Even though they can be arbitrary, I love lists. As such, I’ve been using That’s Entertainment as a guide for my musical education, attempting to watch the full-length films of every clip featured. The project is a few months older than this blog, so I’m still in the midst of writing about the movies I watched before I had a venue to talk about them. I’m making a point of not watching the special again until I’ve worked through as many of these as I can (some don’t seem to be available on home video/streaming), so I’m excited to watch it again with fresh, but educated, eyes.

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I’ve linked to the reviews I already have up, with asterisks next to the films I’ve seen but haven’t formally written about yet. And yes, I do plan to do the same thing for the other editions of the series… but I’m starting with Part 1.

  • “Singin’ in the Rain” – The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), Speak Easily (1932), Little Nellie Kelly,* Singin’ in the Rain*
  • “The Broadway Melody” – The Broadway Melody (1929)
  • “Rosalie” – Rosalie (1937)
  • “Indian Love Call” – Rose-Marie (1936)
  • “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody” – The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  • “Begin the Beguine” – Broadway Melody of 1940 *(1940)
  • “The Song’s Gotta Come from the Heart” – It Happened in Brooklyn* (1947)
  • “The Melody of Spring” – Cynthia (1947)
  • “Honeysuckle Rose” – Thousands Cheer* (1943)
  • “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” – Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
  • “Thou Swell” – Words and Music* (1948)
  • “The Varsity Drag” – Good News (1947)
  • “Abba Dabba Honeymoon” – Two Weeks with Love (1950)
  • “It’s a Most Unusual Day” – A Date with Judy (1948)
  • “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” – The Harvey Girls (1946)
  • “It Must Be You” – Free and Easy (1930)
  • “Got a Feelin’ for You” – The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
  • “Reckless” – Reckless (1935)
  • “Did I Remember” – Suzy (1936)
  • “Easy to Love” – Born to Dance (1936)
  • “Puttin’ on the Ritz” – Idiot’s Delight (1939)
  • “Dear Mr. Gable (You Made Me Love You)” – Broadway Melody of 1938* (1937)
  • “Babes in Arms” – Babes in Arms (1939)
  • “Hoe Down” – Babes on Broadway (1941)
  • “Do the La Conga” – Strike Up the Band* (1940)
  • “Waitin’ for the Robert E. Lee”/”Babes On Broadway” – Babes on Broadway (1941)
  • “Strike Up the Band” – Strike Up the Band* (1940)
  • “The Babbitt and the Bromide” – Ziegfeld Follies* (1946)
  • “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” – The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  • “Heigh Ho the Gang’s All Here” – Dancing Lady* (1933)
  • “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan” – The Band Wagon* (1953)
  • “Sunday Jumps” – Royal Wedding (1951)
  • “Shoes with Wings On” – The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  • “You’re All the World to Me” – Royal Wedding (1951)
  • “Dancing in the Dark” – The Band Wagon* (1953)
  • Esther Williams Montage: Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) and Bathing Beauty (1944)
  • “I Wanna Be Loved by You” – Three Little Words (1950)
  • “I Gotta Hear That Beat” – Small Town Girl (1953)
  • “Be My Love” – The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
  • “Make ‘Em Laugh” – Singin’ in the Rain* (1952)
  • “Cotton Blossom/ Make Believe/ Ol’ Man River” – Show Boat (1951)
  • “By Myself” – The Band Wagon* (1953)
  • “Be a Clown” – The Pirate* (1948)
  • “The Children’s Dance” – Living in a Big Way (1947)
  • “Mack the Black Dream Ballet” – The Pirate* (1948)
  • “La Cumparsita” – Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • “New York, New York” –  On the Town (1949)
  • “The Worry Song” – Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • “Singin’ in the Rain” – Singin’ in the Rain* (1952)
  • “Broadway Melody Ballet” – Singin’ in the Rain* (1952)
  • “La Cucaracha” – La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)
  • “Waltz with a Swing/Americana” – Every Sunday (1936)
  • “Your Broadway and My Broadway” – Broadway Melody of 1938* (1937)
  • “Follow the Yellow Brick Road/If I Only Had the Nerve/We’re Off to See the Wizard” – The Wizard of Oz* (1939)
  • “Over the Rainbow” – The Wizard of Oz* (1939)
  • “But Not for Me” – Girl Crazy* (1943)
  • “The Trolley Song/Under the Bamboo Tree/The Boy Next Door” – Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  • “Get Happy” – Summer Stock* (1950)
  • “Going Hollywood” – Going Hollywood (1933)
  • “Well, Did You Evah” – High Society (1956)
  • “True Love” – High Society (1956)
  • “Hallelujah” – Hit the Deck (1955)
  • “Barnraising Dance (Bless Your Beautiful Hide)” – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers* (1954)
  • “Gigi” – Gigi* (1958)
  • “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” – Gigi* (1958)
  • “An American in Paris Ballet” – An American in Paris* (1951)

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