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12 July 2007 @ 01:05 pm
He's into musical theatre - A Doctor Who Fanmix!  
Those requests are coming. I wanted to have them done sooner, but life kind of got in the way. Don't worry - I'll find time to finish them very soon. I already had this made and just hadn't gotten around to posting it yet.

Yes, a Doctor Who fanmix comprised solely of Broadway tunes...how fantastic! In "Daleks of Manhattan" Tallulah said "He's into musical theater" and I thought, well, what if you took that literally. So yeah, this mix is meant to be what would be on the Doctor's "Broadway" playlist were he to have an ipod. It's basically just songs I picture him listening to while he's sitting on the TARDIS and in need of some good old sing-and-dance-your-heart-out kind of music. This is meant for cracktastic fun.

1) Life of the Party - The Wild Party (Lippa)
All I need is room to fight
Hand in fisted glove.
Point me to the sky,
It's my turn to fly.

Can't you just imagine the Doctor, sitting in the Tardis, thinking he's all alone, and just belting this out at the top of his lungs? Well I can. It helps him release stress, I imagine.

2) Purpose - Avenue Q
What will it be? Where will it be?
My purpose in life is a mystery
Gotta find my purpose, gotta find me!

If the Doctor's feeling blue and unsure of himself, he puts on this song and all those feelings just float away.

3) My Strongest Suit - Aida
From your cradle via trousseau
To your deathbed you're on view, so
Never compromise, accept no substitute
I would rather wear a barrel
Than conservative apparel
For my dress has always been
My strongest suit

No this is not to say the Doctor's greatest attribute are his clothes, but come on, he is one snappy dresser.

4) I Speak Six Languages - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
I Speak Six Languages
All-American in hockey
And anything I do
I do without getting sore
I Speak Six Languages
And I like the theme from Rocky
Though I play Mozart more

The Doctor is a bit of your classic overachiever and he's not afraid to tell you about it every once in a while.

5) La Vie Boheme - Rent
To loving tension, no pension
To more than one dimension,
To starving for attention,
Hating convention, hating pretension,
Not to mention of course,
Hating dear old mom and dad

The Doctor is a pretty nifty sort of guy and he's got a sense of "stickin it to the man" about him, don't you think? He values life and living, which is this song in a nutshell. And I also imagine he just likes to play this song very, very loud while running 'round the TARDIS, dancing like a fool.

6) Nothing is Too Wonderful to Be True - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Look at the way the moon behaves.
Look at the way she paints
A silver ribbon on the waves.
One thig I've learned and I'll share
with you-
Nothing is too wonderful to be true.

Yeah, this song is totally meant to bring on the lolz rather than be serious, but the Doctor can still relate. He's always fascinated by the Earth and the things humans do, I'm sure even if it is a guy who ate his t-shirt on a dare.

7) What is this Feeling? - Wicked
Let's just say - I loathe it all
Every little trait, however small
Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
With simple utter loathing
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation
It's so pure and strong!

Heh, this one's all about the Master. Here the Doctor is clearly Elphaba and the Master is Glinda...will they ever sort out their differences and just learn to get along?

8) If I Didn't Believe in You - The Last Five Years
If I didn't believe in you, we'd never have gotten this far
If I didn't believe in you and all of the ten thousand women you are
If I didn't think you could do anything you ever wanted to
If I wasn't certain that you'd come through somehow
The fact of the matter is, RoseCathy
I wouldn't be standing here now

Ouch, this one's about Rose (particularly Impossible Planet/Satan Pit!Rose) When he get's all angsty and sad, he puts this song on and reminisces. This was actually on my post-Doomsday-10/Rose-mix-of-total-angst-and-woe, but I never actually got around to making that, so here it is.

9) Act One Finale - Urinetown
Free! People are free!
How can a fee enslave us?
See how we can be
Free from the chains
He gave us!

We're suffering now
Such lives of sorrow
Don't give us tomorrow
Just give us today!

The Doctor often stands up against injustice and sticks up for the little people, so he can relate to the people of Urinetown. (And even if it doesn't fit exactly, it's like my favorite Broadway song ever, so I couldn't leave it out!)

10) Seize the Day - Newsies
Friends of the friendless, seize the day
Raise up the torch and light the way
Proud and defiant
We'll slay the giant
Let us seize the day

Ok, so this one isn't a Broadway musical, but rather a maybe not so good Disney musical, but I just had to put it on here. The Doctor's all about living life to the fullest and fighting for what's right and this song inspires him to do so, even when stuff gets bad.

All songs + art in a 41mb zip


So there you have it, the Doctor likes to end things on a high note, ready to kick ass and and sell some papes seize the day. Yay...this is the first fanmix I've done in a really long time, so I'm sorry if it's a bit bad. And I haven't really listened to any new broadway stuff in quite some time, so that's why most of the stuff is circa 2000-2005. But yeah, download, comment and give me some feedback, but most importantly, enjoy!
Sarahpie_is_good on July 12th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love your choice for songs from musicals for the Doctor. (And Putnam love! I love that show.)

