I Won't Say (I'm in Love)

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"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)"
Song by Susan Egan from the album Hercules: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Released May 27, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Soul, jazz, pop
Length 2:21
Label Walt Disney
Writer Alan Menken, David Zippel
Producer Alan Menken, David Zippel
Hercules: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack track listing
"Zero to Hero"
"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)"
"A Star Is Born"

"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" is the love theme from Disney's 1997 animated feature film, Hercules. The song was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, and originally recorded by American actress Susan Egan in her film role as Megara, while the Muses provided backup vocals. A pop version of the song was recorded by American singer Belinda Carlisle, and by The Cheetah Girls, which was released on the album Disneymania 3.


Aided by the Greek muses, Meg sings a song of denied feelings towards Hercules.

After a date with Hercules in which he reveals his devotion and love to her, Meg is conflicted about her feelings. Heartbroken over a previous failed relationship (where she sold her soul to revive her ungrateful lover, who left her) she refuses to let herself fall in love again to avoid pain. The Muses try to convince her to accept another chance at love; in the end, she relents and proclaims her love of Hercules.

Music video[edit]

The music video for Carlisle's version consists of Carlisle performing the song at a drive-in movie theater displaying clips from 'Hercules'.

The Cheetah Girls version[edit]

"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)"
Single by The Cheetah Girls
from the album Disneymania 3
Released February 14, 2005
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:23 (single version)
Label Walt Disney
The Cheetah Girls singles chronology
"Cheetah Sisters"
"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)"
"Shake a Tail Feather"

"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" is the first single from Disneymania 3, performed by The Cheetah Girls. It premiered on Radio Disney and the single was released on February 14, 2005, especially for Valentine's Day. This was the first song recorded by The Cheetah Girls that did not include Raven-Symoné. It was also featured in the 2005 re-release of the Hercules soundtrack, along with K-Ci & JoJo's cover of "Go the Distance". A remix version of the song called the GRRL Power Remix was released as a single to Radio Disney only. It did not chart, however it was included on Disneyremixmania. Footage from the performance of the song at the Disneymania 3 concert was featured in a segment of Disney 411.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)"
  2. Radio Disney interview with The Cheetah Girls

Music video[edit]

The music video consisted of The Cheetah Girls singing, laughing and making faces at the camera in a recording studio.

Disney's on the Record[edit]

In 2004, Disney Theatricals Department created a jukebox styled musical called, Disney's on the Record. The national touring musical collaborated 70 years of Disney music into one 2-act show including the song "I Won't Say I'm In Love". However, the song was not performed with all of the lyrics (due to it being recorded as a 4 song session). This recording is different from the 1997-film version because "I Won't Say I'm In Love" is performed by a male, unlike the film version sung by a female, Susan Egan. The recording was sung by Andrew Samonsky (as the leading vocals) and a backup quartet (Meredith Inglesby, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard, and Keewa Nurullah).


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