Top Disney songs of all time
Disney is known for writing timeless music for their movies. They seem to have a Hit Song factory that churns these tunes out. To celebrate the great songs Disney has made, we remember the best of the best. Here are some of the top Disney songs of all time.
“Reflection” — Mulan
Shortly after Christina Aguilera recorded a single version of this song, she signed a record deal with RCA, launching her career at just 17 years old.
Lea Salonga sings the movie version. The song shows how Mulan wonders who she is inside and wonders when she’ll be able to be herself. It’s raw, it’s powerful, and it’s a doggone good ballad. Its message still sticks with you today as it did in 1998.
“Colors of the Wind” — Pocahontas
Judy Kuhn sang this beautiful song and also did the voice of Pocahontas in the movie. “Colors of the Wind” won an Oscar and it was well-deserved. The song isn’t completely historically or scientifically accurate, but it encouraged the idea of appreciating the world and the people around you.
“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” — The Lion King
This is one of the most fun and bubbly song in The Lion King, and it’s a pure classic. As one of the biggest Disney movies ever, this song is one of the most well-known songs in the movie. It’s a very relatable song for a kid — the excitement of growing up and earning independence. Try not to bob to this song.
“I-2-I” — A Goofy Movie
In pure 80s-90s Michael Jackson style, “I-2-I” is the big song of this cult-followed movie. People often overlook this movie, but Goofy delivered in this Disney film. Singer Tevin Campbell taps into his Jackson and Prince inspiration to give a stand-out performance.
“Let It Go” — Frozen
Of course, this song made the list. “Let It Go” continues to stay at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s a big song with a memorable melody and a powerful message. Idina Menzel did a great job with the performance, making this an anthem that is going to stick around for a while.
“A Whole New World” — Aladdin
This is Disney’s most romantic love song ever — it won the Oscar for the Best Original Song in 1993. Lea Salonga and Brad Kane do the voiceover work and sing, “A Whole New World,” which is now considered classic. People love it because it captures that idea of adventure and new love.
“When You Wish Upon a Star” — Pinocchio
The theme song from the 1940 film, “Pinocchio” is another one of the top Disney songs of all time. In a way, it’s Disney’s unofficial official theme song. They use this song in the opening logo sequence for every Disney film and during Disney parades and events. The song says that dreams do come true.
As Walt Disney said, “All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”