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"Kiss the Girl" is a song from the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. It was composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman. In the movie, Samuel E. Wright performs it. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song, along with the song Under the Sea from the same film.

Midway through the film, Ariel has already been turned into a human by Ursula, but she can no longer speak as she exchanged her voice to become human. If Ariel can't get her true love, Eric, to kiss her before her three days have passed, she will turn back into a mermaid and belong to Ursula. Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle try to get Eric to kiss Ariel so that she can be a human permanently, while the two sit in a rowboat in a lagoon. Sebastian makes the suggestion that Eric does want to kiss Ariel but he is too shy to do so, and that he should go ahead and "kiss the girl" to see if she likes him too, so he and the lagoon residents play this song to get Eric in the mood to kiss Ariel.

Lyrics

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
but there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
you wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she want you too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl
(sing with me, now.)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my!
Look like the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad?
Ain't it a shame? Too bad
He gonna miss the girl

(Instrumental Bridge)

Now's your moment
Floating in the blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better (Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until ya kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared (sha-la-la-la-la-la)
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl (whoa, whoa)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl (whoa, whoa)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
And listen to the song (WA WA WA WA LAAAA!!)
Song say kiss the girl (whoa, whoa)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
So what the music say
You gotta kiss the girl

Kiss the girl

Ohhhhhh
Kiss the girl
Kiss the girl

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
but there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
you wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It's possible she want you too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my!
Looks like the boy's too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad?
It's such a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Now's your moment
Floating in the blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my!
Looks like the boy's too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad?
It's such a shame too bad
You're gonna miss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You gotta be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how

You wanna kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)
Ohhhhhh
Kiss the girl
Kiss the girl

La la la la, la la la la
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)
La la la la, la la la la
Go on and
Kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my!
Looks like the boy's too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad?
It's such a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl

La la la la, La la la la
Go on and kiss the girl
(Go on and kiss that girl)

La la la la, La la la la
Go on and kiss the girl

Go on and kiss the girl
Kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)
Go on and kiss the girl

Notable recordings of "Kiss the Girl"

The Chipmunks and the Chipettes

The Chipmunks recorded a version with The Chipettes singing background vocals for the album When You Wish Upon a Chipmunk. In this version, Simon sings the lead vocals to persuade Alvin to kiss a girl named Vanessa.

Little Texas

Country music band Little Texas recorded a version on the 1996 album The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney. This rendition peaked at #52 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Peter Andre

When The Little Mermaid was re-released in cinemas, UK artist Peter André performed a remix version of the song in 1998, where it got to number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. The video shows Andre performing the song in a recording studio. Scenes from the film are intercut with the video or shown on a backdrop behind Andre and the backing singers. There are slight references to water and the undersea world in the video. As Andre performs a beautiful girl comes in carrying water. Andre sees her and is immediately taken with her. He helps her clean up the water as she spills it and follows her into the next room where they gaze at each other through a fishtank. Andre tries to kiss the girl but she backs away. He follows her again as she goes outside and they share a kiss.

Ashley Tisdale

"Kiss the Girl"
Single by Ashley Tisdale
from the album DisneyMania 5
Released 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, pop rock, dance
Length 3:23
Label Walt Disney Records
Writer(s) Alan Menken, Howard Ashman

In 2006, when The Little Mermaid was re-released on DVD as a 2-Disc Platinum Edition, another rendition of the song was recorded by Ashley Tisdale. The song was first heard on Radio Disney on September 4, 2006 and the music video premiered on September 6, 2006 on Disney Channel, immediately following an episode of the sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. It was also included on Disneymania 5.

The song's music video consists of a girl at a school dance. As she hangs out with her friends, she notices a boy repeatedly glancing at her. The boy's friend encourages him to talk to Tisdale, but every time he gets close, she goes somewhere else. The video ends with Tisdale asking him to dance, and then at the end she kisses him on the cheek. Tooth Tunes included the song in one of their products.

La Década

The Spanish group "La Década Prodigiosa" covered this song for their album: "La Década: DisneyMania"

Charts

Trivia

  • During the Kingdom Keepers Book Disney at Dawn, Jessica, trapped in the sewers of the Tiger exhibit, manages to use her iPod to play Kiss the Girl and Under the Sea over Animal Kingdom's music speakers. This helped the other Kingdom Keepers find her (Kiss the Girl was used to identify it was Jessica, and Under the Sea because her hiding spot was under the "C" on the map).
  • In an episode of Phineas and Ferb, this scene of the movie is parodied with Candace and Jeremy.
  • A parody was also performed on the ABC show Galavant.


