Mother Knows Best (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Mother Knows Best disney song music“Mother Knows Best” is a song from the 2010 Disney animated film “Tangled“. The song is sung by the character Mother Gothel, who is the main antagonist of the film and serves as the adoptive mother of the film’s protagonist, Rapunzel.

In the song, Mother Gothel uses manipulation and psychological abuse to try to dissuade Rapunzel from leaving the tower where she has been kept captive for most of her life. The song includes lines such as “Don’t forget it, you’ll regret it / Mother knows best” and “Trust me, my dear / That’s how fast he’ll leave you / I won’t say I told you so.”

The song was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater and was performed by actress Donna Murphy, who provided the voice for Mother Gothel. “Mother Knows Best” was well-received by audiences and is often cited as one of the film’s standout musical numbers.

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  • Song Written By: Alan Menken and Glenn Slater
  • Song Performed By: Donna Murphy 
  • Year Released: 2010

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