"The Song of the Heart"
Promotional single by Prince
from the album Happy Feet: Music from the Motion Picture

"The Song of the Heart" is a song written and performed by Prince for the 2006 film Happy Feet.[1]

The song came about when Prince was approached to allow his song "Kiss" to appear in the film. Prince was initially hesitant to sign off on its use, but agreed to watch the film before he made a final decision.[2] Executives from Warner Bros. screened Happy Feet for Prince at his Paisley Park recording complex, and he enjoyed the film so much that he agreed to the use of "Kiss" and offered to write a new song for the film.[2] Warner Bros. executive Darren Higman said that Prince completed "The Song of the Heart" approximately one week after he was screened the film.[2] It is the only song on the soundtrack specifically written for the film.

Music video

A music video was produced to promote the release.[3]


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Golden Globe Award Best Original Song Won
2008 Grammy Award Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominated


  1. ^ "Happy Feet (Music from the Motion Picture) (2006, CD)". Discogs.
  2. ^ a b c "Prince Returns to Hollywood With 'Happy Feet': 365 Prince Songs in a Year". Diffuser.fm. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]