West Side Story – America – Official Dance Scene – 50th Anniversary (HD)


[CLAPPING RHYTHMICALLY] GIRLS: [SINGING] I like to be in America. OK by me in America. Everything free in America. BERNARDO: [SINGING] For a small fee in America. GIRLS: [SINGING] Ole! ANITA: [SINGING] Buying on credit is so nice. BERNARDO: [SINGING] One look at us and they
charge twice. ROSALIA: [SINGING] I’ll have my own washing
machine. CHINO: [SINGING] What will you have, though,
to keep clean? ANITA: [SINGING] Skyscrapers bloom in America. ROSALIA: [SINGING] Cadillacs zoom in America. TERESITA: [SINGING] Industry boom in America. BOYS: [SINGING] 12 in a room in America. ANITA: [SINGING] Lots of new housing
with more space. BERNARDO: [SINGING] Lots of doors slamming
in our face. ANITA: [SINGING] I’ll get a terrace apartment. BERNARDO: Better get
rid of your accent. ANITA: [SINGING] Life can be bright in America. BOYS: [SINGING] If you can fight in America. GIRLS: [SINGING] Life is all right in America. BOYS: [SINGING] If you’re all white
in America. GIRLS: Oh!

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  1. GLEE CANT EVER HOLD A CANDLE TO THE ORIGINAL STUFF…SO QUIT SAYING GLEE SI AWESOME WHEN IN REALITY IS GAY!!! OH AND WHOS HERE BECAUSE THEY LIKE THE FREAKIN SONG BEFORE GLEE?

  2. all the other people who are here cus of glee. i saw this when i was 7 and it came out so long ago. sucks that glee has to remake all the original classics

  3. @1love245 I couldn't disagree more. I knew this song and this musical a long time ago before I watch Glee. But I loved Glee's version. And I think it's a great thing that they remake all of these classics. By that, the young people can know this and have more culture. So, everyone has the right to like or dislike a version or an other, but we can't say that it's a bad thing that this show make people discovers songs like this one.
    (sorry if my english is not good but I'm french…)

  4. @1love245 Thats not true! Glee remakes all these classics and doesn't try to compete with them, but through glee there are so many young people who have heard of Westside Story. If you are truly a fan of Westside.., you should be happy that more and more people are getting to know about it, regardless of the source.

  5. This is amazing, I admit I am here because of glees version but I don't compare them because they are both awesome!

  6. to be honest, i didn't appreciate classics till some caught my interests on Glee covers and watching the show and I looked into them further, it made me feel like I found something new that I can enjoy, I think its good to get teenagers to listen and to watch and like music and performances from a different era, it opens our minds. Personally I get tired of the music nowadays sometimes, so at least i can be reminded of songs from the past which were absolutely amazing.

  7. ON ANOTHER NOTE, it's interesting to see how everybody wants to immigrate to North America whether legally or illegally. Everybody just wants to get in but don't really know why o_o

  8. An awesome movie, with super music and actors. I recently purchased a DVD of it from Amazon.com; it takes me back in time; I used to watch it way back in time when my children were young.

  9. We have to thank glee for let most of us know an old musicals like this. I'll never see something like this if glee doesn't show me first.

  10. génial la vidéo America!!! merci de l'avoir mise en Créative Commons : je prépare un exposé sur West Side Story et elle me sera très utile! 🙂 pourriez-vous SVP mettre la chanson en entier en CC ? se serait vraiment super! Merci

  11. Leonard Bernstien(1918-1990)是二戰後美國樂壇重要的音樂家,出身古典音樂屆,揚名於音樂劇,不僅是極成功的指揮家、鋼琴家、教育家、更是跨古典與流行音樂劇的作曲家.
    Leonard Bernstien最重要作品,家喻戶曉的Broadway音樂劇 West Side Story《西城故事》,將William Shakespeare的羅密歐與茱麗葉的背景,改成現代紐約西區《西城故事》,描述爭地盤的兩派人馬「噴射幫」(Jets) 與來自波多黎各的「鯊魚幫」(Sharks)跨越愛恨鴻溝的故事, 在作曲原則上將原屬於流行音樂範疇的音樂劇加入古典音樂的元素,在West Side Story中將古典音樂元素與拉丁美洲節奏融入歌曲中的[America],勾畫出時代的心聲。

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