List of songs in Smash

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Smash is an American musical television show that premiered on NBC, Monday, February 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

It was announced on June 9, 2011, that NBC had signed a deal with Columbia Records for a soundtrack of the series. The deal gave Columbia worldwide, digital and physical rights to the first season, with options to subsequent seasons. The deal included both original songs written for the series and any covers of songs featured on the show.[4]

By the end of the first season, 36 studio recordings of the show's musical performances were released, 31 of them on iTunes[5] and five with the deluxe edition of the first season soundtrack.

The first season soundtrack, The Music of Smash, was released on May 1, 2012.[6] A deluxe edition,[7] with additional songs, was available exclusively from Target until early 2013.

A second soundtrack album from the show, Bombshell, which serves as the "cast album" for Bombshell, the main show-within-the-show, was released on February 12, 2013, in standard[8] and deluxe versions,[9] the latter again exclusively from Target.

A third soundtrack album, The Music of Smash: The Complete Season 1, was released digitally exclusively by iTunes on May 21, 2013.[10] It consists of 36 songs that had been previously released for Season 1, either as singles or on the previous soundtrack albums, including the deluxe Target edition of The Music of Smash (which is currently out of print).

A fourth soundtrack album, The Music of Smash: The Complete Season 2, was released digitally exclusively by iTunes on May 21, 2013.[11] It consists of 51 songs from the second season, including three that hadn't previously been released during the season.

Performers[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Most songs in the first season are performed by the cast of Bombshell, which consistently includes Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty), and, at times, Michael Swift (Will Chase) and Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman). Other main characters to sing include Tom Levitt (Christian Borle), Dev Sundaram (Raza Jaffrey), Frank Houston (Brian d'Arcy James), Ellis Boyd (Jaime Cepero), and Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston). Julia Houston (Debra Messing) and Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) have each been featured in choreography. Minor cast members, such as Sam Strickland (Leslie Odom, Jr.), have given performances as well. Various guest stars have appeared in the series, many of them giving vocal performances. These have included Nick Jonas as television star Lyle West, Bernadette Peters as Ivy's mother Leigh Conroy, Annaleigh Ashford as Lisa McMann, and Norbert Leo Butz as himself.

Season 2[edit]

Many of the same characters from the first season deliver performances in the show's second season, again with Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) being the notable leads. Other vocal performers include Veronica Moore (Jennifer Hudson), Jimmy Collins (Jeremy Jordan), Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus), Ana Vargas (Krysta Rodriguez), Leigh Conroy (Bernadette Peters), Tom Levitt (Christian Borle), Julia Houston (Debra Messing), Sam Strickland (Leslie Odom, Jr.), Terry Falls (Sean Hayes), Simon as JFK (Julian Ovenden), Daisy Parker (Mara Davi), unnamed actress playing young Marilyn (Sophia Caruso) and ensemble members Bobby (Wesley Taylor) and Jessica (Savannah Wise). Liza Minnelli and Kathie Lee Gifford played themselves in cameos.

Songs[edit]

Season 1[edit]

In the first season, all original songs contain music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, except one where indicated.

