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Kiss the Girl
Kiss the Girl
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Howard Ashman
Performer(s) Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright)
Length 2:43
Films The Little Mermaid
Video games
Albums The Little Mermaid - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Disney's Greatest: Volume 1
Preceded by Les Poissons
Followed by Vanessa's Song

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

The Little Mermaid

By this point in the movie, Ariel has already been turned into a human by Ursula, but she can no longer speak. 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.


Sung by Sebastian and the other creatures of the brackish lagoon:

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music play
So what the music say
You gotta kiss the girl

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"



  • 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, which 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.)


The Little Mermaid
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Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Television: TV Series (Episode List) | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time

Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | Musical

Video Games: NES game | Sega Genesis Game | Ariel's Story Studio | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | The Little Mermaid 2: Pinball Frenzy

Books: Official Comic Adaptation | Marvel Comics

Attractions: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Mermaid Lagoon (Tokyo DisneySea) | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Fantasmic! | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic

Original Film Characters: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula/Vanessa | Flotsam & Jetsam | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople | Washerwomen

Sequel Characters: Melody | Tip & Dash | Morgana | Cloak & Dagger | Undertow | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin |

Prequel Characters: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Stevie | Electric Eels

TV Series Characters: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | The Evil Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Emperor Sharga | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Stormy the Giant Seahorse

Objects: Prince Eric's statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper

Locations: Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's Lair | Prince Eric's Castle | The Wedding Ship | Morgana's Ice Cave

Film Songs: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Vanessa's Song | Down to the Sea | For A Moment | Tip and Dash (song) | Here On The Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember

T.V. Series Songs: In Harmony | You Got to be You | Just Give Me a Chance | Daring to Dance | The Lobster Mobster's Mob | Sing a New Song | The Sound of Laughter | You Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me | Never Give Up | Evil Lullaby | Just a Little Love

Musical Songs: She's In Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only (Quartet) | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer

Other: Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea | The Disney Afternoon

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