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"Rotten to the Core" is a song from Disney's Descendants: The Musical. It is performed by the actors playing Mal, Jay, Evie, Carlos, and the Isle Ensemble.

Story[]

It's just a normal day on the Isle of the Lost for Mal, Jay, Evie, and Carlos, when a royal page informs them that they are to attend Auradon Prep.

Lyrics[]

MAL, JAY, CARLOS, AND EVIE (A.K.A. THE EVILS):
Mirror, mirror on the wall:
Who's the baddest of them all?
Welcome to my wicked world
Wicked world

MAL:
They say I'm trouble
They say I'm bad
They say I'm evil
That makes me glad

JAY:
A dirty no-good
Down to the bone
Your worst nightmare
Can't take me home

EVIE:
So I got some mischief
In my blood
Can you blame me?

EVILS:
I never got no love!

CARLOS:
Say I'm unlawful
You prob'ly should
I feel so awful

EVILS:
Misunderstood! Ha!

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who's the baddest of them all?
Welcome to my wicked world
Wicked world

I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Who could ask for more?
I'm nothing like the kid next
Like the kid next door
I'm rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the... (I'm rotten to the)
Core

MAL:
Call me a...

ISLE ENSEMBLE:
Schemer!

MAL:
Call me a...

ISLE ENSEMBLE:
Freak!

MAL:
I'm into insults
My brand's...unique

JAY:
What, me a traitor?
Ain't got your back?
Are we not friends
What's up with that?

EVIE:
So I'm a misfit, so I'm a flirt

SMITTEN KID 1:
(spoken) You broke my heart!

SMITTEN KID 2:
You made me hurt!

EVIE:
You're welcome!

CARLOS:
(sung) The past is past
Forgive, forget
The truth is:

ALL:
You ain't seen nothing yet!
I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Who could ask for more?
I'm nothing like the kid next
Like the kid next door
I'm rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the... (I'm rotten to the)
Core

ROYAL PAGE:
(spoken) Um, excuse me, are you -

MAL:
- the baddest in the land?

JAY:
Your worst nightmare?

EVIE:
You seem lost.

CARLOS:
Maybe you should run screaming.

ROYAL PAGE:
Ohhh, I will, right after I deliver this news straight from Auradon -

JAY:
Auradon?! You watch your language.

ROYAL PAGE:
You four have been chosen to attend the illustrious Auradon Prep!

EVIE:
I'm sorry. School?! You're kidding.

JAY:
No way. I don't do uniforms. Unless they're poison-spiked, ya feel me?

CARLOS:
I read somewhere they allow...dogs? That's crazy, right? My mom says dogs are rabid pack animals that eat boys who don't behave -

JAY:
(growls like a dog) And that's what'll happen to you if you don't scram, goody-good!

ROYAL PAGE:
Scramming, right away, see ya!

EVIE:
Crossing sides? Giving orders? Who do they think they are?

CARLOS:
Please don't make me go.

MAL:
We're not going anywhere. You see how fast that nerd ran? They can have their world. We have ours.

CARLOS, JAY, AND EVIE:
Yeah!!!

EVILS:
We got all the ways to be...

MAL:
Rotten to the core!

ALL:
I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Who could ask for more?
I'm nothing like the kid next
Like the kid next door
I'm rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the...

EVILS AND ISLE ENSEMBLE (Simultaneously):
Evils: Mirror, mirror
On the wall:
Who's the baddest of them all?
Welcome to my wicked world
Wicked world
Isle Ensemble: I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the core (Yeah!)
Who could ask for more?
I'm nothing like the kid next
Like the kid next door
I'm rotten to the core
I'm rotten to the...

EVILS:
I'm rotten to the core

Trivia[]

  • This song introduces Mal, Jay, Evie, Carlos, and the Isle.
  • This song has some different lyrics from the original, and even features a bit of Ways to be Wicked. It is also longer.
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