Sing-a-long with Disney

March 21st, 2008

I am willing to bet there are over 200 songs from Disney movies. So the following task was not easy and not taken lightly. We all have a favorite song from a Disney movie and when we hear the song, we can visualize the part of the movie it appears. I know when I first heard “My Heart will Go On”, I just lost it. Oh, Titanic is not a Disney movie. Well it should be. Anyway, below are the Top 5 songs from Disney movies as compiled by Keith and myself. I can imagine that most of you are starting to realize a pattern here. Well good for you. We know you have a favorite or multiple favorites, so let us know your songs in the comments. Enjoy. (Click the song titles to see the song clips at Youtube. The clips will open in a new window. I’m currently having technical difficulties embedding them in the site.)


1. Under the Sea

I have no idea why this is my number 1 but it is. The Little Mermaid probably wouldn’t even make my top 10 Disney movies if we include Pixar films. Its great, but its not Lion King or Aladdin to me. “Life is de bubbles under the sea”.

2. Hakuna Matata

It’s a catchy tune and it has fart jokes, so I can’t imagine something that fits me better. This was also a pivotal montage in the film as Simba grew from a cub to a lion. And everyone loves a good montage. Maybe I should start a self help seminar called Hakuna Matata, too bad Disney would come after me.

3. A Whole New World

While I would always choose a super power over a magical accessory, if I had to have a magical accessory it would definitely be a magic carpet. Besides its seductive powers with Arabian princesses, it would support my lazy lifestyle.

4. Bare Necessities

The second song mentioned where the character in question eats bugs to survive. Plus Baloo has a masturbation / making love to a tree scene in the middle of the song that’s priceless. “Don’t spend your time looking around for something that can’t be found”.

5. Heigh Ho

Ok so I dressed up as Dopey for Halloween one year. I guess it was sort of foreshadowing but still quite the costume created by my Ma. Working in a mine seems really dangerous, haven’t like 6 mines collapsed with people inside in the last year, yet these little guys sing through their work and march on home with a smile. If there was ever a guiding principle for the mining industry, it should be this video. The seven duffs are called Tipsy, Queasy, Surly, Sleazy, Edgy, Dizzy and Remorseful.

Deserves Mention

Kiss the Girl, I Just Can’t Wait to be King, Be Our Guest, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Can You Feel The Love Tonight?


1. Can You Feel the Love Tonight

I could have gone with any of the instant classics from this Disney hit, but I’ll stick with this tune that peaked at #4 on the Billboard Charts. If I have to pick I’ll take the Elton John rendition from the end credits over the in movie version performed by Simba and Nala. Seriously, turn the lights low, slip in to something comfortable, and screw Marvin Gaye, I’ll take this tune.

2. Arabian Nights

While the original lyrics may be quite offensive, its still the perfect opening for this 1992 film. It totally sets the mood for what’s to come. That is, many wonderfully performed songs by Robin Williams. I thought about Friend Like Me here, but this opening score narrowly beats it out. Not coincidently Aladdin and The Lion King are my top Disney movies.

3. Be Our Guest

In general I’m not a big fan of Beauty and the Beast, but theres nothing not to like about a chorus of singing dishes and other objects. The dishes jump for joy as Beauty is the first guest in years. This song is catchy, and I’m pretty sure Disney would tweak this song later and use it in commercials.

4. You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Another opening score, as Randy Newman’s song totally sets in motion the close relationship between Woody and Andy that becomes a sticking point later in Toy Story when Buzz Lightyear arrives on the scene. “To infinite…and beyond!”

5. The Unbirthday Song

Talk about left field. This comes from Alice in Wonderland when Alice interrupts the Mad Hatter and the March Hare who are celebrating their unbirthday, which are the 364 days that aren’t your birthday. In all honestly its sounds like what I do . I never make a big deal out of my birthday and rarely need reason to celebrate, but I think from now on I’ll always use “its my unbirthday” if a reason is necessary.

The Rest

Circle of Life, Zip a Dee Do Da, Bare Necessities,

4 Responses to “Sing-a-long with Disney”

  1. Mark

    You are both wrong on the Lion King song.
    I’ll talk “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”

  2. Brother DoWell

    You want me to screw a dead guy? Come again?

  3. Rick

    I think Greg came the closest with his picks. At least he acknowledged Circle of Life and gave reference to Song of the South. I still don’t understand why Disney no longer likes that movie. I see no problems with the Uncle Remus character.

  4. Disney Movies

    i wrote the same thing on my blog 10x for it.

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