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The 135+ Best Disney Songs Of All Time

We’re sure you’ll agree that Disney songs are ubdoubtedly some of the best songs to have ever been written.

Be it the emotional weight, story-rich lyrics or larger-than-life musical arrangements, there’s nothing quite like a great Disney track!

In this article, our gang of writers-slash-raging-Disney-fanatics have put together this ultimate list of the 135+ best Disney songs of all time, along with some interesting facts and insights about each song:

The 135+ Best Disney Songs Of All Time

1. A Whole New World

Movie: Aladdin
Released: 1992

Magic carpet rides around the world are all the more magical when you fall in love singing a romantic duet. This famous Disney love song was a fan favorite from the start.

Fun Fact: The composer of the song, Alan Menken, won an Oscar for Best Original Song.

2. When You Wish Upon a Star

Movie: Pinocchio
Released: 1940

This beloved song reminds us that anything is possible if we have faith and hope in the dreams we pursue. When Geppetto wished on a star, he gained a son. Who knows what waits for you?

Fun Fact: This song is always featured in the Walt Disney World nightly fireworks show over Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom.

3. You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Movie: Toy Story
Released: 1995

The most important tune about friendship not only spells out the love between a child and his favorite toy, but also the importance of working together and appreciating our differences (just as Woody and Buzz do).

Fun Fact: As the theme song of the movie, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” is played in all three Toy Story movies.

4. Let It Go

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

This ballad became an instant favorite from the Disney movie which proved that love is more powerful than fear when it comes to controlling the power you hold inside.

Fun Fact: Composer Robert Lopez secured an Oscar for Best Original Song, making him the twelfth person ever to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

5. Part of Your World

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Released: 1989

This song tugs on the heartstrings of every little girl who feels like she doesn’t belong and allows her to dream of something bigger and better waiting for her.

Fun Fact: Ariel’s famous song of longing was almost cut from the film for not being catchy enough.

6. How Far I’ll Go

Movie: Moana
Released: 2016

Restricted to life on her home island, Moana longs to explore the ocean and see what it holds beyond the horizon. Her longing is reminiscent of a red-headed mermaid stuck in her watery home eager to witness life on land.

Fun Fact: Before its iconic recording as “How Far I’ll Go,” this song was going to be titled “More” or “I Want.”

7. Remember Me

Movie: Coco
Released: 2017

This tear-jerking tune shows the love between a father and his daughter. It serves as a perfect reminder that no matter how far apart we are from the ones who love us, love never dies.

Fun Fact: Although this song is performed in a number of different styles, its original intention is as a lullaby.

8. Under the Sea

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Released: 1989

This fun ditty is all about convincing Princess Ariel that her life in the ocean is far better than any life she could have on land, but ultimately Sebastian’s attempts to sway her fall on deaf ears.

Fun Fact: This song is written and performed in a famous Caribbean style known as Calypso.

9. Circle of Life

Movie: The Lion King
Released: 1994

This ballad is a beautiful reminder of the balance between life and death, and how we are all connected to each other. Its theme is constantly revisited throughout the film.

Fun Fact: The beginning of the song is written in the Zulu language, discussing the approach and conquer of the lion.

10. Be Our Guest

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 1991

This song is a fun way to be introduced to French cuisine. It’s bound to make anyone wish they were as lucky as Belle to be treated to dinner and a show such as that put on by Lumiere and company.

Fun Fact: Belle was not supposed to be the recipient of the welcoming song – her father was.

11. I See the Light

Movie: Tangled
Released: 2010

When Rapunzel and Eugene realize that the dreams they had have morphed into dreaming of love for one another, this touching duet sung on a lantern-lit lake provides the pinnacle of Disney romance.

Fun Fact: This Disney love ballad is written as a folk song with a modern pop feel to it.

12. Friend Like Me

Movie: Aladdin
Released: 1992

This introduction of the Genie is fantastically performed by Robin Williams and shows us the breadth of ability the lamp dweller has and just what kind of power is at Aladdin’s fingertips.

Fun Fact: This song was originally intended to be sung by Fats Waller in a 1940s Harlem stride-piano style.

13. You’ll Be in My Heart

Movie: Tarzan
Released: 1999

This touching lullaby between an unlikely mother and son pair evokes the strong feelings of love and loss that are prominent throughout the movie.

Fun Fact: Phil Collins wrote this love song in one night at a Christmas party, jotting the tune on scraps of wrapping paper.

14. Hakuna Matata

Movie: The Lion King
Released: 1994

One of the best songs to belt out and throw your cares to the wind, Timon and Pumbaa show Simba how great life can be when you don’t have any worries to get you down.

Fun Fact: Hakuna Matata translates to “no worries” in Swahili.

15. I Wanna Be Like You

Movie: The Jungle Book
Released: 1967

King Louie and his monkeys capture Mowgli because they want to be like humans. This fun tune is even more catchy when Baloo joins in the free-form scat singing near the end.

Fun Fact: The dance moves for King Louie were inspired by the famous actor and jazz singer that voiced him: Louis Prima.

16. Tale as Old as Time

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 1991

This beautiful love song sung by Mrs. Potts shows the relationship between the two most unlikely and headstrong characters, and how their romance beat the odds.

