That’s What Makes the World Go Round (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

That's What Makes the World Go Round disney song music“That’s What Makes the World Go Round” is a song from the 1963 Disney animated film “The Sword in the Stone“. The film is a loose adaptation of T.H. White’s novel of the same name and tells the story of a young orphan boy named Arthur who becomes the legendary King Arthur of Camelot.

In the film, “That’s What Makes the World Go Round” is performed by a group of anthropomorphic animals, including a rabbit, a turtle, and a walrus, as they sing and dance through the streets of London. The song’s lyrics describe the various things that people do to earn a living and make their way in the world, from working in a factory to performing in a circus.

“That’s What Makes the World Go Round” was written by Disney songwriters Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also wrote other classic Disney songs like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins” and “It’s a Small World (After All)” for the Disney theme parks. The song’s bouncy melody and lively lyrics have made it a favorite among Disney fans, and it has been covered by a number of artists over the years.

While “That’s What Makes the World Go Round” is not as well-known as some of the other songs from Disney’s animated classics, it remains a charming and catchy part of “The Sword in the Stone”‘s soundtrack.

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