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The 50+ Most Fun & Upbeat Disney Songs Ever

As we’re sure you’ll agree; Disney songs just have that certain something about them that’s irresistibly feel-good.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll no doubt throw on one of your favorite Disney soundtracks and sing along theatrically whenever you’re in a fun and upbeat mood (or are looking to get into one).

In this article, our team of writers-slash-Disney-music-lovers have compiled this ultimate list of the 50+ most fun & upbeat Disney songs ever, with extra insight into the secret sauce that makes them so great.

Whether you’re looking for a casual singalong, a song for an upcoming audition or even a song for your wedding, we’ve got you covered!

Let’s dive in:

 Fun & Upbeat Disney Love Songs

To kick things off, here are our top choices when it comes to feel-good Disney love songs:

1. Love Is an Open Door

Movie: Frozen
Release Date: 2013

Princess Anna’s upbeat perspective on finding love at first sight in Prince Hans and his (alleged) reciprocation of those feelings is enough to make anyone’s heart swell and long for those new love jitters. 

2. A Whole New World

Movie: Aladdin
Release Date: 1992

Who wouldn’t love to fall in love on a romantic carpet ride across the world? Aladdin and Jasmine’s love duet sends your heart soaring with the excitement and newness that finding true love can bring. 

3. Something There

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Release Date: 1991

After a rocky start, Belle and the Beast begin to find friendship in each other and then… something more. This upbeat love song shows the gradual growth of two friends falling in love and the life it brings to the whole castle. 

4. I Won’t Say (I’m in Love)

Movie: Hercules
Release Date: 1997

Megara’s love song is a catchy tune you can help but sing along to. Her persistence at trying to deny her true feelings ultimately falters and, in the end, she does not deny that Hercules has indeed won her heart. 

5. You’ll Be in My Heart

Movie: Tarzan
Release Date: 1999

Played during a tender scene between Kala and baby Tarzan, Phil Collins’ love ballad is enough to bring tears to anyone’s eyes and recall the bond between mother and child.

6. That’s How You Know

Movie: Enchanted
Release Date: 2007

A fun love song tutorial given by Giselle, this song educates her new found friend on how to show his girlfriend that he loves her. Its upbeat tune fills your heart with the optimism of love. 

7. Bella Notte

Movie: Lady and the Tramp
Release Date: 1955

Definitely one of Disney’s most romantic scenes between two love stricken pups. This beautiful ballad recalls sparkling clear nights and intimate dinner settings for two when even the most unlikely of pairs can fall for each other. 

8. Someone’s Waiting For You

Movie: The Rescuers
Release Date: 1977

A beautifully uplifting song. This tune gives us hope in even the darkest of moments as we see young Penny continue to pray for a loving family (despite her squalid living conditions under the cruel tutelage of Madame Medusa).

9. Best of Friends

Movie: The Fox and the Hound
Release Date: 1981

This song tells of the love between two best friends – despite being from different worlds – and the expectations that they are supposed to be enemies.

10. Lava

Movie: Lava (Disney/Pixar Short Film)
Release Date: 2014

This love song not only teaches us about the geological formation of islands, but also inspires us to remember that we may be loved by someone whom we have inadvertently touched in the course of our lives. 

Best Upbeat Disney Songs to Sing

Looking for an upbeat singalong? No worries! Here’s our recommendations for the best upbeat Disney songs to sing along to:

11. Colors of the Wind

Movie: Pocahontas
Release Date: 1995

It’s hard not to sing to this beloved Disney song as you picture Pocahontas and John Smith leaping across the bountiful lands of 17th century America.

12. We Know the Way

Movie: Moana
Release Date: 2016

Even if you can’t quite pronounce the Polynesian parts of the song, this tune is too fun not to sing along to! It’s tough to just sit there and listen without belting out the lyrics.

13. Be Our Guest

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Release Date: 1991

Dance around your living room and put on your best French accent as you accompany Lumiere in this classic song about hospitality (and lots of good food). 

14. Under the Sea

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Release Date: 1989

In an attempt to keep Ariel from swimming to the surface, Sebastian shows the young mermaid all the wonderful things life in the ocean has to offer. Sing along and dream about having fins to join in the underwater fun!

15. Where You Are

Movie: Moana
Release Date: 2016

Moana’s father tries to make Moana see what life has to offer on her home island of Motunui. It’s hard not to sing along with the villagers about the wonderful things island life has to offer the chief’s daughter. 

