Phil Collins wrote and performed the Tarzan soundtrack in the English, French, German, Italian, Spanish AND Bulgarian versions of the film.
If you’ve never seen the film or are too young to remember, Tarzan was the big 1999 animated Disney film. Often considered the last film of the Disney Renaissance, the period between 1989 and 1999 featuring numerous well-received Disney films, Tarzan is often associated with its soundtrack composed entirely by Phil Collins.
The most famous song from the movie, “You’ll Be in My Heart,” was so popular that it spent nineteen weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary music charts, and hit number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Even more impressively, this was Phil Collins’ first appearance on the top forty of the Billboard 100 since 1994.
So well received was the song that it won the Academy Award for the Best Original Song. In addition to writing and performing the entire soundtrack, Collins performed it in German, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, and Italian. The Hungarian, Norwegian, Brazilian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, Swedish, and Portuguese versions, however, were sung by various other artists.