75 Best Disney Songs Of All Time

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Sure, the plots of Disney movies are great — but what makes the films even more iconic are the impossibly catchy Disney songs featured throughout each movie.

The company has dished out tons upon tons of amazing note-hitting, body-shaking, life-lifting songs through their entertaining and touching movies.

That's not to say there aren't some flops here and there, like “Heigh Ho” from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs or, even worse, “What Makes The Red Man Red?” from Peter Pan. Yeah, it’s as annoying as it is offensive… not Disney’s best for sure. 

So, how do you make a playlist with the best of the best Disney songs without hitting one of those speed bumps?

You look right here! We gathered a list of the best songs Disney has to offer.

So pull up Spotify and get ready to create the most epic Disney songs playlist for the kid in everyone.

1. “Part of Your World” —The Little Mermaid

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The Longing song Ariel sings in her secrete grotto was sung by Jodie Benson in G Major. It was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.

2. “Let it Go” —Frozen

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This song sparked so much buzz and became every little girl (and some boys) favorite self-love anthem! It was written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

3. “When Will My Life Begin”  —Tangled

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This song really digs into the fact that Repunzel didn't really have a life. It also shows you how much you can do in a day! But we all can relate to being stuck inside for the long term. We feel you, girl! it was written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

4. “For The First Time In Forever” —Frozen

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This song resembles being locked up like Repunzel's song above. Anna finally gets to go beyond the gates of the palace and as she says be "completely free". The song was written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

5. “Kiss The Girl” —The Littel Mermaid

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I mean who doesn't like a romantic canoe ride on the water? Sebastian, the crab, sings a very persuasive love song trying to get Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. It was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, those guys would definitely make me kiss her. Just saying.

6. “How Far I’ll Go” —Moana

According to Spotify, this is the most played Disney song.

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Written by Mark Mancini and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the song took off after its release back in 2016 and has kept a hold of it's listeners since!

7. “Circle of Life” —The Lion King

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A classic Disney song written by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice. This song really sparks a feeling of warmness and peace within yourself.

8. “Love is an Open Door” —Frozen

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Honestly, this song gets you rooting for Prince Hans... too bad he ends up being a jerk. You Deserve better Ana! The song was written by husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

9. “A Whole New World”—Aladdin

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This adorable ballad sung by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga ended up being the 1992 animated movie's theme song. It was written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.

10. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” —Toy Story

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The best friendship song Disney has ever released. And you can quote me on that. It was written by the amazing Randy Newman.

11. “Almost There” —The Princess and The Frog

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With a Broadway singer at the helm, "Almost There" became an Iconic "you can make your dreams come true" anthem to hundreds of girls. The song is incredibly catching with pop and jazz vibes through and through. The song was written by Randy Newman.

12. “You’ll Be In My Heart” —Tarzan

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This song was originally written by Phil Collins as a lullaby for his daughter. I mean, how cute is that? 

13. “Colors of The Wind” —Pocahontas

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This Disney song has one of the best messages in it: that not everything is the way that it seems and we must always look deeper. A literal chef's kiss kind of son written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.

14. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” —The Lion King

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The song begins and ends with Simba's two friends worried this love will bring an end to their carefree days. Written by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice.

15. “Under The Sea” —The Little Mermaid

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The amazing full-out show-stopping song in "The Little Mermaid" made everyone want to live under the sea. Written by the talented Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.

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16. “Be Our Guest” —Beauty and The Beast

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Another one of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's epic songs that wow the audience with spectacular lyrics and catchy rhythm. Be Our Guest goes down as one of the most amazing show songs to exist.

17. “Just Around The Riverbend” —Pocahontas

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We love a dilemma, and Pochantas has a big one in this song. Should she marry or follow her dreams? Written By: Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

18. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” —Mulan

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Okay, so this song is a little problematic but we cannot deny the catchy tune and shirtless shang. Can we? Written By: Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, and Stephen Schwartz

19. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” —The Little Mermaid

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One of the best Disney villain songs ever! It was sung by Pat Carroll and written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.

20. “The Bare Necessities” —The Jungle Book

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The  Disney classic song was written by Terry Gilkinson. The jazz song follows Baloo and Mowgli as Baloo teaches the jungle child how to live life.

21. “Into The Unknown” —Frozen 2

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This song became the theme for Frozen 2 which was written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

22. “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” —The Lion King

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The song follows young Simba as he explains all the things he'll be able to do as king. Since he's a child they are all very trivial things like no one telling him what to do. The song was written by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice. 

23. “Reflection” —Mulan

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ANother one of Disney's heartbreaking ballads. The song follows Mulan as she struggles with being herself while also making her family proud. It was written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel.

24. “I’ve Got A Dream” —Tangled

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The song is a list of dreams many of the thugs in the pub had but gave up on,. Most will surprise you. It was written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

25.  “Strangers Like Me” —Tarzan

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The song is about Tarzan learning about his kind from Jane and her father. Written By rock musician Phil Collins.

