Music Monday: If I Never Knew You (Pocohantas)
In 1995, Disney released its 33rd animated classic, Pocohantas. I remember that there was a huge movie premiere at New York's Central Park. It had to follow already Disney hits such as The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. At this point, songs were big part of Disney animated movies and the Pocohantas music was once again written by Alan Menken with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
There was one song that Menken and Schwartz had written that did not make it into the theatrical release and it is called "If I Never Knew You". It is a duet sung by John Smith (Mel Gibson) and Pocohantas (singing voice, Judy Khun). You actually hear a pop version of this song as during the credits. The pop version was sung by Jon Secada and Shanice. Both versions are available on most music streaming services.