Disney movies have been a part of our lives ever since we can remember. These films always have the most adorable songs! Here is a list of the top 10 most memorable songs composed for Disney movies.
1. You’ll Be in My Heart from Tarzan
This song was written by Phil Collins and won an Oscar for Best Original Song. The music was so brilliant that it allowed Phil Collins to relaunch his career and get back in the game.
2. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song of the South
This song was written by Ray Gilbert and Allie Wrubel. It became so popular that Disney used the melody for a majority of their movies and shows for several years. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah was catchy and upbeat and became an integral part of pop culture at the time.
3. Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) from Mary Poppins
Many people don’t like this song because it does not fit in with the theme of the movie. The scene it plays in has a homeless woman walking around giving bread crumbs to the birds and the locals. This beautiful song by the Sherman Brothers made the scene memorable, to say the least.
4. Colors of the Wind by Pocahontas
This song by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menkin won an Oscar in 1995 for Best Song. People loved it so much that it featured in the American pop charts for held the #4 slot for many weeks. It is the best in the movie and the lyrics capture the view point of Native Americans perfectly.
5. Someday My Prince Will Come from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
This song is considered to be amongst the best songs ever written for a motion picture. It was written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey and raised the bar considerably. Not only that, but it also influenced the Jazz genre and those women who believe that their prince charming will arrive by the end of it all.
6. Kiss the Girl by The Little Mermaid
Kiss the Girl was competing with Under the Sea from the same movie at the Oscars but the latter bagged the award. Nonetheless, this song is beautiful and sung very well. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken sure know how to write songs!
7. Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast
This was also written by the above mentioned duo and sung by Angela Lansbury. The lyrics of this song are haunting and breath-taking- if you are not in tears by the time it ends, your heart is made of stone. It won an award at the Oscars, Grammy’s as well as the Canadian Film Awards.
8. A Whole New World from Aladdin
A Whole New World was sung by Tim Rice and Alan Menkin and is undoubtedly among the best songs in Disney history. This is made clear by the fact that it won several Academy Awards as well as a Grammy under the Song of the Year category.
9. When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio
This song by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington won an Oscar in 1940 and is considered to be the seventh greatest song of all time to be featured in a Disney film or otherwise.
10. Circle of Life from Lion King
All the songs from this movie were amazing. This particular one was nominated for an Oscar which is not surprising since the likes of Time Rice and Elton John wrote it. While Can You Feel the Love Tonight? won the Academy Award, Circle of Life is definitely a favorite amongst Lion King fans.