A Whole New World

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This article is about a single from the soundtrack of Aladdin. For the Katie Price and Peter Andre album, see A Whole New World (album).
"A Whole New World"
Song by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga from the album Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released October 31, 1992
Genre Pop music
Length 2:40
Label Walt Disney
Writer Tim Rice
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 a song from Disney's 1992 animated feature film Aladdin, with music by Alan Menken and 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 Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.[1] In 2014, Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed performed the song as Aladdin and Jasmine in the film's Broadway adaptation.

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 #12 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. The single version was later included on Belle's studio album Passion (1993) and on Bryson's studio album Through the Fire (1994).[3][4] The Latin American rendition of the song, "Un Mundo Ideal", by Ricardo Montaner and Michelle received airplay throughout Latin America.[5] This rendition was later included on Montaner's greatest hits album Éxitos y... Algo Más (1993).[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[7] 21
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[7] 1

Best Achievement for Music in Motion Pictures

Cover versions[edit]

Live cover performances[edit]

Some notable artists that have covered this song live include:

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
 Albania Është bota jonë It's our world
 Belgium
 Netherlands
Een nieuw begin A new beginning Bart Bosch and Laura Vlasblom
 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 and Zrinka Cvitešić
 Czech Republic Svět nádherný Wonderful world Jiří Langmajer and Jana Mařasová
 Denmark Et helt nyt liv A whole new life Louise Norby and Søren Launbjerg
 Egypt دي دنيا فوق The world up there Hesham Noor and Nahla Malawany
 Estonia See maailm uus This new world Koit Toome and Hedvig Hanson
 Finland Se on kuin yö It's like the night Sami Aarva and 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 and Sabine Hettlich
 Greece Γλυκιά zωή (Glykiá zo̱í̱) Sweet life Christos Stassinopoulos and Katerina Giamali
 Hong Kong
 Macau
新的世界 (Sun dik sai gai) New world Emil Chau and 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 and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (Movie Version)
Pervez Kadir and Kavita Krishnamoorty (End-Credits Version)
 Indonesia Seluruh dunia The whole world Nanang Niskala and Beatrix Renita Purwiastanti
 Iran یک دنیای کاملا جدید A whole new world گروه گلوری
 Israel עולם חדש (Olam hadash) A new world Rama Mesinger and Alon Ophir
 Italy Il mondo è mio The world is mine Vincenzo Thoma and 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 Kazutaka Ishi (石井一孝) and Kaori Asoh (麻生かほ里)
Latin America Un mundo ideal An ideal world Ricardo Montaner and Michelle
Demián Bichir and Anali (film)
 Malaysia Dunia baru A new world
 Norway En helt ny jord A new earth Trond Teigen and Jannicke Kruse
 Poland Wspaniały świat Wonderful world Paweł Tucholski and Katarzyna Skrzynecka
 Portugal Um mundo ideal An ideal world Sofia Escobar and Luís Alves
 Russia Волшебный мир (Volshebnyĭ mir) A magic world Andrey Malyshev and Anna Pozdnyakova
 Serbia U novi svat In the new world Milan Antonić and Mirjana Stojanović
 Slovakia Svet zázrakov The world of miracles Jaroslav Rusnák and Eva Sakálová
 South Korea 아름다운 세상 (Aleumdaun sesang) Beautiful world Nam Gyeong-Joo (남경주) and Lee Jeong-Hwa (이정화) [12]
 Spain Un mundo ideal An ideal world Enrique del Pozo and Michelle [13]
Miguel Morant and Ángela Aloy (film)
 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) and 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) and 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 and Amp Saowaruk (credits version)

 Turkey Gerçek dünya The real world Arda Aydın and Otilia Radulescu Ipek
 Ukraine Нове життя (Nove zhyttya) A new world Arsentij Prymak and Darina Sumskaya

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. ^ "Passion - Regina Belle". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Through the Fire - Peabo Bryson". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Discos más populares de Latinoamerica". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). 20 August 1993. p. 44. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Éxitos Y... Algo Mas - Peabo Bryson". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ Vaziri, Aidin (2011-05-09). "Pixar's Nick Pitera becomes YouTube singing star". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  9. ^ "At The Movies overview". Allmusic.com. 
  10. ^ "Dave Koz - At The Movies". SmoothViews.com. 
  11. ^ http://www.disney.co.jp/records/edm/
  12. ^ Aladdin Korean Original Soundtrack booklet
  13. ^ Aladdin Spanish Original Soundtrack booklet