If you’re a fan of Disney movies then you are bound to have a favorite Disney song. Part of what made each movie popular was a memorable song. This is a list of the Ten Best Disney Songs from Disney Movies. Please review our list in order and then tell us your favorites.
10. A Whole New World
Written by Alan Menkin and Tim Rice, “A Whole New World” from the movie Aladdin, is arguably the most cherished duet in Disney history. It won numerous awards at the Oscars and Grammy awards where it took home the Song of the Year award.
9. Colors of the Wind
‘Colors of the Wind’ won the 1995 Academy Award for best song. Written by Alan Menkin and Stephen Schwartz, it was the highest-ranked song when it comes to the American pop charts – reaching number four. It is the most cherished song in the movie by far and it very fairly shows you how the Native Americans view the world around them.
8. You’ll Be in My Heart
“You’ll Be in My Heart” was written by Phil Collins, This won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. This song relaunched Phil Collins’ career.
from Song of the South
Written by Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, this is a song most people know because it has become such a part of our culture. It also was the opening theme music for most Disney movies and TV shows for years.
from Mary Poppins
With this catchy tune, Mary Poppins introduced a word into the English language, a word as long and exclamatory as any other. The sequence is animated, literally and figuratively, and the refrain of this fast song remains as memorable as any other Sherman Brothers tune. For a song about a word, the lyrics may not make too much sense, but it is the fun spirit and energy that make the song and the rest of Mary Poppins work so well.
5. Kiss the Girl
from The Little Mermaid
“Kiss the Girl” was written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, this song was also nominated but it lost to the other “Little Mermaid” song “Under the Sea”. This song is on the list however because I find it rather gorgeous and beautifully sung.
4. When You Wish Upon a Star
‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ won the Academy Award for best original song in 1940. Written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline, it is the seventh, and the highest-ranking Disney song on AFI’s 100 greatest songs in film history.
3. Beauty and the Beast
from Beauty and the Beast
Angela Lansbury sang this favorite that was written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. “Beauty and the Beast” brought more people to tears than almost any other song in Disney history. It won the best song at the Academy Awards, the Grammy’s, and the Canadian Film Awards.
2. Someday My Prince Will Come
from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Written by Larry Morey and Frank Churchill, this song appears 17th on AFI’s best songs in film history! This song is known for being an influence not only on Disney movies but on an entire generation of women looking for a prince.
1. Circle of Life
from The Lion King
The first song in the animation classic The Lion King, it was written by Elton John and Tim Rice, Circle of Life is no doubt one of the best-written songs in any movie. I could have really picked one of about four songs from this amazing movie and not gotten much opposition. Though it did not win the award for best song (‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight?’ did) It has become more of an overall fan favorite especially after the Broadway musical really made this song the Best Disney song of all time.