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“When You Wish upon a star” by cliff edwards

“When You Wish Upon A Star” by Cliff Edwards is a song that gives listeners a sense of hope, faith, and positivity to achieve your dreams. This recording stood out to me because no matter what age you are, this song makes you feel at ease. I personally had grown up watching Disney movies and listening to Disney songs. I can remember standing in front of the Disney Castle in Walt Disney World and in the lobby of a Disney Cruise Ship and hearing this song play. It instantly gives you chills when you hear it. 

“When You Wish Upon A Star” was released in 1940 for the Disney film, Pinocchio. Disney uses this song to make people feel magical and to inspire them to chase their dreams. Cliff Edwards not only sang the lyrics to this song, but also voiced the role of Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio. While this is one of Edwards’ most popular songs, he also has tracks like “Singin’ in the Rain” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” Edwards has also starred on Broadway during his career as well in musicals like Lady Be Good. He is an artist that has showcased his incredible talents throughout his life. 

Overall, the song, “When You Wish Upon A Star” by Cliff Edwards has a powerful message for all audiences. It transports listeners to a world of pure happiness and relaxation that will bring a little joy to your day, while also promoting the importance of following your dreams and how they really can come true. 

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