15 Best Disney Songs, Ranked
If you’ve ever wondered what the top 15 all-time Disney songs are—the ones loved by Disney fans of all ages—you’ve come to the right place. Did your favorite make the list?
5. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”—The Lion King
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King ranks at number five in the best Disney songs countdown. Composed by Elton John with lyrics written by Tim Rice, this classic Disney song appears at the one of the film’s peak moments when Simba and Nala reunite after years apart. John also recorded another version that plays over the credits and hit the number one spot on the Billboard charts. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” won the Oscar for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture in 1995. In case you didn’t know, there’s an alternative ending to the Lion King…and it’s terrifying.
4. “Part of Your World”—The Little Mermaid
“Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid ranks at number four on the list of the best Disney songs. Sung by Jodi Benson and written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, “Part of Your World” was released in 1989. Menken told Entertainment Weekly, “My favorite part is that motif [that sounds like] water flowing, which beautifully set up the tone and became the central theme.” Don’t miss these impressive words you can learn from Disney songs.
3. “Beauty and the Beast”—Beauty and the Beast
Ranked as the third best Disney song of all time is “Beauty and the Beast” from, you guessed it, Beauty and the Beast. Released in 1992, this Disney classic has been covered and rerecorded numerous times, but the original performed by Angela Lansbury has proven to be the most timeless rendition. It won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1992 and a Grammy for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television in 1993. These are the most popular fairy tale stories of all time.
2. “Circle of Life”—The Lion King
It’s no surprise that a classic like the “Circle of Life” from The Lion King is in the top three best Disney songs of all time. This powerful opening number composed by Hans Zimmer, arranged by Lebo M., and performed by Carmen Twillie, comes in at number two. In 1995, it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song (alongside “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata”).
1. “Let It Go” – Frozen
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Finally, the best Disney song of all time is “Let It Go” from Frozen, according to timeout.com. Released in 2013, “Let It Go” was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and sung by Idina Menzel. Since its release, this uplifting anthem has won an Oscar for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media, a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, a Critics Choice Award for Best Song, and more. We don’t think fans will be letting go of this tune for a while.
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