Ne-Yo, Jhene Aiko, Ariana Grande & More Cover Disney Classics on ‘We Love Disney’ Album
Even the biggest hip-hop and R&B heads have a sweet spot for Disney movies. To bring a fresh sound to some classic songs from films like Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Cinderella, Verve Records and Walt Disney Records taps some of the music industry's finest for We Love Disney, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Disney songs.
While Ne-Yo will sing a jazzy big-band version of "Friend Like Me" from Aladdin, Jhene Aiko will head to magical dimensions in her cover of "In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice" from Alice in Wonderland. Ariana Grande, who is coming out of a controversy herself, will cover the Hercules tune "Zero to Hero." Jessie Ware, Jason Derulo, Yuna and Jessie J are among some of the other artist who lend their stellar pipes to the project.
The 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster will helm the sounds behind the singers. Foster is known for music staples like Earth Wind & Fire's "After the Love Has Gone," Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire," Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," Brandy's "Have You Ever?" and Monica's "For You I Will."
“In choosing the artists to appear on We Love Disney, we tried to cover the whole spectrum,” Foster said in a press release. ”I wanted great singers. That’s always been my mandate. We set the bar high and everyone who came in absolutely killed it. The vocals on this album are spectacular."
The album isn't due until Oct. 30, but Disney aficionados can pre-order it now on iTunes.
Verve Records and Walt Disney Records' We Love Disney's Track List
1. "Friend Like Me" (From Aladdin) – Ne-Yo
2. "Part of Your World" (From The Little Mermaid) – Jessie J
3. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama" (From The Lion King) – Jason Derulo
4. "The Rainbow Connection" (From The Muppet Movie) – Gwen Stefani
5. "Zero to Hero" (From Hercules) – Ariana Grande
6. "In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice" (From Alice in Wonderland) – Jhené Aiko
7. "I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song") (From The Jungle Book) – Fall Out Boy
8. "Colors of the Wind" (From Pocahontas) – Tori Kelly
9. "Spoonful of Sugar" (From Mary Poppins) – Kacey Musgraves
10. "Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat" (From The Aristocats) – Charles Perry
11. "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (From Cinderella) – Jessie Ware
12. "Let It Go" (From Frozen) – Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale
13. "It’s a Small World" – We Love Disney Artists
14. "It’s Not Easy Being Green" (From The Muppet Show) – Brenna Whitaker
15. "A Whole New World" (From Aladdin) – Yuna
Listen to Ne-Yo's Cover of "Friend Like Me" From Aladdin
20 Nightmares for People Who Love R&B