Fun Fact: Beauty and the Beast was not originally meant to be a musical. However, Disney’s chairman changed his mind after the success of The Little Mermaid.

17. Be Prepared

Movie: The Lion King
Released: 1994

This chilling Disney villain song reveals a plot to kill Mufasa and usurp his throne in a very Shakespearian manner by Scar and his hyena cronies.

Fun Fact: Listen closely and you’ll hear that the song is kicked off by Jeremy Irons (the voice of Scar) and finished by Jim Cummings (the voice of Ed the hyena).

18. The Bare Necessities

Movie: The Jungle Book
Released: 1967

Another fun tune, this song reminds us that if we have all we need, we shouldn’t worry about anything else. As long as we have the bare essentials, life is good.

Fun Fact: While all the other songs in this movie were written by Robert and Richard Sherman, this one was written by Terry Gilkyson.

19. Into the Unknown

Movie: Frozen 2
Released: 2019

Elsa is beckoned toward a new adventure when a mysterious ancient power begins calling out to her. She responds with this initially reluctant, but then ultimately excited-sounding song.

Fun Fact: The siren call accompaniment in this song is inspired by the Latin Catholic funeral Mass hymn “Dies Irae” and sung as the Scandinavian shepherdess kulning call.

20. Colors of the Wind

Movie: Pocahontas
Released: 1995

Pocahontas teaches John Smith about the land of her people and shows us how to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Plus, it’s a great song to sing standing on a rock with the wind blowing your hair back.

Fun Fact: The lyrics for this song were inspired by Chief Seattle’s letter to Congress written in 1854.

21. I Won’t Say I’m In Love

Movie: Hercules
Released: 1997

This fun love song starts off with Megara trying to convince herself she’s not in love with Hercules. By the end of it, and with a little goading from the Muses, she reluctantly admits he’s stolen her heart.

Fun Fact: This song is inspired by 1950s doo-wop and blues music, with a touch of teen pop and Motown.

22. Poor Unfortunate Souls

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Released: 1989

This iconic villain song is all about Ursula the sea witch convincing Ariel to trade her voice for a pair of legs (so that she can win the heart of Prince Eric).

Fun Fact: Ursula’s character was inspired by the famous drag queen Divine.

23. Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Movie: The Lion King
Released: 1994

This love ballad is one of many award-winning songs from the soundtrack written by Elton John, depicting the friendship of Nala and Simba blossoming into a romantic relationship.

Fun Fact: This is the only song in the film that does not follow the “father and son” theme.

24. Reflection

Movie: Mulan
Released: 1998

When Mulan lets her family down by failing the matchmaker’s test, she reflects on her place in the world and can’t help but feel that she wasn’t meant to be like other girls.

Fun Fact: This song was the first single released by iconic pop star Christina Aguilera.

25. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

Movie: The Aristocats
Released: 1970

This fun scat song will have you on your feet and dancing to the beat of the ragtime cat band’s tune along with O’Malley, Duchess, Toulouse, Berlioz, and Marie.

Fun Fact: This song was released as a solo performance by Phil Harris (the voice of O’Malley) on a rare 45 rpm.

26. Gaston

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 1991

Although all the other girls in town seem to love him, Belle wants nothing to do with Gaston. After a failed marriage proposal, his chums at the tavern cheer him up with this tune that boosts his ego.

Fun Fact: Gaston boasts about eating 60 eggs a day, which adds up to over 4500 calories!

27. Almost There

Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Released: 2009

Tiana has worked hard for her dream to come true. She can finally see her beautiful café coming to life after she’s promised a fruitful job working at her friend’s prince welcoming party.

Fun Fact: This song was written by Randy Newman – the same singer and songwriter of Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

28. You’re Welcome

Movie: Moana
Released: 2016

When Moana meets the famed demigod Maui, she’s intimidated at first. However, she’s quickly drawn in by his charm as he sings of all of his heroic deeds. He eventually traps her in a cave to steal her boat and make his escape.

Fun Fact: This tune is the musical debut for Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), who voices Maui.

29. One Jump Ahead

Movie: Aladdin
Released: 1992

Aladdin is a crafty street thief who steals what he needs to survive. Although he has freedom, he still lacks a loving family and a good home.

Fun Fact: Originally, the writers were going to have Aladdin’s mother be in the film, but ultimately decided his character was more impactful as an orphan.

30. A Spoonful of Sugar

Movie: Mary Poppins
Released: 1964

When her charges do not want to take their nightly medicine, Mary Poppins helps them learn that we have to do things we may not want to in life, but we can find ways to make them less terrible.

Fun Fact: The song’s title is inspired by the writer’s eight year old son when he came home from school after receiving the polio vaccine on a lump of sugar.

31. Prince Ali

Movie: Aladdin
Released: 1992

Using his first wish, Aladdin is transformed into a prince by the Genie in order to impress Princess Jasmine (who is far more difficult to sway than he imagined).

Fun Fact: In the song, the Genie alludes to pop culture icons such as Ethel Merman, Walter Brennan, and a Thanksgiving Day Parade commentator.

32. Love Will Find a Way

Movie: Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Released: 1998

In this Romeo and Juliet romance set in Africa, Kiara and Kovu fall in love despite the fact they come from feuding families. Their love ultimately heals the scars (no pun intended) left by the generational fight.

