It’s Tough to be a Bug (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

It's Tough to be a Bug disney song music“It’s Tough to be a Bug” is a song from the Disney World attraction of the same name, which is based on the animated film “A Bug’s Life“. The attraction features a 3D film and various special effects, including the use of animatronic insects and “bug stingers” that poke the audience in the back.

The song, which serves as the attraction’s theme, was composed by George Wilkins and Kevin Rafferty, with lyrics by Rafferty. The song is performed by a chorus of insects, led by Flik, the main character of “A Bug’s Life”. The song celebrates the life and accomplishments of insects, highlighting their resilience, adaptability, and ability to work together.

“It’s Tough to be a Bug” is characterized by its catchy and upbeat melody, its humorous and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and its use of various sound and sensory effects, including insect noises, strobe lights, and puffs of air. The song has since become a popular earworm and a beloved part of the “A Bug’s Life” franchise, and it remains a favorite of fans of the film and the attraction alike.

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  • Song Written By: George Wilkins and Kevin Rafferty
  • Song Performed By: Bug Chorus
  • Year Released: 1998

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