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13th Jan '17 8:17:58 PM NellieSly
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* Tamatoa the crab sings "Shiny" in ''Disney/Moana''.

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* Tamatoa the crab sings "Shiny" in ''Disney/Moana''.''{{Disney/Moana}}''.
13th Jan '17 8:16:46 PM NellieSly
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* Chef Louis's "Les Poissons" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* Jethro in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' gets the show-stopper [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0a9WFkgzU Through Heaven's Eyes]].
** Also [[ThoseTwoBadGuys the priests]] get the amazing [[IAmGreatSong villain-ish song]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxyOTFQFWQ0 Playing with the Big Boys]]. Seeing how actors Steve Martin and Martin Short were short on lines, it kind of makes sense.
** Moses' mother only appears in the beginning, where she [[MosesInTheBulrushes puts him in the river]] while singing a lullaby (as part of the longer song "Deliver Us"). Despite the small part, they hired famed Israeli singer Ofra Haza to make sure it came out just right.
* Tamatoa the crab sings "Shiny" in ''Disney/Moana''.
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* Chef Louis's "Les Poissons" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* Jethro in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' gets the show-stopper [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0a9WFkgzU Through Heaven's Eyes]].
** Also [[ThoseTwoBadGuys the priests]] get the amazing [[IAmGreatSong villain-ish song]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxyOTFQFWQ0 Playing with the Big Boys]]. Seeing how actors Steve Martin and Martin Short were short on lines, it kind of makes sense.
** Moses' mother only appears in the beginning, where she [[MosesInTheBulrushes puts him in the river]] while singing a lullaby (as part of the longer song "Deliver Us"). Despite the small part, they hired famed Israeli singer Ofra Haza to make sure it came out just right.
* Tamota the crab sings "Shiny" in Moana.
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27th Nov '16 5:05:52 AM HighfalutinQuelea
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* Tamota the crab sings "Shiny" in Moana.
9th Nov '16 10:12:17 AM nombretomado
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* King Herod ("King Herod's Song") and Simon ("Simon Zealotes") from ''JesusChristSuperstar''.

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* King Herod ("King Herod's Song") and Simon ("Simon Zealotes") from ''JesusChristSuperstar''.''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar''.
29th Oct '16 6:37:10 AM rusalka95
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* Bizet's Theatre/{{Carmen}} has two of these. Escamillo's ostentatious Toreador Song is one of the most memorable pieces in the opera and Micaela's Aria in Act III regularly earns her almost as much applause as the leading lady despite the fact that both of the characters are very secondary.



* Parpignol from ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', who sings about two lines.
22nd Sep '16 9:51:50 PM nombretomado
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* Gigi from ''MissSaigon''.

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* Gigi from ''MissSaigon''.''Theatre/MissSaigon''.



* Parpignol from ''LaBoheme'', who sings about two lines.
* The lover from ''{{Evita}}'', who sings "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and is quickly dismissed. In the film version, Evita herself sings it because, y'know... {{Music/Madonna}}.

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* Parpignol from ''LaBoheme'', ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', who sings about two lines.
* The lover from ''{{Evita}}'', ''Theatre/{{Evita}}'', who sings "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and is quickly dismissed. In the film version, Evita herself sings it because, y'know... {{Music/Madonna}}.
24th Aug '16 3:17:43 AM AgProv
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* EltonJohn's "Pinball Wizard" and Tina Turner's "Acid Queen" from ''{{Tommy}}''.

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* EltonJohn's "Pinball Wizard" Music/EltonJohn's ''Pinball Wizard'', Music/EricClapton's ''Eyesight To The Blind'', and Tina Turner's "Acid Queen" ''Acid Queen'' from ''{{Tommy}}''.
6th Aug '16 1:07:45 PM Sapphirea2
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* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' gives these to two characters who disappear in the film's second half.
** The opening number "The Candy Man" may be about Willy Wonka but is sung by Bill, the candy shop owner who later sells the Wonka Bar with the last Golden Ticket to Charlie. Director Mel Stuart had to convince songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse '''not''' to use StuntCasting for the minor role by way of showing off the song because he knew it would be too distracting for audiences.
** Mrs. Bucket, who mostly serves as [[RedOniBlueOni the blue oni to Grandpa Joe's red oni]], has the touching ParentalLoveSong "Cheer Up, Charlie", which Stuart regarded as unnecessary and tried to have cut from the film altogether. He got his wish in early EditedForSyndication TV cuts of the film. (The Bucket parents seem blessed by this trope; see Theatre below for another adaptation.)



* ''Theatre/LilAbner'' assigns Marryin' Sam singing duties out of proportion to his part in the plot, including the incredibly catchy "Jubilation T. Cornpone." (With both this and the previous example, when the play was adapted into a film, Stubby Kaye got this as his moment to shine, and seized it with both hands.)

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* ''Theatre/LilAbner'' assigns Marryin' Sam singing duties out of proportion to his part in the plot, including the incredibly catchy "Jubilation T. Cornpone." Cornpone". (With both this and the previous example, when the play was adapted into a film, Stubby Kaye got this as his moment to shine, and seized it with both hands.)


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* Mr. and Mrs. Bucket in ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have "If Your Mother Were Here", a quiet ParentalLoveSong that bridges the four brats finding their Golden Tickets and Charlie (who is in the midst of a HeroicBSOD) finding his. Elsewhere they have minor singing parts in two huge production numbers, being stuck in the shadow of Charlie's wacky grandparents in Act One and absent for most of Act Two. Nevertheless, "If Your Mother Were Here" is a fan favorite that's received praise even from people who don't like the show.
27th Jun '16 9:01:24 AM NotThisThing
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* In the 2016 stage production of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', Count Ipolitov, a royal count who recognizes Anya as Anastasia at the train station, leads the departing passengers in singing "Stay, I Pray You," a farewell to Russia. He doesn't appear again [[spoiler:as he is dragged off the train and shot for having the wrong papers]].



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17th Jun '16 1:30:03 PM margdean56
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** Also the Courier, who exists mainly to walk in with a dispatch from Washington and leave. Near the middle of the play he sings "Momma, Look Sharp," an absolutely gutwrenching song about the death of his friend at Lexington and Concord.

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** Also the Courier, who exists mainly to walk tromp in with a dispatch from Washington and leave. Near the middle of the play he sings "Momma, Look Sharp," an absolutely gutwrenching song about the death of his friend at Lexington and Concord.
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