“Under the Sea” is a song from Disney’s 1989 animated film, The Little Mermaid. The song is composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman, and is performed by Samuel E. Wright, who provides the voice for the character of Sebastian the crab. The song features a lively and upbeat calypso-inspired melody, with a prominent use of percussion and steel drums. The lyrics of the song celebrate the wonders of life under the sea and encourage listeners to forget their worries and join in the fun. The song is particularly memorable for its catchy chorus and the clever wordplay in its lyrics, such as the line “Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter / Take it from me.” “Under the Sea” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1990 and has become one of the most popular and beloved songs in the Disney canon. It is often cited as an example of the creative and infectious musical numbers that have become a hallmark of Disney animated films.
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