The Goodbye Girl


Writers: Marvin Hamlisch David Zippel


  • This Is as Good as It Gets—Paula and Lucy
  • No More—Paula
  • A Beat Behind—Paula, Billy and Ensemble
  • This Is as Good as It Gets (Reprise)-- Lucy, Melanie and Cynthia
  • My Rules—Elliot and Paula
  • Good News, Bad News—Elliot, Paula and Lucy
  • Footsteps—Paula and Lucy
  • How Can I Win? -- Paula
  • Richard Interred—Elliot, Paula, Lucy, Mark, Mrs. Crosby, Donna and Ensemble
  • How Can I Win? (Reprise) -- Paula
  • Good News, Bad News (Reprise)-- Elliot
  • Too Good to Be Bad—Paula, Donna and Jenna
  • 2 Good 2 Be Bad—Mrs. Crosby
  • Who Would've Thought? -- Paula, Elliot, Lucy, Melanie and Cynthia
  • Paula (An Improvised Love Song) -- Elliot and Paula
  • Who Would've Thought? (Reprise) -- Lucy, Melanie and Cynthia
  • I Think I Can Play This Part—Elliot
  • Jump for Joy—Paula and Ensemble
  • What a Guy—Paula
  • Finale—Paula, Elliot and Lucy

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

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