Jennifer Lee, the director of Disney’s hit movie Frozen, is basically being forced now to apologize for the immense popularity of the movie’s hit song, which is annoying the life out of everyone.
“A year ago, I’d meet people, who, when they found out who I was, they’d say, ‘Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time. Now they’re like, ‘Yep, we’re still listening to those songs’. I’ve gone from, ‘Thank you,’ to, ‘Sorry!’”
The soundtrack definitely had an impact on the quantity of popularity of the beloved animated film which was released in November 2013.
Songs like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Love Is an Open Door” shaped the love for the movie for sure, but it was the runaway success of “Let It Go,” sung by Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) that overpowered whole generations of humans across the world.
“Let It Go” peaked at No. 5 on the singles chart, beating out offerings from Bastille, Lorde, and Beyonce this past March.
After being famously and incorrectly introduced by John Travolta as “Adele Dazeem,” Menzel even performed the catchy number at March’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, where songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Let It Go.”
But Jennifer Lee isn’t the only one who’s apologizing for the song. The 43-year-old singer herself expressed a similarly apologetic sentiment earlier this year, when she acknowledged the annoyance of the song and “sent her best to parents who have the song on repeat in their homes.”
Menzel apologized on a morning show to all, especially the parents: “I apologize to everyone out there. To all the parents whose children are making them play it ad nauseam.”
No amount of apologies will ever be enough.