"When You Wish Upon a Star" is the signature song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney's 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio.[1] The original version was first sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)[1] and is heard over the opening credits and in the final scene of the film.

The song was universally praised upon its release. With its theme relating to wishes, dreams, and magic—all of which are synonymous with the Disney brand—the song has since become the anthem for the Walt Disney Company, most famously playing alongside the logo of Walt Disney Pictures before a film.

Lyrics

Male Character (Singing)/Chorus (Vocalizing):
When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Chorus (Singing):
Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing...
(vocalizes)

Jiminy Cricket (Singing)/Chorus (Vocalzing):
Like a bolt out of the blue,
Fate steps in and sees you through...
When you wish upon a star,
Your dreams... come... true!

Jiminy Cricket (Singing)/Chorus (Vocalizing):
When your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme

Chorus (Singing):
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams.. come... true!
(vocalizes)
You'll find your dreams come true!

Jiminy Cricket (Singing):
When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you.

If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do...

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue,
Suddenly, it comes in view
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

When a star is born,
They possess a gift or two
One of them is this:
They have the power to make a wish come true.

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star

When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star

If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

When you wish...
When you wish...

Fate is kind.
She brings to those who love
And this sweet, fulfillment of
Their secret's longing

Like a bolt out of a blue,
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

When you wish...
When you wish (yeah yeah yeah)
When you wish...
Wish upon a star... (your dreams come true.)

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star... (when you wish upon a star.)

When you wish...
When you wish... (when you wish...)
When you wish
Wish upon a star... (your dreams come true.)

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star

Fate is kind.
She brings to those who love
And this sweet, fulfillment of
Their secret's longing

When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

When you wish...
When you wish...

When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish...
Wish upon a star... (wish upon a star)

When you wish...
When you wish...
When you wish... (when you wish)
Wish upon a star...

Male Character/Jiminy Cricket (Singing)/Chorus (Vocalizing):
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Chorus (Singing):
Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing
(vocalizes)

Jiminy Cricket (Singing)/Chorus (Vocalzing):
Like a bolt out of the blue,
Fate steps in and sees you through...
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true!

(not in Disney Sing-Along Songs version)
Jiminy Cricket (Speaking):
From all of us to all of you, merry Christmas.

Chorus (Singing):
When you wish upon a star,
Your dreams come true!
(vocalizes)
You'll find your dreams come true!

When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you

If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing...

Like a bolt out of the blue,
Fate steps in and sees you through...
When you wish upon a star,
Your dreams come true

(instrumental)

Like a bolt out of the blue,
Fate steps in and sees you through...
When you wish upon a star,
Your dreams... come... true

Your dreams come true!

Trivia

Videos

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 134. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs".


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Media
Films: Pinocchio (Soundtrack) • RemakeVideoGeppetto (Soundtrack)

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
Shorts: Figaro and Cleo
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookPinocchio's Adventures

Disney Parks
Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthIt's a Small WorldPinocchio's Daring JourneyStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesFantasmic!Fantasy FestivalMickey's Magical Music WorldOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Once Upon a Mouse
Restaurants: Cleo'sPinocchio Village Haus Restaurant
Shops: Geppetto's Holiday WorkshopPleasure Island CandiesStromboli's Wagon
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Magic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressSpectroMagicThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
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Characters
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Locations
VillageGeppetto's WorkshopStromboli's CaravanThe Red Lobster InnPleasure IslandGeppetto's Boat
Songs
Pinocchio: When You Wish Upon a StarLittle Wooden HeadGive a Little WhistleHi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No Strings

Geppetto: ToysEmpty HeartAnd SonJust Because It's MagicBravo, Stromboli!Satisfaction GuaranteedPleasure IslandSince I Gave My Heart Away
Deleted: Jiminy CricketHonest JohnAs I Was Sayin' to the DuchessTurn On the Old Music BoxNo StringsRolling Along to Pleasure IslandThree Cheers for AnythingMonstro the Whale

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