Something There - WikipediaBelle song is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. Originally recorded by actress Paige O'Hara and actor Richard White , "Belle" is a French and classical-inspired song that incorporates musical elements from both the Broadway and musical theater genres. The film's first song, "Belle" is a large-scale operetta-style musical number that introduces the film's book-loving heroine Belle , a non-conforming young woman who has grown weary of the provincial village life that she is being forced to live, and Gaston who desires her hand in marriage. The reprise mentions how she not only wants to give up her village life but also not accept Gaston's hand in marriage. Belle: Little town, it's a quiet village Every day like the one before Little town, full of little people Waking up to say Man 1: Bonjour! Man 2: Bonjour!
Originally recorded by American actress and singer Paige O'Hara and American actor Richard White , "Belle", a mid-tempo French and classical music-inspired song, incorporates both Broadway and musical theatre elements. The film's first song and opening number, "Belle" appears during Beauty and the Beast as a large scale operetta -style production number that introduces the film's heroine Belle , considered a book-loving nonconformist by the townspeople of the village, who has grown weary of the provincial life in which she is supposed to live, and Gaston , the film's narcissistic villain who wishes to desire her hand in marriage despite Belle's rejections. The song was similarly featured in the Broadway musical based on the film , originally performed by American actress and singer Susan Egan. In an attempt to replicate the unprecedented success of The Little Mermaid ,  Walt Disney Animation Studios decided to adapt the traditional fairy tale " Beauty and the Beast " into an animated feature film. According to Menken, the "plot-furthering songs"  in Beauty and the Beast , including "Belle", developed quite naturally as a result of the fact that the film was written to "almost Written in a style that Menken would later admit is very "distant from contemporary pop ", the songwriters were initially skeptical of "Belle", fearful of the song's potential to "end their careers at Disney" if it was not well received. Ashman and Menken initially doubted that the filmmakers would appreciate their very theatrical approach to animation.
Little town It's a quiet village Every day Like the one before Little town full of little people Waking up to say Bonjour! There goes the baker with his tray like always The same old bread and rolls to sell Every morning just the same Since the morning that we came To this poor provincial town Look, there she goes, the girl is strange, no question Dazed and distracted, can't you tell? Never part of any crowd 'Cause her head's up on some cloud No denying she's a funny girl, that Belle Bonjour Good day How is your family? Bonjour Good day How is your wife? I need six eggs That's too expensive There must be more than this provincial life Look, there she goes That girl is so peculiar I wonder if she's feeling well With a dreamy, far-off look And her nose stuck in a book What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle Oh, isn't this amazing? It's my favorite part because What lovely grapes Some cheese
Some say Aladdin ; others, SleepingBeauty. But actually? It's BeautyAndTheBeast - she has no idea she's reading her own future! Read on, my friends! DisneyMusicTheory pic. Belle sings it twice: when describing her favorite book, and later in Something There when realizing this book is about HER.
Belle: Little town, It's a quiet village. Every day, Like the one before. Little town, Full of little people, Waking up to say Aristocratic Lady: Bonjour! Fish Man: Bonjour! Egg Man: Bonjour!