Kiss the Girl

movie version . soul ii soul version . demo version . peter andre version . no secrets version
vitamin c version . on the record version . ashley tisdale version . broadway demo version
broadway version . colbie caillat version

It takes great music and a great crab to make the atmosphere romantic enough that a rational young prince won't notice that he and his red-headed companion have suddenly become the focus of all of the activity of the singing and dancing animals of the immediate area. Through this song Sebastian tries to get Eric to kiss Ariel. This is another one of my favourite The Little Mermaid songs, and was nominated for Best Song at the Academy Awards. (Sometimes I wish this one had won instead of Under the Sea.)

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Percussion
Strings
Winds
Words

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It's possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl

Sing with me now
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
Listen to the song
The song say kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Do what the music say
You wanna kiss the girl

You've got to kiss the girl
Why don't you kiss the girl
You gotta kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: Soul II Soul

R&B group Soul II Soul perform a groovy cover of the song for the album Simply Mad About the Mouse, which had a music video with footage from the film and all.

There you see her
Sitting just across the way
She don't have a lot to say
But there's something about her
You don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
You've got to kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
The boy's too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
A shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
You gonna kiss the girl
You gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
You gonna kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl

Now's the moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don't say a word
She won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You gotta be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
You gonna kiss the girl
You gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
You gonna kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
The boy's too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
A shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
Listen to the song
It's saying kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Music say
You got to kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
You gonna kiss the girl
You gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh my, my
You gonna kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl...

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Kiss the Girl: Demo Version

An early draft of "Kiss the Girl" was included in the Music Behind the Magic and Legacy Collection albums, showing how the song was once more laid-back that the final energetic version that we know.

(printable version)

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Sing with me now.

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look like the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: Peter Andre Version

This is a singles treatment of Kiss the Girl by Peter Andre, which I think was released alongside the 10th Anniversary re-release of the movie in the late. Most of the lyrics are identical to those of the movie version, but the melody has significantly been changed, and the video makes the meaning quite different from its purpose in the movie.

(printable version)

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It's possible she wants you, too
But there's one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl

(Sha-la-la-la-la-la)
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy (oh)
Ain't gonna kiss the girl (oh)
(Sha-la-la-la-la-la)
Ain't that sad (oh)
Ain't it shame too bad (oh)
You gonna miss the girl

Oh no

She don't wanna be alone

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time would be better
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

(Sha-la-la-la-la-la)
Don't be scared (oh)
Go on and move your head (oh)
You gotta kiss the girl
(Sha-la-la-la-la-la)
Don't stop now (oh)
Don't try to hide it how (oh)
You wanna kiss the girl
(Sha-la-la-la-la-la)
Float along (oh)
And listen to the song (oh)
You wanna kiss the girl
(Sha-la-la-la-la-la)
Let the music play (oh)
Do what the music say (oh)
You gotta kiss the girl

You gotta
You gotta
You gotta
You gotta kiss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: No Secrets Version

The girl band No Secrets's cover of Kiss the Girl was recorded for the first Disney Mania album, and their version is deliberately cute (think pink and glittery) as is the wont of a pop girl band. I don't know whether it's on purpose or not, but they seem to trip over pronouncing the "Sha-la-la-la-la" bit, making it seem rushed.

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Sha-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my

Kiss the girl

K-k-k-kiss

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her (ask her)
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl (girl)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
Look at the boy too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl

Hey boy, over here
Kiss the girl

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better (better)
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You gotta be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna kiss the girll
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl

Kiss the girl, uh
Kiss the girl
Oh, yeah
Kiss the girl
Put your lips together like this, and kiss

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
Listen to the song
It's saying kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Music say
You gotta kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl

Precussion

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
Look at the boy too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
You gotta kiss the girl
You're gonna miss the girl

Girl

Kiss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: Vitamin C Version

Singer Vitamin C covered Kiss the Girl for the Disney Mania 3, giving it a slightly lazy groove to the song, making it sound like something that should be playing on at a relaxed beach party.

(printable version)

All right, you all ready for this, man?

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl

All right!

Sha-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
What a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl

Shout it out, man!

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
What a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You gotta be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl

Kiss, kiss

Get with the groove, man!

Sha-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
What a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You gotta be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la
Oh, my my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
What a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You gotta be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl...

