From Barbra to Bernadette: Top Ten Signature Songs from Broadway

By Ben Rimalower
17 May 2014

Jennifer Holliday

2. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday)

Jennifer Holliday's claim on "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" has been tested and has endured. Her volcanic tidal wave performance, with operatic Motown Broadway gospel exploding dramatically out of the text with complete conviction is the one for the ages. Jennifer Hudson did an excellent job in the movie adaptation of Dreamgirls, but like all other renditions, it can only tread on Holliday's hallowed ground.