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"Positoovity" is a song from the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid. It is the opening of Act II and is sung by Scuttle, Sebastian and the Seagulls.

After Ariel has sold her voice for human legs, Scuttle and the Seagulls give the young mermaid a crash course on being human, the number one rule being to have confidence in herself and always keep a positive attitude. Before long they've got her on her feet and dancing.

With the revised book after show closed on Broadway, parts of the song were removed. The tap section however has remained.



Now look at me
You see this face
In terms of beauty I'm a basket case
And as for style and savoir faire
Well I guess there ain’t
A whole lot there
Yup, although perhaps
It makes no sense
I strut my stuff
With lots of confidence
Cause though I lack
And awful lot
There is one thing I got!
I got positoovity!
I got positoovity!
It gives me the zam
And the zow
And the yaddle laddle laddle
That’s why I walk
With a wiggle in my waddle
Cause once you’ve heard that word
There ain't nothing you can do
So let that positoovity
Work for you

Positoovity? Why der's no such word.

Course there is in the dictionary right between popsuckle and prehysterical.
Believe you me I seen it work miracles!

Now he's a shmoe


And he's a shlep


And this one doesn’t
got the sharpest rep


In fact all three
without a doubt
missed the day brains
were handed out

But if he's no sage

And he's no wiz

The whole world thinks
That we are geniuses
Cause all our screws
May be unscrewed
But dig our attitude

We got positricity!

How 'bout you, huh?

We got poositivity!

Just try it out, come on!

It gives us the bing

And the bang

And the yippee-dip-doodle

That’s why we sounds
Like thers knowledge
In our noodle
And once you learned that word
There ain’t nothing you can do
So let that positricity

N-N-No, Positroocity!

Work for you!

Ariel, don't take advice from birdbrains.

Birdbrains?! Who you callin' birdbrains?!
We got natural talent, what iI like to call Gull-ability!

So with the vip and the vap
And the ba-ba boo
You can flip any flap
Till your wish comes true
The tip is the tap
Into something that you believe

Cause with the zig and the zug
And the zig-zug-zing
There ain't nothing you can't be
You see it's really your perogative

You simply can't think nogative

Then there’s you just sitting there
Smack down flat upon your derriere, Hey!
If thast the way you wanna be
Well you might as well be shrubbery
So stand right up, and dust your seat
And walk real tall upon
Your own two feet
And sure you’ll trip
And make mistakes
But you’ve got what it takes!

[Tap break]

You go, gull!

And now you know that word
There ain’t nothing you can't do

So go get some posilicity
You can bet on positricity
And just let that positrinity
No, positroonity. Poositonity?
Is it? Pardon, that is it!


Positively work for you!

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Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning | The Little Mermaid (live action film) | Video
Television: TV series | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | A Poem Is...
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 | Disney's The Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms
Books: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch | Official Comic Adaptation | Disney Comics | Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | The Little Mermaid's Treasure Chest | Disney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: Sink or Swim | All that Glitters | The Daredevilfish | Whirlpool World | My Dinner with Crustacea | Room at the Palace | There Goes the Neighborhood | Gone With the Waves | The Sea Horse Tournament | The Sorrowful Sea Monster | The Wrong Queen | Of Myths and Mermaids | Ariel and the Lobster's Loot
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | The Legacy Collection | The Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks

Mermaid Lagoon | Disney's Art of Animation Resort | Ariel's Grotto | Ariel's Playground | Art of Animation | Blowfish Balloon Race | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | It's a Small World | Jumpin' Jellyfish | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Mermaid Lagoon Theater | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Scuttle's Scooters | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | The Whirlpool | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Animagique | Animazment - The Musical | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney Illuminations | Disneyland Forever | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | King Triton's Concert | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Mermaid Lagoon Theater "Under the Sea" | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | The Golden Mickeys | Villains Tonight! | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | World of Color
Restaurants: Ariel's Grotto | Sebastian's Calypso Kitchen
Shops: Kiss de Girl Fashions | Mermaid Memories | Mermaid Treasures | Prince Eric's Village Market | Scuttle's Shiny Things
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Disney on Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Paint The Night Parade | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World


Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula | Flotsam and Jetsam | King Triton's Daughters | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople
Sequel: Melody | Tip and Dash | Morgana | Cloak and Dagger | Undertow | Hammerhead Shark | Alex | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin | Ursula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | The Catfish Club Band | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | Pearl's mother | Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Empreror Sharga and the Sharkanians | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Mr. and Mrs. Clambakersfield and their babies | Lucky | Thor | Kid Squid | Augustus | Stormy the Giant Seahorse | Sorcerer Blowfish | Penny the Cat | The Magical Wishing Starfish | Apollo | Archimedes | Seaclops | Neptune
Comic Book: Scallopa | Indigo | Aunt Crustacea | Sir Figmond | Flooglefish | Marlin the Magician | Snapper | Jason | Caliban | King Proteus | Ariadne | Pirania | Celia | Jenny | Scarface the Shark | Professor Thelonius Paxx | Shana | King Harold | Princess Penelope | Captain Cutlass | Aquarius | Abaloney Kid


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"


Prince Eric's Statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper | Royal Ship


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


Film: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls/(Reprise) | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Down to the Sea | For a Moment | Tip and Dash | Here on the Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember
TV Series: Just a Little Love | You Got to be You | The Edge of the Edge of the Sea | The Lobster Mobster's Mob | The Beddy Bye Blues | Sing a New Song | In Harmony | This is the Life | You Know I Know | Never Give Up | You Wouldn't Want to Mess with Me | The Sound of Laughter | Daring to Dance | Just Give Me a Chance | Just Like Me | Evil Lullaby
Musical: She's in Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Daddy's Little Angel | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer | All Good Things Must End
Deleted: Silence is Golden

See Also

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

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