Which Disney Song?

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Which Disney Song?#0
Posted: 8/18/04 at 3:42am
I am in my church youth choir. Each year we have a fund raiser show. This year the theme is Disney. The shows always have a large attendence of usually over 2,000 people.

We do many group numbers, but we are allowed to audition for solos also. The choir director told me that I need not audition, but just tell her which song I want to sing and it is done.

So, I ask you this. What do you recommend? I am a tenor with a baritone range. I want to keep away from way over-done songs, ie A WHOLE NEW WORLD.

I am leaning towards I WAN'NA BE LIKE YOU from The Jungle Book.

SIDENOTE: We will also be performing at Disney World Which Disney Song?
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Updated On: 8/18/04 at 03:42 AM
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re: Which Disney Song?#1
Posted: 8/18/04 at 3:47am
And, side thought, why do the girls get the best solo Disney songs?

Part of Your World, Beauty and the Beast, I Won't Say (I'm in Love), etc

But the guys do get the best solo/group songs...

Be Our Guest, Gaston, Kiss the Girl, Under the Sea
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re: Which Disney Song?#2
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:00am
does "If I Can't Love Her" count? or does it need to be from a movie?

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re: Which Disney Song?#3
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:52am
I wouldn't say the girls have the best songs. I really like Hercules' I Can Go the Distance.
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re: Which Disney Song?#4
Posted: 8/18/04 at 8:08am
this isn't a suggestion for you but please please please do Zero to Hero from Hercules with your choir! SUCH a fun song!

I'd have to agree with your pick for I Wanna Be Like You. Good luck!
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re: Which Disney Song?#5
Posted: 8/18/04 at 8:28am
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re: Which Disney Song?#6
Posted: 8/18/04 at 8:32am
Isn't there a guy's solo in Sleeping Beauty? or is that a duet w/ the girl?....I can't remember
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re: Which Disney Song?#7
Posted: 8/18/04 at 8:41am
I know the one you mean CO, "Once Upon a Dream" I think?
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re: Which Disney Song?#8
Posted: 8/18/04 at 9:21am
I love the more obscurer Disney songs - like my favorite Disney song is "Fortuosity." There are many, many songs that don't appear in the animated films that are just as fun and not as overused.

Let me know if I can be of any help - Disney music is one of my passions.

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re: Which Disney Song?#9
Posted: 8/18/04 at 9:25am
ONCE UPON A DREAM is mainly a song sung by Briar Rose, but her Prince chimes in for a bit towards the end.
"Noah, someday we'll talk again. But there's things we'll never say. That sorrow deep inside you. It inside me, too. And it never go away. You be okay. You'll learn how to lose things..."
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re: Which Disney Song?#10
Posted: 8/18/04 at 11:43am
one note-

i've heard that disney does not allow groups to perform "disney songs" at disney.
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re: Which Disney Song?#11
Posted: 8/18/04 at 11:44am
Interesting - I've heard the same thing. I didn't even read that in your original message.
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re: Which Disney Song?#12
Posted: 8/18/04 at 11:45am
I Can Go The Distance -- hercules
Out There - Hunchback
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re: Which Disney Song?#13
Posted: 8/18/04 at 11:49am
Go the Distance-Hercules
If I Can't Love Her-Beauty and the Beast (Broadway)

"Go the Distance" is for a high tenor, or at least the Michael Bolton (ugh) version. I sang it last year, and the range is extremely high, a C sharp above middle C at one point.

"If I Can't Love Her" is great for a baritone, highest note being an F above middle C. I reccomend this over "Go the Distance" for sure. It's also very powerful when acted a little.
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re: Which Disney Song?#14
Posted: 8/18/04 at 11:54am
Yes, I should have clarified.

We are peforming the Disney songs for the fundraiser, not at Disney world itself.
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re: Which Disney Song?#15
Posted: 8/18/04 at 12:44pm
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re: Which Disney Song?#16
Posted: 8/18/04 at 12:49pm
"I Wanna Be Like You" sounds like it could be very cool, but "I Could Go the Distance" would be great, too.
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re: Which Disney Song?#17
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:54pm
How can you be a tenor with a baritone range?
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re: Which Disney Song?#18
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:58pm
I guess it would be baritone with tenor range. I can go as low as I need but can also hit a high b-flat with no strain.

Baritenor?
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re: Which Disney Song?#19
Posted: 8/18/04 at 3:20pm
Yes you can be a bari-tenor...there's such a thing Seany. Traditionally, a lot of Broadway males are bari-tenors because they have the higher flexibility to sing tenor pieces, but the low notes to sing the real baritone parts.

I'm a bari-tenor too Priest, same exact high note too. GOOD FORTUNE BARI-TENORS!
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re: Which Disney Song?#20
Posted: 8/18/04 at 3:23pm
I hate the baritenor moniker. You're just a dramatic tenor if you can hit a B flat.
:)

I would suggest picking up the Alan Menken songbook and singing "Proud of Your Boy." It's a song that was cut from Aladdin.
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re: Which Disney Song?#21
Posted: 8/18/04 at 3:38pm
"Go the Distance" is another great song - I prefer the Roger Bart movie version myself (a little bit more upbeat and moves more nicely) but I don't know if you can find that one in songbooks.

I'm probably no help at all as I am definitely not a singer and don't really know what the range for a bari-tenor would be! But I could list Disney songs for days so maybe if you could post some examples I could be more helpful?

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re: Which Disney Song?#22
Posted: 8/18/04 at 3:57pm
Bwaysinger---what is the context of 'Proud of Your Boy"? And is it with Ashman or Rice lyrics? It sounds interesting.
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re: Which Disney Song?#23
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:25pm
Priest - it's an Ashman/Menken song - written right before poor Howard passed away...

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re: Which Disney Song?#24
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:28pm
Here is a link to the lyrics...

It was written for the context of Aladdin singing to his mother about how he was going to be better than just a street rat and make his mother proud. I believe it would've been roughly around the time when he sings "One Jump (reprise)." But this was back when Aladdin was supposed to be a young boy with a mother so it doesn't exactly match up to the finished movie.

Hope this helps!
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