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"A Whole New World" is the key song from the 1992 classic animated feature, Aladdin. It was composed by Alan Menken along with lyrics written by Tim Rice. It was sung by Aladdin and Jasmine in the film, about the new world that they are about to discover together while their love for each other blossomed.

Its original version was sung by Brad Kane (Aladdin's singing voice) and Lea Salonga (Jasmine's singing voice). The pop version was released on November 5, 1992 and was later performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. The two also performed it at the 65th Academy Awards and later won Best Song. 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 were: When You Wish Upon A Star (#7), Some Day My Prince Will Come (#19), Beauty and the Beast (#62) and Hakuna Matata (#99).

Lyrics

Aladdin:
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

Jasmine:
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Aladdin: Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Jasmine:
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world (Aladdin: Don't you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see (Aladdin: Hold your breath - it gets better)
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

Aladdin: A whole new world (Jasmine: Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue (Jasmine: Every moment red letter)

Aladdin and Jasmine:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Aladdin:
A whole new world (Jasmine: A whole new world)
That's where we'll be (Jasmine: That's where we'll be)
Aladdin and Jasmine:
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
A whole new life

Aladdin and Jasmine:
For you and me

Aladdin:
You must feel trapped inside these walls
We'll run away, just you and me
Why not escape as evening falls?
Theres a whole world you've yet to see

Jasmine:
(Spoken) If I go with you, will it be safe?

Aladdin:
(Spoken) Sure...Do you trust me? I

Jasmine:
(Spoken) What did you just say?

Aladdin:
(Spoken) Do you trust me?

Jasmine:
(Spoken) I'm not sure why, but...yes]

Aladdin:
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

Jasmine:
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Aladdin:
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Jasmine:
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

Jasmine:
A whole new world

Aladdin:
Don't you dare close your eyes

Jasmine:
A hundred thousand things to see

Aladdin:
Hold your breath, it gets better

Jasmine:
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back
To where I used to be

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Princess Jasmine
Every turn a surprise

Aladdin:
With new horizons to pursue

Jasmine:
Every moment gets better

Both:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

~Instrumental Break~

Jasmine:
A whole new world

Aladdin
Don't you dare close your eyes

Jasmine:
A hundred thousand things to see

Aladdin:
Hold your breath, it gets better

Jasmine:
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back
To where I used to be

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
Every turn a surprise

Aladdin:
With new horizons to pursue

Jasmine:
Every moment gets better

Both:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
A whole new world

Aladdin:
That's where we'll be

Jasmine:
That's where we'll be

Aladdin:
A thrilling chase...

Jasmine:
A wondrous place...

Both:
For you and me

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But now from way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
(Don't you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath - it gets better)
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
With new horizons to pursue
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
(A whole new world)
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
(Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Every moment gets better)
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you (you)

A whole new world
(A whole new world)
That's where we'll be
(Where we will be)
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

Charts

Chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1

Cover versions

  • Girl group Eternal released the song as the B-side to their 1996 single, "Someday", recorded for the Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Hank Marvin did an instrumental version of the song in 1997 on his album Hank Plays the Music of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • LMNT covered the song for DisneyMania 2, released in 2004.
  • Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey covered the song for DisneyMania 3 released in 2005, and on the two-disc Platinum Edition DVD for the Aladdin film.
  • The song was covered in 2006 by British glamour model Katie Price (also known as Jordan) and her now ex-husband, Peter Andre. The track is included on their 2006 album of duets A Whole New World.
  • J-pop artist Kumi Koda with Regina Belle replaced and Peabo Bryson included a cover for Koda's 2006 album Best: Second Session.
  • K-pop boy-band TVXQ recorded the song for their 2007 Japanese album, Five in the Black, as a special track.
  • In 2007, Pixar employee Nick Pitera uploaded a video to YouTube where he performs both the male and female characters, earning 30 million views (as of January 18, 2013).
  • Saxophonist Dave Koz covered the song on his album At The Movies. The song featured Donna Summer on vocals.
  • On Disney - Koe no Oujisama album the song was sung by Kenichi Suzumura
  • The song was covered in 2013 by Japanese hip-hop/EDM group M-Flo, featuring vocals by Matt Cab, for the album Electronic Disney Music.
  • José Mota performed this song in the last episode of his show "La Noche de José Mota" with altered lyrics, the song still called "A Whole New World" but the lyrics mentioned the importance of making people laugh and that "TV is a place for making laugh...in a whole new world".
  • There has been done another parody about the crisis in a Spanish comedy program named Polonia.
  •  In a performance of "Ahora Caigo", Arturo Valls tried to sing a version of the song (http://www.antena3.com/programas/ahora-caigo/noticias/mundo-ideal-arturo-aladdin-yasmin-ahora-caigo_2013030500107.html)
  • Koit Toome & Hedvig Hanson covered the song in Estonian called "See maailm uus" (This New World).

