Today’s song comes from a musical that premiered in 2003 – Wicked.
The music and lyrics for the musical were composed by Stephen Schwartz and the book was written by Winnie Holzman.
The musical is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire named Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, based on the characters and setting of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Wicked is told from the perspective of, and focuses on, the witches of the Land of Oz and its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas.
The free Popular piano sheet music is part of the album Wicked and it was released in December 2003, by Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer active in the music world since 1991.
She sings musical theatre, pop, country pop and jazz and has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1999 for her role in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Looking into the history of the free Popular piano sheets, we can see that the song is about a popular girl trying to help her unpopular roommate enter her world.
Popular has a length of 3:44 minutes, was written by Stephen Schwartz and it was included in the first act of Wicked, and it is considered the second-best song from the musical.
Once released, the song embraced appreciation from the critics, Laura Reineke from Vulture calling the song "Bubbly and refreshingly self-aware."
Because of its success, the song has been covered by many famous artists such as Ariana Grande – 2012 and 2013.
It was covered in Japanese and German languages, by Kristin Chenoweth, and it was also included in the sixth season of the TV series called Glee – 2015.
You can enjoy Popular on our website starting from today and you can try playing it on your piano at home.