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Music Monday: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

As holidays come to an end and we practice writing a new year, we all have much hope and enthusiasm as 2015 begins. As the new year begins, it makes me think of the classic Disney song, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes":

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

Written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston for the 1950 Walt Disney film Cinderella. It has been recorded by a variety of artists like Perry Como, Johnny Mathias, Cher and sung in many styles (R & B, swing, waltz).  One of my favorite recordings of this song was done by Disney Channel stars in 2003. I got exposed to this version due through my kids and we all enjoyed this upbeat and modern version of a Disney classic tune.

This song is a personal favorite of mine since I am a dreamer. With dreams you can create goals and make wishes come true. We actually had live big band play at our wedding reception. My husband took this song and made a waltz arrangement for them. There was a singer who sang the song, too. So our first dance was to "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes". This song brings back many memories for me. 

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes remains a classic Disney tune that will continue to be shared across generations. 

Happy Music Monday,

-Daisy