“The Bare Necessities” is a song from the 1967 Disney animated film “The Jungle Book“. The film tells the story of a young boy named Mowgli who is raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India, and his adventures as he tries to find his place in the world.
In the film, “The Bare Necessities” is sung by Baloo, a carefree and easygoing bear who befriends Mowgli and teaches him how to survive in the jungle. The song’s laid-back melody and catchy lyrics celebrate the simple pleasures of life, with lines like “Look for the bare necessities / The simple bare necessities / Forget about your worries and your strife”.
“The Bare Necessities” was written by the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote other classic Disney songs like “It’s a Small World (After All)” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins”. The song’s upbeat tempo and joyful lyrics have made it a favorite among Disney fans, and it has been covered by a number of artists over the years.
“The Bare Necessities” has become one of Disney’s most iconic and beloved songs, and it continues to be a popular part of the Disney musical canon. The song’s message of enjoying life’s simple pleasures has resonated with audiences of all ages, and it remains a favorite for many Disney fans.
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The Bare Necessities (Song) Details
- Related Disney Character(s): Baloo Bear (The Jungle Book)
- Song Written By: Sherman Brothers
- Song Performed By: Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman
- Year Released: 1967