You’re Welcome is performed by the ex-wrestler Dwayne Johnson, who we know as the Rock. The song is from the 2016 animated film Moana. The melody is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and composed by Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’l. In addition, the song production was led by music producers Andrew Page and Marlon Espino.
How to Download Dwayne Johnson – You’re Welcome (from Moana)
You can download the song from a digital store such as Amazon Music or Apple Music – click on the Download button that is located below this review. If you like Dwayne Johnson, check out also our reviews of Free Guy, Jungle Cruise, Jumanji: The Next Level, or Hobbs & Shaw.
The Song Review
You’re Welcome—Dwayne Johnson – the Lyrics
When the song was just a concept, heavy research took place regarding numerous beliefs of the Maui People on Polynesia Island. The eternal being is responsible for sunrise, while others consider coconut falling to the ground a heavenly intervention through Maui. The songwriters liked molding Dwayne Johnson as a demi-god who welcomes wishes from mortals.
In the Disney animated movie Moana, Dwayne Johnson plays the role of Maui. The film revolves around the mythical god Maui and a girl Moana who is voiced by Auli’i Cravalho. The two must journey together and return with the Goddess Te Fiti’s heart.
The song summarizes the wonderful thing Maui has done for people. In addition to such acts, Maui knows the people are grateful to him. Furthermore, the mortals are “welcome for anything.”
“So what can I say except “You’re welcome”?
For the Islands, I pulled from the sea
There is no need to pray. It’s okay, you are welcome
I guess it is just my way of being me
You’re welcome, you’re welcome.”
As evident by the lyrics, the song mentions Maui’s numerous accomplishments, including the sky, the fire, the islands, the ground, the trees, the sun, and multiple victories in battle. As soon as the song begins, the brain doesn’t register it is sung by Dwayne Johnson. It is truly a testament to the actor’s versatile talents, including singing.
“You’re welcome” is a commonly used saying around the world when someone does something grateful for you. Your reply to the thank you by saying you are welcome.
You’re Welcome—Dwayne Johnson – the Video
The video begins with a dialogue between Maui and Moana. Dwayne’s demi-god character waits for gratification from the Moana character with a thank you. However, it is unclear whether Moana says it. One thing is clear Maui reciprocates with a “you’re welcome,” leaving his partner confused.
Maui sings after the introductive dialogue while the tattoo on his chest animates. The scene stuns Moana, who is unsure how the events will unravel. Maui grabs the oar Moana is holding and twirls her.
While Moana fixes her hair, he throws the oar back, which she catches perfectly. As the song continues, Maui showcases his own curls and muscular body. He attempts to present himself as an average being, so the mortals are less intimidated.
Maui continues to dance by jumping on their boat. Later on, he takes Moana with her on a quick hike by grabbing the oar in her hand. The actions are a testament to his strength that Maui can easily lift a mortal being and an inanimate object at the same time.
Maui’s tattoos animate as he describes his many talents, such as:
- He holds the sky upright with only his two thumbs.
- He lassos the sun and is accountable for its movements.
- He navigates the breeze and protects the trees.
Maui wishes to explain every phenomenon he supervises, such as the grass and the sea. However, he jokes that it will take too long. He says the tattoos on his body are testimonies of his many victories, which involved fighting monsters that dared hurt mortals. Maui playfully plays the tones on a coconut shell while saying, “You’re welcome.” The song concludes with scenes from their pending journey to meet the Goddess.
Did you Watch Maui?
The song, as well as the video, is a fresh take on gods interacting with mortals. While, in the previous times, we have seen imposition characteristics, Maui takes on a toned-down approach toward interacting with an animated demi-god.
- The song showcases Dwayne Johnson’s surprising singling ability.
- The animations align with the lyrics, complementing the song ideology.
- You’re welcome teaches the young audience how to reciprocate good acts.
- Some of the animations, like the pool of fish, seems low-budgeted and subpar.