Musical Monday: Mulan - I'll Make A Man Out Of You (#17).

[Every Monday, I'm going to be counting down my 52 favorite musical numbers from musical movies and TV shows. I might not like the full movie/show, but the number makes the list for various reasons: 1) I have to like the song, 2) the visual of how the number is performed is most likely unique or fun, 3) both song and visual mixes well to create an exciting or powerful number. So let's get to the next on the list.]

This film might not be in Disney's Golden Era, but it's pretty much considered one of the best in the few years that followed. There are two songs everybody thinks of when they think of this film, and this one is the catchier of the two (and the fan favorite). It's essentially a training montage song, and Mulan (a woman) needs to show that she has the skills of a man (since she's pretending to be one), but is struggling even more than the men there with her. It's a very catchy song, and the visuals that go with it are fun, as well.

And just for giggles... here's the Chinese version of the song (along with a music video)... sung by none other than... Jackie Chan! No joke.

1 comment:

  1. Love this song! Hell, I love the entirety of the MULAN soundtrack: the songs and Goldsmith's score.

    Great choice, sir.


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