I’m currently at Disney World, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite Disney songs. This sounded easy enough when I first decided to do it, but I quickly realized how wrong I was. See, I grew up on Disney. It was a huge part of my childhood, so narrowing down which songs I enjoy the most is like trying to think of an appropriate analogy at 5 o’clock in the morning (since that’s what time it is right now). Throw in my indecisiveness, and you’ve got yourself one recipe for difficulty. Oh, and on top of all that, the first song that came to mind was “It’s a Small World.” While it’s certainly a song that gets stuck in your head, it is absolutely not making an appearance on this list.
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1. “Part of Your World” – The Little Mermaid
As a swimmer, I always felt a connection with Ariel. I couldn’t imagine making a list of my favorite Disney songs without throwing this one on there. I love belting this one out, and I’ve even performed it a few times.
2. “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” – The Lion King
The Lion King is a fantastic Disney movie. Once again, it was tough choosing only one song from this movie. This one in particular is so much fun to sing along with, especially when you’re driving alone.
3. “You’ll Be in My Heart” – Tarzan
This simple song almost never fails to make me smile. I prefer the movie version, though the longer version is also nice. As with the first two movies, choosing only one song from Tarzan was pretty tough. This movie has an incredible soundtrack.
4. “Something There” – Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorite movies, and it has incredible music in it. Not surprisingly, it was hard to choose a song, but I’ve often thought this one was somewhat overlooked, so I wanted to give it some credit. It’s a short song, but it’s one I’ve always enjoyed.
5. “Go The Distance” – Hercules
Despite the mythological inaccuracies in Hercules, it’s a movie I will always enjoy watching. I did almost miss this song though, which would have been unfortunate considering it’s been one of my favorites since the first time I heard it.
Bonus song: “I’ll Make a Man out of You” – Mulan
This song happened to come on as I was typing, so thank YouTube for its autoplay feature and uncanny ability to know what song to play next. This is another one of those songs that it a lot of fun to sing along with.
Fun fact: In college, my research partner and I actually used this song in a study we conducted.
Man, That Was Tough
There you have it. Those five are just a small taste of my favorite Disney songs. I can’t begin to tell you how many other songs came to mind as I wrote this. Many of these movies have multiple amazing songs in them. Plus, there are many more movies I didn’t even get to touch on. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the selections I’ve made.