Fun Fact: The female part of this duet is sung by Liz Callaway, who also voiced Anastasia, Odette, and Jasmine in the sequels.

33. Why Should I Worry

Movie: Oliver and Company
Released: 1988

Dodger gives Oliver a taste of his carefree New York City life and teaches him the importance of being street smart in order to survive.

Fun Fact: Cameos by Pongo from 101 Dalmatians and the three pups from Lady and the Tramp are seen during this song.

34. I Just Can’t Wait To Be King

Movie: The Lion King
Released: 1994

This fun song – which serves as a distraction for Zazu – is a great tune by young Simba about how much he can’t wait to grow up and assume his destiny as king of Pride Rock.

Fun Fact: This upbeat tune was purposefully written in a playful manner to serve as an easy sing-along song for kids.

35. Spirit

Movie: The Lion King
Released: 2019

A somewhat modern twist on the beloved tale of the Lion King, this Beyoncé song sums up Simba’s struggles and makes them relatable to real-world issues. It teaches us to listen to our muse and find our destiny.

Fun Fact: Not only did Beyoncé write and produce the song, but she also voiced Nala in the movie.

36. When She Loved Me

Movie: Toy Story 2
Released: 1999

This heartbreaking song of when Jessie’s owner – Emily – abandoned her makes us feel for the poor cowgirl. It’s easy to relate to her reluctance to love another child at the risk of being hurt again.

Fun Fact: Sarah McLachlan sings this song during the movie as we learn about Jessie’s history.

37. Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Movie: Mary Poppins
Released: 1964

A definite release point in the movie is when the children’s father finally eases up and begins to reconnect with his inner child (and his role as a loving and playful dad).

Fun Fact: The original song was composed in common time, but then reconfigured to the timing of a waltz.

38. I’ll Make a Man Out of You

Movie: Mulan
Released: 1998

This song occurs in the classic pivotal point of the movie when Mulan must prove her mettle or pack up and go home. Although none of her peers know she is a woman, she finds the strength she needs to prove herself just as worthy as the men.

Fun Fact: The descriptive imagery of the lyrics serves as an attempt to put the viewer into the perspective of Captain Shang.

39. Baby Mine

Movie: Dumbo
Released: 1941

This beautiful love song between mother and child is hauntingly juxtaposed against the cruelty of the real world as Dumbo is taken away from his mother.

Fun Fact: At only 64 minutes long, Dumbo is the shortest animated Disney feature film.

40. The Bells of Notre Dame

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

The introductory song for the movie inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel offers background on the main hero and villain, explaining how their lives are intertwined.

Fun Fact: This song features two Latin hymns – the Kyrie used in normal Catholic Mass and the Dies Irae used in Catholic funerals.

41. We Know the Way

Movie: Moana
Released: 2016

In this song, Moana’s grandmother reveals to her the history of their people. When Moana realizes that voyaging is in her blood, she gathers the courage to confront her father about living out her dream to save her people’s future.

Fun Fact: This song features three different languages: Samoan, Tokelauan and English.

42. Try Everything

Movie: Zootopia
Released: 2016

As with any Shakira song, this is a fun ditty to dance to. It provides motivation and inspiration for the main character Judy Hopps, who wants to be a police officer in the big city.

Fun Fact: While Shakira sings the song, it was actually written by Sia.

43. Love Is an Open Door

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

Prior to our knowledge of Hans’ true colors, this song is a rather adorable love duet that shows the innocence of Princess Anna. It also somewhat pokes fun of Disney’s innate ability to have their characters fall in love at first sight.

Fun Fact: This is the first time a Disney villain and a Disney princess sing a duet together.

44. Kiss the Girl

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Released: 1989

One of the best love ballads Disney has to offer, Sebastian sets the mood for Ariel and Eric to help him see that she’s the one he wants – until Ursula’s eel pets ruin the romance.

Fun Fact: This song was covered by Ashley Tisdale, and the music video was featured on the Platinum DVD release.

45. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

After Elsa hurts Anna with her powers, the girls are separated to keep Anna safe. However, Anna doesn’t understand why she’s lost her best friend.

Fun Fact: Elsa indirectly answers the song title’s question by her first act of recreating Olaf upon running away from Arendelle.

46. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Movie: Cinderella
Released: 1950

Despite her bleak life of servitude to her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella still has hope that one day her life will change for the better and her dreams will come true.

Fun Fact: The tune of this song is based on Ricordanza, an Etude by Franz Liszt.

47. Friends on the Other Side

Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Released: 2009

This creepy villain song introduces us to the source of Dr. Facilier’s power. It serves to highlight the voodoo culture of New Orleans, complete with shrunken heads and dark magic.

Fun Fact: When Dr. Facilier reads Naveen’s tarot, these are actually cards from the deck which represent his past, present, and future.

48. That’s How You Know

Movie: Enchanted
Released: 2007

This colorful ensemble song where Giselle explains how love works to Robert is a fun number that will get stuck in your head. You’re bound to be singing it all day long!

Fun Fact: The older gentlemen dancers featured in this dance number are the chimney sweeps (minus Dick Van Dyke) from Mary Poppins.

49. Once Upon a Dream

Movie: Sleeping Beauty
Released: 1959

Aurora meets Prince Philip in the woods and falls in love, despite having been expressly instructed to be wary of strangers.

