Poor Unfortunate Souls (Song)

Last Updated on: February 21st, 2023

Poor Unfortunate Souls disney song music“Poor Unfortunate Souls” is a song from the Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid“. The song is sung by the villainous sea witch Ursula, and is featured in the scene where Ursula offers to help Ariel, the film’s protagonist, become human in exchange for her voice.

The song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is a show-stopping musical number that showcases Ursula’s manipulative and cunning nature. The lyrics describe Ursula’s offer to grant Ariel’s wish, but warn her that there will be a steep price to pay. The music is dark and dramatic, with a sinister and foreboding melody that captures Ursula’s malevolent personality.

The song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” has become one of the most iconic and memorable musical numbers in Disney history, and has been covered and parodied numerous times in popular culture. It is a testament to the power of Disney’s storytelling and music, and remains a beloved part of “The Little Mermaid” and the Disney canon as a whole.

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  • Song Written By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
  • Song Performed By: Pat Carroll
  • Year Released: 1989

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