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Disney is known for their absolute stellar lyrics and songs featured in their feature length films that it can be tricky for one to choose the best song to listen too. But, not to worry, I have devised the perfect play list for you to just sit back and relax to! Enjoy.

15. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

The hit song from From Walt Disney's "Song of the South" released in 1946 was "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", which won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Song and is frequently used as part of Disney's montage themes, and which has become widely used in popular culture. The film inspired the Disney theme park attraction Splash Mountain and featured a combination of live action and animation. If you ask me this song is incredibly hard to get out of your head!

14. Dig a Little Deeper

I quite enjoy the whole soundtrack in Disney's Princess and the Frog but 'Dig a Little Deeper' is one big musical number and quite a catchy one too! The song has a great message for everyone to take on board.

13. I'll Make A Man Out Of You

I haven't seen the whole movie, but 'I'll Make A Man Out Of You' from Mulan is actually a great way to see the progression of time, we see Mulan at the start weak, but at the end of the song Mulan is now stronger, physically, than any of the men in her camp.

12. Be Prepared

One of the best Disney villain songs of all time, Scar’s call-to-arms, in The Lion King, is both sinister and appropriately theatrical. The singing chorus of hyenas adds to the drama, making it all the more epic

11. The Bare Necessities

This song is bound to have you up and about. If you don't like this song, there is something wrong with you.

10. I Won't Say (I'm In Love)

One of Disney's most enjoyed romance songs is from Hercules.

9. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Not going to lie, the recent remake of Disney's Cinderella has a better version of the song than the original. The song overall is more bubbly and enjoyable.

8. Colors Of The Wind

Sung by Judy Kuhn, in the film Pocahontas, “Colors of the Wind” was yet another Oscar-winning song for Disney. Though its lyrics were not the most historically accurate (a blue corn moon is not a thing), it encouraged people to appreciate the world around them and to seek to understand others before judging them.

7. Let It Go

“Let It Go“‘s wild popularity is no secret — the song held steady at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 20 weeks. The power of the song lies in its hope for catharsis: It’s a life mantra perfect for anyone holding on to a feeling that’s holding them back. The song is brilliantly delivered by Idina Menzel, whose powerhouse voice has just the right edge and grit to make it an anthem for the ages.

6. I Just Can't Wait To Be King

The Lion King’s most buoyant, happy number had a young Simba running around and imagining his destiny, still wide-eyed and full of hope. A theme song for growing up and wanting more independence, it’s also insanely infectious. Just try to keep those feet still as the drums start up. (You can’t.)

5. Be Our Guest

This large musical number in Disney's Beauty in the Beast is a household known song. It's quite entertaining watching objects sing and dance in front of your eyes, I wonder how Belle felt...

4. Can You Feel The Love Tonight

This Oscar-winning song, written by Elton John and Tim Rice, is maybe the most grown-up of the Disney canon, silky and — dare I say it? — sensual. The harmonies are gorgeous, and the song never veers into cheesy or over-the-top territory. And is there a better line than “the world, for once, in perfect harmony” to describe the magical feeling of being in love?

3. Part Of Your World

“Part of Your World” is not only The Little Mermaid’s hallmark song, it’s also an anthem for anyone who has ever felt they were on the outside, looking into a place, a group, or a station in life that they yearned to be a part of. A true power ballad.

2. A Whole New World

Disney’s most romantic song is also one of its most prestigious, winning the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1993. Voiced by Disney favorites Lea Salonga and Brad Kane, “A Whole New World” has become a modern classic, capturing the sense of adventure, excitement, and wonder of new love. It’s also an all-around foolproof choice for theater auditions and karaoke.

1. When You Wish Upon A Star

The theme song from the 1940 film has become an iconic anthem for the Walt Disney Company at large. It’s used in the opening logo sequence of all Disney films and during parades and shows at Disney’s theme parks and cruises. And not for nothing — the song is truly a mission statement for Disney: Dreams are for everyone, no matter who you are.

So. How did that go for you? Feeling nice and relaxed, I hope so. Be sure to follow my account for more fun and exciting articles.


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