The Musical: Rent
The Song: "Seasons of Love"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: I first fell in love with Rent when I was watching a documentary on PBS, as that's how all hip teens would spend their weekend back then. At least that's what I tell myself.
What specifically caught my attention was Adam Pascal's performance of One Song Glory. But I quickly sought out the rest of the cast album and began my love affair with Broadway as a whole. I had always enjoyed musicals, but Rent was the show that really turned a distant appreciation into a passion.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: The 20th anniversary of the show's debut at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway (April 29th, 1996) recently passed. With the announcement of a national tour and lots of nostalgic posts on social media, I've had various songs from the show stuck in my head the past week.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: "Cause everything is Rent!"