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Best Disney Animated Songs

Updated on March 8, 2015
Cinderella | Source

Listen to A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

# 1 A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Movie: Cinderella (1950)

Written by: Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston

Performed by: Ilene Woods

This song is sung by the main character of Cinderella. The song itself encourages listeners to keep dreaming and never give up on your dreams. This song is the number one song because many Disney songs have a theme of dreams and wishes. Disney wants you to dream big and never stop believing.

The Lion King
The Lion King | Source

Listen to Circle of Life

# 2 Circle of Life

Movie: The Lion King (1994)

Written by: Elton John and Tim Rice

Performed by: Carmen Twillie and Lebo M

This song is performed during the opening sequence of The Lion King. It is a moving and thought provoking song about the way of the world.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Source

Listen to Someday My Prince Will Come

# 3 Someday My Prince Will Come

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Written by: Larry Morey and Frank Churchhill

Performed by: Adriana Caselotti

Snow white sings this song when she is putting the dwarfs to sleep. The song describes a moment in Snow White's life that she is dreaming of. She hopes to meet her true love and live happily ever after someday...

Pinocchio | Source

Listen to When You Wish Upon a Star

# 4 When You Wish Upon a Star

Movie: Pinocchio (1940)

Written by: Leigh Harline and Ned Washington

Performed by: Cliff Edwards

When You Wish Upon A Star is sang a variety of times throughout Pinocchio. It has become one of the most recognizable songs related to the Disney company. This is the true follow your dreams song.

Frozen | Source

Listen to Let it Go

# 5 Let it Go

Movie: Frozen (2013)

Written by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Performed by: Idina Menzel

One of the biggest Disney hits ever. This song is sung by Queen Elsa when she decides to let go of what she has been hiding and just be herself.


Listen to A Whole New World

# 6 A Whole New World

Movie: Aladdin (1992)

Written by: Alan Menken and Tim Rice

Performed by: Brad Kane and Lea Solonga

Aladdin and Jasmine sing this song together as they are falling in love and discovering a whole new world together.

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid | Source

Listen to Kiss the Girl

# 7 Kiss The Girl

Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Written by: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Performed by: Samuel Wright

When Ariel is trying to get Prince Eric to fall in love with her, Sebastian sings this beautiful song to encourage their blossoming love.

Hercules | Source

Listen to Go The Distance

# 8 Go The Distance

Movie: Hercules (1997)

Written by: Alan Menken and David Zippel

Performed by: Roger Bart

When Hercules is feeling like he is supposed to be doing something more than what he is doing. He is trying to find his path in life, and to go the distance to find where he truly belongs.

Dumbo | Source

Listen To Baby Mine

# 9 Baby Mine

Movie: Dumbo (1941)

Written by: Frank Churchill and Ned Washington

Performed by: Betty Noyes

This heartbreaking song is sung while Mrs. Jumbo cradles young Dumbo from inside her cage. The song is emotionally charged and speaks of the love a mother has for her child. This is the one Disney song that always gets me. I can't stop from crying.

Listen to Beauty and the Beast

# 10 Beauty and the Beast

Movie: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Written by: Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

Performed by: Angela Lansbury

This song won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. It is a classic Disney song, explaining the relationship between Beauty and the Beast

Tarzan | Source

Listen to You'll Be in My Heart

# 11 You'll Be in my Heart

Movie: Tarzan (1999)

Written by: Phil Collins

Performed by: Phil Collins and Glenn Close

This gem is another beautiful song about the relationship between a parent and a child. This song tries to explain the bond between two people and how it can never be broken. Some people will always remain in your heart for as long as you live on this beautiful green Earth.

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty | Source

Listen to Once Upon A Dream

# 12 Once Upon A Dream

Movie: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Written by: Charles Perrault

Performed by: Mary Costa and Bill Shirley

Prince Philip and Princess Aurora sing the song together in the woods, in the beautiful moment that they meet.


Listen to Reflection

# 13 Reflection

Movie: Mulan (1998)

Written by: Matthew Wilder and David Zippel

Performed by: Lea Salonga

Mulan has just dishonored her family and she is confused about who she is supposed to be. Should she be herself or the person everyone wants her to be?

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid | Source

Listen to Part of Your World

# 14 Part of Your World

Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Written by: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Performed by: Jodi Benson

Ariel is torn between two worlds. She longs to live on the land but her family is in the sea. Is home truly where the heart is?

Tangled | Source

Listen to I See the Light

# 15 I See the Light

Movie: Tangled (2010)

Written by: Alan Menken and Glenn Slater

Performed by: Mandi Moore and Zachary Levi

Rapunzel and Eugene finally realize that they have been searching for what has been in front of them the whole time. They are each other's new dreams.

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    • susanmariaharris profile image

      Susan Harris 3 years ago from Earth

      Reflection as always a favorite of my niece. Unfortunately I am not very familiar with the music from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Disney cartoon. I've only seen it once or twice.

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      littlecat2013 3 years ago

      My all time favorite is Out There from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I think it a beautiful song. My second favorite would be Reflection from Mulan.