Under the Sea

Album: The Little Mermaid Soundtrack (1989)
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  • This is a big song in the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid. It is performed by Sebastian the crab, who is trying to convince Ariel the mermaid that instead of joining the human world, she should enjoy the wonder life they lead underwater.
  • Alan Menken wrote the music with lyrics by Howard Ashman. The song is done in a Calypso style typical of the Caribbean, as the undersea creatures are, after all, tropical. In the movie, the song is performed by Samuel E. Wright, who was the singing voice of Sebastian. >>
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  • This won an Oscar for Best Original Song.
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  • Sulistiya from Arema, IndonesiaI used the song for my 8 graders school students when we talked about sea creatures. We played the tune, and I found that all students were absorbed.Really wonderful song and students loved to listen again and again. Awesome!!!!
  • George from Calumet City, IlWonderful song.
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