Best Disney songs
When it comes to infectious ballads, Elsa certainly knows how to win over kids' hearts. The Queen of the cold, voiced by Idina Menzel, continues to reign supreme on our TV screens and playlists thanks to her highly beloved song, "Let It Go." The emotional, powerful track details her struggles with her icy-cold powers and her attempts to keep these abilities a secret...until she decides it's finally time to let it go. With the Frozen sequel approaching later in 2019, you can be certain your little princesses will find another Elsa tune to love...and sing on repeat. You might want to unplug electrical devices, because chances are Elsa will be streaming 24/7!
The emotional and powerful opener to The Lion King will never go out of style, especially considering Elton John is the musical mastermind behind the hit. We hear the tune as animals gather at Pride Rock to welcome young Simba into the world.
We can't help but swoon over this romantic tune as Belle and the Beast have their first dance in his grand ballroom (and her gorgeous golden gown sways about). It's simply magical! Plus, any scene with Mrs. Potts is always a crowd-pleaser.
It's been 30 years since Ariel made a splash onto the Disney princess scene, and her iconic anthem, "Part of Your World," has yet to go out of style. The mermaid longs for legs and would rather stay on land than under the sea. A wicked octopus named Ursula can make Ariel's dream a reality...but selfishly, she wants the young mermaid's musical pipes in exchange for the favor. Though we empathize with Ariel, we can understand why fellow sea creatures are envious of her musical abilities.
In this animated retelling of the classic story, we find Rapunzel trapped in a castle and longing to catch a glimpse of the outside world. When she finally does see something (and someone) beautiful, we can't help but feel victorious and sing along with her...especially when Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are the ones crooning as gorgeous lights rise to the sky. (Yep, it's a show stopper even in antimated form.) "I See The Light" might be a fairly new addition to the roundup of the best Disney songs of all time, but one thing's for sure: It's here to stay.
Ah, what a wonderful phrase! When Simba crosses paths with Timon and Pumbaa, the dynamic duo provides a whole new perspective with this catchy, jovial jam. Their mantra is one we can all appreciate: Chill out, relax and—dare we say— let it go! Although Simba is skeptical at first, he soon joins in the singing and learns to embrace the carefree vibe.
In this upbeat, catchy tongue twister of a song, we leave behind Elsa let Anna and her buddies have a little time in the spotlight. "Fixxer Upper" is a good one to put on high volume when you're looking to get things done. As much as we love "Let It Go," we can't help but switch it up every so often.
With a wave of her wand and an impromptu vocabulary lesson, the Fairy Godmother treats Cinderella to some sweet accommodations to the ball: a gorgeous dress and a chic method of transportation. If only the key to our every want and need was as simple as saying "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"!
Despite his family's wishes and detest for music, all Miguel wants is to sing like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. In a heartwarming tale with catchy tunes, Coco is deeply rooted in Spanish culture and proves to be a hit with all ages...especially when Miguel belts out numbers like this.
This song is one of the classics and we'd definitely label it as Disney’s anthem. It embodies all that Disney stands for: magic, possibilities and timelessness.
Though most people think that "Genie in a Bottle" kickstarted Christina Aguilera's career, her incredible vocal skills in Mulan is what made listeners take notice. This emotional ballad helps us resonate with Mulan's struggle as she tries to serve in the war in place of her ailing father, though that's a taboo subject for women (and most likely not a possibility). The heartfelt, powerful track truly explores all of the notes the pop singer can hit, and whether or not you're a fan of the former Disney starlet, you have to appreciate her chops in this one.
When foreign explorers reach her village, Pocahontas must teach them that not everything can be bought and that we have a responsibility to respect all creatures.
Though "Let It Go" might hog the spotlight, you'd be remiss not to add Frozen's "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" to your Disney playlist. In this sweet, pure track, we find young Anna desperately trying to get her big sis Elsa to let her cold-weather magic loose. Yes, Anna, we want to build a snowman, and we'll keep your tune on full blast whenever a dose of wicked winter comes our way. After all, what blizzard would be complete without sculpting our own personal Olaf?
The tune, sung by Phil Collins, tells the tale of Tarzan, a human boy raised in the jungle by apes, and how he bridges the gap between the two species.
This ridiculous song plays up the infatuation that Gaston has with Gaston. It seems the entire world is just as into Gaston as he is except the only woman he wants to marry: Belle.
Aladdin pulls out all the stops to win over Princess Jasmine. The two hop onboard a magic carpet ride, and he's literally giving her a new perspective on the world below. We can't help join the lovebirds on their enchanted journey as Aladdin's tune fills us with excitement and curiosity about "dazzling places we never knew."
Sebastian the crab leads this Caribbean tune and we can’t help but wish we were jammin’ under the sea with the whole crew of marine musicians.
Playing the role of genie in Aladdin was one of Robin Williams’ finest moments filled with ad-libbed hilarity. This song shows off the power behind the genie, and behind Williams’ talent.
We still remember squealing when a full-grown Simba is reunited with his childhood best friend Nala and the pair start to fall in love with each other.
Monster's Inc. introduces kids to a raspy, jazzy ballad about friendship that is positively delightful. All BFFs will appreciate this catchy, silly tune—and even parents will request a repeat. "If I Didn't Have You" describes the tight bond between James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, and won singer-songwriter Randy Newman his first Academy Award in 2001.
Baloo the bear knows how to live the life and it begins with not holding on to worries or strife. Much like Timon and Pumbaa do with Simba, Baloo teaches little Mowgli how to live carefree.
This sweet song introduces us to Lilo’s Hawaiian world and we can’t help but jump up and attempt to hula along with the kids on screen and off.
After being secluded from the rest of the world with her sister for years, Anna is beaming with excitement at the possibilities that could come from opening the castle’s gates once again.
The jazzy tune is a riot as alleycat Thomas O’Malley and his crew sing about the pleasures of being a feline.
Although the spectacular library in Beauty and the Beast earns a lot of praise, we cannot forget about the kitchen. Lumière, the French candlestick, goes out of his way to show Belle just how spectacular the dining accommodations are in the castle—and you can certainly color her (and us) impressed!