What Are Some Famous Songs From "The Sound of Music"?


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Some of the most famous songs from "The Sound of Music" include "My Favorite Things," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Do-Re-Mi." Other famous songs from the musical include "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "So Long, Farewell" and the title song.

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"The Sound of Music" tells the story of Maria, a woman who takes care of the von Trapp family children, and eventually falls in love with their father. Maria sang some of the most popular songs from the musical, including "My Favorite Things" and the title song, the latter of which is the first song performed. She was also featured in other songs, such as "Do-Re-Mi" and "So Long, Farewell," which also featured the von Trapp children. Other famous songs from the musical include "Sixteen Going on Sevensteen," sung by Liesl von Trapp and her boyfriend, Rolfe, and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," performed by Mother Abbess.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote "The Sound of Music," and it was first performed on Broadway with Mary Martin playing the role of Maria. The musical was adapted into a film in 1965, starring Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Georg von Trapp. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and became one of the most financially successful movies of all time. This success has made the songs performed in the film the most popular versions.

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