Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #143 – “Can You Imagine That?” from Mary Poppins Returns
143. “Can You Imagine That?” from Mary Poppins Returns
Ah, yes, Mary Poppins. The first entry for this film. I’m torn on the songs from this movie. Because, on the one hand, they’re fine. On the other… the original’s songs are great. But the fact that they hold their own is enough. This is a nice, jaunty song. I will say that I did have to rank it lower than I might have otherwise because I’m not the biggest fan of how Emily Blunt sings it. It’s a bit too cheeky for me. I’m sure Julie Andrews did the same thing and she’s emulating that, but the delivery of some of the lines is what kept me from putting this higher.