In the ongoing saga of Marilyn, the Musical, Katharine McPhee's character, Karen Cartwright, sings this little ditty under the instruction of musician and writer Ryan Tedder. While the characters in Smash were clearly offended by the track, and just how removed it is from both musical theater and the story of Marilyn herself, the dance junkie in me couldn't help but think how well this would do on the dance floor. And it seems I'm not alone in this estimation, as Jody Den Broeder, Jump Smokers, and DJ Kue have mixed it for peak floor consumption. Each mix emphasizes just how good McPhee sounded in the original version. What makes this whole production that much more entertaining is how, unlike Glee, Smash is almost completely comprised of original musical works. "Touch Me" may just be the first one that's single and dance floor worthy.
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