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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

1. Moana: How Far I’ll Go & You’re Welcome Oh Moana… the movie that finally let us stop singing “Let It Go” over and over again… leaving us with some popular hits like “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’ve Welcome”. Auli’i Cravalho’s voice is beautiful and takes us through all the emotions as her character, Moana tried to find her ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

2. Let It Go No big surprise there, right? I must say that I only listen to the Idina Menzel version, though I know the Demi Lovato version has its place as a pop song. The Broadway quality of this piece is amazing—the music, the lyrics and the performance all come together to make it not only my number 1 ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

3. Part of Your World One of my personal favorites from the Little Mermaid. Like Number 1 this is one of those songs I crank up in the car and sing at the top of my off key lungs much to the embarrassment of my sons. Jody Benson’s beautiful voice is the perfect complement to Menken and Ashman’s song about ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

4. Be Our Guest Who is singing the intro? That’s the thing with Disney songs, they are just so darn catchy. This is another one by Menken and Ashman that just fits the film so perfectly and translates into a song that you don’t mind listening to all by itself. And I would say that inspiring a restaurant and a ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

5. The Little Mermaid: Under The Sea & Kiss The Girl From the movie that originally re-launched Disney Animation in 1989. The dynamic duo of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman created a wonderful soundtrack that brought this film to life. Both of these Calypso inspired songs were performed by Sebastian the crab in the movie (Samuel E. Wright). They were ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

6. Frozen: For the First Time in Forever & Do You Want To Build A Snowman? I almost feel like I don’t need to write anything for these two. And really all of the vocal pieces on the Frozen soundtrack are outstanding. The song writing team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez really outdid themselves. And the voices of Kristen ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

7. A Whole New World This ballad from Aladdin has found its way into popular music with versions by several artists. Of course in the movie Aladdin and Jasmine sang this to each other, and it was also performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. Allan Menken composed and Tim Rice wrote the lyrics for this love song that eventually ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

8. Tangled: When Will My Life Begin & I See the Light The great success of the movie Tangled and Rapunzel as a character served as another re-launch of Disney Animation Studios. An excellent soundtrack with vocals by Mandy Moore helped to make Rapunzel a strong princess in the eyes of many young girls. In particular “When Will My Life ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

9. Beauty and the Beast—Tale as Old as Time This is probably the only song by Angela Lansbury in your iTunes library. Or you may have the pop version by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson (or both like me). This award winning love song (including an Academy Award for Best Original Song) takes you back to the glorious ballroom scene ...

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10 Disney Songs That Must Be on Your Playlist

10. Hakuna Matata What a wonderful phrase! How many of us use this phrase in conversation? And probably even more of you are humming the tune right now. This catchy tune from the Lion King tells us “No Worries!” And, in this writer’s opinion, it’s even better than Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” Written by Sir Elton John, this ...

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