So, my themed list for this month is going to be: favorite actresses who sing in movies. Note: not favorite singers, but favorite singers in the movies. Thus, some people may be lower on the list because they're not in many movies or I don't like the songs they sing in the movies they're in, etc. I'm still debating whether or not singing in the credits count. I haven't decided yet.
In the meantime, here is 16-20 in my list:
I love these singers, but I don't always enjoy listening to their songs. I appreciate the fact that they made the movies more high high brow and I appreciate their contribution to film, but I'm just often not in the mood to sit through their numbers. However, I want to include them because they were a significant contribution to the musical genre and were immensely talented. Besides, I do like some of their songs. It's just that when we get into the long, lyrical ballads I get a little immature and skip forward. Ironically, my favorite songs of theirs are often the less classical sounding pieces.
Favorite song: "I Hate Men" from Kiss Me Kate
Favorite song: "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads" from Kismet (song clip starts at 1:42)
Favorite song: "Many A New Day" from Oklahoma
Favorite song: "Goin' Cotin'" from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Favorite song: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" from Roberta
Deanna Durbin was amazing as well, but I've only seen in her one film. I am working on that!