The Rocky Musical Playlist

Songs we'd like to see in the forthcoming Broadway show

News in the New York Times that Sylvester Stallone, book writer Thomas Meehan (Hairspray, The Producers), and the Tony-award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime) are working on a new musical based on the movie Rocky got us thinking: What razzle-dazzle showstoppers and intimate ballads would we want them to include? Here’s our list; feel free to improve on them in the comments.

“Ice Ice Baby/Bleeding Love” –Ensemble

“I Wonder What She’d Think of Cuff and Link” –Rocky

“You Gotta Break Some Thumbs” –-Gazzo and Thugs

“Creed Is Good” –-Jergens and Rocky

“But Retards Like the Zoo” –-Adrian and Rocky

“Dallyin’ With the Stallion” –Adrian

“Meat-Locker Man” –-Paulie and Rocky

“You Need a Dog” –Adrian

“Cut Me, He Said” –-Mick and Adrian

“Wade Right In, Adrian” –Rocky

“Adrian, Butkus and Me” –Ensemble