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16th May '16 6:41:03 AM TooBah
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** ''[=P&F=]'' also contains a rare combination of an IAmSong and an IWantSong in, "I'm Lindana and I Wanna Have Fun".
8th May '16 1:39:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The title character in ''Film/MurielsWedding'' borrows some of the greatest hits of {{ABBA}} for this.

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* The title character in ''Film/MurielsWedding'' borrows some of the greatest hits of {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} for this.
26th Apr '16 3:34:49 PM thekeyofe
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* In ''VideoGame/ChoiceOfRobots'', you can go on a date to see ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}''. Your date will talk about "Corner of the Sky" (noted above under Theater) and say that it's practically a rule that every musical have an IWantSong.
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo'' has "I'm Falling Apart".
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' opens with Rosella singing "I want to go to a land beyond dreams". And it would be a very short game if that didn't happen.



* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo'' has "I'm Falling Apart".
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' opens with Rosella singing "I want to go to a land beyond dreams". And it would be a very short game if that didn't happen.
20th Apr '16 9:14:46 AM emeriin
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* While only in the background, "Hyper Fangirl" from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Phantom Of The Opera''. It's twofold, as the execs want her to stay because they need the demographic, and she wants Critic still [[spoiler: despite being happy with Devil Boner]].
19th Apr '16 2:26:05 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:♫[[WanderlustSong I want adveeeenture in the great wide somewheeere!\\
I want it more than I can teeeeell!]]♫]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:♫[[WanderlustSong [-[[caption-width-right:350:♫[[WanderlustSong I want adveeeenture in the great wide somewheeere!\\
I want it more than I can teeeeell!]]♫]]
teeeeell!]]♫]]-]
19th Apr '16 2:25:53 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:♫[[WanderlustSong I want adveeeenture in the great wide somewheeere! I want it more than I can teeeeell!]]♫]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:♫[[WanderlustSong I want adveeeenture in the great wide somewheeere! somewheeere!\\
I want it more than I can teeeeell!]]♫]]



A variant (which can be either vague or specific) is the bittersweet I Want Song, which is not about feeling elated with the hero, but about turning them into TheWoobie. If the song is vague, it shows that they've been crushed by life and can't even imagine a better world. If the song is specific, what they want is [[HumbleGoal absurdly small]] or big, to show how their awful life has made it impossible to have a sense of proportion. This is not to be confused with a straightforward song about their rotten life, like "Hasa Diga Eebowai" from ''[[Theatre.TheBookOfMormon The Book Of Mormon]]''.

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A variant (which can be either vague or specific) is the bittersweet I Want Song, which is not about feeling elated with the hero, but about turning them into TheWoobie. If the song is vague, it shows that they've been crushed by life and can't even imagine a better world. If the song is specific, what they want is [[HumbleGoal absurdly small]] or big, to show how their awful life has made it impossible to have a sense of proportion. This is not to be confused with a straightforward song about their rotten life, like "Hasa Diga Eebowai" from ''[[Theatre.TheBookOfMormon The Book Of Mormon]]''.
''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.









* "Koi wa Nandarou?" in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is an "I Want" song that's also MagicMusic. It's slightly more upbeat and energetic, though. Actually, a lot more.
* Some would argue that the first [[{{Macekre}} "dub"]] theme song for {{Pokemon}} is an "I Want" song. Each song (again, in the "dub") reflects on Ash's desire to become a Pokemon master.

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* "Koi wa Nandarou?" in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is an "I Want" song that's also MagicMusic. It's slightly more upbeat and energetic, though. Actually, a lot more.
* Some would argue that the first [[{{Macekre}} "dub"]] theme song for {{Pokemon}} ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is an "I Want" song. Each song (again, in the "dub") reflects on Ash's desire to become a Pokemon master.
18th Apr '16 1:29:22 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** Possibly deconstructed in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXs8OS6EdAE "I Just Can't Wait To Be King"]]. It's an "I Want" Song sung by someone who knows he's destined to get what he wants by birthright, and is being an immature egotist about it. (Which contrasts with his later reluctance to come back.) It also has the in-story purpose of allowing Simba and Nala to ditch Zazu.

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** Possibly deconstructed in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXs8OS6EdAE "I Just Can't Wait To Be King"]]. It's an "I Want" Song sung by someone who knows he's destined to get what he wants by birthright, and is being an immature egotist about it. (Which Which contrasts with his later reluctance in adulthood to come back.) It also has the in-story purpose of allowing Simba and Nala to ditch Zazu.
18th Apr '16 11:50:46 AM intersection786
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* "I Want a Guy," the first single by Music/TheSupremes under that name.
4th Apr '16 10:50:58 AM Jonahblues
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*** The movie also has a straight "I Want" Song in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_XAcsZ6JI "When We're Human"]], which Tiana also subverts by spending singing about how she's still going to be working hard once she gets her restraunt ("When I'm a human being/At least I'll ''act'' like one...")

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*** The movie also has a straight "I Want" Song in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_XAcsZ6JI "When We're Human"]], which Tiana also subverts by spending singing about how she's still going to be working hard once she gets her restraunt restaurant ("When I'm a human being/At least I'll ''act'' like one...")



* "My Shot" from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', in which Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, and Laurens all explain how they hope the rebellion will change their lives: Hamilton wants a cause to fight for, Lafayette wants to use the American Revolution to inspire his countrymen to organize rather than riot in the streets, Mulligan wants to advance in society, and Laurens wants the new nation to abolish slavery.

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* "My Shot" from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', in which Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, and Laurens all explain how they hope the rebellion will change their lives: Hamilton wants a cause to fight for, Lafayette wants to use the American Revolution to inspire his countrymen to organize rather than riot in the streets, Mulligan wants to advance in society, and Laurens wants the new nation to abolish slavery.
4th Apr '16 10:48:43 AM Jonahblues
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* Aaron Burr, the antagonist of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', gets an example in the form of "The Room Where It Happens", where he finally reveals his desire for a high political position. Unusually for an "I Want" Song - but appropriately enough for the indecisive, secretive Burr - the number comes late in the show, about halfway through the second act, with Burr's motives having been obscured before that. Even more than that, the song itself isn't revealed to be an "I Want" Song until more than halfway in!

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* "My Shot" from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', in which Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, and Laurens all explain how they hope the rebellion will change their lives: Hamilton wants a cause to fight for, Lafayette wants to use the American Revolution to inspire his countrymen to organize rather than riot in the streets, Mulligan wants to advance in society, and Laurens wants the new nation to abolish slavery.
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Aaron Burr, the antagonist of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', also gets an example in the form of "The Room Where It Happens", where he finally reveals his desire for a high political position. Unusually for an "I Want" Song - but appropriately enough for the indecisive, secretive Burr - the number comes late in the show, about halfway through the second act, with Burr's motives having been obscured before that. Even more than that, the song itself isn't revealed to be an "I Want" Song until more than halfway in!through!
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