Wake up, wake up, wake up! Have you not heard The Scuttlebutt? Or Prince Eric’s Wild Uncharted Waters power ballad? Or even Ariel’s interior For the First Time number?
Yep, the trio of new songs in The Little Mermaid live-action remake have set tongues wagging – including bad shower singing, we imagine – on social media. The problem is: no one can decide on whether the tracks are a treasure trove of musical gems or deserve to be consigned to the bottom of the ocean.
Understandably, given the hyperactive earworm of it all, Awkwafina and Daveed Diggs’ ‘Scuttlebutt’ has drawn plenty of attention.
"Y’all will not convince me the Scuttlebutt is a good song," another account argued.
One viewer commented, "I don’t think Scuttlebutt is a bad as everyone saying. Is it good? No, but it’s not awful."
Another wrote: "It’s fun, very unnecessary, I get that, but it’s also so short that like what, you can’t take a 2 min silly sequence for kids to laugh at in a 2+ hr movie? Come on, relax a little."
A separate account discussed the wider new works as a whole, saying, "It’s glaringly obvious they were composed & written by different people and so they feel comedically out of place."
"I physically cannot stop thinking of wild uncharted waters. It’s an amazing song and Jonah [Hauer-King] did a fantastic job delivering the emotion," one Twitter account wrote.
The Little Mermaid is now in theaters. For more, check out our favorite Disney songs, as well as all differences between The Little Mermaid remake and the original 1989 animation.