The 30 best Disney songs in history


If music be the food of love, Disney has given us a spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet over the decades. Weve had signing candlesticks, jazz orang-utans, dancing penguins and corvine Beatles. In both its animated movies (like Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and The Lion King) and live action extravaganzas (like Mary Poppins and Enchanted) the Mouse House has employed top songwriters from both musical theatre and the pop world (including Elton John and Phil Collins) to craft instantly hummable ditties and lush, emotional love songs. And here the most Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious songs of all.

30. That's How You Know - Enchanted (2007)

But Giselle can't be silenced, bursting into a song thats so ridiculously catchy that other people in the park quickly become her backing singers and dancers That's the power of Amy Adams. And Disney.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: A reggae band is joined by a Mariachi band for a surprisingly effective blend of sounds.

29. I'll Make A Man Out Of You - Mulan (1998)

Captain Li Shang (Donny Osmond) attempts to train his soldiers, including Mulan (Ming-Na Wen), who's trying to pass as a man, except she's beset at every turn by her fellow fighters.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: The backing track falls into silence and Li Shang's vocals come to the fore, just as Mulan and her fellow soldiers start to actually resemble soldiers

28. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Mary Poppins (1964)

It's got all the energy of a cha-cha line-up and then some.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: Mary Poppins says the title backwards. Which is just ridiculously impressive.

27. A Whole New World - Aladdin (1992)

Yes, it's cheesy, and yes, Peter and Jordan butchered it, but it's still up there as one of Disney's best love songs.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: Aladdin's solo turns into a duet as Jasmine joins in to voice her wonder. Ahhhh.

26. Be Our Guest - Beauty & The Beast (1991)

Any song with the lyrics "a culinary cabaret" and "if you're stressed it's fine dining we suggest" deserves every bit of acclaim chucked its way.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: The spoons dive into a bowl of something yummy like gold-medal-winning swimmers. Sexy.

25. He's A Tramp - Lady & The Tramp (1955)

Full of swagger, Lee's sultry vocals can't help but give you shivers; this one's full of attitude and delivered with a wink and a nod to other "what a dog!" musical numbers.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: The dogs start lending their barking as back-up. Brilliant.

24. Under The Sea - The Little Mermaid (1989)

The words are to die for, too. "Yes, you got me on de plate"

Biggest Goosebump Moment: The steel drums kick in just before we get that interlude in which flutes, bass and a blowfish all get their moment to shine.

23. Mother Knows Best - Tangled (2010)

A Hairspray-style musical number, it's got sass and personality to spare as Mother Gothel does melodrama and attempts to make Rapuznel's heart bleed.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: "Stop mama, you'll just upset me," Gothel sobs in a flamboyant (and shameless) sidebar meant to scare Rapunzel witless.

22. Colours Of The Wind - Pocahontas (1995)

Pocahontas (Judy Kuhn) sings to John Smith (Mel Gibson), explaining how every rock and leaf has a spirit that can't be destroyed. Bless.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: "Have you ever heard the wolf cry?" The chorus kicks in, causing goose flesh aplenty.

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