As surely as the sun will come out tomorrow, Annie will always remain a prominent—and ever optimistic—part of pop culture. Based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, the show has gone through almost 30 tours and revivals, including a recent film adaptation in 2014 starring Jamie Foxx. Among its most popular tunes are “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and, of course, “Tomorrow.”
Annie Get Your Gun
Don’t worry, this isn’t a sequel to Annie that took a dark turn. It’s the 1946 Irving Berlin musical about Annie Oakley, who was in fact a real person though this plotline is fictional. At first a tomboyish sharpshooter, Annie eventually transforms into a refined show woman on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, where she learns that there really is no business like show business. You probably know most of the songs without realizing it. Ever heard the phrase “Anything you can do, I can do better?” Or “They say that falling in love is wonderful?” Both originated from this show.