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22nd Mar '17 4:21:04 PM Angeldeb82
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* 2014's ''Peter Pan Live,'' a new version of [[Theatre/PeterPan the stage musical]], changed the (now-appropriately titled) "Distant Melody" to one of these. In the original, Peter Pan sings it as a lullaby at Wendy's request; in ''Live'', Wendy sings one half of the song in Neverland, while Mrs. Darling, still waiting for her children to come home, [[CounterpointDuet sings the other.]]

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* 2014's ''Peter Pan Live,'' a new version of [[Theatre/PeterPan the stage musical]], changed the (now-appropriately titled) "Distant Melody" to one of these. In the original, Peter Pan sings it as a lullaby at Wendy's request; in ''Live'', Wendy sings one half of the song in Neverland, while Mrs. Darling, still waiting for her children to come home, [[CounterpointDuet sings the other.]]other]].
* In an episode of ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', "Duet", when [[StarCrossedLovers Millie!Iris and Tommy]] tell their fathers that they are in love, the fathers tell them they belong to both mobs that oppose each other, but they care about their children and try to convince them to find their own true love. The fathers from both sides then go into a moving rendition of "More I Cannot Wish You" from ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', which is both SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}} and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] at the same time.
12th Mar '17 11:00:42 AM nombretomado
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* SoundHorizon's "Shiseru Monotachi no Monogatari - Istoria" includes a duet between separated twins Elefseus and Artemisia, promising that they'll meet again one day.
* SimplePlan's "Jet Lag" is sung from the perspective of a couple who are separated by continents, to the point where he's waking up just as the sun is setting where she is. They have released four official versions of the song--the English version with Natasha Bedingfield, a French version with Marie-Mai, a mixed English/Chinese version with Kelly Cha, and a one with an Indonesian band. In all four music videos he is shown at the airport while she waits for him to come home.

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* SoundHorizon's Music/SoundHorizon's "Shiseru Monotachi no Monogatari - Istoria" includes a duet between separated twins Elefseus and Artemisia, promising that they'll meet again one day.
* SimplePlan's Music/SimplePlan's "Jet Lag" is sung from the perspective of a couple who are separated by continents, to the point where he's waking up just as the sun is setting where she is. They have released four official versions of the song--the English version with Natasha Bedingfield, a French version with Marie-Mai, a mixed English/Chinese version with Kelly Cha, and a one with an Indonesian band. In all four music videos he is shown at the airport while she waits for him to come home.



* Parodied in "West End Musical", by MitchBenn and the Distractions (also a CounterpointDuet):

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* Parodied in "West End Musical", by MitchBenn Music/MitchBenn and the Distractions (also a CounterpointDuet):
6th Mar '17 4:19:58 PM Andyroid
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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "This Day Aria", from "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2". Sung by Princess Cadance and [[spoiler: her impersonator, [[ShapeshiftingSeducer the Changeling Queen Chrysalis]]]]. It's unique for two reasons:
*** It's a duet where both parts are sung by the same performer, who is playing different characters.
*** One of the characters is impersonating the other. Their voices sound identical when in public, but in song [[spoiler: Chrysalis']] voice gains a sinister tinge that distinguishes it, while still making her sound enough like [[spoiler: Cadance]] to pull off the con. Now that's vocal skill!

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "This Day Aria", from "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2". Sung by Princess Cadance and [[spoiler: her impersonator, [[ShapeshiftingSeducer the Changeling Queen Chrysalis]]]]. It's unique for two reasons:
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reasons: It's a duet where both parts are sung by the same performer, who is playing different characters.
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characters, one of the characters which is impersonating the other. Their voices sound identical when other.
** "It's Gonna Work" from "Spice Up Your Life". Doubles as a CounterpointDuet, as Rarity is with Coriander Cumin, singing about how the Tasty Treat should try to be more like the other restaurants
in public, but in song [[spoiler: Chrysalis']] voice gains a sinister tinge that distinguishes it, Canterlot's Restaurant Row, while still making her sound enough like [[spoiler: Cadance]] to pull off the con. Now that's vocal skill!Pinkie Pie is with Saffron Masala, singing about how they should embrace their individuality.
20th Feb '17 9:23:08 PM wolftickets1969
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* The musical version of ''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only", a distant ''quartet'' performed by Ariel (through InnerMonologue due to being TheSpeechless at this time), Sebastian, Eric and Triton, who are all expressing a desire to understand or be understood by their loved ones.

