You know, I kind of like the new Sweeney Todd movie, even though I can't really sing along to Sondheim musicals. As you know, that's how I measure the greatness of a musical—I have to be able to stand on my seat, wearing a cape and being blown by a wind machine, and belt out tunes as they unfold onscreen. But there were a lot of other things to keep me occupied here, not the least of which are a series of well-choreographed, bloody, throat-slashing murders and Johnny Depp's David Bowie impersonation.
However, the musical's central love song, "Johanna," does go down easy and roll off the tongue. I mean, you MUST listen to some of this. Click play, click play, click play, promise me you'll click play and listen to at least a few seconds: