If you love musicals and you love the 1970s, this is for you! We’ve put together a collection of show tunes from some of the best musicals of the seventies.

To see the full “Favorite Musicals of The Seventies” collection, click here. Otherwise, you can take a look at the indvidual arrangements below:

  1. “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago
  2. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” from Grease
  3. “Iโ€™m Still Here” from Follies
  4. “All for the Best” from Godspell
  5. “Extraordinary” from Pippin
  6. “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line (by Donna McKechnie)
  7. “A Brand New Day” from The Wiz
  8. “I Don’t Need Anything But You” from Annie
  9. “Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now” from Ain’t Misbehavin (by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller)
  10. “The Mason” from Working (by David Patrick Kelly)
  11. “I Still Believe In Love” from They’re Playing Our Song
  12. “Epiphany” from Sweeney Todd

It’s time to learn more about these songs and listen to the music! ๐ŸŽถ

1. “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago

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During this iconic song, the woman inmantes of the Cook County Jail tell Roxi Hart about the crimes that got them locked up!

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2. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” from Grease

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You might recognize “Grease” as a popular movie starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, but did you know it was first a Broadway musical?
Trying to keep up her tough faรงade, Rizzo defends her character and tries to stay strong in a difficult situation.

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3. “I’m Still Here” from Follies

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In “I’m Still Here”, Carlotta recounts the highs and lows of her incredible life and celebrates her perseverance through hard times.

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4. “All for the Best” from Godspell

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In this song by Stephen Schwartz, Jesus and Judas sing a duet about the rewards waiting in Heaven after all the hardships of life on Earth. While Jesus is optimistic, Judas seems skeptical about the fairness of this arrangement.

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5. “Extraordinary” from Pippin

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Up next, we’ve got a song from the hit show Pippin! After losing the throne, the former king Pippin is unimpressed by the work he has to do on Catherine’s farm.

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6. “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line

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When her successful solo dance career fizzles, Cassie finds herself auditioning for chorus parts again to continue doing what she loves.

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7. “A Brand New Day” from The Wiz

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In this song from The Wiz, Dorothy defeats the wicked Evillene, freeing the Winkies and reuniting her with the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion!

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8. “I Don’t Need Anything But You” from Annie

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This fun arrangement comes from the beloved musical Annie! Oliver Warbucks has finally decided to adopt Annie, and the two sing a cheerful duet as they become a family.

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9. “Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now” from Ain’t Misbehavin’

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Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue celebrating the music of jazz legend Fats Waller, and the woman in this song sings about how being in love is better than a wild night out!

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10. “The Mason” from Working

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In this song by Craig Carnelia, Anthony talks about the pride he takes in his work, and the satisfaction of building things that last

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11. “I Still Believe In Love” from They’re Playing Our Song

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From They’re Playing Our Song, Sonia realizes that, even after many hardships, she still wants to make her relationship with Vernon work.

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12. “Epiphany” from Sweeney Todd

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Let’s wrap things up with a song from Sweeney Todd! After Judge Turpin slips from his grasp and vows to send his daughter away, Sweeney Todd has a grim revelation.

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