Live cover performances

Some notable artists that have covered this song live include:

  • Sweetbox, for WOW! DisneyMania in Japan.
  • Charice Pempengco and Super Junior member Kyuhyun on Star King in 2007 
  • Peabo Bryson and Patti LaBelle performed the song along with all 77 contestants at the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant in Manila, Philippines
  • Bryson recorded a version of the song with Japanese pop artist Kumi Koda, which appeared as a bonus track on her album BEST ~second session~.
  • Peabo Bryson and Chilean singer Andrea Tessa performed the song on the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in 2001.
  • David Phelps and Sandi Patty performed the song on "Mark Lowry On Broadway" in 2001.
  • In the second season of American Idol in 2003, eventual winner Ruben Studdard sang the song on Movie Night. It was noted that season that "A Whole New World" was the most commonly used audition song, and a montage of "A Whole New World" auditions was aired to emphasize it.
  • In addition to recording a cover, Peter André and Katie Price performed the song live on Children in Need in 2005.
  • K-pop artists Ivy and Brian Joo
  • K-pop artist BoA and TVXQ member Xiah Junsu performed the song live at the AnyBand Concert in Korea on December 29, 2007.
  • Gabe Bondoc a YouTube singer covered the song alone and CONTINUED to play while leaving the instrumental for the viewer to sing. The video has hit over 1 million views.
  • Glee's actor Darren Criss performed the song with Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Princess Jasmine on Aladdin at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter TV & Film Music Conference to Alan Menken.
  • Girls' Generation member Tiffany and K.Will 
  • The song is performed during the fountain show World of Color at Disney California Adventure park while LED lights affixed to Mickey's Fun Wheel twinkle in the backdrop, appearing as stars.

Pop Culture

  • The Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle duet was used as an end song for the 1997/98 Premiership season montage.

International

Like most Disney's songs, "A Whole New World" was translated and adapted for non-English dubbed releases of the film.