26. “A Girl Worth Fighting For” —Mulan

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The song is about why the soldiers are fighting to protect their country. It's a bit laughable which is why it made the list. It was written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel.

27. “I See The Light” —Tangled

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This song is accompanied by one of the most enchanting backdrops. "I See The Light" is a beautiful love ballad where both characters are realizing that they are falling for each other and it's literally the cutest thing. It was written by  Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

28. “Hakuna Matata” —The Lion King

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The song encourages us to not worry so much all the time but to kick back, relax, and enjoy life. It was written by Elton John and  Tim Rice.

29. “Try Everything” —Zootopia

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This is the song you need to bob to when you are about to try something new for the first time! SUng by the ever impressive Shakira and written by Sia, Tor Hermansen, and Mikkel Eriksen.

30. “Friend Like Me” —Aladdin

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Performed by the late Robin Williams, the genie shows Aladdin all he could ever want. Written By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

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31. “He’s A Tramp” —Lady and The Tramp

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This song again has a cool jazz vibe to it and is the way we get a background on Tramp's character. Written By: Oliver Wallace

32. “Friends on The Other Side” —The Princess and The Frog

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The New Orleans Voodoo Man has bars with this sinister plot hatched in the upbeat jazz song. Written By: Randy Newman

33. “Remember Me” —CoCo

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This song consists of many Spanish music styles and has an incredibly heartwrenching message of remembering us when we are gone. Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

34. “One Jump Ahead” —Aladdin

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This catchy tune hooks us within the very first 5 minutes of the movie where Aladdin is introduced as a street rat who has to steal to stay alive. Written By: Alan Menken and Tim Rice

35. “Lost in The Woods” —Frozen 2

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Finally, Ana's love interest gets a strong ballad. Yep, this song is all about Christoph and his feelings showing that yes, men have them and should talk about it. Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez 

36. “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” —Cinderella

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This classic Disney song balances very closely on the line between being catchy and annoying. It really depends on your mood, it could be a fun bob or an irritating mess. Written By: Al Hoffman, Mack David, and Jerry Livingston

37. “When Can I See You Again” —Weck-It-Ralph

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The end credit song for "Wreck-It-Ralph" was sung by the band Owl City. Written By: Adam Young, Matt Thiessen, and Brian Lee

38. “Beauty and The Beast” —Beauty and The Beast

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The title song is an award-winning piece of art written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 49th Golden Globe Awards in January 1992

39. “Go The Distance” —Hercules

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This song is a real confidence booster that encourages us that we can do anything if we set our minds to it. Written By: Alan Menken and David Zippel

40. “Prince Ali” —Aladdin

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This song lets the Genie explain all taht he's done to make Aladdin a prince while boosting him up to the subjects of Agrabah. Written By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

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41. “He Mele No Lilo” —Lilo & Stitch

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This song uses a lot of the Hawaiian culture creating an authentic sound to the song. Written By: Alan Silvestri and Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu

42. “Two Worlds One Family” —Tarzan

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Every time I watch "Tarzan" I cry during this song. It's just so sad what happens and the song really emphasizes the ambiance of it. Written By: Phil Collins

43. “Out There” —The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Written By Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, the song describes how Quasimodo is feeling being locked up and how he dreams of being among people.

44. “If I Didn’t Have You” —Monsters Inc.

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This song gives "You've Got A Friend In Me" its run for its title as the best friend song. I still think Toy Story has it beat but it was a really hard decision. Written by Randy Newman it makes sense how good it is.

45. “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” —Hercules

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We all have been a Meg before. Falling for someone when we don't want to. We get it, girl, we've been there. Written By: Alan Menken and David Zippel

46. “Dig a Little Deeper” —The Princess and The Frog

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This song encourages us to look inside ourselves to truly find what we want in life. Written By: Randy Newman

47. “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” —Lilo & Stitch

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The song combines English and Hawaiian language to create a fun and inclusive upbeat song to showcase a family outing. Written By: Alan Silvestri and Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu

48. “Zero to Hero” —Hercules

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This song describes how Hercules is becoming a hero through feats of great strength and courage while also creating a market for himself. Thanks, Capitalism. But seriously I want the action figure. Written By: Alan Menken and David Zippel

49. “Belle” —Beauty and The Beast

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I love a song that has an entire village talking about how one girl is weird. But in all seriousness, the song does convey the exposition in a cool way. She's different, Gatson likes her, she doesn't fit in. We get a good concept of what is going on in this world from this song alone. Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

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50. “All is Found” —Frozen 2

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This song is like a cool and kind of creepy lullaby. But it's so awesome you have to listen to it. Written By: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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51. “Something There” —Beauty and The Beast

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This song shows you how you can never trust first impressions. Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

52. “So This is Love” —Cinderella

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This song follows Prince Charming and Cinderella during the night of the ball as they fall in love. You know, in one night. The song is very calming and romantic. Written By: Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman, and Mack David

