This is a list of my top 10-ish Disney songs. I cheated and couldn’t pick 10, so for sake of round numbers I chose 20 with a little about each one. This list is really in no particular order, and I could have had more. There are links of the songs with videos. I hope you enjoy this list and will think of your favorites as well. In honor of the power of music in movies, below is the scene from UP that tells the story of Carl and Ellie.
1)Winnie-the-Pooh theme song-Since this is my favorite Disney movie (The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh) I had to have this as part of the top 10.
2)Up Down Touch the Ground-Another song from the Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh. I love when Pooh says he is doing his stoutness exercises.
3)Bare Necessities-This is such a happy song from The Jungle Book and Phil Harris who voiced Baloo also sang this song.
4)Baby of Mine-This is in some ways my favorite, but it is so sad that I hesitate saying it is my favorite. It is played in Dumbo when Dumbo is visiting his Mom (Mrs. Jumbo) in the cage. Mrs. Jumbo cradles Dumbo in her trunk and swings him back and forth as this song plays. I guess it is a woman thing but this song is a tear-jerker.
4)Up with Titles-This is from the movie UP and is really a happy song. I noticed when we visited Disneyland for the first time that they play this song a lot in the Main Street USA vicinity.
5)April Showers-This is from the movie Bambi. Bambi isn’t really known for its music, but this is a happy song connoting spring in the forest. It was played at Disneyland as well. I appreciated hearing this little-played song.
6)You’ll Be In My Heart-This was sung for the movie Tarzan by Phil Collins.
7)You Can Fly!-A classic song and one of the most famous from the movie Peter Pan.
8)When You Wish Upon A Star-This famous song was sung for the movie Pinocchio by Jiminy Cricket.
9)Give a Little Whistle-Also sung by Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio it’s always a good reminder to “let your conscience be your guide”.
10)I’m Just a Little Black Rain Cloud-Also sung by Winnie-the-Pooh in The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.
11)I See The Light-From the movie Tangled.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyrYgCvxBUg
12)Look Out For Mr. Stork-This song was sung at the beginning of the movie Dumbo when Mrs. Jumbo is getting ready to get Dumbo.
13)When I See An Elephant Fly-This was sung in the movie Dumbo by the crows.
14)Second Star To The Right-From the movie Peter Pan.
15)When Will My Life Begin-From the movie Tangled.
16)Work Song (Cinderelly)-From the movie Cinderella. Sung my the mice when preparing Cinderella’s dress.
17)Married Life-Carl & Ellie-Another sone from the movie UP and is one of the best movie montages of all time. It musically blends perfectly with the story of their married life. It is full of emotion both visually and musically. It is sad and beautiful at the same time. This is so good, it is in the featured intro location! In some ways, this would be my number one, but I am will keep Pooh Bear there.
(See montage above!)
18)Beauty and the Beast (Tale As Old As Time)-The title song from the movie beautifully and emotionally sung from Angela Lansbury who voices Mrs. Potts in the movie.
19)Someone’s Waiting For You-From the movie The Rescuers. Again, played during an emotional and sad scene when Penny’s lonely and feeling she will never be rescued. It is sad and hopeful at the same time.
20)Heigh Ho-From the movie Snow White and sung by the seven dwarfs. This is made even more fantastic since this is sung in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride.