Jason Robert Brown's beloved musical The Last Five Years is officially back off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre, starring Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor! To celebrate the show's long-awaited return, we asked fans which one of the musical's deliciously heartbreaking songs was their favorite. With a score full of wonderfully contagious tunes like "Shiksa Goddess," "A Summer in Ohio" and "A Miracle Would Happen," it was nearly impossible to choose just one! The fans have spoken, check out the L5Y top three below!
1."Still Hurting" - 12%
In the musical's somber opening number, Cathy mourns the loss of her ex-husband Jamie and imagines he's probably already moved on and forgotten about her. "Jamie arrived at the end of the line/Jamie's convinced that the problems were mine/Jamie is probably doing just fine/And I'm still hurting." Please pass the tissues.
2. "The Next Ten Minutes" - 11%
Jamie and Cathy's separate stories intertwine in "The Next Ten Minutes," when the couple goes for a Central Park boat ride and Jamie proposes. "Will you spend your life with me/For the next ten lifetimes/For a million summers/Til the world explodes?" Uh, yes, Jamie. A million times yes.
3. "If I Didn't Believe In You" - 11%
After Cathy has a bad day, Jamie's uplifting pep-talk (in song form) is so damn adorable, it's no wonder some readers name it their favorite. If I didn't think you could do/Anything you ever wanted to/If I wasn't certain that you'd come through somehow/The fact of the matter is, Cathy/I wouldn't be standing here now." If that's not a swoon-worthy lyric, we don't know what is.