Sunday, April 27, 2014

Re: That "Definitive" Ranking of 102 Disney Movie Songs--Is That Even Possible?!

Yikes. Hmm. My incredibly long list would LIKE to include the following. In most cases, if I don't have every bloody song mentioned, then there are also other TERRIFIC songs in the movie--and/or EVERY one in it is potentially worthy of consideration. Ay-yi-yi.

Let It Go, For the First Time in Forever (& reprise--ALWAYS include reprises!), Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, Love Is an Open Door, Frozen Heart, Fixer-Upper, In Summer, Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People, Vuelie (Frozen)// Part of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Kiss the Girl, Daughters of Triton, Under the Sea, In Harmony (The Little Mermaid)// Streets of Gold, Why Should I Worry?, Perfect Isn't Easy, Once Upon a Time in New York City, Good Company (Oliver & Company)// He's a Tramp, Bella Notte, The Siamese Cat Song (Lady & the Tramp; fave song from sequel is probably Junkyard Society Rag, but they're all pretty good)// Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Circle of Life, Be Prepared, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, He Lives in You, My Lullaby, One of Us, Love Will Find a Way, In Upendi, Digga Tunnah (The Lion King & sequel/midquel)// God Help the Outcasts, Hellfire, Out There, The Bells of Notre Dame, The Court of Miracles (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)//I Won't Say I'm in Love, Go the Distance, The Gospel Truth, Zero to Hero, One Last Hope, A Star Is Born (Hercules)// The Best of Friends, Goodbye May Seem Forever, Appreciate the Lady, Lack of Education, Good Doggie No Bone, Blue Beyond, We're in Harmony, You Know I Will, Friends for Life (The Fox and the Hound & 'midquel')// I2I, Stand Out, After Today, Nobody Else But You, On the Open Road (A Goofy Movie)// Colors of the Wind, Just Around the Riverbend, Savages, Listen With Your Heart, The Virginia Company (Pocahontas)// Reflection, I'll Make a Man Out of You, Honor To Us All, A Girl Worth Fighting For, Like Other Girls, Lesson Number One (Mulan)// Beauty & the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Something There, The Mob Song, Be Our Guest, Stories, As Long As There's Christmas, Don't Fall in Love (Beauty & the Beast & The Enchanted Christmas)// A Whole New World, Prince Ali, Friend Like Me, One Jump Ahead (Aladdin; "There's a Party Here in Agrabah" and "Welcome to the Forty Thieves" aren't bad)// Cruella De Vil, Dalmatian Plantation (101 Dalmatians)// The World's Greatest Criminal Mind, Let Me Be Good to You, Goodbye So Soon (The Great Mouse Detective// A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, So This is Love, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella)// My Own Home, That's What Friends Are For, I Wanna Be Like You, The Bare Necessities, Colonel Hathi's March, Trust in Me (The Jungle Book)// Wherever You Are, Forever and Ever, If It Says So, Adventure Is a Wonderful Thing, Everything is Right (Pooh's Grand Adventure)// Someone's Waiting For You, Rescue Aid Society (The Rescuers)// When You Wish Upon a Star, Little Wooden Head, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, Give a Little Whistle, I've Got No Strings (Pinocchio)// With a Smile and a Song, I'm Wishing/One Song, Someday My Prince Will Come, The Silly Song, Whistle While You Work, Heigh-Ho, Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (Snow White & the Seven Dwarves)// Baby Mine, When I See An Elephant Fly, Casey Junior, Look Out For Mr. Stork, Pink Elephants On Parade, Song of the Roustabouts (Dumbo)// Your Mother and Mine, The Second Star to the Right, You Can Fly, Following the Leader (Peter Pan)// That's What Makes the World Go Round, Mad Madame Mim, Higitus Figitus, A Most Befuddling Thing, The Sword in the Stone (The Sword in the Stone!)// All in the Golden Afternoon, In a World of My Own, The Unbirthday Song, Painting the Roses Red, Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)// Family, That's the Life (James & the Giant Peach)// Once Upon a Dream, I Wonder, Hail to the Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)// You'll Be In My Heart, Two Worlds, Strangers Like Me, Son of Man (Tarzan)// Scales and Arpeggios, Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat, Thomas O'Malley Cat (The Aristocats)// Love Is a Song, Little April Shower (Bambi)// Will the Sun Ever Shine Again, Little Patch of Heaven (Home on the Range)// When Will My Life Begin, I See the Light, Mother Knows Best, I've Got a Dream (Tangled)// Dig a Little Deeper, Friends on the Other Side, Almost There, Ma Belle Evangline (The Princess & the Frog// Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Everybody's Got a Laughing Place (Song of the South)// Oo De Lally, The Phony King of England (Robin Hood)// The Three Caballeros// Jolly Holiday, Chim-Chim-Cheree, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Let's Go Fly a Kite, I Love to Laugh, Step in Time, A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)// Let's Get Together (The Parent Trap)// The Beautiful Briny, The Age of Not Believing (Bedknobs & Broomsticks)// That's How You Know, Ever Ever After (Enchanted)
And all the music from Nightmare Before Christmas & Corpse Bride, Melody Time & Make Mine Music...songs from the live-action films such as Pete's Dragon, Summer Magic, So Dear To My Heart, & The Happiest Millionaire. =) BUT OH DEAR, I WOULD ALREADY NEED TO WEED OUT ABOUT 64 TO EQUAL THE ORIGINAL LIST.

Not to MENTION every song on any Disney Sing-Along volume that wasn't from a full-length feature film. They could've been written for animated shorts/cartoons (e.g., The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh), theme park attractions, or what-have-you. ;P Or the themes for DuckTales, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, etc.
Didn't include The Brave Little Toaster trilogy because they're outside the "core Disney canon," although they do have the Disney name on them, and provide several more EXCELLENT songs!! And let us not forget the maaaaany amazing, completely Disney-caliber songs of non-Disney films such as Anastasia, The Swan Princess, All Dogs Go to Heaven--plus sequel and cartoon series, FernGully, Tom & Jerry: The Movie,  Charlotte's Web,We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, An American Tail, The Land Before Time--yes, some of the sequels to some of these DO have redeeming characters and songs!! Aaaand Rock-a-Doodle, Thumbelina, The Pebble & the Penguin......BLESS YOU, DON BLUTH.
PLUS, do yourself a tremendous favor and watch Roadside Romeo. ;] I think that, for thoroughness' sake, it is also prudent to note that just about every Rankin/Bass stop-motion or traditionally animated feature contains excellent Disney-quality song as well. E
ven picking your 'Top 50' of theirs would be a huge challenge. It's amazing when you think about it. Pokemon, too, has given us so many wonderful songs. X-}

As for Pixar? Well, obviously they're not being included for this...and while I am jonesing for them to do a musical (if it isn't obvious, I'm a HUGE freaking fan of movie and theatrical musicals), their films have had numerous AWESOME songs and instrumental compositions on the soundtracks as well.


A number of soundtracks or individual songs are not available on Spotify...much sad, very tragedy...but they're all easy to find via YouTube, if you don't happen to own the soundtrack itself. PLAYLIST:

Brave Little Toaster:
Land Before Time:
Parent Trap:

Reference in case any videos from those playlists are removed:

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