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Disneys Superstar Hits: Ultimate Collection Of Movie Hits CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 63912475
UPC: 050086123179
UPC 14: 00050086123179
Release Date: 11/2/2004
Sales Rank: 1486
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Beauty and the Beast - (Beauty and the Beast, with Celine Dion/Peabo Bryson) ~ Disney
2. You'll Be in My Heart - (Tarzan, with Phil Collins) ~ Disney
3. Circle of Life - (The Lion King, with Elton John) ~ Disney
4. Reflection - (Mulan, with Christina Aguilera) ~ Disney
5. My Funny Friend and Me - (Emperor's New Groove, with Sting) ~ Disney
6. Colors of the Wind - (Pocahontas, with Vanessa Williams) ~ Disney
7. True to Your Heart - (Mulan, with 98ø/Stevie Wonder) ~ Disney
8. Strangers Like Me - (Tarzan, with Phil Collins) ~ Disney
9. He Lives in You - (The Lion King II, with Tina Turner) ~ Disney
10. When She Loved Me - (Toy Story 2, with Sarah McLachlan) ~ Disney
11. You've Got a Friend in Me - (Toy Story, with Randy Newman/Lyle Lovett) ~ Disney
12. Look Through My Eyes - (Brother Bear, with Phil Collins) ~ Disney
13. If I Didn't Have You - (Monsters Inc., with Billy Crystal/John Goodman) ~ Disney
14. Burning Love - (Lilo & Stitch, with Wynona) ~ Disney
15. Will the Sun Ever Shine Again - (Home on the Range, with Bonnie Raitt) ~ Disney
16. I'm Still Here - (Treasure Planet, with Johnny Rzeznik) ~ Disney

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote No small part of the reversal of fortune enjoyed by the animated-film division of the Walt Disney company starting in the late 1980s and continuing through the '90s and into the 2000s was the decision to make movie musicals using proven writing and performing talents from the worlds of musical theater and, particularly, adult contemporary pop. The renaissance really started in 1989 with show music writers Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's music for The Little Mermaid, which resulted not only in a box-office hit, but also a multi-platinum soundtrack. An important next step occurred with Menken and Ashman's Beauty and the Beast (1991) -- the title song sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson -- producing a Top Ten pop hit. The rest was history, and that history is reprised on this disc, which presents the work of pop stars on subsequent Disney animated features including The Lion King (1994; Elton John's "Circle of Life," written by John and show music veteran Tim Rice); Pocahontas (1995; Vanessa Williams' "Colors of the Wind," written by Menken and show music veteran Stephen Schwartz); Mulan (1998; Christina Aguilera's "Reflection," written by Matthew Wilder and show music veteran David Zippel); Tarzan (1999; Phil Collins' "You'll Be in My Heart" and "Strangers Like Me"); and The Emperor's New Groove (2000; Sting's "My Funny Friend & Me"). All of those tracks reached the pop and/or adult contemporary charts, and they are accompanied by the work of such distinguished and venerable pop figures as Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLachlan, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, and Wynonna. While the likes of John, Collins, and Sting no doubt wrote with a sense of the film characters and plots in mind, for the most part these songs do not seem tied specifically to those elements to the same extent that songs in the average Broadway musical are. Rather, they sound like the same kind of pop/rock these artists write and perform generally. The great exception here is the work of Newman, who has more of a movie background. True, from the first note his songs ("When She Loved Me," "You've Got a Friend in Me," "If I Didn't Have You") sound like Randy Newman songs, but the lyrics also relate to the characters in the films Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Monsters, Inc., especially "When She Loved Me," in which McLachlan sings touchingly in the voice of a doll abandoned by a little girl who has outgrown her. Still, for anyone unfamiliar with the use of these songs in the films with which they are associated (if there is such a person in existence), this album would sound more like a collection of 1990s to early-2000s adult contemporary/lite-FM rock than anything related to animated children's movies. (Oddly, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's "A Whole New World [Aladdin's Theme]" is missing from the collection.) ~ William Ruhlmann

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Dancin' Tunes
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Silly Songs
Muze Music Compilations Disney's Dance Along
Muze Music Compilations Lullaby Album Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Cars-Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks
Muze Music Compilations Cars
Muze Music Compilations Little Mermaid & Friends
Muze Music Compilations Disney's Karaoke Series:little Mermai
Muze Music Compilations Disney: Music Behind The Magic
Muze Music Compilations Disney's Birthday Party Album
Muze Music Compilations Children's Favorites Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Handy Manny
Muze Music Compilations Mulan:songs Story

Associated Artists and Works

Danny DeVito
Disney Read-Along
Aladdin: Special Edition Soundtrack [Remaster] ~ Disney Read-Along
Aladdin [Original Soundtrack] [Disney] [1992] ~ Disney Read-Along
Doodlebops (Kids) (The)
Gomez, Selena
Disney's Karaoke Series: High School Musical 2 ~ Karaoke
Children's Favorites, Vol. 2 [Super K] ~ Karaoke
Mickey Mouse Club
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Original Soundtrack
Lizzie McGuire: Total Party! ~ Original Soundtrack
Disney by Candlight ~ Original Soundtrack
Cinderella and Friends ~ Original Soundtrack
Chicken Little [Original Soundtrack] ~ Original Soundtrack
Disney's Karaoke Series: High School Musical 2 ~ Original Soundtrack
Cinderella and Friends ~ Original Soundtrack
Handy Manny ~ Original Soundtrack
Disney Pixar Greatest Hits ~ Original Soundtrack
Songs and Story: The Little Mermaid ~ Original Soundtrack
Toy Story: Songs & Story ~ Original Soundtrack
Songs and Story: Winnie the Pooh ~ Original Soundtrack
Disney Pixar Greatest Hits ~ Original Soundtrack
Up: Songs & Story ~ Original Soundtrack
Songs and Story: Toy Story 2 ~ Original Soundtrack
Cinderella: Songs & Story ~ Original Soundtrack
Songs and Story: Cars ~ Original Soundtrack
Riley, Chuck
Stiers, David Ogden
Dancin' Tunes ~ Various Artists
Disney: The Best of Silly Songs ~ Various Artists
My First Sing-Along: My First Princess Songs [Blis ~ Various Artists
Disney's Dance-Along ~ Various Artists
Disney's Lullaby Album, Vol. 2 ~ Various Artists
Cars: Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks ~ Various Artists
Little Mermaid and Friends ~ Various Artists
Mickey's Party Songs ~ Various Artists
Children's Favorites, Vol. 1 [Disney] ~ Various Artists
You'll Be in My Heart: The Essential Disney Love S ~ Various Artists
Princess Christmas Album ~ Various Artists
The Princess And The Frog: Tiana And Her Princess ~ Various Artists
The Princess And The Frog: Tiana And Her Princess ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/02/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 861 231
Music Label Name Label : Walt Disney
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00050086123179

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Disney
Product attributeLabel:   Walt Disney Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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