Extraordinary (Reprise/Mash-Up)

Extraordinary (Reprise/Mash-Up)

Amanda Rose Riley's picture



Extraordinary - Reprise/mashup (50/90 challenge demo)

Liner Notes: 

So here's the grand conclusion to my mini musical! It's never going to be on Broadway, or even off-off-Broadway, but it became what I wanted it to be. I wouldn't really count this song towards my 50 (I expect to go well over 50 anyway so it doesn't matter), but thought I would post the complete musical experience. I thought it would be kinda fun and interesting to conclude my "musical" with a bit of a mash-up of some of the earlier songs. I didn't write any new lyrics or melodies so that's why I wouldn't count it. I just took pieces from a bunch of different songs, switched up some of the lyrics to reflect the development, and then mashed them all together in a way that seemed coherent even though they came from various keys, rhythms, and themes. I liked it.

(About the musical: I set myself to write a mini musical over the course of a few days called "Extraordinary." It actually stems for a story idea I had as a child about a girl who went through her whole life trying to be extraordinary by trying out all these different things and pushing herself to her limits, but never satisfied because she never had any extraordinary accomplishments, and at the end she realized that all her efforts actually made her extraordinary. I suppose it reflected my own tendencies and I wanted to reassure myself that I am great in my own way, so the songs were somewhat autobiographical.)


I've always been
And now I've seen the weight that I can carry
I've always been extraordinary

Now that I've arrived
Now that I've seen what I'm meant to see
I'm not perfect
But I am someone
I'll bring my voice
And I will make you proud

I've always been extraordinary

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


motisbeard's picture

You ARE great in your own way. This video is proof!

There was a rough spot the first time you changed tempo, but that doesn't matter at all here, and when you changed tempo again later it totally worked and I realized what it was that confused me the first time. . . and then I was impressed with the tempo change; that kind of thing is bold and not terribly easy to do.

Aside from that, gee, you have a nice voice and a confident right hand, and it's charming to watch you perform.

wacha's picture

I have not listened to the rest of the musical but I will say this song may be part of a larger sum but works well on it's own. Very nice message, nice job!