List of songs in Smash
Title Version covered Composer(s) for originals Performed by Episode Single Album
"Over the Rainbow" The Wizard of Oz N/A Karen Cartwright 1. "Pilot" No N/A
"Never Give All the Heart" Original Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Ivy Lynn 1. "Pilot" No Bombshell
(Deluxe version) & Smash: Season 2
Karen 10. "Understudy" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
"The National Pastime" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy & Audition Dancers 1. "Pilot"
7. "The Workshop"
Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
"I Wanna Be Loved by You" Marilyn Monroe N/A Lisa McMann 1. "Pilot" No N/A
"Beautiful" Christina Aguilera N/A Karen 1. "Pilot" Yes The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"Happy Birthday, Mr. President" Marilyn Monroe N/A 1. "Pilot"
5. "Let's Be Bad"
No N/A
Rebecca Duvall 13. "Tech" No N/A
"Let Me Be Your Star" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen & Ivy 1. "Pilot"
2. "The Callback"
7. "The Workshop"
Yes The Music of Smash,
Bombshell (Extended intro version), Smash: Season 1, Smash: Season 2
Ivy 6. "Chemistry" No N/A
Rebecca 11. "The Movie Star"
14. "Previews"
No N/A
"Call Me" Blondie N/A Karen 2. "The Callback" Yes Smash: Season 1
"The 20th Century Fox Mambo" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen & Bombshell ensemble members 2. "The Callback"
7. "The Workshop"
15. "Bombshell"
Yes The Music of Smash, Bombshell, Smash: Season 1
Ivy & Bombshell ensemble members 4. "The Cost of Art"
7. "The Workshop"
No N/A
"Crazy Dreams" Carrie Underwood N/A Ivy 2. "The Callback" Yes The Music of Smash, Smash: Season 1
"Grenade" Bruno Mars N/A Michael Swift & the Bruno Mars jukebox musical cast 3. "Enter Mr. DiMaggio" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson N/A Karen & the karaoke bar patrons 3. "Enter Mr. DiMaggio" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy & Michael 3. "Enter Mr. DiMaggio" Yes The Music of Smash, Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
Rebecca & Michael 14. "Previews" No N/A
Karen & Michael 15. "Bombshell" No N/A
"History is Made at Night" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy, Karen & the Bombshell cast 4. "The Cost of Art" No N/A
Ivy, Michael & the Bombshell cast 6. "Chemistry"
7. "The Workshop"
Yes The Music of Smash, Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
Ivy & Bobby 13. "Tech" No N/A
"Haven't Met You Yet" Michael Bublé N/A Lyle West 4. "The Cost of Art" Yes The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn't Love to Howl" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy, Julia Houston, Ellis Boyd, Michael, Lyle & Lyle's party patrons 4. "The Cost of Art" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
Karen & male ensemble members of Bombshell 15. "Bombshell" No N/A
"Rumour Has It" Adele N/A Karen, Sue, Jessica, & Bobby 4. "The Cost of Art" No N/A
"Let's Be Bad" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy & the Bombshell cast 5. "Let's Be Bad" Yes The Music of Smash, Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" James Brown N/A Karen 5. "Let's Be Bad" Yes Smash: Season 1
"A Song for You" Donny Hathaway N/A Michael 5. "Let's Be Bad" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Who You Are" Jessie J N/A Ivy 6. "Chemistry" No The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"Shake It Out" Florence + the Machine N/A Karen 6. "Chemistry" No The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"Brighter Than the Sun" Colbie Caillat N/A Karen 7. "The Workshop" No The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"Everything's Coming Up Roses" Gypsy N/A Leigh Conroy 7. "The Workshop" No The Music of Smash (Deluxe version) & Smash: Season 1
"On Lexington & 52nd Street" Original Shaiman & Wittman Michael 7. "The Workshop" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
"Touch Me" Original Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Bonnie McKee, & Noel Zancanella Karen 8. "The Coup" Yes The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"Three Little Birds" Bob Marley & the Wailers N/A Frank Houston 8. "The Coup" No N/A
"Dance to the Music" Sly & the Family Stone N/A Jessica, Dennis, Bobby, Sam Strickland & Ivy 8. "The Coup" Yes Smash: Season 1
"The Higher You Get, the Farther the Fall" Original Shaiman & Wittman Norbert Leo Butz & the Heaven on Earth cast 9. "Hell on Earth" No N/A
"Arthur Miller Melody"[B] Original Shaiman & Wittman Frank 9. "Hell on Earth" No N/A
"Cheers (Drink to That)" Rihanna N/A Karen & Ivy 9. "Hell on Earth" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Breakaway" Kelly Clarkson N/A Ivy 10. "Understudy" No The Music of Smash (Deluxe version) & Smash: Season 1
"Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking" Original Shaiman & Wittman Tom Levitt & Bombshell male ensemble members 10. "Understudy" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
Marc Kudisch & Bombshell male ensemble members 14. "Previews" No N/A
"Three On a Match" Original Shaiman & Wittman The Three on a Match high school cast 10. "Understudy" No N/A
"Our Day Will Come" Ruby & the Romantics N/A Karen 11. "The Movie Star" No The Music of Smash
(Deluxe version) & Smash: Season 1
"Dig Deep" Original Shaiman & Wittman Rebecca & the Bombshell cast 11. "The Movie Star" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Run" Snow Patrol N/A Karen 12. "Publicity" No The Music of Smash
(Deluxe version) & Smash: Season 1
"A Thousand and One Nights" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen, Dev Sundaram & Ensemble 12. "Publicity" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Second Hand White Baby Grand" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy 12. "Publicity" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
Rebecca 14. "Previews" No N/A
"Another Op'nin', Another Show" Kiss Me, Kate N/A Tom & Sam 13. "Tech" No N/A
"I'm Going Down" Rose Royce N/A Ivy 13. "Tech" Yes Smash: Season 1
"Smash!" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen, Ivy, Sue, Jessica & Bombshell female ensemble members 14. "Previews" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1
"September Song" Knickerbocker Holiday N/A Eileen Rand 14. "Previews" No The Music of Smash
(Deluxe version) & Smash: Season 1
"Stand" Donnie McClurkin N/A Sam, Karen & gospel choir 14. "Previews" No The Music of Smash & Smash: Season 1
"Don't Forget Me" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen 15. "Bombshell" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 1

