Sunday Show Tunes: “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray

I saw the original Broadway company in previews, and I knew the show was going to be a big hit. Great score, great direction, great choreography. The finale – “You Can’t Stop The Beat” – was the perfect icing on the cake.

I love the energy, choreography and how the topics of equality and diversity get tied into wrapping the show up.

“You can’t stop today as it comes speeding down the track
Yesterday is history, and it’s never coming back
Tomorrow is a brand new day
And it don’t know white from black…
Cause the world keeps spinning
Round and round
And my heart’s keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost til I heard the drums
Then I found my way
Cause you cant stop the beat”