Song of the Week 4/16/13

This week’s pick pays homage to one of the numerous musical television shows that are popping up all over the place. It’s “Original” off of the NBC show “Smash.”

The song’s theme focuses on what stars do in order to stand out and be “original.” I find the charm of the song to be in the real life examples mentioned in the lyrics. American Idol season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee’s vocal performance is flawless on top of the catchy beat and piano driven melody of the song.

“Original” is a song written for the show by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The video above is a scene from “Smash” that showcases rehearsal for the fictions musical, “Hit List,” in which this song is featured.

For those who don’t know “Smash” is the story of the road of preparing a musical for broadway. “Smash” airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

So it’s that time to push play & listen to a catchy pop song that makes a nod at popular culture.



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