Disney’s 23 Best Songs From Animated Movies

49d47f4240dc105cfe5be0263a5e08cfLet’s be honest. Most of these songs will be from the 1990s because that was the best decade in the last 30 years (anything before 1980) when considering music, fashion, and any other type of entertainment. But there are a few that can get the older crowd a bit nostalgic. There are a few songs from movies that are good but not quite as memorable and/or are just instrumentals (i.e. anything from Fantasia). This is basically as a response to how well the song “Let It Go” has done from the movie Frozen which isn’t quite the same as the old animated movies. Anyways, here goes:

23. Heigh Ho. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. These dudes are hilarious and mostly fucked up during the movie. But when they weren’t busy being ridiculous they made time to do work. Who doesn’t catch themselves singing this shit randomly at any given point in time?

22. Wine (Drinking Song). Sleeping Beauty. I don’t even remember this shit from the movie but any song about drinking is good for me.

21. Gaston. Beauty and the Beast. What better than a song about the most awesome bro of all-time in Disney movie history?

20. The Work Song (Mice). Cinderella. The fat mouse single-handedly takes this song, and quite possibly the movie, over the top. I wish that bitch of a step-mother had walked in on them putting that dress together and tied her ass up.

19. Everybody Wants to Be A Cat. Aristocats. Not quite on the level as dogs for most people, this shit is catchy and isn’t a lie. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their entire life chasing shit, eating, and sleeping? I guess some people do it but not with the ease of cats.

18. Whistle While You Work. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. For as annoyingly catchy as this song is I figured it needed to be included. However, you should never be that asshole whistling anywhere ever.

17. Bear Necessities. The Jungle Book. It’s a pun and it features a couple of the best characters that also ended up in Robin Hood and TaleSpin. Nuff said.

16. Colors of the Wind. Pocahontas. Vanessa Williams sang the radio version of the song and Mel Gibson’s crazy ass was the voice for John Smith. That’s enough to put this song from such a strong overall soundtrack up here.

15. A Part of Your World. The Little Mermaid. The part of the movie where Ariel swims to the surface is likely where you remember the song the best from, but Eric had it made. He had a hot chick who wanted to do whatever it took to be with him even if it meant being a human with no vocal chords. What more could you want from a hot chick?

14. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King. The Lion King. Not sure what makes this song so great. It could be the fact that Jonathan Taylor Thomas is supposedly singing or that it’s included in the best part of the video game for Super Nintendo.

13. Cruella De Vil. 101 Dalmations. A song about the biggest bitch of all Disney movies. Homeboy even essentially sang it in front of her stressed out self. Pretty ballsy if I say so.

12. Hakuna Matata. The Lion King. The first Disney animated movie to be taken to Broadway obviously has to have some great music. This song made sluts everywhere want to get the slogan tattooed on their body. Not sure whether that was a good thing or not.

11. Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. This shit is a classic. Not exactly the best song or the most memorable, but it’s my list.

10. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. Cinderella. Can I sign up for a fairy god mother? Shit. This old broad was pretty bad ass.

9. Can You Feel the Love Tonight. The Lion King. Sir Elton John sings this one as well as one more on this list. I actually prefer the motion picture version but that’s just me.

8. Under the Sea. The Little Mermaid. Raise your hand if you had Sebastian’s Jamboree on VHS? I’m raising my hand. The little fuckin’ lobster could really sing.

7. When You Wish Upon A Star. Pinocchio. Who in this movie wasn’t a badass? That’s a serious question. This was basically the theme song for Walt Disney World commercials forever.

6. Baby Mine. Dumbo. The saddest and obvi one of my favorite songs is also a bit of tear-jerker. Didn’t you feel bad for the little elephant that couldn’t see his mother? Or are you a heartless bitch? Don’t answer that question.

5. Why Should I Worry?. Oliver and Company. All you really have to say is the name Billy Joel, but this movie is a little more than awesome at life and this song is good even if it weren’t in a Disney movie.

4. Beauty and the Beast (Tale as Old as Time). Beauty and the Beast. I sang this shit in 2nd or 3rd grade chorus and even if there weren’t some kind of connection it’s originally sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. Can’t beat that.

3. Circle of Life. The Lion King. The reason I wouldn’t put this song much higher is because it’s another one that they used Elton John to popularize when the motion picture version was just as good or better. As if this movie wasn’t fucking great on its own, the ending is just that much better because of this song.

2. A Whole New World. Aladdin. The two nobodies that sing this song better be receiving some fat ass royalties pay checks. I love me some magic carpet rides. No pun intended.

1. You’ll Be In My Heart. Tarzan. The movie itself wasn’t that bad, but was hardly a top 5 caliber movie. Phil Collins is just that great at life. I heard this song before I had even seen the movie and I thought it was pretty amazing. And Ray Lewis used to listen to Phil before getting ready for games. That should be all you need to know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Disney’s 23 Best Songs From Animated Movies

  1. etfaust says:

    I like the list. Don’t know if I agree with Baby Mine being in the top 6, but overall, I like that you are thinking out of the box. Your most notable omission is I’ll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan. That easily makes my top ten.

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