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Making Today a Perfect Day
"Making Today a Perfect Day"

Performer

Idina Menzel
Kristen Bell
Chris Williams
Jonathan Groff
Josh Gad

Writer

Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Released

March 13, 2015

Duration

4:58

"Making Today a Perfect Day" is a song written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and sung by Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell), with the additional vocals from Oaken (Chris Williams), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), and Olaf (Josh Gad), in the 2015 Disney animated short Frozen Fever.

During the song, Elsa comes down with a cold while trying her utmost best to make Anna's birthday the best that she has ever had to make up for the ones missed out on over the years. However, Elsa's cold worsens which results in her exhaustion, and with Anna's insistence she finally goes to rest in the evening. To Anna, the best gift Elsa gave was allowing Anna be able to take care of her older sister.

Lyrics

Elsa: You've never had a real birthday before,
except of course the ones you spent outside my locked door
So I'm here, way too late, to help you celebrate
and be your birthday date, if I may

Achoo!

Anna: Elsa, I'm thinkin' you might have a cold

Elsa: I don't get colds. Besides, a cold never bothered me anyway

Just follow the string!

I've got big plans! I've got surprises for today!
Nothing, but nothing's, gonna get in our way!
I've worked for weeks, planned ev'rything within my pow'r
I even got Kristoff and Sven to take a show'r
If someone wants to hold me back,
I'd like to see them try
I'm on the birthday plan attack:
I'm giving you the sun, the moon and the sky

I'm making today a perfect day, for you
I'm making today a blast, if it's the last thing I do
For ev'rything you are to me, and all you've been through
I'm making today a perfect day for you

Achoo! Achoo!

Anna: They come in threes!

Elsa: I'm fine. Achoo!

Surprise, surprise! This one is specially Achoo!

Anna: Wow, you've got me reeling, but I'm still concerned for you
I think it's time that you go home and get some rest

Elsa: We are not stopping 'cause the next one is the beh-, eh-, achoo!

Anna: Elsa, you gotta go lie down

Elsa: No way! We have to paint the town

Anna: But you need medical attention

Oaken: Are you sick? How 'bout a cold remedy of my own invention?

Elsa: No thanks.

Anna: We'll take it.

Children choir: We're making today a perfect day for you

Elsa: Making today a special day

Children choir: We're singing a birthday song to make your wishes come true

Elsa: Wishes come true

Children choir: We love princess Anna

Elsa: And I love you too

Children choir: So, we're making today a perfect day,
a fabulous day in every way
Yes, we are making today a perfect day!

[Instrumental]

Elsa: Come on, now we climb!

Anna: Elsa, that's too much. You need to rest.

Elsa: We need to get our birthday chills — I mean "thrills".

Makin' dreams! Making plans! Go, go, go, go!
Follow the string to the end
You are my very best friend

Anna: Elsa?

Elsa: What? I'm fine
We're gonna climb!
We're gonna sing!
Follow the string
to the thing!

Happy, happy, happy,
merry, merry, merry,
Hot, cold, hot birthday

Anna: Elsa, look at you: you've got a fever! You're burning up!

Alright, we can't go on like this
Let's put this day on hold
Come on, admit it to yourself

Elsa: Okay, I have a cold

I'm sorry Anna, I just wanted to give you one perfect birthday. But I ruined it, again.

Anna: You didn't ruin anything. Let's just get you to bed.

Everyone: Surprise!

Anna: Wow!

Elsa: Wow...

Everyone: We're making today a perfect day for you
We're making today a smiley face, all shiny and new

Kristoff: There's a fine line between chaos

Olaf: ...and a hullabaloo!

Everyone: So we're making today a perfect day,
Making today a perfect day!

A! N! N! A!

Making today a perfect day for you

Kristoff: Happy birthday.

Everyone: Making today a happy day, and no feeling blue

Kristoff: I love you baby!

Everyone: For ev'rything you are to us,
And all that you do

Kristoff: I do!

Everyone: We're making today a perfect day,
making today a perfect day,
we're making today a perfect day

Elsa: Perfect day!

Anna: Okay, to bed with you.

Elsa: No - wait, wait! All that's left to do is for the queen to blow the birthday bukkehorn.

Anna: Oh, no no no no no no no...

Elsa: Achoo!

Anna: Best birthday present ever.

Elsa: Which one?

Anna: You letting me take care of you.

Elsa: Achoo!

Trivia

  • The opening notes to the song are identical to that of "Life's Too Short".
  • The song was released as piano/vocal sheet music, published by Hal Leonard.

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