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"You're sure to do impossible things
If you follow your heart
Your dreams will fly on magical wings
When you follow your heart"
— "Follow Your Heart," Thumbelina

A song or musical theme, often overlapping with an "I Want" Song and sometimes becoming a Bootstrapped Theme, about the power of following your dreams/your heart/a star and/or making wishes. When done right, will cause even the most jaded badass to cry Manly Tears at the Awesome Music, when done wrong you will want to puke. If the latter, it will become either quickly forgotten or pandemic-level catchy ("Small World" class); if the former, the Awesome Music will become as notable if not more than the work it premiered in.

See also "Somewhere" Song.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • "Follow Your Dreams" from Project A-Ko
  • The intro of the Galactic Battles season of Pok√©mon the Series: Diamond and Pearl starts "Sometimes it's hard to know which way you're supposed to go, but deep inside you know you're strong. If you follow your heart you can't go wrong

    Films — Animation 
  • "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio. Went to being a Bootstrapped Theme for the entire Disney empire, as well as (through osmosis via Disney World commercials) Super Bowl victory. Also was sampled by John Williams in the score of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • Cinderella:
    • "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes".
    • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True has a song that bears this trope's name in its title.
  • "The Second Star To The Right" from Peter Pan.
  • "Sweet Dreams" and "The Land of Dreams" from the Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Dreams Movie.
  • "Follow Your Heart" from Thumbelina.
  • "True to Your Heart" from Mulan.

    Films — Live-Action