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"Charmings vs. Evil Queen"
Song Information
Written by Alan Zachary &
Michael Weiner
Duration 1:47
Release date May 5, 2017
Show Information
Appears in "The Song in Your Heart"
Song Chronology
Previous Song "Wicked Always Wins"
Next Song "Emma's Theme"
Prince Charming: You took our song from us.
Evil Queen: Oh, not just yours. Everyone's.
Prince Charming and Evil Queen src

"Charmings vs. Evil Queen" is a song featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. It débuts in the twentieth episode of the sixth season.

This song was released on May 5, 2017, as part of Once Upon a Time: The Musical Episode.


Before First Curse
After Snow White makes a wish on a star to have the power she needs to protect her daughter, her wish is granted with a singing spell cast on the entire kingdom. Believing their song is powerful enough to defeat the Evil Queen thanks to the love they share, Snow White and Prince Charming make a deal with Captain Killian Jones to take them to the Evil Queen's palace where they begin a battle with the Evil Queen, singing their song and chasing her with a sword. The Evil Queen fires back, using her witchcraft and the song inside of her heart. Although Snow and Charming's song is more powerful, the Evil Queen leads them to a music box she found in her vault, actually left for her by Zelena, and extracts the song from the entire kingdom, leaving Snow and Charming powerless to stop her curse. ("The Song in Your Heart")



Snow White & Prince Charming
There's a powerful magic
When two hearts are one
A powerful magic
Bright as the sun
Goodness will triumph, and evil's undone
When you dare to heed love's call
Cause love is the most powerful magic of all
Evil Queen
Down with love, down with hope
Don't need blind faith to cope
Or inspiring songs in my heart
Got the magic I need
For my darkest of deeds
Love at times can entrance
But love doesn't stand a chance
No, no, love doesn't stand a chance
Snow White & Prince Charming
It's a powerful magic
When two voices soar
We're ever more hopeful
For what lies in store
Evil Queen
Once I loved and once I learned
Love is weakness
Love will leave you burned
Snow White & Prince Charming
Nothing will stop us, no not anymore
With our daughter's fate at stake
Seems like we found a lucky break
Now let our song show the powerful magic
We can make
Evil Queen
Happy endings you will see
Your happy end will end with me
Love doesn't stand a chance
Evil Queen
Got you where I want you now
Your spell will soon be broken
Let us see how strong you are
When everything is spoken


Song Notes

  • This song has been described as "a grand (and royally entertaining) sing-off".[1]
  • According to Lana Parrilla, she couldn't use her own singing voice for the Evil Queen. She had to learn what the Evil Queen's singing voice would sound like.[2]



  1. Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 27, 2017). Matt's Inside Line: Once Upon a Time Musical Scoop, Plus Bones, Arrow, NCIS, Grimm, The Fosters, The 100 and More. TVLine. “After all, what would a musical Once episode be without a clash between the show's original rivals — in the form of a grand (and royally entertaining) sing-off between the Evil Queen and the Charmings? Because I hear that is happening, folks.”
  2. Lana Parrilla Q&A on Facebook LIVE. YouTube (May 5, 2017).

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