In the 17th Show Tune Showdown, Grey Gardens and Spring Awakening won the most showdowns - and the following songs will be moving on to Round 2:
Grey Gardens' "The Revolutionary Costume for Today", "Another Winter in a Summer Town" and "Around the World"
Spring Awakening's "The Bitch of Living", "Mama Who Bore Me" and "Totally Fucked"
The Drowsy Chaperone's "Show Off" and "As We Stumble Along"
The Light in the Piazza's "Statues and Stories" and "Say It Somehow"
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' "Great Big Stuff"
PLEASE NOTE: The next Show Tune Showdown will be on Friday, July 13.
Now on to our 18th Show Tune Showdown, which takes us back to two Broadway seasons - 1949-50 and 1950-51 - when the following five musicals opened:
April 7, 1949 - January 16, 1954 (1,925 performances)
Revival: April 3, 2008 - August 22, 2010 (996 performances)
Lost in the Stars
October 30, 1949 - July 1, 1950 (281 performances)
Revival: April 18, 1972 - May 21, 1972 (39 performances)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
December 8, 1949 - September 15, 1951 (740 performances)
Revival: April 10, 1995 - April 30, 1995 (24 performances)
Call Me Madam
October 12, 1950 - May 3, 1952 (644 performances)
Guys and Dolls
November 24, 1950 - November 28, 1953 (1,200 performances)
Revival: July 21, 1976 - February 13, 1977 (239 performances)
Revival: April 14, 1992 - January 8, 1995 (1,143 performances)
Revival: March 1, 2009 - June 14, 2009 (121 performances)
Now here are the competing show tunes - and if you're wondering how to judge each showdown, just ask yourself, "Which song do I enjoy listening to more?"
South Pacific's "A Cockeyed Optimist" (Kelli O'Hara performs on the 2008 cast recording)
Guys and Dolls' "A Bushel and a Peck" (Perry Como and Betty Hutton recorded their duet in 1950)
South Pacific's "There's Nothing Like a Dame" (Ray Walston and the cast perform in the 1958 film)
Guys and Dolls' "Luck Be a Lady" (Frank Sinatra performs)
South Pacific's "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" (Kelli O'Hara and the cast perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 3, 2008 - begins at 2:27)
Guys and Dolls' "Take Back Your Mink" (Vivian Blaine and the cast perform in the 1955 film)
South Pacific's "A Wonderful Guy" (Mary Martin performs on the original Broadway cast recording)
Guys and Dolls' "If I Were a Bell" (Josie de Guzman performs on the 1992 cast recording)
South Pacific's "Younger Than Springtime" (a shirtless Matthew Morrison performs in the 2008 Broadway revival)
Guys and Dolls' "I've Never Been in Love Before" (Peter Gallagher and Josie de Guzman perform on the 1992 cast recording)
South Pacific's "Honey Bun" (Reba McEntire and Alec Baldwin perform during South Pacific in Concert from Carnegie Hall on June 9, 2005)
Guys and Dolls' "Adelaide's Lament" (Vivian Blaine performs on the 25th Annual Tony Awards on March 28, 1971)
South Pacific's "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" (Matthew Morrison performs on the 2008 cast recording)
Guys and Dolls' "More I Cannot Wish You" (Ed Ames performs)
South Pacific's "This Nearly Was Mine" (Anthony Warlow performs - begins at 2:33)
"Lost in the Stars" (Robert Goulet performs)
South Pacific's "Some Enchanted Evening" (Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot perform on The View in 2008 - begins at 1:23)
Call Me Madam's "You're Just in Love" (Kristin Chenoweth And Nathan Lane perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 2, 2000)
South Pacific's "Bali Ha'i" (Mandy Patinkin performs during the 1995 PBS special, Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II)
Call Me Madam's "The Hostess With the Mostes' on the Ball" (Ethel Merman performs on the 1950 studio cast recording)
Guys and Dolls' "My Time of Day" (Peter Gallagher performs during the 1992 documentary, Guys and Dolls: Off the Record - begins at 1:36)
Call Me Madam's "It's a Lovely Day Today" (Ella Fitzgerald performs on her 1958 album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook)
"Guys and Dolls" (Walter Bobbie and J.K. Simmons perform on the 1992 cast recording)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' "A Little Girl from Little Rock" (Carol Channing performs during the 1987 PBS special, Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne - begins at 1:18)
Guys and Dolls' "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" (Walter Bobbie and the cast perform on the 46th Annual Tony Awards on May 31, 1992)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Marilyn Monroe performs in the 1953 film)