A Whole New World

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"A Whole New World"
Song by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga from the album Aladdin
Genre Film music
Length 2:40
Label Walt Disney
Composer Alan Menken
"A Whole New World"
Single by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
from the album Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side After The Kiss (instrumental)
Released November 5, 1992
Format CD, Audio cassette, 7"
Recorded 1992
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:05
Label Walt Disney, Columbia
Writer(s) Alan Menken (music)
Tim Rice (lyrics)[1]
Producer(s) Walter Afanasieff

"A Whole New World" is the Oscar winning featured pop single from the soundtrack to the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. It was composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice.[1] The song is a ballad between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine about the new world they are going to discover together while riding on Aladdin's magic carpet. The original version was sung by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga during the film. They also performed the song in their characters at the 65th Academy Awards, where it won Best Song.[1]

A single version of the song was previously released that year and was performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. This version is played in the movie's end credits and is referred on the soundtrack as "Aladdin's Theme".[1] This version peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 6, 1993,[2] replacing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", which had spent a then record 14 weeks at the top of the chart. The track peaked at #9 in the UK Singles Chart in 1992.[1] The song is the first and only song from a Disney animated film to top the Billboard Hot 100.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[3] 21
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[3] 1

Cover versions[edit]

Live cover performances[edit]

Some notable artists that have covered this song live include:

Pop Culture[edit]

  • The Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle duet was used as an end song for the 1997/98 Premiership season montage.

International[edit]

Like most Disney's songs, "A Whole New World" was translated and adapted for non-English dubbed releases of the film.

Country Title Translation Sung by
Brazil Um mundo ideal An Ideal World Kika Tristão and Joseph Carrasso Jr. (film version)

Marcelo Coutinho and Anna Paula Tribucy (credits version)

Bulgaria Един нов свят (Edin nov svyat) A New World Todor Georgiev and Ventsislava Stoilova
Canada (Québec) Un nouveau monde A New World Joël Legendre and Martine Chevrier
Croatia Novi svijet New World Dušan Bućan & Zrinka Cvitešić
Czech Republic Svět nádherný Wonderful World Jiří Langmajer & Jana Mařasová
Egypt الدنيا فوق The World Up There Hesham Noor & Mona Zaki
Estonia See maailm uus This New World Koit Toome & Hedvig Hanson
Finland Se on kuin yö It's like the Night Sami Aarva & Ulla Hakola
France Ce rêve bleu This Blue Dream Karine Costa and Daniel Lévi (Paolo Domingo in the film)
Germany Ein Traum Wird Wahr A Dream Comes True Peter Fessler & Sabine Hettlich
Greece Γλυκιά Ζωή (Glykiá Zo̱í̱) Sweet Life Christos Stassinopoulos & Katerina Giamali
Hong Kong
Macau
新的世界 (sun dik sai gai) New World Emil Chau & Sarah Chen
Hungary Egy új élmény A New Experience Zoltán Miller and Kata Janza
Iceland Við höldum vörð We'll stand guard Edda Heiðrún Backman and Felix Bergsson
India (Hindi) सपनों का जहाँ (Sapno Ka Jahan) The World of Dreams Sonu Nigam & Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (Movie Version)

Pervez Kadir & Kavita Krishnamoorty (End-Credits Version)

Indonesia Seluruh Dunia The Whole World Nanang Niskala & Beatrix Renita Purwiastanti
Israel עולם חדש (olam hadash) A New World Rama Mesinger and Alon Ophir
Italy Il mondo è mio The World Is Mine Vincenzo Thoma & Simona Peron aka:Cristina (film & credits)
cover version Anna Tatangelo and Gigi D'Alessio
Japan 新しい世界 (Atarashii Sekai) A New World Shin-ichiro Miki & Kaori Asoh
South Korea 아름다운 세상 (aleumdaun sesang) Beautiful World Gyeongju Nam & Jeonghwa Yi [8]
Latin America Un Mundo Ideal An Ideal World Ricardo Montaner and Michelle
Demián Bichir & Anali (film)
Malaysia Dunia Baru A New World
Netherlands and Belgium Een nieuw begin A new beginning Bart Bosch & Laura Vlasblom
Norway En helt ny jord A New Earth Trond Teigen & Jannicke Kruse
Portugal Um mundo ideal An Ideal World Sofia Escobar & Luís Alves
Russia Волшебный мир (Volshebnyĭ mir) A Magic World Andrey Malyshev & Anna Pozdnyakova
Serbia U Novi Svat In the new world Milan Antonić & Mirjana Stojanović
Spain Un mundo ideal An Ideal World Enrique del Pozo and Michelle [9]
Miguel Morant and Ángela Aloy (film)
Slovakia Svet zázrakov The world of miracles Jaroslav Rusnák and Eva Sakálová
Sweden En helt ny värld A whole new world Peter Jöback and Myrra Malmberg
Taiwan (Pop Version) 萍水相逢 (píng shuǐ xiāng féng) Meet by chance Emil Chau (周華健) & Sarah Chen (陳淑樺)
Taiwan (Movie Version) 嶄新的世界 Zhan Xin de Shijie A whole new world Huang Cho-ying (黃卓穎) & Ma Yu-Fen (馬玉芬)
Thailand โลกใหม่สวยงาม (Loke mai suay ngarm) This new world is beautiful Thongchai McIntyre and Saowalak Leelabutr (film version)

Bird Thongchai & Amp Saowaruk (credits version)

Turkey Gerçek Dünya The Real World Arda Aydın & Otilia Radulescu Ipek
Ukraine Нове життя (Nove zhyttya) A New World Arsentij Prymak & Darina Sumskaya
Poland Wspaniały świat Wonderful World Paweł Tucholski and Katarzyna Skrzynecka
Denmark Et helt nyt liv A whole new life Louise Norby and Søren Launbjerg
Iran یک دنیای کاملا جدید A whole new world گروه گلوری

Too in Brazil, the Brazilian singer Eliana re-corded this song with Alexandre Pires in 2001 for you album Eliana (2001).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 137. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "The Hot 100 chart listing for the week of March 06, 1993". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  4. ^ Vaziri, Aidin (2011-05-09). "Pixar's Nick Pitera becomes YouTube singing star". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  5. ^ "At The Movies overview". Allmusic.com. 
  6. ^ "Dave Koz - At The Movies". SmoothViews.com. 
  7. ^ http://www.disney.co.jp/records/edm/
  8. ^ Aladdin Korean Original Soundtrack booklet
  9. ^ Aladdin Spanish Original Soundtrack booklet