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Defying Gravity - Single Tracklist:
Ok now let’s face it idina is like in her 40s and she has the most beautiful voice on earth! I love her so much! People are saying the Broadway is better but I love this one a little bit more! You honestly need to get this it never gets old! You will listen to it for hours I promise you!! Get this 1000000000000000000000000 percent recommend!
I am a Wicked fanatic, but I agree with another reviewer when they say that this version sounds like it went through a Disney channel synthesizer. Literally they took out every tie to Wicked in an attempt to make a hit 'single' and it just doesn't work. It sounds fake, forced, and it has this weird, eerie country/western vibe to it that is just plain wrong for the piece. I pity whoever reviewed this for Idina (hope to god she didn't) and said 'Yeah that sounds great!'
This is one of the best songs ever and Idina is absolutely amazing, but unfortunately, this version is inferior to the Broadway arrangement. I would really like to see the broadway arrangement done with just the main song, leaving out the speaking interludes with Glinda.
This song is so much better than any of the other remixes she has done!!! All the others sounded too alike and nothing like they are supposed to be; but this song still keeps the mood of the song, while changing the feel of it all the same.
I love this song and I think it was so much better in the actual musical then on this single. This single is much pop like and just doesn't sound as good although it is very nice. Also is it just me or does she sound different in wicked?
i like this remix better then the other ones she has made. this one stays true to the defying gravity i love from wicked, it keeps the same emotion, but idina puts her out spin on it. unlike her other remixes it doesn't sound like something from abercrombie & fitch
haha pun intended :] thank goodness that she put this sipn on Wicked anthem all of the other remixes totally killed it threw it agains the wall and killed it again just for good measure i love idina so much! Fanzel all the way long with my fellow ozians and rentheads :]
Idina is amazing, don't get me wrong, but... Its a great song ruined by a TERRIBLE Corporate Pop/Adult Contemporary arrangement. No drive, no punch, no "WOW" factor. It's a soulless, top-40 "Radio Friendly" (not to mention, poor sound quality) version completely devoid of the musical intensity and emotional pathos which made the Broadway version such a show stopper. The Broadway Cast Recording is far and away superior to this milquetoast version. Idina, you're a star! You deserve better than this!
It is a great version of the song but It really loses the songs original greatness from broadway. Idina has definetly done it again but it is DEFINETLY not the same Defying Gravity that I fell in love with 3 years ago.
I love Idina Menzel in every thing shes done. I've never seen Wicked but I know the music by heart, I own the movie RENT and (Although shes not singing in it) Enchanted. I know all the RENT music as well. I love 'Defying Gravity' Its one of my favorite songs from 'Wicked' right beside 'The Wizard and I' and 'For Good' thats also stars Kristen Chenoweth. I believe that this version of 'Defying Gravity' is even better with a pop twist to it! I love it!!
I thought this was a huge risk to take the anthem of Wicked and make it into her own pop version...but boy did she pull it off!!! I love Idina to the biggest extreme! I think her voice is beyond human capabilities!! She is amazing!! And so is this single!! I love Wicked....and Defying Gravity is one of my favorite songs ever! And know I have another reason to love Idina!! This version is so much better than the one in the play!! She took the song, and unraveled the little flaws it has, and then bundled it back up with her heart! This is sooo uplifiting and amazing! I listen to this song everyday!!! From the second I wake up to the moment I fall asleep!! And that's not a hyperbole either!!! She is so amazing!! Buy this song and you will fall in love with her!!!
This song is just so amazing!!!!! It takes my breath away!!! You will not regret this purchase at all. The song is so uplifting as it is, this just takes it to the next level. Of course nothing could compare to the magic of the original
Indina Menzel's pure voice was the best in the musical and now the mix is almost as good as the origanal. It is great hearing what many concider the Wicked anthem as a younger more pop version of Defying Gravity.
Idina, you are AMAZING! It would be a miracle if anyone could ever pull me away from my ipod when I'm listening to this song! And it's only for $0.99, when you could sell it for $99.00 and still sell copies. Everyone in my family loves this song ESPECIALLY ME! Even the remixes are great, which doesn't happen often. Absolutely amazing!
This is not a review about Wicked. Yes, it is an AMAZING musical, but this review is about this album. Idina's fantastic voice returns in a very powerful way. She is amazing. This song just makes you feel how you felt watching Wicked for the first time: Overwhelmed with emotion. And Idina can capture that in one simple song? Yes. That comes with TOTAL bragging rights. Whenever I hear hear voice, I hear Elphaba. I love Elphaba, and that is why I will continue to listen to Idina Menzel.
This is a great song but Idina's voice is much stronger and powerful in the "Wicked" version. I suggest if you like the song you listen to the Wicked soundtrack and then decide which one you want to buy.
she has such a great voice! and the way the music plays to the song is just spectacular. when I first heard this version I was tingling all over and felt soft inside. it's such a great feeling...and I only get it when i hear THIS song!
"Defying Gravity" is my favorite song from Wicked, and although the original is still the best, this is a great remix of it. I think that even if you have never seen Wicked you would still like this song.
At first I was skeptical...after seeing Wicked (& LOVING IT) I was nervous to hear this single version. But if you listen to it for what it's worth (as Idina's single & not Elphaba's) it is a fabulous way to showcase her amazing voice! It's soft, heartfelt and a great sing along tune! Worth way more than 99 cents!!!
im sorry but this is awful, like you just dont mess with broadway. she sounds like a poor britney spears. i mean COME ON...she sounds stupid, this is just for money so shell be able to super size her menu at mcdonalds. asfksl jf ha ha. what is this? just ahh so horrible....
While the original "Defying Gravity" from the soundtrack is one of the best Broadway songs ever, this pop version is equally incredible in a completely different way. By removing the storyline from the song, the amazing Idina Menzel transforms it into a truly inspirational, mainstream song about breaking with society's limits and following your own instincts. Idina Menzel's voice is just perfect and brings a sense of confidence and determination to this powerful song. Something every teenage girl (like me) should listen to!
I figured this was one of those songs that was so perfect the way it is that if anyone ever attempted to change it in anyway, it would die immediatly. Obviously, because Idina was in the origional cast for Wicked, she knows what she's doing. This may end up being something you'll have to endure while sitting in your dentist's office, but it could have been a lot worse. I think the music is pretty and Idina can still sing beautifully, it could maybe stand to have a faster beat and more of a buildup as the origional did. But in the end, it is what it is, and it is nice.
I think this song is vary insperational and it has a lot of meaning to the song and who ever wrote that song for wicked god bless you this song is so touching to me and vary insperational I love you idina.