30 Day Song Challenge Day 2: My Least Favorite Song, “On My Own” from Les Miserables

This might be controversial, but I really loathe the song “On My Own” from Les Miserables.  I like Les Miserables, quite a bit, but this song makes me quite miserable.  I loathe it for several reasons:  1) It provides fodder for whiny teenage girls with crushes.  2) It provides material for horrible talent show performances–I cannot tell you how many of these I have seen.   3)It is a classic example for those who claim to “love Broadway” but only know this song and Wicked or Rent.  In addition, the song is whiny and forced, it has never seemed true to me.  Dreadful.

Not even Lea Salonga can redeem it, as you can witness below.

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