Season 2[edit]

The second season features original music from four different fictional musicals, Bombshell, Beautiful, Hit List and Liaisons, as well as ancillary songs written by the fictional songwriters behind Bombshell and Hit List. All of the songs have music and lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman, except for the songs from Hit List, which for the most part were written by a combination of other musical theater writers and contemporary rock singer-songwriters. The use of additional songwriters was done in part to "open up the sound" of Smash.[12]

List of songs in Smash
Title Version covered Composer(s) for originals Performed by Episode Single Album
"Cut, Print...Moving On" Original Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Karen Cartwright 1. "On Broadway" Yes Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"Mama Makes Three" Original Shaiman & Wittman Veronica Moore & the Beautiful cast 1. "On Broadway" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Let Me Be Your Star" (Reprise) Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen, Jessica, Beth & Joy 1. "On Broadway" No N/A
Ivy Lynn 8. "The Bells and Whistles"
11. "The Dress Rehearsal"
No N/A
"On Broadway" The Drifters N/A Karen & Veronica 1. "On Broadway" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Don't Dream It's Over" Crowded House N/A Ivy 1. "On Broadway" No Smash: Season 2
"Broadway, Here I Come!" Original Joe Iconis[13] Jimmy Collins 1. "On Broadway" Yes Smash: Season 2
Karen 9. "The Parents"
13. "The Producers"
14. "The Phenomenon"
No N/A
Ana Vargas 11. "The Dress Rehearsal"
13. "The Producers"
No N/A
Karen, Jimmy, Ana, Sam Strickland & Hit List ensemble 17. "The Tonys" No Smash: Season 2
"Would I Lie to You" Eurythmics N/A Karen & Ivy 2. "The Fallout" No Smash: Season 2
"They Just Keep Moving the Line" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy 2. "The Fallout" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
Karen & Bombshell ensemble members 3. "The Dramaturg" No N/A
"Caught in the Storm" Original Pasek & Paul[14] Karen 2. "The Fallout" Yes Smash: Season 2
Jimmy 5. "The Read-Through" No N/A
"Good for You" Original Drew Gasparini[15] Karen 3. "The Dramaturg" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Soon As I Get Home" The Wiz N/A Veronica 3. "The Dramaturg" No N/A
"Dancing on My Own" Robyn N/A Ivy 3. "The Dramaturg" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Our Little Secret" Original Shaiman & Wittman Simon & Karen 3. "The Dramaturg" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
Simon & Ivy 11. "The Dress Rehearsal" No N/A
"I Got Love" Purlie N/A Veronica 4. "The Song" Yes Smash: Season 2
"I'm Not Lost" (partial) Original Shaiman & Wittman[A] Jimmy 4. "The Song" No N/A
"Chest of Broken Hearts" (partial) Original Shaiman & Wittman[A] Karen 4. "The Song" No N/A
"Everybody Loves You Now" Billy Joel N/A Kyle Bishop & Veronica 4. "The Song" No Smash: Season 2
"I Can't Let Go" Original Shaiman & Wittman Veronica, Karen & Ivy 4. "The Song" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Public Relations" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen, Tom Levitt & Bombshell ensemble members 5. "The Read-Through" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"Some Boys" Death Cab for Cutie N/A Karen 5. "The Read-Through Yes Smash: Season 2
"This Will Be Our Year" The Zombies N/A Jimmy, Kyle, Karen & Ana 6. "The Fringe" Yes N/A
"Never Give All the Heart" (Reprise) Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen & Bombshell ensemble members 6. "The Fringe" No N/A
