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February 7

February 7, 2006 – The Compilation Album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 is Released

“I’m strange and I like it, that’s just the way I am.”

On February 7, 2006, the compilation album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 was released through Walt Disney Records. The album featured songs that were at the top of the charts for the radio station throughout 2006; the artists ranged from Disney Channel stars to pop artists, including The Cheetah Girls, Bowling for Soup, and Rihanna. The compilation album also included a bonus CD that featured music videos of these popular songs.

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January 29

January 29, 1996 – The Lion King Soundtrack Wins American Music Award

“’Til we find our place on the path unwinding, in the circle, the circle of life.”

On January 29, 1996, the 23rd American Music Awards (AMAs) were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. At this ceremony, the soundtrack for the animated feature film The Lion King won for Favorite Soundtrack, beating out the soundtracks for Dangerous Minds and Forrest Gump. This was the second win for the album, as it won the previous year for Favorite Pop/Rock Album; as the AMAs are voted on by the public, this second award showcased the soundtrack’s immense popularity and impact. This year was the first year that the category for Top Soundtrack (then known as Favorite Soundtrack) was awarded.

January 28

January 28, 2018 – “How Far I’ll Go” From Moana Wins Grammy Award

“If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me one day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go.”

On January 28, 2018, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The music from the animated feature film Moana was nominated for two awards (Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Song Written for Visual Media), and walked away with one: Best Song Written for Visual Media for “How Far I’ll Go,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

December 29

December 29, 1974 – John Lennon Signs Papers at Walt Disney World Dissolving The Beatles

On December 29, 1974, it is widely believed that John Lennon, who was staying on vacation at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, signed the paperwork that effectively dissolved the partnership of the band the Beatles. Although the rest of the band had signed the papers at Apple Headquarters, Lennon had been a no-show at the meeting, and instead had gone to celebrate Christmas at Walt Disney World with his secretary and lover May Pang.

December 25

December 25, 1999 – The Television Special Walt Disney World’s Very Merry Christmas Parade Premieres on ABC

On December 24, 1999, the holiday television special Walt Disney World’s Very Merry Christmas Parade premiered on ABC. This was the 17th annual holiday parade from the Florida parks. Although the parade had been a staple of holiday specials since the 1980s, this special was notable for deviating from the norm and airing at nighttime instead of the daytime. This parade was hosted by Mitchell Ryan, Susan Sullivan, and Wayne Brady, and featured musical performances by *NSYNC, 98 Degrees, Harry Connick Jr., SHeDAISY, and James Ingram.

December 22

December 22, 2009 – 500 Tuba Players Gather is Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

“The fact that it is held at the Happiest Place on Earth helps bring out a lot of tuba players. There’s a lot of magic brought about by it.” – Richard Dean, vice president of San Dimas High’s music program

On December 22, 2009, the 36th annual Tuba Christmas took place, this time in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney shopping area. This was the fifth appearance for the tuba players in Disneyland, and the largest gathering of all the Tuba Christmas events, with over 500 taking place worldwide. Although the group hadn’t met before this event, they were able to serenade Disney park shoppers with several familiar songs, including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

December 7

December 7, 2010 – Wonders of the Younger by Plain White T’s is Released Through Hollywood Records

“We may only have tonight, but till the morning sun you’re mine, all mine.”

On December 7, 2010, the sixth studio album by rock band Plain White T’s, Wonders of the Younger, was released through Hollywood Records. The album featured two promotional singles: “Rhythm of Love” and “Boomerang;” the former peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 38. The album itself received mixed reviews and peaked on two charts: Top Rock Albums (number 23) and U.S. Billboard 200 (number 149).