The classic movies always contain wonderful pieces of Disney music to underline story developements. Find out about the Top 15 Best Disney songs of all time.
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Best Disney Songs Ever – Top 15 Disney Music Hits
15. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (The Magic Song) – Cinderella
The wording doesn`t make any sense at all, but nevertheless this is one of the most recognizable of all the top Disney songs.
“Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put ’em together and what have you got
14. He`s a tramp – Lady and the Tramp
Peggy Lee`s voice makes this Jazz-like Disney music a hit. The movie with about the cute dogs in love isn`t bad either.
“He’s a tramp
He’s a scoundrel
He’s a rounder
He’s a cad
He’s a tramp
But I love him
Yes, even I have got it
13. Heigh Ho – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The movie is very old already, from 1937 actually. But hearing Heigh Ho, everybody will immediately recognize where the song is from. The dwarfs sing it whenever they come home or go to work.
“It ain’t no trick to get rich quick
If you dig dig dig with a shovel or a pick
In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine!
Where a million diamonds shine!
12. You`ve got a friend in me – Toy Story
The Toy Story theme song by Randy Newman was actually nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar. Lost to a song that will appear later in this ranking.
“When the road looks rough ahead
And you’re miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me”
11. I just can`t wait to be king – The Lion King
The Lion King is one of my favourite movies of all time and that is amongst other things because it contains not one but three of the best disney songs ever. “I just can`t wait to be king” is very funny and uplifting. Keep reading and find out, which other two songs made it into the Top 10.
“I’m gonna be the mane event
Like no king was before
I’m brushing up on looking down
I’m working on my ROAR”
10. Reflection – Mulan
This beautiful ballad is actually the first song of Christina Aguilera. Disney was looking for a singer that could deliver a very special note and noone was able to do it…until Aguilera came along. The talented singer soon after that was able to publish her debut album and reach worldwide fame.
“Who is that girl I see
Staring straight back at me?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?”
9. Beauty & The Beast
Sung by Angela Lansbury, this amazing piece of Disney music did not only win an Oscar for best song, bt additionally a Golden Globe and as if that weren`t enough…a Grammy. I think that says it all!
“Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast”
8. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
Who doesn`t know the catch phrase Hakuna Matata? When little Simba is expulsed from his Kingdom, Timon and Pumbaa couldn`t have chosen a better uplifting song to cheer up the future Lion King. Fantastic and funny song that is bound to bring you in a good mood!
“Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days”
7. You`ll be in my heart – Tarzan
A very tender and lyrical ballad, written and performed by the brilliant Phil Collins. Without a doubt one of the top Disney songs of all time!
“Why can’t they understand the way we feel
They just don’t trust what they can’t explain
I know we’re different, but deep inside us
We’re not that different at all”
6. Kiss the girl – The Little Mermaid
“Kiss the girl” has to be in the ranking of the best Disney songs, because I just love this really sweet and funny scene. Just watch the video…will they kiss eventually?
“Sha la la la la la
My oh my
Looks like the boy’s too shy
Ain’t gonna kiss the girl”
5. Colors of the wind – Pocahontas
Touching song about the beauty of Nature…Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy of course!
“You think the only people who are people
Are the people you look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You learn things you never knew you never knew”
4. Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
The feel good song among Disney movie songs. Baloo the Bear tells us to relax and and not take life too seriously.
“Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That’s why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life”
3. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
This piece of Disney Music from the adventures of little mermaid Ariel had to make it to the podium. Such great lyrics packed in catchy tunes and the whole underwater world -headed by Sebastian the Crab- is involved in this scene.
“Under the sea
Under the sea
Nobody beat us
Fry us and eat us
We what the land folks loves to cook
Under the sea we off the hook
We got no troubles
Life is the bubbles”
2. Circle of Life – The Lion King
Finally the best of many great songs from “The Lion King”. So we`ve got the highligt of the movie right at the beginning, when we get introduced to Mufasa`s wonderfull and rich kingdom. I get goose bumps everytime I see this scene accompanied by the majestic tunes of Elton John`s “Circle of Life”.
“And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life
1. Let it go – Frozen
The story about Snow Queens is not my favourite Disney movie, but “Let it go” is beyond all doubt the number one of all top Disney songs! I just can`t get enough of that wonderful and intense refrain! Well done by singer Idina Menzel…known as Shelby from hit TV show “Glee”, but how is she not a worldwide popstar with that voice?
“Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care
what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway”
Do you agree with the list of Disney Movie Songs? Or do you think, other music pieces should be mentioned among the best Disney songs ever? Feel free to leave a comment!