rodgers and Hammerstein? Due to what happened with Edelweiss, I love Sound of Music more than ever. South Pacific has grown on me a lot since I first saw the movie three years ago.


      6. It will always have that feeling of being a kid. There is something really special about loving a musical since childhood. The fact that they still are meaningful and part of your life for that long really says something


      7. Look at the newer musicals. Not nearly as long as those childhood ones. I know that Rent and Les Mis are reaching their five year mark this year, but still newer than those childhood ones


      8. Once five years strike, the musical begins to be a thing of the past and if a show stays meaningful for that long, the show becomes truly meaningful. I love how musicals have entered my life at several milestones.

        Usually I lose track of milestones. I tend to forget what year did I first fall in love with a musical


      9. Looking back at the childhood musicals is crazy. Some I did forget that I loved in childhood and would find the love again in the college. Some always knew I loved. Just looking back on what musicals used to be is crazy. But then again what I knew was essential


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