Performer(s) Title(s) Translations(s) Language
Klajdi Musabelliu & Jeta Mehmeti "Është bota jonë" "It's Our World Albanian
هشام نور (Hisham Nour) & نهله الملواني (Nahla Al Malwani) (2004 version)
زياد الشريف (Ziad El-Sharif) & نهى قيس (Noha Kaiss) (2013 version)
دي دنيا فو (Di dunya foo) (2004 version)
? (?) (2013 version)
"It's a High World" (2004 version)
? (2013 version)
Arabic
Joseph Carasso Jr. & Kika Tristão "Um mundo ideal" "An Ideal World" Brazilian Portuguese
Тодор Георгиев (Tudor Georgiev) & Венцислава Стоилова (Ventsislava Stoilova) Един нов свят (Edin nov svyat) A New World Bulgarian
Joël Legendre and Martine Chevrier "Un nouveau monde" "A New World" Canadian French
潘奇發 (Poon Kei Faat) & 陈美凤 (May Chan) "新的世界" (Sun dik sai gai) "New World" Cantonese
Miguel Morant & Ángela Aloy "Un mondo ideal" "An Ideal World" Castilian Spanish
Jacques Houdek & Renata Sabljak "Novi svijet" "New World" Croatian
Jiří Langmajer & Jana Mařasová "Svět nádherný" "Wonderful World" Czech
Søren Launbjerg & Louise Norby "Et helt nyt liv" "A Whole New Life" Danish
Bart Bosch & Laura Vlasblom "Een nieuw begin" "A New Beginning" Dutch
Sami Aarva & Ulla Hakola "Se on kuin yö" "It's Like the Night" Finnish
Paolo Domingo & Karine Costa "Ce rêve bleu" "This Blue Dream" French
Peter Fessler & Sabine Hettlich "Ein Traum Wird Wahr" "A Dream Comes True" German
Χρήστος Στασινόπουλος (Christos Stasinopoulos) & Κατερίνα Γιαμαλή (Katerina Giamali) "Γλυκιά Ζωή" (Glykiá Zoi) "Sweet Life" Greek
אלון אופיר (Alon Ofir) & רמה מסינגר (Rama Messinger) "עולם חדש" (Olam Hadash) "A New World" Hebrew
सोनू निगम (Sonu Nigam) & सुचित्रा कृष्णमूर्ति (Suchitra Krishnamoorthi) सपनों का जहाँ (Sapno ka Jahaan) "The World of Dreams" Hindi
Zoltán Miller and Kata Janza "Egy új élmény" "A New Experience" Hungarian
Felix Bergsson & Edda Heiðrún Backman "Við höldum vörð" "We'll Stand Guard" Icelandic
Nanang Niskala & Beatrix Renita Purwiastanti "Seluruh Dunia" "The Whole World" Indonesian
Vincent Thoma & Simona Peron "Il mondo è mio" "The World is Mine" Italian
石井 一孝 (Kazutaka Ishii) & 麻生かほ里 (Kaori Asoh) "新しい世界" (Atarashi Sekai) "A New World" Japanese
남경주 (Nam Gyeong-Joo) & 이정화 (Lee Jeong-Hwa) "아름다운 세상" (Aleumdaun sesang) "Beautiful World" Korean
Demián Bichir & Analí "Un mundo ideal" "An Ideal World" Latin American Spanish
Anuar Zain & Juwita Suwito "Dunia baru" "A New World" Malay
黃卓穎 (Huang Cho-Ying) & 马毓芬 (Ma Yu-Fen) "嶄新的世界" (Zhan xin de shijie) "A Whole New World" Mandarin
Trond Teigen & Jannicke Kruse "En helt ny jord" "A New Earth" Norwegian
اشکان صادقی (Ashkan Sadeqi) & ایسن نوروزی (Aisan Noruzi) "یک دنیای کاملا جدید" "A Whole New World" Persian
Paweł Tucholski and Katarzyna Skrzynecka "Wspaniały świat" "Wonderful World" Polish
Luís Alves & Sofia Escobar "Um mundo ideal" "An Ideal World" Portuguese
Mihai Dinu & Simona Nae "Un nou taram" "A New Land" Romanian
Андрей Малышев (Andrey Malyshev) & Анна Позднякова (Anna Pozdnyakova) Волшебный мир (Volshebnyĭ mir) "A Magic World" Russian
Milan Antonić & Mirjana Stojanović "U novi svet" "In the New World" Serbian
Jaroslav Rusnák & Eva Sakálová (2008 version)
Daniel Fischer & Alžbeta Bartošová (2013 version)
"Svet zázrakov" (2008 version)
"Svet úžasný" (2013 version)
"The World of Miracles" (2008 version)
"An Amazing World" (2013 version)
Slovak
Peter Jöback and Myrra Malmberg "En helt ny värld" "A Whole New World" Swedish
เดชพัฒน์ อรรถสาร (Detchaphat Atthasan) & เนตรนภา หาญโรจนวุฒิ (Netnapa Hanrojanawut) "โลกใหม่สวยงาม" (Loke mai suay ngarm) "This New World is Beautiful" Thai
Arda Aydın & Otilia Radulescu Ipek "Gerçek Dünya" "The Real World" Turkish
Арсентій Примак (Arsentij Prymak) & Дарина Сумська (Daryna Sumskaya) "Нове життя" "Nove zhyttya" Ukrainian

Trivia

Gallery

Videos


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Aladdin Logo
Media
Films: AladdinThe Return of JafarAladdin and the King of ThievesDisney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsDescendantsVideoAladdin (live-action film)

Television: Aladdin: The Series • "Hercules and the Arabian Night" • Great Minds Think 4 ThemselvesHouse of MouseOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandSofia the FirstA Poem Is...Once Upon a Time
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookComic bookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Look-Look BookGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookAladdin's QuestAbu and the Evil GenieJasmine and the Disappearing TigerA-Mazing AladdinThe Magic Carpet's SecretDon't Bug the GenieJasmine's Magic CharmJasmine's Royal WeddingAladdin: One True LoveJasmine: The Missing CoinJasmine the MatchmakerDisney Princess Beginnings
Video Games: Video gameNasira's RevengeDisney's MathQuest With AladdinDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts codedKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χDisney Enchanted Tales

Disney Parks
Arabian CoastArt of AnimationCaravan CarouselDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldLe Passage Enchanté d'AladdinMickey's PhilharMagicSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Magic Carpets of AladdinVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Aladdin's Great AdventureAladdin: A Musical SpectacularAnimazment - The MusicalCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's Summer Oasis SplashDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFeel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Magic Lamp TheaterVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Aladdin's OasisSultan's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland BazaarAbu's BazaarAgrabah Marketplace
Parade: Aladdin's Royal CaravanCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeStitch's Summer Dance BashThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightWishesWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!

