10. "Ten Minutes Ago" from Cinderella
There have been numerous adaptations of the Cinderella story before and after Rodgers & Hammerstein tackled it with a television musical starring Julie Andrews in 1957, which itself has been revised and revived several times over with television and stage productions and, most recently, the current Broadway premiere. At its heart, though, this is a fairy tale, the quintessential romantic love story, and as such, no one could have scored it better than Rodgers & Hammerstein. "Ten Minutes Ago," the love theme from Cinderella, if you will, perfectly employs Richard Rodgers' gift for soaring melody and Oscar Hammerstein's talent for accessible poetry.
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