Fun Fact: The melody for this song is the actual Sleeping Beauty Suite waltz composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

50. I’ve Got No Strings

Movie: Pinocchio
Released: 1940

Pinocchio skips school to become a star in Stromboli’s puppet show. Little does he know that Stromboli will refuse to let him leave and lock him in a cage after the performance.

Fun Fact: The song’s lyrics were quoted by Tony Stark’s robotic creation in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

51. Belle

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 1991

This song introduces us to our heroine – Belle – who feels out of place in her small French town. She longs for far off adventures and loves books; an oddity to all the townspeople.

Fun Fact: The lyricist – Howard Ashman – was HIV positive and drew from his life experiences to write this opener.

52. We’re All in This Together

Movie: High School Musical
Released: 2006

The hit sensation Disney channel movie which became a franchise features Troy – the basketball star – becoming an unlikely drama star. His shy partner – Gabriella – breaks out of her shell to stand by his side.

Fun Fact: The cast of High School Musical came together to perform this song for Disney’s Family Singalong, which was released in 2020.

53. When Will My Life Begin

Movie: Tangled
Released: 2010

Rapunzel has spent her whole life locked in a tower by evil Mother Gothel, who pretends it is for her protection and not for her own selfish gains. Rapunzel longs for the day when she can go out and explore the world.

Fun Fact: Tangled was the first movie musical made with computer-generated animation.

54. Whistle While You Work

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Released: 1937

After running from her evil stepmother’s attempt to assassinate her, Snow White stumbles upon a little cottage in the woods that is filthy and needs cleaning. With the help of her animal friends (and a little music), she tidies the place up.

Fun Fact: This movie made cinematic history by being the first to ever release a recorded soundtrack.

55. Some Things Never Change

Movie: Frozen 2
Released: 2019

Three years after Elsa’s coronation, the kingdom of Arendelle is thriving. Anna, Olaf, Christopher and Elsa sing about the stability of their lives – just before everything changes.

Fun Fact: Olaf actually breaks the fourth wall by addressing the audience, saying they look older than the last time he saw them.

56. Someday My Prince Will Come

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Released: 1937

Snow White is treated like a servant by her wicked stepmother. However, she still maintains a gentle heart and the hope that one day, her true love will come and sweep her off her feet.

Fun Fact: On AFI’s 100 Years of 100 Top Songs, this love song landed at number nineteen.

57. Un Poco Loco

Movie: Coco
Released: 2017

The title of this fun song translates as “A Little Crazy”. It’s a fun duet sung together by Miguel and Hector, so that Miguel can win his way into De La Cruz’ big party. This will allow him to receive his grandfather’s blessing to return to the land of the living.

Fun Fact: Hector actually wrote this song for his wife Imelda while they were still alive.

58. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride

Movie: Lilo & Stitch
Released: 2002

This fun song gives us a feel for Hawaiian life and the joys of surfing the unbelievable waves the Pacific Ocean offers to the island state. It also shows the bond of family that Lilo and Lani share, and which Stitch so desperately wants to be a part of.

Fun Fact: Most of the song is in English, but the chorus is in Hawaiian. It describes the call of the ocean to surfers.

59. What’s This?

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released: 1993

Jack Skellington finds himself in a world very different from the one he’s used to. Happy, joyous and full of laughter, Christmas town is exactly the change he’s been looking for from his scary, dreary Halloween town.

Fun Fact: This tune is also used in other Disney movie trailers, such as James and the Giant Peach and Flubber.

60. I’ve Got a Dream

Movie: Tangled
Released: 2010

When Rapunzel finds herself in a disreputable tavern full of hardened thugs, she asks them if they’ve ever dreamed of doing something amazing. As a result, the rough and tumble crew break out into song and befriend the princess.

Fun Fact: This song is also featured in the short film Olaf Presents.

61. This Is Halloween

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released: 1993

The introductory song for Tim Burton’s classic Halloween film. We’re invited into the world of Jack Skellington and his scary crew, who are tasked with making the spooky holiday one to remember year after year.

Fun Fact: This song is played during the fireworks show for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

62. Something There

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 1991

After the Beast saves Belle’s life from the wolves in the woods, their relationship changes and they both begin to see the good in each other. Belle sees the Beast’s gentler, more humane side and the Beast accepts Belle’s adventurous nature.

Fun Fact: In the original version of the movie, the characters sing this song offscreen. In the 2017 remake, they sing in onscreen.

63. A Girl Worth Fighting For

Movie: Mulan
Released: 1998

As Shang’s company of men march to battle to join his father’s army, they sing about the qualities they value in a woman – most of them superficial. They ironically scoff at Mulan’s suggestion of finding a woman with intelligence.

Fun Fact: The song is reprised in the sequel to Mulan by Chien Po, Yao, and Ling looking for love.

64. For the First Time in Forever

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

This song is sung by both Elsa and Anna, with two very different attitudes about opening the castle gates. Anna is excited to meet new people after being cooped up for so long, but Elsa is nervous that she’ll reveal her powers (which could cause everyone to fear or hate her).

Fun Fact: Rapunzel and Eugene from Tangled make a cameo appearance near the end of the song, coming to attend Elsa’s coronation.

