“High adventure that’s beyond compare…”
Last Wednesday, Alicia Keys sang a mournful rendition of the theme song of the animated series “Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” forcing millions to cry so hard they shed tears of Gummiberry Juice.
On the YouTube page for the video, the song’s co-composer Michael Silversher leveled praise at Keys’ version of the tune:
What a surprise!! Patty Silversher and I wrote this song for the Disney TV series in 1986. It’s a? thrill to hear Ms. Keys poke fun and be at the same time sincere in this most soulful version ever! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!! Thanks again, Alicia and Jimmy, too!! We Love you!
And for reference, let’s take a look at the original. Kinda different, no?
“Adventures of the Gummi Bears” aired from 1985-1991 on NBC for four seasons, then moved to ABC.