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?


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

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)
  • 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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