Thu 18 Jul It is not clear if Little April Shower is supposed to sound as sinister and hallucinatory as it does — the middle section of the song, with its wordless, seasick vocal chorus and surging orchestration seems to cast a pall over its cuter moments. The writer of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda , came up with this homage to the 60s sunshine pop of the Turtles or the Association. And, like the best 60s sunshine pop, something shady lurks beneath the carefree breeziness of its tune: lyrics that offer a masterclass in passive-aggression. A song that can survive being performed a d eux by Peter Andre and Katie Price is clearly a song that is exceptionally well constructed. Meanwhile, Waits in jazz-influenced beatnik mode sounds like an inspiration for this song, from the film that launched a thousand teenage goth backpacks. It works on two levels: as a villain wishing death on his enemies and as an up-yours kiss-off to a former partner. Its simple, suitably hypnotic melody — and suitably serpentine flute — makes evil sound strangely appealing. Its loveliest moment is the heartbreaking Baby Mine, which sets its saga of unconditional parental love against a spectacularly grim backdrop: an imprisoned parent attempting to comfort a bullied child. Originally soundtracked by a set of folky country songs — and a parody of the Beatles — The Jungle Book ended up with what, song-for-song, may be the greatest Disney soundtrack of all.
30. Little April Shower (Bambi, 1942)
29. Why Should I Worry? (Oliver & Company, 1988)
Disney movies are magical and that is in part because they have ah-mazing soundtracks. The House of Mouse produces songs that instantly stick with you and either make you clap and sing along "Hakuna Matata," anyone? Every fan has their list of favorite songs, which is totally fair, but let's be real, these are the best Disney songs of all-time in no particular order. We've included songs from classic Disney movies, as well as tunes from more recent films.
Whether you're a Disney fanatic or not, chances are, you have a favorite Disney song. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the new Dumbo remake, keep reading to find out if your favorites made the list. Ever wonder why Frozen 's Elsa seems to be more popular than Anna, even though Anna has more screen time and is arguably the bigger heroine of the movie? We'd be willing to bet that it's because of the strength of the belt-it-all-out hit "Let It Go. This song about departed relatives from Coco is a rare tune that celebrates familial love over romantic love try to keep it together when you sing it. It doesn't matter how old you get, this song from Pinocchio will always make your heart swell with hope. A great Disney villain song can really make a movie, and Scar's solo in The Lion King does exactly that. Unlike Gaston from Beauty and the Beast or Ursula from The Little Mermaid , Scar doesn't try to soften his villainy to make himself more likeable — he's straight-up evil and we kind of like him that way. Is there anything The Rock can't do?