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* The musical version of ''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only", a distant ''quartet'' performed by Ariel (through InnerMonologue due to being TheSpeechless a CuteMute at this time), Sebastian, Eric and Triton, who are all expressing a desire to understand or be understood by their loved ones.
14th Dec '16 3:27:57 AM ClockStopping
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* From ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' we have "Dear Theodosia," in which both Hamilton and Burr sing to their newly-born child about how much they love them already and will try to take care of them. For brief examples, we also have Angelica in "Take A Break" singing from England about how she wishes she and Alexander weren't separated, and the beginning of "Stay Alive," in which Eliza sings the titular words from home while Alexander is off at war. "Your Obedient Servant" also arguably counts, in that Hamilton and Burr are separated physically, but they are still communicating, in that the conceit is that the words they're singing are the letters they're sending back and forth.
26th Nov '16 10:04:46 PM wolftickets1969
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* The musical version of ''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only", a distant ''quartet'' performed by Ariel (through InnerMonologue), Sebastian, Eric and Triton, who are all expressing a desire to understand or be understood by their loved ones.

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* The musical version of ''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only", a distant ''quartet'' performed by Ariel (through InnerMonologue), InnerMonologue due to being TheSpeechless at this time), Sebastian, Eric and Triton, who are all expressing a desire to understand or be understood by their loved ones.
26th Nov '16 10:03:51 PM wolftickets1969
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* The musical version of ''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only", performed by Ariel (through InnerMonologue), Sebastian, Eric and Triton, who are all expressing a desire to understand or be understood by their loved ones.

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* The musical version of ''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only", a distant ''quartet'' performed by Ariel (through InnerMonologue), Sebastian, Eric and Triton, who are all expressing a desire to understand or be understood by their loved ones.
29th Oct '16 9:50:18 AM nombretomado
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* Danny and Sandy in ''{{Grease}}'' separately tell different versions of their summer nights together in the song, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Summer Nights]]."

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* Danny and Sandy in ''{{Grease}}'' ''Film/{{Grease}}'' separately tell different versions of their summer nights together in the song, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Summer Nights]]."



* "Summer Nights" from ''{{Grease}}''.

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* "Summer Nights" from ''{{Grease}}''.''Theatre/{{Grease}}''.
2nd Oct '16 10:53:23 AM nombretomado
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* A rare print version of this trope pops up in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. In New York state, Rosette flops down on the grass and begins to sing a musical version of EdgarAllanPoe's poem ''Israfel''. In the middle of the song, the scene switches to San Fransisco, where her brother Joshua is singing the same song. Since this is the first time Joshua shows up in the present day (his previous scenes had either been flashbacks or only shown him in silhouette), the song is a clue that it's the same Joshua as it's mentioned he and Rosette sang together as children.

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* A rare print version of this trope pops up in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. In New York state, Rosette flops down on the grass and begins to sing a musical version of EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's poem ''Israfel''. In the middle of the song, the scene switches to San Fransisco, where her brother Joshua is singing the same song. Since this is the first time Joshua shows up in the present day (his previous scenes had either been flashbacks or only shown him in silhouette), the song is a clue that it's the same Joshua as it's mentioned he and Rosette sang together as children.
30th Jul '16 3:21:59 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Daria}}'' MusicalEpisode has [[{{Workaholic}} Helen]] and [[TheFashionista Quinn]] (a mother and daughter) sing "Don't They Know I Can't Leave Yet." It paints them as NotSoDifferent, each achieving a sense of self-worth through their respective obsessions.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
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The ''{{Daria}}'' MusicalEpisode has [[{{Workaholic}} Helen]] and [[TheFashionista Quinn]] (a mother and daughter) sing "Don't They Know I Can't Leave Yet." It paints them as NotSoDifferent, each achieving a sense of self-worth through their respective obsessions.
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