Fascinating concepts, endearing characters, and unforgettable stories form the crux of Disney movies. They make us nostalgic and teach us so many life lessons in a discreet manner.
But there is another thing that every Disney fan drools over- the music! Uniquely captivating with a touch of magic, the music in these movies are truly iconic. Whether it is the groovy title tracks of shows like Duck Tales and Chip ‘n’ Dale or the heartwarming ballads from musicals, Disney songs have and will continue to steal our hearts.
1. Arabian Nights- Aladdin (2019)
The original version may have been a little controversial but that didn’t stop fans from being enchanted by this almost-ethereal composition. It is remarkable how Disney corrected all mistakes in the 2019 release, reinventing the iconic song while maintaining the perfect aura of mystery and magic in this refreshing treat. If you haven’t listened to it yet, play it here and be prepared to get goosebumps!
2. Baby Mine- Dumbo (1941)
A tear-jerkingly tender lullaby from the brilliant early Disney composer Frank Churchill, Baby Mine tugs at your heartstrings every time. And as you remember the scenes from the movie, the poignant separation of a baby elephant from his mother only heightens the emotional effect.
3. Let It Go- Frozen (2013)
This dreamy snow-clad song won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 2015! Becoming one of the most globally recorded Disney songs of all time, this composition is a powerful ode to self-discovery, confidence, and acceptance in more ways than one.
4. Colors of the Wind- Pocahontas (1995)
Winner of a Golden Globe, an Oscar and a Grammy in 1996, this mesmerizing ballad was penned by Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz. Critically acclaimed for its intensely layered meanings, the song is a pure treat to the ears.
5. I Won’t Say I’m In Love- Hercules (1997)
This peppy love ballad was ranked as the 14th best Disney song of all time and the 9th greatest love song in the 1990s by BuzzFeed Inc. The beautiful composition shows Megara in denial of her romantic feelings for the Greek hero Hercules while the legendary Muses try to convince her otherwise.
6. Summer’s Just Begun-
Tinkerbell & the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
“The breeze is blowing light and sweet
The grass is carpet at your feet
Catch the colors, feel the heat of the sun…”
Another enchanted adventure from Disney, Tinkerbell & the Great Fairy Rescue also boasts of a refreshing ode to summertime. Treat yourself to the composition now!
7. How Does A Moment Last Forever?
– Beauty & the Beast (2017)
An original melody composed for the 2017 remake of the Disney classic, How Does A Moment Last Forever? is a delightful love song that captures the essence of the whole movie.
8. Adventures of the Gummi Bears Title Track (1985-1991)
This adorable show revolved around families of anthropomorphic bears with a rich and long history involving advanced technology, magic spells, and recipes. The title track gave off a charming nursery-rhyme vibe that even adults would enjoy humming.
9. A Whole New World- Aladdin (1992)
Nothing can be more romantic than a “magic carpet ride” on a starry night! Although the new versions stay true to the song’s spirit, the 1992 original continues to outshine because of its simplicity and the perfect endearing quality. No wonder, this song too won an Academy Award for Best Original Song & the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1993 and 1994 respectively.
There you go! We have compiled a lovely playlist for you now. Which one is your favorite Disney song? And which songs do you think should be added to this list?