Something Wonderful: Top Ten Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein

By Ben Rimalower
01 Feb 2014

 

 

8. "Oklahoma" from Oklahoma!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's groundbreaking first collaboration, Oklahoma!, set a new standard for book musicals, where the songs and dances were integral to the plot and character development. This goal was so fully realized in Oklahoma! that I could have selected any of its songs for this list. Ultimately, I chose the title number because of its irresistible verve, which is the perfect embodiment of the uniquely American pioneering spirit.

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