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Little Mermaid Songs: 10 Most Popular Songs From The Little Mermaid

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Best Little Mermaid Songs

Best Little Mermaid Songs

It's no secret that The Little Mermaid has the best and most popular Disney songs of all time. The Disney musical film has a bunch of Disney songs perfect for both children and adults. Listed below is the ranking of the top 10 songs from The Little Mermaid.

1. "Part of Your World"

"Part of Your World" is a power ballad Disney song from the best musical animated films The Little Mermaid. It was the first song composed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken for the movie. Several media publications rank this song among the greatest Disney songs ever written. Critics expressed different interpretations of this song from seeking independence to LGBT rights.

"Part of Your World" serves as the theme song for the movie. It gives an overview of what Ariel, the mermaid princess, wants to achieve by the end of the story. In this song, Ariel expresses her fascination with the human world. She reveals her extensive collection of human artifacts. She explains her strong desire to become a human after falling in love with Eric, a human prince.

Oh, up where they walk, up where they run

Up where they stay all day in the sun

Wandering free, wish I could be

Part of that world

2. "Under the Sea"

"Under the Sea" is undoubtedly one of the biggest Disney songs from the movie The Little Mermaid. It is a song filled with bubbly wordplay and cheerful tunes. "Under the Sea" engages the audience to love everything on the ocean floor. It has blended styles of Reggae and Caribbean Calypso music. The song has won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The song is a request of the crab Sebastian to Ariel to remain under the sea. He warns her of the struggles that humans face every day. Sebastian encourages Ariel to enjoy the care-free life they have underwater.

Under the sea

Under the sea

Darling it's better

Down where it's wetter

Take it from me

Up on the shore they work all day

Out in the sun they slave away

While we devotin'

Full time to floatin'

Under the sea

3. "Kiss the Girl"

"Kiss the Girl" is a Disney ballad with many nominations from different organizations. It was nominated for the Best Original Song at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Samuel Wright recorded it in his movie role as Sebastian. "Kiss the Girl" has an Afro-Caribbean style of music.

This song celebrates the enchantment of a first kiss right before it happens. "Kiss the Girl" is a memorable song in the movie wherein Sebastian teases Ariel and Prince Eric to kiss. Ariel had an agreement with Ursula and exchanged her voice to become a human. If Ariel can't get her true love and no one kisses her within the first three days, she will turn back into a mermaid.

Sha-la-la-la-la-la

My, oh my

Looks like the boy's too shy

Ain't gonna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la

Ain't that sad

It's such a shame, too bad

You're gonna miss the girl

Go on and kiss the girl (kiss the girl)

4. "Poor Unfortunate Souls"

"Poor Unfortunate Souls" is the fifth song in The Little Mermaid. It is a song with a mix of Burlesque and Broadway theater styles. Accompanied by Gothic organ music, Pat Carroll makes this song convincing and compelling.

Ursula uses the song to entice Ariel to trade her voice for an opportunity to be a human. It serves as Ursula's incantation ritual to seduce Ariel. In this song, Ursula reveals all the poor unfortunate souls she has helped. In the end, Ursula made Ariel believe in her magic acts and let her agree to the sign-and-trade deal.

Those poor unfortunate souls

So sad, so true

They come flocking to my cauldron

crying "Spells, Ursula, please!"

And I help them? Yes, I do

5. "Les Poissons"

"Les Poissons" is a humorous hit Disney song from the movie The Little Mermaid. Sung by a happy chef, the song brings entertainment to the actuality of a mermaid in a rapacious human world. Sebastian got trapped in a kitchen with Chef Louis, and he saw all the dead fishes and other sea animals in the room. The scene serves as an eye-opener for Sebastian on how cruel the human world is. It ends with a perfect chase scene between Sebastian and Chef Louis.

Les poissons, les poissons

How I love les poissons!

Love to chop

And to serve little fish.

Les poissons, les poissons

Hee-hee-hee, hon-hon-hon

With a cleaver I hack them in two.

