No matter how young or old you are, there is one genre of music that will always be a fan favorite: Disney music. The only argument you can really have when it comes to Disney music is what songs are the best — and there are plenty to choose from! If you want to fill your playlist with the top jams, take a look at our definitive ranking of the five best Disney songs.
5. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” – The Little Mermaid
We’re giving “Part of Your World” the backseat to this bop. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is one of the top Disney villain anthems, not to mention the theatrics of the song can’t help but make you sing along and act as your if you were the sea witch. Ursula’s cleverness almost has you rooting for the bad guy by the time the song is over.
4. “A Whole New World” — Aladdin
Perhaps one of the most romantic Disney songs to ever be written, your heart can’t help but be aflutter when Aladdin and Jasmine sing of the adventures they want to have together. And besides being just sweetly beautiful, this also happens to be a great karaoke song.
3. “Colors of the Wind” — Pocahontas
As if Disney didn’t give us enough in this movie in terms of Pocahontas’ magically flowing hair, they gave this anthem of acceptance. While the movie itself isn’t too historically accurate, there’s no denying that this song gives a great lesson of learning to appreciate the world around you.
2. “Circle of Life” — The Lion King
We wanted to keep this list to tunes sung by movie characters themselves, but this song is too good to not include on our list. “Circle of Life” has one of the most iconic and recognizable openings of any Disney song, with a powerful belted note that’ll wake you up any time of the day.
1. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” — Mulan
Without a doubt, this is the most intense Disney song written. (There is no fighting us on this. It is.) You can’t deny that every, single time this song comes on, you get an instant adrenaline rush and belt out the entire thing. You probably also know the movie scene so well that you can do all the choreography and (attempt) the martial arts moves from memory.
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