"Bella Notte" is a romantic love song from the movie Lady and the Tramp. The song is first sung by a chorus in the opening credits, then it is sung by Tony while Lady and Tramp eat spaghetti together on a romantic, moonlit date and again by a chorus when the two are taking a moonlight walk. The song has become one of the most iconic love songs, and scene from the film has become a unforgettable Disney moment. It was covered by Carlos Ponce and Joy Enriquez in the end credits for Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.
Oh, this is the night, it's a beautiful night
And we call it bella notte
Look at the skies, they have stars in their eyes
On this lovely bella notte.
Side by side with your loved one,
You'll find enchantment here.
The night will weave its magic spell,
When the one you love is near!
Oh, this is the night, and the heavens are right
On this lovely bella notte!
- "Bella notte" literally means "beautiful night" in Italian.
- Originally, Walt Disney did not want to include the famous spaghetti kiss scene, but left it in anyway.
- The spaghetti scene is used again in the 1-hour Phineas and Ferb special, Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You! when Buford and Baljeet are in the Sun-Beater 3000 during Bouncin' Around the World, except Buford splashes the spaghetti on Baljeet's head.
- The spaghetti scene was also parodied in the Recess episode "Kurst the Not So Bad," but with Mikey and Kurst.
- The Gravity Falls episode "The Time Traveler's Pig" has Mabel Pines and Waddles parodying the scene with a pizza slice.
- The name "Bella Notte" appears as the name of a restaurant in Enchanted.
- "Bella Notte" is the first Disney song to be used on the teen jukebox musical TV series Glee; the second will be "Let It Go" from Frozen.
|Lady and the Tramp|
Characters: Lady | Tramp | Jock | Trusty | Aunt Sarah | Si and Am | Jim Dear | Darling | Jim Jr. | Tony | Joe | Policeman | Dogcatcher | Stray Dogs | Al the Alligator | Hyena | Mr. Busy | Rat | Peg | Bull | Toughy | Boris | Pedro | Dachsie | Scamp | Angel | Annette, Danielle and Collette | Buster | Reggie | Francois | Sparky | Mooch | Ruby | Scratchy
Songs: Bella Notte | Jock's Song | What is a Baby? | La La Lu | The Siamese Cat Song | He's a Tramp | Welcome Home | World Without Fences | Junkyard Society Rag | I Didn't Know That I Could Feel This Way | Always There