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46,196. The hills are alive with the sound of music,
With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music,
My heart wants to sing ev’ry song it hears. (Music & Musicals) Oscar Hammerstein, The Sound of Music 1959
49,267. I really don’t think this picture should be a musical. (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Musical) Comic Strip Presents ... Strike! Al Pacino
82,330. Hollywood musicals have been loved by generations. But many songs in the most famous musicals were not sung by the stars themselves - their voices were secretly replaced. Some starts were not told that their voices would be removed. A number of big stars have never forgiven the film studios. Secret Voices of Hollywood, BBC 2013
82,331. Singin’ In The Rain: So Debbie Reynolds, who was playing the Ghost Singer in the movie, eventually had her own voice ghosted. ibid.
82,332. Roughly half the movies made featured ghost singing. ibid.
82,333. The King & I: Kerr refused to keep quiet about being ghosted. ibid.
82,334. The royalties from record sales were not being shared by the performers. ibid.
82,335. The start of a public backlash against ghost singing. ibid.
82,336. After the Sound of Music there was a stampeded to produce more musicals. ibid.
82,337. The musical all but died out. ibid.
82,338. Food glorious food,
Hot sausage and mustard.
While we’re in the mood –
Cold jelly and custard. (Musicals & Food) Oliver! 1968 starring Ron Moody & Oliver Reed & Shani Wallis & Harry Secombe & Mark Lester & Peggy Mount & Leonard Rossiter & Kenneth Cranham & Hugh Griffith & Jack Wild et al, director Carol Reed, opening scene, Lionel Bart song
82,339. Please, sir, I want some more. (Musicals & Food) ibid. Oliver to Mr Bumble
82,340. Consider yourself at home
Consider yourself one of the family. (Musical & Home & Family) ibid. Artful Dodger to Oliver
82,341. Shut up and drink your gin! ibid. Fagin to gang
82,342. In this life one thing counts,
In the bank large amounts. (Musical & Money) ibid. Fagin’s song
82,343. I mean who’s going to look after me in my old age? (Musical & Old Age) ibid. Fagin to owl
82,344. It’s a terrible thing, old age. (Musical & Old Age) ibid. Fagin to Oliver
82,345. Who will buy my sweet red roses? (Musical & Rose) ibid. flower-lady’s song
82,346. Some living, gawd help me. ibid. Nancy to Bill
82,347. But I wish they would make a musical of some kind. I miss musicals so much. You don't see them anymore. Dick van Dyke
82,547. I want you to meet my buddies. Easy Come, Easy Go 1967 starring Elvis Presley & Dodie Marshall & Pat Priest & Pat Harrington & Skip Ward & Sandy Kenyon & Frank McHugh & Ed Griffith & Read Morgan & Mickey Elley & Elaine Becett et al, director John Rich, Elvis
82,548. Step right up to the love machine. ibid. Elvis
82,549. I found a million dollars in gold on an old shipwreck. ibid.
82,550. It’s beautiful down here. Positively beautiful. ibid. Captain Jack
82,551. It’s a form of art: it’s called a happening. Watch. No, we’re just a bunch of people who like to live a free life. ibid. bird
82,552. Now we sit here and fish. ibid. Elvis
97,691. Women cannot resist a man singing show tunes. It’s so powerful, even a lot of men can't resist a man singing show tunes. (Office & Musical) The Office US: Andy's Play s7e3, Andy
97,692. All that singing got in the way of some perfectly good murders. (Office & Musical) ibid. Dwight
104,100. If you can give me an hour or two I can produce something much worse. Spitting Image: Election Special 1987, Andrew Lloyd-Weber to Jeffrey Archer & Cecil Parkinson