Well.. I sorta got bored and decided to compile a list of my favourite DP songs in order and then averaged out the results to come up with a favourite soundtrack list. All images are mine. Hope this article turns out okay! I doubt many will agree with me ahah. Here goes..
(I'm ONLY counting songs btw, NOT the background score otherwise the list would be completely different)
#10. Sleeping Beauty
Coming in at last place is Sleeping Beauty. To be honest the only song I like from this movie is Once Upon A Dream, which I find is the perfect duet. The others are all well composed - maybe with the exception of Skumps lol
- but they simply just don't keep me interested (like the movie as a whole really). Well that and having other songs would probably disturb Aurora's sleeping pattern.
- Once Upon A Dream
#9. The Princess and the Frog
Narrowly missing the last spot is Princess and the Frog. There's not one single song in this movie that I love, but there's also none that I hate either. My feeling is just neutral. Randy Newman is a good composer, but he's just not particularly my style.. alot of the songs in general just felt bland, uninteresting and forced, in my opinion. Just not my cup of tea.
- Gonna Take You There
- Down In New Orleans
My opinion is pretty tangled here (pleeease ignore this pun) but again, I'm just neutral with most of the songs in this movie. The oscar-nominated song 'I See The Light' is great but once it gets in my head it NEVER gets out (..this can be considered both a good or bad thing..) but unlike Princess and the Frog, the songs in this movie are fantastic and it seems Disney is going back to how it used to be. Slowly but surely. Maybe I just haven't heard them enough to have strong opinions on them..
- I've Got A Dream
- Healing Incantation
#7. The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid.. I really do love the songs in this movie, I think the songs definitely make this movie what it is (though I think it would've been fine without the insane chef who has a fetish for fish heads) It's also weird that my 2 favourite songs from here are sung by a red Jamaican crab. I don't really have much more to say, but in general the songs here are good and I can definitely see why they're hugely popular.
- Kiss The Girl
- Daughters Of Triton
LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!
Even though Mulan relies primarily on action and has little songs in it, I like each and every one of the songs (some less than others). The soundtrack is as swift as a coursing river, sung with all the force of a great typhoon, mysterious as the da--.. um yeah I'll shut up now. But yeah without Mulan we wouldn't have the Shang song. D:
- I'll Make A Man Out Of You
- A Girl Worth Fighting For
#5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The songs in this movie are so sweet and innocent that I can't help but love them (well.. not all of them) especially when she's cleaning the house with the animals. Occasionally that song just strangely pops into my head (and gets stuck!) on random days. Even though the songs are kinda dated, there's just something about this soundtrack that is classic and will remain so.
- Whistle While You Work
- Some Day My Prince Will Come
First of all, the soundtrack to this movie is absolutely fantastic
. There is a wide variety of songs - some amazing and inspirational (aka Colours of the Wind) while others not so amazing (yes I'm looking at you Grandmother Willow). Overall this film probably has the most unique of all of the DP soundtracks and definitely stands out among the others. The only reason it's not higher is that I just simply love the other 3 slightly more as a whole.
- Just Around The Riverbend
- Listen With Your Heart
#3. Beauty and the Beast
"LeFou I'm afraid I've been thinking-"
"-A dangerous passtime.."
^ That's just how awesome the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack is. A mixture of humour, intensity, romance, longing, adventure, etc.. I have no faults with this soundtrack. I have nothing particularly bad to say about any of the songs in this movie, they're all good in my opinion. Some are better than others (obviously) but they definitely make this movie what it is. Where can you possibly go wrong with a singing candlestick?
- Be Our Guest
- Human Again
I absolutely love the soundtrack to Aladdin. The same with BatB, I adore all of the songs. Usually in movies (Disney or not) there are a couple of songs that just make me think "meh" but it's the complete opposite with Aladdin. Want to sing along with a blue Genie?? Just watch Aladdin!! I love the beginning of the film (One Jump Ahead Reprise) where Aladdin is singing about his inner feelings, it makes you warm to the character straight away. A great soundtrack.
- Prince Ali
- Prince Ali Reprise
My number one favourite soundtrack is Cinderella. The songs are basically as simple as simple can be, but I truly love each and every one of them and I think they're the epitome of what a classic really is. It's pretty sad (but awesome) when you have a bunch of singing mice on your iPod. The singing is flawless and soothing (not talking about the mice here). I don't really have much else to say about this soundtrack, but it's my favourite. To be honest the top 3 here are sort of an equal tie.. more or less anyway.
- Sing Sweet Nightingale
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
Hope you enjoyed my article! :)