Stop The World- I Want To Get Off is a title for our times. The stage show premiered on London’s West End in 1961. It told the story of a young man’s rise from lowly tea boy to rich dude. The setting was a circus; every time something bad happened to the lead character, he said “Stop the world.” Disappointed that it’s not about the apocalypse? Audiences in the Sixties were not.
On to the covers, we have the original Broadway cast album and the 1966 movie soundtrack album:
There was a 1978 revival of the show on Broadway. Here’s the revival soundtrack starring Sammy Davis Jr: