Four Reasons Why the Song ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ Will Be Ringing in Your Ears for a Long Time
If you are currently in charge of a young child, you will not be surprised to learn that the Disney film Frozen has captured the hearts and minds of the grade-school set, to the box office tune of more than $1 billion worldwide since its release in November of 2013.
You might also know that the earworm-inducing track “Let It Go” actually beat out Pharrell’s relentlessly catchy “Happy” for Best Original Song at the 2014 Oscars. There are a few reasons why that might have happened, although, unfortunately for us, none of them have to do with Pharrell’s humongous hat, which is so awesome it now has its own Twitter account.
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Disney Animation’s official YouTube video of the song alone has had nearly 190 million views to date, which, if nothing else, teaches us the advantage of showing our children where the “Refresh” button is on the computer so they can play the song over and over and over again, while we parents lock ourselves in the bathroom and stick lobster forks in our ears just to make it stop.
Ha ha, I’m sorry. What I really meant to say is that “Let It Go” seems to have become an anthem of sorts for children who are entering their tween years, and with good reason.
Frozen is purportedly a Disney-fied version of the fairy tale The Snow Queen, but what it actually does is use a dead parent/estranged sibling story line to aim straight for the minds of kids who are trying their best to figure out how to grow up and deal with what life throws at them on the school playground.