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"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" is a song written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston for the 1950 film "Cinderella". In it Cinderella (Ilene Woods) encourages her animal friends to never stop dreaming, and that theme continues throughout the entire story. It was also nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs, as one of 15 from Disney and one of 17 from an animated movie to be nominated. The ones that eventually made the cut was: "When You Wish Upon A Star" (#7), "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (#19), "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (#36), "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (#47), "Beauty and the Beast" (#62) and "Hakuna Matata" (#99).

Lyrics

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

(Speaking)
Oh that clock!
Killjoy.
I hear you, Come on, Get up you say!.
Even he bosses me around.
Well, there's one thing.
They can't order me to stop dreaming.
And perhaps someday...

(Singing)
The dream that I wish
Will Come true

La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmmm-hmm-hmm-hmm
La-da-la-da-da-da-da-da-dee
Hmm-mm-hm-mm-mm-hmm-hmm-hmm
La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-dee
La-da-da-da-daaa-da-da-da
Hmm-hmm-hmm-hm-hmm-hmm-hm-hmm

No Matter How Your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The Dream that you Wish
Will Come True.

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you will lose your heartache
Whatever you wish for, you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're feeling small
Alone, in the night you whisper
Thinking no one can hear you at all

You wake with the morning sunlight
To find fortune that is smiling on you
Don't let your heart be filled with sorrow
For all you know tomorrow
The dream that you wish will come true

A dream is a wish your heart makes
A dream is a wish your heart makes
You wake with the morning sunlight
To find fortune that is smiling on you

Don't let your heart be filled with sorrow
For all you know tomorrow
The dream that you wish will come true
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

Other appearances

Cinderella (2015)

In this version, it is sung by Lily James, appearing during the credits of the film.

Twice Charmed

The song appears in the Spin-off musical, aboard Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic, sung by the Company. It serves as the shows finale, as the Prince and Cinderella get remarried.

Other Versions

Performer(s) Title(s) Translations(s) Language
Odeta Katundi Albanian
رولا زكي (Rula Zaki) (1998 version)
سارة الجوهري (Sarah Al-Gohary) (2014 version)
Arabic
Bengali
Simone de Morais "O Sonho é um Desejo D'Alma" Brazilian Portuguese
Нели Андреева (Neli Andreeva) Bulgarian
? Cantonese
Cani González "Soñar" Castilian Spanish
Mima Čulina "San je želja" "The dream is a wish" Croatian
Marie Sikulová (1970 version)
Štěpánka Heřmánková (2005 version)
Czech
Lise Ringheim "Jeg drømmer kun ønskedrømme" Danish
? (1950 version)
Joke de Kruijf (1990 version)
"Een droom laat je hart iets wensen" (1990 version) Dutch
Ritva Lehtelä (1967 version)
Anna Kuoppamäki (1993 version)
Finnish
Paulette Rollin (1950 version)
Dominique Poulain (1991 version)
"Tendre Rêve" (1950 version)
"Le Rêve de ma vie" (1991 version)
"Tender Dream" French
Eva-Ingeborg Scholz "Ich hab ihn im Traum gesehen" "I Saw Him in the Dream" German
Άννα Ρόσση (Anna Rossi) Greek
טל אמיר (Tal Amir) Hebrew
Hindi
Éva Pap "Álmod egyszer valóra váll" Hungarian
Vigdís Hrefna Pálsdóttir Icelandic
Tisa Julianti Indonesian
Giuliana Maroni (1950 version)
Maria Cristina Brancucci (1967 version)
Italian
富沢志満 (Shima Tomizawa) (1961 version)
鈴木より子 (Yoriko Suzuki) (1992 version)
つたいめぐみ (Megumi Tsutai) (2007 version)
"夢はひそかに" (Yume wa Hisoka ni) "Dream comes true covertly" Japanese
Айнұр Бермұхамбетова (Aynur Bermuxambetova) Kazakh
이미라 (Lee Mi-Ra) Korean
Evangelina Elizondo (1950 version)
Natalia Sosa (1997 version)
"Soñar es desear" Latin American Spanish
"Mimpi Impian Hatimu" "Dream is Your Heart's Wishes" Malay
王華怡 (Wang Huayi) Mandarin
Edle Stray-Pedersen Norwegian
Maria Ciesielska (1961 version)
Weronika Bochat (2012 version)
"Ja znam takie sny, cudowne" (1961 version)
"Ze snem budzą się marzenia" (2012 version)
Polish
Sandra de Castro Portuguese
Mediana Vlad Romanian
Елена Галицкая (Elena Galitskaya) Russian
Irina Milovanović Serbian
B. Čupková (1970 version)
Monika Hilmerová (2012 version)
Slovak
Tatjana Angelini (1950 version)
Alice Babs (1967 version)
"Din dröm ger dig allt" Swedish
? (1st Dub)
? (2nd Dub)
Thai
Tülay Uyar Turkish
Вікторія Івасишина (Viktoriya Ivasyshyna) Ukrainian


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Media

Films: Cinderella | Cinderella II: Dreams Come True | Cinderella III: A Twist in Time | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Cinderella | Descendants | Video
Television: Raw Toonage | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | A Poem Is...
Video Games: Cinderella: Magical Dreams | Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Disney INFINITY | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure | Disney Magical World | Cinderella Free Fall
Music: Soundtrack | 2015 Soundtrack
Books: Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Graphic Novel | Little Golden Book | Read-Along | Cinderella: A Magical Tale | Disney Princess Beginnings

Disney Parks

Art of Animation | Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall | Cinderella Castle | Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | It's a Small World | Mickey Mouse Revue | Prince Charming Regal Carrousel | Storybook Land Canal Boats
Entertainment: Cinderella's Royal Coronation | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney in the Stars | Dream Along with Mickey | Fantasmic! | Le Livre Magique de Mickey | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Once Upon a Time | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story
Restaurants: Cinderella's Royal Table | Fairy Godmother's Cupboard
Shops: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Parade: Main Street Electrical Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night
Christmas: Cinderella's Holiday Wish

Characters

Original characters: Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Mice | Birds | Prince Charming | Fairy Godmother | Bruno | Major | Cinderella's Father | Lady Tremaine | Anastasia Tremaine | Drizella Tremaine | Lucifer | The King | The Grand Duke | Herald | Royal Ball Herald | Mary | Royal Guards
Sequel characters: Pom-Pom | Prudence | Beatrice and Daphne | The Baker | Flower Vendor | The Queen
Remake chracters: Cinderella's Mother | Lizard Footmen | Mr. Goose | Princess Chelina | Captain | Town Crier
Sir Francis Tremaine
Deleted Characters: Jabber | Clarissa | Professor LeFoof

Locations

Cinderella's Castle | Cinderella's Château | Village | King's Castle

Objects

Glass Slipper | Pumpkin | Pumpkin Coach | Magic Wand | Cinderella's Dress

Songs

Film songs: Cinderella | A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes | Sing, Sweet Nightingale | Work Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly) | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | So This is Love | Perfectly Perfect | More Than a Dream | At the Ball | I Still Believe
Deleted Songs: Dancing on a Cloud | The Cinderella Work Song | The Face That I See in the Night | The Dress That My Mother Wore | Sing a Little, Dream a Little
Other Songs: All Because of a Shoe | It's Never Too Late

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