Oh Mary Poppins; what a truly sensational film! I recently re-watched the film for the first time in many years and I had forgotten just how magical it was! The music is incredible too; Julie Andrew’s voice is a force to be reckoned with!
The story is adapted and loosely based on some of the novels by UK author, P. L. Travers. Travers had several meetings with Walt Disney to discuss how he was and was not allowed to produce the film in relation to her character, Mary Poppins. These rather challenging meetings have since been turned into a film themselves, Saving Mr Banks.
The first song I want to include (‘Sister Suffragette’) is one which is based on the political movements at the time the film was set and shows Mrs Banks in support of the Suffragette’s in her own boisterous way.
Mary Poppins – ‘Sister Suffragette’
‘The Life I Lead’ is the next song and it also relates to way life was back then. It sees a rather detached yet forceful father, who wants the have children and wants the best for them, but wants no hand in raising them. This rather tongue-in-cheek song is amusing and proves to be another stand-out track for me.
Mary Poppins – ‘The Life I Lead’
Lastly is the rather obvious track, ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’; it’s a global favourite from the film and encompasses all the joys the film holds. Julie Andrews’ delivery of the song is perfect and cements the film in everyone’s minds. I don’t think it matters how many times you hear this song, it’s still as brilliant as the first time I heard it. It’s timeless.
Mary Poppins – ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’
What do you think of Mary Poppins? Have you got any different, favourite tracks from the film? Please share this with others on your social media accounts, thanks!
The Mary Poppins soundtrack is available for download now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mary-poppins-50th-anniversary/id738030537