“Her Voice” – The Little Mermaid
Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Long before Tangled, Alan Menken began his foray into the land of fairy tales composing music for the film The Little Mermaid with lyricist Howard Ashman, earning him the first (and second) of many Oscars to come. This Menken song where Prince Eric obsesses over an encounter with the beautiful mermaid Ariel was added to the score for the stage version, this time with lyrics by Glenn Slater. While Ariel’s voice is haunting to the lovesick Eric, it may not be quite as memorable as that of actress Fran Drescher whose first autobiography Enter Whining (if that doesn’t tell you everything) was released on this day in 1995.