Your showtune for August 21 is

“I’m Alive” – Xanadu

Music and Lyrics: Jeff Lynne & John Farrar

The Rita Hayworth-led musical comedy film Down To Earth was released on this day in 1947 and was the inspiration for the 1980 movie musical Xanadu.  Fortunately, bad reviews did not spell death for the infamous film as it later became a lucrative Broadway musical of the same name, the latter of which parodies the former.  Muse sisters from Mount Olympus revel in being brought to life to inspire an artist in this upbeat song which mirrors the unexpected success of the cult classic.

Xanadu

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