Kiss the Girl (Song)

Last Updated on: February 21st, 2023

Kiss the Girl disney song music“Kiss the Girl” is a song from the 1989 Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid“. The music was composed by Alan Menken and the lyrics were written by Howard Ashman. In the film, the song is performed by the crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) and encourages Prince Eric to kiss Ariel, the mermaid who has fallen in love with him. The song features a calypso beat and Caribbean-inspired instrumentation.

The lyrics of “Kiss the Girl” describe the romantic tension between Eric and Ariel and the playful encouragement from Sebastian to take the next step in their relationship. The song was performed by Samuel E. Wright and originally released on the film’s soundtrack. It was later covered by various artists and has been included in various Disney-related media and promotions. “Kiss the Girl” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and is considered one of the most memorable and beloved songs from “The Little Mermaid”.

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