53. “I Am Moana” —Moana

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This song is about knowing who you are and that with confidence in yourself you can do anything. Written By: Mark Mancina, Opetaia Foa’i, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

54. “Cruella de Vil” —101 Dalmatians

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This song is just super fun and catchy to sing. Roger ends up writing the lyrics as Cruella comes to visit the family. Written By: Bill Lee

55. “Candle on The Water” —Pete’s Dragon

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A beautiful love ballad about being patient and waiting for your love to come home. The song implies that Nora will be what brings her fiance home to her who has been lost at sea for a year. The song encourages people to never give up on love. Written By: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn

56. “Barking at The Moon” —Bolt

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Barking at the moon is a great song that plays over the film when Bolt is trying to get back to his person Penny but ultimately ends up learning how to be a normal dog. Written By: John Powell and Jenny Lewis

57. “That’s How You Know” —Enchanted

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This song explains the little things you should do to let that certain person in your life know you love them. Written By: Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

58. “The Gospel Truth” —Hercules

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A great song to introduce the movie. This song is a little bit like "belle" where you get the backstory/ background information in order to understand the movie. I love it when Disney uses songs to do that instead of voiceovers. Written By: Alan Menken and David Zippel

59. “Hellfire” —The Huntchback of Notre Dame

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An intimate villain song that kind of makes you need a shower after listening to it. It's that uncomfortable. Which makes it great because you are supposed to feel what Judge Claude Frollo  is feeling, which is extremely uncomfortable. Written By: Alan Menken and  Stephen Schwartz

60. “Why Should I Worry” —Oliver and Company

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This is such a great sung by Billy Joel that describes life as a stray dog but in a light positive way. Written By: Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight

61. “I2I" —A Goofy Movie

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This song is from an underappreciated father-son movie Disney put out in 1995. Written By: Patrick DeRemer and Roy Freeland

62. “Arabian Nights” —Aladdin

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"Arabian Nights" has a very mystical ambiance to the song almost as if it is pulling us into the desert of Agrabah. Written By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

63. “That’s All I Need” —The Lion King 1 ½

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Scurry, sniff, flinch ends up being in your head for hours after listening to it. Timone ends up making a song out of the orders he was given for being a good lookout. Written By: Tim Rice

64. “Touch The Sky” —Brave

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This song was heavily influenced by Scottish/Gaelic music as the theme for the movie "Brave" that follows Merida who wants to change her fate. Written By: Alex Mandel and Mark Andrews

65. “Ma Belle Evangeline” —The Princess and The Frog

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This song is such a sweet and wholesome love ballad between a firefly and a star. Written By: Randy Newman

66. “Be Prepared” —The Lion King

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This song came under scrutiny a few years again when the live-action version came out since it has some clear allusions and references to nazi Germany and Hitler. Unfortunately, the song is a complete bob. Written By: Tim Rice and composer Elton John

67. “Down to The Sea” —The Little Mermaid 2

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This song is the introduction to "The Little Mermaid 2" which is sung during Ariel's daughter, Melody's, christening. Written By: Michael Silversher and Patricia Silversher

68. “Trashin’ The Camp” —Tarzan

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This is the song that is getting the kids to bang on pots and pans to create music form everyday things just like the gorillas do in the camp. Written By: Phil Collins

69. “Like Other Girls” —Mulan 2

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The song was written by Jeanine Tesori and Scott Erickson and showcases how princesses have a hard life since they have so many rules and duties to comply with. The princesses through the song discuss what they would do if they were like other girls and not just princesses. 

70. “When She Loved Me” —Toy Story 2

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Crack out the tissues because this song is a tearjerker. It tells the story of how Jessie was abandoned by her kid when she grew up. Written By: Randy Newman

71. “We Are One” —The Lion King 2

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This song is essentially Simba trying to teach his daughter that everyone and everything is connected making them all one and that they must take care of each other. Written By:  Marty Panzer, Thomas Snow, and Jack Feldman

72. “Carried Me With You” —Onward

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This song from "Onward" is a great way to end the movie because e it was all about brotherhood and family and the song suggests that no matter where someone goes you can always have them with you. Written By: Brandi Carlile

73. “Mother Knows Best” —Tangled

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This song is a basic example of how Mother Gothel has manipulated Repunzel into never going outside of her tower. Though it's put on an upbeat tempo making it seem like a cutesy song about a mom looking after her daughter the lyrics really show you how this is a manipulations tactic. Genius!Written By: Glenn Slater

74. “Lesson Number One” —Mulan 2

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This song has a great moment where there are overlays and beautiful harmonies laid down that put the song on this list. During the song, Mulan teaches the village children that to be brave you must first be gentle. Written By: Jeanine Tesori and Scott Erickson

75. “I Remember” —The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

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Disney's Ariel's Beginning more commonly known as The Little Mermaid 3 was the prequel story that went straight to DVD. The one song that stands out is "I Remember" which is the realization Ariel has that she remembers a time where things were good and happy and music filled the sea, which was when her mother was alive. Written By: James Dooley

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