A pop version of it was performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle in the film's closing credits. All the while, Jasmine silently deciphers that Prince Ali is the boy that she met in the marketplace. After Aladdin saves Agrabah and the Sultan allows Jasmine to marry whomever she deems worthy, an engaged Aladdin and Jasmine reprise the song as fireworks light the night sky to celebrate the new chapter of their lives. Aladdin: I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? Aladdin: You must feel trapped inside these walls We'll run away, just you and me Why not escape as evening falls? Theres a whole world you've yet to see Jasmine: spoken If I go with you, will it be safe? Aladdin: spoken Sure. Do you trust me? Jasmine: spoken What did you just say?
Versi aslinya dinyanyikan oleh Brad Kane dan Lea Salonga selama film ini. Mereka juga membawakan lagu tersebut dalam karakter mereka di Academy Awards ke , di mana ia memenangkan Lagu Orisinal Terbaik Academy Awards dan juga lagu Disney pertama dan satu-satunya untuk memenangkan Grammy Award for Song of The Year di Penghargaan Grammy ke Versi singel lagu sebelumnya dirilis tahun itu dan dilakukan oleh Peabo Bryson dan Regina Belle.
I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? I can open your eyes Take you wonder by wonder Over sideways and under On a magic carpet ride. A whole new world A new fantastic point of view No one to tell us "No" Or where to go Or say we're only dreaming. A whole new world A dazzling place I never knew But now from way up here It's crystal clear That now I'm in a whole new world with you. Unbelievable sights Indescribable feeling Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling Through an endless diamond sky. A whole new world Don't you dare close your eyes A hundred thousand things to see Hold your breath—it gets better I'm like a shooting star I've come so far I can't go back to where I used to be.
Lyrically, "A Whole New World" describes Aladdin showing the confined princess a life of freedom and the pair's acknowledgment of their love for each other while riding on a magic carpet. When the movie was first released in , it numbered 22 versions worldwide in 20 languages overall. Over the years, this number has increased to 40 official versions. On its theater release in , the live-action remake numbered 39 dubbings worldwide, a number which rose to 40 when an Indonesian version was released the following year, and the song A Whole New World counting as many versions.