Speech used as song. During the 1960s and 1970s in particular, this technique was often used in film musicals to allow popular actors to star in them despite a total or near-total lack of singing ability. It is also used in theatre when production schedules simply do not allow time for proper rehearsal of choral numbers.

!!Examples:
* Rex Harrison in ''MyFairLady'' and ''Film/DoctorDolittle''. He dubbed the technique "Sing-Speak".
* Gregorian chant (in some cases)
* Lorne Greene in ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' performs the theme's lyrics this way.
* John [=DiMaggio=], voicing Gorilla Grodd in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", uses this technique.
* Just about everyone in the film version of ''ManOfLaMancha'', which is fortunate since none of the stars were even tolerable singers.
* JohnnyCash
* Robert Preston as Professor Harold Hill in ''TheMusicMan''.
* C.W. [=McCall=]
* Used on the [[TheMuppetShow Muppet Show]] by any guest star who couldn't actually sing.
* The musical ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'' does this quite a bit.
* "All I Wanna Do Is Play Cards" by Corb Lund.
* Music/{{REM}} did this a couple of times, with "Belong" and "Blue".
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