Friday, May 14, 2021

Sometimes we need a good scare. There are many good horror shows on Broadway but what makes a show really horrifying is the music. Have you ever heard a song that gives you the chills? Here are the scariest songs on Broadway

“No good deed” (Wicked)

Fiyero!

Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen

Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen

The whole song carries a menacing vibe. The entering lines and Elphaba’s chants give me goosebumps. This song can be seen as the transition of the green-skinned protagonist to the Wicked Witch of the West. She goes into an all-in open war against the Wizard of Oz and the government of the Land. They respond by throwing her former best friend Glinda (billed The Good Witch) against her to make matters even worst. And to add injury to injury, they torture and kill Elphaba’s beloved – Prince Fiyero. So she swears to avenge him, her sister Nessa, and Doctor Dillamond. 

Since I can not succeed

Fiyero, saving you

I promise no good deed

Will I attempt to do again

Ever again

No good deed will I do again!

“The Whole ‘Being Dead’ Thing” (Beetlejuice)

Ever wondered what happens after you die? Well, apparently you get greeted by a millennia-old demon who desperately tries to get back to the world of the living. He’ll do his best to manipulate you and use you for all of his mean schemes. But he has some very good advice for you – you should have “carpe’d way more diems/Now we’re never gonna see ‘em!” He also encourages you to carry on with your entertainment! Drink your fifty-dollar wine/And take a breath!”. He knows death can be very stressful. 

“Dentist” (Little Shop of Horrors)

Face it – we are ALL scared of dentists! But man-eating plants from outer space are scarier. They are just a little bit more uncommon. However, Audrey II has a worthy rival in the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello. His is one of the scariest songs on Broadway and certainly the more graphic ones:

When I was younger,

just a bad little kid,

My momma noticed funny things I did,

Like shootin’ puppies with a BB gun,

I’d poison guppies and when I was done,

I’d find a pussy cat and bash in its head!

That’s when my momma said,

What did she say?

She said my boy, I think someday,

You’ll find a way,

To make your natural tendencies pay,

You’ll be a Dentist!

Orin is the abusive boyfriend of Audrey. So, Seymour sets an appointment in order to kill him. He loses his nerve, but Orin gets high on nitrous oxide. The device breaks down, and he proceeds to die. Seymour then feeds his corpse to Audrey II.

“World Burn” (Mean Girls)

What is scarier than a wounded predator? An overthrown Regina George. After Cady and the rest feed her high-calorie bars Regina gains weight so Cady proceeds to overthrow her, but gets drunk with power in the process. So, Regina plans her vengeance. She swears to grind Cady to sand “Beneath my Louboutin heel”. Cady Heron…enjoy your temporary win! And then she releases the Burn Book that sends the school in utter mayhem. Masterful! 

The Phantom of the Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s masterpiece has easily stepped out of the stage into pop culture. It also skyrocketed Sarah Brightman into absolute stardom.

When a mutilated outcast with nearly supernatural abilities falls in love with a lovely chorus girl you know that things will get scary. He is in her head. The Phantom of the Opera is here. She is his Angel of Music. And he will stop at nothing to get her. Christine Daaé’s scream, in the end, says it all. 

Conclusion

When it comes to superb music the Broadway shows are unmatched. Whether you want to make fun or inspire fear – you have it all on stage. The songs above do just that – whether someone plots revenge, a supernatural being stalks a girl, or it’s just a scary demon/dentist – you have it all in the scariest songs on Broadway. 

We need a good laugh! And you can have it all in the biggest theaters on Broadway!

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