20. Friends on the Other Side (The Princess and the Frog). WARNING- I'm a disney villain fan. So obviously, this song needed to be there. It's very new, which may have helped it get this low on the list. But it's got lots of pizaz and I like the forshadowing in the lyrics, so it needed to be on this list.
19.Strange Things (Toy Story). I love this entire soundtrack, but this song takes the cake. Probably because I love the underdog. And this entire song is devoted to the main character becoming second fiddle. The scene going along with this song is also really good and memorable, and I like Randy Newman's singing. Especially in the Toy Story movies.
18.I'll make a man out of you (Mulan). This ones a classic and a training montage. So obviously, it needed to be here. Plus, as much as I don't like Danny Elfman, I have to admit that he has an amazing voice. Plus, shirtless Shang=Win.
17.Never Never Land (Peter Pan). Although this song is not in the movie, it's definitly my favorite Peter Pan song. It's just so hopeful and always reminds me of my childhood.
16.Son of a Man (Tarzan). I love this entire soundtrack, being as Phil Collins is the man. But I picked this song because it reminds me of an english project I did when I was younger, and it's a growing up montage. Which is just as good as a training montage. And the lyrics are very inspirational.
15.I Won't Say I'm in Love (Hercules). I like disney love songs that are not cliched. It's nice to get insight into Meg's POV, since she covers up her emotions so well. And it's fun to watch her tough girl exterior start cracking as well. Add in the fact that Susan Egan is singing and there are gospel muses, it's got to be on this list.
14.I Can Go The Distance (Hercules). I couldn't just pick one song from Hercules! This song is so great, that it actually makes an "I want more" song seem not as annoying. Like, "I won't say I'm in love" it takes a usually cliched song and makes it actually cool. The lyrics are good as well, along with the orchestra and Hercules. The orchestra even gets a long solo, which is an added bonus.
13.Circle of Life (The Lion King). Elton John+Disney=AWESOME. Just saying. I love the way this song seems to be chanting in the beginning, whoever sings this has an amazing voice, the lyrics are thought-provoking and deep, and the the orchestra is great. Add all that with pretty african animals walking around and we've got a winner! Plus, the lyrics sets up all the drama of the Lion King, so it's pretty cool looking back on it. Also, there is another long orchestra solo. Yay!
12.He Lives in You (The Lion King 2). This is the only disney sequel I like, and the amazing soundtrack is one of the many reasons. Like "The Circle of Life" the song has a similar sound to it. It demonstrates that Mufasa lives in both Simba & Kiara and that Scar lives in Kovu. The underlying chanting is great and the echoing voices work really good, as well.
11.Take a Look Through My Eyes (Brother Bear). Honestly, I forget everything about this movie. But this is a Phil Collins song, so it's a winner anyway. I love the background instruments, especially the ones that outline the rythym. The lyrics are thought-provoking as well. But mostly, I just like Phil Collins singing.
10. Always Know Where You Are (Treasure Planet). Call me weird, but I LOVE this movie. This movie is awesome. And this song define's the movies protagonist perfectly. I love songs about how people went on a journey and they changed along the way. Those songs always hit me hard. Plus, I love the relationship between Jim & Silver, and this song describe's that perfectly as well. Overall- an awesome song.
9.Two Worlds (Tarzan). Okay, maybe I love Phil Collins a lot more then I had thought I did. But this is my favorite of his music. This song outlines so much drama and emotion in the prologue, making the characters round and interesting just through song. The song is also the only time we see Tarzan's parents, which is a bonus. I just LOVE this song so much, it's awesome!
8.Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast). I love this story, everything about it. I love the beast, I love Belle, I love the idea of beauty & a beast falling in love. Add a song sung by Angela Lansbury and we've got an amazing song. Oh, and the ballroom scene is one of the most memorable disney scenes. It makes me feel so fuzzy inside!
7.When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinochio). All the remakes of this song, don't count. There's something magical about the choir in the background of the original along with the voice. Something about this song hits me emotionally. It just makes me feel as though it is sung deep within the night- the time where no one is awake. Maybe 4 AM? I dunno. It's more like the time when things are just magical, anyway.
6.The Bells of Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). So we have finally gotten to my favorite disney movie. I LOVE THE MUSIC IN THIS MOVIE. This song is one of my favorites because it's the prologue, which is amazing in it's own right. The scenes are so intense I wonder how it made it into a disney film. For one, look at those statues! And we actually SEE the villain kill a character and get away with it. Plus, it's a really good introduction to Frollo's character. And I love Frollo. Add that with the epic choir singing latin (that I sang in school, yay!) and it's AWESOME.
5.Trust in me (The Jungle Book). This is about 99% for personal reasons. Kaa was the only parr I ever got in a show, and this was my big solo. So this song had to be on here. Maybe I was wrong to put it so high, but it's a good song in it's own right as well. The guy who sings this is a great actor too.
4.Savages (Pocohantas). I love the lyrics of this song, I love the images that go with it, I love the way it switches from the settlers POV to the Native Americans POV. Because neither group actually is the villain. So it makes it all the more tension filled. Add in ANOTHER long orchestra solo, and it has to be here. Then Pocohantas has her little solo which is pretty sounding and it's good to hear a voice of reason. The ending of this song is also one of the best parts of this entire movie.
3.Be Prepared (The Lion King). Like I said earlier, I love villain songs. Which is why they've made it so high on the list. But this song is amazing besides that, as well. I mean, it's Jeremy Iron's singing! JEREMY IRONS! And Scar. Who doesn't love Scar? The way he keeps his cool through the whole song, which is about murdering his family, it's pretty awesome. Plus, the images in this scene are nothing short of LEGENDARY.
2.Jack's Lament (The Nightmare Before Christmas). This song is AMAZING. It was written AND sang by Danny Elfman. I can't explain why, but this song gives me intense chills. The way he sings with such longing and the amazing orchestra helps. Plus, this song seems like something out of my nightmares. Which is probably what it's meant to feel like. But I don't like my nightmares, because they make me feel SO EMOTIONAL. Like this song. If the song is able to remind me of my subconcious fears...then it's probably darn good!
1.Hellfire (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). I LLOVE THIS SONG. I love this movie. I love Frollo. Since I'm a Disney villain fanatic, and this is my favorite disney villain song..it needed to be number one on this list. Plus, I love stuff that are not apropriate for children but are still in childrens movies(One of the reasons I love this movie). Plus, Tony Jay+Epic Choir=Sounds great. R.I.P Tony Jay.