Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #188 – “Beautiful Ghosts,” from Cats
188. “Beautiful Ghosts,” from Cats
Ah, yes, the tradition of adapting a stage musical for the screen and including a single new song for Oscar contention. Because Taylor Swift was in this movie, she wrote it with Andrew Lloyd-Webber. And the version that appears in the movie, as sung by Francesca Hayward, is a nice little song. It’s really no different than the song they wrote for Les Mis, except for maybe the overall quality of the songwriting and how you feel about it. This one feels a bit too much like Taylor Swift for me to put any higher, but overall, I do like it as a song and don’t think it stands out that badly from everything else in that movie.