You'll Be in My Heart

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"You'll Be in My Heart"
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Single by Phil Collins
from the album Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
B-side "Trashin' the Camp"
ReleasedJune 15, 1999 [1]
Format CD
Genre Pop rock
Label Walt Disney
Songwriter(s) Phil Collins [2]
Phil Collins singles chronology
"True Colors"
"You'll Be in My Heart"
"Strangers Like Me"

"You'll Be in My Heart" is a song by Phil Collins, from the 1999 Disney animated feature Tarzan . [2] It appeared on Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack as well as various other Disney compilations. A version of the single performed by Glenn Close also appears on the soundtrack.

Phil Collins English recording artist, musician, songwriter, actor

Philip David Charles Collins is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and later became singer of the rock band Genesis, and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds ", "One More Night", "Sussudio", "Two Hearts" and "Another Day in Paradise".

<i>Tarzan</i> (1999 film) 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation

Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th Disney animated feature film, the tenth and last released during the Disney Renaissance era, it is based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, being the first animated major motion picture version of the story. Directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lima from a screenplay by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, and Noni White, the film stars the voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, and Rosie O'Donnell, with Brian Blessed, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, and Nigel Hawthorne.

<i>Tarzan</i> (1999 film soundtrack) 1999 soundtrack album by Phil Collins

Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan. The songs on the soundtrack were composed by Phil Collins, and the instrumental score by Mark Mancina. The song "You'll Be in My Heart" won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, while the soundtrack album won a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album. For his contribution to the soundtrack, Collins received an American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.


A demo version with Collins playing piano and singing is featured as a bonus on the 2-DVD Special Edition of Tarzan, along with "I Will Follow", "Celebration", "6/8 Demo" and "Rhythm Piece" which became "Strangers Like Me", "Son of Man" and "Trashin' the Camp". "6/8 Demo" was not featured in the movie.

The music video for the song was directed by Kevin Godley. Collins also recorded the song in French ("Toujours dans mon cœur"), German ("Dir gehört mein Herz"), Italian ("Sei dentro me"), and Spanish ("En mi corazón vivirás").

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

Film director Person who controls the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film production

A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.

Kevin Godley British musician and music video director

Kevin Michael Godley is an English musician and music video director. He is known as the drummer of the art rock band 10cc and for his collaboration outside the band with Lol Creme.

Production and context

Collins was originally hired by Disney as a songwriter, but was chosen because he was a drummer at first and given his history as a drummer for the rock band Genesis, he appealed to the Disney production crew, who "wanted a strong jungle beat to accompany Tarzan's adventures". [3] This "ballad" is one of five original songs he wrote for the film, and he ended up also performing this song as well. [4]

Genesis (band) English rock band

Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, in 1967. The most successful and longest-lasting line-up consisted of keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. Significant former members were original lead singer Peter Gabriel, original lead guitarist Anthony Phillips, and second lead guitarist Steve Hackett. The band moved from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade. They have sold 21.5 million copies of their albums in the United States, with worldwide sales of between 100 million and 150 million.

The song, originally written for his daughter Lily was called "Lullaby" is used in a scene when Tarzan's adoptive gorilla mother Kala sings that her baby should stop crying because she will protect him and keep him safe and warm. She says everything will be fine and she tells him that "you will be in my heart always". The song is about "how love is a bond that cannot be broken". [5]

Lily Collins English-American actress, model, and writer

Lily Jane Collins is an English-American actress, model, and writer. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins and American Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Her first screen role was at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. She went on to study broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California, and as a teenager, wrote for Seventeen magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Los Angeles Times. She was named International Model of the Year by Spain's Glamour magazine after being selected by Chanel to wear one of their dresses at the Hotel de Crillon in 2007.

Kala is a fictional ape character in Edgar Rice Burroughs's original Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes, and in movies and other media based on it. She is the adoptive mother of Tarzan.

In the movie, the song ends on the first verse, the full version of the song on the soundtrack album notes that others don't understand why a mother and child who are so different can love each other. When destiny calls, the child is told he must be strong even if the parent is not with him. The song is one of only two songs within Disney's Tarzan to have a part performed by an actual character (the other being "Trashin' the Camp" which the character's role in the song can be classified as scat singing). The rest of the songs were performed by Collins himself and overlaid into the movie. The full song is finally played all together during the end credits.

In the 2006 stage version, the song is performed by Kala with the ensemble, while a reprise is performed by Kala and Tarzan when the latter "decides to join the human world". [5] This was because the omniscience of Collins' songs did not translate too well, so the song along with "Two Worlds", "perform similar thematic and character introductions on stage". [6]

Two Worlds (song) single by Phil Collins

"Two Worlds" is a song by English drummer and singer Phil Collins, which serves as the main theme for Disney's 1999 film Tarzan, and appears four times on the film's soundtrack.

Critical reception and awards

Manilla Standard said Collins "waxes poetic" with the song. [4] The Disney Song Encyclopedia deemed it an "uptempo ballad" and "tender song". [5] American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle said that Merle Dandridge, who sang this song as the role of Tarzan's adoptive mother Kala in the Broadway version, had "the best song". [7] American Literature on Stage and Screen: 525 Works and Their Adaptations said this song was "contemporary sounding yet [its] rhythmic momentum blended beautifully with the pulsating sounds of the jungle". [8] Billboard said the song ran "in the same vein" as another Collins song "Can't Stop Loving You". [9] Musical Experience in Our Lives: Things We Learn and Meanings We Make recounted a personal story of how the song has a special meaning to a mother/daughter relationship involving fetus-singing. [10] Similar stories were recounted by two other sources. [11] [12]

Soon after the song was released, it was already "being touted as an Oscar contender". [13] The song went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. [2] [14] Collins performed the song live at that year's ceremony. The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, but lost to Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger" from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me .

Chart performance

The song became very popular and received steady airplay". [15] "You'll Be in My Heart", spent nineteen non consecutive weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary charts ("the longest time ever up to that point" [16] ) and peaked at number 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. [17] The song was Collins's first appearance on the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 1994's "Everyday". [14] [18] The track peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart, [19] continuing his success that had not stopped after "Everyday".



International versions

The entire Tarzan soundtrack, including "You'll Be in My Heart", was also performed by Phil Collins in various other languages besides English, namely German, French, Spanish and Italian. The Spanish version of the song marks Collins' only appearance on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. The song charted at number 32. [18] On German television, he sang a translation of "You'll Be in My Heart" called "Dir Gehört Mein Herz". [39]

In other media

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