"A Letter From Cecile" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy 6. "The Fringe" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Heart Shaped Wreckage" Original Julian Emery, Jon Green, Jim Irvin & Lucie Silvas[16] Karen & Jimmy 6. "The Fringe" Yes Smash: Season 2
Ana & Jimmy 7. "Musical Chairs" No N/A
"The National Pastime" (Reprise) Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen & Bombshell ensemble members 7. "Musical Chairs" No N/A
"Ce N'Est Pas Ma Faute (It's Not My Fault)" Original Shaiman & Wittman Terrence Falls & Liaisons ensemble members 7. "Musical Chairs" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Rewrite This Story" Original Pasek & Paul[14] Karen & Jimmy 7. "Musical Chairs"
13. "The Producers"
Yes Smash: Season 2
Sam 13. "The Producers" No N/A
Karen 16. "The Nominations" No N/A
"(Let's Start) Tomorrow Tonight" Original Shaiman & Wittman Sam, Tom, Bobby, & Jessica 8. "The Bells and Whistles" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"I Heard Your Voice In a Dream" Original Andrew McMahon[17] Karen, Jimmy & Hit List ensemble members 8. "The Bells and Whistles Yes Smash: Season 2
"If I Were a Boy" Beyoncé N/A Ana 8. "The Bells and Whistles" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Reach for Me" Original McMahon[18] Ana 9. "The Parents" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Hang the Moon" Original Shaiman & Wittman Leigh Conroy & Ivy 9. "The Parents" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"Original" Original Pasek & Paul[A] Karen 10. "The Surprise Party" Yes Smash: Season 2
"A Love Letter From the Times" Original Shaiman & Wittman Tom & Liza Minnelli 10. "The Surprise Party" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Bittersweet Symphony" The Verve N/A Ivy 10. "The Surprise Party" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Dig Deep" (Reprise) Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy 11. "The Dress Rehearsal" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"Don't Forget Me" (Reprise) Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy 12. "Opening Night" Yes Smash: Season 2
"That's Life" Frank Sinatra N/A Karen & Ivy 12. "Opening Night" Yes Smash: Season 2
"The 20th Century Fox Mambo" (Reprise) Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy & Kathie Lee Gifford 13. "The Producers" No N/A
"Don't Let Me Know" Original Silvas & Jamie Alexander Hartman[19] Karen & Jimmy 13. "The Producers" Yes Smash: Season 2
"The Goodbye Song" Original Iconis[20] Jimmy, Karen, Ana & the Hit List cast 13. "The Producers" Yes Smash: Season 2
"The Last Goodbye" Jeff Buckley N/A Kyle 13. "The Producers" Yes Smash: Season 2
"High and Dry" Radiohead N/A Jimmy 14. "The Phenomenon" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Vienna" Billy Joel N/A Tom 14. "The Phenomenon" Yes Smash: Season 2
"At Your Feet" Original Shaiman & Wittman Leigh & young Norma Jeane 14. "The Phenomenon" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"The Love I Meant to Say" Original Shaiman & Wittman Jimmy 14. "The Phenomenon" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Pretender" Original Silvas & Busbee[21] Karen 15. "The Transfer" Yes Smash: Season 2
"Grin and Bare It" Original Shaiman & Wittman Ivy 15. "The Transfer" Yes Smash: Season 2
"I'm Not Sorry" Original McMahon[22] Karen & Daisy Parker 15. "The Transfer" Yes Smash: Season 2
"The Right Regrets" Original Shaiman & Wittman Julia Houston & Tom 15. "The Transfer" No Bombshell & Smash: Season 2
"Feelin' Alright" Traffic N/A Ivy 16. "The Nominations" No Smash: Season 2
"If You Want Me" Once N/A Ana 16. "The Nominations" No N/A
"Under Pressure" Queen & David Bowie N/A Ivy, Karen, Jimmy, Ana, Tom, Julia, Eileen Rand, Derek Wills & Sam 17. "The Tonys" No Smash: Season 2
"Big Finish" Original Shaiman & Wittman Karen & Ivy[23] 17. "The Tonys No Smash: Season 2

