Sunday, August 05, 2012


The song "Popular" from the musical WICKED is some serious genius. Not only is the music charming and perfect for the Galinda character, but these lines are so true:

When I see depressing creatures 
With unprepossessing features 
I remind them on their own behalf 
To think of celebrated heads of states 
Or specially great communicators - 
Did they have brains or knowledge? 
Don't make me laugh
They were popular - please
It's all about popular. 
Writer Stephen Schwartz disparaged the song as "shallow" but I think that he deserves a Tony just for writing lyrics with the word "unprepossessing" in them, alone.