Sunday Sing-along: A Whole New World

Let’s tone it down a bit for this Sunday Sing-along.  Honestly, I had forgotten about this song until I heard it at the grocery store today.  Not the most romantic atmosphere, but the atmosphere directly responsible for bring you this glorious duet from 1992’s Aladdin.

If anything could describe this moment in Disney history, the totally appropriate word would be wonderful.  Is there really any better date idea than to board a flying carpet with your significant other and sore through the night sky past historic landmarks, skimming over a clear, reflective lake, and stopping only to pet a wild pony?  Perfection.  If anyone ever has the privilege to spend an evening like this, they must let us know.

And did anyone else never notice when they were a kid how very big and expressive Aladdin’s eyes are and how very sweetly sincere Jasmine is?  Classic Disney magic.

So sing along, enjoy, and experience a whole new world in your Monday!


Sunday Sing-along: Topsy Turvy

For this Sunday’s sing-along, I bring you a song that is, in my opinion, rather forgotten.  Perhaps that is because The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which premiered in 1996, may be a rather forgotten Disney film.  At least, I forgot about it for many years and if you poll people on their favorite Disney film, Hunchback is unlikely to be up there with The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.

That having been said, it is a stellar film.  I love theatrics and this film is nothing, if not theatrical.  The story is dramatic, the songs are high quality, and the characters are memorable.

“Topsy Turvy” is pure entertainment; we are thrown into the crowd as a spectator to an outrageously fun festival.  All the main characters (actually, it may be every character in the film…how’s that for theatrical!) appear in this segment, so if you haven’t seen Hunchback in years, I invite you to reacquaint yourself…and if you haven’t seen it at all, welcome to a very festive introduction.

So sing along, enjoy, and prepare for a theatrically topsy turvy Monday!