The 25 best Disney songs to make your heart go bippidy-boppidy-boop

If music be the food of love, Disney has given us a spectacular all-you-can-eat feast. We've had signing candlesticks, jazz orang-utans, booming demigods and singing soldiers. 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. Here the most Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious songs of all. 

25. Feed the birds - Mary Poppins (1964)

Melancholy but somehow hopeful at the same time, the mournful voice of Julie Andrews will worm its way into your heart and not let go. The old woman, just like her birds, is tied into the essence of London and is a reminder that not everything is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: When the woman sings about her birds filling the sky, with the deep chimes of London's bells ringing in the background as if you've been transported into a cathedral. Majestic doesn't begin to do justice to it. 

24. A Whole New World - Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin takes Jasmine for a spin on his flying carpet and shows her, yes, a whole new world that she's been denied, thanks to being locked up in the palace her entire life. 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.

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

Lumiere (Jerry Orbach) flexes his French accent to present Belle with a fine dinner – and a song. 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.

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

Crab Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) injects a little Jamaican percussion into proceedings with this soulful ditty in which the scuttly-one attempts to convince Ariel (Jodi Benson) that it's better being a mermaid. Not only is it a colourful extravaganza showcasing the delights of the ocean floor, the words are to die for, too. "Everything's better down where it's wetter" indeed. 

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.

21. I've got a dream - Tangled (2010)

Just when you thought you knew everything about the buffed-up bandits in the Yellow Duckling, they burst into song to explain that they've got hidden depths. A reminder that they're human and not just glorified henchmen, it's got an infuriatingly catchy beat too. 

Biggest Goosebump Moment: When you realise that all these bandits want is the chance to follow their heart, making them wholly invested in Rapunzel's right to do so until the very end.  

20. Colours Of The Wind - Pocahontas (1995)

The stand-out number in this '90s Disney flick is an ode to nature that can't help but stir the Greenpeace worker inside all of us. 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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