“Why Should I Worry?” is a song from the 1988 Disney animated film “Oliver & Company.” The film is loosely based on the classic Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist” but set in modern-day New York City, where the titular character is a scrappy kitten who becomes friends with a dog named Dodger and a gang of street-wise dogs.
In the movie, “Why Should I Worry?” is performed by Dodger, voiced by Billy Joel. The song is an upbeat, jazzy number that serves as Dodger’s theme song, expressing his carefree and street-smart attitude as he shows Oliver the ropes of life in the city.
The song was written by songwriters Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight and was a hit when the movie was released, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
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