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9th Jun '16 4:51:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only [[{{Pun}} major]] character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].

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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only [[{{Pun}} major]] character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].



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19th Feb '16 6:30:58 PM IJVin
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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only major character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].

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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only major [[{{Pun}} major]] character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].
19th Dec '15 10:01:28 PM nombretomado
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* The 1994 Broadway revival of ''ShowBoat'' reassigned "Why Do I Love You?" to Parthy, who had to sing if played by Elaine Stritch. Parthy sings it to Magnolia's newborn daughter; that the song was originally a boy/girl duet is poorly camouflaged.

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* The 1994 Broadway revival of ''ShowBoat'' ''Theatre/ShowBoat'' reassigned "Why Do I Love You?" to Parthy, who had to sing if played by Elaine Stritch. Parthy sings it to Magnolia's newborn daughter; that the song was originally a boy/girl duet is poorly camouflaged.
13th Oct '15 2:34:50 PM DaibhidC
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** “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.

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** “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.
plot, and seems to exist purely for the sake of "Look! It's Frankie Avalon!"
26th Sep '15 4:55:42 PM nombretomado
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* The Jester's number "Very Soft Shoes" in ''OnceUponAMattress'' usually allows for a cool dance break, but nothing more.

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* The Jester's number "Very Soft Shoes" in ''OnceUponAMattress'' ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' usually allows for a cool dance break, but nothing more.
30th Apr '15 1:27:14 PM nombretomado
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* When FrankSinatra played Nathan Detroit in the movie version of ''GuysAndDolls'', it was not enough for him to be half of the "Sue Me" duet and add his voice to the title number (which might have happened in the original production if Sam Levene hadn't been a non-singer). Therefore, the rather bland MovieBonusSong "Adelaide" was written for him.

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* When FrankSinatra played Nathan Detroit in the movie version of ''GuysAndDolls'', ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', it was not enough for him to be half of the "Sue Me" duet and add his voice to the title number (which might have happened in the original production if Sam Levene hadn't been a non-singer). Therefore, the rather bland MovieBonusSong "Adelaide" was written for him.
7th Apr '15 9:31:06 PM mkmckoy
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* “Sandy” in ''{{Film/Grease}}'' is JohnTravolta’s only solo, as [[LetsDuet he shares his other songs]] with Olivia Newton-John (“Summer Nights,” “You’re the One that I Want”) and Jeff Conway (“Grease Lightning”). Yet, the song was written to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on]] the TheSeventies trend of songs named after young women (such as [[BarryManilow “Mandy”]]).
o “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.

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* “Sandy” in ''{{Film/Grease}}'' is JohnTravolta’s only solo, as [[LetsDuet he shares his other songs]] with Olivia Newton-John (“Summer Nights,” ([[DistantDuet “Summer Nights,”]] “You’re the One that I Want”) and Jeff Conway (“Grease Lightning”). Yet, the song was written to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on]] the TheSeventies trend of songs named after young women (such as [[BarryManilow “Mandy”]]).
o ** “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.
7th Apr '15 9:14:24 PM mkmckoy
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* “Sandy” in ''{{Film/Grease}}'' is JohnTravolta’s only solo, as [[LetsDuet he shares his other songs]] with Olivia Newton-John (“Summer Nights,” “You’re the One that I Want”) and Jeff Conway (“Grease Lightning”). Yet, the song was written to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on]] the TheSeventies trend of songs named after young women (such as [[BarryManilow “Mandy”]]).
o “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.
7th Apr '15 4:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' musical commentary, ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical'', a chorus member buys herself a solo, too bad [[spoiler: Neil Patrick Harris outbid her.]]

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* In the ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' musical commentary, ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical'', a chorus member buys herself a solo, too bad [[spoiler: Neil Patrick Harris outbid her.]]
30th Mar '15 10:46:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDrowsyChaperone'' pokes fun at this with "As We Stumble Along" (the iconic song of the show), shoehorned into the ShowWithinAShow to appease the Patti [=LuPone=]-esque diva.

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* ''TheDrowsyChaperone'' ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'' pokes fun at this with "As We Stumble Along" (the iconic song of the show), shoehorned into the ShowWithinAShow to appease the Patti [=LuPone=]-esque diva.
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