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Media
Films: The Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the SeaThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningThe Little Mermaid (live action film)Video

Television: TV seriesHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeA Poem Is...
Video Games: NES gameSega Genesis GameAriel's Story StudioKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIThe Little Mermaid 2: Pinball FrenzyDisney's The Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms
Books: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea WitchOfficial Comic AdaptationDisney ComicsBig Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookThe Little Mermaid's Treasure ChestDisney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: Sink or SwimAll that GlittersThe DaredevilfishWhirlpool WorldMy Dinner with CrustaceaRoom at the PalaceThere Goes the NeighborhoodGone With the WavesThe Sea Horse TournamentThe Sorrowful Sea MonsterThe Wrong QueenOf Myths and MermaidsAriel and the Lobster's Loot
Music: Original Walt Disney Records SoundtrackThe Legacy CollectionThe Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks
Mermaid LagoonDisney's Art of Animation ResortAriel's GrottoAriel's PlaygroundArt of AnimationBlowfish Balloon RaceDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestFlounder's Flying Fish CoasterIt's a Small WorldJumpin' JellyfishKing Triton's Carousel of the SeaMermaid Lagoon TheaterMickey's PhilharMagicScuttle's ScootersSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea AdventureThe WhirlpoolVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: AnimagiqueAnimazment - The MusicalDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFantasmic!Feel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareKing Triton's ConcertMermaid Lagoon Theater "Under the Sea"Mickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Golden MickeysVillains Tonight!Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Restaurants: Ariel's GrottoSebastian's Calypso Kitchen
Shops: Kiss de Girl FashionsMermaid MemoriesMermaid TreasuresPrince Eric's Village MarketScuttle's Shiny Things
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadePaint The Night ParadeStitch's Summer Dance BashThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMagic, Music and MayhemWorld of Color
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey and his Magic Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains World

Characters
Original: ArielFlounderSebastianScuttlePrince EricKing TritonUrsulaFlotsam and JetsamKing Triton's DaughtersMaxGrimsbyCarlottaChef LouisUrsula's GardenGlutThe Seahorse HeraldHaroldMerpeople

Sequel: MelodyTip and DashMorganaCloak and DaggerUndertowHammerhead SharkAlexFlounder's guppiesBaby PenguinUrsula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen AthenaMarina Del ReyBenjaminThe Catfish Club BandStevieElectric Eels
TV Series: UrchinGabriellaOllieDudleyPearlPearl's motherMantaLittle EvilDr. VileDanielMoraySimonLobster Mobster and Da ShrimpThe SorceressGlowfishEbb and FloEmpreror Shargaand the SharkaniansOctopidBrain SpongeZeusSpot the Killer WhaleCrab ScoutsHans Christian AndersenMr. and Mrs. Clambakersfield and their babiesLuckyThorKid SquidAugustusStormy the Giant SeahorseSorcerer BlowfishPenny the CatThe Magical Wishing StarfishApolloArchimedesSeaclopsNeptune
Comic Book: ScallopaIndigoAunt CrustaceaSir FigmondFlooglefishMarlin the MagicianSnapperJasonCalibanKing ProteusAriadnePiraniaCeliaJennyScarface the SharkProfessor Thelonius PaxxShanaKing HaroldPrincess PenelopeCaptain CutlassAquariusAbaloney Kid

Episodes
Season One: "Whale of a Tale" • "The Great Sebastian" • "Stormy" • "Urchin" • "Double Bubble" • "Message in a Bottle" • "Charmed" • "Marriage of Inconvenience" • "The Evil Manta" • "Thingamajigger" • "Red" • "Beached" • "Trident True" • "Eel-Ectric City"

Season Two: "Resigned to It" • "Calliope Dreams" • "Save the Whale" • "Against the Tide" • "Giggles" • "Wish Upon a Starfish" • "Tail of Two Crabs" • "Metal Fish" • "T'ank You For Dat, Ariel"
Season Three: "Scuttle" • "King Crab" • "Island of Fear" • "Land of the Dinosaurs" • "Heroes" • "The Beast Within" • "Ariel's Treasures" • "A Little Evil"

Objects
Prince Eric's StatueTridentUrsula's CauldronUrsula's NecklaceMelody's locketQueen Athena's music boxDinglehopperRoyal Ship
Locations
AtlanticaAriel's Secret GrottoUrsula's LairPrince Eric's CastleThe Wedding ShipMorgana's Ice Cave
Songs
Film: Fathoms BelowDaughters of King TritonPart of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale)Under the SeaPoor Unfortunate Souls/(Reprise)Les PoissonsKiss the GirlDown to the SeaFor a MomentTip and DashHere on the Land and SeaJust One MistakeI Remember

TV Series: Just a Little LoveYou Got to be YouThe Edge of the Edge of the SeaThe Lobster Mobster's MobThe Beddy Bye BluesSing a New SongIn HarmonyThis is the LifeYou Know I KnowNever Give UpYou Wouldn't Want to Mess with MeThe Sound of LaughterDaring to DanceJust Give Me a ChanceJust Like MeEvil Lullaby
Musical: She's in LoveHuman StuffPositoovityI Want the Good Times BackDaddy's Little AngelHer VoiceThe World AboveThe ContestIf OnlyBeyond My Wildest DreamsSweet ChildOne Step CloserAll Good Things Must End
Deleted: Silence is Golden

See Also
MusicalThe Disney AfternoonDisney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea

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