Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Best Song Ever?

We all have our personal choices for greatest song of all time, with my personal bid going towards Stevie Wonder's "Superstition."  But objectively, the best song ever might just have to be "Memory," from the musical Cats.

Now, why Memory, of all the songs in recorded history?  Good tune, sure, but the GOAT?  I propose Memory as the #1 for one simple reason --- it isn't just a great song, it's so great that it has seemingly single-handedly carried one of the single worst musicals of all time to decades of different production runs and now a sure-to-be-terrible movie adaptation.  Quick, name anything from the Cats soundtrack apart from Memory....exactly my point.

With all due respect to Greta Thunberg, my person of the year might be the woman in my theatre audience who yelled "NOPE, HARD PASS" after the Cats trailer was shown, to wide applause and laughter from the rest of the crowd.  (If the heckler was, in fact, Greta Thunberg, then double the prize for her!)

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