A Whole New World

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This article is about the 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
Recorded Early 1992
New York City, New York[1]
Genre Pop music
Length 2:40
Label Walt Disney
Writer(s) Tim Rice
Composer(s) Alan Menken
Producer(s) Alan Menken, Tim Rice[2]
"A Whole New World"
A Whole New World Cover.jpg
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
Length 4:05
Label
Writer(s) Alan Menken (music)
Tim Rice (lyrics)[3]
Producer(s) Walter Afanasieff[4]

"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.[3] 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 only Disney song to win a Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.[3] 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".[3] This version peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 6, 1993,[5] replacing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", which had spent a then record 14 weeks at the top of the chart. It went gold and sold 600,000 copies domestically.[6][7] The track peaked at number 12 in the UK Singles Chart in 1992.[3] 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).[8][9] The Latin American rendition of the song, "Un Mundo Ideal", by Ricardo Montaner and Michelle received airplay throughout Latin America.[10] This rendition was later included on Montaner's greatest hits album Éxitos y... Algo Más (1993).[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[13] 14
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[14] 6
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[15] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 70
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[19] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 1
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 21
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 1

Other languages[edit]

Since its first release, some local TV stations and studios have been dubbing the movie in their local languages, creating some unofficial dubs. Namely: Albanian,[21] Arabic (TV dub),[22] Crimean Tatar, Kannada, Serbian[23] and Slovak (TV dub).[24][25]

Joël Legendre (fr)'s Aladdin (Canadian French) was so loved by Disney USA that in 1997 he was asked to come back as Hercules.[26]

"A Whole New World" in other languages
Language Performer(s) Title Translation
Aladdin[24] Jasmine[25]
Arabic هشام نور (Hesham Noor) نهله الملواني (Nahla Al Malwani) "دنيا فوق" ("Dunya fo’") "A world above"
Brazilian Portuguese Joseph Carasso Jr (movie) and

Alexandre Pires (pop)

Kika Tristão (pt) (movie) and

Eliana Michaelichen (pop)

"Um mundo ideal" "An ideal world"
Bulgarian Тодор Георгиев (Todor Georgiev) Венцислава Стоилова (Ventsislava Stoilova) "Един нов свят" ("Edin nov sviat") "A whole new world"
Canadian French Joël Legendre (fr) Martine Chevrier (fr) "Un nouveau monde" "A new world"
Cantonese 潘奇發 (Poon Kei Faat) (movie) and

周华健 (“Zhōu Huá-Jiàn”; Emil Chau) (pop)

陳美鳳 (“Chan Mei-Fung”; May Chan) (zh) (movie) and

陈淑桦 (“Chén Shū-Huà”; Sarah Chen) (pop)

Unknown (movie) and

"粵語日譯" ("?") (pop)

?
Castilian Spanish Miguel Morant (movie) and

Enrique del Pozo (es) (pop)

Ángela Aloy (movie) and

Michelle (es) (pop)

"Un mundo ideal" "An ideal world"
Croatian Jacques Houdek Renata Sabljak "U novi svijet" "To a new world"
Czech Vilém Udatný (cs) Sabina Laurinová (cs) "Svět nádherný" "Gorgeous world"
Danish Søren Launbjerg Louise Norby (da) "Et helt nyt liv" "A whole new life"
Dutch Bart Bosch (nl) Laura Vlasblom (nl) "Een nieuw begin" "A new beginning"
Estonian (pop version only)[27] Koit Toome Hedvig Hanson (et) "See maailm uus" "This new world"
European French Paolo Domingo (fr) (movie) and

Daniel Lévi (pop)

Karine Costa (movie and pop) "Ce rêve bleu" "This blue dream"
European Portuguese Luís Alves Sofia Escobar "Um mundo ideal" "An ideal world"
Finnish Sami Aarva (fi) Ulla Renko (fi) "Se on kuin yö" "It’s like a night"
Georgian (pop version only)[28] Unknown Maka Zambaxidze ? ?
German Peter Fessler (de) Sabine Hettlich "Ein Traum wird wahr" "A dream comes true"
Greek Χρήστος Στασινόπουλος (Hrístos Stasinópoulos) Κατερίνα Γιαμαλή (Katerína Yiamalí) "Γλυκιά ζωή" ("Ylikia zoi") "Sweet life"
Hebrew אלון אופיר (Alon Ofir) (he) רמה מסינגר (Rama Messinger) "עולם חדש" ("Olam chadash") "A new world"
Hindi सोनू निगम (Sonu Nigam) सुचित्रा कृष्णमूर्ति (Suchitra Krishnamoorty) "सपनो का जहां" ("Sapno ka jahaan") "The world of dreams"
Hungarian Miller Zoltán (hu) (movie) and

