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    Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Jul 30, 2016

    Everyone Needs To Stop Hating On "Cheer Up Charlie" From "Willy Wonka"

    Hear me out!

    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is a classic film with an even more classic soundtrack.

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    For example, “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket" is an iconic duet with some seriously amazing choreography.

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    “I Want It Now” is the perfect anthem for when you want something and you want it now, goddamnit.

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    And who could forget "Cheer Up Charlie," A BEAUTIFUL TEAR-JERKER OF A BALLAD THAT IS IN NO WAY THE MOST SKIPPABLE PART OF WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

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    YOU HEARD ME!!!

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    For some unknown reason, people seem to really hate "Cheer Up Charlie."

    Is it the *song* that people can't stand?

    Or is it the scene alone that pains them?

    Either way, people *really* don’t like it.

    But hold the phone a second, because maybe we're being a bit unfair.

    There's actually a lot to like about "Cheer Up Charlie."

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    For one, the song is about a mother who is just at a complete loss as to what to do to make her son happy!!!

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    Relatable, is it not? I mean, you don't have to be Charlie Bucket's mom to know what it's like to feel helpless!

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    Not to mention, the vocals are ANGELIC.

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    And can we talk about the lyrics?

    If you have a heart, you've got to feel something listening to these words.

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    😭 😭 😭

    As for the visuals, sure, nothing too interesting happens in this scene but what do you expect Charlie's mom to be doing while she is sad over her son being MISERABLE???

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    WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, MRS. BUCKET.

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    And to be honest, we've all been in Charlie's shoes too. Haven't you ever stormed off and had a pity party for yourself?

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    Lastly, I'll have you know that all of that emotion is packed into only two minutes and 30 seconds!

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    INCREDIBLE!

    All I'm saying is that it's a moving and relatable song/scene that doesn't even take up that much of your time.

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    Come now, what's so skippable about that?

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