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Esmeralda and Quasimodo during Hoch über der Welt in Der Glöckner von Notre Dame

"Top of the World" is the third new song in the show. It takes place when Esmeralda and Quasimodo are a top of Notre Dame and it’s sung by Esmeralda and the gargoyles. Esmeralda thinks that Paris is better when viewed from above and the gargoyles encourage Quasimodo to put the moves on her. His move constitutes asking to sit next to her, which she agrees to and in the gargoyle tradition of jumping to conclusions they start planning the wedding. This song acts as a bonding song between the two.


Laverne: Quasimodo, don't be so shy.

Hugo: She's waiting for you

Victor: Think of something to say

Laverne: Think of something to do

Hugo: I know...

Gargoyles: Show her the view!

Quasimodo: See... view?

Esmeralda: I bet the king himself doesn't have a view like this. From up here, it's hard to imagine that bad
things could ever happen in such a beautiful place.
Gazing down from the top of the world
Suddenly seeing a different city
Quaint and pretty and friendly and fair
Seen from the top of the world
When my outlook is a glum one
And I need a kinder point of view
Look how quick it can become one
With someone
Like you, to
Show me life from the top of the world
Nothing needs righting and no one needs pity
Thanks for bringing me into the air
And giving me Paris unfurled
Here at the top of the world

Hugo: Why are you standing like a statue made of stone?

Laverne: Quasimodo...

Gargoyles: Say something!

Victor: You're with a girl

Hugo: (And what a girl!)

Laverne: And you're alone

Gargoyles: At the top of the world!

Laverne: She looked at you

Hugo: Right at you!

Victor: And she didn't scream...

Laverne: ... or faint ...

Hugo: ... or lose her feed

Gargoyles: What more proof that
She likes you
Could anyone possibly need?

Laverne: She wants you!

Hugo / Laverne: What are you waiting for?

Victor: Don't waste this precious chance

Gargoyles: Quasimodo, do something!

Victor: The master's gone...

Laverne: And here's a girl made for romance...

Hugo: Ev'ry curve so well curled

Gargoyles: At the top of the world

Quasimodo: Esmeralda, I... Esmeralda...

Esmeralda: That's alright. We don't have to talk.

(Repeat song, with ESMERALDA and GARGOYLES singing simultaneously)

Laverne: Say something romantic

Hugo: That's funny and fitting

Victor: It's making us frantic

Laverne: The seconds are flitting

Victor: See how the clock can tick

Hugo: She may take up knitting

Laverne: Please take our advice here

Laverne / Victor: You have to entice here

Gargoyles: We don't mind admitting
We want to throw rice here...
Quasimodo: Es... Es...

Gargoyles: Oh well, I guess silence
Will have to suffice here

Quasimodo: Esmeralda...

Esmeralda: Yes?

Quasimodo: It's nice here
The two of us sitting

Esmeralda: The two of us sitting

Gargoyles: The two of you sitting

All: On top of the world!

v - e - d

Films: The Hunchback of Notre Dame | The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
Television: House of Mouse
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks

Festival of Fools Show | The Hunchback of Notre Dame – A Musical Adventure | The Hunchback of Notre Dame Parade | Clopin's Festival of Foods | Animazment - The Musical | The Golden Mickeys


Original: Quasimodo | Esmerelda | Claude Frollo | Phoebus | Victor, Hugo, and Laverne | Clopin | Archdeacon | Achilles | Djali | Quasimodo's mother | Quasimodo's father | Old Prisoner | Snowball | Brutish and Oafish Guard | Frollo's soldiers
Sequel: Madellaine | Zephyr | Sarousch


Original: The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise) | Out There | Topsy Turvy | Humiliation | God Help the Outcasts | The Bell Tower | Heaven's Light | Hellfire | Paris Burning | A Guy Like You | The Court of Miracles | Sanctuary | And He Shall Smite the Wicked | Into the Sunlight | Someday
Sequel: Le Jour D'Amour | An Ordinary Miracle | I'd Stick With You | Fa la la la Fallen In Love | I'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing Act | Rest and Recreation | Top of the World | Esmeralda | City Under Siege | Out of Love (Reprise) | Dance of the Gypsies | Made of Stone | Grand Finale
Deleted Songs: In a Place of Miracles | As Long As There's a Moon | Someday


Paris | Notre Dame de Paris | Palace of Justice | Court of Miracles


Musical | Disney Sing Along Songs: Topsy Turvy | The Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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