You know “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen?” Or, as my almost six year old calls it before one of the 295,820 times a day she sings it, “the Frozen lady song?”
No? Well, person who apparently lives under a rock, today is your lucky day. Here are some fun facts about “Let It Go:”
1. “Let It Go” was written by lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez and composer Robert Lopez. Robert Lopez is one of only a handful of artists to complete the EGOT (Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony) quad-fecta (totally a word). He won a Tony for “Avenue Q,” a Grammy for “The Book of Mormon,” an Oscar for “Let It Go,” and an Emmy for… wait for it…
“The Wonder Pets.” You read that right. The dude responsible for this
Is also responsible for this:
So, basically, Robert Lopez is culpable for at least 67% of the instances I, as a parent of a young child, have said, “Oh GOD! Not that song AGAIN!”
2. Originally, Elsa from “Frozen” was written as villain before “Let It Go” was composed. Partially as a result of the song, she was re-written as one of the films protagonists.
3. “Let It Go” is performed by Idina Menzel and was written with her in mind. Menzel performed “Let It Go” at the 86th annual Academy Awards and was introduced by John Travolta and his haircut. It did not go well:
But it’s cool because, in addition to having a great performance, Adela Dazeem was very forgiving on Twitter.
THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO!
— Adela Dazeem (@AdelaDazeem) March 3, 2014
And now everyone in your FaceBook feed has their own John Travoltified name:
4. There’s also an official Demi Lovato version of “Let It Go.” No one seems to care.
5. There are tons of unofficial versions and mash ups of “Let It Go” too.
It’s a Youtube rabbit hole. Enter at your own risk.
So, what do you think? How many times today has *your* small child sung this song? Any other bits of “Let It Go” trivia you’d care to share?