Dennis James; Organist and Historial Preservationist

Shifting to the pipe organ at the age of 12 has since been a consistent part of his life. This change from accordion to the organ was overall a benefit to both James’s career and his audience. Looking back, he admits that he probably wouldn’t have stayed with music and instead pursued another interest namely oil painting. Instead of Dennis James the oil painter, he is currently known internationally as a professional organist and a historic preservationist.

Disney and Dreams; Covering Sleeping Beauty

Second only to Dumbo (who doesn’t speak at all), Aurora had the least lines of any Disney Movie lead. The princess spoke less than 20 lines in the whole film. As the voice of Princess Aurora, Mary Costa became entwined with the character. Regardless of the lack of lines, when the audience does hear her voice especially for the songs she sings, it’s majestic. Trying to decide which specific song to highlight is almost as difficult as the fairy godmother’s trying to decide whether Aurora’s dress should be pink or blue. The scenes where the two fairies couldn’t agree on whether the dress should be pink or blue is inspired by the filmmaker’s own indecision on the dress’s colour. The iconic song of Sleeping Beauty is “Once Upon a Dream” is the focus of our article. Enjoy these amazing covers!

Finding Tunes from ‘Finding Nemo’

Most of the soundtrack is simply musical scores not sung music. The score of the film is beautiful and received a nomination for the 76th Academy Awards for Best Original Score losing against  Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. I can’t argue with that choice as it’s a film series I eventually will be covering (Yes, pun intended).

In fact, there are only three lyrical songs in the whole film; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Darla played by LuLu Ebeling, “Just Keep Swimming” by Dory played by Ellen DeGeneres, and finally “Beyond the Sea” performed by Robbie Williams. 

Covering the Amazing Mary Poppins

This movie is one of the most whimsical films that Disney has done (in my opinion). It contrasts dreary England with the imaginative magic of a whole new world. That contrast makes the whimsy that Mary Poppins brings forth to the children and the audience for that matter, all the more sensational. The highlighted song for this article from the gorgeous 1964 film is, of course, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Check the highlighted covers below!

Heavy Metal Heroes

Heavy Metal Heroes have heard the cries from hypotheticals on the internet and from within your imagination. From the depths of the internet, of the expansive wonder that is the Youtube universe, comes a band unlike any other. This band has been born from a combination of superheroes and metal music to cover your favorite songs.

Disney and Dreams: Covering Tarzan

The man behind the Tarzan soundtrack is Phil Collins. He was the main guy throughout the film arranging, composing and singing the songs. Other musicians that also contributed to the soundtrack include Mark Mancina, Glenn Close, Rosie O’Donnell, and Paul Bogaev. Together, they provided a gorgeous soundtrack with the voice of Phil Collins throughout. Phil Collins brings in some deep and heavy emotions into the lyrics and the movie itself. 

Disney and Dreams: Covering Snow White

“Someday my Prince will come” is the song that stands out as the song of this Princess. Maybe that’s just me, but it’s a darn popular song to cover.

Dreams and Disney: Covering Cinderella

“Have faith in your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing The dream that you wish will come true” A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Cinderella 1950. As I had mentioned in the Disney Medley article, there are so…