Little Wonders

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"Little Wonders"
Single by Rob Thomas
from the album Meet the Robinsons
Released March 13, 2007
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:45
Label Atlantic, Walt Disney
Writer(s) Rob Thomas
Producer(s) Danny Elfman, Samuel Bird
Rob Thomas singles chronology
"Streetcorner Symphony"
(2006)
"Little Wonders"
(2007)
"Her Diamonds"
(2009)
Alternative cover
Digital single cover art

"Little Wonders" is a 2007 song by Rob Thomas recorded for Disney's animated feature Meet the Robinsons. It is the second single from the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack. It is featured on the film's soundtrack, is featured in the ending of the film itself, and has been released as a single.

It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 78 and subsequently peaked at number 58.[1]

Music video[edit]

Two different versions of this video have been released, both of which contain various live action references to scenes in Meet the Robinsons.

Synopsis[edit]

Original version features Thomas set against various backdrops, most of which feature crowded scenes. It starts out with Rob in a rainy day in a city, singing the song under an umbrella (a reference to the film's rainy opening). The camera pans out at the chorus to show various people in the city. The next verse begins with Rob on a rooftop in the city (a reference to the building rooftop which the film's protagonist, Lewis, spent much time on and various important events of the film take place on), playing an acoustic guitar while singing, and at the second chorus, the camera again pans out to show window views of various people engaging in different activities. The bridge shows Thomas at a kids' softball game (a reference to Goob, Lewis's roommate at the orphanage who revolves around baseball and is a little league baseball player). A kid hits a home run ball, which carries onto a beach, and in front of a house on the coast of the beach, Rob sings the last of the song while people play around on the beach.

The kid that looks up at the rain and holds the hand of the girl near the end of the video bears a striking resemblance to the main protagonist of the movie, Lewis. The girl with a gallery of frogs (the younger version of Franny, the mother of Wilbur) is referenced as well near the end. It ends with Thomas walking off the beach into the sunset.

The second version is essentially the same, but with additional footage from Meet the Robinsons spliced in.

Covers[edit]

Savannah Outen covered the song for Disneymania 7.

German dance project Topmodelz (a.k.a Pulsedriver) covered the song in 2013.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Wonders" (Radio Edit) - 3:45
  2. "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" - 1:59 (Performed by They Might Be Giants)
  3. "From the Past to the Future" - 2:38 (Performed by Danny Elfman)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 20
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 13
Canadian Hot 100[4] 22
German Singles Chart[5] 20
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 40
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 58
US Billboard Adult Top 40[4] 5
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Rank
German Singles Chart [7] 54

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