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"You're sure to do impossible thingsWhen you follow your heart
If you follow your heart
Your dreams will fly on magical wings
—"Follow Your Heart," Thumbelina
A song or musical theme, often overlapping with an "I Want" Song and becoming either a Bootstrapped Theme or Music of Note, about the power of following your dreams/your heart/a star and/or making wishes. When done right, will cause even the most jaded badass to cry Manly Tears at the Awesome Music, when done wrong you will say "Tastes Like Diabetes". The Diabetes flavor will become either quickly forgotten or a pandemic level Ear Worm ("Small World" class), the Awesome Music will become as notable if not more than the work it premiered in.
See also "Somewhere" Song.
- "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio. Went to being a Bootstrapped Theme for the entire Disney empire, as well as (through osmosis via Disney World commercials) Super Bowl victory. Also was sampled by John Williams in the score of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
- "The Second Star To The Right" from Peter Pan.
- "Sweet Dreams" and "The Land of Dreams" from the Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Dreams Movie.
- "Follow Your Heart" from Thumbelina.
- "True to Your Heart" from Mulan.
- "Follow Your Dreams" from Project A-ko
Live Action Film
- "Wishing (Will Make It So)" from Love Affair.
- "The Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, especially the reprise at the end ("Life's like a movie/Write your own ending...").
- "Look To The Rainbow" from Finian's Rainbow.
- "Follow Your Heart" from Plain and Fancy.
- "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha.
- "Follow Your Heart" from Urinetown is a parody/Lampshade Hanging.
- "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music.
- "Follow Your Star" from A Class Act.
- "Use Your Imagination" from Out of This World.
- "Find Your Grail" from Spamalot.
- "Follow Your Heart (And You Won't Get Lost)" by Brett Dennen.
- Pretty much every single American Idol winner song ever recorded.
- "Listen To Your Heart" by Roxette.
- "If You Loved Her" by Everything Else.