65. The Age of Not Believing

Movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Released: 1971

This song is sung by Miss Eglantine Price to the children, who believe they are growing too old for make-believe. She chides that this is a sad time and indicates that magic and wonder only cease to exist if you stop believing in it.

Fun Fact: This song was written by the Sherman brothers, who also wrote songs for Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book.

66. Heigh Ho

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Released: 1937

This fun work song is sung by the dwarves as they work in the mines gathering precious gemstones. It’s a great singalong song for the whole family and provides excellent motivation for working.

Fun Fact: Tito the chihuahua from Oliver and Company sings this song when they rescue Jenny.

67. Shiny

Movie: Moana
Released: 2016

Moana follows Maui into the realm of monsters to help him retrieve his magic hook from the giant crab Tamatoa. Interestingly enough, Tamatoa is modeled after a real species of crustacean called the decorator crab.

Fun Fact: This song is an homage to the glam rock music of David Bowie.

68. Cruella De Vil

Movie: 101 Dalmatians
Released: 1961

Roger writes this song about Anita’s wicked boss who enjoys the finer things in life – like making coats out of puppy skins. He portrays her as a snake and a devil (and his mocking words are not far from the truth).

Fun Fact: This villain’s jingle is the only full song presented in the movie.

69. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

Movie: Cinderella
Released: 1950

Fun and nonsensical, this tune is the magic spell Cinderella’s fairy godmother sings to transform a pumpkin into a stagecoach, mice into horses, a dog into a footman, and Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown.

Fun Fact: This was presented as a demo to Walt Disney by Ilene Woods, who voiced Cinderella.

70. You Can Fly

Movie: Peter Pan
Released: 1953

The Darling children are surprised when the hero of Wendy’s most popular bedtime story flies in through their nursery window and whisks them away to Neverland. Pan teaches them to fly using faith, trust, and fairy dust.

Fun Fact: This song is played at the Peter Pan’s Flight attraction at Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

71. Just Around the Riverbend

Movie: Pocahontas
Released: 1995

Pocahontas shows her adventurous side as she canoes down the white waters and greets her coastal friends. Ultimately, it represents life’s unknown path and what we must do to choose where life will lead us.

Fun Fact: There was originally a short reprise of this song in the film, but it was cut before the final movie was released.

72. Zero to Hero

Movie: Hercules
Released: 1997

This fun tune will have you on your feet and dancing to Hercules’ triumphs as the Muses sing about the hero’s rise to fame. It actually outlines some of the Herculean Labors from classic Greek mythology.

Fun Fact: This song was written in a gospel fashion to give it a unique spin on the Greek classic.

73. Trust in Me

Movie: The Jungle Book
Released: 1967

Kaa’s hypnotizing melody lures Mowgli into danger as the python prepares to eat the boy for dinner. Luckily, Bagheera and Baloo save the day by rescuing the boy and shooing away the cunning snake.

Fun Fact: This song was originally intended for Mary Poppins and titled “Land of Sand.”

74. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Movie: Mary Poppins
Released: 1964

If you know one song from Mary Poppins, this is it. It’s possibly the longest nonsense word in existence, but it’s super fun to sing and even gives you the challenge to say it backwards near the end.

Fun Fact: On AFI’s 100 Years of 100 Songs list, this ditty ranked at number 36.

75. Can You Imagine That

Movie: Mary Poppins Returns
Released: 2018

In this sequel to the beloved Mary Poppins, the no-nonsense nanny returns and continues to perpetuate the magic of make-believe and imagination for the children in her care.

Fun Fact: The instrumental version of this song can be heard as Mary Poppins’ theme throughout the movie.

76. Life’s a Happy Song

Movie: The Muppets
Released: 2011

Gary, Walter and Mary introduce us to life in their hometown of Smalltown. They sing about how everything is positive, happy, and perfect. However, Walter wants more and goes in search of the Muppets.

Fun Facts: Leslie Feist and Mickey Rooney make cameo appearances during this song.

77. Oo De Lally

Movie: Robin Hood
Released: 1973

The rooster bard narrator introduces us to our hero (Robin Hood) and his sidekick (Little John) in this tune. We learn of the clever fox’s mission to steal from wicked Prince John to give the money back to the poor.

Fun Fact: The term “oo de lally” means “yippee”. It was popularized during the 1950s.

78. Dig a Little Deeper

Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Released: 2009

Mama Odie gives Naveen and Tiana the advice they need, but it’s not exactly what they were looking for. Naveen realizes that he wants to have a life with Tiana, while Tiana understands that life is not always about work.

Fun Fact: The birds accompanying Mama Odie in this tune are called roseate spoonbills.

79. The Gospel Truth

Movie: Hercules
Released: 1997

The Muses are the narrators for Hercules’ tale, from a baby born of the gods – to an awkward teenager – to a hero of humanity. Their gospel rendition adds pizzazz to the retelling of this Greek classic.

Fun Fact: The Muses who sing the tune are named Clio, Terpsichore, Melpomene, Thalia and Calliope.

80. Stay Awake

Movie: Mary Poppins
Released: 1964

This beautiful lullaby sung by Mary Poppins to the Banks’ children has some sad and haunting tones, along with its ability to lull you to sleep.

Fun Fact: This song was almost cut from the movie until P. L. Travers – the author of Mary Poppins – insisted that it stay.