Characters
Original Characters: AladdinGenieJasmineAbuMagic CarpetThe SultanRajahJafarIagoThe PeddlerRazoul The Royal GuardsGazeemPrince AchmedHarem GirlsFaroukTwo Hungry ChildrenSultana

Sequel Characters: Abis MalCassimSa'LukThe Oracle
TV Series Characters: SadiraMercQueen HippsodethScaraKing PectorThe MukhtarEdenSultan Pasta Al-DenteDhandiHamedPharabuPrince UncouthmaGeneral GoudaBrawnhildaBudRuntaThundraQueen KimblaBrisbaneKoala KidMachanaFasirRiders of RamondSamir the "Destroyer"SquirtCaptain Al BahtrossPrince WazooAjed Al-GebraicAmalAbnor MalMechaniclesScooterZarasto the MarauderMaraudersZorastoMozenrathXerxesKhartoumSiroccoShamanMirageHaroud Hazi BinFashoomSaleenArmandAyam AghoulEvil AladdinCaliph KapokSootinaiDaru TavelevilMalchoDominus TuskAl Muddy SultanAl MuddyAzizMinos and FatimaNefir HasenufNefir's ImpsArbutusMagmaAmuk MoonrahChaosEvil GenieAmin DamoolaNasiraFrigeedAnubisSahkata, Razili and FaridaSand MonsterSand SharkMothiasDing and OopoQueen DelucaKing ZahbarQueen Deluca's BrothersThe Great RiftMamluksKileemThe EtherealZin and ZangKutatoUnkbuutDestane
Enchanted Tales Characters: AneesaHakeemSaharaSharma
Video Game Characters: NasiraBizarrahVery Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's MotherGenie of the Ring

Episodes
Season One: Getting the Bugs OutMudder's DayFowl WeatherThe Prophet MotiveMuch Abu About SomethingMy Fair AladdinTo Cure a ThiefNever Say NefirRaiders of the Lost Shark

Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" • "Bad Mood Rising" • "Do the Rat Thing" • "The Vapor Chase" • "Garden of Evil" • "Some Enchanted Genie" • "Web of Fear" • "Plunder the Sea" • "Strike Up the Sand" • "Sneeze the Day" • "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" • "Forget Me Lots" • "Scare Necessities" • "SandSwitch" • "Lost and Founded" • "Moonlight Madness" • "The Flawed Couple" • "Rain of Terror" • "Dune Quixote" • "That Stinking Feeling" • "The Day the Bird Stood Still" • "Of Ice and Men" • "Opposites Detract" • "Caught by the Tale" • "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" • "Beast or Famine" • "Smolder and Wiser" • "The Game" • "Poor Iago" • "The Spice is Right" • "The Animal Kingdom" • "Power to the Parrot" • "The Sands of Fate" • "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" • "The Citadel" • "Snowman is an Island" • "The Secret of Dagger Rock" • "In the Heat of the Fright" • "Witch Way Did She Go?" • "The Seven Faces of Genie" • "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" • "A Clockwork Hero" • "Mission: Imp Possible" • "Stinker Belle" • "Sea No Evil" • "Shadow of a Doubt" • "Smells Like Trouble" • "The Way We War" • "Night of the Living Mud" • "Egg-stra Protection" • "A Sultan Worth His Salt" • "Heads, You Lose" • "The Love Bug" • "When Chaos Comes Calling" • "Genie Hunt" • "Armored and Dangerous" • "The Lost Ones" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Shark Treatment" • "Black Sand" • "Love at First Sprite" • "Vocal Hero" • "The Lost City of the Sun" • "As the Netherworld Turns" • "Seems Like Old Crimes" • "From Hippsodeth, with Love" • "Destiny on Fire" • "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" • "Riders Redux" • "The Book of Khartoum" • "While the City Snoozes" • "Two to Tangle" • "The Ethereal" • "The Shadow Knows" • "The Great Rift"

Locations
AgrabahCave of WondersCrazy Hakim's Discount FertilizerThe Sultan's PalaceThe Vanishing IsleOdiferousThe Isle of GalifemMorbiaVery Ankh-AmmanThe Land of the Black SandOld Wizard's Lab
Objects
Golden Scarab BeetleJafar's Snake StaffGenie's LampJafar's LampEden's BottleMozenrath's GauntletCrystal of IxBlue Rose of ForgetfulnessTree of RenewalThe Oracle's ScytheHand of Midas
Songs
Original: Arabian NightsOne Jump AheadFriend Like MePrince AliA Whole New World

Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for MeNothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)Forget About LoveYou're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in AgrabahOut of Thin AirWelcome to the Forty ThievesFather and SonAre You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock PrincessI've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the BoyProud of Your BoyWhy Me?Count on MeCall Me a PrincessBabkak, Omar, Aladdin, KassimHigh AdventureMy Finest HourTo Be Free
Broadway: A Million Miles AwayThese Palace Walls

See also
MusicalFriend Like IagoThe Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceAs Told by Emoji

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