Mondays Need a Little Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over”

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Hello everyone!

It’s been quite some time since I posted music, so figured I would get back into the swing of things; after all, my blog isn’t just about reviews and outfits. A trap so easy to fall into!

With summer weather hitting Arizona in full force, I’ve been listening to my musicals playlist on my iPod, hoping to distract my brain from the heat burning through my body and my soul (not to be dramatic…) with songs that I can sing along to. The most appropriate of the lot, and the one I find myself listening to on repeat given the appropriate topic is “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” a Rodgers and Hammerstein tune from their darkest musical, Carousel. This is a bright, and cheery melody that also happens to feature some adorable dancing in the film. Although I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing this musical performed live, I absolutely adore the film adaptation and its cast that features the same leads featured in 1955’s Oklahoma! (Shirley Jones and Gorden MacCrae), and the adorable Barbara Ruick (who played one of the stepsisters in 1965’s Cinderella adaptation). This song reminds me that some people actually love summer and live in climates where it doesn’t feel like you’re trying to survive in a volcano, and I love that! 

Although I’ve always been the biggest fan of Oklahoma! – as most R&H fans are – Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals in general will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am always so ecstatic to find fellow fans when so many dismiss these classics as too cheesy or boring. And the styles are absolutely adorable in this particular film adaptation! 

Enjoy,

Miss Lark Bahar

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