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"Two Worlds"
Two Worlds single.jpg
Single by Phil Collins
from the album Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
B-side "You'll Be in My Heart"
Released September 26, 2000
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:18
Label Walt Disney
Songwriter(s) Phil Collins
Producer(s) Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Son of Man"
"Two Worlds"
"Can't Stop Loving You"

"Two Worlds" is a song by English drummer and singer Phil Collins, which serves as the main theme for Disney's 1999 film Tarzan, and appears four times on the film's soundtrack.


"Two Worlds" was the first song that Phil Collins wrote for the film. After writing the piece, he collaborated with score composer Mark Manchina to ensure the musical motifs carried throughout the movie. Manchina emphasised the need for cohesiveness in the score, so "the songs didn't sound like they were recorded two years before and just dropped in". The song is a key example of how musical continuity is present across the soundtrack, with "Two Worlds" woven into the musical tapestry of the film multiple times.

Phil Collins recorded the song in English (Two Worlds), Spanish (Dos Mundos), Italian (Se vuoi), French (Entre deux mondes), and German (Zwei Welten). In addition to the song's inclusion on the film soundtrack, it was also released as a single, which remained on the German Singles Charts for five weeks, peaking at #43 on October 2, 2000.

In the Disney Interactive video game Tarzan Activity Center, an activity entitled "Tarzan's Sing and Swing" gave players the ability to either listen to three Tarzan songs, among them "Two Worlds", or sing along to a karaoke version of them.

Context in Tarzan

The song plays at the opening song to the movie immediate after the title credits, and is used multiple times throughout the film to reinforce the notion of Tarzan being torn between two worlds. It appears four times on the soundtrack. The main version of the song appears in the film's opening, as musical accompaniment to a montage involving a leopard killing Tarzan's parents and him being washed upon the shore. It shows the two families Tarzan will call his own: his human family that birthed him and the family of gorillas that raise him. The song also appears in a reprise mid-way through, as at the finale when Tarzan and Jane bid farewell to Jane's father to stay in the jungle. In addition, a pop version by Phil Collins which appears in the credits also features on the soundtrack.

Track listing

  1. "Two Worlds"
  2. "You'll Be in My Heart"


Chart (2000) Peak


German Singles Chart 43
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