Beyond a musical::"I Want" song


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Beyond a musical Schwartz also notes "I Want" songs are usually those which have a life beyond the musical they were featured in:

I don't think it's surprising that "I Want" songs tend to be among the most recorded -- they are often somewhat more liftable than other songs in the show (that is, they make sense outside the framework of the show) and they give the singer something to act. In classic terms, the job of an "I Want" song is not to move the action forward, but to set up the desire of the leading character that will drive the action for the rest of the show.

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