Perfect Isn’t Easy (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Perfect Isn't Easy disney song music“Perfect Isn’t Easy” is a song from the Disney animated film “Oliver & Company“. The song was written by composer Barry Manilow and lyricist Jack Feldman, and is performed by the film’s villain, a pampered and snobbish poodle named Georgette.

The song is featured in the film as a musical number in which Georgette laments the challenges of maintaining her flawless appearance and reputation, despite her growing attraction to the film’s scrappy protagonist, a stray cat named Oliver. The lyrics of the song reflect Georgette’s vanity and self-absorption, and her reluctance to let down her guard and reveal her true feelings.

“Perfect Isn’t Easy” has been praised for its jazzy, upbeat melody and playful lyrics, and has become a favorite among fans of Disney music. The song’s message of self-acceptance and the importance of inner beauty has resonated with audiences of all ages, and it has been covered by various artists.

In the film, “Perfect Isn’t Easy” is performed by actor Bette Midler, who provided the voice of Georgette. The song is one of the most memorable and iconic moments in “Oliver & Company”, and has helped to solidify the film’s status as a beloved classic in the Disney canon.

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  • Song Written By: Barry Manilow; Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman
  • Song Performed By: Bette Midler
  • Year Released: 1988

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