We all have our favourite Disney songs, whether it’s that gentle song that always reminds you of your Childhood or that romantic ballad that brings back the Childhood memories. Disney always come up with songs that are appealing to people of all ages. Disney songs open a whole new world and the possibility of living happily ever after. Disney songs are fun, magical, romantic and uplifting. There are many unforgettable Disney songs that both kids and adults love to sing. In this article, we bring you:
Top 10 Disney Songs of All Time
10. Heigh Ho from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1937
The seven dwarves originated this classic, easy to sing and globally recognised song. Many TV commercials, ads, shows and even movies have used a few lines from the song. Larry Morey and Frank Churchill did a great job in coming up with the song’s music and lyrics as it has stayed in the minds and hearts of children for generations.
9. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song of the South in 1946
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah remains alive on Disney’s list of all-time favorite songs. It was also among the longest running Disney songs played on The Wonderful World of Disney. Even these days, children and adults can sing a line or two from Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah. Some kids may have learned the song from cover versions by various artists.
8. Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid in 1989
Sebastian the crab from the animated film Little Mermaid performed the song Under the Sea with Samuel E. Wright as his singing voice. The song’s beat and lyrics make people want to sing and dance along. It won Best Original Song at the 1989 Academy Awards. In the film, Sebastian sings the song as his way of discouraging Ariel from her dream of becoming a human. The crab insists that a care-free life underwater is the best. Although his convincing power did not work, Sebastian has captured the interest and admiration of millions of people around the world.
7. Hakuna Matata from Lion King in 1994
The Swahili phrase Hakuna Matata has gained the interest of both kids and adult. Timon and Pumbaa popularized the phrase and performed the song in the animated film Lion King. Everyone who has watched the movie fell in love with Hakuna Matata. The upbeat message and the catchy lyrics were written by Elton John and Tim Rice. Hakuna Matata was also among the nominees in the Best Song category at the 1995 Academy Awards. Unfortunately, the other Lion King song Can You Feel the Love Tonight won.
6. You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story in 1995
One of Toy Story’s best songs is You’ve Got a Friend in Me. Randy Newman performed and composed the song that is perhaps taken from Woody’s perspective. Lyle Lovett did the duet version with Randy Newman. The song was featured in all three Toy Story sequels and even in Toy Story 3: The Video Game. Kids who watched the movie sequel are familiar with the song that talks about real friendship.
5. I’ll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan in 1998
Matthew Wilder and David Zippel wrote the song I’ll Make a Man Out of You for Mulan. It was played in the part where Mulan had to go through intense training with all the other soldiers. She was being bullied at first. Eventually, she made it through the training while keeping her real identity secret. The empowering song was performed by Donny Osmond. Some parts were voiced by Lea Salonga, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Wilder and Jerry Tondo.
4. That’s How You Know from Enchanted 2007
Disney songs are definitely not just for animated films. The movie Enchanted starred by Amy Adams also produced some great movie songs. This includes That’s How You Know. The performance was packed with surprises as Giselle walks in Central Park singing and explaining to Robert how he should show his love for long-time girlfriend Nancy. People in the park joined her singing and dancing. The song added more life and enthusiasm to the movie.
3. Once Upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty in 1958
Once Upon a Dream is a beautiful, poetic and undeniably romantic song of love by Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip. Many girls and moms love to sing this song. Mary Costa performed this wonderful masterpiece from Jack Lawrence and Sammy Fain.
2. Chim-Chim-Cheree from Mary Poppins in 1964
Mary Poppins sang Chim-Chim-Cheree in The Great Movie Ride that was originally performed by Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews. Some people prefer the other Mary Poppins song Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious. However, Chim-Chim-Cheree brings out a lighthearted feel. Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman created the song with superb balance.
1. Bibbidi-Boddidi-Boo from Cinderella in 1950
It is never a surprise to hear kids sing Bibbidi-Boddidi-Boo. Verna Felton played Cinderella and performed this song that was written by Jerry Livingstone, Mack David and Al Hoffman. The song was written a long time ago, but children love it even now.