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Battle of the Bands: Who Is the Best Roxie Hart?

Welcome to another round of the Battle of the Bands. This month’s battle is inspired by a late-night scroll on Instagram. I was looking at random videos on the social media app one day recently when I spotted a video of Brandy Norwood, one of my favorite performers from the 90s, singing “Roxie” from Chicago (might I say that she did a hell of a job too!). Coupled with the fact that I will be performing a “stay-at-home” music video version of “Cell Block Tango” with my friends (which I will share when it is finished(, I thought to make this battle all about Chicago, specifically Roxie. All that jazz!

But, as I was researching about the various actresses who have performed as Roxie Hart over the years, I discovered that another favorite singer from the 1990s and 2000s had played the aspiring vaudevillian and murderess: Michelle Williams from the legendary group Destiny’s Child. As I made this discovery, I thought to myself: which one of my favorite singers in the 90s/2000s was the best Roxie Hart?

And thus, here we are today: this is the theme of this month’s Battle of the Bands. Listen to both versions of “Roxie” and choose your favorite. Let me know of your choice in the comments. Voting will end on February 28. Enjoy!

Brandy as Roxie Hart (2015/2017)


Michelle Williams as Roxie Hart (2009-10)

Who Will It Be?

Now it is your turn to vote! Who will be the victor? Tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

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The Results for “A Tale of Two 80s Songs”

Thank you to everyone who voted in the past battle “A Tale of Two 80s Songs”. The winner is…

David Bowie!

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Battle of the Bands: A Tale of Two 80s Songs

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This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Arlee Bird

    It’s almost a draw I’d say, but I’m going to weight my vote to give Brandy a win. She gives the song more flair in my opinion.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. Stephanie

    Oh wow, they both are such amazing singers! Such a hard choice, but if I have to go with one over the other it’d have to be Brandy’s version.

  3. Renee

    I am a big David bowie fan! Great post!

    1. Meera

      I don’t know who is Roxie Hart lol.. but sounds interesting. I’ll Google about them..👍🏻

  4. Melanie williams

    Oh wow what a battle, my mum absolutely loves Chicago the musical so this is her kind of thing for sure x

  5. Neely

    I personally loved Michelle Williams as roxy. But brandy is good too

  6. Mary

    I liked them both but I think Brandy was just a bit better! It seemed just a little more upbeat and fun.

  7. Renata - byemyself

    Good – yet difficult – question. I find both ladies just sensational!

  8. Knycx Journeying

    Chicago is one of my favorite musical and thanks for bringing up this discussion! My vote goes to Michelle – Knycx Journeying

  9. Anosa

    For me it has to be Brandy, I love her singing more than Michelle

  10. Monidipa

    Both are great in their own way. But I like Brandy as Roxie Hart more.

  11. Sarah

    I can’t decide! I really like both of them and think they both have great voices!

  12. sumit walia

    Michelle Williams is to whom my vote goes to, for the depth in her voice

  13. Merveille

    Oh waoh! I felt so confused by the title of this post. I had to google who Roxie Hart was for a second there. I had no idea at first but you really go in-depth into explaining who she was. These two singers seem pretty amazing to me. Thank you for opening my eyes to the world of Roxie Hart.

  14. Kenneth

    im not familiar with both artist,,,,will try listen in some of their songs…

  15. Fransic Verso

    Amazing singers and they almost a draw. But I also have to go with Brandy if I have to choose one.

  16. Rose Ann Sales

    I’ll go for Brandy. Her voice is a breeze.

  17. Nikki Wayne

    It’s a nice song and I love both versions.

  18. Rochelle

    I’m very unfamiliar with Roxie Hart but I do know both these singers, they are absolutely sensational with just different tones and style of singing but still great

  19. Emily Fata

    It’s so hard to decide who’s the better Roxie Hart. I can’t decide which is better performed.

  20. alita pacio

    I think they’re both amazing singers. I cannot choose

  21. Ashli

    I am going to vote Brandi! I love her and think she did amazing!

  22. You can’t make me choose…. Both of these women are phenomenal and brought something to the table with their unique interpretation of the character.

  23. Edel Curran

    Wow! What a close battle! I think Brandy had a slight edge over Michelle though. 😊

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