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!

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

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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

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      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.

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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.

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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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