Have you heard the cover of "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" by the Disney Channel Circle of Stars? Or perhaps the version sung by Laura Morano on the Disney's Frozen Christmas Celebration? I didn't particularly like them, for one main reason: Why are they singing it so happy?
"Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" is often mistaken for a "happy" song, when in reality, it isn't a happy song at all. It's upbeat, but not happy. The first verse covers how dejected Anna feels without Elsa, and the second verse is about how bored Anna is. The third verse gets even sadder with their parents deaths, and Elsa once again refusing to comfort Anna. But when Circle of Stars or Laura Morano covers it, not only do they add "It doesn't have to be a snowman. Okay, bye," to the verses that don't have it, but they sing the last verse altogether as a group, upbeat and happy, and completely ignoring what the song actually says. It's why I quickly began to ignore all the times they showed it on Disney Channel and played it on Radio Disney. Their renditions are almost offensive to me. The song is so sad, and they sing it like it's "For the First Time in Forever" with a different tune and lyrics. I understand that she song just kind of fades out, and might sound too dreary for what their going for, but I will be very,very pleased when a singer actually pays homage to the original song. Now, if you particularly enjoy those versions of the song, good for you. But in the meantime, I'll be waiting for someone to sing it the way it is done in the movie. Just sayin'. :)