3. Sing Sweet Nightingale (Cinderella)
Sing sweet nightingale, high above
2. I See the Light (Tangled)
All those days watching from the windows
All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I've been
Now I'm here blinking in the starlight
Now I'm here suddenly I see
Standing here it's all so clear
I'm where I'm meant to be
And at last I see the light
And it's like the fog has lifted
And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
This is a beautiful song and one of my favorite stunning Disney movie moments that begins when Rapunzel and Flynn first arrive at the kingdom and have a day of meeting the locals, investigating books, and dancing over street drawings before heading out to the water to watch the lamps for the lost princess rise in the sky. It's also the part where Rapunzel fulfills one dream and realizes it's okay to move on and find a new one.
Fun facts: Alan Menken, who composed "Go the Distance," also composed "I See the Light" from Tangled, "Part of Your World" and "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid, and "A Whole New World" from Aladdin, among other Disney hits. Also, Glenn Slater wrote the lyrics for "I See the Light" and David Zippel the lyrics for "Go the Distance." Zippel also co-wrote with Matthew Wilder "Reflection" from Mulan.
On a final, honorable-mention-type note, the message in "Reflection" also speaks strongly to my heart, as it surely does to others who have struggled against social or other expectations and stereotypes to instead be seen, respected, and loved for who they are on a deeper level. It's that level on which we want to know and be known, and it's works of art such as these that draw us there together...Plus, they're really fun to listen to.
What are your favorite Disney songs? There are so many great ones, I'm excited to hear your thoughts!
Sing Sweet Nightingale: http://es.disney.wikia.com/wiki/Oh,_Sing_Sweet_Nightingale
I See the Light: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:TAngled_i_see_the_light_wa_1_by_yamakara-d33mv3a.jpg
Go the Distance: http://glee.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Nayaforever/I_Can_Go_the_Distance