Help me ID this Broadway song -- possibly Sondehim?
July 25, 2018 6:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm thinking of a song but can't find it. It's a comedic ode to New York City, sort of like "all these terrible things; god I love this town." I think it's Sondheim, but from a show that failed or otherwise isn't one of his classic hits. It's definitely a musical theater song, sung by one person. Halp!
posted by BlahLaLa to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 


No, though I see the stuff in the middle which is similar. I feel strongly that "God, I love this town" is a lyric.
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:02 PM on July 25, 2018


Are you thinking of "Another Hundred People" from Company? It partly matches your description (Sondheim, about NYC) but it isn't really comic.
posted by phoenixy at 7:03 PM on July 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


That was a Year, Road Show (prev. Bounce), Sondheim?
posted by Iris Gambol at 7:06 PM on July 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


Sondheim's That was a Year from Road Show

https://genius.com/Stephen-sondheim-that-was-a-year-lyrics
God, I love this town!
Don't you love this town?
It's got all of these
Opportunities
Can't afford to turn them down
Some may not work out
Some go up the spout
Many more around the corner
And what's waitin' 'round the corner
Isn't that what life is all about?
posted by beaning at 7:06 PM on July 25, 2018


Also, no. I also feel pretty certain about it being from a failed show, unlike Company. Also feel pretty certain about it being a one-person song.
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:06 PM on July 25, 2018


For more context: I heard it sung post-9/11, where it was definitely presented as a sweetly ironic "New York is the best place in the world"-type message. If that helps anyone.

Maybe it's not Sondheim...
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:09 PM on July 25, 2018


There's a Sondheim song like that with the chorus "with your love, what more do I need?"
posted by fedward at 7:13 PM on July 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


Ah! Thank you, fedward. That's it.
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:18 PM on July 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


To summarize, it’s What More Do I Need? from Saturday Night, Sondheim’s almost-debut musical, cancelled when producer Lem Ayers died.
posted by zamboni at 7:34 PM on July 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


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