The song list for Max Martin musical & Juliet is EXCEPTIONAL

 The song list for Max Martin musical & Juliet is EXCEPTIONAL

The cast recording for the Max Martin musical & Juliet is available now for pre-order which means the tracklisting is out in the open, and… OH BOY.

The show had its first public airing last night in Manchester, before it comes to London on November 2. Count down the damn days!

The plot puts a new spin on Romeo and Juliet by asking “what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning?”, and the answer is: BANGERS!

It’s unclear if what follows is the exact order of songs as they appear in the show, and indeed if every single one is in the finished version (presumably there’s still time for alterations before it arrives in the West End), but… THANK YOU to the theatre gods for blessing us so:

  1. Larger Than Life (originally Backstreet Boys)
  2. I Want It That Way (originally Backstreet Boys)
  3. …Baby One More Time (originally Britney Spears)
  4. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely (originally Backstreet Boys)
  5. Domino (originally Jessie J)
  6. Show Me Love (originally Robyn)
  7. Blow (originally Kesha)
  8. I’m Not A Girl… Not Yet A Woman (originally Britney Spears)
  9. Overprotected (originally Britney Spears)
  10. Confident (originally Demi Lovato)
  11. Teenage Dream/Break Free (originally Katy Perry/Ariana Grande)
  12. Oops!… I Did It Again (originally Britney Spears)
  13. I Kissed A Girl (originally Katy Perry)
  14. It’s My Life (originally Bon Jovi)
  15. Love Me Like You Do (originally Ellie Goulding)
  16. Since U Been Gone (originally Kelly Clarkson)
  17. Whataya Want From Me (originally Adam Lambert)
  18. One More Try (new song)
  19. Problem/Can’t Feel My Face (originally Ariana Grande/The Weeknd)
  20. That’s The Way It Is (originally Celine Dion)
  21. Everybody (originally Backstreet Boys)
  22. As Long As You Love Me (originally Backstreet Boys)
  23. It’s Gonna Be Me (originally NSYNC)
  24. Shape Of My Heart (originally Backstreet Boys)
  25. Stronger (originally Britney Spears)
  26. Fuckin’ Perfect (originally P!nk)
  27. Roar (originally Katy Perry)
  28. I Want It That Way (Reprise) (originally Backstreet Boys)
  29. Can’t Stop The Feeling! (originally Justin Timberlake)
  30. One More Try (new song)

Lots of Britney and lots of Backstreet Boys there, which is incredibly pleasing. There’s also a CELINEBANGER!!!I’m assuming a rights/permission issue is to blame for the fact that no Taylor Swift songs have been shoehorned in? But it’s not like this list is lacking in any way, shape or form.

The cast recording is out on November 18 but the version of Roar is out now, and ladies: it’s a SHOWSTOPPER!

Shaun Kitchener

Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.