“You Can’t Stop the Beat” – Hairspray
Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Martin Luther King Jr. died on this day in 1968 for standing up for the change he believed in. This musical comedy set in the 1960s is all about acceptance and proves that change cannot be stopped. In this infectious song in honor of the civil rights champion, the cast revels after an all-white teen dance show is integrated on live TV.