Monday, May 1, 2017

Most Magical Alarm Clock on Earth

This week two things happened:

1. I moved.
2. The weather was cold and gross and then today became warm and sunny.

So, as a result, I needed some time to enjoy the sun once all the moving was over. I went out walking up Provo Canyon with my brother and sister.

It looked like this, except spring, not fall.

Since the weather was so nice, we inevitably started talking about good family memories at amusement parks, namely Disney World. We had listened to Disney music on the way up the canyon, and we started to talk about the music as well.

I mentioned that I thought once that it would be great to use "Circle of Life" from The Lion King as an alarm in the morning. Can you imagine waking up to that? My sister agreed, but added that you'd start to hate whatever song you used as alarm before too long. My brother suggested switching out songs so you don't ever get used to one being the alarm. (We also considered using them only for special occasions.)

So, for your viewing/listening pleasure, here is the list of songs we deemed perfect as morning alarms either for starting with a loud note or for being cheerful and optimistic.

"Circle of Life" (The Lion King)

"A Star Is Born" (Hercules)

"When Will My Life Begin" (Tangled)

"Gaston" (Beauty and the Beast)

"One Jump Ahead" (Aladdin)

"Friend Like Me" (Aladdin)

"When We're Human" (The Princess and the Frog)

"The Bells of Notre Dame" (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

"Perfect World" (The Emperor's New Groove)


"Fantasmic!" (Fantasmic! show in the Disney parks)

That was fun. I'm sure there were a bunch of great wake-up Disney songs I missed, so if you think of one, please mention it in the comments. Next week, I'm sure I'll be back to more serious, writerly matters. But for today, I'm enjoying my musical vacation and wishing I could take a real one.

Here are this week's debuts:

Young Adult:
J.C. Welker - The Wishing Heart (5/1)
Gwen Cole - Cold Summer (5/2)
Laurie Forest - The Black Witch (5/2)
Laura Silverman - Girl Out of Water (5/2)

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