Three Broadway Songs Adele Should Cover

by on October 22nd, 2014
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You’ll be hard-pressed to find a music fan that does not know the name Adele. The London-based singer has taken the world by storm with her magnificent, soulful voice. Now that her “19” and “21” songs are being sung along to by the millions of her adoring fans, Adele can really aim to blow us away. To do this, all she would need to do is belt out a few classic Broadway hits. She has a voice that deserves to be showcased on the stage; a completely natural and devastatingly beautiful instrument like no other. Here is a look at five Broadway songs Adele should cover.

“Memory” from “Cats”

The song “Memory” from the Broadway show “Cats” has been revamped many times, but few would be able to touch the power of Adele’s voice. The staggering octaves in this song and the deeply emotional lyrics fit Adele’s style perfectly. The singer is known for giving show stopping performances that don’t just exude talent, but raw emotion as well. I expect that her performance of “Memory” will be second only the Barbara Streisand’s 1981 rendition.

“Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from “The Phantom of the Opera”

A Broadway song that exudes sorrow and longing is “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” from the show “The Phantom of the Opera.” When adapted by someone with a voice as soulful as Adele’s, the song would be transformed and greatly improved.

“I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables”

A Broadway song that is begging to be sung by Adele is “I Dreamed a Dream” from the epic Broadway show “Les Miserables.” Overflowing with raw emotion, the song was sung by the character Fantine and has been known to reduce theater-goers to tears. Adele’s ability to convey heartbreak in her songs, as well as her vocal range would make her performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” among the best ever performed. I have a strong feeling that Adele would give Ruthie Henshall a run for her money, and that in itself is a staggering feat.

Many actors and musicians take a break from their normal routine and give Broadway a shot. If this were the case with Adele, Broadway would likely see a much needed surge in the younger generation.

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