Full Of Shine And Full Of Sparkle: Top Ten Jerry Herman Songs
07 Dec 2013
10. "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" from Hello, Dolly!
Speaking of "WALL-E," it's not hard to understand why writer-director Andrew Stanton was so inspired by "Put On Your Sunday Clothes." It's a joyful, bouncy cakewalk, but what gives it the edge to stay compelling (besides an infectious tune) is that it's framed in a classic "I want" song. The stirring opening verse immediately invests us in Cornelius and Barnaby's situation before we take the gleeful promenade.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.