We all watched Disney movies growing up, but what was your favorite part of them? Was it the bright colors? The jokes? The scary-ass villains (probably not)? Well, if you're anything like me, what you remember best is the songs, and in particular, these 15 were the best the House of Mouse had to offer.
(Note: the picks are limited to one song per movie, otherwise it just would've been the soundtracks to Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin).
Beauty and the Beast - "Gaston"
Everyone's favorite musclebound douchebag gets his own theme song about how "great" he is, and it's infectiously catchy.
Pocahontas - "Colors of the Wind"
The movie definitely has a lot of problems, but the music in it wasn't one of them.
Mulan - "I'll Make A Man Out of You"
Real talk: this song is a must-have for everybody's gym playlist, regardless of your gender.
The Little Mermaid - "Under The Sea"
Picking just one song from this classic is tough, but for my money, Sebastian's ode to the ocean is as good as it gets.
The Jungle Book - "Bare Necessities"
Because sometimes you just gotta keep things simple, y'know?
A Goofy Movie - "Stand Out"
If you haven't belted this song out way too loud at some point, you didn't grow up in the 90s (and are possibly dead inside).
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Hellfire"
Easily the most mature, sinister song that Disney's ever come up with, what other kid's movie has a corrupt judge singing about condemning a gypsy to Hell?
There's even more great songs coming up!
Aladdin - "A Whole New World"
Again, too many great songs to pick from this movie, but sometimes you gotta go with the classic.
The Lion King - "Circle of Life"
Easily the best opening theme not just from any Disney movie, but possibly any movie ever. Sir Elton John still ends all of his shows with this classic.
Robin Hood - "Phony King of England"
Just don't sing this if you're walking through Buckingham Palace. I don't think they'd appreciate it too much.
The Great Mouse Detective - "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind"
It's Vincent Price singing about how evil he is, what else do you want?!
Mary Poppins - "Sister Suffragette"
Picking a favorite song from this movie is like trying to pick a favorite child: we all have one, but you don't want to admit it.
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh - "Heffalumps and Woozles"
Can we talk for a second about how Disney made a nightmare sequence that's basically Lovecraftian horror? Like, the hell guys?
Hercules - "Zero to Hero"
I dare you not to get this stuck in your head for the rest of the day after listening to it. I DARE you.
Emperor's New Groove - "Perfect World"
Because this movie is great and so is its theme song.