"My Finest Hour" is a deleted song from the film, Aladdin written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. It was to be sung by Jafar when he used Genie to take over Agrabah. Like the other full-length songs intended for Jafar ("Humiliate the Boy" and Why Me?"), this song was ultimately cut for numerous reasons, particularly pacing issues and schedule. It would be replaced, however, by the reprise of "Prince Ali".
[Genie: You know, Al, I'm getting really... I don't think you're him. Haven't I seen your picture in the post office side view?
Jafar: I am your master now.
Genie: I was afraid of that.
Oh, I love it when you say
Little words like 'afraid', what a thrill
And you, my porky protégé
Are the means I shall use to instill
In the hearts of those who kept me out
So, prepare to bust a gut
As I unleash a glut
Of wishes... nothing but
My finest hour
[Genie, grant me my first wish!
I wish to rule on high, as sultan!
Sultan: What — what is this? What's going on? I, I — !
Sultan: Jafar, you... vile betrayer!
Iago: That's sultan vile betrayer to you!
Aladdin: Oh, yeah? We'll just see about that! ... The lamp!
Finders keepers, buckaroo
What a joke you've become, Prince Ali
[Aladdin: Oh, boy. Genie, no!
Genie: Sorry, kid. I've got a new master now.
Sultan: Jafar, I order you to stop!]
You can order 'til you're blue
There's a new order now; bow to me
[Jasmine: We will never bow to you!
Iago: Why am I not surprised?]
You're worse than foolish
If you peasants aren't prepared to bow
Now, let's really go to town
Genie, take this next wish down
It's a killer and will crown
My finest hour
Genie, my second wish!
I wish to be... the most powerful sorcerer in the world!
Aladdin: Genie, stop!
Iago: Ladies and gentlemen, a warm Agrabah welcome, for Sorcerer Jafar!
Jafar: Now, where were we? Hah, ah, yes... abject humiliation.]
Now, my pretty puppet pet
Meet a blast from your past, and who's he?
[Iago: He's an urchin from the backstreets of Agrabah! Say hello to your dream date —]
— As he was was when you first met
Vermin rodent, the ex-Prince Ali
[Iago: Or should we say, Aladdin?
Aladdin: Jasmine, I... I, I tried to tell you — !]
Your magic carpet
Just can't hold a candle to a
Iago: Now, let's see. Where does he belong? Ah, could it be, eh, the ends of the earth!?
Jafar: Works for me!]
Arrive beyond the pale
With a rocket on your tail
And your journey will unveil
Foreign travel on a scale
That would make a camel quail
With a doomed and dying wail
As the world stands by to hail
My finest hour
Iago: Bye! See ya! Don't forget to write!]
- Despite not appearing in the film as intended, an instrumental version of the song can be heard throughout the film's score, as Jafar's theme.
- The song was first released as a Disney Movies Anywhere bonus feature for the Aladdin Diamond Edition release.
- Apparently, the full version is six minutes long and involves Jafar playing baseball with the Earth, but there's no trace of that online.