I’ve been a big fan of Disney animated movies forever, and part of the reason is because of the great music that usually accompanies the films.
I started thinking of all the great songs I’ve heard over the years, and I realized there are way too many to include in this post, so I made up a simple rule – no more than one song per movie. In some cases, that made it really hard to pick that one song.
My all-time favorite is “Why Should I Worry” from Oliver and Company, sung by Billy Joel:
The next set of songs are in no particular order; they are all great.
Prince Ali from Aladdin, but who could forget A Whole New World
Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. This was a tough one since I really like Something There as well. I guess I give the nod to Gaston because it reminds me of C’est Moi from Camelot, one of my all-time favorite songs.
I Just Can’t Wait to Be King from the Lion King. This was probably the toughest choice, since The Lion King is just filled with great songs, any one of which would probably be in my top 10. Songs such as Hakuna Matata, The Circle of Life, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight are simply wonderful.
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
And it wouldn’t be complete without this classic, Heigh-Ho from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:
If you would like to see a more comprehensive list which includes 40 songs, here is one fromThe Ringer.
Note: The music I listened to while writing this was, perhaps no surprise, a Disney animated movie songs playlist from Spotify..
*image from Editor Choice