Musical Monday celebrates last night’s 72nd Tony Award nominees and winners. What better way to pay homage to the best of Broadway than to highlight one of it’s most enduring show tunes?
The song You’ll Never Walk Alone has been moving audiences since its 1945 debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. In the musical, which picked up two Tony Awards last night, the song is meant to comfort and encourage Julie after her husband Billy has committed suicide.
Comforting those touched by suicide has recently been a top media focus as two bright stars, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked the world by taking their own lives last week. The message is timeless.
You’ll Never Walk Alone is a true crossover song from the stage. The theme of comfort and perseverance is indeed universal. Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Pink Floyd and Alicia Keys are just a few of the artists who have covered the song.
You’ll Never Walk Alone was even adopted as the club song of the UK’s Liverpool F.C. in the 1960’s. It’s still sung as a sports anthem by teams in Europe. The World War II era message of resilience still provides hope today.
“When you walk through a storm
Keep your chin up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark”
~Rodgers & Hammerstein, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Carousel
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