81. He Mele No Lilo

Movie: Lilo & Stitch
Released: 2002

As the opening song to the movie, this tune is sung in the native Hawaiian language and describes all of the beautiful features of the islands. It servers to pay homage to the culture of the native Hawaiians.

Fun Fact: This song is sung by the Kamehameha School’s children’s choir.

82. If I Didn’t Have You

Movie: Monsters Inc.
Released: 2001

Sang by Sully and Mike, this song explains the nature of their friendship and how they depend on each other through thick and thin. Even when a human child enters their world, they work together to help get her home.

Fun Fact: This was the first Pixar song to win an Oscar for Best Original Song.

83. King of New York

Movie: Newsies
Released: 1992

The fun Disney musical about the newspaper boy strike of 1899 features this fan favorite ditty. It’s sung by the cast of main characters after they make headlines for going on strike in search for fair wages.

Fun Fact: Christian Bale was only 17 years old when he played Jack Kelly in Newsies.

84. Mother Knows Best

Movie: Tangled
Released: 2010

In true Disney villain fashion, Mother Gothel does her best to trick and guilt Rapunzel into staying in her tower. She does this by presenting all of the dangers of the real world to the young naïve girl in song form.

Fun Fact: This song is similar to one the Judge Frollo sings to Quasimodo when he asks permission to leave his prison.

85. The Siamese Cat Song

Movie: Lady and the Tramp
Released: 1955

Si and Am are the mischievous Siamese cats who accompany Aunt Sarah on her visit to meet Jim and Darling’s new baby. They get Lady into trouble with their antics, while they themselves get off scot-free.

Fun Fact: This song was replaced by “What A Shame” in the 2019 remake of the movie.

86. Go the Distance

Movie: Hercules
Released: 1997

Hercules learns of his true parentage and seeks to find his father – Zeus – to discover what he must do to earn his place back on Mt. Olympus. This is a great motivational song for anyone who’s willing to do anything to achieve their goals.

Fun Fact: Ricky Martin’s Spanish cover of the song reached number 10 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Songs in 1997.

87. Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Movie: Fantasia
Released: 1940

This classic piece depicts Mickey as a great sorcerer’s apprentice, washing floors and cleaning dishes until he decides to use a little magic to help him out.

Fun Fact: This piece was inspired by a poem written by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe.

88. Goodbye, So Soon

Movie: The Great Mouse Detective
Released: 1986

The villain Ratigan has lured the famous mouse detective into an inescapable trap. He uses this tune to taunt him that he is certain will be the last thing Basil ever hears.

Fun Fact: Basil is named after the actor Basil Rathbone, who played Sherlock Holmes in the 1930s and 40s film series.

89. Bella Notte

Movie: Lady and the Tramp
Released: 1955

The iconic date scene between Lady and Tramp depicts the two dogs enjoying a delectable spaghetti dinner under a beautiful night sky. This romantic tune is sung by a nearby Italian chef.

Fun Fact: Bella notte translates to “beautiful night” in Italian.

90. Hellfire

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

Juxtaposed against Quasimodo’s song “Heaven’s Light,” this number by the villain Frollo shows his struggle with sin. It tells how he ultimately gives in to evil, even though he does not believe himself to be wrong.

Fun Fact: Definitely one of the scariest villain songs, this number was heavily quality-controlled to ensure it was appropriate for all audiences.

91. Candle on the Water

Movie: Pete’s Dragon
Released: 1977

This hauntingly beautiful ballad is sung by Nora to her long lost lover Paul, who is somewhere out at sea. She sings about how she is still waiting for him, even after all this time.

Fun Fact: The writers purposefully added spiritual and religious symbolism within the lyrics to this tune.

92. He’s a Tramp

Movie: Lady and the Tramp
Released: 1955

Peggy Lee’s famous rendition of the ode to the heartbreaker (and free spirit) Tramp. It’s a perfect 1950s song to accompany the famous tale of two dogs from different sides of the tracks falling in love.

Fun Fact: This song was sung by Janelle Monae in the 2019 remake of the film.

93. In Summer

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

This funny, ironic song sung by Olaf the snowman about the wonderful things he’ll do in the summertime reminds us that no matter how impossible our dreams might be, we shouldn’t give up on them.

Fun Fact: Olaf’s dance with the seagulls is reminiscent of Bert’s dance with the penguins in Mary Poppins.

94. That’s What Friends Are For

Movie: The Jungle Book
Released: 1967

This peppy song is sung at a bleak point in the story. Mowgli is all alone and about to encounter Shere Khan, where he must prove himself a man.

Fun Fact: The vulture quartet was inspired by the Beatles, who turned down the role. The role was instead given to a barbershop quartet.

95. Fixer Upper

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

Kristoff’s troll family encourages Anna to accept him, despite his flaws. They soon learn she’s engaged to Hans, but are keen to overlook that minor detail. By the end of the song, they end up trying to marry the two.

Fun Fact: Interestingly, the trolls’ crystals light up when they sing this song.

96. In a World of My Own

Movie: Alice in Wonderland
Released: 1951

Alice sings of a made up world that is not only her own, but which takes her away from the frivolities and burdens of the real world. Little does she realize that her imagination can actually take her there.

