Brilliant soundtrack! A Disney masterpiece!
The songs were written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
The music on this soundtrack can be called so many things. Beautiful, Colorful, Bright, Poignant, Catchy, Touching, Humorous, Adorable, Memorable, Graceful, Romantic... Classic.
The songs range from English folk to French Cabaret to lively Caribbean to show stopping Broadway.
The following song tracks were featured in The Little Mermaid
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Fathoms Below - Alan Menken, Howard AshmanDaughters of Triton - Alan Menken, Howard AshmanPart of Your World - Jodi BensonUnder the Sea - Samuel E. WrightPart of Your World (Reprise) - Jodi BensonPoor Unfortunate Souls - Pat CarrollPoissons - René AuberjonoisKiss the Girl - Samuel E. WrightHappy Ending - Alan Menken, Howard AshmanAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
"Under The Sea" won the Academy Award for Best Song. -Thanks to Nick Napolitano
Originally it had been planned that Sebastian have a British accent, but the movie's songwriters were looking for something a bit more upbeat and foot-tapping for the music and so it was decided to give Sebastian's two numbers West Indian rhythms, sung and voiced by the amazing Samuel E. Wright. Add some more trivia about the songs used in The Little Mermaid