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Something There
Something There
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Howard Ashman
Performer(s) Belle (Paige O'Hara)
Beast (Robby Benson)
Lumiere (Jerry Orbach)
Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers)
Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury)
Films Beauty and the Beast
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack)
Classic Disney - Volume II
Preceded by Be Our Guest
Followed by Human Again
Video
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Beauty and the Beast - Something There HD

"Something There" is a romantic love song featured in Beauty and the Beast. It is sung offscreen by Belle (Paige O'Hara) and the Beast (Robby Benson), accompanied by Lumiere (Jerry Orbach), Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers), and Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury).

The song was composed by Alan Menken, and lyrics were provided by the late Howard Ashman.

Plot

The song is performed soon after the Beast saves Belle from the wolf attack, and their initially shady relationship begins to blossom into a friendship. Small hints of romance are beginning to be seen as well.

The lyrical content of the song strongly emphasizes upon the fact that Belle and the Beast are beginning to fall in love. The main characters are beginning to think maybe something was absent within the first few hours Belle and the Beast met, causing them to clash. But now that the "something" is here, the love is flowing in a more stable pattern. 

Lyrics

Belle:
There's something sweet
And almost kind
But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
But now he's dear, and so unsure
I wonder why I didn't see it there before

Beast:
She glanced this way
I thought I saw
And when we touched she didn't shudder at my paw
No it can't be, I'll just ignore
But then she's never looked at me that way before

Belle:
New and a bit alarming
Who'd have ever thought that this could be?
True that he's no Prince Charming
But there's something in him that I simply didn't see

Lumiere:
Well, who'd have thought?

Mrs. Potts:
Well, bless my soul

Cogsworth:
Well, who'd have known?

Mrs. Potts:
Well, who indeed?

Lumiere:
And who'd have guessed they'd come together on their own?

Mrs. Potts:
It's so peculiar.

Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth:
We'll wait and see, a few days more
There may be something there that wasn't there before

Cogsworth:
Perhaps there's something there
That wasn't there before

Mrs. Potts:
There may be something there that wasn't there before

Trivia

  • Seemingly, Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, had trouble singing the "New and a bit alarming" part of the song because it was rather high for her vocal range. So, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman told her to sing it like Grammy-winner Barbra Streisand, and it obviously helped.
  • The song has some similarity with another track Belle, especially the "New and a bit alarming part" with "Oh, isn't this amazing?"
  • Scenes from the song (particularly the snowball fight and their being in front of the fireplace) were used for the endings of Issues 3 and and 13 of the Beauty and the Beast comics line by Marvel Comics.

Gallery


Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition 2010)

Media: Beauty and the Beast | The Enchanted Christmas | Belle's Magical World | Belle's Tales of Friendship | Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack) | House of Mouse | Beauty and the Beast (musical) | The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince | Sing Me a Story with Belle | Marvel Comics | Beauty and the Beast (Live action film)

Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game) | Belle's Quest | Roar of the Beast | A Board Game Adventure | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Characters: Belle | Beast | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip Potts | Villagers | Maurice | Phillipe | Gaston | LeFou | Bimbettes | Sultan | Wardrobe | Fifi | Angelique | Forte | Fife | Webster | Crane | Le Plume | Witherspoon | Enchantress | Monsieur D'Arque | Wolves | Music Box | Gaston's buddies

Locations: Beast's Castle | Library | Belle's Cottage | Village | Ballroom | The Black Forest | Tavern | The West Wing

Objects: The Enchanted Rose | Enchantress' Wand | Enchanted Mirror | Maurice's Machine

Songs: Prologue: Beauty and the Beast | Belle | Gaston | Be Our Guest | Something There | Human Again | Beauty and the Beast | The Mob Song | No Matter What | Me | Home | How Long Must This Go On? | If I Can't Love Her | Maison Des Lunes | A Change in Me | Stories | As Long As There's Christmas | Don't Fall in Love | A Little Thought | Listen With Our Hearts

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