Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #58 – “From Now On,” from The Greatest Showman
58. “From Now On,” from The Greatest Showman
I love this song for a lot of reasons. The least of which is that it’s the big song where he realizes, “I’ve been an asshole, and I need to change, and now I’m gonna be better!” And you realize, this dude did some fucked up things in real life. The movie portrays him as a dreamer, but his famous quote is basically how stupid the public is and how willing they are to be conned. So it’s funny to hear this song as some triumphant moment where he finally changes. But anyway, the song is really good. It’s big, it’s catchy, and it’s uplifting. Everyone’s dancing, you get your big finale. It fits the part of the movie it’s meant to be in very well. Plus I love that, in the movie, the song just kind of peters out because everyone got shitfaced and gradually dozed off while singing. That’s pretty awesome.