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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)
Feature films Frozen
Short films
Television programs
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"
Video
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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!

Other Versions

Performer(s) Title(s) Translations(s) Language
Alma Koleci & ? Albanian
Gabriela Porto & Olavo Cavalheiro Brazilian Portuguese
Весела Бонева (Vesela Boneva) & Владимир Михайлов (Vladimir Mikhailov) Bulgarian
Véronique Claveau & Charles Pomerlo Canadian French
Carmen López Pascual & Tony Menguiano Castilian Spanish
Sementa Rajhard & Nikola Marjanović Croatian
Tereza Martinková & Ondřej Brzobohatý Czech
Kristine Yde Eriksen & Christian Lund Danish
Noortje Herlaar & Oren Schrijver Dutch
Hele Kõrve & Andero Ermel Estonian
Saara Aalto & Tuukka Leppänen Finnish
Aline Goffin & Jelle Cleymans Flemish
Emmylou Homs & Guillaume Beaujolais French
Pia Allgaier & Manuel Straube German
עינת אזולאי (Einat Azoulay) & לירון לב (Liron Lev) Hebrew
Bernadett Vágó & Tamás Pál Hungarian
Þórdís Björk Þorfinnsdóttir & Orri Huginn Ágústsson Icelandic
Serena Rossi & Giuseppe Russo Italian
Romina Marroquín Payró & Hugo Serrano Latin American Spanish
Beāte Zviedre & Juris Jope Latvian
Neringa Nekrašiūtė & Vytautas Leistrumas Lithuanian
Amylea Azizan & Lokman Aslam Malay
May Kristin Kaspersen & Anders Baasmo Christiansen Norwegian
Magdalena Wasylik & Marcin Jajkiewicz Polish
Isabel Jacobetty & Diogo Pinto Portuguese
Cătălina Chirţan & George Papagheorghe Romanian
Наталья Быстрова (Natalia Bystrova) & Дима Билан (Dima Bilan) Russian
Lejla Hot & Nikola Bulatović Serbian
Lucia Molnárová Bugalová & Michal Klučka Slovak
Tanja Ravljen & Klemen Slakonja Slovenian
Mimmi Sandén & Erik Segerstedt Swedish
Deniz Sujana & ? Turkish

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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Media
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Television: It's a Small World: The Animated Series | Once Upon a Time
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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 ( All Hail the Queen, Memory and Magic, A Warm Welcome, The Great Ice Engine, The Polar Bear Piper, The Arendelle Cup) | Graphic Novel | Phantoms of Arendelle | Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice | Anna Is Our Babysitter | A Frozen Heart | Frozen Fever: The Deluxe Novelization | Anna's Birthday Surprise | Olaf's Perfect Day
Music: Soundtrack | Disney Karaoke: Frozen

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

Characters
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Frozen Fever: Snowgies

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
Frozen: 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
Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
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

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