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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast song
Composer Alan Menken


Lyrics Howard Ashman


Performers Angela Lansbury (in the film)

Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson (in the credits)

Feature Films Beauty and the Beast


Television Programs Unknown


Video Games Unknown


Albums Beauty and the Beast (Special Edition Soundtrack)


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"Beauty and the Beast" is a song by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. It was written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken for Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991), serving as its theme song. Originally recorded by Angela Lansbury in her film role as Mrs. Potts, it was featured as the final track on the film's soundtrack album, from which it was released on November 16, 1991. Additionally, Dion included the song on her eponymous seventeenth studio album. A pop ballad, it describes the relationship between the film's main characters, Belle and the Beast.

The song has garnered a positive reception from critics, who praised its dual role as both a musical number and a commercial single. The song won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Academy Award for Best Original Song and Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. As a single, it was a commercial success, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming both Dion and Bryson's second top ten hit in the United States. Its success has been credited with establishing Dion's career as a singer.

Lyrics Edit

Tale as old as time

True as it can be 

Barely even friends

Then somebody bends 

Unexpectedly


Just a little change

Small to say the least

Both a little scared 

Neither one prepared

Beauty and the Beast


Ever just the same

Ever a surprise

Ever as before

Ever just as sure

As the sun will rise


Tale as old as time

Tune as old as song

Bittersweet and strange

Finding you can change

Learning you were wrong


Certain as the sun

Rising in the east

Tale as old as time

Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the Beast


Tale as old as time

Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the Beast

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