1992 Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle – A Whole New World (Alladin’s Theme) (US:#1 UK:#12)

1992_soundtrack_alladinA Whole New World is the soundtrack from Disney’s 1992 animated feature film Aladdin, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The song is a ballad between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine about the new world they are going to discover together while riding on Aladdin’s magic carpet. The original version was sung by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga during the film. They also performed the song in their characters at the 65th Academy Awards, where it won Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as the first and only Disney song to win a Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards. In 2014, Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed performed the song as Aladdin and Jasmine in the film’s Broadway adaptation.

A single version of the song was previously released that year and was performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. This version is played in the movie’s end credits and is referred on the soundtrack as “Aladdin’s Theme”. This version peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 6. This song was arranged by Robbie Buchanan and Mike Landau played the guitarsolo


Walter Afanassieff