Annie - Songs

Composer: Charles Strouse

Lyricist: Martin Charnin


Most of the songs from "Annie" are easily forgotten, but one song became a huge hit. “Tomorrow,” sung by Aileen Quinn in the movie, is a beautiful song of hope for a better world someday in the near future.

Five songs from the original Broadway version of "Annie" were eliminated in the movie version. However, four new songs were added, including two that are sung by Annie (Aileen Quinn).

It’s the Hard-Knock Life

The girls in the orphanage sing that “It’s a Hard-Knock Life” when you are an orphan. This song is accompanied by acrobatic dancing by the girls.


Annie sings “Maybe” things will be better someday while trying to comfort Molly after she has had a nightmare.

Dumb Dog

Annie finds a dog, Sandy, and she tells him that he is a “Dumb Dog” because he keeps following her.


Annie and the other orphans sing a song about Annie’s new dog, Sandy.

I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

After Annie arrives at Warbucks’ mansion, she says, “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here.” This song is accompanied by energetic dancing.

Little Girls

A drunk Miss Hannigan sings about the difficulties in managing an orphanage for “Little Girls.” This is a very humorous number, performed to perfection in the film by Carol Burnett.

Let’s Go to the Movies

Annie asks if she could see a movie and when Daddy Warbucks agrees, everyone sings, “Let’s Go to the Movies.” This song is accompanied by energetic dancing.

We Got Annie

After Daddy Warbucks agrees to adopt Annie, an elated Grace tells the household staff, “We Got Annie.” This song is accompanied by energetic dancing.


Daddy Warbucks goes to see Miss Hannigan about adopting Annie and he tells her to “Sign” the adoption papers.

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

Easy Street

After they find the second half of Annie’s locket, Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily sing that they will be on “Easy Street” once they claim Annie and extort money from Daddy Warbucks.