90s Disney Movies: Top 10 Songs
DisneyAnimated films have always been known for their heart and character, which is often displayed and portrayed through songs, starting in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and will definitely continue in the future.
The 1990s were a particularly good decade for Disney, with several releases now considered classics, many of which have incredible soundtrack backings. While live-action remakes have been made of these classics in recent years, songs from the originals will always reign supreme in the memories of those who grew up watching them.
ten “He Lives In You” is the perfect tribute to Mufasa and the introduction to the Lion King sequel
As for the Disney suites, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride is definitely one of the best, even though it’s a far cry from the dizzying heights of the first film. Comparisons between the two will always be made, from the characters and the story, right through to the film’s soundtrack.
While not quite as memorable as the stellar collection of powerful songs from the first film, Simba’s pride still provides some more beautiful, catchy and musically satisfying musical numbers, with “We Are One” and “He Lives In You” being particularly good. “He Lives In You” opens the second film as “The Circle of Life” did the first, with a similar storyline, but this time with the animal kingdom coming together for the reveal of Simba’s child. The song references and remembers Mufasa in a beautiful tribute and really continues The Lion King’gasoline.
9 Beauty & The Beast’s title track sums up the movie’s romantic side perfectly
The beauty and the BeastThe title track is one of the best songs for telling and supporting a story, especially in its romantic capacity. What makes it even more memorable is the fact that iconic Angela Lansbury, who plays Mrs Potts, is the character carrying the song.
The beauty and the Beast has other great songs such as “Be Our Guest” and “Gaston” among others, but the title song of a Disney movie will always have that little bit more meaning and value for the whole movie.
8 Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” Is Still A Classic
Aladdin is often viewed with fond memories, whether because of the story or the characters, or even simply because Robin Williams provided his iconic performance as a Genie. The songs were catchy and as good as Genie’s song “Friend Like Me”, there was another song that is still sung around the world to this day, and that song is “A Whole New World”.
Not only is it a gorgeous and iconic song, but it’s also visually stunning and pushes the romantic story between Aladdin and Jasmine forward at extreme speed, despite the lingering inevitability of Aladdin’s lie.
seven “Zero To Hero” of Hercules is one of the most energetic and fun Disney songs yet
Hercules is another ’90s Disney movie with several good songs, but with its unique nature, “Zero to Hero” narrowly beats “Go the Distance” as the film’s best musical number.
The Muses are omnipresent in several songs throughout the film, and their music is both informative and entertaining. “Zero to Hero” is essentially an advertisement for Hercules, his accomplishments and his personality traits, but with a captivating gospel flair that audiences don’t necessarily know they need until they’ve heard it.
6 ‘Be Prepared’ Makes Scar One Of Disney’s Big Villains
Disney villain songs often don’t get the love they deserve, often because they are once again overshadowed by the protagonists, but the collection of songs from The Lion King is so filled with “Hakuna Matata”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”, that Scar’s “Be Prepared” deserves its own recognition, for its stellar inclusion in such a movie. iconic.
The song gives a better look at Scar’s character beyond just being a mysterious uncle to Simba and Mufasa’s brother, with the menacing lyrics and overall tone, not to mention the inclusion of his hyena lackeys, setting the stage for his inevitable manic plans to take shape.
5 Mulan’s “I’ll Make You Man” is as funny as the title is ironic
The year 1998 saw the release of Disney’s Mulan, a story taken from the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, with the young woman Fa Mulan seeking to join the Imperial Chinese Army in place of her elderly father, disguising herself as a man.
While “Reflections” is a beautiful song about Mulan’s character and heart, “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” is a journey in itself, without even considering the hilarious irony behind the song’s title. The entirety of the song covers an entertaining practice montage with Mulan and the other recruits, with Shang overseeing their journey from a desperate forage to a bustling, cohesive unit. It is both entertaining and heartwarming to watch Mulan start to thrive in this environment, but the prospect of her inevitable deception and gender being revealed persists.
4 “Couleurs du vent” beautifully supports the visual spectacle on screen
from disney Pocahontas has everything from romance to the beauty of nature and the harsh realities of war with different cultures clashing. With a group of English settlers traveling to Tsenacommacah in search of gold and riches, Captain John Smith meets Pocahontas, and the two immediately become fascinated by each other.
“Colors Of The Wind” is Pocahontas giving John a glimpse into the beauty of nature and how it should be cherished, not destroyed, while furthering their inevitable romance. Not only is it a powerful song, but the visuals that accompany it are just as captivating, so it’s hardly surprising that John was convinced.
3 One of Phil Collins Disney’s many classics, “You’ll Be In My Heart” is the perfect song to start Tarzan’s life in the wild.
Iconic Phil Collins has lent his voice to a multitude of Disney songs over the years, with Brother Bear but first the 1999 release of Tarzan. In Tarzan, two songs, in particular, stand out, but while “Son of Man” is an excellent song in itself, overseeing Tarzan’s growth from boy to man, “You’ll Be In My Heart” has an emotion and a feeling. endlessly wrapped in a beautiful song.
Kala, a grieving gorilla mother, who has lost a child to a leopard named Sabor, finds a baby who has also lost its parents to the same beast and decides to take it upon herself to raise the child. Kala starts singing the song to keep Tarzan from crying, then she melts into Phil Collins’ voice. The iconic song accompanies a mother raising a child with unconditional love, despite the odd circumstances, and is a great introduction to the character of Tarzan and his foster mother.
2 Claude Frollo’s “Hellfire” is captivating in the Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is often overlooked for his songs compared to other Disney movies with stellar sheet music and songs, but he actually has several strong musical numbers.
From “Out There” by Quasimoodo and “God Help the Outcasts” by Esmerelda to the iconic “Bells of Notre Dame”, the soundtracks of the film perfectly accompany the narration. But antagonist Judge Claude Frollo’s song “Hellfire” steals the show. With priests starting the song with a pleasant hymn, Frollo continues before confessing his sins, longing and hatred for Esmeralda, in a haunting yet fascinating masterpiece. “Hellfire” presents Frollo as the sinful person he is, while also showing his twisted motives, with Esmerelda’s escape revealed halfway.
1 Circle Of Life Is The Perfect Introduction To The Lion King Movie
Although there are a lot of amazing songs in the entirety of the Lion King series, “Circle of Life” is the song accompanying the introduction, slowly building Simba’s reveal to the world, expected by everyone at once in The Lion King and those who watch it.
The song creates and controls an atmosphere of excitement, as hordes of animals travel and gather to witness Mufasa’s newest lion cub, Simba. From vocals to instrumentals, this song is iconic and sums it up perfectly The Lion King, setting the priority for the rest of the movie.
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