Never Knew I Needed (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Never Knew I Needed disney song music“Never Knew I Needed” is a song from the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog“. The song was written by Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Ne-Yo, and produced by Chuck Harmony.

The song plays during the film’s end credits and is also featured on the film’s soundtrack. It is performed by Ne-Yo himself, and is a soulful and romantic ballad that reflects the love story between the two main characters, Tiana and Naveen.

In the film, Tiana is a hardworking waitress who dreams of opening her own restaurant. Naveen is a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch doctor. As they embark on a journey to find a way to break the curse, they fall in love with each other. “Never Knew I Needed” expresses the realization that they never knew they needed each other until they found each other.

The song was well-received by audiences and critics alike, and it was nominated for Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards. It has since become a beloved classic among Disney fans.

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Additional Details

  • Song Written By: Shaffer Smith
  • Song Performed By: Ne-Yo
  • Year Released: 2009

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