16. You’re Welcome

Movie: Moana
Release Date: 2016

Maui is a sly demi-god who charms Moana with his catchy tune about how humans should be grateful to him for all that he has given them. This upbeat song has you singing right alongside him every step of the way. 

17. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King

Movie: The Lion King
Release Date: 1994

The young prince Simba is sick of being told what to do and longs for the day he gets to call the shots. Singing about his future rule, you’ll find yourself shunning Zazu’s stuffiness and belting out the lyrics with young Simba.

18. I’ll Make a Man Out of You

Movie: Mulan
Release Date: 1998

This formative song of transformation is enough to inspire anyone to overcome their challenges. Belt out the lyrics with Shang as he whips the men into shape and Mulan finds her own strength. 

19. Prince Ali

Movie: Aladdin
Release Date: 1992

A fun catchy tune, Genie announces the arrival of a new prince to Agrabah. You won’t be able to help yourself by singing out loud all of Prince Ali’s trappings he’ll try to use to impress Princess Jasmine.

20. Zero to Hero

Movie: Hercules
Release Date: 1997

Easily one of the best Disney musical numbers, the Muses sing of Hercules’ transformation from a nobody to the greatest hero in the land. This fun, fast-paced tune is too catchy to resist singing along.

Best Upbeat Disney Songs to Dance to

If you’re looking to break out the moves during your feel-good Disney jam session, here’s our top recommended songs to dance to:

21. Beauty and the Beast

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Release Date: 1991

Sung by Mrs. Potts in the iconic scene when Belle and the Beast dance cheek to cheek, this song makes the perfect background to sway with your own sweetheart on the dance floor. 

22. Try Everything

Movie: Zootopia
Release Date: 2016

This fun, upbeat song performed by Shakira is too rhythmic not to dance to. Clear the furniture from your living room floor because this tune will have you moving and shaking!

23. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

Movie: The Aristocats
Release Date: 1970

If you love scat music, this is the perfect song for you. It starts off slow, but turns into a raucous foot tapping beat that makes you want to move your feet. 

24. Hakuna Matata

Movie: The Lion King
Release Date: 1994

Dare to be as carefree as Timon and Pumbaa when you dance your way through this song and forget all your worries. This foot loose and fancy free rhythm will have you moving long after the song finishes.

25. The Bare Necessities

Movie: The Jungle Book
Release Date: 1967

A classic lesson on just focusing on the basics of life. You’ll be humming along with Baloo and clapping your hands like Mowgli to this upbeat tune which brings you back to the simple things life has to offer.

26. I Wanna Be Like You

Movie: The Jungle Book
Release Date: 1967

Another scat themed song, you’ll be dancing like a monkey along with King Louie and his crew. Move your feet to the beat as Baloo joins the song unable to hold himself back from that radical rhythm. 

27. Trashin’ the Camp

Movie: Tarzan
Release Date: 1999

Anything can make music, and the gorillas from Kerchak’s clan prove that when they stumble upon the Porters’ camp. Dance along as they make a mess and throw the greatest dance party the African jungle has ever seen. 

28. Why Should I Worry

Movie: Oliver & Company
Release Date: 1988

Voiced by Billy Joel, it’s hard to resist Dodger’s upbeat song about being a carefree dog living in New York City. You’ll be dancing around the house as he jumps on top of taxis singing about his worry free life. 

29. A Star is Born

Movie: Hercules
Release Date: 1997

Once again, the Muses have a hit to keep you on your feet. At the end of the movie when Hercules becomes a hero, this upbeat tune will have you dancing with the Greek gods.

30. Topsy Turvy

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Release Date: 1996

An irresistibly-catchy song celebrating a day when everything is upside down and backwards. This tune has a beat that will set your feet in motion and make you look as kooky as some of the topsy turvy characters.

Best Upbeat Disney Songs for Auditions

Got an important singing or dancing audition coming up? Performing something upbeat from the Disney realm is a great way to showcase your talent! Here’s our recommendations for upbeat Disney audition songs:

31. Circle of Life

Movie: The Lion King
Release Date: 1994

A beautiful ballad about life and its progress. This upbeat number is a great one for auditions, starting off slow and rising to a powerful burst of emotion when the new prince Simba is presented to his kingdom.

