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Something There


Alan Menken


Howard Ashman


Belle (Paige O'Hara/Emma Watson) Beast (Robby Benson/Dan Stevens) Lumière (Jerry Orbach/Ewan McGregor) Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers/Ian McKellen) Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury/Emma Thompson)

Feature Films

Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)


Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage Mickey's Gift of Dreams


Beauty and the Beast: Original Soundtrack Classic Disney - Volume II Disney's Greatest Volume 4 Now That's What I Call Disney! 3 Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)

Preceded by

Be Our Guest (1991 film) If I Can't Love Her (Musical) Days in the Sun (2017 film)

Followed By

Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) Human Again (Musical/Special Edition) How Does A Moment Last Forever (Montmartre) (2017 film)




"Something There" is a romantic love song featured in Beauty and the Beast. It is sung offscreen by Belle (Paige O'Hara) and the Beast (Robby Benson), accompanied by Lumière (Jerry Orbach), Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers), and Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury). 

The song was composed by Alan Menken, and lyrics were provided by the late Howard Ashman. "Human Again" was a song planned to be invluded, but due to complications, it was put away and would not be used until the 1994 musical and 2002 IMAX release. This was also the last song written for the movie and one of Howard Ashman's final songs before his death.



The song is performed soon after the Beast saves Belle from the wolf attack, and their initially shady relationship begins to blossom into a friendship. Small hints of romance are beginning to be seen as well.

The lyrical content of the song strongly emphasizes upon the fact that Belle and the Beast are beginning to fall in love. The main characters are beginning to think maybe something was absent within the first few hours Belle and the Beast met, causing them to clash. But now that the "something" is here, the love is flowing in a more stable pattern.


Belle: There's something sweet And almost kind But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined And now he's dear, and so unsure I wonder why I didn't see it there before

Beast: She glanced this way I thought I saw And when we touched she didn't shudder at my paw No it can't be, I'll just ignore But then she's never looked at me that way before

Belle: New and a bit alarming Who'd have ever thought that this could be True that he's no Prince Charming? But there's something in him that I simply didn't see

Lumière: Well, who'd have thought? Mrs. Potts: Well, bless my soul Cogsworth: Well, who'd have known?