One Last Hope (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

One Last Hope disney song music“One Last Hope” is a song from the Disney animated film “Hercules“. The song was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel.

The song is featured in the film as a musical number performed by the character Philoctetes, also known as Phil, as he trains the young hero Hercules in the ways of heroism. The lyrics of the song express Phil’s frustration with Hercules’ lack of experience and clumsiness, while also expressing his hope that he can turn him into a true hero.

“One Last Hope” has become a popular and well-loved song among fans of “Hercules”, and has been praised for its catchy melody and humorous lyrics. The song’s upbeat tempo and playful tone help to convey the sense of optimism and determination that Phil has for Hercules, despite the setbacks they encounter along the way.

In the film, “One Last Hope” is performed by the character Philoctetes, voiced by actor Danny DeVito. The song was later included on the film’s soundtrack and has been covered by various artists in stage adaptations of the story.

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  • Song Written By: Alan Menken and David Zippel
  • Song Performed By: Danny DeVito
  • Year Released: 1997

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