Mar 6, 2019
What happens when you put a straight-up power ballad in the middle of a Disney movie? "Let it Go" happens, that's what.
On this episode, Kirk climbs to the top of a snowy peak and summons all his magical powers to figure out why Elsa of Arendelle's self-coronation song rocks as hard as it does, and what it says about the evolution of Disney musical numbers over the past 30 years.
Band/Artist: Idina Menzel
Album: Frozen Original Soundtrack, 2013
Composed by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey from Escape, 1981
"Part of Your World" by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from The Little Mermaid, 1989
"A Whole New World" by Alan Menken and Tim Rice from Aladdin, 1992
"When Will My Life Begin?" by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater from Tangled, 2010
"Defying Gravity" by Stephen Schwartz from Wicked, 2003
"How Far I'll Go" by Lin-Manuel Miranda from Moana, 2016