- Kiss the Girl
"Kiss the Girl" is an
Academy Award-nominated calypso song from Disney's 1989animated film "The Little Mermaid", composed by Alan Menkenwith lyrics by Howard Ashman. In the film, the song was performed by Samuel E. Wright. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Songsimultaneously with another song from the film, " Under the Sea", which eventually won the award.
At the point in the film where this song is sung, Ariel has already been turned into a human by Ursula, but can no longer speak. Unless Ariel can get her true love,
Prince Eric, to kiss her before three days is up, she will turn back into a mermaid and Ursula will own her. While the two are sitting in a boat in a lagoon, Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle try to get Ariel and Eric to kiss so Ariel will become human permanently. Sebastian suggests that Eric wants to kiss Ariel but he is too shy to do so, and that he should just go ahead and "kiss the girl" to see if she likes him too.
Notable recordings of "Kiss the Girl"
Country music band
Little Texasrecorded a version on the 1996 album "The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney". This rendition peaked at #52 on the Hot Country Songscharts.
Peter Andréperformed a remix version of the song in 1998, where it got to number 9 in the UK Singles Chart.
Name = Kiss the Girl
September 6, 2006(U.S. radio)
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Modern Rock
Length = 3:24
Label = Walt Disney/Hollywood
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman
Last single = —
This single = "Kiss the Girl" (2006)
Next single = "Last Christmas" (2006)
In 2006, when "The Little Mermaid" was re-released on DVD as a 2-Disc Platinum Edition, another rendition of the song was recorded, this time performed by
Ashley Tisdale. The song was first heard on Radio Disney on September 4, 2006, and the music video premiered on September 6, 2006 on Disney Channel, immediately following an episode of the sitcom " The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" , as well as being featured on the DVD itself. It was also included on DisneyMania 5, released on March 27, 2007.
The song's music video consists of a girl at a school dance. As she hangs out with her friends, she notices a boy repeatedly glancing at her. The boy's friend encourages him to talk to Ashley, but every time he gets close, she goes somewhere else. The video ends with Ashley asking him to dance, and then at the end Ashley kisses him on the cheek.
Prior to the popularity of Tisdale's version of "Kiss the Girl",
Tooth Tuneseven included the song in one of their products. [cite web|url=http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/tooth-tunes-musical-toothbrush--ashley-tisdale-kiss-the-girl-5|title=Kiss the Girl on Tooth|]
In the first week of
April 2007, Tisdale's version of "Kiss the Girl" managed to debut on the Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singlesat #16 (which is equivalent to #116). One week later, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100at #81, becoming Tisdale's third charting single (if not including her songs that have charted from " High School Musical") in her career, following her solo singles " Be Good to Me" and "He Said She Said"
No Secrets' version of this song was featured on the original DisneyMania, released on September 17, 2002.
*Vitamin C's version was featured on
DisneyMania 3, released February 15, 2005.
*Ashley Tisdale's version was included on "
DisneyMania 5", released on March 27, 2007.
Colbie Calliat's version was included on DisneyMania 6, released on May 20, 2008. [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015HZAPC Amazon.com: Disneymania Vol. 6: Various Artists: Music] ]
* [http://www.ashleymusic.com Official Site]
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