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16 Showtunes To Help You Kick-Start Your Day

There’s nothing quite like an upbeat and inspiring showtune to start off thespians’ mornings and help them get through their day. Whether you want something classic or contemporary, here are 16 showtunes to blast the second your alarm goes off:

1. ‘Seize the Day,’ from ‘Newsies’

“Now is the time to seize the day,
Answer the call and don’t delay.
Wrongs will be righted, if we’re united.
Let us seize the day!”

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2. ‘Good Morning’ from ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

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“Good morning
Good morning
Sunbeams will soon smile through
Good morning
Good morning to you and you and you and you!”

3. ‘Morning Person’ from ‘Shrek the Musical’

“Good morning birds
good morning trees
Oh, what a lovely day
The suns so big it burns my eye
but really that’s okay!”

4. ‘Just Another Day’ from ‘Next to Normal’

“Just another day, for another stolen hour,
When the world will feel my power and obey.
It’s just another day, feeling like I’ll live forever.”

5. ‘Circle of Life’ from ‘The Lion King’

“From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done”

6. ‘Day One’ from ‘Groundhog Day’

“Who is that?
Who is that?
Emerging from his burrow?
Who can see today what we won’t see until tomorrow?”

7. ‘Bikini Bottom Day’ from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical’

“How I love this town
Bikini Bottom
When the sun shines down
On a beautiful Bikini Bottom day”

8. ‘Opening Up’ from ‘Waitress’

“The day starts like the rest we’ve seen
Another carbon copy of an old routine
Days keep coming
One out, one in
They keep coming.”

9. ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’’ from ‘Oklahoma’

“Oh, what a beautiful mornin’
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I’ve got a beautiful feelin’
Everything’s goin’ my way.”

10. ‘In the Heights’ from ‘In the Heights’

“Lights up on Washington Heights, up at the break of day.
I wake up and I got this little punk I gotta chase away.
Pop the grate at the crack of dawn, sing
While I wipe down the awning
Hey y’all, good morning!”

11. ‘A Brand New Day’ from ‘The Wiz’

“Everybody look around,
‘Cause there’s a reason to rejoice you see.
Everybody come out,
And let’s commence to singing joyfully.”

12. ‘One Day More’ from ‘Les Misérables’

“Tomorrow we’ll discover
What our god in heaven has in store!
One more dawn,
One more day,
One day more!”

13. ‘Feeling Good’ from ‘The Roar of Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd’

“It’s a new dawn; it’s a new day;
It’s a new life for me.
Feeling good.”

14. ‘Here I Go’ from ‘If/Then’

“And I’ve studied all the stories,
And what our chances are.
Then my heart starts beating faster,
And it makes this disaster worst by far.
Still, here I go.”

15. ‘Good Morning, Baltimore’ from ‘Hairspray’

“Good morning, Baltimore.
And someday when I take to the floor,
The world’s gonna wake up and see
Baltimore and me.”

16. ‘Buenos Aires’ from ‘Evita’

“I get out here, Buenos Aires.
Stand back!
You oughta know what you’re gonna get in me:
Just a little touch of star quality.”

What’s your favorite showtune to start your day with? Let us know in the comments below…

Written by Joseph Kisiday

Joseph Kisiday is a 2016 graduate from Christopher Newport University, majoring in Music Composition. Joseph's love for theatre came at a young age through discovering the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, such as "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera." When he is not writing, Joseph can be found watching operas or Miyazaki films.

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