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Poll: I Want ... Songs!

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** from nonDisney studios gives you some or all of the best feels?

Trill, warble, croon, or belt out loud your feelings about this musical poll with us, theater nerds, over here.

While you're in the desirable mood, go over here and vote at the I Want Disney Songs counterpart poll to this one.

*"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

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Neil Patrick Harris in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)

    Billy's "Everything You Ever"
  2. Vote!

    Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

    Evan Hansen's "For Forever"
  3. Vote!

    Wicked (????)

    Elphaba's "The Wizard and I"
  4. Vote!

    Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in West Side Story (1961)

    Tony's "Something's Coming"
  5. Vote!

    Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

    Mrs. Lovett's "By The Sea"
  6. Vote!

    Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)

    Maria's "The Sound of Music"
  7. Vote!


    Professor Hill's "The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me" or Marian the Librarian's "My White Knight"
  8. Vote!

    Madonna in Evita (1996)

    Eva Perón's "Buenos Aires"
  9. Vote!

    Renée Zellweger in Chicago (2002)

    Roxie Hart's "Roxie"
  10. Vote!

    Aileen Quinn in Annie (1982)

    Annie's "Tomorrow"
  11. Vote!

    Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Dorothy's "Over The Rainbow"
  12. Vote!

    Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

    Buffy Summer's "Going Through The Motions"
  13. Vote!

    Michael Blevins, Jan Gan Boyd, Vicki Frederick, Janet Jones, Charles McGowan, Alyson Reed, Justin Ross, and Matt West in A Chorus Line (1985)

    Entire cast singing "A Chorus Line Opening/I Hope I Get It"
  14. Vote!

    Topol in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

    Tevye's "If I Was A Rich Man"
  15. Vote!

    Candy Bonstein, Elaine Edwards, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

    Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava's "Matchmaker"
  16. Vote!

    Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964)

    Eliza's "Wouldn't It Be Loverly"
  17. Vote!

    Nikki Blonsky in Hairspray (2007)

    Tracy Turnblad's "Good Morning Baltimore"
  18. Vote!

    Judy Garland and Ray Bolger in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Scarecrow's "If I Only Had a Brain"
  19. Vote!

    Jack Haley in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    The Tin Man's "If I Only Had a Heart"
  20. Vote!

    Bert Lahr in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    The Cowardly Lion's "If I Only Had The Nerve"
  21. Vote!

    An American Tail (1986)

    Fievel Mousekewitz's Somewhere Out There

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