“I Want” song that's set the standard for future ones to come,
“Part of Your World” has achieved wide acclaim since its
inception almost 30 years ago.
power ballad that takes place in her underwater grotto, Ariel's
signature song has become iconic due to Jodi Benson's memorable
performance, the whimsical lyrics that includes the words
“thingamabobs” and “whatzits”, and not least the scenes that
sees Ariel gazing longingly up towards the surface where she wants to
be – part of that world.
spite of her royal status, her fascination with the human world and
her dissatisfaction with her current environment is shown through
this song, bringing to light her utmost desire to be part of
something new entirely. There's dramatic use of violins,
speak-singing and crescendos, all combining together to create a
pensive plea to be out of the sea.
Ariel extending her hand towards the surface before she falls to the
ocean floor with one last upward gaze is enough for anybody to want
to reach out, grab hold and bring her to the surface.
she only sings the actual phrase “Part of your world”
to Prince Eric later in the reprise instead of the usual “Part of
that world” doesn't
seem to affect the song's success in any way.
A Journalism graduate raised on Disney, Britcoms and Archie Comics (in no particular order). Loves dogs, addicted to tea and is an all-round Sims fanatic. Has a fondness for virtual archers and cowboys of the Mortal Kombat and Overwatch variety, and is patiently biding her time until fan-girling becomes a recognised profession.