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"Make a Wave" is a song sung by Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas for Disney's Friends for Change, a charity group formed by Disney for their "Friends for Change" campaign. The song was written by Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody, the same team that penned Jordin Sparks' song "This Is My Now" for American Idol. "Make a Wave" was introduced and performed at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was also featured in the 2009 Disneynature film Oceans.

Background

The song debuted on February 26 on Radio Disney, reaching as high as number 4 on the Top 30 Countdown, while the music video had its world premiere on Disney Channel on March 14 and launched online the following day at Disney.com. "Make a Wave" was available beginning March 15 on iTunes, with all proceeds benefiting environmental charities through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Oceans hit theaters April 22, 2010 (Earth Day). It peaked at number 84 on Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato]
They say the beat of a butterflies wings
Can set off a storm the world away
What if they're right and the smallest of things
Can power the strongest hurricane?
What if it all begins inside?
We hold the key that turns the tide

[Chorus: Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Both]
Just a pebble in the water (Oh)
Can set the sea in motion (Oh)
A simple act of kindness (Oh)
Can stir the widest ocean
If we show a little love (Oh, love)
Heaven knows what we could change (Oh yeah)
So throw a pebble in the water (Oh yeah)
And make a wave, make a wave
Make a wave, make a wave

[Verse 2: Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato]
The single choice to take a stand
And reach out your hand to someone in need (Help somebody)
Don't fool yourself and say you can't
You never know what can grow from just one seed (Yeah)

[Pre-Chorus: Demi Lovato]
So come with me and seize the day
This world may never be the same

[Chorus: Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Both]
Just a pebble in the water (Just a pebble in the water)
Can set the sea in motion (Can set the sea in motion)
A simple act of kindness (Oh)
Can stir the widest ocean (Stir the widest ocean)
If we show a little love (If we show a little love)
Heaven knows that we could change
(Heaven knows that we can change)
So throw a pebble in the water (So throw a pebble in the water)
Make a wave, make a wave (Make a wave, make a wave)
Make a wave, make a wave (Yeah, yeah)
(Make a wave, make a wave)
Make a wave, make a wave
(Show a little love and make a wave, seize the day)
Heaven knows what we could change (Oh, oh)

[Outro: Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Both]
So let's show a little love
You never know we could change
So throw a pebble in the water, mmm
Make a wave, make a wave
Oh, oh, oh, Oh

Chart Performance

The song peaked in the number 84 position on Billboard Hot 100, losing to "Send It On", which peaked at the number 20 position. The song was a success on Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown but lost to "Send it On". Out of Demi Lovato's promotional singles, this was her highest-charting promotional single.

Track Listing

  • U.S. / Digital Download
  1. "Make a Wave" (Digital Download) – 3:48
  2. "Make a Wave" (Instrumental) – 3:48

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 84

Awards

Year Award Category Result
2011 Do Something Awards Charity Single Won
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