A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Album: Cinderella (1950)

Songfacts®:

  • This was written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston for the 1950 Walt Disney film Cinderella. It finds Cinderella, as voiced by Ilene Woods, encouraging her animal friends to never stop wishing and dreaming. The Pinocchio song "When You Wish Upon A Star" has a similar theme.
  • The melody is based upon Franz Liszt's "Ricordanza" Étude, the ninth of the Hungarian composer's 12 Transcendental Études.
  • Perry Como recorded the song with Mitchell Ayres' and His Orchestra in New York City on October 3, 1949. Other artists that have covered the tune include Michael Bolton, Hilary Duff, Johnny Mathis, Cher, Bette Midler and Linda Ronstadt.
  • English actress Lily James, who plays Cinderella in the 2015 film adaptation, recorded the song for the film's soundtrack.
  • Jessie Ware recorded a cover of the song for the 2015 compilation album We Love Disney. The English songstress said: "Basically, I got accused of trying to sing too Disney on my first record when I was doing demos I love Disney songs so, so much, so to be able to sing on this album is a huge honor and a real treat."

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  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLove this song. One of my fav Disney tunes.
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