Feel Like Singing? Here's 11 Transportation-Themed Show Tunes

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello gathered ditties from musicals inspired by the glory of transportation.
July 25, 2014, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Funny Girl, 1968

The likes of Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, and, yes, John Travolta, have all lent their voices to the chorus in praise of transportation in musicals that transport the narrative by "car, boat, train, plane or surrey with a fringe on top."

Here's a sample of what to expect from the list. (We selected the YouTube version with the climactic tug boat ride included, along with Spanish subtitles!)

In addition to the other ten tunes that make Mondello's list, commenters are supplementing the selections with their favorite show tunes.

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Published on Monday, July 21, 2014 in NPR
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