Fun Fact: Instead of this lively tune, Alice was originally supposed to sing a slow ballad called “Beyond the Laughing Sky.”

98. So This Is Love

Movie: Cinderella
Released: 1950

This beautiful waltz is played while Cinderella and Prince Charming are dancing at the ball. It’s easy to see the couple falling in love while this tune plays.

Fun Fact: This is the first Disney duet between a prince and princess.

99. Lost in the Woods

Movie: Frozen 2
Released: 2019

Kristoff’s ballad about how he feels he and Anna drifting apart, which draws on 1980s influences. He’s accompanied by a herd of reindeer as well as Sven.

Fun Fact: There is an allusion to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with the four reindeer heads.

100. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Movie: Song of the South
Released: 1946

In this song, Uncle Remus sings about the beauty of the day. It introduces us to the first animated sequence, featuring Brer Rabbit in Song of the South.

Fun Fact: This Disney movie was never actually released on VHS (or DVD for that matter).

101. Best of Friends

Movie: The Fox and the Hound
Released: 1981

This song outlines the unlikely friendship between Todd and Copper, despite the fact that they are supposed to be enemies due to their animalistic natures.

Fun Fact: This song is sung by the character Big Mama, a wise old owl.

102. Out There

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

Quasimodo longs to be a part of the world outside of his tower, but is afraid of how he will be received due to his deformities (and what he’s been told about people’s cruelty).

Fun Fact: Cameos by Aladdin’s magic carpet, Pumbaa and Belle appear during the song.

103. Love

Movie: Robin Hood
Released: 1973

A simple but beautiful love song featuring Robin Hood and Maid Marian in a rare moment of peace, celebrating the success of defeating the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Fun Fact: The song is sung from Maid Marian’s perspective.

104. Oogie Boogie’s Song

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released: 1993

As the main villain in a cast of creepy characters, Oogie Boogie introduces himself in song form to his captive Santa Claus.

Fun Fact: One of the dialogue pieces is lifted from a Betty Boop cartoon.

105. A Cover Is Not the Book

Movie: Mary Poppins Returns
Released: 2018

This fun number instructs us not to judge a book by its cover, because we’d be surprised to find that people are not all they appear to be upon first glance.

Fun Fact: All of the scenarios in the song are from books by P. L. Travers.

106. Down in New Orleans

Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Released: 2009

This song is sung throughout the movie by both Dr. John and Tiana to introduce us to the city of New Orleans, including its rich culture and playful music.

Fun Fact: Aladdin’s magic carpet is cameoed in Duke’s Café.

107. A Guy Like You

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

This fun song – sung by the gargoyles – shows Quasimodo that he is more than just his deformities. He’s a great guy and Esmeralda would be crazy not to go for him.

Fun Fact: Victor and Hugo are named as the author of the story.

108. Little April Shower

Movie: Bambi
Released: 1957

This song shows the changes and transitions that happen in the forest during the springtime. Bambi grows from a baby to a young buck, serving as a pivotal moment in the story.

Fun Fact: This song was also featured in the sequel, Bambi II.

109. Barking at the Moon

Movie: Bolt
Released: 2008

Bolt and Mittens are en route to Hollywood and discover an unlikely friendship with each other as they work together to get to where they need to be.

Fun Fact: The movie features the vocal talents of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus.

110. Heaven’s Light

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

Immediately preceding Frollo’s villainous ballad, Quasimodo sings of how he sees heaven’s light shining on all the good things in the world.

Fun Fact: This song was written in direct contrast to Hellfire.

111. One of Us

Movie: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Released: 1998

Kovu is ousted from Pride Rock after being accused of setting Simba up for an attempted assassination, although hShere Khane’d tried to stop Zira from carrying out her plan.

Fun Fact: This song is the only one to not have an equivalent from the first movie.

112. God Help the Outcasts

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

Esmeralda’s plea for understanding and help for her people is ironically juxtaposed against the wealthy congregation’s selfish prayers for power and money.

Fun Fact: This song was originally going to be a more upbeat tune called “Someday”.

113. Savages

Movie: Pocahontas
Released: 1995

Both the Native Americans and the Englishmen see the other as savages, but Pocahontas helps bridge the gap between the two peoples and save John Smith’s life in the process.

Fun Fact: This song is similar to Beauty and the Beast’s Mob Song; both feature David Ogden Stiers.

114. Strangers Like Me

Movie: Tarzan
Released: 1999

Tarzan learns about the human race from Jane Porter and begins to discover where he belongs, although he still loves and respects his gorilla family.

Fun Fact: This song scored number 10 on the 2000 Billboard Contemporary Adult Tracks chart.

115. Topsy Turvy

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Released: 1996

This fun, silly song describes the events of Topsy Turvy Day, reminding us not to take life too seriously. It’s also the day that the world is introduced to Quasimodo.

Fun Fact: The actual Feast of Fools is celebrated the day before Mardi Gras.

116. When Can I See You Again?

Movie: Wreck-It Ralph
Released: 2012

Ralph just wants to be more than the guy who destroys everything. He goes in search of a new video game to inhabit, finding friendship in Vanellope von Schweetz along the way.

Fun Fact: The main character was originally designed after a large gorilla, but animators softened up his edges to make him more lovable.