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ From episode credits
  • B ^ From the sheet music during the episode

Digital singles sales[edit]

Song Sales
Let Me Be Your Star 48,000[24]
Touch Me 18,000[25]
Beautiful 15,000[26]
That's Life 12,000[27]
I Can't Let Go 11,000[28]
Heart Shaped Wreckage 11,000[29]
I Heard Your Voice in a Dream 10,000[30]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 15, 2011). "NBC Unveils 2011–2012 Primetime Schedule". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 9, 2011). "Columbia Records Teams With NBC For 'Smash' Music Albums, Inks Solo Recording Deal With Co-Star Katharine McPhee". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "iTunes – Music – SMASH Cast". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Music of SMASH". Amazon. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  7. ^ SC Soundtrack Smash Deluxe Exclusive (May 1, 2012). "SC Soundtrack Smash Deluxe Exclusive". Target. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  8. ^ "Bombshell". Amazon. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "Bombshell Deluxe version". Target. Archived from the original on March 4, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  10. ^ iTunes, "The Music of Smash: The Complete Season 1"
  11. ^ iTunes, "The Music of Smash: The Complete Season 2"
  12. ^ BroadwayWorld.com, June 28, 2012 "Update: Smash picks new Broadway songwriters for Season 2"
  13. ^ Broadway.com, January 25, 2013, "Meet Smash’s New Composers: Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis and More Rising Talents to Watch"
  14. ^ a b Huffington Post, March 13, 2013, "'Smash': 'Rewrite This Story' From 'Musical Chairs'"
  15. ^ BroadwayWorld.com, February 18, 2013, "New Smash Song: 'Good For You'"
  16. ^ BMI.com Repertoire Search, "Heart Shaped Wreckage"[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ The Huffington Post, March 20, 2013, "'Smash': 'I Heard Your Voice In A Dream' Written By Andrew McMahon From 'The Bells And Whistles'"
  18. ^ The Hollywood Reporter, March 29, 2013, "'Smash's' Krysta Rodriguez Goes to New Heights for 'Hit List' Song (Exclusive Video)"
  19. ^ "BMI.com Repertoire Search "Don't Let Me Know"". Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  20. ^ Playbill.com, January 31, 2013, "Stage to Screen: Jeremy Jordan Dishes On His New Role as Bad-Boy Heartthrob of NBC's 'Smash'"
  21. ^ Broadwayworld.com, May 7, 2013, "McPhee's 'Pretender' From SMASH Now Available"
  22. ^ Broadwayworld.com, May 7, 2013, "McPhee/Davi SMASH 'I'm Not Sorry' Duet Now Available"
  23. ^ https://huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/megan-hilty-previews-smas_n_3277599.html
  24. ^ Variety.com, April 13, 2012, "Building into a 'Smash'?"
  25. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 05-09-2012, "Kelly Clarkson hits 3 million for 'Stronger' single"
  26. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 02-15-2012, "'Stronger single gets Kelly Clarkson a million downloads"
  27. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 05-01-2013, "Fantasia album debuts at No. 1 R&B, No. 2 Billboard 200"
  28. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 03-06-2013, "'Idol' sales report: Underwood, Phillips, Clarkson, etc."
  29. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 03-20-2013, "Phillip Phillips' 'Idol' return means big sales boost"
  30. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 04-03-2013, "Colton Dixon's sales soar after 'Idol' performance"

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