6. "Fathoms Below"

In the ship, Prince Eric and the sailors sing "Fathoms Below." It is an introduction song to the film talking about the legend of the merfolk. The song shows the sailors' curiosity about the underwater world. At the same time, it slightly foreshadows the love story of Ariel and Prince Eric. The deep blue sea is a mysterious playground for different creatures. According to scientists, they discovered only less than 10% of it. In the real world, we share the same viewpoints with Prince Eric and his sailors.

Heave-ho

Heave-ho

Heave-ho

In mysterious fathoms below

Fathoms below, below

From whence wayward westerlies blow

Where Triton is king and his merpeople sing

In mysterious fathoms below

7. "She's in Love"

How would you know if your sister is in love? Does she always dress up? Does she sing all the time? "She's in Love" is a song performed by Flounder and Ariel's sisters. In this song, Ariel's sisters notice her strange and surprising actions. They see that she blushes, she's gleaming and acts like she's losing her head. Finally, they all come up with the conclusion that she has fallen in love with someone.

She’s in love!

She’s in love!

Plain to see!

No mistake!

Look at those moonbeams in her wake!

Obvious what they must be symptoms of

She’s in love!

She’s in love!

She’s in love!

8. "Daughters of Triton"

"Daughters of Triton" is sung in the movie by King Triton's eldest daughters - Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana. The song is supposedly a debut concert for Ariel. But Ariel failed to attend, causing the performance to stop. Ever wonder how the performance would look like if Ariel showed up?

Ah, we are the daughters of Triton

Great father who loves us and named us well

Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana

And then there is the youngest in her musical debut

Our seventh little sister, we're presenting her to you

To sing a song Sebastian wrote, her voice is like a bell

She's our sister, Ari

9. "The World Above"

"The World Above" describes Ariel's appreciation of the human world. She mentions how different the human world from the world she has underwater in a positive way. She feels strange about the feeling, yet she feels a new person in the world above. She thinks that she's been living in a wrong world that is under the sea. You can see both the admiration and loneliness in her song.

This is where I belong,

Beneath the clear wide blue here!

I feel completely new here in the world above!

It’s like my life was wrong

And somehow, now, at last I’m in

My own skin

Up here in the world above!

10. "Her Voice"

Do you believe in love at first sight? How about love at first hear? It seems odd, but Prince Eric shows both could happen. "Her Voice" is Prince Eric's song for the girl who saved him and sang for him, Ariel. In this song, Prince Eric describes Ariel's voice as sweet as an angel and as warm as the blue sky. It is one of the most lovely and dreamy songs out of all princes' Disney songs.

Somewhere there's a girl

Who's like the shimmer of the wind upon the water

somewhere there's a girl

Who's like the glimmer of the sunlight on the sea

Somewhere there's a girl

Who's like a swell of endless music

Somewhere she is singing

And her song is meant for me

The Little Mermaid Songs in a Musical Theater

Continuation List of Little Mermaid Songs

Best Little Mermaid Songs of All Time

Little Mermaid SongsArtistsLittle Mermaid Characters

11. "Positoovity"

Eddie Korbich

Scuttle

12. "Human Stuff"

Eddie Korbich

Scuttle

13. "I Want the Good Times Back"

Sherie Rene Scott

Ursula

14. "Sweet Child"

Tyler Maynard and Derrick Baskin

Flotsam and Jetsam

15. "Beyond My Wildest Dreams"

Sierra Boggess and Heidi Blickenstaff

Ariel and Carlotta

16. "If Only"

Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis

Ariel and Triton

17. "Daddy's Little Angel"

Sherie Rene Scott, Tyler Maynard, Derrick Baskin

Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam

18. "One Step Closer"

Sean Palmer

Prince Eric

19. "The Contest"

Jonathan Freeman

Grimsby

20. "Finale"

Sierra Boggess and Sean Palmer

Ariel and Prince Eric

The Little Mermaid Songs in a Musical Theater

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