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Starting Now is the theme song for the Disney Princess 2021 campaign Ultimate Princess Celebration. It is performed by Brandy, who portrayed Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. The song was released on May 21, 2021. An official music video for the song premiered during the Disney Princess Remixed - An Ultimate Princess Celebration special, which was held on August 2021 via Disney Channel.

Lyrics

There's a girl I find in my reflection
She is smart and kind, don't need protection
She's a warrior, and she is waiting for you
Just around the bend

Where every day you're a hero that lights up the night
Where you leave with your courage and dream with your heart
Where there's a whole new world

Starting now
There's no room left for wondering
Got a new vision of yourself
And she's who you wanna be
Starting now
Tell the moon that you're on your way
Tell the stars you'll be right there
Say goodbye to yesterday
Starting now

The girl next door, that's how they see me
But I'm so much more
I'm rising from beyond the sea
I've grown into the unknown
Up to where I see the light

I wanna take on my dreams with compassion and pride
I am courageous and strong with my friends by my side
Who knows how far I'll go

Starting now
There's no room left for wondering
Got a new vision of yourself
And she's who you wanna be
Starting now
Tell the moon that you're on your way
Tell the stars you'll be right there
Say goodbye to yesterday
Starting now

Starting now, starting now
I'm starting now, I'm starting now
Save the day, break the curse
I will always have a heart of gold, gold

There's a girl I find
Her story is a tale as old as time

Starting now
There's no room left for wondering (no, no)
Got a new vision of yourself (new vision of yourself)
And she's who you wanna be
Starting now
Tell the moon that you're on your way
Tell the stars you'll be right there
Say goodbye to yesterday
Starting now

Starting now, I'm starting now, now
I'm starting right now, I'm starting right now, oh yeah
I'm starting now


Trivia

  • The song is the fourth official Disney Princess theme song.
    • If You Can Dream was the first song released to promote the franchise and features the original eight princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Mulan.
    • The Glow was released to promote the addition of Rapunzel to the franchise with Tiana, and it features all of the Princesses in the line-up at the time. A second version also featured Merida along with Anna and Elsa.
    • Live Your Story was released to promote the Dream Big, Princess campaign, which included Moana as the 12th official member along with Elena as a guest. However, Snow White doesn't appear in any iteration of the song's videos, despite being the first official Disney Princess.
    • Starting Now features the 12 official princesses together with queens Anna and Elsa and the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, who Brandy herself portrays.
  • The song homage includes references to the songs "Reflection", "Just Around the Riverbend", "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "A Whole New World", "Into the Unknown", "I See the Light", "How Far I'll Go" and "Beauty and the Beast".
  • One of the co-writers of the song is Darren Criss, who famously starred in the Fox musical series, Glee.
  • The song is so far, the most mainstream-sounding song among all of the Disney Princess theme songs, with influences from EDM, trance and house music.
  • This is the first Disney Princess theme song to both have a lyric video and music video for the same version of the song (Brandy's version).
    • 'Live Your Story' doesn't count since it's lyric video is for Tina Parol's version, while the music video is for Auli'i Cravalho's version.

Videos

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Princesses
Official Disney Princesses: Snow WhiteCinderellaAuroraArielBelleJasminePocahontasMulanTianaRapunzelMeridaMoana

Other Princesses: EilonwyDaughters of TritonMelodyKida NedakhTing-Ting, Su, and MeiKilala RenoKairiPrincess of GentlehavenNancy TremaineVanellope von SchweetzSofiaAnnaElsaElenaRayaNamaari
Other Female Protagonists: AliceWendy DarlingTinker BellMaid MarianNalaEsmeraldaMegaraJane PorterGiselleMirabel Madrigal

Media
Films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) • Cinderella (1950) • Sleeping Beauty (1959) • The Little Mermaid (1989) • Beauty and the Beast (1991) • Aladdin (1992) • Pocahontas (1995) • Mulan (1998) • The Princess and the Frog (2009) • Tangled (2010) • Brave (2012) • Moana (2016)

Video Games: Disney PrincessDisney Princess: Royal AdventureDisney Princess: Enchanted JourneyDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Princess Majestic Quest
Home Video: Disney Princess Sing Along Songs: Once Upon a DreamDisney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea PartyDisney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly PrincessDisney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
Books: Kilala PrincessDisney PrincessDisney Princess BeginningsDisney Princess Comics TreasuryRoyal Weddings

Disney Parks
Castle of Magical DreamsEnchanted Storybook CastleFairy Tale ForestFantasy FaireGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationPrincess PavilionRoyal Banquet Hall

Fireworks: HarmonioUS

See Also
Sofia the FirstDisney FairiesPrincesses of HeartPalace PetsPrincess AcademyRalph Breaks the InternetDisney Princess - The Concert
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