Have you ever been listening to a song and a certain character pops into your head, and you're like "I could totally see *character's name* being like this at a time in their life" because I've been like that lately. I was listening to The Little Mermaid soundtrack when a certain king popped into my head. So, just for fun, I decided to make a list of Disney songs that remind me of characters from Cornelia Funke's Reckless Series (did you really think I'd blog about a different book series?? really???)
I only did this for five characters, and they're not even the *main* characters, but still! Maybe I'll find songs for more characters later!
Belle (Reprise) from Beauty and the Beast - John Reckless.
I was torn between this one and Jack's Lament from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I'm not a huge fan of John, but I can empathize with his desire to escape from a mundane life and "want adventure in the great wide somewhere." I, however, can't like him because of his abandonment of his family. I was basically abandoned by my father, and it's not cool, John. Not cool.
Mine, Mine, Mine from Pocahontas - Evenaugh Valiant.
This one is a little more humorous, but I can definitely see the greedy dwarf having all of these people breaking their backs working for him while he reaps all the rewards and riches and gives them nothing. He's also so dramatic I can hear him saying "I'd help you to dig, boys, but I've got this crick in me spine."
Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid - Kami'en.
We all know that Kami'en has always been fascinated with humans and humans weapons/things. So, this one just fits him so well. I can imagine a young Kami'en (before he took over the world) wanting so much to be above ground and wanting "to know what the people know. Ask them my questions and get some answers."
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid - Hentzau.
I literally laughed while typing this song and his name in the same sentence. In all seriousness, though, no one can tell me that a younger Hentzau was not trying his damndest to convince Kami'en that "the Human World. It's a mess." (< that's true on both sides of the Mirror.)
Just Around the Riverbend from Pocahontas - the Dark Fairy.
Ugh, I love her so much. Can you not see the Dark Fairy's sisters telling her she needs to stay on their little island and do as all the other fairies are doing and do what's expected of her? I'm sorry, but you can't contain someone as wonderfully wild and vibrant as the Dark Fairy. You can tell her to forget her dreams, but she's going to be looking into the Fairy Lake and asking "is all my dreaming at an end? Or do you still wait for me Dream-giver...just around the riverbend?"
Aaaand as a bonus
God Help the Outcasts from the Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Black Prince (from CF's Inkheart Trilogy)
The Black Prince is such a selfless character. He set my standards high in high school as to what kind of guy I wanted to date (which could be why I'm still single because no one is ever going to be that amazing of a human being...or come with a tame bear.) I cannot even tell you how amazing this guy is. Go read the books if you haven't. You'll see.
"I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
God help the outcasts
The poor and down trod"
^^ This whole section sums him up. The whole SONG basically could be written by him.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I'd love to see what songs you would pair to some of your favorite book characters!