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}}"'''Perfect World'''" is a song featured in [[Disney]]'s ''[[The Emperor's New Groove]]''. It is sung by [[Tom Jones]] as the Theme Song Guy.
}}"'''Perfect World'''" is the opening song in [[Disney]]'s ''[[The Emperor's New Groove]]''. It is sung by [[Tom Jones]] as the Theme Song Guy.

Revision as of 13:22, August 14, 2019

"Perfect World" is the opening song in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove. It is sung by Tom Jones as the Theme Song Guy.


The song is first sung at the beginning of the film where the Theme Song Guy sings about Kuzco's palace under control. The song pauses for awhile when Kuzco blames Rudy for interrupting the musical number so one of his guards expels him for doing so. The song then resumed and ends with Kuzco and his guards dancing together.

During the end of the film when Kuzco reforms and gets along with Pacha and the peasants, the Theme Song Guy sings a reprise of the song again in Kuzcotopia.


There are despots and dictators
Political manipulators
There are blue bloods with the intellects of fleas
There are kings and petty tyrants
Who are so lacking in refinements
They'd be better suited swinging from the trees

He was born and raised to rule
No one has ever been this cool
In a thousand years of aristocracy
An enigma and a mystery
In Mesoamerican history
The quintessence of perfection that is he

(verse only included in the soundtrack version)
He's the sovereign lord of the nation
He's the hippest dude in creation
He's a hep cat in the emperor's new clothes
Years of such selective breeding
Generations have been leading
To this miracle of life that we all know

What's his name?
Chorus: Kuzco, Kuzco (That's his name)
Kuzco (He's the king of the world)
Kuzco, Kuzco (Is he hip or what?)
Kuzco (Yeah)

He's the sovereign lord of the nation
He's the hippest cat in creation
He's the alpha, the omega, A to Z
And this perfect world will spin
Around his every little whim
'Cos this perfect world begins and ends with (Kuzco: Me)

What's his name?
Chorus: Kuzco, Kuzco, Kuzco
Kuzco (That's his name)
Kuzco, Kuzco (Is he hip or what?)
Kuzco (Don't you know he's the king of the world?)
Kuzco-(Oh yeah)-oooo (Owww!)

You'd be the coolest dude in the nation
Or the hippest cat in creation
But if you ain't got friends then nothing's worth the fuss
A perfect world will come to be
When everybody here can see
That a perfect world begins and ends
A perfect world begins and ends
A perfect world begins and ends with us.

I'll be the sovereign queen of the nation
And the hippest chick in creation
I'm the cat with all the cream and ooh-la-la
This deadly concentration
Will put an end to my frustration
Now this perfect world begins and ends with moi

What's my name?
Yzma, Yzma, Yzma
Yzma (what's my name?)
Yzma, Yzma (What'd you say?)
Yzma (Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)


  • Sting was originally set to sing the version in the film, but the filmmakers opted to go with a more Las Vegas-y sound. Hence, Tom Jones replaced the vocals.
  • In the documentary The Sweatbox, it is revealed that Yzma was to sing a corrupted version of the song. It was ultimately cut, most likely for pacing reasons.
  • The song references the film's title reference of The Emperor's New Clothes.

v - e - d
Films: The Emperor's New GrooveKronk's New GrooveThe Sweatbox

TV Series: The Emperor's New School House of Mouse
Video Games: Video GameThe Emperor's New Groove: Groove CenterDisney Emoji Blitz Disney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Sorcerer's Arena
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingSorcerers of the Magic KingdomMidship Detective Agency

Entertainment: Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItVillains Tonight!
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Rock on With The Disney Villains

Film characters: KuzcoPachaYzmaKronkBucky the SquirrelChichaChacaTipoYupiRudyMataJaguarsTheme Song GuyIncan Palace GuardsIrate ChefTopo and Ipi

Sequel characters: Ms. BirdwellPapiHildyTina
Television characters: MalinaGuacaMoxieMr. Flaco MoleguacoYattaKavoDirk BrockHomeworkAzmaOzkerRamon
Deleted characters: HucuaSupaiMick, Bowie, and LemmyMata (deleted character)NinaOwenSnowball the Llama

Season One: "Rabbit Face" • "Squeakend at Bucky's" • "Kuzco Fever" • "Empress Malina" • "The Adventures of Red-Eyed Tree Frog Man" • "Hungry, Hungry Llama" • "Only the Wrong Survive" • "Cart Wash" • "Battle of the Bots" • "Girls Behaving Oddly" • "The Lost Kids" • "The Big Fight" • "Kuzclone" • "Unfit to Print" • "The Emperor's New Pet" • "Peasant for a Day" • "Fortune Cookie Day" • "Gold Fools" • "The Mystery of Micchu Pachu" • "Oops, All Doodles" • "Chipmunky Business" • "Clash of the Familes" • "The New Kid" • "Officer Kronk" • "Kronk Moves In" • "Kuzcogarten" • "Evil and Eviler" • "The Bride of Kuzco" • "U.F.kuzcO" • "Attack Sub" • "The Yzma That Stole Kuzcoween" • "Monster Masquerade" • "Yzmopolis"

Season Two: "The Emperor's New Tuber" • "Room for Improvement" • "Cool Summer" • "Prisoner of Kuzcoban" • "Ramon's a Crowd" • "Guakumentary" • "Show Me the Monkey" • "Demon Llama" • "Picture This!" • "TV or Not TV" • "Kuz-Cop" • "How Now Sea Cow?" • "A Fair to Remember" • "Working Girl" • "Curse of the Moon Beast" • "Aww, Nuts!" • "The Emperor's New School Spirit" • "Card Wars" • "Mudka's Secret Recipe" • "The Emperor's New Home School" • "The Emperor's New School Musical" • "A Giftmas Story" • "No Man Is an Island" • "Vincent Van Guaka" • "Air Kuzco" • "Kronkenitza" • "Come Fly with Me" • "Project Poncho" • "Citizen Kronk" • "The Pajama Llama Dilemma" • "Yzma Be Gone" • "Last Ditch Effort" • "The Good, the Bad and the Kronk" • "Mudka's #13" • "Auction Action" • "The Astonishing Kuzco-Man" • "Guaka Rules" • "Malina's Big Break" • "Hotel Kuzco" • "Father O' Mine" • "Everyone Loves Kuzco" • "Puff Piece" • "Take My Advice" • "Yzbot" • "The Puma Whisperer" • "Kronk the Magnificent" • "Kamp Kuzco" • "Groove Remover" • "Overachiever's Club" • "The Emperor's New Show" • "Too Many Malinas" • "Faking the Grade" • "Eco Kuzco" • "Kuzcokazooza" • "Kuzco's Little Secret" • "Cornivale" • "Graduation Groove"

Perfect WorldMy Funny Friend and MeWalk the Llama, LlamaBe True to Your GrooveFeel Like a MillionCamp ChippamunkaLet's GrooveYzmopolisK-U-Z-C-OSnuff Out the LightOne Day She'll Love Me
Mudka's Meat HutThe Secret LabKuzcotopiaSouth AmericaPeru
See Also
Kingdom of the Sun
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