Although for some reason, the instant I combined musicals and the Doctor in my head, I thought of 'Ya Got Trouble' from The Music Man. Just because I could totally see the Doctor trying to convince a town of something in that fashion if he were a musical.
ladyfox7oaksladyfox7oaks on July 12th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Right here in river city!

.... oooh- he could SOOO be Professor Harold Hill!

and Martha would have "Somewhere, Someone"
"I'll always be being in love with SOMEONE..
but tell me- why couldn't there be....
Somebody being in Love with me?"
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Jenfairyfloss_love on July 12th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome cover art. *snaggs* Thank you
she burns like the sun;: drwho; with the specs of sexlikethesun on July 12th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
bwahahaha brilliant! Not taking any of the music because I'm not a huge musical theatre fan, but really love the idea! Deeeeeefinitely snagging all the icons, though! :D
Lysander: ten doctoring the tardislysanderpuck on July 12th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Taking! xD Great!
feline paparatzzi: dw - oldskoolmastahfahrbotdrusilla on July 12th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Heh, this one's all about the Master. Here the Doctor is clearly Elphaba and the Master is Glinda...will they ever sort out their differences and just learn to get along?

Maya S.: L5Yppyajunebug on July 12th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD, I love you. Doctor Who + Broadway = me dead on the floor from happiness. Not taking because, well, I have all those songs already lol. L5Y is my favorite show of ever. And Newsies? I think of that every time I watch "The Empty Child."
Zed: 10 - david tennant is really the doctorzed_pm on July 12th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Great! Thank you very much for sharing with us! These are wonderful choices. :D
Hannah: 13 - jump!horsefacehannah on July 12th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Not to be a bitch, but I figure since the Doctor can travel through time and space he'd be interested in more stuff than NY shows that are from the last 10 years. Or maybe some more obscure ones. I dunno, just saying.

Approve of L5Y tho. The Doctor would love him some JRB.
Toxic Corntoxic_corn on July 12th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Well to be fair, Broadway is New York shows. So it makes sense that a Broadway mix would have songs from NY shows. O_o Just saying.

General musical theatre-themed mixes would have what you're referring to.
JANE (I hide in RAINBOWS)!!: I'm a fucking timelord!jb_wolfsies on July 12th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
A Doctor who listens to Avenue Q and La Vie Boheme?
thinking outrageously: Scrubs | I schmeared it on a bagelsonnete on July 12th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Ahh! This is fantastic! I adore the cover art! It's so freaking adorable.
Liz, Literary Experiment: master track threecherryfeather on July 12th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Jenni: doctor whoonlyechoes on July 12th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
I love you so much for this. Perhaps the best fanmix I've ever seen. :DD Definitely taking, thanks!
θΣeleventh_doctor on July 12th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Brill! Downloading some of these. :D *loves show tunes*
I'm not inclined to resign to maturity: dw:: dancing Ninespacemonkeyluvn on July 12th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Awesome idea and mix! Downloading =D
chessiedoodle.: dw / tensimply_strange on July 12th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
You. Are. Brilliant. Guh. Just - guh. I lovelovelove the art, and the song choices especially. Great job! Definitely downloading.
nelle (with one hand in a mound of planets): dw | i ♥ tenbuiltofsorrow on July 12th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Um. So visions of Ten dancing about the Tardis to La Vie Boheme & My Strongest Suit have kind of made my life. You FTW.
roses of the day: Sanity is Relativeorelle_peredhil on July 12th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh my God. Yes. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss. *leaps upon mix* BRILLIANT!

And the art had me cracking up, srsly. Awesomesauce!
the damned, elusive Pimpernel...: mandynau'sdirtyfangirlladyfiresprite on July 12th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, I've seriously been waiting for someone to do this. I especially love your choice of "Seize the Day"! Newsies is one of my all time favorite musicals by far! *squee* I am such a HUGE musical theatre geek, you have NO IDEA!!!!!!
Tifariatifaria on July 12th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, this is such crack! I love it! :D Taking the zip, thanks!
.fantastic: [dw] show me your moveslizzy_maxia on July 12th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
My oh my, I hope I'm gonna like it though I don't know any of those songs and - worse even - I'm not into musicals at all! (well, maybe except High School Musical lmao). Those things I do for The Doctor...
Lintragic_elegance on July 12th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
This is a really cool idea for a mix. ^_^ Taking a couple songs.
Violaviolacoye on July 12th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Ok. Not only are you my favorite person EVER just for doing this, but you also managed to put 9 of the songs on my favorite broadway playlist onto this mix. Obviously, you are too awesome for your own good.

BTW, I love the cover art too.
Toxic Corn: david tennant's frecklestoxic_corn on July 12th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
What a cute idea! There's some songs here I don't have that I'll snag. Thanks for doing this. :)
Meaghan: David/Existmeaghan1345 on July 13th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Best Idea EVER! All of the songs are perfect, and just...wow. You are too amazing for words. I already have the songs (I'm a huge musical theater nerd), but I am snagging the art. Brilliant idea.
captain jessics harkness: Dr Who // Jack Harknessmisskass on July 13th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
My school put on a production of Urinetown earlier in the year. Now all I can see is The Doctor dancing in place of the main character to 'Act One Finale'. AWESOME.