▶ Song: “One — Finale” (Orig. Cast Recording) — Musical A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

SONG: “One — Finale”  MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. (1975, Broadway, Original Cast Recording) 


Song: One (Finale)  Musical: A CHORUS LINE. (Original Cast Recording) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch


Song: One — Finale. Musical: A CHORUS LINE. (Original Cast Recording) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Musical A Chorus Line

The human struggle behind the songs:

Every kid who ever came to New York to work in and around the theater, or anybody who dances for a living in that milieu, will immediately connect with the stories of the characters of A Chorus Line, and upon listening to them will say, “That’s me.” Which may explain why this is such an emotional show for so many people.


What emerged from the workshops at the New York Public Theater, was a show with no stars, no set, and almost no plot. This struck people as daring in 1975; given what’s been on the Broadway stage in the intervening two decades, “astounding” seems more like it.

A Chorus Line 1975


Listen: “One — Finale” — Musical A Chorus Line. Broadway Original Cast Recording:

One singular sensation, every little step he takes. One thrilling combination, every move that he makes. One smile and suddenly nobody else will do. You know you’ll never be lonely with you-know-who. One moment in his presence and you can forget the rest. For the guy is second best to none, son. Oh! sigh! Give him your attention. Do I really have to mention he’s the one. /  She walks into a room and you know she’s uncommonly rare, very unique, peripatetic, poetic and chic. She walks into a room and you know from her maddening poise, effortless whirl She’s a special girl strolling. Can’t help all of her qualities extolling. Loaded with charisma is ma jauntily, sauntering, ambling, shambling. She walks into a room and you know you must shuffle along, join the parade She’s the quintessence of making the grade. This is whatcha call trav’ling! Oh strut your stuff! Can’t get enough of her! Love her! Oh the son of a gun she is one of a kind. One singular sensation, every little step she takes. One thrilling combination, every move that she makes. One smile and suddenly nobody else will do. You know you’ll never be lonely with you-know-who. One moment in her presence and you can forget the rest. For the girl is second best to none, son. Ooooh! sigh! Give her your attention. Do I really have to mention she’s the one. One singular sensation, every little step she takes. One thrilling combination, every move that she makes. One smile and suddenly nobody else will do. You know you’ll never be lonely with you-know-who. One moment in her presence and you can forget the rest. For the girl is second best to none, son. Ooooh! sigh! Give her your attention. Do I really have to mention she’s the one.

Lyrics: Ed Kleban

Songwriters: MARVIN HAMLISCH, EDWARD KLEBAN. © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

The concept of the show was truly original: a show with no real set, no costumes to speak of, no star and no narrative had never been seen on Broadway before.”

SOUNDTRACK. A CHORUS LINE. MUSICAL, 1975

Track 1: I hope I get it
Track 2: I can do that
Track 3: at the ballet
Track 4: sing!
Track 5: hello twelve, hello thirteen, hello love
Track 6: nothing
Track 7: the music and the mirror
Track 8: dance ten, looks three
Track 9: one
Track 10: what I did for love
Track 11: one (reprise) finale

A Chorus Line

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