James Holmes

Showtunes Sing-Off: Battle of the Battles

Filed By James Holmes | June 21, 2012 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Dreamgirls, Next to Normal, RENT, show tunes, sing-off, Wicked

Next_to_Normal.jpgFor this weeks sing-off I could not decide on a single song, so I am going to try something different and base the clips around a central theme. We'll see how this experiment goes.

Over the last week, arguments have been on my mind. Not the cheeriest topic, but a common theme in all of our daily lives. My reasons are many, and I had to set limits on my selections - shows or movies I have seen - with the exception of Next to Normal. I have the soundtrack memorized and have read about it until I feel like I have seen it.

Like Diana in Next to Normal, I also have bipolar disorder. It is under control, but it does pop in to cause plenty of trouble now and again. And that, if anything, is the true inspiration for this weeks post - sorry to be a downer.

But musicals have always made me happy, so I find this therapeutic.

The clips may not even be comparable. I have included fights between friends, lovers, family, colleagues, and the hardest to win - the battle with oneself.

What is your favorite fight set to music? Who does it best in these clips? Check them out after the jump, and let me know in the comments your thoughts on what I missed.

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