If I Didn’t Have You (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

If I Didn't Have You disney song music“If I Didn’t Have You” is a song from the 2001 Disney/Pixar animated film “Monsters, Inc.” The song is performed by the film’s two main characters, Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, as they reflect on their friendship and how they complement each other.

In the song, Mike and Sulley sing about how they work so well together as a team, and how they wouldn’t be able to do their jobs as “scarers” without each other. The song is characterized by its jazzy and upbeat melody, its witty and playful lyrics, and the energetic and entertaining performances of Billy Crystal (Mike) and John Goodman (Sulley).

“If I Didn’t Have You” was composed by Randy Newman, who also wrote the film’s score and other songs. The song is notable for its humor and charm, as well as its contribution to the overall heart and soul of “Monsters, Inc.” The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2002, and it remains a beloved and iconic song in the Disney/Pixar canon.



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