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"A Whole New World" is the key song from the 1992 classic animated feature, Aladdin. It was composed by Alan Menken along with lyrics written by Tim Rice. The song was sung by Aladdin and Jasmine while they were riding on the Magic Carpet about the new world that they are about to discover together while their love for each other blossomed.

Lyrics

Aladdin:
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

Jasmine:
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Aladdin: Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Jasmine:
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A Whole New World
(Aladdin: Don't you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Aladdin: Hold your breath - it gets better)
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

Aladdin: A whole new world
(Jasmine: Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Jasmine: Every moment red letter)

Aladdin and Jasmine:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Aladdin and Jasmine:
A whole new world (A whole new world)
That's where we'll be (That's where we'll be)
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
A whole new life

Aladdin and Jasmine:
For you and me

Aladdin:
You must feel trapped inside these walls
We'll run away, just you and me
Why not escape as evening falls?
Theres a whole world you've yet to see

Jasmine:
(Spoken) If I go with you, will it be safe?

Aladdin:
(Spoken) Sure. Do you trust me?

Jasmine:
(Spoken) What did you just say?

Aladdin:
(Spoken) Do you trust me?

Jasmine:
(Spoken) I'm not sure why, but... yes.

Aladdin:
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

Jasmine:
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Aladdin:
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Jasmine:
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world

Aladdin:
Don't you dare close your eyes

Jasmine:
A hundred thousand things to see

Aladdin:
Hold your breath, it gets better

Jasmine:
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back
To where I used to be

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
Every turn a surprise

Aladdin:
With new horizons to pursue

Jasmine:
Every moment gets better

Both:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

~Instrumental Break~

Jasmine:
A whole new world

Aladdin:
Don't you dare close your eyes

Jasmine:
A hundred thousand things to see

Aladdin:
Hold your breath, it gets better

Jasmine:
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back
To where I used to be

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
Every turn a surprise

Aladdin:
With new horizons to pursue

Jasmine:
Every moment gets better

Both:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Aladdin:
A whole new world

Jasmine:
A whole new world

Aladdin:
That's where we'll be

Jasmine:
That's where we'll be

Aladdin:
A thrilling chase

Jasmine:
A wondrous place

Both:
For you and me

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But now from way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
(Don't you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath - it gets better)
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
With new horizons to pursue
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
(A whole new world)
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
(Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Every moment gets better)
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you (you)

A whole new world
(A whole new world)
That's where we'll be
(Where we will be)
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

Trivia

  • Howard Ashman and Alan Menken discussed writing a song for the Magic Carpet ride. Sadly, Ashman passed away in March 1991 before they could begin. Fortunately, Tim Rice was brought in to help Menken finish the song.
  • The song would later be featured in attractions at the Walt Disney Parks and Resort such as The Magic Carpets of Aladdin and Mickey's PhilharMagic. It is also featured in its own scene in World of Color and a short scene in Fantasmic!.
  • The scene is one of the very few in the original script to have made it in the final film.
  • During the song the carpet flies not only in Agrabah but also to the pyramids of Egypt, Zeus's temple in Greece, and the forbidden city in China.
    • Additionally, Greece and China are seen in two later films, Hercules and Mulan.
  • This is the third duet sung by a Disney Princess and Prince. The first is So This is Love from Cinderella, the second being Once Upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty, the fourth being If I Never Knew You (a deleted song) from Pocahontas and the fifth is I See the Light from Tangled.
  • This is the only Disney song that won a Grammy for Song of the Year.
Songs
Original Arabian Nights | One Jump Ahead | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali | A Whole New World
The Return of Jafar I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves There's a Party Here in Agrabah | Out of Thin Air | Welcome to the Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales More Than a Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs Humiliate the Boy | Proud of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count on Me | Call Me a Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure | My Finest Hour | To Be Free
Broadway A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls | Somebody's Got Your Back | Diamond in the Rough
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