117. Ever Ever After

Movie: Enchanted
Released: 2007

The finale of this Disney fairytale shows our heroine Giselle happy in her New York City life with Robert and his daughter – an ending she didn’t initially anticipate.

Fun Fact: Carrie Underwood sings this song during the credits.

118. Evermore

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 2017

This song – a new one for the remake of Beauty and the Beast – gives us a look into the Beast’s world. It helps us understand his softer, more compassionate side.

Fun Fact: Inspiration for the song was drawn from a number in the respective Broadway musical.

119. Son of Man

Movie: Tarzan
Released: 1999

In true Disney fashion, this song provides the transition scene for Tarzan to grow from a boy into a man in his jungle home.

Fun Fact: This song is also featured in the sequel, Tarzan II.

120. Honor to Us All

Movie: Mulan
Released: 1998

Mulan is getting ready to meet the matchmaker who will determine if she’s a suitable bride, but we can see that she’ll need a lot of luck in order to pass the test.

Fun Fact: Lea Salonga – the singing voice of Mulan – is also the singing voice of Jasmine.

121. Little Wonders

Movie: Meet the Robinsons
Released: 2007

Louis discovers his dream family when he is transported to the future by his son, but their mere existence is threatened by Bowler Hat Guy’s evil schemes.

Fun Fact: This song is written and performed by Rob Thomas.

122. Days in the Sun

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Released: 2017

Another new addition to the Beauty and the Beast remake, this song has the various characters dreaming about what life was like when they were human.

Fun Fact: This song was initially meant to be sung by the prince’s mother.

123. True to Your Heart

Movie: Mulan
Released: 1998

This fun song plays as the credits role highlight the theme of the movie – be true to who you are, not who others want you to be.

Fun Fact: This song was also used in the movie Ella Enchanted.

124. Chim Chim Cheree

Movie: Mary Poppins
Released: 1964

Dan Van Dyke and Julie Andrews sing about the life of a chimney sweep and the mysterious, yet beautiful ventures of the night to which they bear witness.

Fun Fact: The melody for this song serves as Bert’s theme music.

125. One Last Hope

Movie: Hercules
Released: 1997

The great hero trainer Phil has retired after all of his students failed him, but Hercules provides him a chance for redemption and one last shot at his dream.

Fun Fact: Phil claims to have trained other Greek mythology heroes like Theseus, Achilles and Jason.

126. Jack’s Lament

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released: 1993

Jack Skellington is the king of Halloween, but tires of his endless job of scaring and longs for a different purpose. Little does he know that he’s not the only one longing for something they can’t have.

Fun Fact: This song was covered by All American Rejects on the album Nightmare Revisited.

127. Give a Little Whistle

Movie: Pinocchio
Released: 1940

If you know one song from Pinocchio, it’s bound to be this on. This is Jiminy Cricket’s instruction to Pinocchio to call on Jiminy whenever he’s in need of his conscience to help him determine right from wrong.

Fun Fact: This early Disney classic film features four different villains.

128. That’s What Makes the World Go Round

Movie: The Sword in the Stone
Released: 1963

Merlin teaches a young Arthur about the ways of the world as they swim around a pond after Merlin magically transforms them into fish.

Fun Fact: This film is last one released during Walt Disney’s lifetime.

129. Sally’s Song

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released: 1993

Sally sings of her unrequited love to Jack and mourns the fact that he doesn’t notice her. More gravely, it culminates in a vision of Jack’s dream going up in flames.

Fun Fact: Both Fiona Apple and Amy Lee have covered this song.

130. Second Star to the Right

Movie: Peter Pan
Released: 1953

This song tells of how Neverland waits for those who dream and will always be there for the child in all of us.

Fun Fact: The melody for this song was originally intended for another song written for the movie Alice in Wonderland.

131. Vuelie

Movie: Frozen
Released: 2013

The opening song for the critically-acclaimed Frozen. It’s inspired by Scandinavian and Saami cultures to help immerse us in the setting and narrative of the story.

Fun Fact: This song is a combination of a Christian hymn and Saami yoiking.

132. When We’re Human

Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Released: 2009

Louie, Naveen and Tiana all imagine that they are human again. Through this song, they tell the others what it is they love about being human (and what they can’t wait to get back to).

Fun Fact: Beyoncé originally auditioned for the role of Tiana, but it ended up going to Anika Noni Rose instead.

133. Let’s Get Together

Movie: The Parent Trap
Released: 1961

This fun film is about a set of identical twins who were separated at birth when their parents divorced and went their own ways. Now, the girls are in plot to get mom and dad back together.

Fun Fact: This movie was remade in 1998, starring Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Quaid.

134. Healing Incantation

Movie: Tangled
Released: 2010

This special song is one that Mother Gothel taught to Rapunzel in order to activate the healing powers of her long blonde hair.

Fun Fact: When Mother Gothel says “I love you,” she is actually speaking to Rapunzel’s hair.

135. Show Yourself

Movie: Frozen 2
Released: 2019

Elsa finally discovers her true self as she realizes it is the spirit of her mother leading her to heal the people of Arendelle and the native people of the land.

Fun Fact: The changing of Elsa’s dress indicates her acceptance of herself and her powers.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it! Our ultimate selection of the very best Disney songs of all time. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out the rest of our Disney song series below!

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