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May 18, 1999 – Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is Released

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“Put your faith in what you most believe in, two worlds, one family. Trust your heart, let fate decide to guide these lives we see.”

On May 18, 1999, Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack was released through Walt Disney Records. It was the soundtrack for the 37th animated feature film released by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The songs were written by singer-songwriter Phil Collins, with score composed by Mark Mancina. The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard charts, and spawned two singles: “You’ll Be in My Heart” and “Strangers Like Me.” “You’ll Be in My Heart” would go on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song; the soundtrack received a Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album. It is also notable as the first soundtrack to be recorded in multiple languages for foreign markets, with Collins singing the songs in the English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French versions.

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