Beauty and the Beast
Tale as old as time True as it can be Barely even friends Then somebody bends Unexpectedly. Just a little change Small to say the least Both a little scared Neither one prepared Beauty and the Beast Ever just the same Ever a surprise Ever as before Ever just as sure As the sun will rise Tale as old as time Tune as old as song Bittersweet and strange Finding you can change Learning you were wrong Certain as the sun Rising in the east Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme Beauty and the Beast Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme Beauty and the Beast
Written by: Howard Elliott Ashman, Alan Menken
Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company
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4 facts about this song
Angela Lansbury Version
1. Angela Lansbury, known for her acting career in film, television, and theater, was the original artist of "Beauty and the Beast". She voiced the character Mrs. Potts in the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. 2. Lansbury's rendition of the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television. 3. The song was also nominated for a Golden Globe and the Award for Best Recording for Children. 4. Angela Lansbury performed the song live at the film's premiere event. She received a prolonged standing ovation.
Celine Dion Version
1. Canadian singer Céline Dion and American singer Peabo Bryson recorded a pop version of "Beauty and the Beast" for the film's soundtrack. This version is also heard in the film's end credits. 2. Dion’s version of the song peaked at # 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and # 3 on the Adult Contemporary Chart. 3. The Dion-Bryson rendition also won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
1. "Beauty and the Beast" serves as the theme song for Disney's 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast. 2. The song was written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken. 3. The song's melody has been incorporated throughout the entire soundtrack of the Disney film, establishing it as the iconic love theme.
John Legend Version
1. In 2017, ahead of the release of the live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast", Ariana Grande and John Legend performed a cover of the song for the film's soundtrack. 2. The music video for Grande and Legend's version reached over 400 million views on YouTube, making it one of the most viewed Disney soundtrack song videos. 3. John Legend's version did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, unlike the original and Dion's version.
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