32. Part of Your World

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Release Date: 1989

A song of longing, this tune allows you to show a wide range of emotion for any audition as you recall Ariel’s desire to be part of the land above of the sea. 

33. How Far I’ll Go

Movie: Moana
Release Date: 2016

Moana’s song of being drawn to the water is a great audition tune to show your own desires and range of voice as she holds some long notes in the chorus. 

34. Go the Distance

Movie: Hercules
Release Date: 1997

This song will show that you can go the distance and will do whatever it takes to ace that audition as Hercules also shows he can prove himself worthy of his true father Zeus. 

35. Almost There

Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Release Date: 2009

A song of optimism and hard work. Tiana’s tune about working for her dreams will prove in any audition to be the perfect song to show that you mean business and will do whatever it takes to succeed. 

36. Into the Unknown

Movie: Frozen 2
Release Date: 2019

Elsa’s famous song from the Frozen sequel provides a great vocal range to show off for any audition and helps display your sense of adventure. 

37. Show Yourself

Movie: Frozen 2
Release Date: 2019

This upbeat tune is a beautiful climax of the connection between a mother and daughter and not only provides a great voice range for auditions but also a terrific range of emotion. 

38. Reflection

Movie: Mulan
Release Date: 1998

Trying to prove herself worthy, Mulan’s tune about living up to her family’s expectations shows beautiful, hopeful emotion that is great for any audition. 

39. For the First Time in Forever

Movie: Frozen
Release Date: 2013

Anna’s longing to be out in the world – juxtaposed with Elsa’s fear of it – provides an insightful and complex combination of emotions that’ll serve you well in any audition.

40. Let It Go

Movie: Frozen
Release Date: 2013

Perhaps one of the most famous Disney songs, this tune is perfect for auditions. It showcases a stunning range of emotion from fear, to relief, to confidence. The tune rounds off with a wonderful long note that’s sure to impress at any audition.

Best Upbeat Disney Songs for Weddings

As we’re sure you’ll agree; weddings are one of the most upbeat and enjoyable events you can attend. This means that Disney songs are a great match for the big day!

Here’s our favorite upbeat Disney songs for weddings:

41. Kiss the Girl

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Release Date: 1989

The picture perfect moment to fall in love, Sebastian sets the scene for Ariel and Eric to kiss. This tune could be the perfect opportunity for you and your spouse to have your first dance as husband and wife. 

42. Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

Movie: The Lion King
Release Date: 1994

A beautifully romantic evening between Simba and Nala can turn into a lovely slow dance at your wedding’s reception, leaving everyone lovestruck and spellbound. 

43. I See the Light 

Movie: Tangled
Release Date: 2010

An entrancing song of the discovery and realization of love, this tune from Tangled makes for a beautiful first dance song between bride and groom. 

44. Once Upon a Dream

Movie: Sleeping Beauty
Release Date: 1959

A classic waltz from an even more classic tale. Dance like a prince and princess to this beautiful love song about finding true love – in spite of all the obstacles the world may throw your way.

45. So This Is Love

Movie: Cinderella
Release Date: 1950

Another stunning waltz from one of the oldest Disney classics, this song – which Cinderella and her prince first dance to  – can also be the first for you to dance to with your new spouse. 

46. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Movie: Cinderella
Release Date: 1950

Cinderella is the princess of happy endings, and this song can be the fulfilment of all your dreams as you and your spouse start a brand new life together. 

47. Married Life

Movie: Up
Release Date: 2009

Although there are no lyrics to this song, it has a wonderful upbeat rhythm that perfectly captures married life and can be a great start to the rest of your life with the one you love. 

48. Love Will Find a Way

Movie: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Release Date: 1998

A true Romeo and Juliet story, Kiara and Kovu found love in each other despite being the enmity between their families. This is the perfect song to show all of the obstacles love can overcome. 

49. Ever Ever After

Movie: Enchanted
Release Date: 2007

If you’re looking for that fairy tale ending song for your wedding, look no further. You and your newly wedded spouse’s future can look just as bright as Giselle and Robert’s. 

50. Love

Movie: Robin Hood
Release Date: 1973

This love song is short and sweet but truly romantic and can give a brief highlight of your new life together as bride and groom forever.

Closing Thoughts

We’re sure this list has spoiled you for choice when it comes to picking the perfect set of fun & upbeat Disney songs! If you enjoyed this article, why not check out our list of Disney songs for altos next?

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