THE 100 GREATEST BROADWAY SONGS
"There's No Business Like Show Business"
from Annie Get Your Gun
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
sung by Annie Oakley, Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill Cody & Company
We top the entire 100 list with a song that is considered the ultimate Show Business anthem. It is yet another signature song for the woman that is hailed by many has the "Grande Diva" of the Broadway stage: Ethel Merman. When one looks at Irving Berlin's inviting lyrics, one realizes that it is truly a love letter to the industry for which Berlin loved writing songs. Berlin's simple melody is also quite iconic and popular with many a star (from both stage and screen!). What more can I say than "nowhere could you get that happy feeling when you are stealing an extra bow!" The song really does speak for itself!
Well, that's it! We are finally finished with this month-long endeavor. With this #1 (and the links above!), you have my list for the 100 Greatest Broadway Songs of All-Time.
As it is Memorial Day and in honor of the man who wrote our #1 tune, I feel we could all share in his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1968 below where he sang his phenomenal American ballad (that is oftentimes considered an "honorary" National Anthem!): "God Bless America."
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!