In the Key of Disney

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In the Key of Disney
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Studio album by Brian Wilson
Released October 25, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Rock, Pop, R&B, Traditional pop
Length 37:24
Label Walt Disney
Producer Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson chronology
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
(2010)Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin2010
In the Key of Disney
The Big Beat 1963
(2013)The Big Beat 19632013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
NME 8/10[2]

In the Key of Disney is the tenth studio album by Brian Wilson, released on October 25, 2011, by Walt Disney Records as part of the Disney Pearl Series. The album is the second release by Disney for Wilson, after Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. Disney calls it "the album that marries the vision of two men who shaped the image of modern California – Brian Wilson & Walt Disney." [3]


In the summer of 2009, Walt Disney Records approached Wilson about recording his own arrangements of songs from Disney films, which Wilson agreed to do after recording an album of Gershwin covers.[4]

In The Key of Disney was recorded in early 2011. After recording the album Wilson indicated that "The Beach Boys sound and the Disney people make a fantastic collaboration. I tried to do justice to all their songs." [5] initially offered two bonus tracks; one appeared on the compact disc version of the album, and the other appeared on the MP3 version.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You've Got a Friend in Me" (from Toy Story) Randy Newman 2:40
2. "The Bare Necessities" (from The Jungle Book) Terry Gilkyson 3:12
3. "Baby Mine" (from Dumbo) Frank Churchill, Ned Washington 3:28
4. "Kiss the Girl" (from The Little Mermaid) Alan Menken, Howard Ashman 3:53
5. "Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas) Menken, Stephen Schwartz 3:59
6. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (from The Lion King) Elton John, Tim Rice 3:39
7. "We Belong Together" (from Toy Story 3) Newman 3:56
8. "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" (from The Lion King) John, Rice 3:37
9. "Stay Awake" (from Mary Poppins) Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman 2:48
10. "Heigh-Ho / Whistle While You Work / Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs / Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride) Churchill, Larry Morey / Churchill, Morey / George Bruns, Xavier Atencio 3:27
11. "When You Wish upon a Star" (from Pinocchio) Leigh Harline, Washington 2:45



  1. ^ Bush, John. "Brian Wilson: In the Key of Disney Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Leonie (October 21, 2011). "Album Review: Brian Wilson - 'In the Key Of Disney'". NME. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Brian Wilson: In the Key of Disney, Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Mansfield, Brian (August 17, 2011). Brian Wilson Sings 'In the Key of Disney', USA Today.
  5. ^ Breihan, Tom and Amy Phillips (August 19, 2011). Brian Wilson Announces Album of Disney Songs, Pitchfork.