Disney Music Monday

#DisneyMusicMonday – Zip A Dee Doo Dah

Disney Music Monday

Splash Mountain is the ride based on the movie The Song of the South.

Hello everyone, and welcome to #DisneyMusicMonday!  This week we are taking a look at one of the most popular songs in Disney — Zip A Dee Doo Dah!  Are you having a Zip A Dee Doo Dah day?  If not, maybe our post will help you out!

I’m joined by my friend Tim from Dad for Disney! Do you have a blog? Do you look forward to your Disney Music as much as I do? If so, how about writing a post and adding it to our linkup? The only criteria that matters is that it has to be about Disney Music.  It is my hope that our posts help you get back into the workweek full steam ahead, and that they turn what may be a chaotic Monday into something a little more manageable.

As I mentioned, today we are taking a look at Zip A Dee Doo Dah — the song that got it’s start in the 1946 film Song of the South, starring James Baskett.  This song won the Academy Award for Best Song, which just goes to show how popular it was from the very start!

To celebrate this, here is a YouTube clip of the song as seen in the movie.  I hope you enjoy it!

Now that I hopefully have put a smile on your face, go check out the rest of the entries, and thanks for stopping by!

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#DisneyMusicMonday – Dapper Dans

Main Street, U.S.A. and the Dapper Dans -- an incredibly patriotic American symbol!

Main Street, U.S.A. and the Dapper Dans — our choice for #DisneyMusicMonday!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s #DisneyMusicMonday post!  Last week we shared with you our favorites from the movie Mary Poppins, and our response was great!  I loved all of you that linked up, and also loved reading all of your comments!  Today I’m taking a look at a musical group that often is found in the Magic Kingdom — the Dapper Dans!  In the picture above, they are posing with my niece Anna Jane and my daughter Sophie!

To kick off the week, here are a couple of videos that should bring a smile to your face!  Go check them out, and thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to link up your posts, as well as check out the entries from my fellow bloggers!  Have a great week, everyone!

Disney Music Monday

Disney Music Monday – Julie Andrews

Disney Music Monday

To me, Julie Andrews best Disney role comes in the form of that Practically Perfect Mary Poppins!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post in our new series, #DisneyMusicMonday!  Since the start of the work week often has it’s own blah moments, whether it be from not having the weekend anymore to enjoy, or your boss stressing you out, I thought a little Disney Music pick me up would be the perfect thing to start the week off right.  Since this is our inaugural post, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite music from that person who is Practically Perfect in every way — Mary Poppins!

Julie Andrews brought her to life on the screen, of course, as she was the actor that performed those great Sherman Brothers songs.  I won’t get into the story a whole lot, because I’m sure you know it all better than I do anyway, but I will share with you a few of my favorite songs from the movie.

I’m a sentimental type anyway, so for me, the two songs I’m featuring from Mary Poppins really do show the best in all of us.  They may not be as catchy as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, or as witty as Chim Chim Cher-ee, or give good advice like A Spoonful of Sugar, but the two songs below are my favorites by far.

The first one is Feed the Birds, that wonderful song that shows what true kindness is all about, and reminds us all that there is always something we can do for others.  I was fortunate enough to learn of a YouTube video of Kristin Chenoweth performing this song.  It is a tribute song, and Jeffrey Sherman, one of the children of Robert Sherman, helped produce the video.  Amazingly, it was compiled by a whole bunch of iPhone recordings of people in the audience at the Hollywood Bowl where the song was performed, and it features some special interview segments that you won’t want to miss.  For those that want to see it, here it is, courtesy of YouTube.

The second song that I’m talking about is Let’s Go Fly a Kite.  In my opinion, this song — both portrayed in the movie and sung in the streets of London during a mash-up, is one of the most cheerful, uplifting songs I’ve heard.  The video I’m sharing with you is from that London mash-up, and it’s amazing how recognizable that song is.  Here it is for your enjoyment.

Thank you for stopping by today in our inaugural Disney Music Monday!  Go check out the rest of the posts, and check back next week for another edition!  Have a great week!

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