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Happy Labor Day


Dad For Disney did find some time to relax on the Labor Day but he also wanted to make sure that he participated in the Disney Music Monday link-up with Mike from My Dreams of Disney.  Although, Labor Day does not have the same patriotic fervor as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  The Voices of Liberty are still a good source of inspiration on this Labor Day.

You can add your Disney Music Monday link to the link-up by clicking on the smiling frog.

Disney Music Monday #1

A Spoonful of Sugar

Welcome back to another Disney Music Monday Link-Up.

Disney Music Monday #1

Disney has a lot of music to choose and usually a Disney song brings up some type of Disney park memory for me.

Today, though, I’m sticking with a song but for a different reason.  I was watching Jeopardy last week and the Final Jeopardy! category was “Disney Songs”

The answer was: A Spoonful of Sugar

Question: The inspiration of this song come from what the doctors had to do when administering the polio vaccine to the children of one of the Sherman brothers.

The Robert Sherman’s children were given their polio vaccine on a cube of sugar which was then swallowed and the sugar masked the bad taste of the vaccine.  Robert had spent the entire day at work trying to develop a song for the movie.  The working title of song was, “A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down,” which was then shortened to “A Spoonful of Sugar.”

Even Jeopardy! loves Disney.  🙂

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Part of Your World – Disney Music Monday

Disney Music Monday #1


Welcome to the inaugural #DisneyMusicMonday Blog Hop.  This co-hosted by me and Mike Ellis from My Dreams of Disney.  If you have a blog and you are a fan of music, then this is the blog hop for you.  Feel free to add your post by clicking the smiling frog at the bottom of the article.

With my inaugural post, I’m going to talk about Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid.  Everyone who is a fan of The Little Mermaid knows that the movie won the Academy Award for Best Score and Best Song from Under the Sea.  One of the other songs from the soundtrack is my favorite….Part of Your World.

It was written Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  Menken wanted a song which told a story like a listener would hear in a Broadway musical.  The song is paced like a slower ballad so the listener can hear the inner-fight that Ariel is having about wanting to join the human world.

It was an overlooked song by the Academy Awards as it was not nominated for Best Song.  Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl were nominated showing the depth of the movie’s soundtrack.  However, it is a song that is not overlooked by me.

Thanks for joining on the #DisneyMusicMonday blog.  I’ll be back, next week, with another quick look into the music of Disney.

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