When we talk about inspiration, music comes as one of the alternative resources to find it. In my previous post, I’ve talked about some Disney Songs that can give some boost to your inspiration. Some of the few comments I received in the post are a bit unexpected.
Even though not everybody is a huge fan, Disney songs are indeed have their magic to motivate us in various aspect of life. This happened to me once.
I remember when I was a kid, I used to sing ‘A Whole New World’ a lot, the thematic song of Aladdin movie. The lyric has this ‘magical’ touch of making your brain to imagine a bizarre wonderful world, while the tone made your heart to ‘fly’ inside that whole new world. What made it funny is that I’m not really a fan of Aladdin movie, but I really like the song
Perhaps this is the right time to continue talking about inspiring Disney songs. You may want to read and listen to the songs of previous two categories, if you want. Let’s move to the next category within my playlist.
Inspiration: Human Relationship
The third category is about human relationship. Classic Disney movies, such as Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, usually deal with love relationship (a charming prince saves a damsel in distress). The more modern Disney movies deal with various type of relationship, such as the sisterhood relationship in Frozen, or a family relationship in Brave.
This is a few Disney songs that have been my favorite within this category:
1. You’ll be in My Heart (OST Tarzan – Glenn Close / Phil Collins)
“Come stop your crying
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight
I will protect you
From all around you
I will be here
Don’t you cry”
I really like this song because of its calm tone, while the lyric is always successful to make heart at ease. If you feel lonely because nobody cares for you, listening to this song can make you relieved a bit. Additionally, you can use this song to help your friend or your beloved one. Just sing this song together and both of you will smile together
In the Tarzan (Disney) movie, this song is used in a scene when baby Tarzan’s adoptive gorilla mother, Kala (voiced by Glenn Close), sings in order to make him stop crying. She says that she will always protect her baby, and everything will be fine. She tells him that “you will be in my heart always”, thus the song comes in play. In the movie, you can only hear one verse sung by Glenn Close and Phil Collin, while the full version can be heard at the end credit scene.
(YouTube Video credit goes to “+++YES+++”)
2. Aloha, E Komo Mai (OST Lilo & Stitch – Jump5)
“You’ll find the place where you belong
A family to call your own
Where you feel at home
Lilo & Stitch is one of Disney movies that focused on family relationship. In Hawaiian, Ohana means family. Whenever you feel that you don’t have a place to call ‘Home’, try to look into your own family. Sometimes you just don’t realize that you are already at ‘Home’ with your family actually has a deep care for you.
This ear-catchy song was the main theme song for Lilo & Stitch franchise and performed by Stitch and Jump5, an American pop group.
(YouTube Video credit goes to “Hello and Welcome!”)
3. Beauty and The Beast (OST Beauty and The Beast – Angela Lansbury / Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion)
“Just a little change
Small, to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast”
Here we are, dancing in the middle of the capacious ballroom with exotic chandelier and no witness. Time is not moving here. Just the two of us in the world, dancing to the sweetest song ever written. Only you and me, Beauty and the Beast.
Okay, I’m just a bit melancholic whenever I hear this song. The lyric of this song describe the growing relationship between the main characters, Belle (The Beauty here) and the Beast. In the movie, the song is performed by Mrs. Potts (voiced by Angela Lansbury), and later released as a single with Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion as the main singers.
The above iTunes badge will direct you to the Angela Lansbury version. For the Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion version, you can click here to get it on iTunes.</p>
(YouTube Video credit goes to “DanceOn”)
Inspiration: A Hope
The fourth category is about hope. In my opinion, there are two essential lessons taught in all Disney movies: Imagination and Hope. You always have the hope to see a whole new world outside your home (e.g.: Aladdin, Little Mermaid), the hope to meet a charming prince (e.g.: Snow White, Cinderella), the hope to find the truth behind your adventure (e.g.: Atlantis the Lost Empire, Wreck-it-Ralph), or the hope to deal with changes in your environment (e.g.: Inside Out). You may want to watch those movies to kindle your hope for specific things.
Among several Original Disney Soundtracks, there are two songs that catch my attention to be included in my inspiring Disney Song playlist:
1. A dream is a wish your heart makes (OST Cinderella – Ilene Woods/ Lily James)
“Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true”
I think the most important in the lyric is that if we keep on believing, we will finally make our dream come true. Well of course you need the effort and persistence to reach it like I’ve mentioned in my earlier post, but we need to carve our dream in our heart. Else, we may never make it come true.
In the animated movie Cinderella (1950), the song is performed by Cinderella (voiced by Ilene Woods) to encourage her animal friends to never stop dreaming and keep on believing. This movie is remade later as live-action movie in 2015, and the song is performed by Lily James at credit scene. Lily James plays the role of Cinderella in this live version.
The above iTunes badge will direct you to the Ilene Woods version. For the Lily James version, you can click here to get it on iTunes.
(YouTube Video credit goes to “baby veron”)
2. A Whole New World (OST Aladdin – Brad Kane & Lea Salonga)
“A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming”
Ok, we arrive to this one finally. This is the most wonderful song I’ve ever heard to kindle my hope. Well, people may have different opinion regarding the meaning of this song because this can also be categorized as love song. However, I really like the scene where the song is performed, thus I feel it fitter in Hope song category.
In the animated movie, it was sung by Aladdin’s singing voice – Brad Kane – and Jasmine’s singing voice – Lea Salonga – who is also the singing voice of Mulan (from the Disney Movie Mulan). The lyric tells about the new world that they are about to discover together while their love for each other blossomed. Sounds exciting and romantic, doesn’t it?
The above iTunes badge will direct you to the Brad Kane & Lea Salonga version. For the Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle version, you can click here to get it on iTunes.
(YouTube Video credit goes to “Kayla Marie”)
Bonus Inspiration: Going from Zero to Hero
When I did my little research for my blog name, I’ve found a Disney song that told exactly about a journey from zero to hero. This song is listed as one of the original soundtrack from Hercules movie. The lyric summarize his journey from being nothing (a Zero) into a Hero. Enjoy the song
(YouTube Video credit goes to “vmville”)
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Do you Find My Best Disney Songs to Your Liking?
So, we have come to the conclusion once again. I hope you can find some of the Disney songs to your liking and keep you inspired all the time. Perhaps someday I will post again about other inspiring Disney songs in my playlist. If you have different opinion than mine, or maybe you have other inspiring Disney songs in your mind, do left a comment below.
I’m sure we have a different taste, hence lead to different opinion regarding the best Disney Songs that can keep you inspired and motivated. However, remember that whatever songs you find inspiring, it will be merely a normal song without you taking action. Listen, get inspired, keep motivated, than take action to reach your success goal.
You can go back to this post if you want to read about other inspiring Disney songs. Happy listening
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