An actual music review! I’ve been meaning to do another one of these for a while now, and what better time to do it than now?
Disney has always been the king of animated musicals. It’s just their thing. The beautiful melodies that have come from the brilliant minds of people like the Sherman Brothers, Alan Menken, and Tim Rice have always enchanted us. It gives Disney that extra bit of magic. So without further ado, let’s review Part of Your World!
I love The Little Mermaid. It’s not too far down on the list of favorites. I love the story, the characters, and, most importantly, the music!
This song in particular is a song I listened to a lot growing up, mainly because it was on my Disney Sing-A-Long VHS. I practically have it memorized. But listening to it again…it really hasn’t changed, not that that’s a bad thing.
It’s just that it really doesn’t strike me as much as the other songs in the film do. Like I said, that’s not a bad thing. I like peaceful, beautiful songs every once and a while.
The lyrics are the best part in this song. They really punctuate Ariel’s curiosity of the human world. One could say it comes off as saying, “WHY CAN’T MY DADDY UNDERSTAND?!?!?!” Yeah, I thought that at one point too, but it’s a dream of hers. It’s something she has to get, no matter what. As much as her father wants her to stay out of the human world, she still persists what she wants. While that did end her up in a bit of trouble…
…it still was her dream. And in the world of Disney, dreams = good!
In conclusion, Part of Your World is a pleasant song that moves the story forward. While not as fun or memorable as Poor Unfortunate Souls or Under the Sea, it still is a classic song from a classic movie.
What did you think of it? Feel free to tell me!
See you later, Animators!