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Love is an Open Door
Originally performed by
Composer
Lyrics Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Performer(s) Anna (Kristen Bell)
Hans (Santino Fontana)
Films Frozen
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Now That's What I Call Disney! 3
Preceded by "For the First Time in Forever"
Followed by "Let it Go"
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Love is an Open Door

"Love is an Open Door" is a romantic duet and Hans' villain song for the film Frozen, sung by the film's major characters Anna and Hans. The song is sung after Anna explains her loneliness by being shut out from Elsa for years, with Hans promising to never shut Anna out. Unlike most traditional Disney romantic love songs, this one has is a bit goofier and is also considered a villain song in that Hans sings the song, as it subtly gives hints about his true nature.

Lyrics

Anna: Okay, can I just, say something crazy?

Hans: I love crazy!

Anna: All my life has been a series of doors in my face
And then suddenly I bump into you...

Hans: I was thinking the same thing! ‘Cause like...,
I've been searching my whole life to find my own place
And maybe it's the party talking or the chocolate fondue

Anna: But with you...
Hans: But with you

Hans: I found my place...
Anna: I see your face...

Both: And it's nothing like I've ever known before!
Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!

Anna: With you!
Hans: With you!
Anna: With you!
Hans: With you!

Both: Love is an open door...

Hans: I mean it's crazy...
Anna: What?

Hans: We finish each other's—
Anna: Sandwiches!

Hans: That's what I was gonna say!

Anna: I've never met someone--

Both: Who thinks so much like me!
Jinx! Jinx again!
Our mental synchronization
Can have but one explanation

Hans: You--
Anna: And I--
Hans: Were--
Anna: Just--

Both: Meant to be!

Anna: Say goodbye...
Hans: Say goodbye...

Both: To the pain of the past
We don't have to feel it anymore!

Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!
Life can be so much more!

Anna: With you!
Hans: With you!!
Anna: With you!!!
Hans: With you!!!!

Both: Love is an open door...

Hans: Can I say something crazy?
Will you marry me?

Anna: Can I say something even crazier? Yes!

Trivia

  • Hans's lyrics contain hints to his true motives:
    • "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place" represents his desire to conquer Arendelle. He also gestures towards Arendelle, solidifying this fact.
    • "But with you, I've found my place/And it's nothing like I've ever known before" reflects how he is using Anna to claim Arendelle as his own, and his pleasure of having a kingdom for himself. 
    • Hans looks bewildered during the "We finish each other's sandwiches" exchange before saying, "That's what I was gonna say!", hinting that he's falsely agreeing with her and his false love for Anna.
    • "You and I" has Hans saying "you" with Anna finishing with "and I," both referring to her. This may be another hint at Hans using Anna in his scheme.
    • "Say goodbye to the pain of the past/We don't have to feel it anymore" represents how Hans is using his scheme to rid himself of the humiliation he suffered with his older brothers.
      • However, the Japanese version's lyrics seem to cleverly hide Hans' intentions, and sounds more like a typical Disney love song.[1] Several alterations to the lyrics exist; for instance, the "We finish each other's sandwiches" exchange has Hans ask Anna what she likes and her response is sandwiches, which Hans says in surprise, "That's the same as me!" The EU French version also reworks several lyrics as well.[2]
  • This song also introduces the audience to the constant use of doors as a metaphor in the film. This doubles as a villain song, for it is later revealed that Hans' love for Anna was not real love, and that he was only using her as a tool to marry into the throne.
  • The song's title, which is also the refrain, holds a double meaning. For Anna, it refers to how she is finally leaving her former life, having been "shut out" by Elsa for years. For Hans, however, it hints at his personal conquest of Arendelle, using his false love of Anna as a way to accomplish his goals.
  • "Love is an Open Door" is the third song in which the protagonist sings with the villain. The first is "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" from Pinocchio, and the second is "Out There" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    • This is also the first love song between a villain and a protagonist.
  • In Disney's Frozen on Ice, the song is sung just after Anna meets Hans. It is also slightly altered, since the final "Love is an open door!" in the end is replaced by two more refrains. Hans also does not propose to Anna in this version of the song.
  • During Hans and Anna's clockwork dance, which occurs during their "Mental synchronization" verse, the clock's hands read 10:15 PM.

References

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  2. [2]


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Films and Shows: Frozen | Frozen Fever | It's a Small World: The Animated Series | Once Upon a Time

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's Quest | Frozen: Free Fall | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition

Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Big Golden Book | Little Golden Book | Frozen: The Junior Novelization | A Sister More Like Me | Big Snowman, Little Snowman | Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic | Elsa's Gift | A New Reindeer Friend | Frozen Ultimate Sticker Book | Disney Read-Along | Storybook Deluxe | Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic | Graphic Novel | Phantoms of Arendelle | Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice | Anna Is Our Babysitter | A Frozen Heart

Attractions: World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Disney On Ice | Anna & Elsa's Boutique | Storybook Land Canal Boats

Characters: Anna | Elsa the Snow Queen | Kristoff | Hans | Olaf | Sven | The Duke of Weselton | Grand Pabbie | Marshmallow | The Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards | The King and Queen of Arendelle | Trolls | Bulda | Cliff | Oaken | Sitron | Wolves | Kai and Gerda | The Dignitaries | Castle Guards | Hans' Brothers (mentioned only)

Locations: Arendelle | Elsa's Ice Palace | The Southern Isles | Weselton | Arendelle Castle | Valley of the Living Rock | Arendelle Chapel | Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna | The North Mountain

Songs: Vuelie | Frozen Heart | Do You Want to Build a Snowman? | For the First Time in Forever (Reprise) | Love is an Open Door | Let It Go | Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People | In Summer | Fixer Upper

Deleted songs: Love Can't Be Denied | We Know Better | More Than Just The Spare | Life's Too Short (Reprise) | Spring Pageant | You're You | Reindeer(s) Remix

Objects: Hans' Sword | Kristoff's Sled

See also: Soundtrack | Ice Hotel | Disney Karaoke: Frozen | Musical | The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic

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