I'm normally not a HUGE fan of music in television shows, just because it can go horribly wrong, but I didn't really mind here. I love Winter Wrap Up and have been singing it in my head since I first heard it! Sweetie Belle's Lullaby was unexpected, but fun!Go, Twinny! Did you end up having a favorite episode? And what'd you think of the songs?
I personally loved Sweetie Belle's lullaby; it was so stylistically unexpected for me, taking on a 50s R&B/Soul feel compared to the others, that were either directly based on musicals or had more of a pop/rock underbelly/persuasion.
In fact, of everything that the show has going against it in terms of capturing male audiences, I think the music would be one of the hardest sells. Most guys I know don't really like musical numbers. Quite a few girls I know don't like them, either. This got me thinking that pretty much every show I've loved has had at least one entirely musical episode; Scrubs, Daria, Buffy. FiM hasn't really had a musical episode but it doesn't shy away from its music, either.
It's really really hard for me to pick a favorite episode, but if I was forced to it would have to be "Dragon Shy". I don't remember if you ever answered or not, but do you have a favorite episode, Twinny?