A Star Is Born (Song)

Last Updated on: April 12th, 2024

A Star Is Born disney song music“A Star is Born” is the closing musical number from the 1997 Disney animated film “Hercules.” The song is performed by the Muses, who are depicted as a group of goddesses narrating the story throughout the movie, each time with a different musical style inspired by modern genres.

In “A Star is Born,” the Muses sing about the ascension of Hercules from mortal to god following his heroic actions, and they celebrate his acceptance into Mount Olympus as a true hero. The song has an upbeat, gospel-style vibe that underscores the film’s themes of heroism and recognition. The lyrics reflect Hercules’ journey and triumph, conveying a message of optimism and fulfillment as Hercules finds his rightful place among the gods.

This song, like the rest of the film’s music, was composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by David Zippel. Menken’s compositions for “Hercules” are particularly noted for incorporating various musical styles, especially gospel and soul, which give the film a unique and lively soundtrack that stands out among Disney animated features. “A Star is Born” serves as a celebratory conclusion, encapsulating the moral and narrative arc of the story in a jubilant finale.

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