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

19. I Wan'na Be Like You - The Jungle Book (1967)

King Louie (Louis Prima) bemoans his lot as an orang-utan, and voices his desire to become a human. Otherwise known as "The Monkey Song", it combines a Dixieland-style melody with an aura of jazz for something totally infectious.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: The scat dialogue makes the song really come alive.

18. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo - Cinderella (1950)

Though the lyrics are borderline incomprehensible, that doesn't hinder the magically infectious spirit of this little number. A spell recited in rhyme by the Fairy Godmother, it makes gobbledegook strangely beautiful. Which deserves kudos.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: The Fairy Godmother summons up the kind of gorgeous gown that even Vera Wang would have trouble bettering.

17. You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story (1995)

Nominated for an Oscar the same year as Pocahontas' "Colours Of The Wind", this Randy Newman tune might have lost out on a baldie (Poca won), but it's still capable of instilling the warm fuzzies. In fact, the song became so popular that it was soon inexorably linked to the entire franchise as its theme tune.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: "You gotta see, it's our destiny, you got a friend in me," concludes Newman. Bless.

16. Heigh Ho - Snow White & The Seven Dwarves (1937)

Surely the happiest working song ever created (though the "Happy Working Song" in Enchanted comes a close second), this is the melody whistled and bellowed by the dwarves as they head home from the mines. The shiniest mines in the world.

Biggest Goosebump Moment: After singing the word "dig" more than anybody else ever, the dwarves start up with the "heigh ho". Brilliant touch: their shadows are huge against a cliff wall, despite their teeny size.

15. Belle - Beauty & The Beast (1991)

Biggest Goosebump Moment: We get a key change, the music swells, and then the orchestra subsides to leave just trembling violins.

14. Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat - Aristocats (1970)

A bluesy number afforded serious cool by Scatman Crothers (as, naturally, Scat Cat), as jazz bar kitties voice what we all know - everybody wants to be a cat. Well, when they're this effortlessly groovy, it's not difficult to see why

Biggest Goosebump Moment: After an epic instrumental (piano, trumpet, er, chopsticks), the cats start up the chorus again, getting us all bouncing in our seats.

13. Where You Are - Moana (2016)

Measuring duty with what your heart desires, Where You Are shows the village's love for Moana as well as her yearning for the sea. Trying to decide between the two, she gradually comes to mimic her father's values as she grows older, but no-one can ignore her glances at the ocean. Stop trying to hide your love for it, Moana. It's meant to be. 

Biggest Goosebump Moment: When Moana takes over the lead vocals from her father, indicating she's accepted her role as the chief of the village. But that sea is still waiting, and you can hear the doubt in her voice when she sings "you can find happiness right where you are"...

12. Let It Go - Frozen (2013)

One from Disney's latest fairytale, this one's voiced by the powerhouse that is stage actress Idina Menzel. As Queen Elsa voices her rage and solidarity, it's a power ballad with serious punch, given a serious boost by Menzel's distinctly non-Disney trills. (Equally good, but for different reasons, Olaf the snowman sings about summer)

Biggest Goosebump Moment: "I don't care what they're going to say!" Menzel trumpets, hitting the kind of notes that most of us can only dream of. Enough to give you shivers in the Caribbean.

Zoe Delahunty-Light

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