"Learn to be Lonely," 'The Phantom of the Opera' (2004)
Nominee: Andrew Lloyd Weber, Charles Hart
Originally written as an additional song for The Phantom to sing in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "Learn to be Lonely" was cut from the film proper and instead appeared only during the closing credits. This was a wise choice, as the track is, quite frankly, far beneath the quality of the music in the original musical and stands out like a sore, deformed thumb. The lyrics are saccharine, the melody is basic and the concept of the song itself is unnecessary to the flow of the narrative. It came across as one more example of Webber attempting to milk the poor Opera Ghost for just a little more creative mileage.
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