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For my school assessment I need to perform a piece, however the piece must be from a musical. Being the teenager that I am, I would like to play All Star by Smash Mouth. Are there any musicals that contain this song?

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Depending on how indulgent your teachers are, and how willing they are to stretch a point, you might argue that it was included in the movie "musical" Shrek.

Ironically, while there was an actual legitimate musical created from Shrek, it did not include that song.

I have to admit, I'm bemused that you're choosing for your teen-aged rebellion a song that is likely as old as you are or older. Surely there are more recent inappropriate-for-this-assignment songs to pick...

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    True, but Shrek... My teacher allowed All Star!
    – user2462
    Jul 20 '17 at 20:46
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No, it doesn't appear that there are.

All-Star has appeared in the movies Mystery Men, the Shrek series, Digimon: the Movie, and Rat Race. However none of those were really musicals, and it doesn't appear that there's a well-known musical it was ever a number in (including not in the Shrek musical).

If honest-to-gawd movie musicals count, you could pick your favorite Beatles number from the 34 in Across the Universe. Their Blackbird, Dear Prudence, and Let it Be were particularly great. (However, I wouldn't even attempt their Let it Be unless you have a powerful voice to bring the ending home).

If you just want to be a perverse teenager, their version of "Why don't we do it in the road?" would be a great choice.

Other promising popular rocks songs:

  • Johnny B. Goode (from The Buddy Holly Story).
  • Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, or Bicycle Race (from We Will Rock You)
  • We're Not Gonna Take It (from Rock of Ages, with a host of other good 70's-to-80's stuff)
  • American Idiot, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), and Wake Me When September Ends (from American Idiot)
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  • Ah, but has he ever heard (of) any of those songs? Jul 20 '17 at 20:08
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    Other people in my class are doing some of those songs, so it would be boring if I did them too. Luckily, my teacher allowed All Star!!
    – user2462
    Jul 20 '17 at 20:45
  • @Amorris - Grats! In that case, I presume they bought something along the lines of Chris Sunami's answer, so I'd suggest clicking the checkmark next to it. Also clicking the uparrow on it would be a nice touch.
    – T.E.D.
    Jul 20 '17 at 20:55
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    @Amorris - Oh, and tell your teacher I said whoever picked Fat Bottomed Girls deserves an "A", as long as they don't completely butcher it.
    – T.E.D.
    Jul 20 '17 at 20:57

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