I updated my favorite Disney songs list so why not? Might as well do one here too. I know Frozen isn't a Disney Princess movie but there's some songs that are definitely worth talking about because of how much they mean to me. There's going to be one tie because I love both those songs for similar reasons so instead of copying/pasting the same reason I'm just gonna put a tie in here
The songs I have in this list are based on:
1. How often I listen to/sing the song
3. How much I relate to the song
10. I See the Light
I know this isn't one of the greatest love songs in the Disney franchise like Can You Feel the Love Tonight or A Whole New World but It's my favorite love song because Rapunzel and Eugene remind me so much of me and my husband (which is also one of the reasons they're my favorite couple). I've mentioned in other articles that I relate to Rapunzel big time because of my upbringing and I feel like I'm kinda similar to her personality wise and meanwhile my husband is more blunt like Eugene but also funny and a flirt. He also helped me with my Mother Gothels in life and on my first birthday with him he made it one to remember just like Eugene did in Tangled. And as for the song and scene itself? The song itself is so beautiful and the scenery matches the mood with the floating lanterns surrounding Rapunzel and Eugene, giving them a beautiful glow and making it seem like they're the only ones on earth.
9. 9 Let it Go
I'm not the biggest fan of Frozen anymore but at the risk of sounding like a cliche Let It Go helped me with my depression. I always felt trapped when I lived with my Mother Gothels and I've always been scared to be myself because I had to be the "good girl (I) always had to be" but then when I moved away from home I felt so free. In fact this lyric from Demi Lovato's version says it all:
t's funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me, can't get to me at all
Up here in the cold, thin air I finally can breathe
I know I left a life behind, but I'm too relieved to grieve
8. Sing Sweet Nightingale
I have no idea why but whenever I'm painting or drawing I always think of or hum this song. The beginning of it with Drizella singing and Anastasia playing the flute always gets a giggle out of me but then when Cinderella starts singing it's so peaceful and sweet and the bubbles with Cinderella's reflections in different colors always comes to mind every time I see bubbles. And then of course Lucifer ruins the moment cuz he's a lil jerk
Like Mulan I've always been clumsy, I want to make my family proud, etc. Ever since I was a kid Reflection just felt like my soul song, especially when I was too scared to come out as bi to my family and I felt like an outside in my family because I loved anime and dressed in black a lot. I'm more open about my sexuality and interests now but Reflection helped me a lot in high school
6. When Will My Life Begin
Growing up I was stuck at home a lot and most of the time I was alone like Rapunzel. Most of my days at home were spent cleaning the house or doing the same things over and over again. After I watched Tangled I listened to this song a lot, mostly when I started cleaning the house in the morning. At the time I had just graduated high school and I was worried this was going to be my whole life. I'm married now and my husband and I are living in a better home and working decent jobs. So I'm happy to say my life has finally begun
5. I Am Moana/Show Yourself
I've said a few times why Moana the movie meant so much to me but for those of you who don't know, the night my dad passed away I was rewatching this movie since I couldn't see him because I lived really far away from him. I was already feeling horrible and in pain from the loss that was coming (I had gotten a phone call that he had only a few hours left before immediately watching the movie) and surprisingly enough, the song How Far I'll Go reprise wasn't the song that helped me through this (since Moana had to leave her grandma before she passed away and Moana was at least happy that her grandma could live on in spirit in the ocean) it was I Am Moana. When Moana was at her lowest after Maui left and she had to give up the heart her grandma came and helped her realize who she was. While I didn't have that exact experience, this song helped lessen the pain I was in and like Moana sang to her grandma, I will carry my dad in my heart
Show Yourself has a similar effect. When I saw Frozen 2 in theaters I was disappointed with the movie as well as the soundtrack but Show Yourself and a few other songs really stood out for me. Even though Frozen mostly reminds me of my sister (who I like to think of as the Elsa to my Anna) Show Yourself has me thinking of my dad. I know it's weird to think that because it's a song with Elsa and her mom and at first I was thinking it was because "Oh Elsa misses her parents like I miss my dad" but it's because when Queen Iduna sings part of her lullaby and Elsa kinda joins in it reminds me of when my dad used to hum the "I love you" song from Barney (yes I was a Barney the Purple Dinosaur kid shhhhhh) to me as I fell asleep and that's a memory I'll always cherish.
[b]4. Friend Like Me
This is a song I listened to every chance I got when I was a kid. From start to finish there's just so much crazy and fun stuff happening and being a Robin Williams fan the fact that it's him singing it makes it better. I loved watching movies with pop culture references like Hercules, Aladdin, and A Goofy Movie when I was a kid which is another reason I love this song so much
3. Part of Your World
The Little Mermaid was one of the reasons why I was so interested in water and ocean life. I was told really early in life that mermaids weren't real but I still liked to imagine what it would be like to be a mermaid. I even used to pretend to be a mermaid and sing Part of Your World to my stuffed animals. Even as an adult I still love to sing this song, mostly in the dark and in the shower so I can really feel like a mermaid (I'm an adult, I swear).
I've always felt like I don't have a voice, I just went along with what everyone wanted and when I did speak up I was always treated like I didn't know what I wanted or like I was a child. After growing up and moving away from those people I became more assertive and spoke up more whenever someone mistreated me. I'm even at a point of not taking any abuse from customers at my work, especially during this pandemic, calling them out when they decide to curse at me because they don't want to wear a mask or when they get mad at me for not understanding them with their mask on (i'm hard of hearing and even wear a pin for it). We're all going through something in life and I refuse to take anymore abuse from people who don't know how to handle it. Cause I know that I won't go speechless.
1. Next Right Thing[/b]
On Christmas Eve I had to put my cat down because of a tumor in her chest. I adopted her when I was a teenager and the 14 years I had her I always saw her as my best friend and my baby because we just had this bond that couldn't be broken. She was always there for me when I cried, when my apartment building caught fire I only cared about getting her out and kept her dry when we had to stand in the middle of the rain while the fire got put out, I made sure she stayed with me on planes and in hotels, I risked a lot for her and she was always there for me. The day I lost her it felt like a big part of me died with her. It's been 2 months and I still cry, I still feel empty, I still grieve for her.
The day I got the news that I had to put my furbaby down I felt like Anna when she was crying in the caves after she lost Olaf and Elsa. The day I lost my girl the grief had a gravity that pulled me down. Eventually I had the strength to rise from the floor and take a step. It still takes me everything not to look to far ahead because even now it's too much for me to take. But I still try my best to do the next right thing.
What do you think of my list? Sorry it got kinda depressing at the end 😅 Leave a comment and tell me what you think :)