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Kiss the Girl: On the Record

The cast of the musical revue Disney's On the Record perform Kiss the Girl in their show. It's shortened from the film version but features some wonderful harmonies.

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It's possible she want you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take no word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it shame, too bad
He gonna miss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
Listen to the song
The song say kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Do what the music say
You gotta kiss the girl

You've got to kiss the girl
You wanna kiss the girl
You've gotta kiss the girl

Just you and me
And I can be
Part of your world

Kiss the girl
You've got to kiss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: Ashley Tisdale Version

Ashley Tisdale, of Disney The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and High School Musical covered Kiss the Girl for the 2006 Special Edition re-release of the DVD and soundtrack of The Little Mermaid. Her version is upbeat energetic pop rock, with electric guitars accompanying her on the chorus.

(printable version)

Kiss the girl
Kiss the girl

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It's possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look's like the boy's too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
It's such a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look's like the boy's too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
It's such a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You better be prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it, how
You wanna kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)

Oh
(Kiss the girl)
(Kiss the girl)

La la la la
La la la la
Go on and kiss the girl
La la la la
La la la la
Go on and kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look's like the boy's too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
It's such a shame, too bad
You're gonna miss the girl

La la la la
La la la la
(Go on and kiss the girl)
Go on and kiss the girl
La la la la
La la la la
(Go on and kiss the girl)

Go on and kiss the girl
Kiss the girl
(Kiss the girl)
Go on and kiss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: Broadway Demo version

The Broadway demo recording features a version of Kiss the Girl that brings the song back to its roots after having been covered so many times in so many different ways. The harmonies are also excellent here, promising more in the final stage version.

(printable version)

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she want you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not one single word
Go on and kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look like the boy too shy
Ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it a shame, too bad
He gonna miss the girl

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it, how
You wanna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
And listen to the song
The song say kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Do what the music say
You got to kiss the girl

You've got to kiss the girl
You wanna you kiss the girl
You got to kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl

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The final Broadway cast recording version of Kiss the Girl does exactly what I thought it would, which is to take advantage of the large chorus to make it a sweeping romantic show-stopper, driven by the energy of Titus Burgess as Sebastian. The harmonies are excellent, though I kept bracing for the "whoa whoa" bit that never arrived.

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Sebastian:
We got to create the right kind of mood.

Scuttle:
Oh, you mean like, candlelight and champagne?

Sebastian:
Nonsense! It don't take all that. Everything we need we got right here. Percussion. Strings. Winds. And words.

There you see her (sha-la-la)
Sitting there across the way (sha-la-la)
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her (about her)
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she want you, too
There is one way to ask her (kiss the girl)
It don't take a word
Not one single word
Go on and kiss the girl


Sing with me now.

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look like the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't that sad
Ain't it a shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

Eric:
You know, I really ought to know your name. Maybe I could guess. Alexandra? Annabelle? Beatrice?

Sebastian:
Ariel. Her name is Ariel.
(You wanna kiss the girl)

Eric:
Ariel? Ariel! Hey! That's kinda pretty. Okay, Ariel.

Sebastian:
Now's your moment (ya ya ya)
Floating in a blue lagoon (ya ya ya)
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better (ya ya ya ya ya)
She don't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it, how
You wanna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
And listen to the song
The song say kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Do what the music say
Go on and kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
You got to kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl

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Kiss the Girl: Colbie Caillat Version

Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, with her laidback sound, performs this groovy cover of "Kiss the Girl" for the 6th Disney Mania album.

(printable version)

There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don't got a lot to say
But there's something about her
And you don't know why
But you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It's possible she wants you, too
There's one way to ask her
It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't it sad
Ain't it a shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

Now's your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
(Floating in a blue lagoon)
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She won't say a word
And she won't say a word
Until you kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't it sad
Ain't it a shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't be scared
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don't stop now
Don't try to hide it, how
You wanna kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
Listen to the song
The song says kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Do what the music say
You want to kiss the girl

You've got to kiss the girl
Oh, why don't you kiss the girl
You've got to kiss the girl
Kiss the girl (kiss the girl)
Kiss the girl (kiss the girl)
You've got to kiss the girl
You've got to kiss the girl
Kiss the girl (kiss the girl)
Kiss the girl (kiss the girl)
You've got to kiss the girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain't gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain't it sad
Ain't it a shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl

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