The Little Mermaid: Soundtrack

Feature Film:

The Little Mermaid

Written By:

Alan Menken
Howard Ashman

Composed By:

Alan Menken

Orchestrated By:

Thomas Pasatieri

The Little Mermaid: The Soundtrack is the soundtrack to Disney's 1989 animated feature The Little Mermaid. It contains the songs from the film written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as the film's score composed by Alan Menken. The score was orchestrated by Thomas Pasatieri. The album received the Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

The soundtrack was first released on October 13, 1989 on both CD and cassette tape. It was re-released with different artwork, on October 14, 1997 and it was released internationally on October 31, 2000 on a double pack with The Little Mermaid II soundtrack. On October 3, 2006, a new two-disc special edition version of the soundtrack was released to correspond with the two-disc Platinum Edition DVD release of The Little Mermaid. The first disc remains identical to the original release, yet with re-mastered audio, while the newly added second disc is composed of various newly recorded version of the film's songs by different artists, such as Ashley Tisdale, Raven-Symone, The Jonas Brothers, and Jessica Simpson. It also included two videos, as well as new cover art.


As of February 2007, the album is certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. In 2010, Rhapsody called it one of the all-time great Disney and Pixar Soundtracks. All songs written and composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. All scores composed by Menken.

Track Listing

  1. "Fathoms Below"- Ship's Chorus
  2. "Main Title"
  3. "Fanfare"
  4. "Daughters of Triton"- Kimmy Robertson, Caroline Vasicek
  5. "Part of Your World"- Jodi Benson
  6. "Under the Sea"- Samuel E. Wright
  7. "Part of Your World (Reprise)"- Jodi Benson
  8. "Poor Unfortunate Souls"- Pat Carroll
  9. "Les Poissons"- Rene Auberjonois
  10. "Kiss the Girl"- Samuel E. Wright
  11. "Fireworks"
  12. "Jig"
  13. "The Storm"
  14. "Destruction of the Grotto" 
  15. "Flotsam and Jetsam"
  16. "Tour of the Kingdom"
  17. "Bedtime"
  18. "Wedding Announcement"
  19. "Eric to the Rescue"
  20. "Happy Ending"- Disney Chorus
  21. "Part of Your World"- Alana De Roma (Australian Bonus Track)

Disc 2: Special Edition

  1. "Kiss the Girl"- Ashley Tisdale
  2. "Poor Unfortunate Souls"- The Jonas Brothers
  3. "Part of Your World"- Jessica Simpson
  4. "Under the Sea"- Raven-Symone
  5. Poor Unfortunate Souls- The Jonas Brothers (Music Video) (Enhanced Feature)
  6. Making of "Kiss the Girl" Music Video (Enhanced Video)- Ashley Tisdale