Somewhere Out There
is a song written by James Horner
, Barry Mann
and Cynthia Weil
. It appears in the 1986 animated feature An American Tail, produced by Steven Spielberg, where it was sung beautifully by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram.
The single went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March of 1987. It won two Grammy Awards in 1988, for Song of the Year and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. It also earned an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for Best Original Song.
Spielberg's tale is about a group of mice who, after immigrating to New York from Russia, become separated and Fievel has to find his way back to his family. This inspirational song depicts the same sentiment of loss and optimism that the animated film shows, and the popularity of the song is evident from the number of cover versions there are available, most notably by Liza Minnelli at Carnegie Hall.
The SAB arrangement of this brilliant tune will create a highly effective and emotional rendition that will pleasantly surprise your audience with a new and unique take on a familiar and famous film song.