Bereczki Zoltán (hu) (pop)

Janza Kata (hu) (movie) and

Dóra Szinetár (hu) (pop)

"Egy új élmény" "A new experience"
Icelandic Felix Bergsson (is) (movie) and

Hreimur Örn Heimisson (pop)

Edda Heiðrún Backman (movie) and

Selma Björnsdóttir (pop)

"Nýr heimur" "A new world"
Indonesian Nanang Niskala Beatrix Renita (id) "Seluruh dunia" "The whole world"
Italian Vincent Thoma (movie) and

Gigi D’Alessio (pop)

Simona Peron (movie) and

Anna Tatangelo (pop)

"Il mondo è mio" "The world is mine"
Japanese 石井一孝 (Ishii Kazutaka) (ja) 麻生かほ里 (Asoh Kaori) (movie) and

福井舞 (Mai Fukui) (pop)

"ア・ホール・ニュー・ワールド" ("A hōru nyū wārudo") "A whole new world"
Korean 남경주 (Nam Gyeong-Ju) (ko) 이정화 (Lee Jeong-Hwa) (ko) "아름다운 세상" ("Arŭmda-un sesang") "A beautiful world"
Latin American Spanish Demián Bichir (movie) and

Ricardo Montaner (pop)

Analí (movie) and

Michelle (es) (pop)

"Un mundo ideal" "An ideal world"
Malaysian Unknown Unknown "Dunia baru" "A new world"
Norwegian Trond Teigen (no) Jannike Kruse "En helt ny jord" "A whole new land"
Polish Paweł Tucholski (pl) Katarzyna Skrzynecka "To nowy świat" ?
Romanian Mihai Dinu Simona Nae "Un nou taram" "A new land"
Russian Андрей Малышев (Andrey Malyshev) Анна Позднякова (Anna Pozdnyakova) "Волшебный мир" ("Volshyebnj mir") "A magical world"
Slovak Daniel Fischer Alžbeta Bartošová (cs) "Svet úžasný" "Awesome world"
Swedish Peter Jöback Myrra Malmberg "En helt ny värld" "A whole new world"
Taiwanese Mandarin 黃卓穎 (Huáng Zhuō-Yǐng) (movie) and

周华健 (“Zhōu Huá-Jiàn”; Emil Chau) (pop)

马毓芬 (Mǎ Yù-Fēn) (movie) and

陈淑桦 (“Chén Shū-Huà”; Sarah Chen) (pop)

"崭新世界" ("Kànzhe shìjiè") "Look at this world"
Thai เดชพัฒน์ อรรถสาร (Detchaphat Atthasan) (movie) and

ธงไชย แมคอินไตย์ (Thongchai “Bird” McIntyre) (pop)

เนตรนภา หาญโรจนวุฒิ (Netnapa Hanrojanawut) (movie) and

เสาวลักษณ์ ลีละบุตร (Saowalak Leelabutr) (th) (pop)

"โลกใหม่สวยงาม" ("Lok mai suai-ngam") (movie)

"เพลง" (?) (pop)

"The new world is beautiful" (movie) and

"?" (pop)

Turkish Arda Aydın (tr) Otilia Radulescu Ipek "Gerçek dünya" "The real world"
Ukrainian Арсентій Примак (Arsentij Prymak) Дарина Сумська (Daryna Sumsʹka) "Нове життя" ("Nove zhyttya") "A new life"

Cover versions[edit]

We Love Disney[edit]

The song was covered in different languages for the series We Love Disney by:

Live cover performances[edit]

Some notable artists that have covered this song live include:

FanimeCon in San Jose, California.

  • Lea Salonga and Hamilton composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda sang a cover at the Richard Rogers Theater during a Ham4Ham lottery in 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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